The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 26 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1436 1803 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.06% 7.53% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.54% 8.14% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 971 899
Average daily rate
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£465 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £20.20 £17.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £29.80 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -
Consultant
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the London region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant across the London region.

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 241 £450 - 162
Brentford 0 17 £488 +8.33%
Uxbridge +9 9 £513 +2.50%
Kingston Upon Thames -4 9 £387 -11.65%
Croydon -16 8 £519 +43.10% 1
Feltham -5 7 £484 -
Canary Wharf -6 7 £456 -
Ilford +1 5 £400 -11.11%
Paddington - 5 £558 -
Bromley -1 4 £425 -
Docklands, London -7 3 £450 +89.47%
Bexley - 2 - -
Hayes +6 1 £525 -
West Drayton +5 1 £538 +13.15%
Wembley -1 1 - - 1
Twickenham -2 1 £300 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £285 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 665 (23.09%) Finance
2 490 (17.01%) SAP
3 389 (13.51%) Oracle
4 295 (10.24%) SQL
5 282 (9.79%) Microsoft
6 280 (9.72%) Migration
7 258 (8.96%) Banking
8 229 (7.95%) Windows
9 179 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
10 173 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
11 168 (5.83%) CRM
12 164 (5.69%) Java
13 157 (5.45%) Project Management
14 146 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
15 144 (5.00%) UNIX
16 143 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
17 140 (4.86%) Linux
18 138 (4.79%) SQL Server
19 137 (4.76%) ERP
20 130 (4.51%) ITIL
21 124 (4.31%) IBM
22 123 (4.27%) Retail
23 122 (4.24%) VMware
23 122 (4.24%) Analytics
24 117 (4.06%) Cisco
25 115 (3.99%) Firewall
26 114 (3.96%) Data Migration
27 110 (3.82%) SharePoint
28 109 (3.78%) JavaScript
29 108 (3.75%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 110 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 39 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 33 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 33 (1.15%) SAS
5 29 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 28 (0.97%) Lync
6 28 (0.97%) MS Exchange
7 23 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 22 (0.76%) CMS
9 21 (0.73%) IIS
10 19 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 19 (0.66%) Apache
10 19 (0.66%) OpenStack
11 16 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 16 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (0.49%) Node.js
13 12 (0.42%) JBoss
14 11 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 108 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 55 (1.91%) MS Office
3 32 (1.11%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 16 (0.56%) MS Project
6 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.21%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.17%) FastStats
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.069%) SPSS
11 1 (0.035%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.035%) InDesign
11 1 (0.035%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 82 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 69 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 69 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 53 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
4 49 (1.70%) SAP MM
5 43 (1.49%) SAP FI
6 42 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
7 37 (1.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 37 (1.28%) Oracle Financials
8 36 (1.25%) SAP SD
9 35 (1.22%) SAP CO
10 33 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
11 27 (0.94%) Oracle Assets
12 26 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
12 26 (0.90%) SAP SRM
13 23 (0.80%) Oracle Receivables
14 20 (0.69%) Oracle E-Business Tax
14 20 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
15 19 (0.66%) SAP EWM
15 19 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (2.05%) Office 365
2 45 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (0.66%) SaaS
5 17 (0.59%) Taleo
5 17 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
6 16 (0.56%) SuccessFactors
7 15 (0.52%) PaaS
8 14 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.35%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.28%) Force.com
11 8 (0.28%) IaaS
12 5 (0.17%) FinancialForce.com
13 4 (0.14%) Yammer
13 4 (0.14%) Lucidchart
14 3 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.10%) Veeva
15 2 (0.069%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 115 (3.99%) Firewall
2 48 (1.67%) WAN
3 47 (1.63%) LAN
4 38 (1.32%) SAN
5 34 (1.18%) DNS
6 33 (1.15%) Wireless
7 32 (1.11%) Network Security
8 30 (1.04%) TCP/IP
9 29 (1.01%) SSL
10 27 (0.94%) Internet
11 25 (0.87%) VPN
11 25 (0.87%) NetScaler
12 24 (0.83%) NAS
13 22 (0.76%) MPLS
14 21 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
15 19 (0.66%) DHCP
16 17 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (0.52%) LDAP
17 15 (0.52%) BGP
18 14 (0.49%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 81 (2.81%) SAP BW
3 63 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
4 60 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 48 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 47 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 40 (1.39%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.25%) Big Data
10 33 (1.15%) Essbase
11 27 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
11 27 (0.94%) Relational Database
12 26 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 24 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
13 24 (0.83%) Hadoop
14 21 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 21 (0.73%) QlikView
15 20 (0.69%) MySQL
16 19 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 40 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 30 (1.04%) JIRA
3 23 (0.80%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.59%) Subversion
6 14 (0.49%) LSMW
6 14 (0.49%) Toad
7 12 (0.42%) Selenium
7 12 (0.42%) Maven
8 11 (0.38%) TeamCity
8 11 (0.38%) Axure RP
9 9 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.24%) MSI
10 7 (0.24%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 6 (0.21%) LoadRunner
11 6 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.21%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 665 (23.09%) Finance
2 258 (8.96%) Banking
3 123 (4.27%) Retail
4 82 (2.85%) Marketing
5 72 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 69 (2.40%) Manufacturing
7 52 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 51 (1.77%) Investment Banking
9 48 (1.67%) Advertising
10 35 (1.22%) Legal
11 33 (1.15%) Financial Institution
12 28 (0.97%) General Ledger
13 24 (0.83%) Back Office
14 22 (0.76%) Publishing
15 15 (0.52%) Law
15 15 (0.52%) Billing
16 14 (0.49%) Retail Banking
17 13 (0.45%) French Language
18 9 (0.31%) German Language
19 8 (0.28%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.02%) HTML
1 87 (3.02%) .NET
1 87 (3.02%) XML
2 69 (2.40%) Web Services
3 55 (1.91%) Middleware
4 49 (1.70%) CSS
5 40 (1.39%) J2EE
5 40 (1.39%) WebSphere MQ
6 38 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 36 (1.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 31 (1.08%) SOAP
9 25 (0.87%) ASP.NET
10 21 (0.73%) jQuery
11 19 (0.66%) Ajax
12 18 (0.63%) HTML5
13 17 (0.59%) WebCenter
14 16 (0.56%) REST
15 14 (0.49%) SAP PI
15 14 (0.49%) MDX
16 13 (0.45%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 146 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 69 (2.40%) User Experience
4 68 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 41 (1.42%) DataPower
6 38 (1.32%) FMCG
7 28 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (0.90%) CMDB
9 25 (0.87%) Data Integration
10 23 (0.80%) PKI
11 22 (0.76%) Visualisation
12 19 (0.66%) Derivative
12 19 (0.66%) Computer Science
13 18 (0.63%) Mobile App
14 16 (0.56%) NHS
14 16 (0.56%) Clustering
15 15 (0.52%) Mainframe
16 14 (0.49%) E-Learning
16 14 (0.49%) Social Media
16 14 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 229 (7.95%) Windows
2 144 (5.00%) UNIX
3 140 (4.86%) Linux
4 58 (2.01%) AIX
5 48 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 15 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.45%) Android
11 12 (0.42%) Solaris
12 11 (0.38%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.17%) OS/400
16 4 (0.14%) SUSE
16 4 (0.14%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.14%) CentOS
16 4 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 3 (0.10%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (9.72%) Migration
2 179 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
3 173 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (5.83%) CRM
5 157 (5.45%) Project Management
6 143 (4.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 137 (4.76%) ERP
8 130 (4.51%) ITIL
9 122 (4.24%) Analytics
10 114 (3.96%) Data Migration
11 107 (3.72%) Information Security
12 84 (2.92%) Change Management
13 83 (2.88%) Workflow
14 70 (2.43%) ETL
15 65 (2.26%) Data Modelling
16 64 (2.22%) Scrum
16 64 (2.22%) DevOps
17 61 (2.12%) Risk Management
17 61 (2.12%) Business Analysis
18 58 (2.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 295 (10.24%) SQL
2 164 (5.69%) Java
3 109 (3.78%) JavaScript
4 66 (2.29%) C#
5 56 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 54 (1.88%) Python
7 53 (1.84%) Shell Script
8 43 (1.49%) PL/SQL
9 42 (1.46%) ABAP
10 40 (1.39%) Ruby
11 36 (1.25%) C
12 35 (1.22%) Perl
13 25 (0.87%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.52%) C++
14 15 (0.52%) Apex Code
15 13 (0.45%) Scala
15 13 (0.45%) PHP
16 12 (0.42%) VB
16 12 (0.42%) VBA
16 12 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (3.02%) Security Cleared
2 86 (2.99%) Degree
3 85 (2.95%) CISSP
4 57 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 54 (1.88%) SC Cleared
6 44 (1.53%) CISM
7 42 (1.46%) CCNP
8 35 (1.22%) SAP Certification
9 30 (1.04%) CISA
10 28 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.76%) DV Cleared
12 20 (0.69%) MCSE
13 18 (0.63%) CCIE
14 15 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
14 15 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 13 (0.45%) ISEB
17 12 (0.42%) CCA
17 12 (0.42%) CCNA
17 12 (0.42%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 62 (2.15%) QA
2 32 (1.11%) Data Quality
3 29 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 25 (0.87%) SLA
5 18 (0.63%) COBIT
6 11 (0.38%) GxP
7 8 (0.28%) MiFID
7 8 (0.28%) EMIR
8 5 (0.17%) Basel III
8 5 (0.17%) GMP
9 4 (0.14%) GAAP
9 4 (0.14%) COSO
9 4 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.14%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.10%) GLP
10 3 (0.10%) GCP
11 2 (0.069%) Basel II
11 2 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 83 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 79 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.49%) XenApp
4 32 (1.11%) vSphere
5 27 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 23 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 18 (0.63%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.35%) Docker
9 10 (0.35%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.28%) vCloud
11 6 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.14%) Snort
12 4 (0.14%) Varnish
12 4 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 4 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.10%) UAG
13 3 (0.10%) KVM
13 3 (0.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (1.70%) Puppet
2 42 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (1.04%) SCCM
4 27 (0.94%) Tivoli
5 20 (0.69%) Ansible
6 15 (0.52%) Salt
6 15 (0.52%) Nagios
7 13 (0.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 10 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 10 (0.35%) Vagrant
8 10 (0.35%) EdgeSight
9 8 (0.28%) FortiGate
9 8 (0.28%) SCOM
10 7 (0.24%) BladeLogic
10 7 (0.24%) Cisco UCCX
10 7 (0.24%) CA Single Sign-On
10 7 (0.24%) Control-M
10 7 (0.24%) HP UCMDB
11 6 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 490 (17.01%) SAP
2 389 (13.51%) Oracle
3 282 (9.79%) Microsoft
4 124 (4.31%) IBM
5 122 (4.24%) VMware
6 117 (4.06%) Cisco
7 89 (3.09%) HP
8 83 (2.88%) Citrix
9 68 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
10 52 (1.81%) Hyperion
11 51 (1.77%) ServiceNow
12 50 (1.74%) Adobe
13 36 (1.25%) Informatica
14 34 (1.18%) Juniper
15 32 (1.11%) CheckPoint
16 31 (1.08%) F5
17 29 (1.01%) BMC
18 28 (0.97%) CA
19 26 (0.90%) EMC
20 24 (0.83%) Remedy
London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: Up to £460/day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £455 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
ComTech Europe Limited
Posted: 4 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £550.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £650 to £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday