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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1505 1672 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.16% 7.64% 6.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.75% 8.20% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 925 647
Average daily rate
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£465 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £78.50 £51.86 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.36% +22.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.85 £40.50 £32.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.95 £80.00 £58.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-34.66% +4.16%
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
19419 20386 17954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.45% 93.10% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13766 13980 12108
Average daily rate £438 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 383 508
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 277 £475 +10.46% 204
Brentford +1 54 £420 -13.84%
Bromley +5 5 £375 -
Canary Wharf +3 5 £438 -16.66%
Uxbridge +6 4 £475 +5.55% 1
Paddington - 3 £425 - 1
Hounslow - 3 £450 - 2
Twickenham -2 2 - - 2
Docklands, London -3 2 £575 +9.52%
Croydon -4 1 £575 +38.55% 1
Wembley - 1 £330 -
Clapham - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Upminster - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 784 (23.76%) Finance
2 754 (22.86%) SAP
3 470 (14.25%) Oracle
4 377 (11.43%) SQL
5 335 (10.15%) Microsoft
6 309 (9.37%) Migration
7 281 (8.52%) Windows
8 267 (8.09%) Banking
9 261 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
10 204 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
11 192 (5.82%) CRM
12 190 (5.76%) Cisco
13 189 (5.73%) SQL Server
14 175 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
15 168 (5.09%) Security Cleared
16 165 (5.00%) VMware
17 164 (4.97%) Java
18 155 (4.70%) Retail
19 153 (4.64%) SAP BW
20 151 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
21 150 (4.55%) Project Management
22 145 (4.40%) ERP
23 143 (4.33%) ETL
24 142 (4.30%) Data Migration
25 140 (4.24%) UNIX
25 140 (4.24%) Active Directory
26 139 (4.21%) Linux
27 134 (4.06%) ITIL
28 133 (4.03%) Information Security
29 124 (3.76%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 124 (3.76%) SharePoint
2 50 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 41 (1.24%) WebLogic
4 40 (1.21%) Lync
5 38 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
6 34 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 33 (1.00%) IIS
7 33 (1.00%) Apache
8 32 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 32 (0.97%) NetWeaver
9 30 (0.91%) JBoss
10 24 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
10 24 (0.73%) SAS
10 24 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 21 (0.64%) OpenStack
12 20 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
13 19 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
14 16 (0.48%) CMS
Applications
1 108 (3.27%) MS Excel
2 47 (1.42%) MS Office
3 33 (1.00%) MS Project
4 31 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 26 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.39%) InfoPath
7 10 (0.30%) PowerPivot
8 7 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.21%) Mathematica
9 6 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
10 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.12%) SPSS
12 3 (0.091%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.091%) Windchill
12 3 (0.091%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.061%) Shockwave
14 1 (0.030%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.030%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 105 (3.18%) Oracle EBS R12
2 103 (3.12%) SAP FI
3 88 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
4 77 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 70 (2.12%) SAP CO
6 68 (2.06%) SAP FI/CO
7 61 (1.85%) Oracle Receivables
8 58 (1.76%) Oracle General Ledger
9 55 (1.67%) SAP BPC
10 53 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
11 52 (1.58%) SAP SRM
12 51 (1.55%) SAP SD
13 48 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
13 48 (1.45%) SAP APO
13 48 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
14 39 (1.18%) SAP MM
15 35 (1.06%) SAP WM
16 32 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
17 29 (0.88%) Agresso
18 26 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 51 (1.55%) Office 365
2 34 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (0.94%) SaaS
4 29 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 12 (0.36%) Force.com
8 8 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.21%) IaaS
10 4 (0.12%) PaaS
10 4 (0.12%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.091%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.061%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.061%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.061%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.061%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.061%) Taleo
13 1 (0.030%) GitHub
13 1 (0.030%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 106 (3.21%) Firewall
2 54 (1.64%) SSL
3 49 (1.49%) Network Security
4 48 (1.45%) SAN
5 44 (1.33%) TCP/IP
5 44 (1.33%) VPN
6 42 (1.27%) Internet
7 41 (1.24%) LAN
7 41 (1.24%) WAN
8 40 (1.21%) DNS
9 38 (1.15%) NetScaler
10 36 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
10 36 (1.09%) LDAP
11 30 (0.91%) BGP
12 29 (0.88%) HTTP
13 28 (0.85%) Wireless
14 27 (0.82%) OSPF
15 25 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
16 24 (0.73%) MPLS
17 21 (0.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 153 (4.64%) SAP BW
3 108 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
4 78 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 69 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 50 (1.52%) QlikView
6 50 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 43 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
7 43 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 40 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
9 40 (1.21%) SAP BI
10 39 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
11 31 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
12 29 (0.88%) Big Data
13 28 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
14 26 (0.79%) MySQL
15 23 (0.70%) DB2
16 22 (0.67%) DataStage
17 20 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 39 (1.18%) JIRA
2 35 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 24 (0.73%) LSMW
4 20 (0.61%) Selenium
5 16 (0.48%) Maven
6 15 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.42%) Axure RP
8 11 (0.33%) MSI
9 10 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 10 (0.30%) Calabash
10 8 (0.24%) Git (software)
10 8 (0.24%) Subversion
10 8 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.15%) LoadRunner
13 4 (0.12%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.12%) PowerBuilder
General
1 784 (23.76%) Finance
2 267 (8.09%) Banking
3 155 (4.70%) Retail
4 110 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 105 (3.18%) Manufacturing
6 65 (1.97%) Investment Banking
7 61 (1.85%) Advertising
8 59 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 58 (1.76%) Marketing
10 56 (1.70%) Legal
11 47 (1.42%) Billing
12 41 (1.24%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.24%) General Ledger
13 34 (1.03%) Front Office
14 26 (0.79%) Back Office
15 22 (0.67%) German Language
15 22 (0.67%) Games
16 16 (0.48%) Law
17 14 (0.42%) Publishing
18 10 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (3.30%) .NET
2 87 (2.64%) XML
3 86 (2.61%) Web Services
4 71 (2.15%) HTML
5 56 (1.70%) SOAP
6 51 (1.55%) Middleware
7 40 (1.21%) CSS
8 35 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
9 34 (1.03%) J2EE
10 25 (0.76%) BAPI
10 25 (0.76%) ASP.NET
11 23 (0.70%) REST
12 21 (0.64%) WebCenter
13 20 (0.61%) SAP PI
14 19 (0.58%) JMS
15 18 (0.55%) Ajax
15 18 (0.55%) Java EE
16 17 (0.52%) XSLT
17 16 (0.48%) HTML5
17 16 (0.48%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 204 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (2.30%) User Experience
3 53 (1.61%) FMCG
4 44 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 41 (1.24%) Visualisation
6 40 (1.21%) Data Structures
7 37 (1.12%) Replication
8 29 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 21 (0.64%) Data Extraction
10 20 (0.61%) iPad
10 20 (0.61%) CMDB
10 20 (0.61%) Data Integration
10 20 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (0.61%) NHS
11 18 (0.55%) Taxonomies
12 17 (0.52%) Thin Client
12 17 (0.52%) Mainframe
12 17 (0.52%) Fat Client
13 16 (0.48%) Hedge funds
13 16 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 281 (8.52%) Windows
2 140 (4.24%) UNIX
3 139 (4.21%) Linux
4 94 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 45 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 27 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (0.70%) Solaris
10 19 (0.58%) Apple iOS
11 18 (0.55%) AIX
12 17 (0.52%) Android
13 16 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.27%) HPUX
14 9 (0.27%) zOS
15 7 (0.21%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.15%) CentOS
17 5 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (9.37%) Migration
2 261 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
3 192 (5.82%) CRM
4 175 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 150 (4.55%) Project Management
7 145 (4.40%) ERP
8 143 (4.33%) ETL
9 142 (4.30%) Data Migration
10 134 (4.06%) ITIL
11 133 (4.03%) Information Security
12 100 (3.03%) Analytics
13 92 (2.79%) Change Management
14 82 (2.49%) Service Delivery
15 79 (2.39%) Data Modelling
16 77 (2.33%) Workflow
17 71 (2.15%) Validation
18 70 (2.12%) Service Management
18 70 (2.12%) Risk Management
19 68 (2.06%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 377 (11.43%) SQL
2 164 (4.97%) Java
3 77 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 70 (2.12%) Python
5 68 (2.06%) C#
6 62 (1.88%) ABAP
7 61 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 52 (1.58%) Perl
9 50 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 38 (1.15%) T-SQL
11 31 (0.94%) Ruby
12 25 (0.76%) C
13 20 (0.61%) Bash Shell
13 20 (0.61%) C++
14 18 (0.55%) Apex Code
14 18 (0.55%) Shell Script
15 15 (0.45%) Jython
16 13 (0.39%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 12 (0.36%) R
17 12 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 168 (5.09%) Security Cleared
2 119 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 104 (3.15%) Degree
4 86 (2.61%) CISSP
4 86 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (1.61%) CCNP
6 51 (1.55%) SAP Certification
7 46 (1.39%) CCIE
8 45 (1.36%) CISM
9 34 (1.03%) DV Cleared
9 34 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.76%) CCNA
11 22 (0.67%) MCSE
12 21 (0.64%) CISA
13 17 (0.52%) ISEB
13 17 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.36%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.33%) CIMA
16 9 (0.27%) PMP
16 9 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (1.76%) QA
3 34 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 26 (0.79%) SLA
4 26 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 24 (0.73%) COBIT
6 22 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 16 (0.48%) GAAP
8 9 (0.27%) GPG13
9 8 (0.24%) ISO 9001
10 6 (0.18%) GMP
11 5 (0.15%) EMIR
11 5 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 4 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 3 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.091%) GxP
13 3 (0.091%) MiFID
13 3 (0.091%) HL7
13 3 (0.091%) JSP 440
System Software
1 140 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 105 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (1.12%) XenApp
4 31 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 29 (0.88%) vSphere
5 29 (0.88%) XenDesktop
6 22 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 12 (0.36%) XenServer
7 12 (0.36%) RACF
8 11 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (0.21%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.21%) Snort
9 7 (0.21%) ACF2
9 7 (0.21%) vCloud
10 6 (0.18%) Squid
11 5 (0.15%) Firmware
11 5 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (0.15%) Xen
11 5 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 61 (1.85%) SCCM
2 45 (1.36%) Puppet
3 36 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.73%) Ansible
5 23 (0.70%) Control-M
6 19 (0.58%) SCOM
7 18 (0.55%) Nagios
8 16 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
9 14 (0.42%) Vagrant
10 13 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (0.39%) HP UCMDB
10 13 (0.39%) Salt
11 12 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.36%) SCOrch
12 11 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 11 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
13 9 (0.27%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 9 (0.27%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.21%) RANCID
Vendors
1 754 (22.86%) SAP
2 470 (14.25%) Oracle
3 335 (10.15%) Microsoft
4 190 (5.76%) Cisco
5 165 (5.00%) VMware
6 94 (2.85%) IBM
7 92 (2.79%) Citrix
8 82 (2.49%) HP
9 62 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
10 53 (1.61%) Business Objects
11 48 (1.45%) F5
11 48 (1.45%) Juniper
12 47 (1.42%) Informatica
13 44 (1.33%) Tableau
13 44 (1.33%) EMC
14 42 (1.27%) CheckPoint
15 40 (1.21%) PeopleSoft
16 35 (1.06%) Dell
16 35 (1.06%) Red Hat
17 34 (1.03%) Remedy
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
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Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 per day
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London
Roc Search
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Woodrow Mercer Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IDPP
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London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400-450 Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Cititec
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Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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