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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1824 1639 1560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.46% 6.62% 6.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.08% 7.13% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 918 746
Average daily rate
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£463 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.63 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.84% -55.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £16.93 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £23.60 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
22577 23003 24025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.96% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15594 15798 15792
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 435 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +11 363 £475 +5.55% 181
Brentford +1 24 £450 -16.27% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +5 9 £406 -4.41%
Croydon 0 5 £438 +4.16%
Canary Wharf +15 4 - -
Docklands, London +12 4 £394 -26.40% 1
Uxbridge -10 3 £500 +16.27%
Hayes - 3 - - 2
Wembley - 2 £275 -
Orpington +3 1 - - 1
Harrow +2 1 - - 1
Hounslow +1 1 £465 -
Hammersmith 0 1 £500 -
Bromley -1 1 - - 1
Enfield - 1 £400 -
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £250 -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Erith - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 805 (23.39%) Finance
2 773 (22.46%) SAP
3 521 (15.14%) Oracle
4 374 (10.87%) Migration
5 357 (10.37%) SQL
6 326 (9.47%) Microsoft
7 290 (8.43%) Banking
8 263 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
9 256 (7.44%) Windows
10 225 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
11 218 (6.33%) CRM
12 204 (5.93%) Retail
13 203 (5.90%) SQL Server
14 190 (5.52%) Java
15 188 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 185 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
17 174 (5.06%) Project Management
18 173 (5.03%) Data Migration
19 156 (4.53%) Cisco
20 155 (4.50%) SharePoint
21 148 (4.30%) Security Cleared
22 147 (4.27%) ERP
23 144 (4.18%) ETL
24 134 (3.89%) Degree
25 133 (3.86%) VMware
25 133 (3.86%) Linux
26 126 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
27 122 (3.54%) MS Excel
28 120 (3.49%) Manufacturing
29 117 (3.40%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 155 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 57 (1.66%) WebLogic
3 52 (1.51%) WebSphere
4 51 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 49 (1.42%) MS Exchange
6 47 (1.37%) IIS
7 41 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (1.16%) SAS
9 36 (1.05%) Lync
10 30 (0.87%) Apache
11 29 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 27 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
12 27 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 25 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
14 24 (0.70%) WebLogic Portal
15 23 (0.67%) CMS
16 21 (0.61%) Oracle Service Bus
17 20 (0.58%) NetWeaver
18 18 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
19 15 (0.44%) OpenStack
Applications
1 122 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 49 (1.42%) MS Office
3 31 (0.90%) MS Project
4 28 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.41%) SPSS
7 10 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.26%) Mathematica
9 8 (0.23%) PowerPivot
10 7 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.20%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.087%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.058%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.058%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.029%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.029%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.029%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 126 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
2 116 (3.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 93 (2.70%) SAP FI
4 87 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 72 (2.09%) SAP CO
6 69 (2.00%) Oracle Receivables
7 68 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
7 68 (1.98%) Oracle General Ledger
8 64 (1.86%) SAP FI/CO
9 57 (1.66%) SAP SRM
10 50 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
11 45 (1.31%) Oracle Assets
12 44 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
13 43 (1.25%) SAP SD
13 43 (1.25%) SAP MM
14 40 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
15 37 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
16 35 (1.02%) SAP BPC
17 29 (0.84%) SAP FSCM
18 28 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 37 (1.07%) Office 365
2 36 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (0.73%) SaaS
4 21 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.38%) Force.com
7 10 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.26%) PaaS
8 9 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (0.17%) IaaS
10 4 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.12%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.12%) Taleo
10 4 (0.12%) MailChimp
11 3 (0.087%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.087%) Google Apps
12 2 (0.058%) GitHub
12 2 (0.058%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.058%) AWS Data Pipeline
13 1 (0.029%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 89 (2.59%) Firewall
2 48 (1.39%) DNS
2 48 (1.39%) SSL
3 47 (1.37%) LAN
4 44 (1.28%) WAN
5 43 (1.25%) VPN
5 43 (1.25%) Network Security
6 41 (1.19%) SAN
7 39 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 37 (1.07%) HTTP
9 35 (1.02%) TCP/IP
10 34 (0.99%) Internet
10 34 (0.99%) Wireless
11 28 (0.81%) BGP
11 28 (0.81%) Intranet
12 27 (0.78%) NetScaler
13 26 (0.76%) OSPF
14 25 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (0.70%) NAS
16 23 (0.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 93 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 93 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 62 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
5 54 (1.57%) QlikView
6 51 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
7 50 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
7 50 (1.45%) Oracle Database
8 47 (1.37%) Oracle ODI
9 43 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (1.13%) Relational Database
11 37 (1.07%) SAP BI
12 34 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 31 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
14 29 (0.84%) Big Data
14 29 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
14 29 (0.84%) PowerCenter
15 28 (0.81%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 45 (1.31%) LSMW
2 36 (1.05%) JIRA
3 30 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 20 (0.58%) Selenium
4 20 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 19 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 18 (0.52%) Maven
7 15 (0.44%) Axure RP
8 12 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 12 (0.35%) Subversion
9 9 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.26%) Cucumber
9 9 (0.26%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.17%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.17%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.17%) ERwin
10 6 (0.17%) MSI
11 5 (0.15%) JDeveloper
11 5 (0.15%) JUnit
General
1 805 (23.39%) Finance
2 290 (8.43%) Banking
3 204 (5.93%) Retail
4 120 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 105 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 90 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 82 (2.38%) Marketing
8 80 (2.32%) Telecoms
9 52 (1.51%) Advertising
10 51 (1.48%) General Ledger
11 50 (1.45%) Billing
11 50 (1.45%) Front Office
12 43 (1.25%) Back Office
12 43 (1.25%) Financial Institution
13 40 (1.16%) Legal
14 32 (0.93%) Publishing
15 25 (0.73%) German Language
16 19 (0.55%) Games
17 18 (0.52%) Law
18 11 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (3.20%) .NET
2 95 (2.76%) XML
3 89 (2.59%) Web Services
4 83 (2.41%) Middleware
5 78 (2.27%) HTML
6 48 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 44 (1.28%) CSS
8 40 (1.16%) XSLT
9 39 (1.13%) J2EE
10 37 (1.07%) SOAP
11 36 (1.05%) WebCenter
12 31 (0.90%) ASP.NET
13 29 (0.84%) jQuery
14 26 (0.76%) JMS
14 26 (0.76%) BAPI
15 24 (0.70%) DOM
16 21 (0.61%) HTML5
16 21 (0.61%) REST
17 20 (0.58%) SAP PI
18 17 (0.49%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 225 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (2.18%) User Experience
3 51 (1.48%) FMCG
4 43 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.07%) Computer Science
6 34 (0.99%) Replication
7 32 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 28 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 28 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 26 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 24 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 23 (0.67%) Blackberry
11 23 (0.67%) Open Source
12 22 (0.64%) iPad
12 22 (0.64%) Data Extraction
12 22 (0.64%) Mathematics
13 21 (0.61%) Taxonomies
13 21 (0.61%) Clustering
14 20 (0.58%) Derivative
15 19 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 256 (7.44%) Windows
2 133 (3.86%) Linux
3 109 (3.17%) UNIX
4 90 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 53 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (0.78%) Solaris
9 21 (0.61%) AIX
10 13 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.32%) zOS
13 8 (0.23%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.23%) Apple iOS
13 8 (0.23%) Android
14 5 (0.15%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.12%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.12%) HPUX
15 4 (0.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (10.87%) Migration
2 263 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
3 218 (6.33%) CRM
4 188 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 185 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (5.06%) Project Management
7 173 (5.03%) Data Migration
8 147 (4.27%) ERP
9 144 (4.18%) ETL
10 115 (3.34%) Change Management
11 110 (3.20%) Information Security
12 107 (3.11%) Workflow
13 101 (2.93%) ITIL
14 99 (2.88%) Analytics
15 96 (2.79%) User Acceptance Testing
16 93 (2.70%) Business Analysis
17 85 (2.47%) Data Modelling
18 72 (2.09%) SOA
19 71 (2.06%) E-Commerce
20 70 (2.03%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 357 (10.37%) SQL
2 190 (5.52%) Java
3 77 (2.24%) C#
4 75 (2.18%) JavaScript
5 64 (1.86%) PL/SQL
6 60 (1.74%) ABAP
7 57 (1.66%) PowerShell
8 52 (1.51%) Python
9 51 (1.48%) Perl
10 43 (1.25%) T-SQL
11 36 (1.05%) C
12 27 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 25 (0.73%) Bash Shell
14 24 (0.70%) Ruby
15 23 (0.67%) C++
16 21 (0.61%) Jython
17 17 (0.49%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 14 (0.41%) Apex Code
19 13 (0.38%) VBScript
20 12 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 148 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 134 (3.89%) Degree
3 111 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 83 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
5 70 (2.03%) CISSP
6 52 (1.51%) CCNP
7 48 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (1.16%) CISM
9 38 (1.10%) CCIE
10 31 (0.90%) SAP Certification
11 23 (0.67%) CISA
12 20 (0.58%) MCSE
13 18 (0.52%) CCNA
14 15 (0.44%) MCTS
15 14 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.38%) CCDP
17 12 (0.35%) MCITP
17 12 (0.35%) DV Cleared
18 11 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
18 11 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (2.47%) QA
2 67 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (0.90%) SLA
4 28 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 23 (0.67%) COBIT
6 18 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.15%) GAAP
9 5 (0.15%) UCITS
10 4 (0.12%) HL7
11 3 (0.087%) MiFID
11 3 (0.087%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 3 (0.087%) GMP
11 3 (0.087%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.087%) GPG13
11 3 (0.087%) EMIR
12 2 (0.058%) Solvency II
12 2 (0.058%) FATCA
12 2 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 117 (3.40%) Active Directory
2 92 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.02%) XenApp
4 25 (0.73%) vSphere
4 25 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (0.49%) XenDesktop
7 16 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.26%) ACF2
9 9 (0.26%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.20%) RACF
10 7 (0.20%) XenServer
11 6 (0.17%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.12%) vCloud
12 4 (0.12%) HDFS
13 3 (0.087%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.087%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.058%) Snort
14 2 (0.058%) Squid
Systems Management
1 68 (1.98%) SCCM
2 57 (1.66%) Puppet
3 28 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 24 (0.70%) SCOM
5 18 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 18 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 16 (0.46%) Nagios
7 13 (0.38%) Ansible
8 12 (0.35%) OpenIDM
8 12 (0.35%) OpenAM
8 12 (0.35%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.32%) SCOrch
10 10 (0.29%) Salt
10 10 (0.29%) Control-M
11 9 (0.26%) SCVMM
11 9 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.23%) Tivoli
12 8 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (0.20%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 773 (22.46%) SAP
2 521 (15.14%) Oracle
3 326 (9.47%) Microsoft
4 156 (4.53%) Cisco
5 133 (3.86%) VMware
6 96 (2.79%) IBM
7 90 (2.61%) HP
8 80 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
9 78 (2.27%) Business Objects
10 69 (2.00%) Citrix
11 57 (1.66%) PeopleSoft
12 55 (1.60%) Informatica
13 46 (1.34%) Juniper
14 44 (1.28%) Hyperion
14 44 (1.28%) Open Text
15 43 (1.25%) F5
16 40 (1.16%) Siebel
17 35 (1.02%) Remedy
18 34 (0.99%) EMC
19 30 (0.87%) CheckPoint
London
Montash
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £535 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £750 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £700.00 - £750.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £600 to £650 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday