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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 26 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1426 1600 1508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.11% 6.98% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.65% 7.51% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 899 823
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.19 £19.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.50 £95.75 £67.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +11.62%
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
21452 21293 21611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.92% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14988 14746 14660
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 385 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -2 285 £475 +5.55% 186
Brentford +1 27 £488 +8.33% 3
Ilford - 6 £500 -
Croydon -7 5 £319 -27.14% 4
Docklands, London -2 4 £600 +20.00%
Canary Wharf -16 4 - -
Feltham - 4 £449 -
Bromley 0 3 £303 -6.92%
Hounslow +2 2 - -
Uxbridge -4 2 £425 -16.66% 1
Paddington -10 2 £500 - 1
Ealing - 2 £368 -
Twickenham - 2 £300 -
West Drayton +1 1 £538 +13.15%
Hayes 0 1 £525 -
Hammersmith -8 1 £600 +56.86%
Enfield - 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (22.20%) Finance
2 591 (19.73%) SAP
3 395 (13.18%) Oracle
4 351 (11.72%) SQL
5 294 (9.81%) Migration
6 278 (9.28%) Microsoft
7 262 (8.74%) Windows
8 209 (6.98%) Banking
9 204 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
10 196 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
11 184 (6.14%) CRM
12 175 (5.84%) Project Management
13 174 (5.81%) Java
14 151 (5.04%) UNIX
15 150 (5.01%) Security Cleared
16 146 (4.87%) VMware
17 145 (4.84%) ERP
18 142 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
19 134 (4.47%) Analytics
20 130 (4.34%) Linux
21 128 (4.27%) SQL Server
22 127 (4.24%) ITIL
22 127 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
23 122 (4.07%) Data Migration
24 121 (4.04%) Cisco
25 120 (4.01%) SharePoint
26 118 (3.94%) IBM
27 115 (3.84%) Retail
28 113 (3.77%) XML
29 110 (3.67%) .NET

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 120 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 72 (2.40%) WebSphere
3 42 (1.40%) Lync
4 34 (1.13%) WebLogic
5 31 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 30 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 29 (0.97%) JBoss
7 29 (0.97%) SAS
8 28 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 25 (0.83%) MS Exchange
10 24 (0.80%) OpenStack
11 22 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 21 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
13 20 (0.67%) Apache
14 18 (0.60%) Node.js
15 17 (0.57%) IIS
16 15 (0.50%) Confluence
17 14 (0.47%) Apache Spark
17 14 (0.47%) MQSeries
17 14 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 103 (3.44%) MS Excel
2 60 (2.00%) MS Office
3 29 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 23 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.67%) MS Project
6 7 (0.23%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 5 (0.17%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (0.10%) InDesign
11 2 (0.067%) Shockwave
11 2 (0.067%) SPSS
11 2 (0.067%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.033%) Weka
12 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 79 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 58 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
2 58 (1.94%) Oracle EBS R12
3 57 (1.90%) SAP FI
4 56 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
5 51 (1.70%) SAP CO
6 48 (1.60%) SAP FI/CO
7 43 (1.44%) SAP SD
8 42 (1.40%) SAP MM
8 42 (1.40%) SAP WM
9 38 (1.27%) SAP SRM
10 32 (1.07%) Oracle Financials
11 31 (1.03%) Oracle Payables
12 26 (0.87%) Hyperion Planning
13 23 (0.77%) Oracle General Ledger
13 23 (0.77%) SAP APO
14 19 (0.63%) SAP HR
14 19 (0.63%) SAP EWM
14 19 (0.63%) Oracle TCA
14 19 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 59 (1.97%) Office 365
2 51 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
3 46 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
6 17 (0.57%) SaaS
7 16 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.50%) Taleo
9 14 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
10 12 (0.40%) Yammer
11 11 (0.37%) PaaS
12 10 (0.33%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.20%) Force.com
13 6 (0.20%) IaaS
14 5 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
15 4 (0.13%) Veeva
15 4 (0.13%) FinancialForce.com
16 3 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
16 3 (0.10%) AWS CloudFormation
16 3 (0.10%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.37%) Firewall
2 41 (1.37%) SAN
3 39 (1.30%) Internet
4 35 (1.17%) SSL
4 35 (1.17%) Network Security
5 34 (1.13%) Wireless
5 34 (1.13%) WAN
5 34 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 32 (1.07%) LAN
7 24 (0.80%) HTTP
7 24 (0.80%) DNS
8 23 (0.77%) MPLS
8 23 (0.77%) VPN
9 22 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 21 (0.70%) NetScaler
10 21 (0.70%) LDAP
11 20 (0.67%) NAS
12 17 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (0.50%) VLAN
14 14 (0.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 94 (3.14%) SAP BW
3 87 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
4 59 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 58 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 49 (1.64%) Oracle Database
7 40 (1.34%) Big Data
8 35 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.07%) SAP BI
10 31 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 31 (1.03%) Hadoop
11 29 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
11 29 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
12 26 (0.87%) Essbase
12 26 (0.87%) MySQL
13 24 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
14 23 (0.77%) QlikView
15 22 (0.73%) DB2
15 22 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 37 (1.23%) JIRA
3 19 (0.63%) LSMW
4 17 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 15 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.43%) Subversion
6 13 (0.43%) Maven
6 13 (0.43%) Toad
7 11 (0.37%) Selenium
8 10 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 10 (0.33%) Axure RP
9 8 (0.27%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.27%) LoadRunner
10 7 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.20%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.17%) Ant
12 5 (0.17%) PeopleTools
12 5 (0.17%) MSI
12 5 (0.17%) WebDriver
13 4 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 665 (22.20%) Finance
2 209 (6.98%) Banking
3 115 (3.84%) Retail
4 87 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
5 82 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 80 (2.67%) Marketing
7 62 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 41 (1.37%) Advertising
9 34 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 28 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 26 (0.87%) Legal
12 21 (0.70%) Billing
13 19 (0.63%) General Ledger
14 17 (0.57%) Publishing
15 15 (0.50%) Front Office
15 15 (0.50%) French Language
16 11 (0.37%) Back Office
16 11 (0.37%) Law
17 10 (0.33%) Games
17 10 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (3.77%) XML
2 110 (3.67%) .NET
3 94 (3.14%) HTML
4 83 (2.77%) Web Services
5 53 (1.77%) Middleware
6 47 (1.57%) J2EE
7 46 (1.54%) CSS
8 40 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
9 39 (1.30%) SOAP
10 32 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
11 28 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 26 (0.87%) ASP.NET
13 22 (0.73%) Ajax
14 20 (0.67%) WebCenter
15 18 (0.60%) HTML5
15 18 (0.60%) EDI
16 17 (0.57%) SAP PI
17 16 (0.53%) MDX
18 14 (0.47%) Visualforce
19 12 (0.40%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 127 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (2.30%) User Experience
3 64 (2.14%) Data Centre
4 52 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 45 (1.50%) FMCG
6 35 (1.17%) Data Integration
7 34 (1.13%) DataPower
8 23 (0.77%) NHS
9 22 (0.73%) Clustering
10 21 (0.70%) CMDB
10 21 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 21 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 19 (0.63%) EMC VNX
12 18 (0.60%) Mobile App
12 18 (0.60%) Derivative
12 18 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.57%) PKI
14 16 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (0.50%) Computer Science
16 14 (0.47%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 262 (8.74%) Windows
2 151 (5.04%) UNIX
3 130 (4.34%) Linux
4 70 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 41 (1.37%) AIX
9 16 (0.53%) Solaris
10 15 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.33%) Android
11 10 (0.33%) Windows 8
11 10 (0.33%) HPUX
12 9 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 7 (0.23%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.13%) OS/400
16 3 (0.10%) zOS
16 3 (0.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (9.81%) Migration
2 204 (6.81%) Business Intelligence
3 196 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (6.14%) CRM
5 175 (5.84%) Project Management
6 145 (4.84%) ERP
7 142 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 134 (4.47%) Analytics
9 127 (4.24%) ITIL
10 122 (4.07%) Data Migration
11 96 (3.20%) ETL
12 84 (2.80%) Change Management
13 83 (2.77%) SOA
14 81 (2.70%) Information Security
15 74 (2.47%) Workflow
16 72 (2.40%) Service Management
16 72 (2.40%) Data Modelling
17 69 (2.30%) Business Analysis
17 69 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (2.14%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 351 (11.72%) SQL
2 174 (5.81%) Java
3 84 (2.80%) C#
4 82 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 72 (2.40%) PL/SQL
6 54 (1.80%) ABAP
6 54 (1.80%) Python
7 39 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 38 (1.27%) C
9 37 (1.23%) Perl
10 34 (1.13%) Ruby
11 32 (1.07%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.07%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.53%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.50%) C++
14 11 (0.37%) VBA
15 10 (0.33%) Scala
16 9 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 9 (0.30%) PeopleCode
16 9 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 150 (5.01%) Security Cleared
2 85 (2.84%) SC Cleared
3 81 (2.70%) Degree
4 66 (2.20%) CISSP
5 54 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (1.54%) SAP Certification
6 46 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 32 (1.07%) CCNP
8 28 (0.93%) CISM
9 22 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (0.70%) CISA
11 19 (0.63%) CCIE
12 15 (0.50%) MCSE
13 13 (0.43%) ACCA
14 11 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.37%) ISEB
14 11 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (0.33%) HP MASE
16 9 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 9 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (1.87%) QA
2 44 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 43 (1.44%) Data Quality
4 30 (1.00%) SLA
5 21 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.27%) COBIT
8 7 (0.23%) GMP
9 6 (0.20%) GxP
9 6 (0.20%) GAAP
10 5 (0.17%) Basel III
10 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 4 (0.13%) EMIR
11 4 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
12 3 (0.10%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.10%) WAI
12 3 (0.10%) GLP
12 3 (0.10%) GCP
13 2 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 92 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (2.97%) Active Directory
3 36 (1.20%) XenApp
4 27 (0.90%) vSphere
5 23 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.57%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 8 (0.27%) SRDF
9 8 (0.27%) vCloud
10 7 (0.23%) RACF
11 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 5 (0.17%) Xen
12 5 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.17%) UAG
13 4 (0.13%) Varnish
13 4 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.13%) XenServer
13 4 (0.13%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 56 (1.87%) Puppet
2 43 (1.44%) SCCM
3 40 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (0.80%) Ansible
5 22 (0.73%) Nagios
6 20 (0.67%) Salt
7 17 (0.57%) Vagrant
8 16 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 15 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 13 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
11 12 (0.40%) FortiGate
12 11 (0.37%) HP UCMDB
12 11 (0.37%) EMC VPLEX
13 10 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
13 10 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.30%) EdgeSight
15 8 (0.27%) SCOM
16 6 (0.20%) BladeLogic
16 6 (0.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 591 (19.73%) SAP
2 395 (13.18%) Oracle
3 278 (9.28%) Microsoft
4 146 (4.87%) VMware
5 121 (4.04%) Cisco
6 118 (3.94%) IBM
7 101 (3.37%) HP
8 92 (3.07%) Citrix
9 73 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
10 57 (1.90%) Hyperion
11 56 (1.87%) Adobe
12 46 (1.54%) Business Objects
13 44 (1.47%) ServiceNow
14 40 (1.34%) EMC
15 36 (1.20%) Informatica
16 33 (1.10%) PeopleSoft
16 33 (1.10%) CheckPoint
17 32 (1.07%) Juniper
18 26 (0.87%) NetApp
19 23 (0.77%) Remedy
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £410 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £325.15 - £410.96 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Octopus Computer Associates
Rate: Market
Posted: 2 days ago
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Engage PSG
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Mpower Plus UK Ltd
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