The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1706 1658 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.26% 6.83% 6.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.83% 7.39% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 926 913 821
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £337 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £422 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £26.80 £24.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £87.40 £33.20 £53.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21789 22449 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.50% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14922 15272 15897
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 467 652
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Consultant
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +1 306 £450 - 144
Uxbridge +11 11 £500 +17.64% 1
Canary Wharf +15 4 £500 +31.57%
Docklands, London +8 4 £500 -1.71%
Croydon +7 4 £438 +4.16%
Paddington +6 2 - -
Wembley - 2 £275 -
Hayes - 2 - -
Hounslow +9 1 £465 - 1
Hammersmith +4 1 £385 -
Bromley -1 1 £325 -13.33% 1
Barnet - 1 £400 - 1
Enfield - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Upminster - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Chiswick - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 853 (25.57%) SAP
2 726 (21.76%) Finance
3 455 (13.64%) Oracle
4 356 (10.67%) Migration
5 320 (9.59%) SQL
5 320 (9.59%) Microsoft
6 280 (8.39%) Banking
7 245 (7.34%) Windows
8 241 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
9 214 (6.41%) CRM
10 203 (6.09%) Java
11 190 (5.70%) SQL Server
12 188 (5.64%) Project Management
13 187 (5.61%) Retail
14 180 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
15 169 (5.07%) Data Migration
16 154 (4.62%) ERP
17 141 (4.23%) Security Cleared
18 139 (4.17%) MS Excel
19 134 (4.02%) SharePoint
19 134 (4.02%) Cisco
19 134 (4.02%) Degree
20 126 (3.78%) Linux
21 125 (3.75%) ITIL
22 119 (3.57%) VMware
23 118 (3.54%) ETL
24 117 (3.51%) Active Directory
25 114 (3.42%) Change Management
26 112 (3.36%) SAP FI
27 109 (3.27%) Manufacturing

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 134 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 48 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
4 47 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 46 (1.38%) WebLogic
6 45 (1.35%) SAS
7 44 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 41 (1.23%) IIS
9 30 (0.90%) Lync
10 26 (0.78%) Apache
11 25 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 25 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
12 22 (0.66%) CMS
13 21 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 15 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 13 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
18 12 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 139 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 56 (1.68%) MS Office
3 28 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
3 28 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.66%) MS Project
5 13 (0.39%) SPSS
6 9 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.18%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.090%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.090%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.090%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.060%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.030%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.030%) Stata
11 1 (0.030%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 112 (3.36%) SAP FI
2 101 (3.03%) SAP CO
3 91 (2.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 90 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
5 79 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 74 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
7 62 (1.86%) SAP SRM
8 57 (1.71%) SAP MM
9 55 (1.65%) SAP SD
10 50 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
11 42 (1.26%) Dynamics AX
12 36 (1.08%) SAP APO
13 35 (1.05%) Oracle Payables
14 33 (0.99%) Oracle General Ledger
14 33 (0.99%) Oracle Receivables
15 31 (0.93%) SAP BPC
15 31 (0.93%) SAP PM
16 29 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
16 29 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
17 26 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
1 29 (0.87%) Office 365
2 26 (0.78%) SaaS
3 13 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.36%) Force.com
5 11 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.27%) Taleo
8 8 (0.24%) PaaS
8 8 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.21%) IaaS
10 5 (0.15%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.090%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.090%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.060%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.060%) GitHub
14 1 (0.030%) Responsys
14 1 (0.030%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (2.40%) Firewall
2 50 (1.50%) WAN
2 50 (1.50%) LAN
3 48 (1.44%) TCP/IP
4 47 (1.41%) DNS
5 40 (1.20%) SAN
6 35 (1.05%) Internet
7 33 (0.99%) VPN
8 32 (0.96%) Wireless
8 32 (0.96%) Network Security
9 29 (0.87%) BGP
9 29 (0.87%) SSL
10 28 (0.84%) OSPF
10 28 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (0.78%) HTTP
12 25 (0.75%) DHCP
13 24 (0.72%) NAS
14 22 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (0.66%) NetScaler
15 19 (0.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (5.70%) SQL Server
2 97 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (2.46%) SAP BW
4 71 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 65 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 60 (1.80%) QlikView
7 53 (1.59%) Oracle Database
8 50 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
8 50 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 47 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
10 44 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
12 39 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
13 38 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
14 37 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 32 (0.96%) SAP BI
16 27 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (0.75%) PowerCenter
18 23 (0.69%) Big Data
18 23 (0.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 54 (1.62%) LSMW
2 26 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
3 22 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
4 21 (0.63%) Selenium
5 19 (0.57%) JIRA
6 18 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.51%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.39%) Maven
9 10 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
9 10 (0.30%) Axure RP
9 10 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.27%) LoadRunner
11 8 (0.24%) Subversion
11 8 (0.24%) JDeveloper
11 8 (0.24%) ProC
11 8 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.21%) JUnit
13 6 (0.18%) ERwin
14 5 (0.15%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 726 (21.76%) Finance
2 280 (8.39%) Banking
3 187 (5.61%) Retail
4 109 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 105 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 90 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
7 88 (2.64%) Marketing
8 85 (2.55%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 43 (1.29%) Advertising
10 43 (1.29%) Front Office
11 39 (1.17%) Billing
12 35 (1.05%) Back Office
13 34 (1.02%) Legal
14 31 (0.93%) Publishing
15 25 (0.75%) General Ledger
16 21 (0.63%) German Language
17 16 (0.48%) Retail Banking
18 15 (0.45%) Games
19 14 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (3.24%) .NET
2 101 (3.03%) XML
3 93 (2.79%) Web Services
4 82 (2.46%) HTML
5 74 (2.22%) Middleware
6 48 (1.44%) SOAP
7 42 (1.26%) CSS
8 41 (1.23%) J2EE
9 40 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
10 31 (0.93%) XSLT
11 28 (0.84%) ASP.NET
12 26 (0.78%) jQuery
13 24 (0.72%) WebCenter
13 24 (0.72%) REST
14 22 (0.66%) BAPI
14 22 (0.66%) HTML5
15 20 (0.60%) EDI
16 19 (0.57%) SAP PI
17 18 (0.54%) DOM
18 16 (0.48%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 68 (2.04%) FMCG
2 51 (1.53%) Management Information System
3 38 (1.14%) Data Integration
4 32 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 30 (0.90%) Replication
6 29 (0.87%) Open Source
7 27 (0.81%) Clustering
8 25 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (0.75%) Hedge funds
9 24 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 22 (0.66%) Derivative
10 22 (0.66%) Equities
10 22 (0.66%) Data Conversion
11 21 (0.63%) Mathematics
12 20 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (0.60%) Visualisation
13 17 (0.51%) Mobile App
13 17 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 17 (0.51%) CESG
14 16 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 245 (7.34%) Windows
2 126 (3.78%) Linux
3 103 (3.09%) UNIX
4 77 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (1.59%) Windows 7
6 43 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (0.78%) Solaris
9 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.54%) AIX
11 16 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 15 (0.45%) Windows 8
13 8 (0.24%) zOS
13 8 (0.24%) Android
14 6 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 6 (0.18%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.15%) CentOS
16 4 (0.12%) HPUX
16 4 (0.12%) VMS
16 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (10.67%) Migration
2 241 (7.22%) Business Intelligence
3 214 (6.41%) CRM
4 188 (5.64%) Project Management
5 180 (5.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 169 (5.07%) Data Migration
7 154 (4.62%) ERP
8 125 (3.75%) ITIL
9 118 (3.54%) ETL
10 114 (3.42%) Change Management
11 99 (2.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 94 (2.82%) Workflow
13 91 (2.73%) Business Analysis
14 85 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
15 84 (2.52%) Information Security
16 83 (2.49%) Data Modelling
17 78 (2.34%) Analytics
18 75 (2.25%) Service Management
19 68 (2.04%) Time Management
20 63 (1.89%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 320 (9.59%) SQL
2 203 (6.09%) Java
3 82 (2.46%) JavaScript
4 77 (2.31%) C#
5 70 (2.10%) PL/SQL
6 59 (1.77%) ABAP
7 50 (1.50%) PowerShell
8 42 (1.26%) Perl
9 41 (1.23%) Python
10 40 (1.20%) C
11 36 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 33 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.63%) Ruby
14 20 (0.60%) C++
15 17 (0.51%) VB
16 16 (0.48%) Bash Shell
17 14 (0.42%) Apex Code
18 13 (0.39%) XPath
19 11 (0.33%) PHP
20 10 (0.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 141 (4.23%) Security Cleared
2 134 (4.02%) Degree
3 99 (2.97%) SC Cleared
4 70 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (1.38%) CISSP
6 43 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 42 (1.26%) CCNP
8 31 (0.93%) CCIE
9 24 (0.72%) CISM
10 20 (0.60%) SAP Certification
10 20 (0.60%) MCSE
11 19 (0.57%) DV Cleared
12 18 (0.54%) CISA
13 15 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (0.42%) MCTS
15 13 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
16 12 (0.36%) MCITP
17 11 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
17 11 (0.33%) CCDP
18 10 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (2.25%) QA
2 33 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (0.96%) SLA
4 22 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 14 (0.42%) COBIT
7 10 (0.30%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.21%) UCITS
9 5 (0.15%) AIFMD
10 4 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.12%) GMP
10 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.12%) MiFID
11 3 (0.090%) GPG13
11 3 (0.090%) RosettaNet
12 2 (0.060%) BS7799
12 2 (0.060%) GAAP
12 2 (0.060%) HL7
12 2 (0.060%) FATCA
12 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
System Software
1 117 (3.51%) Active Directory
2 77 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (0.99%) XenApp
4 24 (0.72%) vSphere
5 20 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 19 (0.57%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 11 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.21%) ISA Server
11 6 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.15%) ACF2
12 5 (0.15%) Varnish
12 5 (0.15%) vCloud
12 5 (0.15%) RACF
13 3 (0.090%) HDFS
13 3 (0.090%) Sendmail
13 3 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.090%) XenServer
13 3 (0.090%) Snort
Systems Management
1 63 (1.89%) SCCM
2 38 (1.14%) Puppet
3 22 (0.66%) SCOM
4 19 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (0.42%) OpenIDM
6 14 (0.42%) OpenAM
7 13 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
7 13 (0.39%) Nagios
8 12 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
9 11 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (0.30%) NetBackup
10 10 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 7 (0.21%) Salt
12 7 (0.21%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.21%) Ansible
12 7 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.21%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.21%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 853 (25.57%) SAP
2 455 (13.64%) Oracle
3 320 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 134 (4.02%) Cisco
5 119 (3.57%) VMware
6 97 (2.91%) IBM
7 85 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
8 72 (2.16%) Business Objects
9 66 (1.98%) Citrix
10 65 (1.95%) HP
11 53 (1.59%) Informatica
12 50 (1.50%) Hyperion
13 47 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
14 44 (1.32%) Open Text
15 39 (1.17%) F5
16 38 (1.14%) CA
17 37 (1.11%) Symantec
17 37 (1.11%) Juniper
18 36 (1.08%) EMC
19 35 (1.05%) Siebel
London
ECS
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
East London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £510.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate + expenses
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £680 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day £500-£600 day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
JM
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coulsdon, Surrey
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £575 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 4 days ago