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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 28 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1254 1548 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 5.91% 7.31% 7.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.24% 7.73% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 933 939
Average daily rate £475 £458 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.82% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.74% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £100.00 £85.00 £68.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -8.33%
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
20096 20019 20842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.70% 94.48% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14251 14165 14161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 344 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 120 £450 -5.26% 125
Brentford 0 27 £450 +7.14% 1
Canary Wharf +3 7 £450 +2.85%
Croydon -5 7 £463 -2.63%
Uxbridge +2 4 £413 -8.33% 2
Bromley -9 3 £425 +13.33%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 - - 2
Lewisham - 3 - -
Docklands, London +7 2 £623 +8.26%
Hammersmith +1 2 - -
Hounslow +1 2 £474 -0.26% 1
Wembley 0 2 £426 +29.16% 1
Feltham -2 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
West Drayton - 1 £425 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £313 -
Greenwich - 1 £320 -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 699 (26.09%) Finance
2 474 (17.69%) SAP
3 315 (11.76%) Oracle
4 298 (11.12%) Banking
5 290 (10.82%) Microsoft
6 269 (10.04%) Migration
7 226 (8.44%) SQL
8 205 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
9 197 (7.35%) Java
10 195 (7.28%) Windows
11 183 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
11 183 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 164 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
13 162 (6.05%) Linux
14 157 (5.86%) CRM
15 148 (5.52%) Security Cleared
16 147 (5.49%) Project Management
17 146 (5.45%) Analytics
18 140 (5.23%) Retail
19 129 (4.82%) MS Excel
20 125 (4.67%) Unix
21 123 (4.59%) SQL Server
22 120 (4.48%) JavaScript
23 119 (4.44%) ITIL
23 119 (4.44%) Change Management
24 116 (4.33%) Information Security
25 108 (4.03%) Business Analysis
25 108 (4.03%) SC Cleared
26 107 (3.99%) Data Migration
27 100 (3.73%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 72 (2.69%) SharePoint
2 49 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 40 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 32 (1.19%) Skype for Business
5 30 (1.12%) Apache
6 29 (1.08%) IIS
7 27 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (1.01%) JBoss
8 26 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (0.93%) CMS
9 25 (0.93%) Confluence
9 25 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 24 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 22 (0.82%) Node.js
12 19 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
13 18 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (0.52%) OpenStack
14 14 (0.52%) Tomcat
15 13 (0.49%) NetWeaver
16 12 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 129 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 34 (1.27%) MS Office
3 20 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.49%) HipChat
6 10 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.30%) MS Project
8 7 (0.26%) SPSS
9 6 (0.22%) Acrobat
10 5 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 3 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.075%) OmniGraffle
13 1 (0.037%) DOC1
13 1 (0.037%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 91 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 80 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
3 72 (2.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 46 (1.72%) SAP MM
5 45 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
6 44 (1.64%) SAP FI
7 39 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
8 36 (1.34%) SAP CO
8 36 (1.34%) SAP FI/CO
9 27 (1.01%) Oracle Receivables
10 26 (0.97%) SAP SRM
11 24 (0.90%) Oracle Financials
12 21 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
12 21 (0.78%) Unit4 Business World
13 20 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
13 20 (0.75%) SAP SD
14 19 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
15 18 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
16 17 (0.63%) Oracle E-Business Tax
16 17 (0.63%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 76 (2.84%) Office 365
2 67 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
4 31 (1.16%) PaaS
5 29 (1.08%) SuccessFactors
6 24 (0.90%) IaaS
7 19 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
7 19 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.60%) SaaS
9 14 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
10 13 (0.49%) Google Analytics
11 11 (0.41%) Taleo
12 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.22%) Force.com
13 6 (0.22%) Yammer
14 3 (0.11%) Boomi
14 3 (0.11%) OneDrive
15 2 (0.075%) FinancialForce.com
15 2 (0.075%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.55%) Firewall
2 40 (1.49%) Internet
3 39 (1.46%) LAN
4 38 (1.42%) WAN
5 36 (1.34%) Network Security
6 33 (1.23%) DNS
7 27 (1.01%) VPN
8 24 (0.90%) SSL
9 23 (0.86%) SAN
10 22 (0.82%) MPLS
10 22 (0.82%) TCP/IP
11 21 (0.78%) DHCP
12 20 (0.75%) BGP
13 18 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (0.67%) HTTP
13 18 (0.67%) OSPF
14 17 (0.63%) LDAP
14 17 (0.63%) Skype
15 15 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (0.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 65 (2.43%) SAP BW
3 60 (2.24%) Big Data
4 56 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
7 33 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (1.05%) QlikView
9 27 (1.01%) SAP HANA
10 26 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (0.90%) Hadoop
11 24 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
11 24 (0.90%) Oracle Database
12 22 (0.82%) MySQL
13 21 (0.78%) SAP Data Services
14 19 (0.71%) Relational Database
15 18 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
15 18 (0.67%) Pentaho
16 17 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 43 (1.61%) JIRA
3 33 (1.23%) Git (software)
4 26 (0.97%) LSMW
5 21 (0.78%) Subversion
6 20 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (0.52%) Cucumber
8 13 (0.49%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.41%) Selenium
10 10 (0.37%) Jasmine
10 10 (0.37%) Protractor
11 9 (0.34%) Axure RP
11 9 (0.34%) Maven
11 9 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (0.34%) TeamCity
12 7 (0.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 7 (0.26%) JUnit
12 7 (0.26%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.19%) Bugzilla
13 5 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 699 (26.09%) Finance
2 298 (11.12%) Banking
3 140 (5.23%) Retail
4 80 (2.99%) Marketing
4 80 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
5 69 (2.58%) Investment Banking
6 62 (2.31%) Advertising
7 58 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 54 (2.02%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.61%) Legal
10 38 (1.42%) Financial Institution
11 22 (0.82%) General Ledger
12 20 (0.75%) Back Office
13 19 (0.71%) Law
13 19 (0.71%) Retail Banking
14 17 (0.63%) Front Office
15 12 (0.45%) Billing
15 12 (0.45%) Local Government
16 8 (0.30%) Publishing
17 7 (0.26%) Danish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (3.32%) HTML
2 74 (2.76%) .NET
3 73 (2.72%) Web Services
4 72 (2.69%) CSS
5 61 (2.28%) XML
6 28 (1.05%) Middleware
7 25 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 25 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
8 24 (0.90%) SOAP
9 23 (0.86%) AngularJS
10 22 (0.82%) Ajax
11 21 (0.78%) J2EE
12 19 (0.71%) jQuery
13 17 (0.63%) COM
13 17 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
14 15 (0.56%) Apache Avro
14 15 (0.56%) HTML5
15 14 (0.52%) BAPI
16 13 (0.49%) D3.js
17 12 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 164 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 82 (3.06%) Data Centre
4 71 (2.65%) User Experience
5 47 (1.75%) Visualisation
6 46 (1.72%) FMCG
7 41 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 26 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 25 (0.93%) Derivative
10 23 (0.86%) CMDB
11 21 (0.78%) CESG
11 21 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (0.67%) Data Structures
12 18 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 18 (0.67%) Statistics
13 15 (0.56%) Credit Risk
14 14 (0.52%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.49%) Fixed Income
16 12 (0.45%) Equities
16 12 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 195 (7.28%) Windows
2 162 (6.05%) Linux
3 125 (4.67%) Unix
4 63 (2.35%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (0.93%) AIX
7 25 (0.93%) Apple iOS
8 21 (0.78%) Android
9 20 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (0.56%) Solaris
10 15 (0.56%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.56%) zOS
11 11 (0.41%) CentOS
11 11 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.26%) Windows 10
13 7 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
14 6 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (10.04%) Migration
2 205 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (6.83%) Business Intelligence
3 183 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 157 (5.86%) CRM
5 147 (5.49%) Project Management
6 146 (5.45%) Analytics
7 119 (4.44%) Change Management
7 119 (4.44%) ITIL
8 116 (4.33%) Information Security
9 108 (4.03%) Business Analysis
10 107 (3.99%) Data Migration
11 96 (3.58%) ERP
12 90 (3.36%) DevOps
13 85 (3.17%) Service Management
14 80 (2.99%) Risk Management
15 77 (2.87%) ETL
16 62 (2.31%) Data Modelling
17 57 (2.13%) Scrum
18 56 (2.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 226 (8.44%) SQL
2 197 (7.35%) Java
3 120 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 66 (2.46%) C#
5 55 (2.05%) Python
6 43 (1.61%) ABAP
6 43 (1.61%) Ruby
7 40 (1.49%) C
7 40 (1.49%) PL/SQL
8 37 (1.38%) Shell Script
9 30 (1.12%) PowerShell
10 29 (1.08%) PHP
11 22 (0.82%) Perl
11 22 (0.82%) R
12 13 (0.49%) VBA
13 12 (0.45%) C++
13 12 (0.45%) T-SQL
13 12 (0.45%) VB
14 11 (0.41%) Apex Code
14 11 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 148 (5.52%) Security Cleared
2 108 (4.03%) SC Cleared
3 91 (3.40%) CISSP
4 68 (2.54%) Degree
5 47 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 44 (1.64%) CISM
7 43 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (1.31%) CCNP
9 34 (1.27%) SAP Certification
10 30 (1.12%) CISA
11 23 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.71%) SANS
13 16 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
13 16 (0.60%) ISEB
13 16 (0.60%) ISTQB
14 15 (0.56%) MCSE
15 14 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (0.49%) CCIE
16 13 (0.49%) CRISC
17 12 (0.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (2.58%) QA
2 64 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 45 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 37 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 35 (1.31%) PCI DSS
6 20 (0.75%) MiFID
7 17 (0.63%) SLA
8 15 (0.56%) COBIT
9 8 (0.30%) GxP
10 5 (0.19%) COSO
10 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.15%) GPG13
11 4 (0.15%) RMADS
12 3 (0.11%) SEPA
12 3 (0.11%) WCAG
13 2 (0.075%) EMIR
13 2 (0.075%) GAAP
13 2 (0.075%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.075%) HL7
13 2 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 100 (3.73%) Active Directory
2 46 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (0.86%) XenApp
4 22 (0.82%) vSphere
4 22 (0.82%) XenDesktop
5 18 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 13 (0.49%) Docker
7 10 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (0.30%) HDFS
9 7 (0.26%) ACF2
9 7 (0.26%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.19%) MetaFrame
11 4 (0.15%) NFS
11 4 (0.15%) RACF
11 4 (0.15%) Snort
11 4 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.15%) vCloud
12 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.11%) XenServer
13 2 (0.075%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (1.87%) Puppet
2 40 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (1.23%) Ansible
4 29 (1.08%) SCCM
5 17 (0.63%) Nagios
6 15 (0.56%) Salt
7 14 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 12 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.41%) zSecure
10 10 (0.37%) WSUS
11 8 (0.30%) SCOM
12 7 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.22%) Control-M
13 6 (0.22%) Mesos
14 5 (0.19%) AppDNA
14 5 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 4 (0.15%) Cisco CUCM
15 4 (0.15%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.15%) logstash
15 4 (0.15%) yum
Vendors
1 474 (17.69%) SAP
2 315 (11.76%) Oracle
3 290 (10.82%) Microsoft
4 83 (3.10%) VMware
5 80 (2.99%) Cisco
6 65 (2.43%) ServiceNow
7 55 (2.05%) IBM
8 51 (1.90%) Tableau
9 50 (1.87%) Citrix
10 44 (1.64%) Adobe
11 41 (1.53%) Informatica
12 35 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (1.05%) HP
13 28 (1.05%) Juniper
14 25 (0.93%) Google
14 25 (0.93%) Symantec
15 24 (0.90%) CheckPoint
16 23 (0.86%) Atlassian
16 23 (0.86%) Murex
17 21 (0.78%) OpenText
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