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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1808 1649 1653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.46% 6.66% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.06% 7.17% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 973 916 790
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £24.06 £22.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £17.16 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £31.60 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.88 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -17.30%
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
22424 22988 24376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.80% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15264 15754 16002
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 444 623
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 £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +9 327 £450 - 166
Brentford +1 29 £450 -14.28%
Kingston Upon Thames +9 10 £438 - 1
Uxbridge +2 7 £500 +25.00% 2
Croydon +7 6 £363 -13.69%
Canary Wharf +12 5 £425 +11.84%
Docklands, London +8 4 £500 +6.95%
Hayes - 2 - - 2
Wembley - 2 £275 -
Hounslow +1 1 £465 -
Harrow 0 1 - - 1
Chiswick - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £400 - 2
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Twickenham - 1 - - 1
Upminster - 1 - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
Chessington - - - -
Erith - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 796 (23.86%) SAP
2 744 (22.30%) Finance
3 498 (14.93%) Oracle
4 367 (11.00%) Migration
5 342 (10.25%) SQL
6 315 (9.44%) Microsoft
7 269 (8.06%) Banking
8 248 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
9 239 (7.16%) Windows
10 206 (6.18%) CRM
11 202 (6.06%) SQL Server
12 199 (5.97%) Retail
13 189 (5.67%) Java
14 179 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
15 178 (5.34%) Project Management
16 175 (5.25%) Data Migration
17 150 (4.50%) SharePoint
18 146 (4.38%) Security Cleared
19 144 (4.32%) ERP
20 135 (4.05%) Cisco
21 131 (3.93%) MS Excel
22 129 (3.87%) ETL
23 127 (3.81%) Degree
24 126 (3.78%) Linux
25 116 (3.48%) Manufacturing
26 115 (3.45%) VMware
27 112 (3.36%) Change Management
28 111 (3.33%) Active Directory
29 109 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
29 109 (3.27%) SC Cleared

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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
1 150 (4.50%) SharePoint
2 58 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
3 54 (1.62%) WebLogic
4 49 (1.47%) MS Exchange
4 49 (1.47%) WebSphere
5 46 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 45 (1.35%) IIS
7 36 (1.08%) SAS
8 32 (0.96%) Lync
9 28 (0.84%) Apache
10 27 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
11 25 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
12 24 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (0.69%) CMS
14 21 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
15 18 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
16 14 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
17 13 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
17 13 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 131 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.50%) MS Office
3 32 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.75%) MS Visio
5 24 (0.72%) MS Project
6 13 (0.39%) SPSS
7 10 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.27%) Mathematica
9 5 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.12%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.12%) PowerPivot
11 3 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.030%) Windchill
13 1 (0.030%) CPLEX
13 1 (0.030%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.030%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.030%) Stata
Business Applications
1 109 (3.27%) Oracle EBS
2 98 (2.94%) SAP FI
3 96 (2.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 83 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 80 (2.40%) SAP CO
6 72 (2.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 60 (1.80%) SAP SRM
8 51 (1.53%) SAP MM
8 51 (1.53%) Oracle Retail
8 51 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
9 50 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
9 50 (1.50%) Oracle General Ledger
10 47 (1.41%) SAP SD
11 41 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
12 35 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
13 34 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
14 32 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
15 29 (0.87%) SAP FSCM
15 29 (0.87%) SAP BPC
16 28 (0.84%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.08%) Office 365
2 33 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (0.72%) SaaS
4 18 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (0.36%) Force.com
5 12 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
8 7 (0.21%) PaaS
9 6 (0.18%) IaaS
10 5 (0.15%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.12%) Taleo
12 3 (0.090%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.090%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.090%) MailChimp
13 2 (0.060%) GitHub
13 2 (0.060%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.060%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 1 (0.030%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 79 (2.37%) Firewall
2 46 (1.38%) DNS
3 41 (1.23%) LAN
3 41 (1.23%) WAN
4 38 (1.14%) SSL
5 36 (1.08%) SAN
5 36 (1.08%) Network Security
6 34 (1.02%) Internet
6 34 (1.02%) HTTP
6 34 (1.02%) TCP/IP
7 30 (0.90%) VPN
7 30 (0.90%) Wireless
8 29 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
9 26 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
10 23 (0.69%) NAS
10 23 (0.69%) BGP
10 23 (0.69%) DHCP
11 22 (0.66%) Intranet
12 21 (0.63%) OSPF
13 19 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 202 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 92 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
3 90 (2.70%) SAP BW
4 70 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (1.74%) QlikView
7 52 (1.56%) Oracle Database
8 49 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
9 46 (1.38%) Relational Database
10 45 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
11 44 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
11 44 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
12 42 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 35 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 34 (1.02%) SAP BI
15 30 (0.90%) SAP Data Services
16 28 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (0.84%) PowerCenter
17 24 (0.72%) Big Data
17 24 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 45 (1.35%) LSMW
2 27 (0.81%) JIRA
3 23 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
3 23 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 19 (0.57%) Selenium
5 17 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
5 17 (0.51%) Visual Studio
6 16 (0.48%) Maven
7 12 (0.36%) Axure RP
8 11 (0.33%) Subversion
9 10 (0.30%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.21%) LoadRunner
12 7 (0.21%) JDeveloper
12 7 (0.21%) Eclipse
13 6 (0.18%) ERwin
13 6 (0.18%) ProC
13 6 (0.18%) Artifactory
14 5 (0.15%) Git (software)
General
1 744 (22.30%) Finance
2 269 (8.06%) Banking
3 199 (5.97%) Retail
4 116 (3.48%) Manufacturing
5 100 (3.00%) Investment Banking
6 94 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 82 (2.46%) Marketing
8 74 (2.22%) Telecoms
9 47 (1.41%) Billing
10 44 (1.32%) Advertising
10 44 (1.32%) Front Office
11 42 (1.26%) Financial Institution
12 41 (1.23%) General Ledger
13 40 (1.20%) Back Office
14 36 (1.08%) Legal
15 33 (0.99%) Publishing
16 24 (0.72%) German Language
17 15 (0.45%) Law
18 13 (0.39%) Games
19 11 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (3.12%) .NET
2 98 (2.94%) XML
3 85 (2.55%) Web Services
4 80 (2.40%) Middleware
5 78 (2.34%) HTML
6 44 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 42 (1.26%) CSS
8 41 (1.23%) J2EE
8 41 (1.23%) SOAP
9 35 (1.05%) XSLT
10 30 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 30 (0.90%) WebCenter
11 28 (0.84%) jQuery
12 23 (0.69%) BAPI
13 22 (0.66%) JMS
14 20 (0.60%) DOM
14 20 (0.60%) SAP PI
14 20 (0.60%) HTML5
15 19 (0.57%) REST
16 17 (0.51%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (1.56%) FMCG
2 47 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 33 (0.99%) Data Integration
4 31 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 30 (0.90%) Replication
6 29 (0.87%) Hedge funds
7 27 (0.81%) Visualisation
7 27 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (0.81%) Clustering
8 25 (0.75%) Open Source
9 23 (0.69%) Blackberry
10 22 (0.66%) Data Conversion
11 21 (0.63%) Mathematics
11 21 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 21 (0.63%) iPad
12 20 (0.60%) Mainframe
12 20 (0.60%) Taxonomies
13 19 (0.57%) Derivative
13 19 (0.57%) Equities
14 18 (0.54%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 239 (7.16%) Windows
2 126 (3.78%) Linux
3 100 (3.00%) UNIX
4 78 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (1.41%) Windows 7
6 46 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (0.75%) Solaris
9 23 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.57%) AIX
11 13 (0.39%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.36%) Windows 8
13 9 (0.27%) zOS
14 7 (0.21%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.18%) Android
16 5 (0.15%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.12%) CentOS
17 4 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 367 (11.00%) Migration
2 248 (7.43%) Business Intelligence
3 206 (6.18%) CRM
4 179 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 178 (5.34%) Project Management
6 175 (5.25%) Data Migration
7 144 (4.32%) ERP
8 129 (3.87%) ETL
9 112 (3.36%) Change Management
10 102 (3.06%) ITIL
11 100 (3.00%) Workflow
12 93 (2.79%) Information Security
12 93 (2.79%) Business Analysis
13 89 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 88 (2.64%) Data Modelling
14 88 (2.64%) Analytics
15 83 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
16 70 (2.10%) SOA
17 67 (2.01%) E-Commerce
17 67 (2.01%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (10.25%) SQL
2 189 (5.67%) Java
3 76 (2.28%) JavaScript
4 73 (2.19%) C#
5 72 (2.16%) PL/SQL
6 60 (1.80%) ABAP
7 51 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 41 (1.23%) Python
9 40 (1.20%) C
9 40 (1.20%) Perl
10 38 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 34 (1.02%) Shell Script
12 24 (0.72%) C++
13 23 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 17 (0.51%) Jython
14 17 (0.51%) Ruby
15 14 (0.42%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 13 (0.39%) Apex Code
16 13 (0.39%) XPath
17 12 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 146 (4.38%) Security Cleared
2 127 (3.81%) Degree
3 109 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 78 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (1.77%) CISSP
6 46 (1.38%) CCNP
7 42 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (0.96%) CCIE
8 32 (0.96%) CISM
9 26 (0.78%) SAP Certification
10 20 (0.60%) CISA
11 19 (0.57%) MCSE
12 18 (0.54%) CCNA
13 15 (0.45%) MCTS
14 14 (0.42%) CCDP
14 14 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 13 (0.39%) DV Cleared
16 12 (0.36%) MCITP
17 10 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (2.25%) QA
2 47 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (0.87%) SLA
4 27 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 19 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 16 (0.48%) COBIT
6 16 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.21%) UCITS
8 5 (0.15%) AIFMD
9 4 (0.12%) MiFID
9 4 (0.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.12%) GMP
9 4 (0.12%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.090%) RosettaNet
10 3 (0.090%) GPG13
11 2 (0.060%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.060%) FATCA
11 2 (0.060%) WCAG
11 2 (0.060%) WAI
11 2 (0.060%) HL7
System Software
1 111 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 75 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.05%) XenApp
4 24 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.66%) vSphere
6 17 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
7 15 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.18%) ACF2
10 6 (0.18%) ISA Server
10 6 (0.18%) RACF
11 3 (0.090%) Sendmail
11 3 (0.090%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.090%) vCloud
11 3 (0.090%) Varnish
11 3 (0.090%) IAG
11 3 (0.090%) XenServer
11 3 (0.090%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 61 (1.83%) SCCM
2 47 (1.41%) Puppet
3 24 (0.72%) SCOM
4 21 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
5 20 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 13 (0.39%) Nagios
8 13 (0.39%) OpenIDM
8 13 (0.39%) OpenAM
9 10 (0.30%) SCOrch
9 10 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 9 (0.27%) Vagrant
11 8 (0.24%) Ansible
11 8 (0.24%) SCVMM
11 8 (0.24%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.24%) Salt
12 7 (0.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.21%) OpenView
Vendors
1 796 (23.86%) SAP
2 498 (14.93%) Oracle
3 315 (9.44%) Microsoft
4 135 (4.05%) Cisco
5 115 (3.45%) VMware
6 93 (2.79%) IBM
7 83 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
8 76 (2.28%) HP
9 72 (2.16%) Business Objects
10 61 (1.83%) Citrix
11 56 (1.68%) PeopleSoft
12 55 (1.65%) Informatica
13 44 (1.32%) Juniper
14 42 (1.26%) Hyperion
14 42 (1.26%) Open Text
15 39 (1.17%) F5
16 37 (1.11%) Siebel
17 35 (1.05%) Symantec
18 32 (0.96%) Remedy
18 32 (0.96%) EMC
London
EarthStream Global
Rate: From £550 to £750 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £534 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
NTT Com Security
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable day rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday