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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 21 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1512 1643 1475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.79% 6.95% 6.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 7.50% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 966 819
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 £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £71.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.56% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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 +5 278 £450 +5.88% 201
Brentford +2 31 £466 +3.61%
Croydon -1 6 £375 -9.09% 1
Canary Wharf -13 6 £500 +25.00%
Enfield - 6 £388 -
Ilford - 5 £500 -
Feltham - 4 £450 - 1
Hounslow -3 3 £481 +32.75%
Uxbridge +1 2 £463 +36.02% 1
Paddington - 2 £950 -
Ealing - 2 £368 -
Westminster +3 1 £620 -
Docklands, London -3 1 £600 +48.14%
Hammersmith -8 1 £600 +57.89%
Wimbledon - 1 £500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - - 1
Ruislip - 1 £475 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Consultant
England

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 733 (24.30%) SAP
2 679 (22.51%) Finance
3 402 (13.32%) Oracle
4 348 (11.53%) SQL
5 283 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 280 (9.28%) Migration
7 265 (8.78%) Windows
8 226 (7.49%) Banking
9 220 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
10 189 (6.26%) CRM
11 188 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
12 169 (5.60%) VMware
12 169 (5.60%) Security Cleared
13 167 (5.54%) Java
14 154 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 154 (5.10%) ERP
15 153 (5.07%) Project Management
16 150 (4.97%) Cisco
17 145 (4.81%) SAP BW
18 136 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
19 132 (4.38%) ITIL
20 128 (4.24%) UNIX
20 128 (4.24%) Linux
21 124 (4.11%) SQL Server
21 124 (4.11%) Analytics
22 120 (3.98%) Retail
23 119 (3.94%) Data Migration
24 118 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
25 115 (3.81%) IBM
26 113 (3.75%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 104 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 59 (1.96%) WebSphere
3 48 (1.59%) Lync
4 37 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 36 (1.19%) WebLogic
6 33 (1.09%) Apache
7 30 (0.99%) Tomcat
8 29 (0.96%) JBoss
9 25 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
10 22 (0.73%) NetWeaver
10 22 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 22 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (0.70%) SAS
12 17 (0.56%) Node.js
12 17 (0.56%) Apache Spark
13 16 (0.53%) IIS
14 15 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (0.43%) MQSeries
15 13 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 109 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.66%) MS Office
3 22 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 18 (0.60%) MS Project
6 9 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.17%) PowerPivot
8 5 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 4 (0.13%) OmniGraffle
10 3 (0.099%) InfoPath
10 3 (0.099%) SPSS
10 3 (0.099%) InDesign
11 2 (0.066%) Shockwave
11 2 (0.066%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.033%) Weka
12 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.033%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 95 (3.15%) SAP FI
2 73 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 71 (2.35%) SAP CO
4 69 (2.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 64 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 54 (1.79%) SAP WM
7 51 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
8 48 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
9 47 (1.56%) SAP MM
10 46 (1.52%) SAP APO
11 40 (1.33%) SAP SD
11 40 (1.33%) SAP SRM
11 40 (1.33%) SAP BPC
12 32 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
13 29 (0.96%) Oracle Payables
14 27 (0.89%) SAP PP
15 26 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
15 26 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
16 23 (0.76%) SAP GRC
16 23 (0.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (1.82%) Office 365
2 38 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.13%) SaaS
5 24 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
7 17 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (0.43%) Yammer
9 12 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.33%) PaaS
11 9 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.27%) Force.com
12 8 (0.27%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.20%) Taleo
14 5 (0.17%) IaaS
15 3 (0.099%) Amazon S3
16 2 (0.066%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.066%) Boomi
16 2 (0.066%) Veeva
16 2 (0.066%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 96 (3.18%) Firewall
2 52 (1.72%) Internet
3 49 (1.62%) SSL
4 44 (1.46%) TCP/IP
4 44 (1.46%) Network Security
5 40 (1.33%) SAN
6 38 (1.26%) LDAP
7 34 (1.13%) WAN
8 32 (1.06%) VPN
9 31 (1.03%) LAN
10 30 (0.99%) DNS
11 29 (0.96%) Wireless
12 24 (0.80%) MPLS
12 24 (0.80%) HTTP
13 23 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (0.60%) BGP
16 17 (0.56%) VLAN
16 17 (0.56%) OSPF
17 16 (0.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (4.81%) SAP BW
2 124 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 98 (3.25%) Data Warehouse
4 61 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 57 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 45 (1.49%) Big Data
8 43 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 39 (1.29%) SAP BI
10 31 (1.03%) Hadoop
10 31 (1.03%) Relational Database
11 30 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
11 30 (0.99%) QlikView
11 30 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
12 29 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
14 25 (0.83%) MySQL
15 20 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
16 16 (0.53%) DB2
16 16 (0.53%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 38 (1.26%) Jenkins
2 28 (0.93%) JIRA
3 17 (0.56%) LSMW
4 12 (0.40%) Maven
5 10 (0.33%) Selenium
6 9 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.30%) Axure RP
7 8 (0.27%) MSI
7 8 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.27%) Toad
7 8 (0.27%) Calabash
7 8 (0.27%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.23%) Subversion
9 6 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (0.20%) SpecFlow
9 6 (0.20%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.13%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.13%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.13%) NUnit
10 4 (0.13%) MorphX
General
1 679 (22.51%) Finance
2 226 (7.49%) Banking
3 120 (3.98%) Retail
4 118 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 103 (3.41%) Manufacturing
6 76 (2.52%) Marketing
7 65 (2.15%) Telecoms
8 50 (1.66%) Legal
9 41 (1.36%) Advertising
10 38 (1.26%) Investment Banking
11 30 (0.99%) Billing
12 29 (0.96%) Financial Institution
13 22 (0.73%) General Ledger
14 17 (0.56%) Front Office
15 12 (0.40%) Law
15 12 (0.40%) Games
16 9 (0.30%) German Language
16 9 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.27%) Back Office
17 8 (0.27%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (3.65%) XML
2 108 (3.58%) .NET
3 99 (3.28%) HTML
4 77 (2.55%) Web Services
5 62 (2.06%) SOAP
6 47 (1.56%) Middleware
6 47 (1.56%) CSS
6 47 (1.56%) J2EE
7 41 (1.36%) Oracle Fusion
8 28 (0.93%) Ajax
9 24 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (0.70%) ASP.NET
10 21 (0.70%) BAPI
11 20 (0.66%) EDI
12 19 (0.63%) REST
12 19 (0.63%) COM
13 18 (0.60%) SAP PI
14 17 (0.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
15 16 (0.53%) MDX
15 16 (0.53%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 136 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (2.39%) User Experience
3 61 (2.02%) FMCG
4 46 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 27 (0.89%) NHS
5 27 (0.89%) Replication
6 26 (0.86%) Data Integration
7 25 (0.83%) Visualisation
7 25 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 24 (0.80%) CMDB
9 20 (0.66%) Client/Server
10 18 (0.60%) Clustering
11 17 (0.56%) DataPower
11 17 (0.56%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 16 (0.53%) Mobile App
13 15 (0.50%) Social Media
14 14 (0.46%) Fixed Income
14 14 (0.46%) Derivative
15 12 (0.40%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 265 (8.78%) Windows
2 128 (4.24%) UNIX
2 128 (4.24%) Linux
3 86 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (1.52%) Windows 7
7 31 (1.03%) AIX
8 20 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.50%) Solaris
10 13 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 12 (0.40%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.40%) HPUX
11 12 (0.40%) Android
12 8 (0.27%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.13%) zOS
13 4 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.099%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.099%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.066%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (9.28%) Migration
2 220 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
3 189 (6.26%) CRM
4 188 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 154 (5.10%) ERP
6 153 (5.07%) Project Management
7 132 (4.38%) ITIL
8 124 (4.11%) Analytics
9 119 (3.94%) Data Migration
10 100 (3.31%) Change Management
11 93 (3.08%) Information Security
12 89 (2.95%) ETL
13 83 (2.75%) Service Management
14 82 (2.72%) SOA
15 72 (2.39%) Risk Management
16 71 (2.35%) Workflow
17 70 (2.32%) Validation
17 70 (2.32%) Time Management
18 68 (2.25%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 348 (11.53%) SQL
2 167 (5.54%) Java
3 85 (2.82%) C#
4 79 (2.62%) JavaScript
5 76 (2.52%) PL/SQL
6 54 (1.79%) Python
7 52 (1.72%) ABAP
8 33 (1.09%) C
9 30 (0.99%) Perl
9 30 (0.99%) Ruby
10 29 (0.96%) T-SQL
11 27 (0.89%) PowerShell
12 20 (0.66%) Shell Script
13 15 (0.50%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.50%) C++
14 10 (0.33%) Bash Shell
15 9 (0.30%) R
15 9 (0.30%) Scala
15 9 (0.30%) VBA
16 8 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 169 (5.60%) Security Cleared
2 105 (3.48%) SC Cleared
3 94 (3.12%) Degree
4 63 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (1.76%) CISSP
6 47 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 45 (1.49%) SAP Certification
8 35 (1.16%) CCNP
9 25 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (0.80%) CCIE
11 21 (0.70%) MCSE
12 19 (0.63%) CISM
13 17 (0.56%) ISEB
14 16 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (0.46%) CCNA
16 11 (0.36%) HP MASE
16 11 (0.36%) PMI Certification
16 11 (0.36%) ACCA
16 11 (0.36%) CIMA
17 9 (0.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (1.86%) QA
2 37 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 33 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (0.83%) SLA
6 14 (0.46%) GAAP
6 14 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.20%) GxP
7 6 (0.20%) GMP
8 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.17%) GPG13
8 5 (0.17%) COBIT
9 4 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.099%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.099%) WAI
11 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 2 (0.066%) GAMP
11 2 (0.066%) HL7
12 1 (0.033%) JSP 440
System Software
1 113 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 101 (3.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.96%) XenApp
4 22 (0.73%) vSphere
5 21 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (0.66%) Hyper-V
7 18 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (0.36%) RACF
10 9 (0.30%) SRDF
11 8 (0.27%) VMware ESX
12 7 (0.23%) XenServer
12 7 (0.23%) vCloud
13 6 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
13 6 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 5 (0.17%) UAG
15 4 (0.13%) Snort
15 4 (0.13%) ProxySG
15 4 (0.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 53 (1.76%) SCCM
2 39 (1.29%) Puppet
3 27 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (0.70%) Ansible
5 18 (0.60%) Nagios
5 18 (0.60%) HP UCMDB
6 16 (0.53%) Salt
6 16 (0.53%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 15 (0.50%) Vagrant
8 13 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
9 12 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (0.36%) SCOM
10 11 (0.36%) Control-M
11 9 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
12 8 (0.27%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.23%) SCVMM
13 7 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 7 (0.23%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 733 (24.30%) SAP
2 402 (13.32%) Oracle
3 283 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 169 (5.60%) VMware
5 150 (4.97%) Cisco
6 115 (3.81%) IBM
7 95 (3.15%) Citrix
8 87 (2.88%) HP
9 61 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
10 54 (1.79%) ServiceNow
10 54 (1.79%) EMC
11 45 (1.49%) Adobe
12 44 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 44 (1.46%) Juniper
13 42 (1.39%) Business Objects
14 37 (1.23%) F5
15 34 (1.13%) Informatica
16 32 (1.06%) Tableau
17 29 (0.96%) NetApp
18 28 (0.93%) Hyperion
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Hays Finance Technology
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City, London
ReThink Recruitment
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ReformIS
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London
Burns Sheehan
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ANSON MCCADE
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Eutopia Solutions Ltd
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Montash
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City, London
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