The table below looks at the statistics for the Development 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 Development Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Development Consultant
Rank 394 411 375
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.022% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.018% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
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£580 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.60% +17.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £340 £400
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
21087 22357 19760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.08% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15176 15388 13235
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
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 396 386 539
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.18 £39.51 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Development Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Development Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

Development Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Development Consultant across the London region.

Development Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

Development Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Development Consultant across the London region.

Development Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

Development Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Development 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 Development Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) JBoss
5 3 (21.43%) Apache
5 3 (21.43%) Python
5 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) J2EE
6 2 (14.29%) MySQL
6 2 (14.29%) IIS
6 2 (14.29%) CSS
6 2 (14.29%) Struts
6 2 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (14.29%) HTTP
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) SSL
6 2 (14.29%) Front Office
6 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 2 (14.29%) Ruby

Development Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Development 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 Development Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) JBoss
1 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (7.14%) AquaLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP PP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Cordys
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) PowerBuilder
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) Lombardi
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
1 6 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Front Office
4 1 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) J2EE
2 2 (14.29%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) Struts
2 2 (14.29%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) Java EE
2 2 (14.29%) OSGi
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (7.14%) XSLT
3 1 (7.14%) Java SE
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 2 (14.29%) Open Source
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Business Development
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) ERP
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) XPath
5 1 (7.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) BMC
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Metastorm
3 1 (7.14%) Open Text
3 1 (7.14%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) SaltStack