The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 371 371 348
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 23 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 17
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£403 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £710 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £388
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 - £9.32
IT 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
19406 20362 18296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.44% 93.12% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13742 13958 12341
Average daily rate £438 £436 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.45% +2.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £271
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 329 382 512
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.39 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.74% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IT Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in London

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

IT Consultant Daily Rate Trend in London

IT Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Consultant across the London region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

IT Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in London

IT Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IT Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in London

IT 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 IT Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 26 January 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 +11 6 £405 +1.25% 9
Canary Wharf - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Romford - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title.

1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 12 (23.08%) ITIL
4 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
5 8 (15.38%) Information Security
6 7 (13.46%) SaaS
6 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
6 7 (13.46%) Cisco
6 7 (13.46%) Windows
7 6 (11.54%) Linux
7 6 (11.54%) MCSE
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Retail
7 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (9.62%) COBIT
8 5 (9.62%) Marketing
8 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.62%) Network Design
8 5 (9.62%) CISA
8 5 (9.62%) CISM
8 5 (9.62%) Financial Institution
8 5 (9.62%) VMware
8 5 (9.62%) CISSP
8 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
8 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
8 5 (9.62%) VoIP
8 5 (9.62%) SOAP

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.62%) Lync
2 3 (5.77%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) SaaS
2 2 (3.85%) PaaS
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) VoIP
2 4 (7.69%) Network Security
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) SSL
5 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
General
1 22 (42.31%) Finance
2 13 (25.00%) Banking
3 9 (17.31%) Telecoms
4 7 (13.46%) Manufacturing
5 6 (11.54%) Retail
6 5 (9.62%) Financial Institution
6 5 (9.62%) Marketing
7 3 (5.77%) Games
8 2 (3.85%) Billing
8 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
9 1 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.92%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (1.92%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) SOAP
2 2 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 6 (11.54%) Linux
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
5 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
5 3 (5.77%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Information Security
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) Network Design
4 5 (9.62%) Product Management
5 4 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 4 (7.69%) Validation
5 4 (7.69%) SIEM
6 3 (5.77%) Change Control
6 3 (5.77%) Cyber Security
7 2 (3.85%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 2 (3.85%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.85%) UML
7 2 (3.85%) OO
7 2 (3.85%) OOD
7 2 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) C#
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (11.54%) MCSE
2 5 (9.62%) CISSP
2 5 (9.62%) CISA
2 5 (9.62%) CISM
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
4 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
4 2 (3.85%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (9.62%) COBIT
3 3 (5.77%) SLA
4 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.92%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) ACF2
3 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.46%) Cisco
3 5 (9.62%) Red Hat
3 5 (9.62%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Lotus
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.85%) Symantec
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) ION Trading
5 2 (3.85%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
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