The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had IT Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Consultant
Rank 378 388 393
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 39 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 28
Median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £245 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
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
20584 21391 22193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.95% 94.54% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15002 14791 15616
Median daily rate £463 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 399 404
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

IT Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured IT Consultant in the job title.

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 30 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +47 10 £545 +68.99% 5
Bromley - 1 £475 -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring IT Consultant in the job title.

1 28 (47.46%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Banking
3 13 (22.03%) Windows
4 10 (16.95%) Information Security
5 9 (15.25%) SAP
6 8 (13.56%) ERP
6 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
7 7 (11.86%) Firewall
7 7 (11.86%) Retail
8 6 (10.17%) CISA
8 6 (10.17%) ITIL
8 6 (10.17%) Oracle
8 6 (10.17%) CISSP
8 6 (10.17%) SDLC
9 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
9 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
9 5 (8.47%) SQL
9 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
9 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (8.47%) CISM
10 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
10 4 (6.78%) LAN
10 4 (6.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
10 4 (6.78%) SLA
10 4 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas

IT Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) PaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 4 (6.78%) LAN
3 3 (5.08%) Network Security
3 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 3 (5.08%) WebEx
4 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) MPLS
4 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.69%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 28 (47.46%) Finance
2 18 (30.51%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Retail
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Law
5 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Middleware
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.69%) Ajax
2 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.69%) CSS
2 1 (1.69%) DHTML
2 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) J2EE
2 1 (1.69%) LAMP
2 1 (1.69%) SAP TM
2 1 (1.69%) Spring
2 1 (1.69%) Struts
2 1 (1.69%) XHTML
2 1 (1.69%) XML
2 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) CMDB
2 2 (3.39%) Cryptography
2 2 (3.39%) e-Learning
2 2 (3.39%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) EPoS
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) Information Security
2 8 (13.56%) ERP
2 8 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (11.86%) Risk Management
4 6 (10.17%) ITIL
4 6 (10.17%) SDLC
5 5 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.78%) Data Modelling
6 4 (6.78%) IT Audit
6 4 (6.78%) Time Management
7 3 (5.08%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Process Improvement
7 3 (5.08%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (5.08%) Security Management
7 3 (5.08%) Security Operations
7 3 (5.08%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) C#
2 1 (1.69%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) Perl
2 1 (1.69%) PHP
2 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) Ruby
2 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.69%) VB
2 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) CISA
1 6 (10.17%) CISSP
2 5 (8.47%) CISM
2 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) CIPD
4 2 (3.39%) CRISC
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.39%) PMP
5 1 (1.69%) CLAS
5 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) QA
1 4 (6.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) COBIT
2 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.39%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.69%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.69%) GxP
4 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) SCCM
1 2 (3.39%) WSUS
2 1 (1.69%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) SAP
2 6 (10.17%) Oracle
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) Blue Coat
4 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
4 3 (5.08%) F5
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco
5 2 (3.39%) Concur
5 2 (3.39%) Juniper
5 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Sage
6 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) Symantec
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