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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Consultant
Rank 396 366 360
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 15 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.067% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 21
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£450 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £333 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £593 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 -
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -
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
20772 21329 19784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.37% 92.77% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14288 14968 13348
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 377 384 414
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -9.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.79 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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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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 +16 4 £550 +4.76% 6
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
IT Consultant
England

IT Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 7 (18.92%) Project Management
4 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
4 6 (16.22%) Linux
4 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
4 6 (16.22%) Banking
4 6 (16.22%) Lync
5 5 (13.51%) SaaS
5 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.51%) Product Management
5 5 (13.51%) Network Design
5 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (13.51%) Marketing
5 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
5 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 5 (13.51%) MCSE
5 5 (13.51%) SOAP
5 5 (13.51%) ITIL
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
5 5 (13.51%) VoIP
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
6 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) Change Management
7 3 (8.11%) ITSM
7 3 (8.11%) Practice Management

IT Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 6 (16.22%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) WorkSite
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Project
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) Network Security
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (16.22%) Banking
3 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
3 5 (13.51%) Marketing
4 4 (10.81%) Financial Institution
5 3 (8.11%) Law
6 2 (5.41%) Legal
7 1 (2.70%) Retail
7 1 (2.70%) Billing
7 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (2.70%) French Language
7 1 (2.70%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) UNIX
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Project Management
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Network Design
2 5 (13.51%) Product Management
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) ITSM
4 3 (8.11%) Practice Management
4 3 (8.11%) Validation
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Critical Path Analysis
4 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
4 3 (8.11%) SIEM
4 3 (8.11%) Change Control
4 3 (8.11%) Cyber Security
5 2 (5.41%) Analytics
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) MCSE
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.41%) CISM
2 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) COBIT
3 1 (2.70%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 2 (5.41%) Symantec
5 1 (2.70%) HP
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.70%) IBM
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) LexisNexis
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