The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Consultant
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 151 176
Rank change year-on-year -6 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 5 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 15
Median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £485 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £525 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -14.28% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Business Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in the City of London

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in the City of London

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in the City of London

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Business 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 City of London region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Power BI
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (15.38%) Analytics
5 2 (15.38%) Advertising
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Attribution
5 2 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (15.38%) FactSet
5 2 (15.38%) StatPro
5 2 (15.38%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
6 1 (7.69%) Legal
6 1 (7.69%) Equities
6 1 (7.69%) Minerva

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (7.69%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (7.69%) Minerva
2 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (7.69%) SAP Business One
2 1 (7.69%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (7.69%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (23.08%) Power BI
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (7.69%) Data Lake
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) OLAP
4 1 (7.69%) QlikView
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Advertising
4 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
1 1 (7.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Fixed Income
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Fintech
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (7.69%) Market Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Attribution
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) ERP
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Logistics
4 1 (7.69%) Presales
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certified Master
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) FactSet
2 2 (15.38%) StatPro
3 1 (7.69%) Advent
3 1 (7.69%) AppDynamics
3 1 (7.69%) BISAM
3 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
3 1 (7.69%) Dynatrace
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) SimCorp
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Tableau