Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Consultant
London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 46 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 -11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 271 308 580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.18% 4.46% 5.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.36% 4.68% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 221 421
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £319
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
London median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
City of London median hourly rate £34.36 £50.00 £41.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.28% +19.33% -32.96%
London median hourly rate £34.36 £41.99 £34.15
% change year-on-year -18.16% +22.94% -45.36%

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 6215 6576 10805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.75% 95.28% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4781 5308 8254
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £310 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 84 171
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +1.60%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.33 £10.50
90th Percentile £30.07 £32.18 £37.00
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in the City of London

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 Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 98 (36.16%) Finance
2 52 (19.19%) Microsoft
3 45 (16.61%) Banking
4 31 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (10.70%) CRM
6 28 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 27 (9.96%) SQL
8 26 (9.59%) Windows
8 26 (9.59%) Migration
9 22 (8.12%) Dynamics CRM
10 21 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (6.64%) Oracle
13 17 (6.27%) .NET
13 17 (6.27%) Office 365
14 16 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 15 (5.54%) VMware
15 15 (5.54%) Workflow
15 15 (5.54%) Java
15 15 (5.54%) SAP
15 15 (5.54%) SharePoint
15 15 (5.54%) Active Directory
15 15 (5.54%) GDPR
16 14 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (5.17%) Linux
16 14 (5.17%) SQL Server
16 14 (5.17%) Project Management
16 14 (5.17%) Degree
16 14 (5.17%) Retail
17 13 (4.80%) Information Security

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 15 (5.54%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.48%) Apache
3 4 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.48%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.11%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.74%) Confluence
5 2 (0.74%) Drupal
5 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (8.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.11%) SAP Retail
3 3 (1.11%) Sylvan
4 2 (0.74%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.74%) Infor LN
4 2 (0.74%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.74%) SAP FI-AR
4 2 (0.74%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.74%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.74%) thinkFolio
5 1 (0.37%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.37%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.27%) Office 365
3 8 (2.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.58%) IaaS
5 6 (2.21%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.85%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.48%) PaaS
8 3 (1.11%) SaaS
9 2 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.37%) AdWords
10 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.37%) Datadog
10 1 (0.37%) G Suite
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle CX
10 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.43%) Firewall
2 5 (1.85%) SAN
3 4 (1.48%) Internet
3 4 (1.48%) Skype
3 4 (1.48%) WAN
4 3 (1.11%) DNS
4 3 (1.11%) Intranet
4 3 (1.11%) LAN
4 3 (1.11%) LDAP
4 3 (1.11%) Network Security
4 3 (1.11%) VoIP
4 3 (1.11%) Wireless
4 3 (1.11%) WLAN
5 2 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.74%) DHCP
5 2 (0.74%) FTP
5 2 (0.74%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.74%) SSL
5 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.85%) Big Data
2 5 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.48%) Power BI
3 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.11%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.11%) QlikView
5 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.74%) DB2
5 2 (0.74%) MySQL
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.37%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (0.37%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.21%) JIRA
2 3 (1.11%) Maven
3 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.74%) Subversion
3 2 (0.74%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.37%) GitLab
4 1 (0.37%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.37%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.37%) MSI
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 98 (36.16%) Finance
2 45 (16.61%) Banking
3 14 (5.17%) Retail
4 9 (3.32%) Marketing
5 8 (2.95%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.21%) Front Office
6 6 (2.21%) Legal
7 5 (1.85%) Advertising
7 5 (1.85%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.11%) Private Banking
8 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.74%) Back Office
9 2 (0.74%) Billing
9 2 (0.74%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.27%) .NET
2 10 (3.69%) Web Services
3 8 (2.95%) HTML
4 6 (2.21%) XML
5 5 (1.85%) REST
6 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.11%) CSS
7 3 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.11%) JSON
7 3 (1.11%) OpenID
7 3 (1.11%) SAML
7 3 (1.11%) XSLT
8 2 (0.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.74%) D3.js
8 2 (0.74%) LAMP
8 2 (0.74%) Middleware
8 2 (0.74%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.74%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.74%) SOAP
8 2 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.32%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.32%) User Experience
3 6 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (2.21%) Fixed Income
3 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.48%) Fintech
5 4 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.48%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (1.48%) NHS
5 4 (1.48%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.11%) Derivative
6 3 (1.11%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.11%) PKI
6 3 (1.11%) Replication
6 3 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.59%) Windows
2 14 (5.17%) Linux
3 7 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.21%) Unix
4 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.74%) Solaris
7 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (11.44%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (10.70%) CRM
3 28 (10.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (9.59%) Migration
5 15 (5.54%) Workflow
6 14 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (5.17%) Project Management
7 13 (4.80%) Information Security
8 12 (4.43%) Asset Management
9 11 (4.06%) Business Analysis
9 11 (4.06%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (4.06%) Data Management
9 11 (4.06%) Data Protection
9 11 (4.06%) Risk Management
10 10 (3.69%) Analytics
10 10 (3.69%) E-Commerce
10 10 (3.69%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (3.32%) Change Management
11 9 (3.32%) ETL
11 9 (3.32%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.96%) SQL
2 15 (5.54%) Java
3 11 (4.06%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.69%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.32%) Python
6 7 (2.58%) C#
7 5 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.48%) C
8 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.11%) R
10 2 (0.74%) Perl
10 2 (0.74%) Scala
10 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.74%) VBScript
11 1 (0.37%) ABAP
11 1 (0.37%) COBOL
11 1 (0.37%) Korn
11 1 (0.37%) PHP
11 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (5.17%) Degree
2 8 (2.95%) CISM
2 8 (2.95%) CISSP
3 7 (2.58%) ISACA
3 7 (2.58%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 6 (2.21%) CESG Certified Professional
4 6 (2.21%) ISSMP
4 6 (2.21%) MBCS
5 4 (1.48%) CLAS
6 3 (1.11%) CRISC
6 3 (1.11%) MCITP
6 3 (1.11%) MCSE
6 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.74%) CISA
7 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.37%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.54%) GDPR
3 5 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.48%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.11%) MiFID
5 3 (1.11%) PMO
5 3 (1.11%) QA
5 3 (1.11%) RMADS
6 2 (0.74%) SLA
7 1 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) COSO
7 1 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.37%) GPG13
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 15 (5.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.11%) Docker
3 3 (1.11%) vSphere
4 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.74%) LXC
4 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) Firmware
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) vCloud
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
5 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (2.58%) Ansible
2 6 (2.21%) SCCM
3 5 (1.85%) SCOM
3 5 (1.85%) Terraform
4 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.11%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.74%) Grafana
6 2 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (0.74%) Puppet
6 2 (0.74%) Rsyslog
6 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.74%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 52 (19.19%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.64%) Oracle
3 15 (5.54%) SAP
3 15 (5.54%) VMware
4 11 (4.06%) IBM
5 8 (2.95%) Cisco
5 8 (2.95%) Google
6 7 (2.58%) Tableau
7 6 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.21%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.21%) Splunk
7 6 (2.21%) Workday
8 5 (1.85%) Citrix
9 4 (1.48%) Adobe
9 4 (1.48%) EMC
10 3 (1.11%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.11%) Hitachi
10 3 (1.11%) Infor
10 3 (1.11%) NetApp
10 3 (1.11%) StatPro
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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ComputAppoint
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Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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CPS Group Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
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PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
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