Period
to 21 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £545 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 78 50 64
Rank change year-on-year -28 +14 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 69 163 254
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.78% 4.24% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 4.54% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 99 175
10th Percentile £350 £350 £400
25th Percentile £453 £413 £453
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.00% -4.76% -
75th Percentile £638 £594 £600
90th Percentile £700 £690 £683
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 2,327 3,589 6,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 93.44% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,716 2,723 4,922
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 54 58
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.42 £11.95
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £19.38
Median % change year-on-year -12.32% +5.81% +3.61%
75th Percentile £27.00 £38.66 £24.24
90th Percentile £34.15 £51.95 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.99 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% - +6.95%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the City of London region over the 6 months to 21 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 - -
Consultant
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2021, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) Azure
3 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
4 10 (14.49%) SAP
5 9 (13.04%) Data Modelling
6 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (11.59%) SQL
6 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.14%) Banking
7 7 (10.14%) Oracle
7 7 (10.14%) Windows
7 7 (10.14%) Migration
8 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.70%) Analytics
8 6 (8.70%) SuccessFactors
8 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.70%) ITIL
8 6 (8.70%) Python
8 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (8.70%) ETL
8 6 (8.70%) Change Management
9 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
9 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (7.25%) Degree
9 5 (7.25%) DevOps
9 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory

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 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) SAS
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP HR
1 2 (2.90%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.45%) SAP APO
2 1 (1.45%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.45%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.45%) SAP IBP
2 1 (1.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Azure
2 6 (8.70%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (5.80%) AWS
3 4 (5.80%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (5.80%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.90%) Azure Sentinel
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.45%) GCP
5 1 (1.45%) Google Workspace
5 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.45%) DHCP
2 1 (1.45%) Firewall
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.45%) MPLS
2 1 (1.45%) SD-WAN
2 1 (1.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
2 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.45%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (5.80%) Power BI
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.90%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.90%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.45%) OLAP
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 21 (30.43%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
4 2 (2.90%) German Language
4 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Games
5 1 (1.45%) International Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) BAPI
3 1 (1.45%) LDAP
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.45%) React
3 1 (1.45%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.45%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.45%) Animation
3 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
3 2 (2.90%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.04%) Data Modelling
2 8 (11.59%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.14%) Migration
4 6 (8.70%) Analytics
4 6 (8.70%) Change Management
4 6 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (8.70%) ETL
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL
5 5 (7.25%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.25%) DevOps
5 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (5.80%) Project Delivery
6 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
7 3 (4.35%) ERP
7 3 (4.35%) Information Security
7 3 (4.35%) Integration Testing
7 3 (4.35%) OO
7 3 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) Python
3 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.80%) C++
5 3 (4.35%) Java
6 2 (2.90%) C
6 2 (2.90%) C#
6 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.90%) Ruby
6 2 (2.90%) VB
6 2 (2.90%) VBA
7 1 (1.45%) ABAP
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) CIPD
5 1 (1.45%) CISA
5 1 (1.45%) CISM
5 1 (1.45%) CISSP
5 1 (1.45%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.45%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.45%) AIFMD
3 1 (1.45%) COBIT
3 1 (1.45%) GDPR
3 1 (1.45%) GRC
3 1 (1.45%) MiFID
3 1 (1.45%) NIST
3 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.45%) UCITS
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) Ceph
3 2 (2.90%) NFS
3 2 (2.90%) VMFS
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (1.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.90%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.90%) Mesos
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) Terraform
3 1 (1.45%) Ansible
3 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) SAP
3 7 (10.14%) Oracle
4 3 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Adobe
5 2 (2.90%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.90%) Veeam
5 2 (2.90%) Workday
6 1 (1.45%) BeyondTrust
6 1 (1.45%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.45%) Charles River
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco
6 1 (1.45%) DocuSign
6 1 (1.45%) IFS
6 1 (1.45%) Meraki
6 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.45%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Zscaler