Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 85 54 54
Rank change year-on-year -31 0 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 83 93 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.45% 3.84% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 4.12% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 68 201
10th Percentile £396 £358 £375
25th Percentile £463 £415 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -2.44%
75th Percentile £675 £579 £600
90th Percentile £764 £771 £663
Central London median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
10th Percentile " " £41.60
25th Percentile £31.00 " £41.77
Median hourly rate £32.00 - £46.85
75th Percentile £33.00 " £52.60
90th Percentile " " £53.75
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 - £46.85

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 3,177 2,260 6,239
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 93.23% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,331 1,689 4,904
10th Percentile £363 £312 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £523
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -2.39% +4.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 41 70
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.50 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.63 £14.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £27.50 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -14.73% +39.24% +5.61%
75th Percentile £34.00 £39.25 £32.06
90th Percentile £42.85 £52.50 £47.08
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £28.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year -18.51% +43.88% +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 26 July 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.07%) Azure
3 12 (14.46%) Migration
4 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
4 11 (13.25%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
6 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
6 9 (10.84%) Analytics
6 9 (10.84%) Social Skills
7 8 (9.64%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (9.64%) Project Management
7 8 (9.64%) Windows
7 8 (9.64%) Banking
7 8 (9.64%) AWS
8 7 (8.43%) ITIL
8 7 (8.43%) Python
8 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.43%) Kubernetes
8 7 (8.43%) Power Platform
9 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.23%) DevOps
9 6 (7.23%) DHCP
9 6 (7.23%) Java
9 6 (7.23%) Oracle
9 6 (7.23%) Front Office
9 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.23%) Change Management
9 6 (7.23%) VMware
9 6 (7.23%) 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 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.20%) FileNet
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Cloudability
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.41%) HFM
2 2 (2.41%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.20%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.20%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.07%) Azure
2 11 (13.25%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (9.64%) AWS
4 7 (8.43%) Power Platform
5 5 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (6.02%) PowerApps
6 3 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.61%) Power Automate
7 2 (2.41%) GCP
8 1 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.20%) BrowserStack
8 1 (1.20%) CloudSense
8 1 (1.20%) Lucidchart
8 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (1.20%) Smartsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) DHCP
2 5 (6.02%) DNS
3 2 (2.41%) Firewall
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.20%) MPLS
4 1 (1.20%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.20%) Network Security
4 1 (1.20%) SD-WAN
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) VPN
4 1 (1.20%) WAN
4 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Power BI
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.41%) Big Data
3 2 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) Essbase
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) Tableau
4 1 (1.20%) BigQuery
4 1 (1.20%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.20%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.20%) DB2
4 1 (1.20%) GIS
4 1 (1.20%) Looker
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) QGIS
4 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.20%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.20%) Tableau Desktop
4 1 (1.20%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) Ant
3 1 (1.20%) Appium
3 1 (1.20%) CircleCI
3 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.20%) Cypress.io
3 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.20%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.20%) JUnit
3 1 (1.20%) REST Assured
3 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Social Skills
3 8 (9.64%) Banking
4 6 (7.23%) Front Office
5 5 (6.02%) Billing
6 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
7 3 (3.61%) Legal
7 3 (3.61%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.41%) General Ledger
8 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.41%) Retail
8 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.20%) Games
9 1 (1.20%) International Banking
9 1 (1.20%) Marketing
9 1 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
1 2 (2.41%) HTML
1 2 (2.41%) SOAP
1 2 (2.41%) Spring
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
1 2 (2.41%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.20%) BAPI
2 1 (1.20%) J2EE
2 1 (1.20%) JSP
2 1 (1.20%) LDAP
2 1 (1.20%) Node.js
2 1 (1.20%) OAuth
2 1 (1.20%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.20%) SAML
2 1 (1.20%) Semantic HTML
2 1 (1.20%) Servlets
2 1 (1.20%) Vue.js
2 1 (1.20%) Web Dynpro
2 1 (1.20%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
2 4 (4.82%) Fixed Income
2 4 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.82%) Legacy Systems
3 3 (3.61%) CMDB
3 3 (3.61%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.20%) Animation
5 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.20%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.20%) Social Media
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.20%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 5 (6.02%) Linux
3 4 (4.82%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.20%) Unix
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.46%) Migration
3 9 (10.84%) Analytics
4 8 (9.64%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (9.64%) Project Management
5 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (8.43%) ITIL
6 6 (7.23%) Change Management
6 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.23%) DevOps
6 6 (7.23%) Information Security
6 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (7.23%) Risk Management
7 5 (6.02%) Data Migration
7 5 (6.02%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.02%) Decision-Making
7 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.82%) Economics
8 4 (4.82%) Electronic Trading
8 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) Python
2 6 (7.23%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) C#
3 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.82%) SQL
4 2 (2.41%) C++
4 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.20%) ABAP
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) BeanShell
5 1 (1.20%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.20%) C
5 1 (1.20%) Korn
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
5 1 (1.20%) R
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.20%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) CISM
3 2 (2.41%) CISSP
3 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) CISA
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.20%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.82%) GDPR
3 3 (3.61%) QA
4 2 (2.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.20%) Accessibility
5 1 (1.20%) IFRS
5 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.20%) PMO
5 1 (1.20%) SLA
5 1 (1.20%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) Docker
5 1 (1.20%) RACF
5 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.20%) XenApp
5 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.61%) SCCM
3 3 (3.61%) Terraform
4 2 (2.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (2.41%) Ansible
5 1 (1.20%) Mesos
5 1 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.20%) Packer
5 1 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.20%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
2 6 (7.23%) VMware
3 4 (4.82%) SAP
3 4 (4.82%) ServiceNow
4 3 (3.61%) Workday
5 2 (2.41%) Adobe
5 2 (2.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.41%) Hyperion
5 2 (2.41%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.20%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.20%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) Google
6 1 (1.20%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.20%) Meraki
6 1 (1.20%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) Riverbed