Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 60 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 246 273 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.12% 3.89% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.40% 4.08% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 180 203
City of London median daily rate £500 £513 £498
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +3.02% +4.74%
10th Percentile £375 £375 £359
90th Percentile £663 £653 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £46.85 - £34.36
Central London median hourly rate £46.85 - £34.36

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 5,596 6,698 6,508
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.83% 95.40% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,379 5,300 5,092
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 122 90
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +3.89% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.83 £13.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.67 £25.50 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +4.17%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019, 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 99 (40.24%) Finance
2 40 (16.26%) Microsoft
3 31 (12.60%) Windows
3 31 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
4 30 (12.20%) Migration
5 26 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.57%) SAP
5 26 (10.57%) Azure
6 23 (9.35%) SQL
7 22 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (8.94%) Analytics
8 19 (7.72%) Office 365
9 18 (7.32%) Oracle
9 18 (7.32%) DevOps
10 16 (6.50%) Telecoms
11 15 (6.10%) Banking
11 15 (6.10%) Marketing
12 14 (5.69%) CRM
13 13 (5.28%) Information Security
13 13 (5.28%) SCCM
13 13 (5.28%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (5.28%) Public Sector
14 12 (4.88%) Windows 10
14 12 (4.88%) AWS
14 12 (4.88%) Manufacturing
14 12 (4.88%) Java
14 12 (4.88%) Linux
15 11 (4.47%) JavaScript
15 11 (4.47%) SharePoint
15 11 (4.47%) Cisco

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 11 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.66%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 3 (1.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.81%) Apache
4 2 (0.81%) Appian
4 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.81%) IIS
4 2 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.41%) CMS
5 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.41%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.41%) SAS
5 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.41%) SilverStripe
5 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.66%) BusinessWorks
2 8 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.03%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (1.63%) Actimize
6 3 (1.22%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (1.22%) SAP CO
6 3 (1.22%) SAP FI
6 3 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.81%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.41%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.41%) SAP MDG-F
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.57%) Azure
2 19 (7.72%) Office 365
3 13 (5.28%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (4.88%) AWS
5 6 (2.44%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.03%) GCP
6 5 (2.03%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.63%) PaaS
8 3 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.22%) IaaS
8 3 (1.22%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.81%) Apigee
9 2 (0.81%) SaaS
9 2 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.81%) Serverless
9 2 (0.81%) Taleo
9 2 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.41%) GitHub
10 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.44%) Firewall
2 5 (2.03%) Network Security
3 4 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (1.63%) DNS
3 4 (1.63%) VPN
4 3 (1.22%) Cisco ISE
4 3 (1.22%) Internet
4 3 (1.22%) Intranet
4 3 (1.22%) SAN
5 2 (0.81%) 4G
5 2 (0.81%) 5G
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.81%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.81%) VLAN
5 2 (0.81%) WAN
5 2 (0.81%) Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (0.41%) OpenScape
6 1 (0.41%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.03%) Big Data
4 5 (2.03%) Power BI
5 4 (1.63%) Looker
5 4 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.22%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.81%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.81%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.41%) MySQL
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.63%) JIRA
2 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
3 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.41%) gulp
4 1 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.41%) webpack
General
1 99 (40.24%) Finance
2 16 (6.50%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.10%) Banking
3 15 (6.10%) Marketing
4 13 (5.28%) Public Sector
5 12 (4.88%) Manufacturing
6 10 (4.07%) Electronics
7 8 (3.25%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.44%) Back Office
9 3 (1.22%) Military
9 3 (1.22%) Police
9 3 (1.22%) Retail
10 2 (0.81%) Advertising
10 2 (0.81%) German Language
10 2 (0.81%) Law
10 2 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.81%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.41%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Local Government
11 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.07%) Web Services
2 9 (3.66%) TIBCO EMS
3 7 (2.85%) HTML
3 7 (2.85%) XML
4 6 (2.44%) CSS
4 6 (2.44%) Middleware
5 5 (2.03%) .NET
6 3 (1.22%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.22%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.22%) jQuery
6 3 (1.22%) React
7 2 (0.81%) Caffe
7 2 (0.81%) CSS3
7 2 (0.81%) HTML5
7 2 (0.81%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.81%) REST
7 2 (0.81%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.85%) User Experience
2 6 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.63%) CMDB
4 3 (1.22%) Hedge funds
4 3 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.22%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
5 2 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (0.81%) Industry 4.0
5 2 (0.81%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.81%) PKI
5 2 (0.81%) Replication
5 2 (0.81%) Robotics
6 1 (0.41%) Clustering
6 1 (0.41%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.41%) FMCG
6 1 (0.41%) iPad
6 1 (0.41%) iSeries
6 1 (0.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.60%) Windows
2 12 (4.88%) Linux
2 12 (4.88%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.44%) Unix
5 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.22%) Solaris
7 2 (0.81%) AIX
7 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.41%) Debian
8 1 (0.41%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.41%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.60%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (12.20%) Migration
3 26 (10.57%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.94%) Analytics
4 22 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (7.32%) DevOps
6 14 (5.69%) CRM
7 13 (5.28%) Information Security
8 11 (4.47%) Digital Marketing
8 11 (4.47%) Programme Management
9 10 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (4.07%) ITIL
9 10 (4.07%) Mobile Device Management
9 10 (4.07%) Project Management
9 10 (4.07%) Risk Assessment
10 9 (3.66%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 9 (3.66%) Risk Management
11 8 (3.25%) Change Management
11 8 (3.25%) GAP Analysis
11 8 (3.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.35%) SQL
2 12 (4.88%) Java
3 11 (4.47%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.66%) C#
5 7 (2.85%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.85%) Python
6 5 (2.03%) Ruby
7 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.22%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.81%) ABAP
8 2 (0.81%) R
8 2 (0.81%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.41%) C
9 1 (0.41%) C++
9 1 (0.41%) Go
9 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.41%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (4.47%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.66%) Degree
3 7 (2.85%) CISM
3 7 (2.85%) CISSP
4 6 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (2.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.63%) CRISC
5 4 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.22%) CCIE
6 3 (1.22%) CCNA
6 3 (1.22%) CISA
7 2 (0.81%) CCNP
7 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.41%) CCDA
8 1 (0.41%) CCDP
8 1 (0.41%) CCSP
8 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) GDPR
1 6 (2.44%) QA
2 5 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.03%) NIST
2 5 (2.03%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.03%) PSD2
3 4 (1.63%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) COBIT
4 2 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.41%) Basel III
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS
5 1 (0.41%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.41%) MiFID
5 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (3.25%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.25%) Docker
2 2 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.41%) etcd
3 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.41%) NFS
3 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (5.28%) SCCM
2 9 (3.66%) AirWatch
3 8 (3.25%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.22%) vMotion
4 3 (1.22%) vRealize
5 2 (0.81%) Ansible
5 2 (0.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.81%) Puppet
5 2 (0.81%) Simpana
5 2 (0.81%) Terraform
5 2 (0.81%) WSUS
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.41%) Nessus
6 1 (0.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.41%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.41%) rkt
6 1 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.41%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 26 (10.57%) SAP
3 18 (7.32%) Oracle
4 11 (4.47%) Cisco
5 9 (3.66%) TIBCO
5 9 (3.66%) VMware
6 7 (2.85%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.03%) Ariba
7 5 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (2.03%) Workday
8 4 (1.63%) Citrix
8 4 (1.63%) Google
9 3 (1.22%) CA
9 3 (1.22%) EMC
9 3 (1.22%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.22%) Veeam
10 2 (0.81%) CommVault
10 2 (0.81%) HP
10 2 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.81%) NetApp