Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018.

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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 57 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 -14 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 266 245 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.81% 3.97% 4.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 4.15% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 183 201
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -7.41%
10th Percentile £357 £356 £313
90th Percentile £675 £623 £594
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,586 5,898 6,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.22% 95.50% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,233 4,684 5,347
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.32% +3.09%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 66 98
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -11.69% +19.40%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.82 £11.35
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +6.47% -12.82% +18.18%

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 21 January 2018.

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
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 January 2018. 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 -2 1 £575 -8.00%
Consultant
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 93 (34.96%) Finance
2 46 (17.29%) Microsoft
3 38 (14.29%) Banking
4 30 (11.28%) Migration
5 29 (10.90%) CRM
6 27 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (9.77%) Project Management
8 25 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (8.65%) SQL
11 22 (8.27%) Dynamics CRM
11 22 (8.27%) DevOps
12 21 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (7.89%) Information Security
13 20 (7.52%) Windows
14 19 (7.14%) Active Directory
15 18 (6.77%) Linux
15 18 (6.77%) Office 365
15 18 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (6.39%) Dynamics 365
16 17 (6.39%) Analytics
16 17 (6.39%) Oracle
16 17 (6.39%) ITIL
17 16 (6.02%) Java
18 15 (5.64%) GDPR
19 14 (5.26%) SharePoint
20 13 (4.89%) .NET
20 13 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
21 12 (4.51%) Business Analysis
21 12 (4.51%) JavaScript

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 14 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.26%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.88%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.38%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (8.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.88%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.50%) Actimize
4 4 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.50%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.50%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.75%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.75%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.75%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.77%) Office 365
3 17 (6.39%) Dynamics 365
4 11 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (3.38%) PaaS
6 7 (2.63%) IaaS
7 6 (2.26%) SaaS
8 5 (1.88%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.50%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.13%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.75%) Google Tag Manager
11 2 (0.75%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.75%) Serverless
12 1 (0.38%) Force.com
12 1 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.63%) SSL
2 5 (1.88%) DNS
2 5 (1.88%) Firewall
2 5 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (1.50%) Internet
3 4 (1.50%) NetScaler
3 4 (1.50%) VPN
4 3 (1.13%) SAN
4 3 (1.13%) Skype
5 2 (0.75%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.75%) Network Security
5 2 (0.75%) Wireless
6 1 (0.38%) DHCP
6 1 (0.38%) FIX Connectivity
6 1 (0.38%) Modbus
6 1 (0.38%) MQTT
6 1 (0.38%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.38%) Power BI
3 6 (2.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.50%) MySQL
5 4 (1.50%) Semantic Layer
6 3 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.75%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.75%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.75%) HBase
7 2 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.75%) QlikView
7 2 (0.75%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.38%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 1 (0.38%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.50%) JIRA
2 3 (1.13%) Selenium
3 2 (0.75%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Android Studio
4 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.38%) Maven
4 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.38%) RSpec
4 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.38%) webpack
General
1 93 (34.96%) Finance
2 38 (14.29%) Banking
3 10 (3.76%) Marketing
4 8 (3.01%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.01%) Legal
5 7 (2.63%) General Ledger
6 5 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.50%) Advertising
7 4 (1.50%) Publishing
8 3 (1.13%) Front Office
8 3 (1.13%) Law
8 3 (1.13%) Retail
9 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 2 (0.75%) Billing
9 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Local Government
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.89%) .NET
2 7 (2.63%) J2EE
3 6 (2.26%) Web Services
3 6 (2.26%) XML
4 5 (1.88%) Middleware
4 5 (1.88%) Node.js
5 4 (1.50%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.50%) HTML
5 4 (1.50%) Java EE
5 4 (1.50%) JSP
5 4 (1.50%) REST
5 4 (1.50%) SOAP
6 3 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.75%) Kafka
7 2 (0.75%) RESTful
7 2 (0.75%) SAML
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.01%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.26%) Derivative
3 6 (2.26%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.88%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.88%) SWIFT
5 4 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
5 4 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.50%) User Experience
5 4 (1.50%) Wiki
6 3 (1.13%) Clustering
6 3 (1.13%) Equities
6 3 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.13%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.75%) PKI
8 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.52%) Windows
2 18 (6.77%) Linux
3 10 (3.76%) Unix
4 8 (3.01%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.26%) AIX
6 4 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.75%) Android
8 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.38%) VMS
9 1 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.28%) Migration
2 29 (10.90%) CRM
3 27 (10.15%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (9.77%) Project Management
5 25 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (8.27%) DevOps
7 21 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (7.89%) Information Security
8 17 (6.39%) Analytics
8 17 (6.39%) ITIL
9 13 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (4.51%) Business Analysis
11 11 (4.14%) Change Management
12 10 (3.76%) Risk Management
12 10 (3.76%) SDLC
13 9 (3.38%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (3.38%) Scrum
13 9 (3.38%) Workflow
14 8 (3.01%) GAP Analysis
14 8 (3.01%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.65%) SQL
2 16 (6.02%) Java
3 12 (4.51%) C#
3 12 (4.51%) JavaScript
4 11 (4.14%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.26%) C
7 3 (1.13%) Python
8 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.75%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) ABAP
9 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) Perl
9 1 (0.38%) R
9 1 (0.38%) Scala
9 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.38%) VBScript
9 1 (0.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (3.76%) CISSP
2 8 (3.01%) CISA
3 7 (2.63%) CISM
3 7 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) Degree
4 6 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.50%) MCSE
6 2 (0.75%) CREST Certified
6 2 (0.75%) MCITP
6 2 (0.75%) MCSA
6 2 (0.75%) MCTS
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.38%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.38%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.64%) GDPR
2 11 (4.14%) QA
3 7 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.88%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.50%) SEPA
6 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.13%) PMO
7 2 (0.75%) COBIT
7 2 (0.75%) MiFID
7 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.38%) EMIR
8 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.76%) Docker
3 5 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.50%) LXC
5 2 (0.75%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.75%) HDFS
5 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.75%) XenApp
5 2 (0.75%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.75%) XenServer
6 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.38%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.38%) SCCM
2 6 (2.26%) Ansible
2 6 (2.26%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.88%) Grafana
4 4 (1.50%) Puppet
4 4 (1.50%) Terraform
5 3 (1.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.75%) Ambari
6 2 (0.75%) Apache Slider
6 2 (0.75%) Control-M
6 2 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.75%) Oozie
6 2 (0.75%) vRealize
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 46 (17.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.39%) Oracle
3 11 (4.14%) SAP
4 8 (3.01%) Cisco
5 7 (2.63%) IBM
5 7 (2.63%) Tableau
6 6 (2.26%) Citrix
6 6 (2.26%) Google
6 6 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.88%) Adobe
7 5 (1.88%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.88%) Symantec
8 4 (1.50%) EMC
8 4 (1.50%) HP
8 4 (1.50%) Splunk
9 3 (1.13%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.13%) Cognos
9 3 (1.13%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.13%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.13%) VMware