Period
to 24 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 65 53
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 283 250 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.39% 3.60% 4.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 3.80% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 166 188
City of London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £378 £384 £363
90th Percentile £666 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £44.57 - -
Central London median hourly rate £44.57 - -

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 6,042 6,575 6,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.81% 94.81% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,669 5,197 4,598
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £688 £670
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 110 69
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +5.23% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.45 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.50 £33.90 £30.07
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -14.99%

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 24 June 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
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 24 June 2019. 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
Moorgate - 1 - -
Consultant
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 97 (34.28%) Finance
2 41 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.49%) Microsoft
3 38 (13.43%) Analytics
4 36 (12.72%) Migration
5 31 (10.95%) SQL
6 30 (10.60%) Windows
7 27 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (8.83%) Banking
8 25 (8.83%) Microsoft Azure
9 23 (8.13%) Marketing
10 22 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (7.77%) Oracle
11 21 (7.42%) SAP
11 21 (7.42%) Information Security
11 21 (7.42%) Dynamics 365
12 20 (7.07%) CRM
13 16 (5.65%) SQL Server
13 16 (5.65%) Active Directory
14 15 (5.30%) Project Management
14 15 (5.30%) Office 365
15 14 (4.95%) Firewall
15 14 (4.95%) DevOps
16 13 (4.59%) ServiceNow
16 13 (4.59%) Power Platform
16 13 (4.59%) ITSM
17 12 (4.24%) Scrum
17 12 (4.24%) Cisco
17 12 (4.24%) XML
17 12 (4.24%) Data Warehouse

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 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.77%) SAS
2 5 (1.77%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 4 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.71%) Appian
5 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.35%) Apache
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.35%) IIS
6 1 (0.35%) JBoss
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.77%) Actimize
3 5 (1.77%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (1.41%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.06%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.06%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.06%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.71%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.71%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.42%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (5.30%) Office 365
4 13 (4.59%) Power Platform
5 12 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (2.47%) Google Analytics
7 6 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.06%) PaaS
9 3 (1.06%) Serverless
10 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.71%) IaaS
10 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.71%) Taleo
11 1 (0.35%) AWS OpsWorks
11 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.35%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.95%) Firewall
2 9 (3.18%) DNS
3 6 (2.12%) Internet
4 5 (1.77%) VPN
5 4 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (1.41%) SAN
5 4 (1.41%) WAN
6 3 (1.06%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (1.06%) DHCP
6 3 (1.06%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.71%) BGP
7 2 (0.71%) LAN
7 2 (0.71%) MPLS
7 2 (0.71%) OSPF
7 2 (0.71%) Skype
7 2 (0.71%) VLAN
8 1 (0.35%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.24%) Power BI
3 8 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (2.12%) Big Data
4 6 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.41%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.06%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.06%) QlikView
8 2 (0.71%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.71%) SAP BW
8 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.71%) WhereScape RED
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (2.12%) WebPagetest
2 4 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.71%) JIRA
4 2 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.35%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.35%) MorphX
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 97 (34.28%) Finance
2 25 (8.83%) Banking
3 23 (8.13%) Marketing
4 11 (3.89%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.83%) Retail
6 7 (2.47%) Back Office
7 5 (1.77%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.77%) Legal
8 4 (1.41%) Advertising
8 4 (1.41%) Electronics
8 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Military
9 3 (1.06%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.71%) Games
10 2 (0.71%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.24%) XML
2 9 (3.18%) Middleware
3 6 (2.12%) HTML
4 5 (1.77%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (1.77%) Web Services
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.71%) .NET
6 2 (0.71%) Bokeh
6 2 (0.71%) Caffe
6 2 (0.71%) CSS
6 2 (0.71%) J2EE
6 2 (0.71%) LDAP
6 2 (0.71%) NumPy
6 2 (0.71%) Pandas
6 2 (0.71%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.71%) SciPy
6 2 (0.71%) TensorFlow
7 1 (0.35%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.53%) CMDB
1 10 (3.53%) User Experience
2 9 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.47%) iPad
4 7 (2.47%) Replication
5 5 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.77%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.41%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.41%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.71%) Derivative
8 2 (0.71%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.71%) Industry 4.0
8 2 (0.71%) Robotics
8 2 (0.71%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.60%) Windows
2 9 (3.18%) Linux
3 8 (2.83%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.47%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.41%) Unix
7 2 (0.71%) AIX
7 2 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (13.43%) Analytics
3 36 (12.72%) Migration
4 27 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (7.42%) Information Security
7 20 (7.07%) CRM
8 15 (5.30%) Project Management
9 14 (4.95%) DevOps
10 13 (4.59%) ITSM
11 12 (4.24%) ERP
11 12 (4.24%) Scrum
12 11 (3.89%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (3.89%) Data Migration
12 11 (3.89%) E-Commerce
12 11 (3.89%) ITIL
13 10 (3.53%) Risk Management
13 10 (3.53%) Workshop Facilitation
14 9 (3.18%) GAP Analysis
14 9 (3.18%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.95%) SQL
2 11 (3.89%) Python
3 10 (3.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (2.12%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.77%) C#
5 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.41%) Java
7 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.06%) Perl
7 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.71%) C
8 2 (0.71%) R
8 2 (0.71%) Ruby
8 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) VB
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) VBA
9 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (3.18%) CISSP
1 9 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (2.83%) CISM
2 8 (2.83%) Degree
3 6 (2.12%) CISA
3 6 (2.12%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.06%) CCIE
5 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.06%) CRISC
6 2 (0.71%) CCNA
6 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) JNCIP
6 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.71%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.35%) CCDA
7 1 (0.35%) CCDP
7 1 (0.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.53%) GDPR
2 9 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.47%) NIST
4 5 (1.77%) PSD2
5 4 (1.41%) COBIT
5 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.71%) PMO
7 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.35%) MiFID
7 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.41%) Docker
2 4 (1.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) NFS
5 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.35%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.35%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.24%) SCCM
2 7 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.12%) AirWatch
4 4 (1.41%) Ansible
4 4 (1.41%) Terraform
5 3 (1.06%) Puppet
5 3 (1.06%) vMotion
6 2 (0.71%) Simpana
6 2 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.35%) vRealize
7 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 22 (7.77%) Oracle
3 21 (7.42%) SAP
4 13 (4.59%) ServiceNow
5 12 (4.24%) Cisco
6 11 (3.89%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (3.53%) VMware
8 9 (3.18%) Pardot
8 9 (3.18%) Tableau
9 8 (2.83%) Marketo
10 7 (2.47%) Google
10 7 (2.47%) Meraki
11 6 (2.12%) Citrix
12 5 (1.77%) Splunk
12 5 (1.77%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.41%) HP
13 4 (1.41%) Veeam
14 3 (1.06%) Adobe
14 3 (1.06%) Juniper
14 3 (1.06%) Sophos