The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 35 33
Rank change year-on-year -11 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 139 176 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.34% 5.07% 5.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.56% 5.34% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 121 200
Median daily rate £525 £475 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +4.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £459 £444 £430
% change year-on-year +3.43% +3.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year +2.22% +24.13%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3051 3295 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2671 3896
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 74
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 26 April 2017, 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 90 (35.16%) Finance
2 41 (16.02%) Microsoft
3 37 (14.45%) Banking
4 33 (12.89%) Windows
5 31 (12.11%) SQL
6 28 (10.94%) SAP
7 27 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (9.77%) SQL Server
9 25 (9.77%) CRM
10 23 (8.98%) Oracle
10 23 (8.98%) VMware
11 19 (7.42%) Firewall
11 19 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (7.03%) SharePoint
12 18 (7.03%) Migration
13 17 (6.64%) Office 365
14 16 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
14 16 (6.25%) Workflow
14 16 (6.25%) Linux
14 16 (6.25%) Active Directory
14 16 (6.25%) Retail
15 14 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
15 14 (5.47%) PowerShell
16 13 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (4.69%) Python
17 12 (4.69%) Web Services
17 12 (4.69%) XML
17 12 (4.69%) 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 18 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.34%) Apache
2 6 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.95%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.56%) IIS
4 4 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.17%) SAS
6 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.78%) CMS
6 2 (0.78%) Confluence
6 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.78%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.39%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.78%) SPSS
3 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (5.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.95%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.95%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.56%) SAP Retail
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.78%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.78%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.78%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.78%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.78%) Sylvan
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.39%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.39%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.39%) SAP POS DM
6 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.64%) Office 365
3 9 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.95%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.17%) FinancialForce.com
6 3 (1.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.78%) GitHub
7 2 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.78%) PaaS
7 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.39%) Datadog
8 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.42%) Firewall
2 8 (3.13%) SSL
3 7 (2.73%) DNS
3 7 (2.73%) HTTP
4 6 (2.34%) Internet
4 6 (2.34%) LAN
4 6 (2.34%) LDAP
4 6 (2.34%) SAN
4 6 (2.34%) WAN
5 5 (1.95%) Wireless
6 4 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.56%) DHCP
6 4 (1.56%) Intranet
6 4 (1.56%) SMTP
6 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.56%) VPN
7 3 (1.17%) FTP
7 3 (1.17%) OSPF
7 3 (1.17%) VoIP
7 3 (1.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.77%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.73%) Power BI
5 6 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.34%) QlikView
5 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.95%) Big Data
7 4 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.17%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (1.17%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.17%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (2.34%) JIRA
2 5 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.17%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.39%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.39%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.39%) JUnit
5 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.39%) MSI
5 1 (0.39%) NUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.39%) WATIR
General
1 90 (35.16%) Finance
2 37 (14.45%) Banking
3 16 (6.25%) Retail
4 9 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.73%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.34%) Advertising
6 6 (2.34%) Marketing
7 4 (1.56%) Billing
8 3 (1.17%) Legal
8 3 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.78%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) French Language
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.39%) German Language
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.69%) .NET
1 12 (4.69%) Web Services
1 12 (4.69%) XML
2 9 (3.52%) SOAP
3 7 (2.73%) JSON
3 7 (2.73%) REST
4 6 (2.34%) HTML
5 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.56%) OpenID
5 4 (1.56%) SAML
6 3 (1.17%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.17%) Middleware
6 3 (1.17%) Node.js
7 2 (0.78%) Ajax
7 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.78%) CSS
7 2 (0.78%) Kafka
7 2 (0.78%) LAMP
7 2 (0.78%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.52%) User Experience
3 6 (2.34%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.95%) Fintech
4 5 (1.95%) Hedge funds
4 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.56%) NHS
6 3 (1.17%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.17%) Clustering
6 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.17%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.78%) Replication
7 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.89%) Windows
2 16 (6.25%) Linux
3 10 (3.91%) Windows Server
4 8 (3.13%) Unix
5 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.78%) Solaris
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (10.55%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
3 25 (9.77%) CRM
4 19 (7.42%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (7.03%) Migration
6 16 (6.25%) Workflow
7 12 (4.69%) Analytics
8 11 (4.30%) DevOps
8 11 (4.30%) Project Management
9 9 (3.52%) Asset Management
9 9 (3.52%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.52%) Data Protection
9 9 (3.52%) Visualisation
10 8 (3.13%) Data Management
10 8 (3.13%) ETL
10 8 (3.13%) Identity Management
10 8 (3.13%) Information Security
10 8 (3.13%) ITIL
10 8 (3.13%) Scrum
11 7 (2.73%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 31 (12.11%) SQL
2 14 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.69%) C#
3 12 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 12 (4.69%) Python
4 11 (4.30%) Java
5 7 (2.73%) Perl
5 7 (2.73%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.34%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.56%) R
7 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.17%) PHP
8 3 (1.17%) Ruby
9 2 (0.78%) C
9 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) Korn
10 1 (0.39%) Tcl
10 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (2.73%) Degree
2 7 (2.73%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.56%) CISM
3 4 (1.56%) CISSP
3 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.17%) ISACA
4 3 (1.17%) ISSMP
4 3 (1.17%) MBCS
4 3 (1.17%) MCSE
5 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.78%) MCITP
5 2 (0.78%) MCP
6 1 (0.39%) CCIE
6 1 (0.39%) CCNA
6 1 (0.39%) CCNP
6 1 (0.39%) MCSA
6 1 (0.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.52%) GDPR
2 8 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.95%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.95%) QA
4 4 (1.56%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.17%) HL7
5 3 (1.17%) PMO
6 2 (0.78%) COBIT
6 2 (0.78%) SLA
7 1 (0.39%) GPG13
7 1 (0.39%) IFRS
7 1 (0.39%) MiFID
7 1 (0.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 16 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.78%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.78%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) Docker
6 1 (0.39%) Firmware
6 1 (0.39%) Gluster
6 1 (0.39%) iptables
6 1 (0.39%) NFS
6 1 (0.39%) vCloud
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) XenApp
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (1.95%) Puppet
2 4 (1.56%) SCCM
3 3 (1.17%) Ansible
3 3 (1.17%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.17%) Control-M
3 3 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.17%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (1.17%) SCOM
3 3 (1.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (0.78%) DameWare
4 2 (0.78%) SELinux
4 2 (0.78%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.39%) Nagios
5 1 (0.39%) Rsyslog
5 1 (0.39%) Salt
5 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.94%) SAP
3 23 (8.98%) Oracle
3 23 (8.98%) VMware
4 11 (4.30%) Tableau
5 10 (3.91%) IBM
6 8 (3.13%) Citrix
6 8 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.73%) Cisco
7 7 (2.73%) Google
8 5 (1.95%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.56%) F5
9 4 (1.56%) HP
9 4 (1.56%) Informatica
9 4 (1.56%) Splunk
9 4 (1.56%) Workday
10 3 (1.17%) Adobe
10 3 (1.17%) BMC
10 3 (1.17%) Cognos
10 3 (1.17%) EMC
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Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Market rates
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Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified 6 Month initial duration
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
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