Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020.

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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 175 235 267
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 4.24% 3.44% 3.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 3.65% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 167 202
Median daily rate £500 £525 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +1.45% +3.50%
10th Percentile £355 £399 £363
90th Percentile £693 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £521
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.72% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 3,850 6,443 6,716
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 94.33% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,860 4,978 5,324
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £293 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 63 104
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% +1.60% +4.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.15 £41.10 £38.13
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +38.75% +6.95% +8.85%

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 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020, 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 48 (27.43%) Finance
2 23 (13.14%) SQL
2 23 (13.14%) SAP
3 21 (12.00%) Oracle
4 18 (10.29%) Banking
5 17 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (9.14%) Migration
7 15 (8.57%) Java
8 14 (8.00%) Active Directory
8 14 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (7.43%) Microsoft
10 12 (6.86%) JavaScript
11 11 (6.29%) Telecoms
11 11 (6.29%) SC Cleared
11 11 (6.29%) Security Cleared
11 11 (6.29%) Office 365
11 11 (6.29%) Analytics
11 11 (6.29%) DevOps
11 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (5.71%) Azure
12 10 (5.71%) CRM
12 10 (5.71%) SharePoint
12 10 (5.71%) Workflow
12 10 (5.71%) SAP S/4HANA
13 8 (4.57%) AWS
13 8 (4.57%) Android
13 8 (4.57%) ERP
13 8 (4.57%) Games
13 8 (4.57%) Dynamics 365

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 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.00%) Confluence
3 4 (2.29%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.14%) Site Server
4 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.57%) Apache
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.57%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) InDesign
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.57%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (5.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 6 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.43%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (2.29%) SAP BPC
4 4 (2.29%) SAP CO
4 4 (2.29%) SAP FI
4 4 (2.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (1.14%) NetSuite
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.57%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.57%) HFM
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.57%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.57%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.29%) Office 365
2 10 (5.71%) Azure
3 8 (4.57%) AWS
3 8 (4.57%) Dynamics 365
4 7 (4.00%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.29%) OneDrive
5 4 (2.29%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (1.71%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.71%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Flow
6 3 (1.71%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.71%) Yammer
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.14%) GCP
7 2 (1.14%) GitHub
7 2 (1.14%) Route 53
7 2 (1.14%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.29%) DNS
2 2 (1.14%) 4G
2 2 (1.14%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (1.14%) Firewall
2 2 (1.14%) FTP
2 2 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) Broadband
3 1 (0.57%) H.323
3 1 (0.57%) ISDN
3 1 (0.57%) LAN
3 1 (0.57%) MPLS
3 1 (0.57%) Network Security
3 1 (0.57%) Q.931
3 1 (0.57%) SCCP
3 1 (0.57%) Skype
3 1 (0.57%) SSL
3 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.57%) VSAN
3 1 (0.57%) WAN
3 1 (0.57%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (4.00%) Power BI
1 7 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) SAP HANA
3 4 (2.29%) Big Data
3 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.71%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.71%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.14%) Adabas
5 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.14%) Looker
6 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.57%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.57%) Essbase
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.00%) JIRA
2 5 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.14%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.14%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.57%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.57%) Postman
5 1 (0.57%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 48 (27.43%) Finance
2 18 (10.29%) Banking
3 11 (6.29%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.57%) Games
4 8 (4.57%) Public Sector
5 7 (4.00%) Legal
6 5 (2.86%) General Ledger
6 5 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.86%) Marketing
7 4 (2.29%) Front Office
7 4 (2.29%) Law
8 3 (1.71%) Electronics
8 3 (1.71%) Fire and Rescue
8 3 (1.71%) Retail
9 2 (1.14%) Local Government
9 2 (1.14%) Police
9 2 (1.14%) Publishing
10 1 (0.57%) Advertising
10 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) REST
2 6 (3.43%) SOAP
2 6 (3.43%) XML
3 4 (2.29%) HTML
3 4 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.71%) SAML
4 3 (1.71%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) XSLT
5 2 (1.14%) .NET
5 2 (1.14%) Ajax
5 2 (1.14%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.14%) Apache Sling
5 2 (1.14%) CSS
5 2 (1.14%) J2SE
5 2 (1.14%) Lucene
5 2 (1.14%) OAuth
5 2 (1.14%) React
5 2 (1.14%) Spring
5 2 (1.14%) TensorFlow
5 2 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.43%) User Experience
3 5 (2.86%) Fixed Income
3 5 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (2.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.71%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.14%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.14%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.57%) Derivative
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Handset
7 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Robotics
7 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (4.57%) Android
2 7 (4.00%) Linux
2 7 (4.00%) Windows
3 5 (2.86%) Unix
4 4 (2.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (9.14%) Migration
3 14 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (6.29%) Analytics
5 11 (6.29%) DevOps
6 10 (5.71%) CRM
6 10 (5.71%) Workflow
7 8 (4.57%) ERP
7 8 (4.57%) Project Delivery
8 7 (4.00%) Accounts Payable
8 7 (4.00%) Fintech
8 7 (4.00%) Project Management
9 6 (3.43%) Data Analysis
9 6 (3.43%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.43%) Electronic Trading
9 6 (3.43%) Information Security
9 6 (3.43%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (3.43%) Programme Management
9 6 (3.43%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.14%) SQL
2 15 (8.57%) Java
3 12 (6.86%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.43%) Python
5 4 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.71%) ABAP
6 3 (1.71%) C#
6 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.14%) C
7 2 (1.14%) JCL
7 2 (1.14%) Natural
7 2 (1.14%) PHP
7 2 (1.14%) VBA
7 2 (1.14%) X++
8 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.57%) Groovy
8 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.57%) VB
8 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.29%) SC Cleared
1 11 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.43%) CISM
2 6 (3.43%) CISSP
3 5 (2.86%) Degree
4 4 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.71%) CCNP
5 3 (1.71%) CISA
6 2 (1.14%) CCA
6 2 (1.14%) CCIE
6 2 (1.14%) CCNA
6 2 (1.14%) CRISC
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.57%) CCIE Collaboration
7 1 (0.57%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.57%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.57%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 5 (2.86%) QA
2 3 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) GDPR
3 2 (1.14%) NIST
3 2 (1.14%) PMO
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) Basel III
4 1 (0.57%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.57%) IFRS
4 1 (0.57%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.57%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.71%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.14%) vSphere
5 1 (0.57%) Docker
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.57%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.57%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (2.29%) Kubernetes
1 4 (2.29%) Terraform
1 4 (2.29%) vRealize
2 3 (1.71%) Puppet
2 3 (1.71%) SCCM
2 3 (1.71%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.14%) Control-M
3 2 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.14%) WMI
4 1 (0.57%) Ansible
4 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.57%) CSIRT
4 1 (0.57%) Mesos
4 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.57%) PingFederate
4 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.57%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 23 (13.14%) SAP
2 21 (12.00%) Oracle
3 13 (7.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.86%) Adobe
5 5 (2.86%) Google
5 5 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 5 (2.86%) VMware
6 4 (2.29%) Ariba
6 4 (2.29%) Cisco
7 3 (1.71%) Concur
7 3 (1.71%) CyberArk
7 3 (1.71%) Kronos
7 3 (1.71%) Okta
7 3 (1.71%) Tealium
8 2 (1.14%) ForgeRock
8 2 (1.14%) Informatica
8 2 (1.14%) OneTrust
8 2 (1.14%) Tableau
8 2 (1.14%) Workday