Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 52 41
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 251 256 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.56% 4.17% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 4.35% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 181 207
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £376 £363 £350
90th Percentile £675 £625 £648
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -3.23%
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 6,650 5,882 6,250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 95.83% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,258 4,559 4,966
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £288
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 61 94
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.15% +11.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.73
90th Percentile £37.63 £30.07 £46.85
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.20% +11.95%

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 April 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 April 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 - 1 £575 -
Consultant
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 82 (32.67%) Finance
2 44 (17.53%) Microsoft
3 40 (15.94%) Banking
4 33 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.15%) SQL
5 30 (11.95%) Java
6 27 (10.76%) Windows
6 27 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
6 27 (10.76%) DevOps
7 26 (10.36%) CRM
8 25 (9.96%) Migration
9 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
11 22 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (7.97%) Analytics
13 19 (7.57%) SDLC
14 18 (7.17%) Information Security
15 17 (6.77%) Linux
15 17 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
15 17 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (6.77%) Dynamics 365
16 16 (6.37%) Oracle
16 16 (6.37%) .NET
16 16 (6.37%) Project Management
17 14 (5.58%) Unix
17 14 (5.58%) Office 365
18 13 (5.18%) Business Analysis
18 13 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (5.18%) C#

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 9 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.79%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.79%) MQSeries
3 6 (2.39%) Apache Solr
4 5 (1.99%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.59%) Confluence
6 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.40%) Apache
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.40%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.40%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.40%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (6.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.79%) Actimize
2 7 (2.79%) Oracle Cash Management
3 4 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.59%) Temenos Globus
3 4 (1.59%) Temenos T24
4 3 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.20%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (1.20%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.20%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.80%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.80%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.80%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.80%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.80%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.77%) Dynamics 365
4 14 (5.58%) Office 365
5 10 (3.98%) IaaS
6 7 (2.79%) Amazon S3
6 7 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.39%) SaaS
8 5 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (1.99%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.99%) PaaS
8 5 (1.99%) Route 53
8 5 (1.99%) Serverless
9 4 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.59%) SSL
2 8 (3.19%) Firewall
3 7 (2.79%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (1.59%) DNS
6 3 (1.20%) Network Security
6 3 (1.20%) SAN
7 2 (0.80%) DHCP
7 2 (0.80%) Internet
7 2 (0.80%) VPN
7 2 (0.80%) Wireless
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.40%) FCoE
8 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.40%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.40%) Modbus
8 1 (0.40%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.40%) Skype
8 1 (0.40%) SMS
8 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.18%) Power BI
2 10 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (3.19%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.19%) MySQL
3 8 (3.19%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.79%) Apache Hive
5 6 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (2.39%) HBase
6 5 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.59%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.59%) Semantic Layer
7 4 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.20%) Big Data
8 3 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Power View
8 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.20%) PowerPivot
8 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.79%) TeamCity
2 6 (2.39%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.39%) JIRA
3 5 (1.99%) Selenium
3 5 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.59%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.20%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.80%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.40%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.40%) Maven
7 1 (0.40%) RSpec
7 1 (0.40%) Subversion
7 1 (0.40%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 82 (32.67%) Finance
2 40 (15.94%) Banking
3 13 (5.18%) Legal
4 10 (3.98%) Marketing
5 8 (3.19%) Financial Institution
5 8 (3.19%) Front Office
6 5 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.99%) Law
6 5 (1.99%) Retail
7 4 (1.59%) Advertising
7 4 (1.59%) Publishing
8 3 (1.20%) Back Office
9 2 (0.80%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.80%) International Banking
9 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Automotive
10 1 (0.40%) Local Government
10 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.37%) .NET
2 10 (3.98%) J2EE
3 7 (2.79%) Java EE
3 7 (2.79%) JSP
4 6 (2.39%) Kafka
5 5 (1.99%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.99%) HTML
5 5 (1.99%) Node.js
6 4 (1.59%) REST
6 4 (1.59%) Web Services
7 3 (1.20%) Middleware
7 3 (1.20%) OAuth
7 3 (1.20%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.80%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.80%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.80%) CSS
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.80%) RESTful
8 2 (0.80%) SAML
8 2 (0.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.78%) Fintech
3 8 (3.19%) Public Cloud
3 8 (3.19%) SWIFT
4 6 (2.39%) Derivative
5 5 (1.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.59%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.59%) User Experience
7 3 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.20%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.80%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.80%) Equities
8 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.80%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.76%) Windows
2 17 (6.77%) Linux
3 14 (5.58%) Unix
4 10 (3.98%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.59%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.19%) AIX
6 8 (3.19%) Android
6 8 (3.19%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.59%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
11 1 (0.40%) VMS
11 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (10.76%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (10.76%) DevOps
3 26 (10.36%) CRM
4 25 (9.96%) Migration
5 22 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (7.97%) Analytics
7 19 (7.57%) SDLC
8 18 (7.17%) Information Security
9 17 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
10 16 (6.37%) Project Management
11 13 (5.18%) Business Analysis
11 13 (5.18%) Change Management
11 13 (5.18%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (4.78%) Asset Management
12 12 (4.78%) ITIL
13 11 (4.38%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (3.59%) Test Automation
16 8 (3.19%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 33 (13.15%) SQL
2 30 (11.95%) Java
3 13 (5.18%) C#
4 11 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.59%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.19%) Python
7 5 (1.99%) C
7 5 (1.99%) R
8 3 (1.20%) VBScript
9 2 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.80%) Ruby
9 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.80%) SQR
9 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) ES6
10 1 (0.40%) ES7
10 1 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 10 (3.98%) CISSP
2 9 (3.59%) CISA
3 8 (3.19%) CISM
4 7 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.39%) Degree
6 5 (1.99%) MCSE
6 5 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.20%) MCITP
8 2 (0.80%) CCNP
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.80%) GIAC
8 2 (0.80%) ISEB
8 2 (0.80%) MCSA
8 2 (0.80%) MCSD
8 2 (0.80%) MCTS
8 2 (0.80%) SANS
9 1 (0.40%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.40%) GSSP-.NET
9 1 (0.40%) GSSP-JAVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.18%) GDPR
2 11 (4.38%) QA
3 8 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.79%) SEPA
5 4 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.59%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.20%) GCP
7 2 (0.80%) COBIT
7 2 (0.80%) MiFID
8 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.40%) IFRS
8 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.40%) PMO
8 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (9.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.79%) Docker
3 6 (2.39%) Apache Flume
3 6 (2.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (2.39%) HDFS
4 4 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) NFS
5 1 (0.40%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (2.39%) Ambari
1 6 (2.39%) Apache Slider
1 6 (2.39%) Hadoop YARN
1 6 (2.39%) Oozie
1 6 (2.39%) SCCM
2 5 (1.99%) Puppet
3 4 (1.59%) Ansible
4 3 (1.20%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.80%) Grafana
5 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.80%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.40%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.40%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.40%) Salt
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (17.53%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.37%) Oracle
3 12 (4.78%) SAP
4 11 (4.38%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.59%) Tableau
6 7 (2.79%) Cisco
6 7 (2.79%) ServiceNow
7 6 (2.39%) Hortonworks
8 5 (1.99%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.59%) HP
9 4 (1.59%) jBASE
9 4 (1.59%) Temenos
10 3 (1.20%) Alteryx
10 3 (1.20%) Charles River
10 3 (1.20%) Citrix
10 3 (1.20%) Google
10 3 (1.20%) IBM
10 3 (1.20%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.20%) Splunk
10 3 (1.20%) Workday