Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

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
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 81 49
Rank change year-on-year +17 -32 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 156 97 84
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.46% 2.78% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.72% 2.98% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 75 56
10th Percentile £396 £408 £358
25th Percentile £519 £484 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £688 £675 £606
90th Percentile £750 £790 £850
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £508
% change year-on-year +4.35% +13.30% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £32.00 -

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 4,192 3,260 1,953
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 93.36% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,951 2,402 1,447
10th Percentile £350 £363 £313
25th Percentile £463 £450 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £550 £513
Median % change year-on-year +2.73% +7.21% -0.39%
75th Percentile £688 £650 £600
90th Percentile £775 £725 £686
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 45 32
10th Percentile £16.20 £12.38 £12.93
25th Percentile £22.00 £15.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate £45.00 £25.50 £36.75
Median % change year-on-year +76.47% -30.61% +83.75%
75th Percentile £57.50 £37.25 £44.28
90th Percentile £78.75 £65.05 £52.03
Central London median hourly rate £42.00 £25.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year +64.71% -28.17% +75.31%

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 18 August 2022.

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 18 August 2022, Consultant contract jobs required the following 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 70 (44.87%) Finance
2 33 (21.15%) Oracle
3 30 (19.23%) Linux
4 28 (17.95%) Social Skills
5 27 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 25 (16.03%) Windows
7 24 (15.38%) SQL
8 21 (13.46%) SQL Server
8 21 (13.46%) Risk Management
8 21 (13.46%) AWS
9 20 (12.82%) SAP
10 19 (12.18%) Python
11 17 (10.90%) Java
12 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
12 16 (10.26%) Azure
13 15 (9.62%) ETL
14 14 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (8.97%) Migration
15 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
15 13 (8.33%) Agile
15 13 (8.33%) DevOps
16 12 (7.69%) Ansible
16 12 (7.69%) Validation
16 12 (7.69%) Information Security
16 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
16 12 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (7.05%) Web Services
17 11 (7.05%) XML

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 (5.77%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.92%) JBoss
3 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Oracle Cash Management
1 9 (5.77%) Oracle Receivables
2 8 (5.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 7 (4.49%) Actimize
4 6 (3.85%) Workday HCM
5 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.92%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.92%) Visualfiles
6 2 (1.28%) Cloudability
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.64%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.64%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.64%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.64%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.46%) AWS
2 16 (10.26%) Azure
3 10 (6.41%) Power Platform
4 8 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (3.21%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (3.21%) PowerApps
5 5 (3.21%) SaaS
6 4 (2.56%) Azure DevOps
6 4 (2.56%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.56%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.92%) GitHub
7 3 (1.92%) IaaS
7 3 (1.92%) PaaS
8 2 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.28%) GCP
8 2 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.77%) SSL
2 3 (1.92%) Network Security
3 2 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (1.28%) DNS
3 2 (1.28%) Firewall
3 2 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.64%) DMZ
4 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (0.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (0.64%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.64%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.64%) LAN
4 1 (0.64%) Sourcefire
4 1 (0.64%) SSH
4 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.64%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.64%) VPN
4 1 (0.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.41%) DataStage
3 10 (6.41%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (5.77%) Crystal Reports
4 9 (5.77%) Oracle Database
5 8 (5.13%) Power BI
6 3 (1.92%) SAP HANA
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon Aurora
7 2 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.28%) DynamoDB
8 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.64%) JasperReports
8 1 (0.64%) Metadata
8 1 (0.64%) MySQL
8 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.64%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) GitLab
1 2 (1.28%) SonarQube
1 2 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.64%) Gradle
2 1 (0.64%) Introscope
2 1 (0.64%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.64%) Selenium
2 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 70 (44.87%) Finance
2 28 (17.95%) Social Skills
3 27 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.41%) Back Office
4 10 (6.41%) Banking
5 8 (5.13%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.49%) French Language
7 4 (2.56%) Marketing
7 4 (2.56%) Retail
8 3 (1.92%) Legal
8 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.28%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (1.28%) General Ledger
9 2 (1.28%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.28%) Law
9 2 (1.28%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (1.28%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.64%) Billing
10 1 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.05%) Node.js
1 11 (7.05%) Web Services
1 11 (7.05%) XML
2 9 (5.77%) SAML
2 9 (5.77%) XSD
3 5 (3.21%) Middleware
4 3 (1.92%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.28%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.28%) Spring
6 1 (0.64%) Azure Blueprints
6 1 (0.64%) BAPI
6 1 (0.64%) CSS
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) JSON
6 1 (0.64%) Kafka
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.64%) REST
6 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.64%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.64%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (3.85%) User Experience
3 2 (1.28%) CESG
3 2 (1.28%) PKI
3 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.28%) Virtual Team
4 1 (0.64%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.64%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.64%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (0.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.64%) FMCG
4 1 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.64%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.23%) Linux
2 25 (16.03%) Windows
3 10 (6.41%) Unix
4 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.92%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.64%) Android
6 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.46%) Risk Management
2 15 (9.62%) ETL
3 14 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (8.97%) Migration
4 13 (8.33%) Agile
4 13 (8.33%) DevOps
5 12 (7.69%) Information Security
5 12 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (7.69%) Validation
6 11 (7.05%) Workflow
7 10 (6.41%) Accounts Receivable
7 10 (6.41%) Business Analysis
7 10 (6.41%) Data Validation
7 10 (6.41%) ETL Development
7 10 (6.41%) Software Testing
7 10 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (6.41%) Technical Analysis
8 9 (5.77%) Cash Management
8 9 (5.77%) Data Analysis
8 9 (5.77%) Data Matching
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.38%) SQL
2 19 (12.18%) Python
3 17 (10.90%) Java
4 6 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.28%) ABAP
5 2 (1.28%) Go
5 2 (1.28%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.64%) C
6 1 (0.64%) C#
6 1 (0.64%) C++
6 1 (0.64%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.64%) Perl
6 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.64%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.77%) CISSP
4 7 (4.49%) Degree
5 5 (3.21%) CISM
6 4 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.56%) OCP
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.92%) CISA
8 2 (1.28%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.28%) CRISC
8 2 (1.28%) GIAC
8 2 (1.28%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.64%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.64%) CCIE
9 1 (0.64%) CCIE Security
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.49%) QA
3 5 (3.21%) GDPR
3 5 (3.21%) NIST
4 4 (2.56%) NCSC
4 4 (2.56%) PMO
5 3 (1.92%) GRC
6 2 (1.28%) RMADS
7 1 (0.64%) COBIT
7 1 (0.64%) PSD2
System Software
1 5 (3.21%) Active Directory
1 5 (3.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (7.69%) Ansible
2 6 (3.85%) Terraform
3 5 (3.21%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.64%) Control-M
4 1 (0.64%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.64%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.64%) Istio
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.64%) RSA Archer
4 1 (0.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (21.15%) Oracle
2 27 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.82%) SAP
4 10 (6.41%) F5
4 10 (6.41%) Informatica
5 9 (5.77%) Actuate
5 9 (5.77%) Brio
6 8 (5.13%) Workday
7 7 (4.49%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (2.56%) Cisco
9 3 (1.92%) Aderant
9 3 (1.92%) Alteryx
9 3 (1.92%) CA
9 3 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.28%) Broadcom
10 2 (1.28%) Citrix
10 2 (1.28%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.28%) Splunk
10 2 (1.28%) Zscaler