Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 55 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 -16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 283 265 369
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.94% 4.07% 4.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 4.26% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 197 257
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -3.49%
10th Percentile £357 £363 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £601
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £34.36 - £55.50
Central London median hourly rate £34.36 £60.00 £55.50
% change year-on-year -42.73% +8.11% -

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 6793 6216 8101
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.37% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5389 4927 6388
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 73 112
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -6.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.58 £11.18
90th Percentile £30.75 £54.03 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.90% -4.40% +9.09%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 99 (34.98%) Finance
2 51 (18.02%) Microsoft
3 43 (15.19%) Banking
4 35 (12.37%) Migration
5 30 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (9.89%) SQL
7 28 (9.89%) CRM
8 24 (8.48%) Project Management
9 23 (8.13%) Information Security
9 23 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
11 20 (7.07%) Windows
11 20 (7.07%) Linux
12 19 (6.71%) Java
12 19 (6.71%) DevOps
13 18 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (6.36%) GDPR
13 18 (6.36%) Office 365
14 17 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
14 17 (6.01%) Active Directory
15 16 (5.65%) Oracle
15 16 (5.65%) SharePoint
16 15 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
16 15 (5.30%) JavaScript
16 15 (5.30%) .NET
16 15 (5.30%) ITIL
17 14 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 14 (4.95%) Dynamics 365
17 14 (4.95%) Analytics

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 16 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.41%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.41%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.06%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.06%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.71%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) Drupal
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.71%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (8.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.77%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.41%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.41%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.06%) Actimize
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.71%) Bloomberg AIM
6 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.71%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.71%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.71%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.71%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.36%) Office 365
3 14 (4.95%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.83%) PaaS
6 7 (2.47%) IaaS
7 6 (2.12%) Google Analytics
7 6 (2.12%) SaaS
8 4 (1.41%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.06%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.71%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.35%) G Suite
11 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.77%) DNS
1 5 (1.77%) Firewall
1 5 (1.77%) NetScaler
1 5 (1.77%) SSL
2 4 (1.41%) Internet
2 4 (1.41%) SAN
2 4 (1.41%) Skype
2 4 (1.41%) VPN
3 3 (1.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.71%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.71%) Network Security
4 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.35%) DHCP
5 1 (0.35%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (0.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.47%) Power BI
4 5 (1.77%) MySQL
5 3 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.71%) Big Data
6 2 (0.71%) Blockchain
6 2 (0.71%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.71%) HBase
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.71%) QlikView
6 2 (0.71%) Semantic Layer
6 2 (0.71%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) JIRA
2 4 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.06%) Selenium
4 2 (0.71%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.35%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) Maven
5 1 (0.35%) RSpec
5 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.35%) webpack
General
1 99 (34.98%) Finance
2 43 (15.19%) Banking
3 10 (3.53%) Marketing
4 8 (2.83%) Legal
5 7 (2.47%) General Ledger
5 7 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.12%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.77%) Front Office
8 4 (1.41%) Back Office
8 4 (1.41%) Publishing
8 4 (1.41%) Retail
9 3 (1.06%) Advertising
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
10 2 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.35%) International Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.30%) .NET
2 7 (2.47%) HTML
2 7 (2.47%) Web Services
2 7 (2.47%) XML
3 6 (2.12%) J2EE
4 5 (1.77%) Middleware
5 4 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
5 4 (1.41%) SOAP
5 4 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.06%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.06%) CSS
6 3 (1.06%) Java EE
6 3 (1.06%) JSP
6 3 (1.06%) LAMP
6 3 (1.06%) Node.js
7 2 (0.71%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.71%) Kafka
7 2 (0.71%) REST
7 2 (0.71%) RESTful
7 2 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.18%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.47%) Derivative
4 6 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.77%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.41%) Equities
6 4 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (1.06%) Clustering
7 3 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.06%) Equity Derivative
7 3 (1.06%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.06%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.06%) PKI
7 3 (1.06%) User Experience
8 2 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.07%) Linux
1 20 (7.07%) Windows
2 10 (3.53%) Unix
3 8 (2.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.77%) AIX
4 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.06%) Windows 10
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.71%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (12.37%) Migration
2 30 (10.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 29 (10.25%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (9.89%) CRM
5 24 (8.48%) Project Management
6 23 (8.13%) Information Security
7 19 (6.71%) DevOps
8 17 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.30%) ITIL
9 15 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (4.95%) Analytics
11 13 (4.59%) Change Management
11 13 (4.59%) Risk Management
12 11 (3.89%) Business Analysis
12 11 (3.89%) Identity Access Management
13 10 (3.53%) Data Protection
13 10 (3.53%) GAP Analysis
13 10 (3.53%) Workflow
14 9 (3.18%) Asset Management
14 9 (3.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.89%) SQL
2 19 (6.71%) Java
3 15 (5.30%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.24%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.89%) C#
6 7 (2.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.41%) C
8 3 (1.06%) Python
9 2 (0.71%) ABAP
9 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.71%) R
9 2 (0.71%) Scala
9 2 (0.71%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.35%) Ruby
10 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
10 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (3.53%) Degree
2 8 (2.83%) CISSP
3 7 (2.47%) CISM
4 6 (2.12%) CISA
4 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.41%) MCSE
5 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) CRISC
6 2 (0.71%) ISACA
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (0.71%) MCITP
6 2 (0.71%) MCSA
6 2 (0.71%) MCTS
7 1 (0.35%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.35%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (0.35%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.36%) GDPR
2 14 (4.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.53%) QA
4 6 (2.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.41%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.06%) PMO
6 3 (1.06%) SEPA
7 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.71%) MiFID
8 1 (0.35%) COBIT
8 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.35%) EMIR
8 1 (0.35%) GCP
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.35%) RMADS
8 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.18%) Docker
3 6 (2.12%) LXC
4 4 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.06%) XenApp
5 3 (1.06%) XenServer
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.71%) HDFS
6 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.71%) vSphere
6 2 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (3.53%) SCCM
2 8 (2.83%) Ansible
3 7 (2.47%) Terraform
4 6 (2.12%) Grafana
4 6 (2.12%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.71%) Ambari
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Slider
6 2 (0.71%) Control-M
6 2 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.71%) Oozie
6 2 (0.71%) vRealize
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.35%) Puppet
7 1 (0.35%) SCOM
7 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 51 (18.02%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.65%) Oracle
3 12 (4.24%) Cisco
4 10 (3.53%) IBM
5 8 (2.83%) SAP
6 7 (2.47%) Google
7 6 (2.12%) Adobe
7 6 (2.12%) Citrix
7 6 (2.12%) EMC
8 5 (1.77%) HP
8 5 (1.77%) Symantec
8 5 (1.77%) Tableau
9 4 (1.41%) Charles River
9 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.06%) BMC
10 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.06%) Cognos
10 3 (1.06%) Hitachi
10 3 (1.06%) NetApp