Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 60 57
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 237 270 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.51% 3.81% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 4.03% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 208 184
City of London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £375 £357 £356
90th Percentile £693 £675 £621
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
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 6,423 6,697 5,962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.40% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,018 5,322 4,733
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 89 67
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.95% -10.55%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.25 £12.84
90th Percentile £31.50 £30.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.13
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.69% -12.18%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019, 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 90 (37.97%) Finance
2 39 (16.46%) SQL
3 31 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (13.08%) Microsoft
4 30 (12.66%) Oracle
5 27 (11.39%) Migration
6 25 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
7 24 (10.13%) SAP
8 23 (9.70%) Information Security
9 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (8.02%) Banking
11 19 (8.02%) E-Commerce
11 19 (8.02%) Data Modelling
12 18 (7.59%) Office 365
12 18 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (7.59%) Degree
13 17 (7.17%) Google
13 17 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (6.75%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (6.33%) CISSP
15 15 (6.33%) CISM
16 14 (5.91%) CRM
16 14 (5.91%) Tableau
17 13 (5.49%) Windows
17 13 (5.49%) Java
17 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
17 13 (5.49%) GDPR
18 12 (5.06%) Unix
18 12 (5.06%) ERP

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 (4.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.53%) SAS
3 5 (2.11%) Ethereum
3 5 (2.11%) Hyperledger
3 5 (2.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.84%) CMS
4 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.42%) Confluence
5 1 (0.42%) GeoServer
5 1 (0.42%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.42%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.84%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (4.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 9 (3.80%) Oracle Payables
3 6 (2.53%) Actimize
3 6 (2.53%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (2.11%) Distributed Ledger
4 5 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (2.11%) R3 Corda
4 5 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (2.11%) SAP SD
5 4 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (1.27%) NetSuite
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.59%) Office 365
3 16 (6.75%) Google Cloud Platform
4 11 (4.64%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (3.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.38%) Dynamics 365
7 7 (2.95%) SaaS
8 6 (2.53%) IaaS
9 3 (1.27%) Serverless
10 2 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.84%) GitHub
10 2 (0.84%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.84%) PaaS
11 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.42%) Boomi
11 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.42%) Datadog
11 1 (0.42%) G Suite
11 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.42%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.53%) Firewall
1 6 (2.53%) Skype
2 5 (2.11%) Unified Communications
3 4 (1.69%) Network Security
4 3 (1.27%) DNS
4 3 (1.27%) Internet
5 2 (0.84%) Junos
5 2 (0.84%) MPLS
6 1 (0.42%) DHCP
6 1 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.42%) SAN
6 1 (0.42%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.42%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.64%) BigQuery
1 11 (4.64%) Looker
1 11 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.95%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.53%) Power BI
4 5 (2.11%) Blockchain
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.69%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.84%) Big Data
7 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.84%) Essbase
7 2 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.84%) Redis
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.11%) WebPagetest
3 4 (1.69%) GitLab
4 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.84%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) JUnit
5 2 (0.84%) Maven
5 2 (0.84%) Robot Framework
5 2 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.42%) Mocha
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.42%) TestComplete
6 1 (0.42%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 90 (37.97%) Finance
2 19 (8.02%) Banking
3 10 (4.22%) Marketing
4 9 (3.80%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.80%) General Ledger
5 8 (3.38%) Back Office
6 7 (2.95%) Front Office
7 6 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.53%) Legal
7 6 (2.53%) Retail
8 4 (1.69%) French Language
8 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.27%) Advertising
9 3 (1.27%) Law
9 3 (1.27%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.84%) German Language
10 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.42%) Billing
11 1 (0.42%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.22%) Middleware
2 9 (3.80%) HTML
3 8 (3.38%) XML
4 6 (2.53%) REST
5 4 (1.69%) .NET
5 4 (1.69%) OAuth
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.69%) Web Services
6 3 (1.27%) CSS
6 3 (1.27%) JSON
6 3 (1.27%) OAuth2
6 3 (1.27%) Spring
7 2 (0.84%) .NET Core
7 2 (0.84%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.84%) Celery
7 2 (0.84%) Django
7 2 (0.84%) Jinja
7 2 (0.84%) scikit-learn
7 2 (0.84%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.84%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.38%) Fintech
4 7 (2.95%) iPad
5 5 (2.11%) Bitcoin
5 5 (2.11%) Blog
5 5 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.11%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.11%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.69%) e-Learning
6 4 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.69%) User Experience
7 3 (1.27%) Derivative
7 3 (1.27%) FMCG
7 3 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.27%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.27%) Replication
7 3 (1.27%) Social Media
7 3 (1.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.49%) Windows
2 12 (5.06%) Unix
3 10 (4.22%) Linux
4 7 (2.95%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.42%) Solaris
6 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (11.39%) Migration
3 23 (9.70%) Information Security
4 22 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (8.02%) Data Modelling
5 19 (8.02%) E-Commerce
6 18 (7.59%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (5.91%) CRM
9 12 (5.06%) ERP
9 12 (5.06%) Procure-to-Pay
10 11 (4.64%) Change Management
10 11 (4.64%) DevOps
10 11 (4.64%) Risk Management
10 11 (4.64%) Security Architecture
11 10 (4.22%) GAP Analysis
12 9 (3.80%) Analytics
12 9 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (3.80%) Thought Leadership
13 8 (3.38%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.46%) SQL
2 13 (5.49%) Java
3 7 (2.95%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.53%) Python
5 5 (2.11%) C#
5 5 (2.11%) Solidity
6 4 (1.69%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.69%) Perl
7 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.84%) ABAP
8 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.84%) Ruby
8 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.84%) U-SQL
9 1 (0.42%) C
9 1 (0.42%) Java 8
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (7.59%) Degree
2 15 (6.33%) CISM
2 15 (6.33%) CISSP
3 11 (4.64%) CISA
4 6 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.11%) Master's Degree
6 4 (1.69%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 4 (1.69%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.27%) CRISC
7 3 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.84%) MCSE
8 2 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.42%) CCIE
9 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.42%) MCSA
9 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.42%) PMP
9 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.49%) GDPR
2 12 (5.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (3.38%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.69%) QA
4 4 (1.69%) SLA
5 3 (1.27%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.27%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.84%) MiFID
7 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.42%) EMIR
7 1 (0.42%) IFRS
System Software
1 13 (5.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.69%) Docker
3 4 (1.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.69%) OpenAM
3 4 (1.69%) OpenDJ
4 3 (1.27%) XenApp
4 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.84%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (4.64%) SCCM
2 7 (2.95%) Terraform
3 6 (2.53%) Ansible
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.27%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.27%) SCOM
6 2 (0.84%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.84%) Netcool
6 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.42%) Packer
7 1 (0.42%) vRealize
7 1 (0.42%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 31 (13.08%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.66%) Oracle
3 24 (10.13%) SAP
4 17 (7.17%) Google
5 14 (5.91%) Tableau
6 12 (5.06%) VMware
7 8 (3.38%) IBM
8 6 (2.53%) Cisco
8 6 (2.53%) Citrix
8 6 (2.53%) Hyperion
8 6 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.11%) NetApp
10 4 (1.69%) Dell
10 4 (1.69%) ForgeRock
10 4 (1.69%) Juniper
11 3 (1.27%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.27%) Charles River
11 3 (1.27%) CyberArk
11 3 (1.27%) HP
11 3 (1.27%) Red Hat