Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 57 48
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 272 278 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.89% 4.07% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 4.28% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 203 201
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £648 £603
Central London median daily rate £515 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +8.42% - +3.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
City of London median hourly rate - £34.36 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.28% +19.33%
Central London median hourly rate - £34.36 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -37.53% +31.26%

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 6,638 6,501 6,394
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.22% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,250 5,049 5,112
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 87 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £26.85 £30.30 £50.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Moorgate - 1 £200 -
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 26 September 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 93 (34.19%) Finance
2 49 (18.01%) SQL
3 38 (13.97%) Microsoft
4 31 (11.40%) Oracle
5 29 (10.66%) SAP
6 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
7 27 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (9.19%) Degree
8 25 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (8.82%) Migration
9 24 (8.82%) Active Directory
9 24 (8.82%) Windows
10 23 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (8.09%) Unix
11 22 (8.09%) VMware
11 22 (8.09%) Analytics
12 21 (7.72%) Java
12 21 (7.72%) Banking
13 20 (7.35%) Information Security
13 20 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (7.35%) Office 365
14 19 (6.99%) .NET
14 19 (6.99%) Middleware
15 18 (6.62%) HTML
15 18 (6.62%) SCCM
16 17 (6.25%) Financial Institution
16 17 (6.25%) C#
16 17 (6.25%) Mentoring
17 16 (5.88%) 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 13 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 12 (4.41%) SAS
3 9 (3.31%) Ethereum
3 9 (3.31%) Hyperledger
4 6 (2.21%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.21%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.47%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.10%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.74%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Confluence
8 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (5.15%) Actimize
2 9 (3.31%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (3.31%) R3 Corda
3 6 (2.21%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (2.21%) Workday HCM
4 5 (1.84%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.47%) Temenos Globus
5 4 (1.47%) Temenos T24
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (1.10%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.74%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.74%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.74%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.35%) Office 365
3 10 (3.68%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.57%) SaaS
6 6 (2.21%) IaaS
7 5 (1.84%) Boomi
8 4 (1.47%) GitHub
8 4 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (1.10%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.74%) PaaS
10 2 (0.74%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.37%) Route 53
11 1 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.31%) Firewall
2 7 (2.57%) Skype
3 6 (2.21%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.47%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.47%) SSL
5 3 (1.10%) DNS
5 3 (1.10%) Extranet
5 3 (1.10%) Network Security
5 3 (1.10%) SMS
6 2 (0.74%) DHCP
6 2 (0.74%) Junos
6 2 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.37%) BGP
7 1 (0.37%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.37%) HTTP
7 1 (0.37%) Internet
7 1 (0.37%) OSPF
7 1 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.37%) WAN
7 1 (0.37%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.41%) Power BI
5 10 (3.68%) Blockchain
5 10 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.21%) Big Data
6 6 (2.21%) BigQuery
6 6 (2.21%) Looker
7 5 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (1.84%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.10%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.10%) HBase
9 3 (1.10%) MySQL
9 3 (1.10%) OLTP
10 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.47%) JIRA
2 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.74%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.74%) GitLab
4 2 (0.74%) Robot Framework
4 2 (0.74%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.37%) Ant
5 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.37%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.37%) Selenium
5 1 (0.37%) Toad
5 1 (0.37%) Travis CI
General
1 93 (34.19%) Finance
2 21 (7.72%) Banking
3 17 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 14 (5.15%) Back Office
5 8 (2.94%) Marketing
6 7 (2.57%) Legal
6 7 (2.57%) Retail
7 5 (1.84%) Front Office
8 4 (1.47%) Advertising
8 4 (1.47%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.47%) Law
8 4 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.10%) Billing
10 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.99%) .NET
1 19 (6.99%) Middleware
2 18 (6.62%) HTML
3 16 (5.88%) XML
4 7 (2.57%) REST
5 6 (2.21%) Web Services
6 5 (1.84%) CSS
6 5 (1.84%) Kafka
7 4 (1.47%) JSON
7 4 (1.47%) OAuth
8 3 (1.10%) J2EE
8 3 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.74%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.74%) Java EE
9 2 (0.74%) JSP
9 2 (0.74%) OpenID
9 2 (0.74%) SOAP
9 2 (0.74%) WCF
9 2 (0.74%) WF
9 2 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.15%) Fintech
3 13 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (3.31%) Bitcoin
4 9 (3.31%) Blog
5 6 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.21%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.84%) FMCG
6 5 (1.84%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.84%) User Experience
7 4 (1.47%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.47%) Equities
7 4 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (1.47%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.10%) PKI
8 3 (1.10%) Replication
9 2 (0.74%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.82%) Windows
2 22 (8.09%) Unix
3 10 (3.68%) Linux
3 10 (3.68%) Windows 10
3 10 (3.68%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.57%) Windows 7
5 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.10%) AIX
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Android
8 1 (0.37%) CentOS
8 1 (0.37%) DC/OS
8 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (9.93%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (8.82%) Migration
3 23 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (8.09%) Analytics
5 20 (7.35%) Information Security
5 20 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 16 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
8 14 (5.15%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 14 (5.15%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (5.15%) Data Analytics
9 13 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (4.41%) Asset Management
10 12 (4.41%) Change Management
10 12 (4.41%) Risk Management
11 11 (4.04%) ETL
12 10 (3.68%) Data Modelling
13 9 (3.31%) CRM
13 9 (3.31%) ERP
13 9 (3.31%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 49 (18.01%) SQL
2 21 (7.72%) Java
3 17 (6.25%) C#
4 11 (4.04%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.68%) R
6 9 (3.31%) Python
6 9 (3.31%) Solidity
7 8 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 8 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 8 (2.94%) VBA
8 7 (2.57%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.84%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.47%) Perl
11 3 (1.10%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.10%) Ruby
11 3 (1.10%) U-SQL
12 2 (0.74%) ABAP
13 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.37%) Korn
13 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (9.19%) Degree
2 14 (5.15%) CISM
2 14 (5.15%) CISSP
3 10 (3.68%) CISA
4 9 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.31%) Master's Degree
5 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.84%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 4 (1.47%) CRISC
8 2 (0.74%) ISACA
8 2 (0.74%) MCSE
8 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.37%) CBAP
9 1 (0.37%) CCIE
9 1 (0.37%) CSSLP
9 1 (0.37%) IIBA
9 1 (0.37%) ISEB
9 1 (0.37%) MCSA
9 1 (0.37%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.41%) GDPR
1 12 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.84%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.47%) SLA
5 3 (1.10%) QA
5 3 (1.10%) SEPA
6 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.37%) IFRS
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (2.57%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.21%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.84%) vSphere
7 4 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.47%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.10%) Apache Flume
8 3 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (1.10%) Docker
8 3 (1.10%) HDFS
8 3 (1.10%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.10%) XenApp
9 2 (0.74%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.74%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (6.62%) SCCM
2 5 (1.84%) SCOM
2 5 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.47%) Ansible
4 3 (1.10%) Ambari
4 3 (1.10%) Apache Slider
4 3 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.10%) Oozie
4 3 (1.10%) Terraform
5 2 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.74%) Netcool
5 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.74%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.37%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.37%) Grafana
6 1 (0.37%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.37%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 38 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.40%) Oracle
3 29 (10.66%) SAP
4 22 (8.09%) VMware
5 15 (5.51%) IBM
6 14 (5.15%) Tableau
7 11 (4.04%) Cisco
8 10 (3.68%) Citrix
8 10 (3.68%) Google
9 9 (3.31%) Dell
10 8 (2.94%) Workday
11 5 (1.84%) NetApp
12 4 (1.47%) jBASE
12 4 (1.47%) Sage
12 4 (1.47%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.47%) Splunk
12 4 (1.47%) Temenos
12 4 (1.47%) Wyse
13 3 (1.10%) Hortonworks
13 3 (1.10%) Ivanti