Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 63 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 -6 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 259 279 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.67% 3.91% 3.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.85% 4.13% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 213 195
City of London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £369 £358 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £34.36 -
Central London median hourly rate - £34.36 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -42.73% +43.20%

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 6,721 6,753 6,447
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.71% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,334 5,333 5,134
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 97 79
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.45% -4.17%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.40 £11.45
90th Percentile £26.30 £28.96 £41.45
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.08
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.96% -5.10%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 97 (37.45%) Finance
2 39 (15.06%) SQL
3 38 (14.67%) Microsoft
4 32 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (11.58%) Oracle
6 27 (10.42%) SAP
6 27 (10.42%) Migration
7 26 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (9.65%) Degree
9 24 (9.27%) Information Security
10 23 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 22 (8.49%) Active Directory
12 21 (8.11%) Windows
12 21 (8.11%) VMware
13 20 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (7.72%) Unix
13 20 (7.72%) SQL Server
13 20 (7.72%) Java
13 20 (7.72%) Office 365
14 19 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (7.34%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
15 17 (6.56%) HTML
15 17 (6.56%) Data Modelling
16 16 (6.18%) XML
16 16 (6.18%) CISSP
16 16 (6.18%) Middleware
16 16 (6.18%) Risk Management
16 16 (6.18%) CISM
16 16 (6.18%) Financial Institution

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 12 (4.63%) SAS
1 12 (4.63%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.47%) Ethereum
2 9 (3.47%) Hyperledger
3 6 (2.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.93%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.77%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Magnolia
8 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.54%) InfoPath
1 4 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (4.63%) Actimize
2 9 (3.47%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (3.47%) R3 Corda
3 6 (2.32%) SAP S/4HANA
3 6 (2.32%) Workday HCM
4 4 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.54%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.16%) NetSuite
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Assets
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.77%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.77%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.72%) Office 365
3 14 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 9 (3.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (3.09%) SaaS
6 7 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (2.32%) IaaS
8 4 (1.54%) Boomi
8 4 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (1.54%) GitHub
9 3 (1.16%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.16%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.77%) PaaS
10 2 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.39%) Datadog
11 1 (0.39%) G Suite
11 1 (0.39%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.47%) Firewall
2 7 (2.70%) Skype
3 6 (2.32%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.16%) DNS
4 3 (1.16%) Extranet
4 3 (1.16%) Network Security
4 3 (1.16%) SMS
5 2 (0.77%) DHCP
5 2 (0.77%) Junos
5 2 (0.77%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.77%) SSL
5 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.39%) Internet
6 1 (0.39%) MPLS
6 1 (0.39%) SMTP
6 1 (0.39%) VLAN
6 1 (0.39%) VPLS
6 1 (0.39%) WAN
6 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.25%) BigQuery
2 11 (4.25%) Looker
3 10 (3.86%) Blockchain
4 9 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.09%) Power BI
5 8 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.54%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.16%) Big Data
8 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.77%) HBase
9 2 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.77%) QlikView
9 2 (0.77%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.54%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.54%) JIRA
3 3 (1.16%) GitLab
3 3 (1.16%) TestComplete
4 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.77%) Robot Framework
4 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.39%) Ant
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.39%) Mocha
5 1 (0.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) Toad
5 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 97 (37.45%) Finance
2 16 (6.18%) Financial Institution
3 15 (5.79%) Banking
4 14 (5.41%) Back Office
5 11 (4.25%) Marketing
6 7 (2.70%) Legal
6 7 (2.70%) Retail
7 6 (2.32%) Front Office
8 5 (1.93%) General Ledger
9 4 (1.54%) Advertising
9 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.16%) Law
11 2 (0.77%) Billing
11 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.39%) French Language
12 1 (0.39%) Games
12 1 (0.39%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.56%) HTML
2 16 (6.18%) Middleware
2 16 (6.18%) XML
3 12 (4.63%) .NET
4 7 (2.70%) REST
5 5 (1.93%) CSS
5 5 (1.93%) Web Services
6 4 (1.54%) JSON
6 4 (1.54%) Kafka
7 3 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Thrift
8 2 (0.77%) Django
8 2 (0.77%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.77%) Jinja
8 2 (0.77%) OAuth
8 2 (0.77%) OpenID
8 2 (0.77%) SOAP
8 2 (0.77%) WCF
8 2 (0.77%) WF
8 2 (0.77%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.02%) Fintech
3 12 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.47%) Bitcoin
4 9 (3.47%) Blog
4 9 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.32%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.32%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.32%) User Experience
7 5 (1.93%) Equities
8 4 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (1.54%) Derivative
8 4 (1.54%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.54%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.54%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.54%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.11%) Windows
2 20 (7.72%) Unix
3 11 (4.25%) Linux
4 10 (3.86%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.47%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.93%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Android
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (10.42%) Migration
3 24 (9.27%) Information Security
4 20 (7.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (7.34%) Cybersecurity
6 17 (6.56%) Data Modelling
6 17 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
7 16 (6.18%) Analytics
7 16 (6.18%) Risk Management
8 13 (5.02%) Mentoring
9 12 (4.63%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 12 (4.63%) Change Management
9 12 (4.63%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (4.25%) CRM
11 10 (3.86%) Data Analytics
11 10 (3.86%) Security Architecture
12 9 (3.47%) Commercial Awareness
12 9 (3.47%) Value Proposition
Programming Languages
1 39 (15.06%) SQL
2 20 (7.72%) Java
3 13 (5.02%) C#
4 9 (3.47%) Solidity
5 8 (3.09%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.09%) Python
6 7 (2.70%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.93%) R
7 5 (1.93%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.93%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.54%) Perl
8 4 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.54%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.54%) VBA
9 3 (1.16%) ABAP
9 3 (1.16%) Ruby
9 3 (1.16%) U-SQL
10 2 (0.77%) C
11 1 (0.39%) C++
11 1 (0.39%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (9.65%) Degree
2 16 (6.18%) CISM
2 16 (6.18%) CISSP
3 10 (3.86%) CISA
4 9 (3.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.47%) Master's Degree
5 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.93%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 3 (1.16%) CRISC
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.77%) MCSE
8 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.39%) CCAB
9 1 (0.39%) CCIE
9 1 (0.39%) CCNA
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PMP
9 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.25%) GDPR
3 9 (3.47%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.16%) QA
5 3 (1.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.77%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.77%) MiFID
6 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.39%) EMIR
7 1 (0.39%) IFRS
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.39%) SEPA
System Software
1 22 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.70%) XenDesktop
3 6 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (2.32%) vSphere
4 5 (1.93%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.93%) VMware NSX
5 4 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.16%) Docker
6 3 (1.16%) XenApp
7 2 (0.77%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.77%) HDFS
7 2 (0.77%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.77%) OpenDJ
7 2 (0.77%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (6.18%) SCCM
2 5 (1.93%) Ansible
2 5 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.54%) SCOM
4 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.16%) Terraform
5 2 (0.77%) Ambari
5 2 (0.77%) Apache Slider
5 2 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.77%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.77%) Netcool
5 2 (0.77%) Oozie
5 2 (0.77%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.39%) Packer
6 1 (0.39%) QRadar
6 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (14.67%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.58%) Oracle
3 27 (10.42%) SAP
4 21 (8.11%) VMware
5 16 (6.18%) Tableau
6 14 (5.41%) Google
6 14 (5.41%) IBM
7 13 (5.02%) Cisco
8 11 (4.25%) Citrix
9 9 (3.47%) Dell
10 8 (3.09%) Workday
11 6 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.93%) NetApp
13 4 (1.54%) Hyperion
13 4 (1.54%) Splunk
13 4 (1.54%) Wyse
14 3 (1.16%) Bloomberg
14 3 (1.16%) CyberArk
14 3 (1.16%) Juniper
14 3 (1.16%) Talend