Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020.

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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 71 61
Rank change year-on-year +29 -10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 218 231 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 4.45% 3.40% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.77% 3.59% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 155 210
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +3.19% +7.11%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £358
90th Percentile £664 £695 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £503 £505
% change year-on-year -0.50% -0.50% +6.32%
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 4,573 6,443 6,628
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 94.86% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,519 5,036 5,279
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 95
City of London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +10.00% -5.25%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.98 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.55 £33.08 £31.00
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +3.78%

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020, 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 76 (34.86%) Finance
2 28 (12.84%) SAP
3 26 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (11.01%) Migration
5 23 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.09%) SQL
7 21 (9.63%) Oracle
7 21 (9.63%) Microsoft
8 19 (8.72%) Azure
9 17 (7.80%) Analytics
9 17 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (7.34%) Telecoms
11 15 (6.88%) DevOps
12 14 (6.42%) Security Cleared
12 14 (6.42%) Banking
12 14 (6.42%) CRM
13 13 (5.96%) Office 365
13 13 (5.96%) Dynamics 365
14 12 (5.50%) SC Cleared
14 12 (5.50%) AWS
14 12 (5.50%) SharePoint
14 12 (5.50%) Java
14 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
14 12 (5.50%) Windows
15 11 (5.05%) Active Directory
16 10 (4.59%) Linux
16 10 (4.59%) Accounts Payable
16 10 (4.59%) SAP S/4HANA
17 9 (4.13%) Project Delivery
17 9 (4.13%) Data Warehouse

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 (5.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.75%) Confluence
3 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.92%) Site Server
5 1 (0.46%) Apache
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.46%) SAS
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.92%) InDesign
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.46%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (4.59%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (3.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (3.21%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (2.29%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (2.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.83%) NetSuite
5 4 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (1.83%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.83%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.83%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.83%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.92%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
7 2 (0.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.72%) Azure
2 13 (5.96%) Dynamics 365
2 13 (5.96%) Office 365
3 12 (5.50%) AWS
4 8 (3.67%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.75%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.29%) GCP
7 4 (1.83%) OpenShift
7 4 (1.83%) Yammer
8 3 (1.38%) Adobe Analytics
8 3 (1.38%) GitHub
8 3 (1.38%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Flow
8 3 (1.38%) PaaS
8 3 (1.38%) PowerApps
8 3 (1.38%) SaaS
8 3 (1.38%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.92%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.83%) Firewall
2 3 (1.38%) DNS
2 3 (1.38%) Network Security
3 2 (0.92%) 4G
3 2 (0.92%) 5G
3 2 (0.92%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (0.92%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.92%) Internet
3 2 (0.92%) LAN
3 2 (0.92%) Skype
3 2 (0.92%) WAN
4 1 (0.46%) DHCP
4 1 (0.46%) H.323
4 1 (0.46%) MPLS
4 1 (0.46%) OpenScape
4 1 (0.46%) Q.931
4 1 (0.46%) SCCP
4 1 (0.46%) SSL
4 1 (0.46%) VLAN
4 1 (0.46%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.67%) Power BI
2 8 (3.67%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.75%) SAP HANA
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.29%) Looker
5 3 (1.38%) Big Data
5 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.38%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.92%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.46%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.46%) Essbase
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle Smart View
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.46%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (4.13%) JIRA
2 5 (2.29%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.92%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.46%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.46%) gulp
5 1 (0.46%) Postman
5 1 (0.46%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 76 (34.86%) Finance
2 16 (7.34%) Telecoms
3 14 (6.42%) Banking
4 8 (3.67%) Marketing
4 8 (3.67%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.21%) Legal
5 7 (3.21%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.29%) Electronics
6 5 (2.29%) Games
6 5 (2.29%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.38%) Fire and Rescue
7 3 (1.38%) Law
7 3 (1.38%) Retail
8 2 (0.92%) German Language
8 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.92%) Publishing
9 1 (0.46%) Billing
9 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.46%) Local Government
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.75%) REST
1 6 (2.75%) Web Services
2 5 (2.29%) XML
3 4 (1.83%) HTML
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (1.83%) SOAP
4 3 (1.38%) .NET
4 3 (1.38%) CSS
4 3 (1.38%) XSLT
5 2 (0.92%) Ajax
5 2 (0.92%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.92%) Apache Sling
5 2 (0.92%) J2SE
5 2 (0.92%) Lucene
5 2 (0.92%) OSGi
5 2 (0.92%) React
5 2 (0.92%) SAML
5 2 (0.92%) Spring
5 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (3.67%) User Experience
2 5 (2.29%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.38%) SWIFT
5 2 (0.92%) Cloud Native
5 2 (0.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.92%) PKI
5 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.46%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.46%) Handset
6 1 (0.46%) iPad
6 1 (0.46%) iSeries
6 1 (0.46%) Replication
6 1 (0.46%) Robotics
6 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (5.50%) Windows
2 10 (4.59%) Linux
3 5 (2.29%) Android
4 3 (1.38%) Unix
5 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.92%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.46%) VMS
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (11.93%) Business Intelligence
2 24 (11.01%) Migration
3 23 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (7.80%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.80%) Analytics
5 15 (6.88%) DevOps
6 14 (6.42%) CRM
7 10 (4.59%) Accounts Payable
8 9 (4.13%) Data Analysis
8 9 (4.13%) Programme Management
8 9 (4.13%) Project Delivery
9 8 (3.67%) Asset Management
9 8 (3.67%) ERP
9 8 (3.67%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (3.67%) Project Management
9 8 (3.67%) Workflow
10 7 (3.21%) Procure-to-Pay
10 7 (3.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (2.75%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (2.75%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.09%) SQL
2 12 (5.50%) Java
2 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (3.67%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.21%) Python
5 5 (2.29%) C#
5 5 (2.29%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.38%) ABAP
6 3 (1.38%) X++
7 2 (0.92%) PHP
7 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.92%) Ruby
8 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.46%) C
8 1 (0.46%) Go
8 1 (0.46%) Groovy
8 1 (0.46%) R
8 1 (0.46%) Scala
8 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.21%) Degree
4 6 (2.75%) CISM
4 6 (2.75%) CISSP
5 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.38%) CCNP
6 3 (1.38%) CRISC
6 3 (1.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.92%) CCIE
7 2 (0.92%) CCNA
7 2 (0.92%) CISA
7 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.46%) CCA
8 1 (0.46%) CCVP
8 1 (0.46%) GIAC
8 1 (0.46%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.46%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.46%) PMP
8 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.75%) Data Quality
1 6 (2.75%) GDPR
2 5 (2.29%) QA
3 3 (1.38%) SLA
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.46%) Basel III
5 1 (0.46%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.46%) IFRS
5 1 (0.46%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.46%) NIST
5 1 (0.46%) PSD2
5 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.46%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (5.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.75%) Docker
3 4 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.92%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) etcd
6 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.46%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.46%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (2.75%) Kubernetes
2 5 (2.29%) SCCM
3 4 (1.83%) Puppet
3 4 (1.83%) vRealize
4 3 (1.38%) Ansible
4 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.38%) Terraform
4 3 (1.38%) WMI
5 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.92%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.46%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.46%) Mesos
6 1 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.46%) rkt
6 1 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.46%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (12.84%) SAP
2 21 (9.63%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.63%) Oracle
3 8 (3.67%) Google
4 6 (2.75%) Cisco
4 6 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (2.29%) Adobe
5 5 (2.29%) Ariba
5 5 (2.29%) VMware
5 5 (2.29%) Workday
6 3 (1.38%) Concur
6 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.38%) Tealium
7 2 (0.92%) BeyondTrust
7 2 (0.92%) Cognos
7 2 (0.92%) CyberArk
7 2 (0.92%) Hyperion
7 2 (0.92%) Kronos
7 2 (0.92%) Okta
7 2 (0.92%) OneTrust