Period
to 29 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 50 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 71 236 261
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 3.65% 4.10% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% 4.39% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 168 182
Median daily rate £550 £500 £514
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.68% +3.27%
10th Percentile £413 £367 £375
90th Percentile £743 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £52.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 1,788 5,374 6,729
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 93.35% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,278 4,199 5,336
Median daily rate £518 £512 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.07% +2.40% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £305
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £515 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +3.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 63 114
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +9.63% +6.86%
10th Percentile £17.60 £12.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.05 £52.05 £26.90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.92 £18.70
% change year-on-year +67.34% +11.84% +1.63%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in the City of London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in the City of London.

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 29 November 2020. 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
London Bridge - 1 - - 1
Consultant
Central London

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 19 (26.76%) Azure
3 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
4 13 (18.31%) SQL
5 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
6 10 (14.08%) Office 365
7 8 (11.27%) Oracle
7 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (11.27%) Migration
7 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.27%) Power Platform
8 7 (9.86%) VMware
8 7 (9.86%) Front Office
8 7 (9.86%) SAP
8 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (9.86%) Power BI
9 6 (8.45%) Fintech
9 6 (8.45%) DevOps
9 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (8.45%) IaaS
9 6 (8.45%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (8.45%) Windows
9 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
9 6 (8.45%) Java
9 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
9 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
9 6 (8.45%) ETL
9 6 (8.45%) 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 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.82%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.82%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.41%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.41%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.76%) Azure
2 10 (14.08%) Office 365
3 8 (11.27%) Power Platform
4 6 (8.45%) Azure Data Factory
4 6 (8.45%) IaaS
5 4 (5.63%) AWS
6 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.82%) PaaS
6 2 (2.82%) SaaS
6 2 (2.82%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (1.41%) Dropbox
7 1 (1.41%) GCP
7 1 (1.41%) Logic Apps
7 1 (1.41%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.82%) Skype
1 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.41%) DNS
2 1 (1.41%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) Power BI
2 6 (8.45%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.23%) Big Data
3 3 (4.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Hudson
1 2 (2.82%) PowerBuilder
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Front Office
3 6 (8.45%) Banking
4 5 (7.04%) Retail
5 3 (4.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Billing
6 1 (1.41%) Law
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Kafka
1 2 (2.82%) LDAP
1 2 (2.82%) React
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Core
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.04%) Fixed Income
1 5 (7.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.23%) Replication
3 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.82%) User Experience
3 2 (2.82%) Wiki
4 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.45%) Windows
2 4 (5.63%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Unix
4 1 (1.41%) HPUX
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (11.27%) Migration
2 8 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.45%) Data Modelling
3 6 (8.45%) DevOps
3 6 (8.45%) ETL
3 6 (8.45%) Fintech
4 5 (7.04%) Analytics
4 5 (7.04%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (5.63%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.63%) Time Management
6 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.23%) Data Architecture
6 3 (4.23%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (4.23%) Information Security
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) Java
2 6 (8.45%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.82%) ABAP
3 2 (2.82%) C
3 2 (2.82%) C++
3 2 (2.82%) Python
3 2 (2.82%) Ruby
3 2 (2.82%) TypeScript
3 2 (2.82%) VB
3 2 (2.82%) VBA
3 2 (2.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 2 (2.82%) CISSP
3 2 (2.82%) MCSE
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CISM
4 1 (1.41%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.41%) AIFMD
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) MiFID
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
3 1 (1.41%) UCITS
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Ceph
3 2 (2.82%) NFS
3 2 (2.82%) VMFS
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 1 (1.41%) Docker
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) Kubernetes
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.82%) Mesos
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.82%) Nagios
2 2 (2.82%) RSA Archer
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) Terraform
3 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) Oracle
3 7 (9.86%) SAP
3 7 (9.86%) VMware
4 4 (5.63%) NetApp
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco
5 3 (4.23%) HP
5 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.82%) Citrix
6 2 (2.82%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.82%) DocuSign
6 2 (2.82%) EMC
6 2 (2.82%) OpenText
6 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.82%) Veeam
6 2 (2.82%) Workday
7 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.41%) IFS