Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £514 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 51 44
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 259 270 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.68% 4.19% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 4.37% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 195 222
City of London median daily rate £514 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £378 £363 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £636
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
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 6,679 6,176 6,541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 95.84% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,252 4,740 5,248
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 77 83
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% -2.19%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.52 £11.30
90th Percentile £31.50 £30.07 £32.20
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year +5.23% -6.47% -

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 July 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 19 July 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 - 6
Consultant
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 75 (28.96%) Finance
2 43 (16.60%) SQL
3 33 (12.74%) Banking
4 32 (12.36%) Microsoft
5 31 (11.97%) Java
6 29 (11.20%) Windows
7 28 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 26 (10.04%) Analytics
9 25 (9.65%) Oracle
10 24 (9.27%) Migration
11 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
12 22 (8.49%) Active Directory
12 22 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (8.11%) SAP
14 20 (7.72%) .NET
15 18 (6.95%) C#
15 18 (6.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
16 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (6.56%) Asset Management
16 17 (6.56%) Unix
16 17 (6.56%) Fintech
17 16 (6.18%) Power BI
17 16 (6.18%) DevOps
17 16 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 15 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
19 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
19 14 (5.41%) VMware
19 14 (5.41%) Degree

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 (3.86%) Apache Spark
2 8 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.70%) Apache Solr
4 6 (2.32%) SAS
5 5 (1.93%) Confluence
5 5 (1.93%) Ethereum
5 5 (1.93%) Hyperledger
6 3 (1.16%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.39%) CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (3.47%) Actimize
2 6 (2.32%) Workday HCM
3 5 (1.93%) Distributed Ledger
3 5 (1.93%) R3 Corda
3 5 (1.93%) Temenos Globus
3 5 (1.93%) Temenos T24
4 4 (1.54%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.54%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.54%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.95%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.25%) Office 365
4 8 (3.09%) IaaS
5 6 (2.32%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.93%) Route 53
6 5 (1.93%) SuccessFactors
7 4 (1.54%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.54%) Boomi
7 4 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.54%) SaaS
7 4 (1.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.09%) Kerberos
1 8 (3.09%) SSL
2 6 (2.32%) Firewall
3 5 (1.93%) DNS
4 4 (1.54%) DHCP
4 4 (1.54%) SMS
5 3 (1.16%) Extranet
6 2 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.39%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.39%) Network Security
7 1 (0.39%) Skype
7 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.39%) VLAN
7 1 (0.39%) Wireless
7 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.18%) Power BI
3 16 (6.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 8 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (3.09%) Apache Hive
5 8 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.70%) Big Data
6 7 (2.70%) HBase
7 6 (2.32%) Blockchain
8 5 (1.93%) MySQL
8 5 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Power View
10 3 (1.16%) OLTP
10 3 (1.16%) PowerPivot
10 3 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.47%) JIRA
2 5 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.93%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.54%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.16%) Selenium
4 3 (1.16%) TestComplete
5 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.77%) PeopleTools
5 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) Ant
6 1 (0.39%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.39%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.39%) MSI
6 1 (0.39%) Subversion
6 1 (0.39%) Toad
6 1 (0.39%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (28.96%) Finance
2 33 (12.74%) Banking
3 11 (4.25%) Financial Institution
4 9 (3.47%) Legal
5 7 (2.70%) Back Office
5 7 (2.70%) Front Office
5 7 (2.70%) Marketing
6 6 (2.32%) Retail
7 4 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.54%) Law
8 3 (1.16%) Advertising
9 2 (0.77%) Billing
9 2 (0.77%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.77%) International Banking
9 2 (0.77%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Automotive
10 1 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.72%) .NET
2 12 (4.63%) HTML
2 12 (4.63%) Middleware
3 8 (3.09%) Kafka
3 8 (3.09%) XML
4 5 (1.93%) J2EE
5 4 (1.54%) OAuth
6 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.16%) CSS
6 3 (1.16%) Java EE
6 3 (1.16%) JSP
6 3 (1.16%) OAuth2
7 2 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.77%) JSON
7 2 (0.77%) OpenID
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.77%) REST
7 2 (0.77%) WCF
7 2 (0.77%) Web Services
7 2 (0.77%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.56%) Fintech
2 13 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.09%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.09%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.32%) Equities
6 5 (1.93%) Derivative
6 5 (1.93%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.54%) Bitcoin
7 4 (1.54%) Blog
7 4 (1.54%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.54%) PKI
7 4 (1.54%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.54%) User Experience
8 3 (1.16%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.16%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.16%) Replication
9 2 (0.77%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.20%) Windows
2 17 (6.56%) Unix
3 13 (5.02%) Linux
4 12 (4.63%) Windows Server
5 10 (3.86%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.09%) Android
6 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.54%) AIX
8 4 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
10 1 (0.39%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (10.04%) Analytics
2 26 (10.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (9.27%) Migration
4 22 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (6.56%) Asset Management
6 16 (6.18%) DevOps
7 15 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
8 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 13 (5.02%) Change Management
9 13 (5.02%) Data Analytics
9 13 (5.02%) Information Security
9 13 (5.02%) SDLC
10 11 (4.25%) Test Automation
11 10 (3.86%) GAP Analysis
11 10 (3.86%) Project Management
12 9 (3.47%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 9 (3.47%) Business Analysis
12 9 (3.47%) ETL
12 9 (3.47%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.60%) SQL
2 31 (11.97%) Java
3 18 (6.95%) C#
4 13 (5.02%) R
5 11 (4.25%) Python
6 9 (3.47%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 9 (3.47%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.09%) VB.NET
7 8 (3.09%) VBA
8 4 (1.54%) Solidity
9 3 (1.16%) C
9 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.77%) ABAP
10 2 (0.77%) C++
10 2 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.77%) Perl
10 2 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.77%) SQR
10 2 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (5.41%) Degree
2 8 (3.09%) CISM
2 8 (3.09%) CISSP
3 6 (2.32%) CISA
3 6 (2.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.54%) Master's Degree
5 4 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (0.77%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.39%) CFA
7 1 (0.39%) CIMA
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) GIAC
7 1 (0.39%) MBA
7 1 (0.39%) MCITP
7 1 (0.39%) RHCE
7 1 (0.39%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) GDPR
2 6 (2.32%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.93%) QA
4 4 (1.54%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.54%) SEPA
5 3 (1.16%) GCP
5 3 (1.16%) SLA
6 2 (0.77%) MiFID
7 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.39%) IFRS
7 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.70%) Apache Flume
2 7 (2.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 7 (2.70%) HDFS
2 7 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.93%) Docker
4 4 (1.54%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.54%) vSphere
4 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.77%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.39%) NFS
7 1 (0.39%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.39%) OpenDJ
7 1 (0.39%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.39%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.86%) SCCM
2 7 (2.70%) Ambari
2 7 (2.70%) Apache Slider
2 7 (2.70%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (2.70%) Oozie
3 4 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (1.54%) Terraform
4 3 (1.16%) Ansible
4 3 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.16%) Puppet
5 2 (0.77%) Grafana
5 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.77%) PowerCLI
5 2 (0.77%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.39%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.39%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.39%) ThinApp
6 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 32 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.65%) Oracle
3 21 (8.11%) SAP
4 14 (5.41%) VMware
5 10 (3.86%) Cisco
5 10 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.47%) IBM
7 7 (2.70%) Citrix
7 7 (2.70%) Hortonworks
7 7 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.70%) Tableau
7 7 (2.70%) Workday
8 5 (1.93%) Dell
8 5 (1.93%) jBASE
8 5 (1.93%) Temenos
9 4 (1.54%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.54%) Cognos
9 4 (1.54%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.16%) Wyse