The median contractor rate for a Senior Business Consultant was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Business Consultant
London / City of London
Rank 152 157 188
Rank change year-on-year +5 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Business Consultant 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.032% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £700 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2888 3140 4850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.32% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2502 3650
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Senior Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Business Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Business Consultant in the City of London

Senior Business 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 Senior Business Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Business Consultant in the City of London

Senior Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Senior Business Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Senior Business Consultant in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) StatPro
1 2 (66.67%) Fixed Income
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Attribution
1 2 (66.67%) FactSet
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (33.33%) Power BI
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) Data Lake
2 1 (33.33%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Sylvan
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) OLAP
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) QlikView

Senior Business Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sylvan
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lake Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (33.33%) Data Lake
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) OLAP
1 1 (33.33%) Power BI
1 1 (33.33%) QlikView
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Fixed Income
2 1 (33.33%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Attribution
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
2 1 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) FactSet
1 2 (66.67%) StatPro
2 1 (33.33%) Advent
2 1 (33.33%) BISAM
2 1 (33.33%) Bloomberg
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Tableau