The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Technical Consultant
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 153 171
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 4 10 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.30% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.31% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 20
Median daily rate £513 £456 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.32% -1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £443 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
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 3152 3242 5437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.72% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2629 4189
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in the City of London

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in the City of London

Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (26.32%) Workflow
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) Banking
6 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
6 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (5.26%) Data Centre

Technical 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (5.26%) NetSuite
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle CX
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Power BI
2 1 (5.26%) PowerPivot
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JDeveloper
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
1 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) CRM
2 5 (26.32%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Case Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 1 (5.26%) Prototyping
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) SOA
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) vCloud
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (10.53%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp