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 29 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.

Technical Consultant
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 152 171
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 15 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.22% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 16
Median daily rate £513 £500 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +6.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
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 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
1 9 (42.86%) CRM
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (23.81%) Workflow
5 4 (19.05%) Banking
5 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
7 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
7 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (9.52%) Unix
7 2 (9.52%) Middleware
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.76%) IIS
8 1 (4.76%) MySQL
8 1 (4.76%) Linux

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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.76%) NetSuite
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) SAN
1 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Ingres
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Fintech
2 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
2 1 (4.76%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) CRM
2 5 (23.81%) Workflow
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (4.76%) Business Activity Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Case Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (4.76%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Use Case
5 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix
4 1 (4.76%) Dynatrace
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) jBASE
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk
4 1 (4.76%) Temenos