The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £524 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
London / Croydon
Rank 20 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 9 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 5.17% 1.79% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 1.84% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £524 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £320 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £515 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £439 £438
% change year-on-year +2.56% +0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +95.91%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169 272 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 97.13% 97.49% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 227 90
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £320 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon that featured Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Croydon

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Croydon.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Croydon

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in Croydon.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Croydon

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Croydon region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 34 (80.95%) Docker
1 34 (80.95%) DevOps
2 30 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 30 (71.43%) SC Cleared
3 26 (61.90%) Terraform
4 25 (59.52%) Kubernetes
5 24 (57.14%) Ansible
6 21 (50.00%) Puppet
7 20 (47.62%) Jenkins
8 18 (42.86%) Linux
9 15 (35.71%) Maven
9 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
9 15 (35.71%) nginx
10 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
10 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (33.33%) Oracle
11 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
12 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
12 12 (28.57%) Rancher
13 11 (26.19%) VPN
14 10 (23.81%) C
14 10 (23.81%) Java
14 10 (23.81%) JIRA
14 10 (23.81%) Scrum
14 10 (23.81%) Bash Shell
14 10 (23.81%) Hadoop
14 10 (23.81%) CentOS
15 9 (21.43%) Confluence
15 9 (21.43%) VMware

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon 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 15 (35.71%) nginx
2 9 (21.43%) Confluence
3 8 (19.05%) Apache
4 7 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (30.95%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
3 3 (7.14%) Route 53
3 3 (7.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) VPN
2 8 (19.05%) DNS
2 8 (19.05%) Firewall
2 8 (19.05%) LDAP
3 7 (16.67%) IPsec
3 7 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
3 7 (16.67%) OpenVPN
3 7 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 7 (16.67%) SSH
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 10 (23.81%) Hadoop
3 9 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (11.90%) Big Data
6 3 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 20 (47.62%) Jenkins
2 15 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 15 (35.71%) Maven
3 10 (23.81%) JIRA
4 7 (16.67%) Ant
4 7 (16.67%) JIRA Agile
4 7 (16.67%) JUnit
4 7 (16.67%) Liquibase
4 7 (16.67%) SonarQube
4 7 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.38%) MSI
5 1 (2.38%) Talend Open Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (16.67%) MCollective
2 7 (16.67%) Software Packaging
3 5 (11.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle Streams
5 2 (4.76%) Spring
5 2 (4.76%) Spring Security
6 1 (2.38%) Kafka
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Public Cloud
1 3 (7.14%) Replication
2 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (42.86%) Linux
2 10 (23.81%) CentOS
3 7 (16.67%) CoreOS
3 7 (16.67%) RancherOS
3 7 (16.67%) VyOS
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Unix
5 1 (2.38%) Windows
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) DevOps
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (23.81%) Scrum
5 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 8 (19.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (16.67%) Identity Management
6 7 (16.67%) Security Operations
6 7 (16.67%) Service Management
6 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (16.67%) Workflow
7 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.52%) ETL
8 3 (7.14%) Data Transformation
8 3 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.14%) Visualisation
9 2 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (4.76%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Bash Shell
1 10 (23.81%) C
1 10 (23.81%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) Go
2 7 (16.67%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.14%) Ruby
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) Scala
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 30 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) CLAS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 34 (80.95%) Docker
2 8 (19.05%) Squid
2 8 (19.05%) vCloud
3 7 (16.67%) Postfix
4 2 (4.76%) HDFS
5 1 (2.38%) Corosync
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (61.90%) Terraform
2 25 (59.52%) Kubernetes
3 24 (57.14%) Ansible
4 21 (50.00%) Puppet
5 12 (28.57%) Rancher
6 8 (19.05%) Consul
6 8 (19.05%) Packer
6 8 (19.05%) ZABBIX
7 7 (16.67%) Docker Swarm
7 7 (16.67%) HAProxy
7 7 (16.67%) Kibana
7 7 (16.67%) logstash
7 7 (16.67%) rkt
7 7 (16.67%) Sysdig
8 6 (14.29%) yum
9 3 (7.14%) Data Guard
10 1 (2.38%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (2.38%) Pacemaker
10 1 (2.38%) Rsyslog
10 1 (2.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (21.43%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) AppDynamics
4 7 (16.67%) Sonatype
4 7 (16.67%) Vyatta
5 3 (7.14%) Sybase
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.38%) CA
7 1 (2.38%) Hortonworks
7 1 (2.38%) Informatica
7 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.38%) Talend
7 1 (2.38%) Teradata