The median contractor rate for a Applications Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Consultant
England / London
Rank 374 403 381
Rank change year-on-year +29 -22  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Consultant 24 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 19
Median daily rate £538 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £350 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £365
% change year-on-year +14.28% +19.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £24.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Applications Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Consultant in London

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Consultant in London

Applications Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Consultant in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Consultant in London

Applications Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Consultant in London

Applications Consultant
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 3 £430 -4.44% 1
Applications Consultant
England

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Applications 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 London region featuring Applications Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (29.73%) Performance Management
1 11 (29.73%) Application Performance Management
2 9 (24.32%) AppDynamics
3 8 (21.62%) Java
3 8 (21.62%) Linux
4 7 (18.92%) Finance
5 6 (16.22%) Firewall
5 6 (16.22%) IBM
5 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
6 5 (13.51%) Windows
6 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) Apache
6 5 (13.51%) Python
7 4 (10.81%) Network Security
7 4 (10.81%) Degree
8 3 (8.11%) Ruby
8 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Banking
8 3 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (8.11%) SCCM
8 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.11%) BMC
8 3 (8.11%) Perl
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (8.11%) Clustering
8 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
8 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.11%) SSL

Applications Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 5 (13.51%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) iPlanet
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 4 (10.81%) Network Security
3 3 (8.11%) SSL
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) Extranet
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) AppScan
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (5.41%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) DataPower
2 2 (5.41%) FMCG
2 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Windows
3 2 (5.41%) AIX
3 2 (5.41%) Solaris
3 2 (5.41%) zOS
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) SUSE
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Application Performance Management
1 11 (29.73%) Performance Management
2 3 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
2 3 (8.11%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (8.11%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (5.41%) Coaching
3 2 (5.41%) Migration
3 2 (5.41%) Release Management
3 2 (5.41%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (5.41%) SDLC
3 2 (5.41%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (2.70%) Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Demand Forecasting
4 1 (2.70%) DevOps
4 1 (2.70%) High Availability
4 1 (2.70%) Low Latency
4 1 (2.70%) People Management
4 1 (2.70%) Secure Coding
4 1 (2.70%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) Python
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.11%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) Ruby
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) VB
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) CEH
2 2 (5.41%) CISM
2 2 (5.41%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Nexpose
2 2 (5.41%) QRadar
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Cast Iron
3 1 (2.70%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) AppDynamics
2 6 (16.22%) IBM
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) BMC
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) Acunetix
5 2 (5.41%) Dynatrace
5 2 (5.41%) F5
5 2 (5.41%) Splunk
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) Nintex
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) VMware