Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Consultant was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Business Consultant
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 545 502 487
Rank change year-on-year -43 -15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Consultant 82 121 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 82 67
London median daily rate £468 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +3.95% -5.00%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £363
90th Percentile £633 £699 £735
England median daily rate £450 £456 £453
% change year-on-year -1.37% +0.83% -4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £44.00 -
England median hourly rate - £33.18 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Business Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Business Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Business Consultant in London

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Consultant in London

Business Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Consultant in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Consultant in London

Business Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Consultant in London

Business 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 Business Consultant within the London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +1 10 £513 +13.89% 4
West London -3 6 £413 -21.43% 1
East London -6 1 £550 +17.33%
South London - 1 - -
Business Consultant
England

Business Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 London region featuring Business Consultant in the job title.

1 31 (37.80%) Finance
2 16 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (19.51%) Banking
3 14 (17.07%) SQL
4 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
6 10 (12.20%) Oracle
7 9 (10.98%) SAP
8 8 (9.76%) Investment Banking
8 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.54%) Front Office
9 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
10 6 (7.32%) Fixed Income
10 6 (7.32%) ITIL
10 6 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (7.32%) Change Management
10 6 (7.32%) Unit4 Business World
10 6 (7.32%) Derivative
11 5 (6.10%) Google
11 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (6.10%) Apache Spark
11 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (6.10%) ETL
11 5 (6.10%) OTC Derivatives
12 4 (4.88%) FXall
12 4 (4.88%) Data Lake

Business Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (6.10%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.88%) Apache
3 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.22%) MTS
Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (7.32%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (3.66%) SAP Business One
4 2 (2.44%) Magento
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle E-Business Tax
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (2.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (1.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (1.22%) Infor M3
5 1 (1.22%) Movex
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (1.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.88%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.66%) Office 365
4 1 (1.22%) Algolia
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.88%) Big Data
3 4 (4.88%) BigQuery
3 4 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (4.88%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.66%) Power BI
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.44%) Blockchain
5 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Semantic Layer
General
1 31 (37.80%) Finance
2 16 (19.51%) Banking
3 8 (9.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (8.54%) Front Office
5 4 (4.88%) Back Office
5 4 (4.88%) General Ledger
6 3 (3.66%) Legal
6 3 (3.66%) Marketing
6 3 (3.66%) Retail
7 2 (2.44%) Advertising
7 2 (2.44%) Billing
7 2 (2.44%) Law
7 2 (2.44%) Local Government
8 1 (1.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.22%) International Banking
8 1 (1.22%) Publishing
8 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) MDX
1 2 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Drools
2 1 (1.22%) jBPM
2 1 (1.22%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.32%) Derivative
2 6 (7.32%) Fixed Income
2 6 (7.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.10%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (4.88%) Equities
5 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) NHS
6 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.22%) Fintech
6 1 (1.22%) LIMS
6 1 (1.22%) Market Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.41%) Business Analysis
4 8 (9.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (8.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.32%) Change Management
6 6 (7.32%) ITIL
7 5 (6.10%) ETL
8 4 (4.88%) Analytics
8 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.88%) Data Strategy
8 4 (4.88%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (4.88%) Project Management
8 4 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 4 (4.88%) Scrum
8 4 (4.88%) Service Management
8 4 (4.88%) Validation
9 3 (3.66%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (3.66%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (3.66%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
2 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (1.22%) Java
3 1 (1.22%) Python
3 1 (1.22%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (1.22%) Degree
1 1 (1.22%) PMP
1 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) MiFID
2 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) ITRS Geneos
1 2 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (12.20%) Oracle
2 9 (10.98%) SAP
3 5 (6.10%) Google
4 4 (4.88%) FXall
4 4 (4.88%) ServiceNow
4 4 (4.88%) Tableau
5 3 (3.66%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.44%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.44%) Cognos
6 2 (2.44%) Dynatrace
6 2 (2.44%) IBM
6 2 (2.44%) Retek
6 2 (2.44%) Splunk
7 1 (1.22%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.22%) Baan
7 1 (1.22%) Birst
7 1 (1.22%) BISAM
7 1 (1.22%) FactSet
7 1 (1.22%) Marketo
7 1 (1.22%) StatPro