The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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.

Consultant
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 28 26
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1300 1305 1452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.26% 6.10% 6.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 6.41% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 775 822 833
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £342 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £616 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 16
Median hourly rate £62.50 £41.99 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.86% +235.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.90 £48.40 £81.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.10% +18.92%  

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in London

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 Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 26 June 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 -1 137 £500 +5.26% 103
Brentford +5 14 £225 -44.44% 1
Docklands, London -1 5 £325 -46.93%
Canary Wharf -2 5 - -
Croydon -1 4 - -
Enfield - 3 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 £600 +33.33%
Ealing - 2 £463 -
West End of London - 2 £481 -
Hayes - 2 £450 - 1
Harrow +6 1 £425 +7.59%
Westminster +5 1 £575 +45.56%
Hounslow -2 1 £375 -9.63% 1
Thornton Heath - 1 £550 -
West Drayton - 1 £555 -
Hammersmith - 1 £650 -
Bromley - 1 £550 - 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 592 (23.55%) Finance
2 468 (18.62%) SAP
3 294 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 289 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
5 275 (10.94%) SQL
6 227 (9.03%) Banking
7 221 (8.79%) Oracle
8 209 (8.31%) Migration
9 189 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
10 188 (7.48%) Linux
11 185 (7.36%) CRM
12 182 (7.24%) Windows
13 180 (7.16%) Java
14 178 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 168 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
16 159 (6.32%) Retail
16 159 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
17 149 (5.93%) DevOps
18 148 (5.89%) Analytics
19 125 (4.97%) SQL Server
20 124 (4.93%) Active Directory
21 121 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
22 117 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
22 117 (4.65%) .NET
22 117 (4.65%) Security Cleared
23 116 (4.61%) JavaScript
24 113 (4.49%) Project Management
25 111 (4.42%) Change Management
26 110 (4.38%) HTML
27 104 (4.14%) Web Services

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 82 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 42 (1.67%) Skype for Business
3 41 (1.63%) Apache Spark
4 36 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 32 (1.27%) CMS
6 27 (1.07%) SAS
7 23 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 23 (0.91%) Confluence
8 19 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 17 (0.68%) Apache
9 17 (0.68%) IIS
9 17 (0.68%) WebSphere
10 16 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (0.60%) OpenStack
12 14 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
13 13 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 13 (0.52%) Documentum
14 12 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 42 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.24%) SPSS
7 4 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.080%) HipChat
9 2 (0.080%) InDesign
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.040%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 117 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 74 (2.94%) SAP CO
3 70 (2.78%) SAP FI
4 62 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 42 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
6 41 (1.63%) SAP SD
7 35 (1.39%) SAP MM
8 28 (1.11%) SAP HR
9 26 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
10 23 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
10 23 (0.91%) SAP Retail
11 22 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
12 19 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
12 19 (0.76%) SAP ERP
13 17 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
13 17 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
14 16 (0.64%) SAP CRM
14 16 (0.64%) SAP FSCM
14 16 (0.64%) SAP HCM
15 14 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 159 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (3.86%) Office 365
4 42 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (1.51%) IaaS
6 36 (1.43%) PaaS
7 34 (1.35%) SaaS
8 26 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
9 22 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
10 14 (0.56%) Google Analytics
10 14 (0.56%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.56%) Yammer
11 13 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
13 10 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
14 9 (0.36%) Taleo
15 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 8 (0.32%) FinancialForce.com
15 8 (0.32%) GitHub
15 8 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (3.46%) Firewall
2 55 (2.19%) Network Security
3 37 (1.47%) VPN
4 36 (1.43%) LDAP
5 29 (1.15%) Skype
6 25 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 24 (0.95%) DNS
8 22 (0.88%) HTTP
9 21 (0.84%) WAN
10 20 (0.80%) NetScaler
11 18 (0.72%) Internet
12 17 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (0.64%) BIG-IP
13 16 (0.64%) DHCP
13 16 (0.64%) SAN
14 15 (0.60%) SSL
15 14 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (0.52%) LAN
16 13 (0.52%) Wireless
17 12 (0.48%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 72 (2.86%) Big Data
3 59 (2.35%) Hadoop
4 54 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
4 54 (2.15%) SAP HANA
5 39 (1.55%) QlikView
5 39 (1.55%) SAP BW
5 39 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (1.15%) Power BI
7 29 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 27 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
9 23 (0.91%) Oracle Database
10 21 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 20 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
11 20 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 19 (0.76%) Apache Hive
12 19 (0.76%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 18 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 18 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 63 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 51 (2.03%) JIRA
3 44 (1.75%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.31%) Maven
5 25 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 23 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 16 (0.64%) Selenium
9 12 (0.48%) Artifactory
9 12 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.44%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.44%) LSMW
10 11 (0.44%) Subversion
11 10 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 10 (0.40%) TeamCity
12 9 (0.36%) NUnit
13 8 (0.32%) GitLab
13 8 (0.32%) MSTest
13 8 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
14 7 (0.28%) Gradle
General
1 592 (23.55%) Finance
2 227 (9.03%) Banking
3 159 (6.32%) Retail
4 83 (3.30%) Marketing
5 78 (3.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 53 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 46 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 45 (1.79%) Legal
9 44 (1.75%) Investment Banking
10 37 (1.47%) Front Office
11 36 (1.43%) Financial Institution
12 30 (1.19%) Back Office
13 29 (1.15%) Law
14 22 (0.88%) Billing
15 20 (0.80%) Advertising
16 19 (0.76%) General Ledger
17 16 (0.64%) Electronics
18 15 (0.60%) Private Banking
19 11 (0.44%) Retail Banking
20 7 (0.28%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (4.65%) .NET
2 110 (4.38%) HTML
3 104 (4.14%) Web Services
4 76 (3.02%) CSS
5 56 (2.23%) XML
6 40 (1.59%) REST
7 35 (1.39%) Middleware
8 31 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
9 28 (1.11%) ASP.NET
10 27 (1.07%) SOAP
11 26 (1.03%) AngularJS
11 26 (1.03%) JSON
12 24 (0.95%) Spring
13 21 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
14 19 (0.76%) J2EE
14 19 (0.76%) WCF
15 17 (0.68%) .NET Framework
15 17 (0.68%) Kafka
15 17 (0.68%) SAP Basis
16 16 (0.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 189 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 48 (1.91%) Greenfield Project
4 44 (1.75%) User Experience
5 35 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 32 (1.27%) FMCG
7 26 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 25 (0.99%) Fintech
9 24 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 21 (0.84%) Mobile App
11 19 (0.76%) Virtual Team
12 17 (0.68%) iPad
13 16 (0.64%) CMDB
13 16 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (0.64%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.60%) Derivative
15 14 (0.56%) Replication
15 14 (0.56%) Social Media
16 13 (0.52%) PKI
17 12 (0.48%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 188 (7.48%) Linux
2 182 (7.24%) Windows
3 90 (3.58%) Unix
4 52 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (0.95%) Windows 10
7 24 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (0.64%) Android
9 15 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.60%) CentOS
10 14 (0.56%) Solaris
11 12 (0.48%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (0.36%) VMS
14 7 (0.28%) AIX
14 7 (0.28%) zOS
15 5 (0.20%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (8.31%) Migration
3 185 (7.36%) CRM
4 178 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 168 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
6 149 (5.93%) DevOps
7 148 (5.89%) Analytics
8 113 (4.49%) Project Management
9 111 (4.42%) Change Management
10 97 (3.86%) ERP
11 91 (3.62%) Business Analysis
11 91 (3.62%) Workflow
12 79 (3.14%) ITIL
13 72 (2.86%) Scrum
14 69 (2.74%) Information Security
15 67 (2.67%) Risk Management
16 63 (2.51%) User Acceptance Testing
17 60 (2.39%) ETL
18 59 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
18 59 (2.35%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 275 (10.94%) SQL
2 180 (7.16%) Java
3 116 (4.61%) JavaScript
4 99 (3.94%) Python
5 88 (3.50%) C#
6 65 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 45 (1.79%) Bash Shell
8 40 (1.59%) ABAP
9 39 (1.55%) C
10 35 (1.39%) Perl
11 34 (1.35%) Ruby
11 34 (1.35%) Scala
12 28 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 21 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 19 (0.76%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.64%) PHP
15 16 (0.64%) R
16 14 (0.56%) C++
17 11 (0.44%) VBA
18 9 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 117 (4.65%) Security Cleared
2 89 (3.54%) SC Cleared
3 83 (3.30%) Degree
4 58 (2.31%) CISSP
5 38 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (1.15%) CISM
7 20 (0.80%) CCIE
8 19 (0.76%) CCNP
9 16 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (0.56%) CISA
11 13 (0.52%) Master's Degree
12 12 (0.48%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
13 11 (0.44%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.40%) CCNA
14 10 (0.40%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 10 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 9 (0.36%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.31%) QA
2 44 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (1.31%) GDPR
4 20 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 20 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 17 (0.68%) MiFID
6 15 (0.60%) SLA
7 11 (0.44%) GMP
7 11 (0.44%) PMO
8 10 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (0.36%) RMADS
10 8 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 8 (0.32%) COBIT
10 8 (0.32%) GxP
10 8 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.24%) EMIR
11 6 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 5 (0.20%) IFRS
13 4 (0.16%) GPG13
13 4 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 124 (4.93%) Active Directory
2 74 (2.94%) Docker
3 49 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.64%) vSphere
6 15 (0.60%) XenApp
7 14 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.40%) HDFS
9 10 (0.40%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.36%) vCloud
11 8 (0.32%) XenServer
12 6 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.20%) Apache Flume
13 5 (0.20%) etcd
13 5 (0.20%) flannel
14 4 (0.16%) Ceph
14 4 (0.16%) GlusterFS
14 4 (0.16%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 74 (2.94%) Puppet
2 68 (2.70%) Ansible
3 53 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 52 (2.07%) SCCM
5 48 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (1.07%) Terraform
7 20 (0.80%) SCOM
8 11 (0.44%) logstash
8 11 (0.44%) Nagios
9 10 (0.40%) Graphite
10 9 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
11 8 (0.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 8 (0.32%) vCenter Server
11 8 (0.32%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.28%) Kibana
12 7 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (0.28%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.24%) yum
Vendors
1 468 (18.62%) SAP
2 294 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 221 (8.79%) Oracle
4 93 (3.70%) Cisco
5 77 (3.06%) VMware
6 76 (3.02%) IBM
7 73 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
8 58 (2.31%) ServiceNow
9 53 (2.11%) Tableau
10 48 (1.91%) Citrix
11 38 (1.51%) Splunk
12 37 (1.47%) Adobe
12 37 (1.47%) Google
12 37 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 36 (1.43%) HP
14 31 (1.23%) Workday
15 30 (1.19%) F5
16 26 (1.03%) AppDynamics
16 26 (1.03%) JD Edwards
17 24 (0.95%) CheckPoint
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
South West London
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Nicolson Bray Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £225.00 - £275.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Networking People
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £680 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: c350 Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £535 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £800 - £1200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 6 months rolling contracts
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £501 per day +
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago