The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 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
Consultant
England / London
Rank 28 26 22
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1222 1315 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 6.31% 5.94% 7.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 6.25% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 801 914
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 £375 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £100.00 - £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £48.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -2.08% +54.83%  

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%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 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 -7 122 £500 +5.26% 81
Croydon +11 7 £568 +22.70%
Brentford -4 5 - - 1
Canary Wharf -5 5 £650 +44.44%
Enfield - 5 £450 -
West End of London +2 3 £425 -22.72% 5
Bromley +6 2 £400 -11.11%
Heathrow +4 2 £558 +85.83%
Feltham - 2 £520 -
Uxbridge +6 1 - -
Paddington +3 1 £475 -
West Drayton -2 1 £555 +16.84%
Docklands, London -3 1 £550 +27.90%
Hounslow -3 1 £312 -34.14%
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 £400 -
Consultant
England

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 580 (22.75%) Finance
2 486 (19.07%) SAP
3 328 (12.87%) Microsoft
4 313 (12.28%) Oracle
5 299 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
6 266 (10.44%) SQL
7 228 (8.94%) DevOps
8 226 (8.87%) Migration
9 220 (8.63%) Linux
10 218 (8.55%) Windows
11 214 (8.40%) CRM
12 203 (7.96%) Java
13 185 (7.26%) Banking
14 183 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
15 172 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
16 158 (6.20%) Retail
17 156 (6.12%) SQL Server
18 150 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
19 144 (5.65%) JavaScript
20 139 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
20 139 (5.45%) Security Cleared
20 139 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
21 133 (5.22%) Analytics
21 133 (5.22%) Project Management
22 132 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM
23 128 (5.02%) Active Directory
24 122 (4.79%) Docker
25 119 (4.67%) Puppet
26 117 (4.59%) Web Services
27 115 (4.51%) SC Cleared

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
1 101 (3.96%) SharePoint
2 57 (2.24%) Confluence
3 44 (1.73%) Apache Spark
3 44 (1.73%) Skype for Business
4 38 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 34 (1.33%) Apache
5 34 (1.33%) CMS
6 31 (1.22%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.18%) MS Exchange
8 24 (0.94%) SAS
9 21 (0.82%) IIS
10 20 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.75%) nginx
12 18 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 15 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.55%) JBoss
14 14 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 107 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 24 (0.94%) MS Office
3 22 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.39%) HipChat
6 9 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
7 8 (0.31%) SPSS
8 5 (0.20%) MS Project
8 5 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.16%) Gliffy
9 4 (0.16%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
10 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.078%) Mathematica
12 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 132 (5.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 55 (2.16%) SAP FI
3 52 (2.04%) SAP CO
4 47 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 47 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
5 42 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
6 37 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
7 32 (1.26%) SAP SD
8 29 (1.14%) SAP MM
9 25 (0.98%) SAP HR
10 24 (0.94%) SAP MDG
10 24 (0.94%) SAP Retail
11 20 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
11 20 (0.78%) SAP HCM
12 19 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 17 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
13 17 (0.67%) Oracle Receivables
14 15 (0.59%) OpenText VIM for SAP
14 15 (0.59%) SAP GRC
15 14 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 172 (6.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 150 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 109 (4.28%) Office 365
4 35 (1.37%) IaaS
4 35 (1.37%) PaaS
5 34 (1.33%) SaaS
6 32 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 21 (0.82%) Yammer
8 18 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
9 16 (0.63%) Adobe Analytics
9 16 (0.63%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.47%) GitHub
11 11 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
12 10 (0.39%) Amazon S3
13 9 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
13 9 (0.35%) Heroku
14 8 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.31%) Route 53
15 7 (0.27%) FinancialForce.com
15 7 (0.27%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 88 (3.45%) Firewall
2 55 (2.16%) VPN
3 54 (2.12%) LDAP
4 52 (2.04%) Network Security
5 44 (1.73%) DNS
6 25 (0.98%) Skype
6 25 (0.98%) WAN
7 21 (0.82%) LAN
7 21 (0.82%) SAN
8 20 (0.78%) HTTP
9 18 (0.71%) Internet
9 18 (0.71%) Kerberos
10 17 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (0.63%) Unified Communications
12 15 (0.59%) DHCP
12 15 (0.59%) TCP/IP
13 14 (0.55%) SSL
14 13 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (0.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 13 (0.51%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 84 (3.30%) Big Data
3 77 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
4 76 (2.98%) Hadoop
5 56 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 47 (1.84%) SAP HANA
7 43 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 41 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
9 40 (1.57%) Oracle Database
10 39 (1.53%) SAP BW
11 35 (1.37%) QlikView
11 35 (1.37%) Relational Database
12 29 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
14 23 (0.90%) Apache Hive
14 23 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (0.90%) RDBMS
14 23 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 21 (0.82%) Power BI
16 20 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 110 (4.32%) Jenkins
2 74 (2.90%) JIRA
3 59 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 38 (1.49%) Maven
5 31 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 25 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.55%) JUnit
8 14 (0.55%) SonarQube
9 13 (0.51%) Liquibase
10 12 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (0.47%) Selenium
10 12 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 11 (0.43%) NUnit
11 11 (0.43%) Subversion
12 10 (0.39%) Ant
12 10 (0.39%) Axure RP
12 10 (0.39%) Gradle
13 9 (0.35%) MSTest
14 8 (0.31%) Cucumber
General
1 580 (22.75%) Finance
2 185 (7.26%) Banking
3 158 (6.20%) Retail
4 103 (4.04%) Marketing
5 54 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 46 (1.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 41 (1.61%) Legal
9 40 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 33 (1.29%) Advertising
11 32 (1.26%) Billing
11 32 (1.26%) Front Office
12 27 (1.06%) Back Office
13 24 (0.94%) Financial Institution
14 22 (0.86%) Law
15 20 (0.78%) Electronics
16 17 (0.67%) General Ledger
17 14 (0.55%) French Language
18 10 (0.39%) Dutch Language
19 8 (0.31%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (4.59%) Web Services
2 107 (4.20%) .NET
3 104 (4.08%) HTML
4 90 (3.53%) XML
5 80 (3.14%) CSS
6 50 (1.96%) REST
7 46 (1.80%) SOAP
8 38 (1.49%) JSON
9 26 (1.02%) AngularJS
9 26 (1.02%) Middleware
9 26 (1.02%) Spring
10 24 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
11 21 (0.82%) SAML
12 20 (0.78%) ASP.NET
12 20 (0.78%) Kafka
13 19 (0.75%) COM
13 19 (0.75%) WCF
13 19 (0.75%) Web Dynpro
14 18 (0.71%) jQuery
15 16 (0.63%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 139 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (2.82%) Data Centre
3 42 (1.65%) User Experience
4 40 (1.57%) iPad
5 35 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 34 (1.33%) FMCG
6 34 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 22 (0.86%) Fintech
10 18 (0.71%) Mobile App
11 16 (0.63%) Replication
12 13 (0.51%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.51%) Social Media
13 12 (0.47%) Client/Server
13 12 (0.47%) PKI
14 11 (0.43%) Clustering
14 11 (0.43%) CMDB
14 11 (0.43%) Credit Risk
14 11 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 220 (8.63%) Linux
2 218 (8.55%) Windows
3 114 (4.47%) Unix
4 64 (2.51%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (1.84%) CentOS
7 35 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (0.82%) Windows 10
10 15 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 15 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.47%) Android
13 10 (0.39%) AIX
13 10 (0.39%) Solaris
14 7 (0.27%) CoreOS
14 7 (0.27%) RancherOS
14 7 (0.27%) VyOS
14 7 (0.27%) zOS
15 6 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (8.94%) DevOps
3 226 (8.87%) Migration
4 214 (8.40%) CRM
5 183 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 133 (5.22%) Analytics
7 133 (5.22%) Project Management
8 113 (4.43%) Workflow
9 103 (4.04%) Business Analysis
10 99 (3.88%) ERP
11 94 (3.69%) Continuous Integration
12 84 (3.30%) Scrum
13 79 (3.10%) Information Security
14 78 (3.06%) Data Migration
15 76 (2.98%) Change Management
15 76 (2.98%) ITIL
16 75 (2.94%) Data Management
17 71 (2.79%) Service Management
18 67 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 266 (10.44%) SQL
2 203 (7.96%) Java
3 144 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 100 (3.92%) C#
5 98 (3.84%) Python
6 66 (2.59%) PowerShell
7 64 (2.51%) Bash Shell
8 59 (2.31%) ABAP
9 52 (2.04%) C
10 47 (1.84%) Ruby
11 42 (1.65%) Shell Script
12 32 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 31 (1.22%) Perl
13 31 (1.22%) Scala
14 17 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 16 (0.63%) C++
15 16 (0.63%) PHP
15 16 (0.63%) R
16 14 (0.55%) Go
17 12 (0.47%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 139 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 115 (4.51%) SC Cleared
3 82 (3.22%) Degree
4 47 (1.84%) CISSP
5 31 (1.22%) CISM
6 28 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (0.94%) CISA
9 19 (0.75%) PCI QSA
10 17 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (0.55%) CCIE
12 13 (0.51%) CCNP
13 10 (0.39%) MCSE
14 9 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.31%) CCNA
15 8 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (0.31%) PMI Certification
16 7 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.27%) MCP
17 5 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (2.28%) QA
2 36 (1.41%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 29 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.86%) GDPR
6 16 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.59%) SLA
8 14 (0.55%) GMP
9 13 (0.51%) MiFID
9 13 (0.51%) PMO
10 12 (0.47%) COBIT
11 10 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.31%) GxP
13 7 (0.27%) Actionable Recommendations
13 7 (0.27%) HL7
14 6 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
14 6 (0.24%) EMIR
14 6 (0.24%) ISO27002
15 5 (0.20%) IFRS
16 4 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 128 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 122 (4.79%) Docker
3 52 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 20 (0.78%) vCloud
5 20 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
6 18 (0.71%) HDFS
6 18 (0.71%) vSphere
7 17 (0.67%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (0.47%) XenApp
9 11 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.31%) Postfix
10 8 (0.31%) Squid
11 7 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 7 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.24%) KVM
12 6 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.24%) XenDesktop
13 5 (0.20%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 119 (4.67%) Puppet
2 108 (4.24%) Ansible
3 90 (3.53%) Kubernetes
4 63 (2.47%) Terraform
5 47 (1.84%) SCCM
6 42 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.02%) SCOM
8 19 (0.75%) logstash
8 19 (0.75%) Rancher
9 15 (0.59%) Kibana
10 14 (0.55%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.39%) Consul
12 9 (0.35%) Graphite
12 9 (0.35%) Nagios
12 9 (0.35%) yum
13 8 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 8 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.31%) Packer
13 8 (0.31%) rkt
14 7 (0.27%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 486 (19.07%) SAP
2 328 (12.87%) Microsoft
3 313 (12.28%) Oracle
4 106 (4.16%) VMware
5 90 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
6 80 (3.14%) Cisco
7 76 (2.98%) IBM
8 57 (2.24%) ServiceNow
9 49 (1.92%) Adobe
9 49 (1.92%) Tableau
10 37 (1.45%) Citrix
10 37 (1.45%) F5
10 37 (1.45%) Google
11 31 (1.22%) Red Hat
12 30 (1.18%) CyberArk
13 28 (1.10%) HP
13 28 (1.10%) Informatica
14 27 (1.06%) Atlassian
14 27 (1.06%) Splunk
15 24 (0.94%) AppDynamics
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