The median contractor rate for a Development Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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.

Development Consultant
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 398 430 397
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Development Consultant 10 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.051% 0.040% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.042% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Median daily rate £475 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £438 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £460 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £425 £575
% change year-on-year +0.88% -26.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Development Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Development Consultant in London

Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Development Consultant in London

Development Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Development Consultant in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Development Consultant in London

Development Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Development Consultant in London

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Development 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 Development Consultant in the job title.

1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) XHTML
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) Omniture
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) ActionScript
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) Adobe
3 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
3 2 (14.29%) SAS
3 2 (14.29%) Google Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 2 (14.29%) SmartFocus
3 2 (14.29%) Maxymiser
3 2 (14.29%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) comScore
3 2 (14.29%) CSS3
3 2 (14.29%) Tableau

Development 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 2 (14.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 2 (14.29%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) ResourceLink
1 1 (7.14%) SAP EHS
1 1 (7.14%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe Analytics
1 2 (14.29%) Google Analytics
1 2 (14.29%) SmartFocus
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Mining
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
2 3 (21.43%) CSS
2 3 (21.43%) XHTML
3 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 2 (14.29%) Backbone.js
3 2 (14.29%) CSS3
3 2 (14.29%) HTML5
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) EJB
4 1 (7.14%) J2EE
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) Servlets
4 1 (7.14%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (14.29%) A/B Testing
3 2 (14.29%) Analytics
3 2 (14.29%) API Integration
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) Content Development
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Insight
4 1 (7.14%) Data Encryption
4 1 (7.14%) Data Privacy
4 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Process Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) ActionScript
2 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) ABAP
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Adobe
1 2 (14.29%) comScore
1 2 (14.29%) Google
1 2 (14.29%) Maxymiser
1 2 (14.29%) Omniture
1 2 (14.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) Tableau
1 2 (14.29%) Tealium
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com