Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Consultant was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 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.

IT Consultant
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 547 528
Rank change year-on-year -14 -19 +30
Contract jobs requiring an IT Consultant 71 69 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 61
London median daily rate £468 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -
10th Percentile £338 £406 £375
90th Percentile £700 £670 £900
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £11.50 £46.00 -
% change year-on-year -75.00% - -

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
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 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

IT Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Consultant in London

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Consultant in London

IT Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Consultant in London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Consultant in London

IT Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Consultant in London

IT 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 IT Consultant within the London region over the 6 months to 20 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 -6 18 £425 -24.44% 3
West London -8 2 £468 -1.58% 2
East London -4 1 £475 -36.67% 3
IT Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT 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 IT Consultant in the job title.

1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Information Security
3 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
5 11 (15.49%) Project Management
5 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (11.27%) Change Management
6 8 (11.27%) CISM
6 8 (11.27%) ITIL
6 8 (11.27%) CISSP
6 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.86%) CISA
7 7 (9.86%) Migration
7 7 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (8.45%) Banking
8 6 (8.45%) Service Management
8 6 (8.45%) Firewall
8 6 (8.45%) SIEM
8 6 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
8 6 (8.45%) IT Governance
8 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (7.04%) PKI
9 5 (7.04%) Security Operations
9 5 (7.04%) ERP
9 5 (7.04%) Linux
10 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.63%) CRM

IT 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 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.41%) Cloudflare
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.45%) Firewall
2 3 (4.23%) MPLS
2 3 (4.23%) Network Security
3 2 (2.82%) LAN
3 2 (2.82%) LTE
3 2 (2.82%) TETRA
3 2 (2.82%) WAN
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
4 1 (1.41%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.41%) NAS
4 1 (1.41%) SAN
4 1 (1.41%) Skype
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (39.44%) Finance
2 6 (8.45%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.41%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.04%) PKI
3 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.23%) LIMS
4 2 (2.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Derivative
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Linux
2 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.82%) Unix
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Information Security
2 14 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (16.90%) Risk Management
4 11 (15.49%) Project Management
5 8 (11.27%) Change Management
5 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (11.27%) ITIL
6 7 (9.86%) Migration
6 7 (9.86%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (8.45%) Identity Access Management
7 6 (8.45%) IT Governance
7 6 (8.45%) Service Management
7 6 (8.45%) SIEM
8 5 (7.04%) ERP
8 5 (7.04%) Security Operations
9 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.63%) CRM
9 4 (5.63%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.82%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) CISM
1 8 (11.27%) CISSP
2 7 (9.86%) CISA
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
3 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.82%) CEH
5 2 (2.82%) CHFI
5 2 (2.82%) MCSA
5 2 (2.82%) SSCP
6 1 (1.41%) CRISC
6 1 (1.41%) EMC Certification
6 1 (1.41%) MCSE
6 1 (1.41%) OSCP
6 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PMP
6 1 (1.41%) RHCE
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.82%) COBIT
3 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.41%) GDPR
4 1 (1.41%) ISAE 3402
4 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.63%) Cisco
2 4 (5.63%) Oracle
2 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.82%) FireEye
4 2 (2.82%) IBM
4 2 (2.82%) JD Edwards
4 2 (2.82%) Sophos
4 2 (2.82%) Splunk
4 2 (2.82%) Symantec
4 2 (2.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.41%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.41%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.41%) Equitrac
5 1 (1.41%) Google
5 1 (1.41%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.41%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.41%) Marketo
5 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow