The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 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.

Technical Consultant
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 333 308
Rank change year-on-year -21 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 62 98 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.47% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 57 74
Median daily rate £513 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £358 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.97 -
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 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Consultant in London

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Consultant in London

Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Consultant in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Consultant in London

Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Consultant in London

Technical 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 Technical Consultant within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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 -3 4 £513 +12.32% 15
Enfield - 3 - -
Hounslow 0 1 £375 -9.63% 1
Technical Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 51 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 37 (24.83%) Finance
3 34 (22.82%) CRM
4 31 (20.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 29 (19.46%) SQL
5 29 (19.46%) Oracle
6 28 (18.79%) Active Directory
7 27 (18.12%) Windows
8 26 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (14.77%) C#
9 22 (14.77%) SharePoint
10 20 (13.42%) Office 365
10 20 (13.42%) .NET
11 19 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (12.08%) Business Analysis
13 17 (11.41%) Web Services
14 16 (10.74%) SAP
14 16 (10.74%) JavaScript
14 16 (10.74%) Workflow
15 15 (10.07%) Zachman Framework
15 15 (10.07%) TOGAF
16 14 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (9.40%) HTML
16 14 (9.40%) Java
16 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
16 14 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (9.40%) Skype for Business
16 14 (9.40%) Case Management
17 13 (8.72%) Presales
17 13 (8.72%) Banking

Technical 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 22 (14.77%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.40%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.04%) MS Exchange
4 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.70%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.68%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (2.01%) CMS
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.34%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.67%) Apache
9 1 (0.67%) Confluence
9 1 (0.67%) JBoss
9 1 (0.67%) nginx
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.67%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 31 (20.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.01%) Oracle Receivables
2 3 (2.01%) Temenos T24
3 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.34%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.34%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (1.34%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.67%) HFM
4 1 (0.67%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.67%) Relativity
4 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 26 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.42%) Office 365
3 12 (8.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (5.37%) Yammer
5 5 (3.36%) Taleo
6 4 (2.68%) PaaS
7 3 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.01%) SaaS
8 2 (1.34%) IaaS
8 2 (1.34%) Oracle CX
8 2 (1.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.68%) DNS
2 3 (2.01%) Firewall
2 3 (2.01%) SAN
2 3 (2.01%) Skype
3 2 (1.34%) DHCP
3 2 (1.34%) Internet
3 2 (1.34%) LAN
3 2 (1.34%) Network Security
3 2 (1.34%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.34%) VPN
3 2 (1.34%) WAN
3 2 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.67%) Broadband
4 1 (0.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.67%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.67%) SNMP
4 1 (0.67%) SWIFTNet
4 1 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.05%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.34%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.34%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.67%) Big Data
6 1 (0.67%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.67%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.67%) DB2
6 1 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.67%) Power BI
6 1 (0.67%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (4.70%) MSTest
1 7 (4.70%) NUnit
2 2 (1.34%) JIRA
2 2 (1.34%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.67%) Babel
3 1 (0.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.67%) Gradle
3 1 (0.67%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.67%) Log4j
3 1 (0.67%) Maven
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.67%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.67%) webpack
General
1 37 (24.83%) Finance
2 13 (8.72%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Retail
4 4 (2.68%) Back Office
5 3 (2.01%) Advertising
5 3 (2.01%) Front Office
5 3 (2.01%) Marketing
5 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.34%) Billing
6 2 (1.34%) Electronics
6 2 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Legal
6 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.42%) .NET
2 17 (11.41%) Web Services
3 14 (9.40%) HTML
4 9 (6.04%) REST
4 9 (6.04%) XML
5 8 (5.37%) .NET Framework
5 8 (5.37%) Entity Framework
5 8 (5.37%) SOAP
5 8 (5.37%) Unity DI Container
6 7 (4.70%) COM
6 7 (4.70%) WCF
7 5 (3.36%) Middleware
8 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.68%) CSS
9 3 (2.01%) JSP
9 3 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (2.01%) SAML
10 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.67%) IDoc
11 1 (0.67%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.01%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.01%) Replication
3 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.34%) NHS
3 2 (1.34%) User Experience
4 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.67%) Blog
4 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.67%) Clustering
4 1 (0.67%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.67%) Digital TV
4 1 (0.67%) Hedge funds
4 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.67%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.67%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Windows
2 12 (8.05%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.68%) Linux
6 3 (2.01%) Unix
6 3 (2.01%) VMS
7 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.82%) CRM
2 18 (12.08%) Business Analysis
3 16 (10.74%) Workflow
4 15 (10.07%) TOGAF
4 15 (10.07%) Zachman Framework
5 14 (9.40%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (9.40%) Case Management
5 14 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (8.72%) Presales
7 12 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.71%) SDLC
9 9 (6.04%) Change Management
10 8 (5.37%) Data Management
10 8 (5.37%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (5.37%) Service Management
10 8 (5.37%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (4.70%) Integration Testing
11 7 (4.70%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.46%) SQL
2 22 (14.77%) C#
3 16 (10.74%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.40%) Java
5 4 (2.68%) C
6 3 (2.01%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.34%) ABAP
7 2 (1.34%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.67%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.67%) C++
8 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.67%) ES6
8 1 (0.67%) Groovy
8 1 (0.67%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.36%) Degree
2 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.34%) MCP
3 2 (1.34%) MCSA
3 2 (1.34%) MCSD
3 2 (1.34%) MCSE
3 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.34%) PMP
4 1 (0.67%) CCIE
4 1 (0.67%) CISA
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.67%) CISM
4 1 (0.67%) CISSP
4 1 (0.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.34%) QA
2 1 (0.67%) GAAP
2 1 (0.67%) MiFID
2 1 (0.67%) PMO
2 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (18.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (1.34%) Snort
4 2 (1.34%) vCloud
5 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.67%) vSphere
5 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.68%) Puppet
2 2 (1.34%) Ansible
2 2 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (1.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.67%) HP NNM
3 1 (0.67%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.67%) Nagios
3 1 (0.67%) SCOM
3 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (34.23%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.46%) Oracle
3 16 (10.74%) SAP
4 11 (7.38%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.70%) Infor
6 6 (4.03%) VMware
7 5 (3.36%) Cisco
8 4 (2.68%) IBM
8 4 (2.68%) SunGard
9 3 (2.01%) Citrix
9 3 (2.01%) Mercator
9 3 (2.01%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.01%) Splunk
9 3 (2.01%) Temenos
9 3 (2.01%) Veritas
10 2 (1.34%) Calypso
10 2 (1.34%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.34%) EMC
10 2 (1.34%) Murex
10 2 (1.34%) PeopleSoft
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