The median contractor rate for a Technical Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
England / London
Rank 315 350 273
Rank change year-on-year +35 -77  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 87 69 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.31% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.33% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 67
Median daily rate £500 £480 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - -

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
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%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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 +18 16 £519 +3.69% 11
Technical Consultant
England

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 62 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 49 (28.16%) Finance
3 44 (25.29%) Oracle
4 43 (24.71%) CRM
5 38 (21.84%) Dynamics CRM
6 37 (21.26%) SQL
7 28 (16.09%) C#
7 28 (16.09%) .NET
7 28 (16.09%) SharePoint
8 26 (14.94%) SQL Server
9 25 (14.37%) JavaScript
9 25 (14.37%) Windows
9 25 (14.37%) Active Directory
10 24 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (13.79%) Java
11 22 (12.64%) HTML
12 21 (12.07%) SAP
12 21 (12.07%) Workflow
12 21 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
13 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (11.49%) Business Analysis
14 19 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (10.92%) Migration
14 19 (10.92%) Web Services
14 19 (10.92%) MS Excel
14 19 (10.92%) Office 365
15 18 (10.34%) Zachman Framework
15 18 (10.34%) TOGAF
16 17 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
16 17 (9.77%) Case Management

Technical 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 28 (16.09%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.62%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.17%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.30%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (2.30%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.30%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.72%) JBoss
6 3 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.72%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (1.15%) Apache
7 2 (1.15%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.15%) Confluence
7 2 (1.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 38 (21.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (6.32%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (4.02%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle iRecruitment
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.15%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.57%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.57%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.57%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.92%) Office 365
3 9 (5.17%) Yammer
4 4 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.30%) Oracle CX
5 2 (1.15%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.15%) Responsys
5 2 (1.15%) SaaS
5 2 (1.15%) Taleo
6 1 (0.57%) BlueKai
6 1 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.45%) Firewall
2 4 (2.30%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.72%) DNS
3 3 (1.72%) SAN
4 2 (1.15%) BGP
4 2 (1.15%) DHCP
4 2 (1.15%) LAN
4 2 (1.15%) Network Security
4 2 (1.15%) OSPF
4 2 (1.15%) VLAN
4 2 (1.15%) VPN
4 2 (1.15%) WAN
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.57%) Multicast
5 1 (0.57%) SWIFTNet
5 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.57%) VPLS
5 1 (0.57%) WAAS
5 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (6.90%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (4.02%) DB2
4 7 (4.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 7 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.57%) DataStage
7 1 (0.57%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.57%) Ingres
7 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) MSTest
1 8 (4.60%) NUnit
2 3 (1.72%) JIRA
2 3 (1.72%) Log4j
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.57%) Babel
4 1 (0.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.57%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) Gradle
4 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.57%) Maven
4 1 (0.57%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 49 (28.16%) Finance
2 16 (9.20%) Banking
3 13 (7.47%) Retail
4 9 (5.17%) Back Office
5 8 (4.60%) Marketing
6 6 (3.45%) Advertising
7 5 (2.87%) Front Office
8 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.72%) Billing
9 3 (1.72%) Legal
9 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 2 (1.15%) Electronics
10 2 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.57%) Law
11 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.09%) .NET
2 22 (12.64%) HTML
3 19 (10.92%) Web Services
4 15 (8.62%) XML
5 10 (5.75%) CSS
5 10 (5.75%) REST
6 9 (5.17%) COM
6 9 (5.17%) SOAP
6 9 (5.17%) WCF
7 8 (4.60%) .NET Framework
7 8 (4.60%) Entity Framework
7 8 (4.60%) Middleware
7 8 (4.60%) Unity DI Container
8 6 (3.45%) JSP
9 5 (2.87%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.72%) Java EE
10 3 (1.72%) JMS
10 3 (1.72%) jQuery
10 3 (1.72%) SAML
10 3 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.15%) Replication
4 2 (1.15%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.57%) Blog
5 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.57%) Clustering
5 1 (0.57%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.57%) Fintech
5 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (0.57%) NHS
5 1 (0.57%) PKI
5 1 (0.57%) User Experience
5 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (14.37%) Windows
2 12 (6.90%) Unix
3 6 (3.45%) Linux
3 6 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.15%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.57%) CentOS
6 1 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.71%) CRM
2 24 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (12.07%) Workflow
4 20 (11.49%) Business Analysis
5 19 (10.92%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (10.92%) Migration
6 18 (10.34%) TOGAF
6 18 (10.34%) Zachman Framework
7 17 (9.77%) Case Management
7 17 (9.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (6.90%) Data Management
8 12 (6.90%) SDLC
8 12 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (6.32%) Unit Testing
10 10 (5.75%) Data Migration
10 10 (5.75%) Presales
10 10 (5.75%) Service Management
10 10 (5.75%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.17%) Document Management
11 9 (5.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.26%) SQL
2 28 (16.09%) C#
3 25 (14.37%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.79%) Java
5 8 (4.60%) C
6 7 (4.02%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.45%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.30%) ABAP
9 3 (1.72%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) ES6
10 1 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.57%) R
10 1 (0.57%) SAS Macro
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (2.30%) Degree
1 4 (2.30%) SC Cleared
1 4 (2.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.15%) MCP
2 2 (1.15%) MCSA
2 2 (1.15%) MCSD
2 2 (1.15%) MCSE
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.15%) PMI Certification
2 2 (1.15%) PMP
3 1 (0.57%) CCIE
3 1 (0.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.15%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (14.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.15%) Snort
4 2 (1.15%) vCloud
4 2 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.15%) Puppet
1 2 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (0.57%) Ansible
2 1 (0.57%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.57%) Nagios
2 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 62 (35.63%) Microsoft
2 44 (25.29%) Oracle
3 21 (12.07%) SAP
4 14 (8.05%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.17%) Infor
6 8 (4.60%) IBM
7 6 (3.45%) SunGard
7 6 (3.45%) VMware
8 5 (2.87%) Adobe
8 5 (2.87%) Calypso
8 5 (2.87%) Citrix
9 4 (2.30%) Cisco
10 3 (1.72%) F5
10 3 (1.72%) Juniper
10 3 (1.72%) Misys
10 3 (1.72%) OpenText
10 3 (1.72%) Splunk
11 2 (1.15%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.15%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.15%) Sourcefire
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