Period
to 4 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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.

Consultant
London > Central London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 73 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 209 309 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 4.00% 3.46% 3.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 3.65% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 208 257
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £362 £374 £363
90th Percentile £688 £688 £675
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -59.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 4,875 8,467 8,725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 94.73% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,577 6,404 6,799
Median daily rate £500 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 85 136
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +6.95% +7.22%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.05 £41.25 £45.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +47.73% +2.33% -4.44%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Central London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
City of London +22 177 £500 -4.76% 92
West End of London +23 2 £575 +35.29%
City of Westminster +10 1 £550 +29.41%
Consultant
London

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

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 56 (26.79%) Finance
2 26 (12.44%) SQL
3 25 (11.96%) SAP
4 23 (11.00%) Oracle
5 22 (10.53%) Java
5 22 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 20 (9.57%) Active Directory
7 19 (9.09%) Banking
7 19 (9.09%) Azure
8 18 (8.61%) Migration
9 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (7.66%) Office 365
10 16 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (7.66%) SharePoint
10 16 (7.66%) JavaScript
11 14 (6.70%) CRM
11 14 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (6.70%) DevOps
12 13 (6.22%) Linux
13 12 (5.74%) Windows
13 12 (5.74%) SQL Server
13 12 (5.74%) Workflow
13 12 (5.74%) Analytics
13 12 (5.74%) SC Cleared
13 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
13 12 (5.74%) PowerShell
14 11 (5.26%) Telecoms
14 11 (5.26%) Python
15 10 (4.78%) Data Modelling

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 16 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.35%) Confluence
3 6 (2.87%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.91%) IIS
4 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.91%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.96%) Site Server
6 1 (0.48%) Apache
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.48%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.48%) SAS
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.96%) InDesign
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.96%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.48%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 10 (4.78%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.87%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Assets
4 5 (2.39%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.91%) SAP BPC
5 4 (1.91%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.91%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.91%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.96%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.48%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.48%) SAP Bank Analyzer
8 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.48%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.09%) Azure
2 16 (7.66%) Office 365
3 10 (4.78%) AWS
3 10 (4.78%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (4.31%) Power Platform
5 4 (1.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.91%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.91%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (1.44%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (1.44%) Apigee
6 3 (1.44%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Flow
6 3 (1.44%) PowerApps
6 3 (1.44%) Yammer
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.96%) GitHub
7 2 (0.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.39%) Internet
2 4 (1.91%) DNS
2 4 (1.91%) SSL
3 3 (1.44%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.96%) 4G
4 2 (0.96%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (0.96%) Firewall
4 2 (0.96%) FTP
4 2 (0.96%) HTTP
4 2 (0.96%) Skype
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.48%) H.323
5 1 (0.48%) MPLS
5 1 (0.48%) Network Security
5 1 (0.48%) Q.931
5 1 (0.48%) SCCP
5 1 (0.48%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.48%) VSAN
5 1 (0.48%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.31%) Power BI
3 8 (3.83%) Big Data
3 8 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.39%) SAP HANA
4 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.91%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.44%) Looker
6 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.44%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.44%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.96%) Adabas
7 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.96%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.48%) OLAP
8 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.48%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (3.83%) JIRA
2 5 (2.39%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.96%) CircleCI
4 2 (0.96%) ClearQuest
4 2 (0.96%) Postman
5 1 (0.48%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (26.79%) Finance
2 19 (9.09%) Banking
3 11 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 10 (4.78%) Legal
4 10 (4.78%) Public Sector
5 8 (3.83%) Games
6 7 (3.35%) Manufacturing
6 7 (3.35%) Marketing
7 5 (2.39%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.91%) Front Office
8 4 (1.91%) Law
8 4 (1.91%) Retail
9 3 (1.44%) Electronics
9 3 (1.44%) Fire and Rescue
10 2 (0.96%) Local Government
10 2 (0.96%) Police
10 2 (0.96%) Publishing
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.78%) XML
2 7 (3.35%) REST
3 6 (2.87%) SOAP
4 5 (2.39%) OAuth
5 4 (1.91%) .NET
5 4 (1.91%) HTML
5 4 (1.91%) LDAP
5 4 (1.91%) OpenID
5 4 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.91%) Regular Expression
6 3 (1.44%) SAML
6 3 (1.44%) Web Services
6 3 (1.44%) XSLT
7 2 (0.96%) Ajax
7 2 (0.96%) Apache Sling
7 2 (0.96%) CSS
7 2 (0.96%) J2SE
7 2 (0.96%) Lucene
7 2 (0.96%) OSGi
7 2 (0.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.87%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (2.87%) User Experience
3 5 (2.39%) Fixed Income
3 5 (2.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.91%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.96%) Cloud Native
6 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.96%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.96%) Taxonomies
6 2 (0.96%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.48%) Blog
7 1 (0.48%) Derivative
7 1 (0.48%) Handset
7 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.48%) Robotics
7 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.22%) Linux
2 12 (5.74%) Windows
3 9 (4.31%) Android
4 8 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.35%) Unix
6 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (8.61%) Migration
3 16 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (6.70%) CRM
4 14 (6.70%) DevOps
4 14 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (5.74%) Analytics
5 12 (5.74%) Workflow
6 10 (4.78%) Data Modelling
7 9 (4.31%) Data Analysis
7 9 (4.31%) Data Management
7 9 (4.31%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (4.31%) Project Delivery
8 8 (3.83%) Accounts Payable
8 8 (3.83%) ERP
8 8 (3.83%) Fintech
9 7 (3.35%) Project Management
10 6 (2.87%) Data Security
10 6 (2.87%) Programme Management
10 6 (2.87%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.44%) SQL
2 22 (10.53%) Java
3 16 (7.66%) JavaScript
4 12 (5.74%) PowerShell
5 11 (5.26%) Python
6 6 (2.87%) PHP
7 4 (1.91%) Ruby
7 4 (1.91%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.44%) ABAP
8 3 (1.44%) C#
8 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.96%) JCL
9 2 (0.96%) Natural
9 2 (0.96%) VBA
9 2 (0.96%) X++
10 1 (0.48%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) Groovy
10 1 (0.48%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.74%) SC Cleared
1 12 (5.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.83%) Degree
3 6 (2.87%) CISM
4 5 (2.39%) CISSP
5 4 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.44%) CCNP
7 2 (0.96%) CCA
7 2 (0.96%) CCIE
7 2 (0.96%) CCNA
7 2 (0.96%) CISA
7 2 (0.96%) CRISC
7 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) CCIE Collaboration
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.48%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.91%) GDPR
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.96%) PMO
4 2 (0.96%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) Basel III
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS
5 1 (0.48%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.48%) NIST
5 1 (0.48%) SEPA
System Software
1 20 (9.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.44%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.96%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Docker
5 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.48%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.48%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (3.83%) Puppet
2 7 (3.35%) SCCM
3 6 (2.87%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.39%) Terraform
5 4 (1.91%) CFEngine
5 4 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.91%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.91%) Nagios
5 4 (1.91%) vRealize
6 3 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.96%) Ansible
7 2 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.96%) Control-M
7 2 (0.96%) WMI
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.48%) Consul
8 1 (0.48%) Mesos
8 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.48%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.48%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 25 (11.96%) SAP
2 23 (11.00%) Oracle
3 22 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (3.35%) Google
6 6 (2.87%) Adobe
6 6 (2.87%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.39%) Cisco
7 5 (2.39%) VMware
8 4 (1.91%) Ariba
8 4 (1.91%) F5
8 4 (1.91%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.91%) Splunk
9 3 (1.44%) Concur
9 3 (1.44%) CyberArk
9 3 (1.44%) Kronos
9 3 (1.44%) Okta
9 3 (1.44%) Tableau
9 3 (1.44%) Tealium
10 2 (0.96%) OneTrust