Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 66 56
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 273 364 364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.77% 3.89% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 4.08% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 249 268
Central London median daily rate £500 £515 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.91% +5.64% +2.63%
10th Percentile £363 £374 £357
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
London median daily rate £513 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Central London median hourly rate £52.50 - £34.36
London median hourly rate £47.00 £41.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year +13.94% -25.00% -3.51%

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 6,773 8,929 8,234
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 95.53% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,216 6,910 6,406
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £300 £310
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 130 112
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +1.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £32.10 £34.25
London median hourly rate £21.78 £20.00 £20.55
% change year-on-year +8.90% -2.68% +7.42%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Central London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Central London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor 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 6 December 2019. 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 +9 229 £500 -2.44% 133
Camden - 5 £500 -
West End of London +16 3 £500 -0.99% 1
Consultant
London

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 96 (35.16%) Finance
2 40 (14.65%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 35 (12.82%) SAP
4 35 (12.82%) Azure
5 32 (11.72%) SQL
6 30 (10.99%) Migration
7 28 (10.26%) Windows
8 26 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (8.79%) Oracle
9 24 (8.79%) Office 365
10 23 (8.42%) Analytics
11 20 (7.33%) DevOps
11 20 (7.33%) CRM
12 19 (6.96%) Linux
12 19 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (6.96%) Telecoms
13 18 (6.59%) Java
13 18 (6.59%) JavaScript
14 16 (5.86%) Marketing
14 16 (5.86%) Security Cleared
14 16 (5.86%) AWS
14 16 (5.86%) Public Sector
15 15 (5.49%) Dynamics 365
15 15 (5.49%) Programme Management
16 14 (5.13%) Active Directory
16 14 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
17 13 (4.76%) SharePoint
17 13 (4.76%) Manufacturing

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 13 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.83%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 4 (1.47%) Confluence
4 3 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.10%) Apache
4 3 (1.10%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.10%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.73%) Appian
5 2 (0.73%) IIS
5 2 (0.73%) JBoss
5 2 (0.73%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
6 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.37%) SAS
6 1 (0.37%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.73%) InDesign
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (2.56%) Oracle Payables
2 7 (2.56%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle Assets
3 5 (1.83%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.47%) NetSuite
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.10%) Aligne
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.10%) SAP BPC
5 3 (1.10%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.10%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.82%) Azure
2 24 (8.79%) Office 365
3 16 (5.86%) AWS
4 15 (5.49%) Dynamics 365
5 13 (4.76%) Power Platform
6 6 (2.20%) GCP
7 5 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.47%) Azure Machine Learning
8 4 (1.47%) Google Analytics
8 4 (1.47%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.47%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
9 3 (1.10%) GitHub
9 3 (1.10%) PaaS
9 3 (1.10%) SaaS
9 3 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.73%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.73%) IaaS
10 2 (0.73%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.93%) Firewall
2 6 (2.20%) Network Security
3 4 (1.47%) DNS
3 4 (1.47%) Intranet
3 4 (1.47%) VPN
4 3 (1.10%) Internet
4 3 (1.10%) WAN
4 3 (1.10%) Wireless
5 2 (0.73%) 4G
5 2 (0.73%) 5G
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (0.73%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (0.73%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.73%) LAN
5 2 (0.73%) Skype
6 1 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.37%) VSAN
6 1 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 13 (4.76%) Power BI
3 12 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (4.03%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.20%) Looker
6 6 (2.20%) SAP HANA
7 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.47%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (1.10%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.73%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.73%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.73%) MySQL
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.37%) OLAP
11 1 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.37%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (2.93%) JIRA
2 7 (2.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (1.10%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.73%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.37%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.37%) gulp
6 1 (0.37%) Postman
6 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.37%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.37%) webpack
General
1 96 (35.16%) Finance
2 19 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.86%) Marketing
3 16 (5.86%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.03%) Electronics
6 7 (2.56%) Banking
7 6 (2.20%) Legal
8 5 (1.83%) Retail
9 4 (1.47%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.10%) Fire and Rescue
10 3 (1.10%) Games
11 2 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.73%) Publishing
12 1 (0.37%) Billing
12 1 (0.37%) German Language
12 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.37%) Law
12 1 (0.37%) Local Government
12 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.40%) Web Services
2 7 (2.56%) CSS
2 7 (2.56%) REST
3 6 (2.20%) HTML
4 5 (1.83%) .NET
4 5 (1.83%) AngularJS
4 5 (1.83%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (1.83%) XML
5 4 (1.47%) LDAP
5 4 (1.47%) SOAP
6 3 (1.10%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.10%) Ajax
6 3 (1.10%) jQuery
6 3 (1.10%) OAuth
6 3 (1.10%) OpenID
6 3 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.10%) OSGi
6 3 (1.10%) React
6 3 (1.10%) SAML
6 3 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.47%) User Experience
5 3 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.10%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.73%) PKI
6 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.73%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.37%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.37%) iPad
7 1 (0.37%) iSeries
7 1 (0.37%) Replication
7 1 (0.37%) Robotics
7 1 (0.37%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.26%) Windows
2 19 (6.96%) Linux
3 11 (4.03%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.30%) Unix
5 6 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.10%) Android
7 2 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.73%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.37%) Check Point GAiA
8 1 (0.37%) Debian
8 1 (0.37%) openSUSE
8 1 (0.37%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) VMS
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (14.65%) Business Intelligence
2 30 (10.99%) Migration
3 26 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (8.42%) Analytics
5 20 (7.33%) CRM
5 20 (7.33%) DevOps
6 19 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.49%) Programme Management
8 13 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (4.40%) Digital Marketing
10 11 (4.03%) Information Security
10 11 (4.03%) Project Management
11 10 (3.66%) Accounts Payable
11 10 (3.66%) Data Modelling
11 10 (3.66%) Data Visualisation
11 10 (3.66%) Visualisation
12 9 (3.30%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (3.30%) Data Analysis
12 9 (3.30%) Risk Management
13 8 (2.93%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.72%) SQL
2 18 (6.59%) Java
2 18 (6.59%) JavaScript
3 11 (4.03%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.66%) C#
5 7 (2.56%) Python
6 5 (1.83%) Ruby
7 4 (1.47%) ABAP
7 4 (1.47%) C
8 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.73%) PHP
9 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.73%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.37%) Go
10 1 (0.37%) R
10 1 (0.37%) Scala
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (5.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.40%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.93%) CISM
3 8 (2.93%) CISSP
4 7 (2.56%) Degree
5 5 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.47%) CRISC
7 3 (1.10%) CISA
7 3 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.73%) CCIE
8 2 (0.73%) CCNA
8 2 (0.73%) CCNP
9 1 (0.37%) CCDA
9 1 (0.37%) CCDP
9 1 (0.37%) CCSP
9 1 (0.37%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.66%) QA
2 7 (2.56%) GDPR
3 6 (2.20%) SLA
4 5 (1.83%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.10%) NIST
6 2 (0.73%) COBIT
6 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.73%) PMO
7 1 (0.37%) Basel III
7 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.37%) IFRS
7 1 (0.37%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.37%) PSD2
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.83%) Docker
3 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.73%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.73%) vSphere
5 1 (0.37%) etcd
5 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (3.30%) SCCM
2 7 (2.56%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.83%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.83%) vRealize
4 4 (1.47%) Puppet
5 3 (1.10%) Ansible
5 3 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.73%) Terraform
7 1 (0.37%) Consul
7 1 (0.37%) CSIRT
7 1 (0.37%) Mesos
7 1 (0.37%) Nessus
7 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.37%) rkt
7 1 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.37%) WMI
7 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (13.92%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.82%) SAP
3 24 (8.79%) Oracle
4 12 (4.40%) Google
5 7 (2.56%) Adobe
6 6 (2.20%) Ariba
6 6 (2.20%) Cisco
6 6 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.20%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.20%) VMware
7 5 (1.83%) Palo Alto
7 5 (1.83%) ServiceNow
7 5 (1.83%) Workday
8 3 (1.10%) F5
8 3 (1.10%) Tealium
9 2 (0.73%) BeyondTrust
9 2 (0.73%) CyberArk
9 2 (0.73%) HubSpot
9 2 (0.73%) hybris
9 2 (0.73%) Jaspersoft