Period
to 26 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 67 53
Rank change year-on-year +8 -14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 347 349 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 4.11% 3.83% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 4.03% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 225 220
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.34%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £363
90th Percentile £663 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £44.57 - -
London median hourly rate £44.28 £40.00 £71.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -44.06% +70.30%

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 7,975 8,656 7,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.89% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,095 6,728 5,389
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 138 83
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £12.40
90th Percentile £54.30 £38.58 £30.07
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -2.33% -2.27% +15.79%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +19 281 £511 -2.62% 143
West End of London +7 14 £500 +11.11% 1
Camden +8 4 £500 - 1
City of Westminster -20 3 £565 +13.00% 1
Southwark -35 1 - -
Consultant
London

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 115 (33.14%) Finance
2 49 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 48 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (12.97%) Analytics
5 38 (10.95%) Windows
6 36 (10.37%) Migration
7 34 (9.80%) SQL
8 33 (9.51%) SAP
9 32 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
9 32 (9.22%) Marketing
10 31 (8.93%) CRM
11 30 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (7.20%) Banking
14 24 (6.92%) Oracle
15 22 (6.34%) Information Security
16 21 (6.05%) Dynamics 365
17 19 (5.48%) Active Directory
17 19 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
18 18 (5.19%) DevOps
18 18 (5.19%) Project Management
18 18 (5.19%) Linux
18 18 (5.19%) Firewall
19 17 (4.90%) Scrum
19 17 (4.90%) Office 365
19 17 (4.90%) Power Platform
20 16 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (4.61%) Power BI
20 16 (4.61%) SQL Server
20 16 (4.61%) Salesforce.com

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 11 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.44%) SAS
2 5 (1.44%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
3 4 (1.15%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.86%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.86%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.58%) Appian
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) Apache
6 1 (0.29%) CMS
6 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.29%) JBoss
6 1 (0.29%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.44%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.44%) Actimize
3 5 (1.44%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 5 (1.44%) SAP CRM
3 5 (1.44%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.15%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (1.15%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.15%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.15%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.86%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.05%) Dynamics 365
3 17 (4.90%) Office 365
3 17 (4.90%) Power Platform
4 14 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.02%) Google Analytics
5 7 (2.02%) PaaS
6 6 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.73%) IaaS
6 6 (1.73%) SaaS
7 5 (1.44%) Dialogflow
7 5 (1.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (1.44%) Wit.ai
8 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.86%) Serverless
10 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.58%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.19%) Firewall
2 8 (2.31%) DNS
2 8 (2.31%) VPN
3 6 (1.73%) Internet
4 4 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (1.15%) SAN
4 4 (1.15%) Skype
4 4 (1.15%) WAN
5 3 (0.86%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (0.86%) NetScaler
5 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.58%) BGP
6 2 (0.58%) DHCP
6 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.58%) MPLS
6 2 (0.58%) OSPF
6 2 (0.58%) SMTP
6 2 (0.58%) VLAN
7 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.61%) Power BI
1 16 (4.61%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.59%) Big Data
4 8 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.02%) QlikView
6 6 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.15%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.86%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.86%) HBase
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
1 5 (1.44%) WebPagetest
2 4 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.15%) JIRA
3 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.29%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.29%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.29%) MorphX
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.29%) Selenium
5 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 115 (33.14%) Finance
2 32 (9.22%) Marketing
3 25 (7.20%) Banking
4 11 (3.17%) Financial Institution
5 9 (2.59%) Retail
6 7 (2.02%) Back Office
7 5 (1.44%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.44%) Legal
8 4 (1.15%) Advertising
8 4 (1.15%) Electronics
8 4 (1.15%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Law
9 3 (0.86%) Military
9 3 (0.86%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.58%) Games
10 2 (0.58%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.75%) XML
2 11 (3.17%) HTML
3 9 (2.59%) Middleware
4 8 (2.31%) Web Services
5 7 (2.02%) CSS
6 6 (1.73%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (1.44%) JSON
7 5 (1.44%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (1.15%) CSS3
8 4 (1.15%) HTML5
9 3 (0.86%) Kafka
9 3 (0.86%) LDAP
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.58%) COM
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.58%) Pandas
10 2 (0.58%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.58%) SOAP
10 2 (0.58%) Spring
10 2 (0.58%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.32%) User Experience
3 11 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 10 (2.88%) CMDB
5 8 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.02%) iPad
6 7 (2.02%) Replication
7 6 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.44%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.15%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.86%) Cyberattack
11 2 (0.58%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.95%) Windows
2 18 (5.19%) Linux
3 11 (3.17%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.44%) Unix
7 3 (0.86%) AIX
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (12.97%) Analytics
3 36 (10.37%) Migration
4 32 (9.22%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (8.93%) CRM
6 27 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (6.34%) Information Security
8 19 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (5.19%) DevOps
9 18 (5.19%) Project Management
10 17 (4.90%) Scrum
11 15 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (4.03%) E-Commerce
13 13 (3.75%) ERP
13 13 (3.75%) ITSM
14 12 (3.46%) ITIL
15 11 (3.17%) Data Migration
15 11 (3.17%) Risk Management
16 10 (2.88%) Test Automation
16 10 (2.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.80%) SQL
2 14 (4.03%) JavaScript
3 12 (3.46%) Python
4 11 (3.17%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.02%) Java
6 6 (1.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (1.44%) C#
8 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.86%) C
8 3 (0.86%) Perl
8 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.58%) R
9 2 (0.58%) Ruby
9 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.29%) ABAP
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) VB
10 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.29%) VBA
10 1 (0.29%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (4.03%) Degree
2 12 (3.46%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.59%) CISSP
3 9 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.31%) CISM
5 6 (1.73%) CISA
5 6 (1.73%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.86%) CCIE
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.86%) CRISC
7 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) CCNA
8 2 (0.58%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.17%) GDPR
3 8 (2.31%) NIST
4 6 (1.73%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.44%) PSD2
6 4 (1.15%) COBIT
7 2 (0.58%) PMO
7 2 (0.58%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.29%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.29%) MiFID
8 1 (0.29%) NCSC
8 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 19 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.44%) Docker
3 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.29%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.29%) OpenIDM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (3.75%) SCCM
2 9 (2.59%) AirWatch
3 8 (2.31%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.15%) Ansible
4 4 (1.15%) Terraform
5 3 (0.86%) Puppet
5 3 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.86%) vMotion
6 2 (0.58%) Simpana
7 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.29%) Fluentd
7 1 (0.29%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 49 (14.12%) Microsoft
2 33 (9.51%) SAP
3 24 (6.92%) Oracle
4 16 (4.61%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (4.03%) Cisco
5 14 (4.03%) ServiceNow
6 13 (3.75%) VMware
7 12 (3.46%) Google
8 9 (2.59%) Pardot
8 9 (2.59%) Splunk
8 9 (2.59%) Tableau
9 8 (2.31%) Marketo
10 7 (2.02%) Meraki
11 6 (1.73%) Citrix
12 5 (1.44%) Adobe
12 5 (1.44%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.44%) Workday
13 4 (1.15%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.15%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 4 (1.15%) Veeam