Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 57 58 67
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 123 354 361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 3.71% 4.06% 3.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 4.30% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 249 236
Median daily rate £500 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £356 £373 £375
90th Percentile £700 £663 £663
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.85 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.29% - -
London median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -20.45% +10.00% -44.06%

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 3,114 8,223 8,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 94.27% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,209 6,320 6,915
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £305 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £673 £675
London median daily rate £510 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 90 144
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.26%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.03 £38.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +4 108 £500 - 12
West End of London +14 1 £575 +15.00% 1
Consultant
London

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 20 (16.26%) Finance
2 19 (15.45%) Azure
3 18 (14.63%) SQL
3 18 (14.63%) Active Directory
4 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.20%) Banking
6 13 (10.57%) Migration
6 13 (10.57%) Java
7 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (8.13%) DevOps
9 10 (8.13%) SAP
9 10 (8.13%) Linux
9 10 (8.13%) Information Security
10 9 (7.32%) Python
10 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
10 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
11 8 (6.50%) Oracle
11 8 (6.50%) Windows
11 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
11 8 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 7 (5.69%) AWS
12 7 (5.69%) Office 365
12 7 (5.69%) Big Data
12 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
12 7 (5.69%) Electronic Trading
12 7 (5.69%) Change Management
12 7 (5.69%) Cisco
12 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence

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 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.25%) IIS
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.81%) Confluence
3 1 (0.81%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.81%) Site Server
3 1 (0.81%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.63%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.63%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.63%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.63%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.81%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.81%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.81%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.81%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.81%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.45%) Azure
2 8 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (5.69%) AWS
3 7 (5.69%) Office 365
4 6 (4.88%) Power Platform
5 3 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.63%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (1.63%) Logic Apps
6 2 (1.63%) PowerApps
6 2 (1.63%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.81%) Apigee
7 1 (0.81%) Force.com
7 1 (0.81%) GCP
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) Internet
2 4 (3.25%) Kerberos
2 4 (3.25%) SSL
3 3 (2.44%) DNS
4 2 (1.63%) FTP
4 2 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) Broadband
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
5 1 (0.81%) HTTP
5 1 (0.81%) Network Security
5 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) Big Data
3 4 (3.25%) Power BI
4 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.63%) Adabas
5 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.63%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.63%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.63%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.81%) DBAmp
6 1 (0.81%) Looker
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.63%) ClearQuest
2 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.81%) Postman
General
1 20 (16.26%) Finance
2 15 (12.20%) Banking
3 5 (4.07%) Front Office
3 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.25%) Games
5 3 (2.44%) Legal
5 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.63%) Law
6 2 (1.63%) Police
6 2 (1.63%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.63%) Retail
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Arabic Language
7 1 (0.81%) Billing
7 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
7 1 (0.81%) Marketing
7 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Social Science
7 1 (0.81%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) XML
2 3 (2.44%) Middleware
2 3 (2.44%) SOAP
2 3 (2.44%) TensorFlow
3 2 (1.63%) .NET
3 2 (1.63%) OAuth
3 2 (1.63%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.81%) ADO
4 1 (0.81%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.81%) HTML
4 1 (0.81%) HTML5
4 1 (0.81%) JDBC
4 1 (0.81%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.81%) OpenID
4 1 (0.81%) React
4 1 (0.81%) REST
4 1 (0.81%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Swagger
4 1 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.81%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.88%) Fixed Income
3 5 (4.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.44%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.63%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) Replication
6 2 (1.63%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.81%) CMDB
7 1 (0.81%) Derivative
7 1 (0.81%) Handset
7 1 (0.81%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.81%) User Experience
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.13%) Linux
2 8 (6.50%) Windows
3 6 (4.88%) Unix
4 5 (4.07%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.25%) Android
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.81%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (10.57%) Migration
3 10 (8.13%) DevOps
3 10 (8.13%) Information Security
4 8 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (5.69%) Change Management
5 7 (5.69%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (4.88%) Analytics
6 6 (4.88%) Data Management
6 6 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 6 (4.88%) Fintech
7 5 (4.07%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.07%) Data Migration
7 5 (4.07%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (4.07%) Password Management
7 5 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.07%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.07%) Workflow
8 4 (3.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) SQL
2 13 (10.57%) Java
3 9 (7.32%) Python
4 8 (6.50%) PowerShell
5 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.44%) Ruby
7 2 (1.63%) ABAP
7 2 (1.63%) JCL
7 2 (1.63%) Natural
7 2 (1.63%) PHP
7 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.63%) VBA
8 1 (0.81%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.81%) C
8 1 (0.81%) C#
8 1 (0.81%) SOQL
8 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.81%) VB
8 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.69%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.88%) Degree
2 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.25%) CISM
3 4 (3.25%) CISSP
4 3 (2.44%) CRISC
5 2 (1.63%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (1.63%) CCNP
5 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.81%) CCA
6 1 (0.81%) CCIE
6 1 (0.81%) CCIE Collaboration
6 1 (0.81%) CCNA
6 1 (0.81%) CCVP
6 1 (0.81%) CISA
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.81%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.44%) QA
4 2 (1.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
5 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.81%) NIST
5 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.81%) SEPA
5 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.44%) Docker
4 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.81%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.81%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (4.07%) Kubernetes
1 5 (4.07%) Terraform
2 4 (3.25%) Nagios
2 4 (3.25%) Puppet
2 4 (3.25%) SCCM
3 3 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.63%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.63%) Control-M
4 2 (1.63%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (1.63%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) Ansible
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.81%) EnCase
5 1 (0.81%) FTK
5 1 (0.81%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.81%) vRealize
5 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) SAP
3 8 (6.50%) Oracle
4 7 (5.69%) Cisco
5 5 (4.07%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.25%) Tableau
6 4 (3.25%) VMware
7 3 (2.44%) F5
7 3 (2.44%) HP
7 3 (2.44%) Remedy
8 2 (1.63%) Avaya
8 2 (1.63%) BMC
8 2 (1.63%) Citrix
8 2 (1.63%) EMC
8 2 (1.63%) Informatica
8 2 (1.63%) NetApp
8 2 (1.63%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.63%) Software AG