Period
to 25 February 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

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
England > London
6 months to
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 38 46
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,016 1,552 2,231
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.17% 5.47% 5.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.60% 5.85% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 754 1,015 1,406
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £376 £375
90th Percentile £675 £700 £700
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 5
Median hourly rate £57.50 £68.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.06% +124.59% +84.85%
10th Percentile £33.31 £48.55 £24.85
90th Percentile £60.70 £90.45 £36.30
England median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +27.78% +20.00% -7.41%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 18,130 26,548 41,378
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.19% 93.63% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,048 19,359 30,163
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £300 £313
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 353 508
Median hourly rate £34.95 £21.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.47% +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £18.10 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £66.50 £52.50 £47.09
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year +22.22% +0.70% -0.69%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Consultant in London

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 Consultant within the London region over the 6 months to 25 February 2021. 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
Central London -13 81 £550 +10.00% 73
South London +43 16 £575 +21.05% 7
West London -6 12 £488 -2.50% 22
North London +9 4 £300 -
East London +24 3 £400 -15.79% 21
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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 London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 259 (25.49%) Finance
2 184 (18.11%) Microsoft
3 173 (17.03%) Azure
4 126 (12.40%) Oracle
5 118 (11.61%) Security Cleared
6 113 (11.12%) Migration
7 111 (10.93%) SQL
8 106 (10.43%) SAP
9 99 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
10 98 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
11 86 (8.46%) SC Cleared
12 84 (8.27%) Power Platform
13 79 (7.78%) Windows
14 75 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
15 74 (7.28%) Banking
15 74 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
16 72 (7.09%) Active Directory
17 71 (6.99%) Python
18 66 (6.50%) DevOps
18 66 (6.50%) Information Security
19 65 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
20 64 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
21 62 (6.10%) ERP
22 61 (6.00%) AWS
23 60 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
24 59 (5.81%) Risk Management
25 58 (5.71%) Analytics
26 55 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
27 54 (5.31%) CRM
28 53 (5.22%) Project Delivery

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 52 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.08%) Apache Spark
3 10 (0.98%) Confluence
3 10 (0.98%) SAS
4 7 (0.69%) Apache
4 7 (0.69%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.39%) IIS
6 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (0.39%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.30%) Moodle
7 3 (0.30%) Mule
7 3 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.20%) Jupyter
8 2 (0.20%) nginx
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 33 (3.25%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.30%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.20%) SPSS
7 1 (0.098%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.098%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 28 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (2.66%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (2.26%) SAP S/4HANA
4 13 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.98%) HFM
6 9 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (0.79%) Oracle E-Business Tax
8 7 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.59%) SAP CRM
9 6 (0.59%) SAP SD
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
10 5 (0.49%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.39%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 173 (17.03%) Azure
2 84 (8.27%) Power Platform
3 75 (7.38%) Microsoft 365
4 64 (6.30%) Dynamics 365
5 61 (6.00%) AWS
6 40 (3.94%) PowerApps
7 37 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 30 (2.95%) SaaS
9 24 (2.36%) GCP
10 20 (1.97%) IaaS
10 20 (1.97%) PaaS
11 18 (1.77%) Logic Apps
11 18 (1.77%) Serverless
12 15 (1.48%) Power Automate
12 15 (1.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 14 (1.38%) Oracle CX
14 12 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
14 12 (1.18%) Azure Functions
14 12 (1.18%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 10 (0.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.77%) Firewall
2 15 (1.48%) VPN
3 14 (1.38%) TCP/IP
4 12 (1.18%) Network Security
5 11 (1.08%) DNS
6 10 (0.98%) Internet
6 10 (0.98%) SNMP
7 9 (0.89%) HTTP
7 9 (0.89%) MPLS
8 8 (0.79%) SSL
8 8 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.59%) Skype
9 6 (0.59%) VLAN
9 6 (0.59%) Wireless
10 5 (0.49%) BGP
10 5 (0.49%) FTP
10 5 (0.49%) SMTP
10 5 (0.49%) WAN
11 4 (0.39%) ICMP
11 4 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (4.53%) Power BI
2 44 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 23 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (1.77%) Big Data
6 12 (1.18%) SAP BW
7 11 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 11 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.98%) Essbase
8 10 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 10 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.98%) Tableau
9 9 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 9 (0.89%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.89%) Star Schema
10 8 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.79%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 34 (3.35%) JIRA
2 19 (1.87%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.08%) GitLab
5 6 (0.59%) Selenium
5 6 (0.59%) SonarQube
5 6 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.49%) JMeter
7 4 (0.39%) Hudson
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.20%) Maven
9 2 (0.20%) PowerBuilder
9 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.098%) Travis CI
General
1 259 (25.49%) Finance
2 74 (7.28%) Banking
3 49 (4.82%) Public Sector
4 46 (4.53%) Marketing
5 39 (3.84%) Manufacturing
6 37 (3.64%) Retail
7 30 (2.95%) Telecoms
8 26 (2.56%) Front Office
8 26 (2.56%) Legal
9 16 (1.57%) Electronics
10 15 (1.48%) Billing
11 12 (1.18%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.89%) Law
13 8 (0.79%) Advertising
14 7 (0.69%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.69%) French Language
15 6 (0.59%) German Language
15 6 (0.59%) Local Government
15 6 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.66%) HTML
2 23 (2.26%) Web Services
3 22 (2.17%) .NET
3 22 (2.17%) REST
3 22 (2.17%) XML
4 18 (1.77%) CSS
5 15 (1.48%) RESTful
6 14 (1.38%) SOAP
7 11 (1.08%) SailPoint
8 9 (0.89%) JSON
9 8 (0.79%) LDAP
9 8 (0.79%) Middleware
9 8 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.79%) PySpark
9 8 (0.79%) SAML
10 7 (0.69%) Kafka
10 7 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (0.69%) Spring
11 6 (0.59%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.59%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (2.46%) User Experience
3 20 (1.97%) Data Centre
3 20 (1.97%) Management Information System
3 20 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (0.98%) Data Structures
5 10 (0.98%) FMCG
5 10 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (0.89%) Replication
6 9 (0.89%) Social Media
7 7 (0.69%) Algorithms
7 7 (0.69%) Cyberthreat
7 7 (0.69%) Oracle Exalytics
8 6 (0.59%) CESG
8 6 (0.59%) Clustering
8 6 (0.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (0.59%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 79 (7.78%) Windows
2 49 (4.82%) Linux
3 26 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 21 (2.07%) Unix
4 21 (2.07%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (0.69%) Android
7 7 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.69%) CentOS
8 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (0.49%) AIX
9 5 (0.49%) Solaris
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (11.12%) Migration
2 99 (9.74%) Business Intelligence
3 98 (9.65%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (6.50%) DevOps
4 66 (6.50%) Information Security
5 65 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
6 62 (6.10%) ERP
7 60 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
8 59 (5.81%) Risk Management
9 58 (5.71%) Analytics
10 55 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 54 (5.31%) CRM
12 53 (5.22%) Project Delivery
13 52 (5.12%) Requirements Gathering
14 44 (4.33%) Change Management
15 42 (4.13%) Data Modelling
16 40 (3.94%) Project Management
17 35 (3.44%) ETL
18 34 (3.35%) Data Migration
19 33 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (10.93%) SQL
2 71 (6.99%) Python
3 43 (4.23%) Java
4 37 (3.64%) PowerShell
5 36 (3.54%) JavaScript
6 21 (2.07%) C#
7 18 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 13 (1.28%) VBA
9 11 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.08%) C++
9 11 (1.08%) PHP
10 10 (0.98%) ABAP
11 9 (0.89%) C
12 7 (0.69%) Apex Code
12 7 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.69%) VB
13 6 (0.59%) Perl
13 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.49%) Go
14 5 (0.49%) R
Qualifications
1 118 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 86 (8.46%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.33%) CISSP
4 42 (4.13%) Degree
5 34 (3.35%) CISM
6 14 (1.38%) CRISC
6 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.98%) CESG Certified Professional
9 9 (0.89%) CCNP
9 9 (0.89%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.59%) CISA
11 6 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.59%) PMP
12 5 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 3 (0.30%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (3.05%) NIST
3 20 (1.97%) QA
4 19 (1.87%) PCI DSS
5 18 (1.77%) GDPR
6 14 (1.38%) SLA
7 10 (0.98%) COBIT
7 10 (0.98%) NCSC
8 9 (0.89%) Data Quality
8 9 (0.89%) PMO
9 8 (0.79%) Cyber Essentials
10 6 (0.59%) RMADS
10 6 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 5 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.49%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.39%) AIFMD
12 4 (0.39%) MiFID
12 4 (0.39%) UCITS
13 3 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 72 (7.09%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (1.77%) Docker
4 11 (1.08%) vSphere
5 10 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.59%) BitLocker
6 6 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.59%) VMware NSX
7 5 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.49%) XenApp
8 4 (0.39%) vCloud
8 4 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.20%) Ceph
10 2 (0.20%) GPFS
10 2 (0.20%) GridGain
10 2 (0.20%) NFS
10 2 (0.20%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.20%) VMFS
10 2 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (2.56%) Terraform
2 24 (2.36%) Ansible
3 22 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (2.17%) SCCM
4 20 (1.97%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.77%) Puppet
6 15 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.48%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (0.89%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.59%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.59%) vRealize
8 6 (0.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 5 (0.49%) Grafana
9 5 (0.49%) Prometheus
10 4 (0.39%) Control-M
10 4 (0.39%) Mesos
10 4 (0.39%) Packer
11 3 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
11 3 (0.30%) Nessus
11 3 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 184 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 126 (12.40%) Oracle
3 106 (10.43%) SAP
4 51 (5.02%) Salesforce.com
5 32 (3.15%) VMware
6 30 (2.95%) ServiceNow
7 25 (2.46%) Splunk
8 20 (1.97%) Cisco
9 19 (1.87%) Google
10 18 (1.77%) IBM
11 14 (1.38%) Informatica
12 13 (1.28%) Databricks
13 11 (1.08%) Dell
13 11 (1.08%) Hyperion
14 10 (0.98%) HP
15 9 (0.89%) BMC
15 9 (0.89%) CyberArk
16 8 (0.79%) Citrix
16 8 (0.79%) Workday
17 7 (0.69%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud