Period
to 15 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 37 44 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,936 2,435 2,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.37% 5.25% 6.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 5.53% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,207 1,530 1,725
London median daily rate £513 £518 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +3.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 4
London median hourly rate £44.57 £40.00 £44.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.41% -10.47% -21.61%
10th Percentile £10.25 £23.00 £29.67
90th Percentile £59.75 £117.50 £122.25
England median hourly rate £47.00 £42.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year +10.59% -11.46% +4.35%

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 33,811 44,008 44,609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.82% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,280 31,780 32,282
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +7.69%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £300
90th Percentile £680 £675 £660
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 608 566
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.68 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £54.24 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.19% -1.07% +3.89%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in London

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor 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 15 November 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
Central London +2 294 £500 -2.44% 133
West London -7 89 £500 - 42
South London -10 40 £500 -4.76% 6
East London -1 6 £475 -13.64% 16
North London 0 5 £469 +25.00%
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 466 (24.07%) Finance
2 409 (21.13%) SAP
3 247 (12.76%) Microsoft
4 233 (12.04%) Azure
5 221 (11.42%) Migration
6 186 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
7 179 (9.25%) SQL
8 156 (8.06%) Oracle
9 152 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
10 148 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 146 (7.54%) Office 365
12 128 (6.61%) Security Cleared
13 124 (6.40%) Windows
14 120 (6.20%) Information Security
15 115 (5.94%) SAP S/4HANA
16 112 (5.79%) CRM
17 111 (5.73%) DevOps
18 108 (5.58%) SharePoint
19 106 (5.48%) ERP
20 105 (5.42%) AWS
21 104 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
22 101 (5.22%) Analytics
22 101 (5.22%) Marketing
23 100 (5.17%) Active Directory
24 94 (4.86%) Banking
24 94 (4.86%) SC Cleared
25 86 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
26 85 (4.39%) Manufacturing
27 81 (4.18%) Linux
27 81 (4.18%) Analytical Skills

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
1 108 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 20 (1.03%) Skype for Business
4 17 (0.88%) Apache
5 16 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 14 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 11 (0.57%) SAS
8 10 (0.52%) CMS
8 10 (0.52%) NetWeaver
9 9 (0.46%) IIS
9 9 (0.46%) OpenStack
9 9 (0.46%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 8 (0.41%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.41%) Confluence
11 7 (0.36%) Appian
12 5 (0.26%) ArcGIS
12 5 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.26%) JBoss
12 5 (0.26%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 43 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 31 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.31%) Sketch
6 5 (0.26%) InVision
7 3 (0.15%) Flinto
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.10%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.052%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.052%) Mingle
9 1 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.052%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 115 (5.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 63 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (2.17%) SAP FI
4 41 (2.12%) SAP CO
5 38 (1.96%) SAP FI/CO
6 37 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
7 30 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
7 30 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
8 25 (1.29%) Oracle Receivables
8 25 (1.29%) SAP BPC
8 25 (1.29%) SAP HR
9 23 (1.19%) NetSuite
10 22 (1.14%) SAP ERP
11 17 (0.88%) SAP EWM
12 15 (0.77%) SAP HCM
13 14 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
13 14 (0.72%) SAP IBP
13 14 (0.72%) SAP WM
14 13 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
14 13 (0.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 233 (12.04%) Azure
2 146 (7.54%) Office 365
3 105 (5.42%) AWS
4 86 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
5 73 (3.77%) Power Platform
6 51 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 44 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
8 29 (1.50%) PaaS
9 27 (1.39%) IaaS
9 27 (1.39%) SaaS
10 21 (1.08%) GCP
11 19 (0.98%) OneDrive
12 16 (0.83%) Serverless
13 15 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 14 (0.72%) GitHub
15 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (0.62%) OpenShift
16 12 (0.62%) PowerApps
17 11 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
17 11 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (3.56%) Firewall
2 39 (2.01%) Network Security
3 28 (1.45%) VPN
4 27 (1.39%) WAN
5 25 (1.29%) Skype
6 15 (0.77%) DNS
7 14 (0.72%) Internet
8 12 (0.62%) Intranet
8 12 (0.62%) LAN
8 12 (0.62%) RFID
9 11 (0.57%) Wireless
10 10 (0.52%) DHCP
10 10 (0.52%) HTTP
10 10 (0.52%) SAN
11 8 (0.41%) 4G
11 8 (0.41%) 5G
11 8 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (0.41%) Unified Communications
11 8 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (3.20%) Power BI
1 62 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (1.86%) SAP HANA
4 29 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (1.34%) SAP BW
6 25 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
7 22 (1.14%) Big Data
8 20 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 19 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 16 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.72%) Data Lake
13 12 (0.62%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
15 10 (0.52%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.52%) Oracle Smart View
15 10 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (1.65%) JIRA
2 23 (1.19%) Jenkins
3 19 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
4 16 (0.83%) Git (software)
5 13 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.31%) LSMW
8 5 (0.26%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.21%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.21%) GitLab
9 4 (0.21%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.15%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.15%) Selenium
10 3 (0.15%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.10%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.10%) Hudson
11 2 (0.10%) Vagrant
General
1 466 (24.07%) Finance
2 101 (5.22%) Marketing
3 94 (4.86%) Banking
4 85 (4.39%) Manufacturing
5 75 (3.87%) Retail
6 65 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 57 (2.94%) Public Sector
8 41 (2.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 29 (1.50%) Electronics
10 28 (1.45%) Legal
11 23 (1.19%) Billing
12 17 (0.88%) Law
13 15 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 14 (0.72%) General Ledger
15 11 (0.57%) Front Office
15 11 (0.57%) Investment Banking
15 11 (0.57%) Local Government
16 10 (0.52%) Police
17 9 (0.46%) Advertising
18 8 (0.41%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.32%) XML
2 40 (2.07%) Web Services
3 29 (1.50%) HTML
4 27 (1.39%) JSON
5 26 (1.34%) .NET
5 26 (1.34%) CSS
5 26 (1.34%) SAML
6 22 (1.14%) REST
7 20 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
8 17 (0.88%) SAP Fiori
9 16 (0.83%) LDAP
10 15 (0.77%) OAuth
10 15 (0.77%) SOAP
11 12 (0.62%) Middleware
11 12 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
12 11 (0.57%) SAP TM
13 10 (0.52%) BAPI
13 10 (0.52%) EDI
13 10 (0.52%) jQuery
14 9 (0.46%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 81 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (3.05%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 38 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 38 (1.96%) User Experience
5 27 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 20 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 15 (0.77%) e-Learning
8 15 (0.77%) Public Cloud
9 13 (0.67%) Mobile App
9 13 (0.67%) Social Media
10 12 (0.62%) FMCG
10 12 (0.62%) Hedge funds
10 12 (0.62%) Life Science
10 12 (0.62%) Replication
11 10 (0.52%) Cloud Native
12 8 (0.41%) Online Banking
13 7 (0.36%) Linux Command Line
13 7 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 124 (6.40%) Windows
2 81 (4.18%) Linux
3 49 (2.53%) Windows 10
4 46 (2.38%) Unix
5 35 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 12 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (0.52%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.46%) Android
10 4 (0.21%) VMS
10 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.21%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.15%) AIX
11 3 (0.15%) Solaris
11 3 (0.15%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.10%) Check Point GAiA
12 2 (0.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.052%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.052%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (11.42%) Migration
2 186 (9.61%) Agile Software Development
3 152 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
4 148 (7.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 120 (6.20%) Information Security
6 112 (5.79%) CRM
7 111 (5.73%) DevOps
8 106 (5.48%) ERP
9 104 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
10 101 (5.22%) Analytics
11 76 (3.93%) Problem-Solving
12 75 (3.87%) Project Management
13 65 (3.36%) Data Modelling
14 59 (3.05%) Data Migration
15 58 (3.00%) Scrum
16 54 (2.79%) ITIL
17 53 (2.74%) Workflow
18 52 (2.69%) Change Management
19 50 (2.58%) Risk Management
20 46 (2.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 179 (9.25%) SQL
2 75 (3.87%) Java
3 74 (3.82%) JavaScript
3 74 (3.82%) Python
4 59 (3.05%) PowerShell
5 44 (2.27%) C#
6 31 (1.60%) ABAP
7 28 (1.45%) PL/SQL
8 27 (1.39%) C
9 15 (0.77%) Bash Shell
9 15 (0.77%) C++
10 14 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 12 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.46%) Ruby
13 8 (0.41%) Apex Code
14 7 (0.36%) Perl
14 7 (0.36%) R
15 6 (0.31%) VBA
16 5 (0.26%) Scala
16 5 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 128 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 94 (4.86%) SC Cleared
3 68 (3.51%) Degree
4 50 (2.58%) CISSP
5 36 (1.86%) CISM
6 29 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 25 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.14%) CRISC
9 16 (0.83%) CCNP
10 15 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.62%) CCIE
13 11 (0.57%) CISA
14 10 (0.52%) GIAC
15 9 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.46%) MCSE
16 8 (0.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.60%) QA
2 30 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.45%) GDPR
4 19 (0.98%) NIST
5 14 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.72%) SLA
6 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.52%) PMO
8 8 (0.41%) NCSC
9 7 (0.36%) COBIT
10 6 (0.31%) IFRS
10 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 4 (0.21%) GMP
11 4 (0.21%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.21%) SEPA
12 3 (0.15%) PSD2
13 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 2 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 100 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 52 (2.69%) Docker
3 28 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 10 (0.52%) VMware NSX
7 8 (0.41%) vSphere
7 8 (0.41%) XenDesktop
8 7 (0.36%) XenApp
9 5 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.26%) vCloud
9 5 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.21%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.10%) HDFS
11 2 (0.10%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.052%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.052%) Firmware
12 1 (0.052%) NFS
12 1 (0.052%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (2.38%) SCCM
2 38 (1.96%) Ansible
3 33 (1.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 28 (1.45%) Kubernetes
4 28 (1.45%) Puppet
5 22 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (1.14%) Terraform
6 19 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.57%) NetBackup
7 11 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.41%) vRealize
9 6 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (0.31%) WSUS
10 5 (0.26%) Grafana
11 4 (0.21%) Control-M
11 4 (0.21%) HP Fortify
11 4 (0.21%) Nessus
11 4 (0.21%) Packer
11 4 (0.21%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 409 (21.13%) SAP
2 247 (12.76%) Microsoft
3 156 (8.06%) Oracle
4 67 (3.46%) Salesforce.com
5 49 (2.53%) VMware
6 44 (2.27%) Cisco
7 38 (1.96%) Ariba
8 36 (1.86%) Adobe
9 28 (1.45%) ServiceNow
10 27 (1.39%) Google
11 23 (1.19%) Citrix
12 22 (1.14%) Workday
13 21 (1.08%) Mercator
14 19 (0.98%) IBM
14 19 (0.98%) Palo Alto
15 18 (0.93%) Informatica
16 16 (0.83%) CheckPoint
16 16 (0.83%) Splunk
16 16 (0.83%) Tableau
17 15 (0.77%) TIBCO