Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 April 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
England > London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 45 39
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,384 2,225 2,666
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.50% 5.20% 5.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 5.49% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 1,360 1,717
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £400 £369 £358
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -59.50%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -5.56%

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 23,519 40,529 44,181
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 94.70% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,520 29,011 31,982
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 530 683
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.73 £12.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 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
Central London +18 209 £500 -4.76% 93
West London +2 66 £525 +1.45% 23
South London -15 28 £535 -0.47% 7
East London +32 7 £500 +31.58% 9
North London +10 3 - - 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 319 (23.05%) Finance
2 214 (15.46%) SAP
3 182 (13.15%) Microsoft
4 181 (13.08%) Migration
5 169 (12.21%) Azure
6 162 (11.71%) Oracle
7 144 (10.40%) SQL
8 127 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
10 111 (8.02%) DevOps
11 108 (7.80%) Security Cleared
12 102 (7.37%) Office 365
13 100 (7.23%) Active Directory
14 99 (7.15%) Windows
15 95 (6.86%) AWS
16 93 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 93 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
17 90 (6.50%) SC Cleared
18 89 (6.43%) SharePoint
19 78 (5.64%) Banking
20 76 (5.49%) ERP
21 74 (5.35%) Java
21 74 (5.35%) Analytics
22 64 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
23 63 (4.55%) Power Platform
23 63 (4.55%) PowerShell
24 62 (4.48%) Linux
24 62 (4.48%) Python
25 61 (4.41%) Information Security
25 61 (4.41%) Cybersecurity

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 89 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.88%) Confluence
3 24 (1.73%) Skype for Business
4 15 (1.08%) MS Exchange
5 13 (0.94%) IIS
5 13 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (0.65%) OpenStack
7 9 (0.65%) SAS
7 9 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.51%) Apache
10 6 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.36%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.22%) nginx
12 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.14%) InDesign
8 2 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.14%) Sketch
9 1 (0.072%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 59 (4.26%) SAP S/4HANA
2 31 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 31 (2.24%) Oracle Payables
3 30 (2.17%) Oracle Assets
4 29 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
5 22 (1.59%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
6 21 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (1.45%) Oracle Cash Management
7 20 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
8 18 (1.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 17 (1.23%) SAP CO
9 17 (1.23%) SAP FI
10 16 (1.16%) NetSuite
10 16 (1.16%) Oracle E-Business Tax
11 14 (1.01%) Oracle iProcurement
11 14 (1.01%) SAP BPC
11 14 (1.01%) Workday HCM
12 13 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
13 12 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 169 (12.21%) Azure
2 102 (7.37%) Office 365
3 95 (6.86%) AWS
4 63 (4.55%) Power Platform
5 51 (3.68%) Dynamics 365
6 36 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 35 (2.53%) SaaS
8 33 (2.38%) GCP
9 27 (1.95%) PaaS
9 27 (1.95%) SuccessFactors
10 25 (1.81%) IaaS
11 22 (1.59%) GitHub
11 22 (1.59%) OneDrive
12 14 (1.01%) Apigee
13 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Flow
13 13 (0.94%) PowerApps
13 13 (0.94%) Serverless
14 12 (0.87%) Yammer
15 10 (0.72%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 9 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (2.89%) Firewall
2 24 (1.73%) Skype
3 21 (1.52%) Network Security
3 21 (1.52%) WAN
4 18 (1.30%) Internet
5 17 (1.23%) DNS
6 14 (1.01%) VPN
7 13 (0.94%) SSL
8 10 (0.72%) SAN
8 10 (0.72%) Unified Communications
9 9 (0.65%) 4G
9 9 (0.65%) Intranet
10 8 (0.58%) HTTP
10 8 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (0.58%) Kerberos
10 8 (0.58%) LAN
11 7 (0.51%) DHCP
11 7 (0.51%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (0.36%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.76%) Power BI
2 50 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (3.47%) SQL Server
4 20 (1.45%) Big Data
4 20 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
5 19 (1.37%) SAP HANA
6 18 (1.30%) SAP BW
7 17 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
8 15 (1.08%) Oracle Smart View
9 14 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
10 13 (0.94%) Essbase
10 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (0.87%) Hadoop
12 11 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
12 11 (0.79%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.72%) Relational Database
14 9 (0.65%) Looker
14 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database
15 8 (0.58%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 38 (2.75%) JIRA
2 29 (2.10%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (0.65%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.51%) GitLab
6 7 (0.51%) Maven
7 6 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.36%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (0.36%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.29%) Ant
9 4 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.29%) Postman
10 3 (0.22%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.22%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.22%) Selenium
10 3 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.14%) Lombardi
General
1 319 (23.05%) Finance
2 78 (5.64%) Banking
3 60 (4.34%) Public Sector
4 50 (3.61%) Marketing
5 45 (3.25%) Telecoms
6 35 (2.53%) Legal
7 32 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 31 (2.24%) General Ledger
8 31 (2.24%) Retail
9 18 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
10 15 (1.08%) Front Office
10 15 (1.08%) Law
11 13 (0.94%) Advertising
11 13 (0.94%) Police
12 12 (0.87%) Local Government
13 11 (0.79%) Electronics
13 11 (0.79%) German Language
14 10 (0.72%) Billing
14 10 (0.72%) Games
15 9 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.60%) Web Services
2 32 (2.31%) XML
3 28 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
4 21 (1.52%) .NET
4 21 (1.52%) REST
5 20 (1.45%) SOAP
6 18 (1.30%) HTML
7 16 (1.16%) CSS
8 12 (0.87%) SAML
9 11 (0.79%) J2EE
9 11 (0.79%) SAP Fiori
10 10 (0.72%) LDAP
10 10 (0.72%) OAuth
10 10 (0.72%) React
11 9 (0.65%) Middleware
12 8 (0.58%) JSON
12 8 (0.58%) Node.js
12 8 (0.58%) RESTful
13 7 (0.51%) EDI
13 7 (0.51%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (2.60%) Data Centre
3 26 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (1.73%) User Experience
6 12 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 11 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (0.72%) EFT
8 10 (0.72%) Public Cloud
9 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.58%) Cloud Native
10 8 (0.58%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (0.51%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.51%) PKI
11 7 (0.51%) Replication
12 6 (0.43%) Social Media
12 6 (0.43%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.36%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.29%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 99 (7.15%) Windows
2 62 (4.48%) Linux
3 42 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 34 (2.46%) Unix
5 32 (2.31%) Windows Server
6 17 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (1.16%) Android
8 12 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.65%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.51%) CentOS
10 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (0.36%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.36%) Windows Server 2016
12 4 (0.29%) VMS
12 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.14%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.072%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (13.08%) Migration
2 127 (9.18%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
4 111 (8.02%) DevOps
5 93 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (5.49%) ERP
7 74 (5.35%) Analytics
8 64 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
9 61 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
9 61 (4.41%) Information Security
10 59 (4.26%) CRM
11 58 (4.19%) Workflow
12 56 (4.05%) Risk Management
13 54 (3.90%) Data Migration
14 48 (3.47%) Data Modelling
15 46 (3.32%) Project Management
15 46 (3.32%) Scrum
16 42 (3.03%) ETL
17 40 (2.89%) Change Management
18 39 (2.82%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 144 (10.40%) SQL
2 74 (5.35%) Java
3 63 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 62 (4.48%) Python
5 43 (3.11%) JavaScript
6 31 (2.24%) PL/SQL
7 23 (1.66%) ABAP
8 20 (1.45%) C#
9 15 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 12 (0.87%) C
11 10 (0.72%) Ruby
11 10 (0.72%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.65%) Perl
12 9 (0.65%) PHP
12 9 (0.65%) VBA
13 6 (0.43%) Apex Code
13 6 (0.43%) Groovy
14 3 (0.22%) C++
14 3 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 108 (7.80%) Security Cleared
2 90 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.90%) Degree
4 39 (2.82%) CISSP
5 26 (1.88%) CISM
6 15 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (1.08%) CRISC
7 14 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.65%) DV Cleared
9 9 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.58%) CCNP
10 8 (0.58%) CISA
11 7 (0.51%) CCA
11 7 (0.51%) GIAC
11 7 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.51%) SAP Certification
12 6 (0.43%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 6 (0.43%) CCSP
12 6 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 30 (2.17%) QA
3 26 (1.88%) Data Quality
4 21 (1.52%) SLA
5 20 (1.45%) GDPR
6 17 (1.23%) PCI DSS
7 14 (1.01%) NIST
8 13 (0.94%) SEPA
9 8 (0.58%) PMO
10 7 (0.51%) NCSC
11 6 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.36%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27005
13 4 (0.29%) GxP
13 4 (0.29%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.22%) AICPA
14 3 (0.22%) IFRS
14 3 (0.22%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.14%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 100 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 35 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (1.73%) Docker
4 13 (0.94%) vSphere
5 10 (0.72%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.72%) VMware NSX
6 9 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.22%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.22%) KVM
12 2 (0.14%) iptables
12 2 (0.14%) NFS
12 2 (0.14%) UAG
12 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.14%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.072%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (2.67%) SCCM
2 32 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (2.17%) Puppet
4 29 (2.10%) Ansible
5 27 (1.95%) Kubernetes
6 22 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.45%) Terraform
8 13 (0.94%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.65%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.65%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.65%) vRealize
10 8 (0.58%) Nagios
11 6 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.36%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 5 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
13 4 (0.29%) CFEngine
13 4 (0.29%) Control-M
13 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 214 (15.46%) SAP
2 182 (13.15%) Microsoft
3 162 (11.71%) Oracle
4 50 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
5 48 (3.47%) VMware
6 31 (2.24%) Google
6 31 (2.24%) Tableau
7 25 (1.81%) Cisco
8 24 (1.73%) Workday
9 23 (1.66%) Splunk
10 21 (1.52%) ServiceNow
11 18 (1.30%) Informatica
12 15 (1.08%) Hyperion
12 15 (1.08%) Mercator
12 15 (1.08%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.87%) Adobe
13 12 (0.87%) F5
14 11 (0.79%) Citrix
14 11 (0.79%) Dell
14 11 (0.79%) HP