Period
to 25 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 38 46
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 715 2,091 2,339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.34% 5.41% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.82% 5.75% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 1,307 1,508
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £363 £363 £356
90th Percentile £701 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £490
% change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 30 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.60 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.72% +2.59% -12.24%
10th Percentile £33.99 £14.98 £23.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £63.75 £99.20
England median hourly rate £47.50 £47.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +0.53% +11.18% -8.92%

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 12,293 36,358 43,412
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.74% 94.06% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,312 26,029 31,424
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 490 604
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.45 £19.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.19% +11.65% -8.52%
10th Percentile £17.32 £12.42 £13.00
90th Percentile £53.63 £57.50 £51.25
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

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 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +7 84 £500 - 57
South London +33 16 £588 +11.90% 2
West London -8 10 £475 -3.31% 13
East London +57 9 £650 +80.56% 7
North London +11 3 - -
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 185 (25.87%) Finance
2 117 (16.36%) Azure
3 101 (14.13%) SAP
4 96 (13.43%) Microsoft
5 90 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
6 86 (12.03%) SQL
7 84 (11.75%) Security Cleared
8 70 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
9 69 (9.65%) Oracle
10 62 (8.67%) SC Cleared
11 58 (8.11%) DevOps
11 58 (8.11%) Migration
12 54 (7.55%) Power Platform
13 50 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 50 (6.99%) Information Security
14 49 (6.85%) Banking
14 49 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
15 48 (6.71%) Analytics
16 46 (6.43%) Java
17 44 (6.15%) Active Directory
17 44 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
17 44 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
18 42 (5.87%) AWS
19 41 (5.73%) Windows
20 40 (5.59%) CRM
20 40 (5.59%) Risk Management
21 36 (5.03%) SharePoint
22 35 (4.90%) JavaScript
22 35 (4.90%) Office 365
23 34 (4.76%) Python

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 36 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.82%) Apache
3 9 (1.26%) Apache Spark
3 9 (1.26%) IIS
3 9 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.98%) JBoss
4 7 (0.98%) WebSphere
4 7 (0.98%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (0.84%) Mule
6 5 (0.70%) MTS
6 5 (0.70%) NetWeaver
6 5 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.56%) CMS
7 4 (0.56%) Confluence
7 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.56%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.42%) Appian
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 19 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.56%) Chatbot
5 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (4.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 23 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (1.82%) SAP BPC
4 7 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.98%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.84%) Bloomberg TOMS
5 6 (0.84%) ION MarketView
5 6 (0.84%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.42%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Payroll
8 3 (0.42%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.42%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.42%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.28%) HFM
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 117 (16.36%) Azure
2 54 (7.55%) Power Platform
3 44 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
4 42 (5.87%) AWS
5 35 (4.90%) Office 365
6 22 (3.08%) PowerApps
7 19 (2.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (2.52%) Serverless
9 16 (2.24%) GCP
10 15 (2.10%) Azure Functions
10 15 (2.10%) SaaS
11 11 (1.54%) Logic Apps
11 11 (1.54%) PaaS
12 10 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
12 10 (1.40%) GitHub
13 9 (1.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
14 8 (1.12%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.12%) Oracle CX
15 7 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.20%) Firewall
2 13 (1.82%) HTTP
3 9 (1.26%) DNS
3 9 (1.26%) SNMP
3 9 (1.26%) VPN
4 8 (1.12%) Network Security
4 8 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.84%) Internet
6 5 (0.70%) VLAN
6 5 (0.70%) WAN
7 4 (0.56%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.56%) Skype
7 4 (0.56%) SMS
7 4 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (0.42%) DMZ
8 3 (0.42%) LAN
8 3 (0.42%) OSPF
8 3 (0.42%) SSL
8 3 (0.42%) Wireless
9 2 (0.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.06%) Power BI
1 29 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (1.96%) Big Data
5 13 (1.82%) SAP BW
6 12 (1.68%) Amazon Redshift
6 12 (1.68%) Looker
7 10 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (1.26%) MySQL
8 9 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (1.12%) OLAP
10 7 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 6 (0.84%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 6 (0.84%) Lumira
11 6 (0.84%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
12 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (3.08%) JIRA
2 18 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (0.70%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.70%) GitLab
6 4 (0.56%) Ant
6 4 (0.56%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.56%) Subversion
7 3 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.42%) Hudson
7 3 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.42%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.28%) Maven
8 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.28%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (0.28%) Selenium
8 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
General
1 185 (25.87%) Finance
2 49 (6.85%) Banking
3 28 (3.92%) Marketing
4 25 (3.50%) Legal
5 24 (3.36%) Public Sector
6 21 (2.94%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.38%) Advertising
7 17 (2.38%) Front Office
8 13 (1.82%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.68%) Billing
9 12 (1.68%) Retail
10 10 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (1.26%) French Language
11 9 (1.26%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.98%) Back Office
12 7 (0.98%) Electronics
12 7 (0.98%) Law
13 6 (0.84%) German Language
13 6 (0.84%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.84%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.92%) Web Services
2 26 (3.64%) REST
3 24 (3.36%) .NET
4 20 (2.80%) XML
5 17 (2.38%) HTML
6 16 (2.24%) Middleware
7 15 (2.10%) SOAP
8 12 (1.68%) JSON
8 12 (1.68%) LDAP
9 11 (1.54%) CSS
10 10 (1.40%) RESTful
11 9 (1.26%) SailPoint
12 8 (1.12%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
13 6 (0.84%) Kafka
13 6 (0.84%) SAML
14 5 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (0.70%) J2EE
15 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Graph
15 4 (0.56%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.82%) User Experience
5 11 (1.54%) Fixed Income
5 11 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.26%) Algorithms
8 8 (1.12%) Data Structures
8 8 (1.12%) Hedge funds
9 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.98%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.84%) PKI
11 5 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (0.70%) CMDB
11 5 (0.70%) Eurex
11 5 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.70%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (5.73%) Windows
2 32 (4.48%) Linux
3 15 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (2.10%) Unix
4 12 (1.68%) Windows 10
4 12 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.84%) CentOS
6 5 (0.70%) Solaris
7 4 (0.56%) AIX
7 4 (0.56%) Android
7 4 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.14%) HPUX
10 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.14%) SUSE
10 1 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (9.79%) Business Intelligence
3 58 (8.11%) DevOps
3 58 (8.11%) Migration
4 50 (6.99%) Information Security
4 50 (6.99%) Stakeholder Management
5 48 (6.71%) Analytics
6 44 (6.15%) Cybersecurity
7 40 (5.59%) CRM
7 40 (5.59%) Risk Management
8 34 (4.76%) Change Management
9 27 (3.78%) Project Delivery
10 24 (3.36%) Data Modelling
11 23 (3.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 23 (3.22%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (2.94%) Project Management
12 21 (2.94%) Requirements Gathering
13 20 (2.80%) Data Analysis
13 20 (2.80%) ERP
14 19 (2.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 86 (12.03%) SQL
2 46 (6.43%) Java
3 35 (4.90%) JavaScript
4 34 (4.76%) Python
5 29 (4.06%) PowerShell
6 20 (2.80%) C#
7 17 (2.38%) ABAP
8 14 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 13 (1.82%) C
10 9 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.98%) Apex Code
11 7 (0.98%) R
11 7 (0.98%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.98%) VBA
12 6 (0.84%) PHP
13 5 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 5 (0.70%) Go
13 5 (0.70%) Perl
13 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 84 (11.75%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.62%) CISSP
4 31 (4.34%) Degree
5 20 (2.80%) CISM
6 12 (1.68%) CISA
7 11 (1.54%) CRISC
8 9 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (0.98%) SAP Certification
10 6 (0.84%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.70%) CCNP
11 5 (0.70%) GIAC
11 5 (0.70%) Master's Degree
12 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (2.24%) GDPR
3 15 (2.10%) NIST
4 12 (1.68%) SLA
5 11 (1.54%) QA
6 9 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 9 (1.26%) NCSC
7 8 (1.12%) PCI DSS
7 8 (1.12%) RMADS
8 6 (0.84%) COBIT
8 6 (0.84%) PMO
9 5 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.42%) WCAG
11 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.28%) ITGC
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 31000
12 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 44 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.52%) Docker
4 7 (0.98%) VMware NSX
5 5 (0.70%) XenApp
5 5 (0.70%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.42%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.42%) vSphere
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) UAG
9 1 (0.14%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (2.94%) Kubernetes
2 18 (2.52%) Ansible
3 14 (1.96%) SCCM
4 12 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (1.68%) Puppet
5 10 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.40%) Terraform
6 8 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.98%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.70%) Nessus
9 4 (0.56%) Avamar
9 4 (0.56%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.42%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (0.42%) Grafana
10 3 (0.42%) Kibana
10 3 (0.42%) Nagios
10 3 (0.42%) Nmap
10 3 (0.42%) Packer
Vendors
1 101 (14.13%) SAP
2 96 (13.43%) Microsoft
3 69 (9.65%) Oracle
4 32 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
5 29 (4.06%) VMware
6 21 (2.94%) Splunk
7 19 (2.66%) IBM
7 19 (2.66%) Tableau
8 18 (2.52%) ServiceNow
9 15 (2.10%) Alteryx
10 14 (1.96%) Cisco
11 12 (1.68%) Dell
11 12 (1.68%) EMC
12 11 (1.54%) Google
13 10 (1.40%) Citrix
14 9 (1.26%) Bloomberg
14 9 (1.26%) HP
15 8 (1.12%) MuleSoft
16 7 (0.98%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.98%) Workday