Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 31 26
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,321 2,681 2,952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.09% 6.30% 6.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 6.62% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,445 1,599 1,824
London median daily rate £500 £498 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% -
10th Percentile £361 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £489 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.84% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
London median hourly rate £40.00 £48.43 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.41% -3.14% +30.72%
10th Percentile £22.00 £21.96 £32.06
90th Percentile £99.20 £115.38 £71.00
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -7.61% - +15.00%

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 43,193 40,469 43,241
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 95.06% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,235 28,853 31,104
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 626 501 489
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +10.68% -4.40%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.46
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -1 381 £513 +3.02% 153
West London -17 124 £493 +9.44% 35
South London -5 83 £525 -4.55% 5
East London +3 37 £513 +17.14% 20
North London -9 11 £335 -33.00% 4
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 560 (24.13%) Finance
2 328 (14.13%) SAP
3 284 (12.24%) Microsoft
4 276 (11.89%) SQL
5 269 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
6 260 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 251 (10.81%) Migration
8 230 (9.91%) Oracle
9 177 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
9 177 (7.63%) DevOps
10 169 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
11 160 (6.89%) Windows
12 159 (6.85%) Java
13 149 (6.42%) Security Cleared
14 143 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 141 (6.07%) Active Directory
15 141 (6.07%) Analytics
16 139 (5.99%) Banking
17 135 (5.82%) SQL Server
18 131 (5.64%) Office 365
19 122 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
20 119 (5.13%) ERP
21 114 (4.91%) Project Management
22 112 (4.83%) Linux
23 111 (4.78%) JavaScript
24 110 (4.74%) Information Security
25 109 (4.70%) VMware
26 101 (4.35%) Python
27 99 (4.27%) SC Cleared
28 96 (4.14%) Hadoop

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 73 (3.15%) SharePoint
2 35 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.08%) SAS
4 23 (0.99%) Confluence
5 21 (0.90%) Skype for Business
6 17 (0.73%) CMS
7 16 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 16 (0.69%) WebSphere
8 15 (0.65%) MS Exchange
9 14 (0.60%) Ethereum
9 14 (0.60%) Hyperledger
10 13 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 12 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.47%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.47%) IIS
12 11 (0.47%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 10 (0.43%) Apache
14 9 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
14 9 (0.39%) JBoss
Applications
1 57 (2.46%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
6 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.13%) Windchill
9 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.086%) SPSS
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) InVision
10 1 (0.043%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.043%) Revit
Business Applications
1 50 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
2 41 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (1.68%) SAP FI
4 36 (1.55%) SAP CO
5 35 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 34 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
7 28 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 28 (1.21%) SAP HR
8 27 (1.16%) SAP S/4HANA
9 24 (1.03%) Oracle Receivables
10 22 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
11 21 (0.90%) Workday HCM
12 18 (0.78%) Oracle Cash Management
12 18 (0.78%) SAP SD
13 16 (0.69%) Actimize
13 16 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
14 15 (0.65%) Oracle Assets
14 15 (0.65%) SAP HCM
15 13 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
15 13 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 260 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 169 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
3 131 (5.64%) Office 365
4 44 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
5 43 (1.85%) PaaS
5 43 (1.85%) SaaS
6 38 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 36 (1.55%) IaaS
8 26 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
9 23 (0.99%) SuccessFactors
10 21 (0.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 15 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
12 13 (0.56%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 12 (0.52%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
15 9 (0.39%) Google Analytics
16 8 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.34%) Amazon S3
16 8 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.36%) Firewall
2 38 (1.64%) DNS
3 36 (1.55%) Network Security
3 36 (1.55%) VPN
4 27 (1.16%) Skype
4 27 (1.16%) SSL
5 26 (1.12%) TCP/IP
6 23 (0.99%) WAN
7 20 (0.86%) LAN
7 20 (0.86%) SAN
8 18 (0.78%) SMS
9 17 (0.73%) Wireless
10 16 (0.69%) iSCSI
10 16 (0.69%) Kerberos
11 14 (0.60%) Internet
11 14 (0.60%) NAS
11 14 (0.60%) Unified Communications
12 13 (0.56%) BGP
12 13 (0.56%) Extranet
12 13 (0.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (5.82%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.14%) Hadoop
3 65 (2.80%) Big Data
4 64 (2.76%) Power BI
5 60 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
6 51 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 38 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
9 36 (1.55%) MySQL
10 34 (1.46%) Relational Database
11 33 (1.42%) SAP HANA
11 33 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (1.25%) SAP BW
13 24 (1.03%) Blockchain
14 23 (0.99%) HBase
15 22 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
16 21 (0.90%) Data Lake
16 21 (0.90%) MongoDB
16 21 (0.90%) Oracle Database
17 20 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 76 (3.27%) Jenkins
2 60 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 42 (1.81%) JIRA
4 27 (1.16%) Visual Studio
5 26 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
6 16 (0.69%) Maven
7 12 (0.52%) Selenium
8 10 (0.43%) Eclipse
8 10 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.43%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.39%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.39%) JUnit
10 8 (0.34%) Ant
10 8 (0.34%) Subversion
11 7 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
12 6 (0.26%) Gradle
12 6 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.22%) Axure RP
13 5 (0.22%) JDeveloper
General
1 560 (24.13%) Finance
2 139 (5.99%) Banking
3 76 (3.27%) Marketing
4 71 (3.06%) Legal
5 68 (2.93%) Retail
6 42 (1.81%) Law
7 40 (1.72%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.59%) Financial Institution
9 32 (1.38%) Advertising
10 29 (1.25%) Investment Banking
11 28 (1.21%) Manufacturing
12 26 (1.12%) General Ledger
13 24 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (0.99%) Front Office
15 21 (0.90%) Back Office
16 19 (0.82%) Billing
17 11 (0.47%) French Language
18 8 (0.34%) Automotive
19 7 (0.30%) German Language
20 6 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (4.01%) Web Services
2 83 (3.58%) HTML
3 64 (2.76%) .NET
4 63 (2.71%) XML
5 56 (2.41%) CSS
6 51 (2.20%) REST
7 42 (1.81%) Middleware
8 40 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
9 36 (1.55%) J2EE
10 29 (1.25%) JSON
11 27 (1.16%) LDAP
11 27 (1.16%) SAML
12 25 (1.08%) HTML5
12 25 (1.08%) Kafka
12 25 (1.08%) Node.js
13 24 (1.03%) SOAP
14 22 (0.95%) Spring
15 20 (0.86%) CSS3
15 20 (0.86%) OAuth
15 20 (0.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 122 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (3.32%) Data Centre
3 56 (2.41%) Fintech
4 51 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
5 45 (1.94%) User Experience
6 42 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 41 (1.77%) Public Cloud
8 39 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
9 31 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 29 (1.25%) PKI
11 21 (0.90%) FMCG
12 18 (0.78%) Mobile App
13 17 (0.73%) Replication
14 15 (0.65%) SWIFT
15 14 (0.60%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 12 (0.52%) NHS
17 11 (0.47%) Blog
18 10 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 160 (6.89%) Windows
2 112 (4.83%) Linux
3 67 (2.89%) Unix
4 56 (2.41%) Windows Server
5 52 (2.24%) Windows 10
6 37 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.03%) Android
8 21 (0.90%) Windows 7
9 19 (0.82%) Apple iOS
9 19 (0.82%) CentOS
10 14 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.39%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.22%) AIX
14 5 (0.22%) Solaris
15 3 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.13%) Debian
15 3 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
2 251 (10.81%) Migration
3 177 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
3 177 (7.63%) DevOps
4 143 (6.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 141 (6.07%) Analytics
6 119 (5.13%) ERP
7 114 (4.91%) Project Management
8 110 (4.74%) Information Security
9 96 (4.14%) Problem-Solving
10 93 (4.01%) CRM
11 92 (3.96%) Change Management
11 92 (3.96%) ITIL
12 83 (3.58%) Scrum
13 73 (3.15%) Data Migration
14 72 (3.10%) Cybersecurity
15 70 (3.02%) Mentoring
16 62 (2.67%) Data Protection
17 58 (2.50%) Data Modelling
17 58 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 276 (11.89%) SQL
2 159 (6.85%) Java
3 111 (4.78%) JavaScript
4 101 (4.35%) Python
5 93 (4.01%) PowerShell
6 61 (2.63%) C#
7 40 (1.72%) R
8 35 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 34 (1.46%) Groovy
10 25 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 25 (1.08%) Scala
11 24 (1.03%) C
12 23 (0.99%) T-SQL
13 19 (0.82%) ABAP
13 19 (0.82%) Go
14 16 (0.69%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 15 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 15 (0.65%) VBA
16 13 (0.56%) Perl
17 12 (0.52%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 149 (6.42%) Security Cleared
2 99 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 80 (3.45%) Degree
4 67 (2.89%) CISSP
5 60 (2.59%) CISM
6 37 (1.59%) CISA
7 34 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (0.86%) CCNP
10 18 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.65%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.65%) MCSE
12 13 (0.56%) CCIE
12 13 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 12 (0.52%) CRISC
14 9 (0.39%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
14 9 (0.39%) MCITP
14 9 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.30%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (3.92%) GDPR
2 58 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 38 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 37 (1.59%) QA
5 26 (1.12%) SLA
6 25 (1.08%) PMO
7 24 (1.03%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.52%) SEPA
9 11 (0.47%) GCP
10 8 (0.34%) IFRS
10 8 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 6 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
12 6 (0.26%) GMP
12 6 (0.26%) PSD2
13 3 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 3 (0.13%) MiFID
13 3 (0.13%) NIST 800
System Software
1 141 (6.07%) Active Directory
2 86 (3.71%) Docker
3 59 (2.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (1.29%) vSphere
5 26 (1.12%) VMware NSX
6 20 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (0.73%) HDFS
8 16 (0.69%) Hyper-V
9 15 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.56%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.43%) NFS
12 9 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 8 (0.34%) Apache Flume
14 7 (0.30%) KVM
14 7 (0.30%) vCloud
15 6 (0.26%) OpenAM
15 6 (0.26%) XenApp
16 5 (0.22%) Firmware
16 5 (0.22%) Samba
Systems Management
1 89 (3.83%) Puppet
2 87 (3.75%) Ansible
3 77 (3.32%) Kubernetes
3 77 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (3.27%) Terraform
5 56 (2.41%) SCCM
6 37 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (0.60%) AirWatch
9 12 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
9 12 (0.52%) vCenter Server
10 11 (0.47%) SCOM
11 10 (0.43%) PowerCLI
11 10 (0.43%) vRealize
12 9 (0.39%) Oozie
12 9 (0.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 9 (0.39%) XenMobile
13 8 (0.34%) Ambari
13 8 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 8 (0.34%) Packer
Vendors
1 328 (14.13%) SAP
2 284 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 230 (9.91%) Oracle
4 109 (4.70%) VMware
5 85 (3.66%) Cisco
6 74 (3.19%) Salesforce.com
7 55 (2.37%) Tableau
8 54 (2.33%) Workday
9 48 (2.07%) ServiceNow
10 40 (1.72%) IBM
11 38 (1.64%) Citrix
11 38 (1.64%) Google
12 34 (1.46%) HP
13 26 (1.12%) EMC
13 26 (1.12%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.03%) NetApp
15 22 (0.95%) Dell
16 21 (0.90%) Adobe
16 21 (0.90%) Splunk
17 20 (0.86%) Hyperion