Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 31 27
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,377 2,736 2,827
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.15% 6.09% 6.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.44% 6.41% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 1,637 1,727
London median daily rate £513 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.02% +2.74% +2.15%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
London median hourly rate £39.50 £44.68 £54.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% -17.26% +29.34%
10th Percentile £21.38 £29.67 £32.04
90th Percentile £99.30 £122.25 £91.50
England median hourly rate £42.50 £46.66 £46.00
% change year-on-year -8.92% +1.43% +5.75%

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 43,715 42,667 42,268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.94% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,587 30,768 30,193
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 522 538
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.83 £50.39
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -7 373 £514 +8.16% 185
West London -17 124 £499 +10.83% 46
South London +20 104 £525 - 10
East London -8 34 £575 +67.27% 20
North London -11 12 £335 -33.00% 8
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 543 (22.84%) Finance
2 352 (14.81%) SAP
3 296 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 271 (11.40%) Migration
6 268 (11.27%) Oracle
7 262 (11.02%) SQL
8 254 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 182 (7.66%) Security Cleared
10 173 (7.28%) DevOps
11 171 (7.19%) Java
12 169 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
13 165 (6.94%) Analytics
14 164 (6.90%) Banking
15 163 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
16 143 (6.02%) Windows
17 139 (5.85%) Active Directory
18 134 (5.64%) Office 365
18 134 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
19 125 (5.26%) ERP
20 122 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
21 121 (5.09%) Linux
22 116 (4.88%) SQL Server
23 114 (4.80%) Python
23 114 (4.80%) Hadoop
24 109 (4.59%) Project Management
24 109 (4.59%) Docker
25 107 (4.50%) SC Cleared
26 106 (4.46%) Information Security
27 105 (4.42%) Ansible

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 84 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 36 (1.51%) Apache Spark
3 31 (1.30%) Confluence
4 28 (1.18%) SAS
5 24 (1.01%) Skype for Business
6 19 (0.80%) MS Exchange
6 19 (0.80%) OpenStack
7 17 (0.72%) CMS
8 16 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 15 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
10 13 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 12 (0.50%) JBoss
12 10 (0.42%) Ethereum
12 10 (0.42%) Hyperledger
13 8 (0.34%) Apache Solr
14 7 (0.29%) Apache
14 7 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.042%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.042%) InVision
7 1 (0.042%) Mingle
7 1 (0.042%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.042%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 57 (2.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 44 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 42 (1.77%) SAP S/4HANA
4 40 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
5 39 (1.64%) SAP FI
6 38 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
7 36 (1.51%) SAP CO
8 34 (1.43%) SAP FI/CO
9 32 (1.35%) Oracle Receivables
10 30 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
11 29 (1.22%) SAP HR
12 25 (1.05%) Oracle Cash Management
13 24 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
14 23 (0.97%) Oracle Assets
14 23 (0.97%) Workday HCM
15 21 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
16 19 (0.80%) Oracle FAH
16 19 (0.80%) Oracle General Ledger
17 18 (0.76%) Maximo
17 18 (0.76%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 254 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 134 (5.64%) Office 365
4 47 (1.98%) PaaS
5 45 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (1.89%) SaaS
6 42 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
7 40 (1.68%) IaaS
8 29 (1.22%) SuccessFactors
9 27 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (1.14%) OpenShift
10 21 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 14 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.50%) GitHub
13 11 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.46%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
13 11 (0.46%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (3.20%) Firewall
2 40 (1.68%) Network Security
3 31 (1.30%) DNS
3 31 (1.30%) VPN
4 30 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 27 (1.14%) Skype
6 23 (0.97%) WAN
7 21 (0.88%) SSL
8 18 (0.76%) LAN
9 17 (0.72%) SAN
10 16 (0.67%) Wireless
11 15 (0.63%) Unified Communications
12 14 (0.59%) BGP
12 14 (0.59%) OSPF
13 13 (0.55%) NAS
14 12 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (0.46%) IPsec
16 10 (0.42%) DHCP
16 10 (0.42%) Kerberos
16 10 (0.42%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 114 (4.80%) Hadoop
3 69 (2.90%) Power BI
4 62 (2.61%) Big Data
5 57 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
8 40 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 36 (1.51%) SAP HANA
10 34 (1.43%) Oracle Database
10 34 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.09%) SAP BW
12 25 (1.05%) MySQL
12 25 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 23 (0.97%) Data Lake
14 21 (0.88%) MongoDB
14 21 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
15 20 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
16 17 (0.72%) Blockchain
16 17 (0.72%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 52 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 52 (2.19%) JIRA
3 27 (1.14%) Maven
4 26 (1.09%) Visual Studio
5 24 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 20 (0.84%) Selenium
7 15 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 11 (0.46%) Cucumber
9 10 (0.42%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.38%) WebDriver
11 8 (0.34%) JUnit
11 8 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.34%) Subversion
11 8 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.29%) Axure RP
12 7 (0.29%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.25%) LSMW
13 6 (0.25%) SpecFlow
13 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 543 (22.84%) Finance
2 164 (6.90%) Banking
3 81 (3.41%) Marketing
4 79 (3.32%) Retail
5 59 (2.48%) Legal
6 46 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 41 (1.72%) Advertising
8 37 (1.56%) General Ledger
9 35 (1.47%) Front Office
9 35 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (1.22%) Financial Institution
10 29 (1.22%) Law
10 29 (1.22%) Manufacturing
11 27 (1.14%) Investment Banking
12 23 (0.97%) Back Office
12 23 (0.97%) Billing
13 11 (0.46%) Publishing
14 7 (0.29%) Electronics
14 7 (0.29%) French Language
14 7 (0.29%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (3.53%) Web Services
2 71 (2.99%) .NET
2 71 (2.99%) HTML
3 61 (2.57%) XML
4 58 (2.44%) Oracle Fusion
5 57 (2.40%) REST
6 47 (1.98%) Middleware
7 40 (1.68%) CSS
8 38 (1.60%) J2EE
9 30 (1.26%) JSON
10 28 (1.18%) Node.js
10 28 (1.18%) SOAP
11 26 (1.09%) LDAP
12 24 (1.01%) OAuth
12 24 (1.01%) SAML
13 22 (0.93%) Kafka
14 16 (0.67%) AngularJS
14 16 (0.67%) Spring
15 15 (0.63%) .NET Framework
15 15 (0.63%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 122 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 51 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (2.10%) Fintech
5 48 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
6 46 (1.94%) User Experience
7 45 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 40 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 36 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 28 (1.18%) PKI
11 23 (0.97%) FMCG
12 17 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.59%) Replication
15 13 (0.55%) Algorithms
16 12 (0.50%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.46%) Blog
17 11 (0.46%) CESG
17 11 (0.46%) Social Media
18 10 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 143 (6.02%) Windows
2 121 (5.09%) Linux
3 75 (3.16%) Unix
4 55 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 55 (2.31%) Windows Server
5 48 (2.02%) Windows 10
6 18 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.46%) Android
8 11 (0.46%) CentOS
9 8 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.25%) AIX
11 6 (0.25%) Solaris
11 6 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.17%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.084%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.042%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.042%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (12.45%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (11.40%) Migration
3 173 (7.28%) DevOps
4 169 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
5 165 (6.94%) Analytics
6 134 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 125 (5.26%) ERP
8 109 (4.59%) Project Management
9 106 (4.46%) Information Security
10 86 (3.62%) CRM
11 83 (3.49%) ITIL
12 82 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
13 81 (3.41%) Problem-Solving
13 81 (3.41%) Scrum
14 76 (3.20%) Data Migration
15 75 (3.16%) Change Management
16 65 (2.73%) Mentoring
16 65 (2.73%) Test Automation
17 64 (2.69%) Business Analysis
18 61 (2.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 262 (11.02%) SQL
2 171 (7.19%) Java
3 114 (4.80%) Python
4 101 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 92 (3.87%) PowerShell
6 68 (2.86%) C#
7 56 (2.36%) Groovy
8 41 (1.72%) R
9 26 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 24 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 23 (0.97%) C
12 21 (0.88%) ABAP
12 21 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 21 (0.88%) Scala
13 16 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.63%) Perl
15 13 (0.55%) Ruby
16 12 (0.50%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.46%) Java 8
17 11 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 182 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 107 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 83 (3.49%) CISSP
4 76 (3.20%) Degree
5 70 (2.94%) CISM
6 39 (1.64%) CISA
7 35 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (1.01%) CCNP
9 23 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.80%) Master's Degree
11 17 (0.72%) CCIE
12 16 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (0.67%) DV Cleared
13 13 (0.55%) CRISC
14 12 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (0.46%) MCSE
16 9 (0.38%) AWS Certification
16 9 (0.38%) CSSLP
16 9 (0.38%) MCITP
17 8 (0.34%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (2.61%) GDPR
2 61 (2.57%) QA
3 56 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 39 (1.64%) PCI DSS
5 30 (1.26%) Data Quality
6 22 (0.93%) PMO
7 18 (0.76%) SLA
8 12 (0.50%) IFRS
9 10 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 6 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.25%) GMP
12 4 (0.17%) GxP
12 4 (0.17%) PSD2
12 4 (0.17%) SEPA
13 3 (0.13%) COBIT
13 3 (0.13%) GAAP
13 3 (0.13%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.13%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 139 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 109 (4.59%) Docker
3 54 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (1.35%) vSphere
5 24 (1.01%) VMware NSX
6 17 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 15 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.42%) HDFS
12 7 (0.29%) vCloud
12 7 (0.29%) XenApp
13 6 (0.25%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 5 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.21%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.21%) KVM
14 5 (0.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 105 (4.42%) Ansible
2 99 (4.16%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (4.08%) Kubernetes
4 94 (3.95%) Puppet
5 88 (3.70%) Terraform
6 57 (2.40%) SCCM
7 32 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
8 25 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.59%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.42%) SCOM
11 9 (0.38%) vRealize
12 8 (0.34%) vCenter Server
12 8 (0.34%) XenMobile
13 7 (0.29%) PowerCLI
14 6 (0.25%) ArcSight ESM
14 6 (0.25%) Kibana
15 5 (0.21%) Ambari
15 5 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (0.21%) Oozie
15 5 (0.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 352 (14.81%) SAP
2 273 (11.49%) Microsoft
3 268 (11.27%) Oracle
4 100 (4.21%) VMware
5 74 (3.11%) Cisco
6 66 (2.78%) Tableau
7 61 (2.57%) Salesforce.com
8 51 (2.15%) IBM
9 47 (1.98%) Workday
10 46 (1.94%) Google
11 43 (1.81%) ServiceNow
12 40 (1.68%) Red Hat
13 39 (1.64%) Citrix
14 26 (1.09%) Dell
14 26 (1.09%) Splunk
15 24 (1.01%) Adobe
16 23 (0.97%) AppDynamics
16 23 (0.97%) HP
16 23 (0.97%) Hyperion
17 22 (0.93%) Talend