Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 51 50 38
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,707 701 1,954
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.77% 5.00% 5.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.13% 5.44% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,175 405 1,209
10th Percentile £413 £381 £363
25th Percentile £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - -1.96%
75th Percentile £675 £600 £588
90th Percentile £725 £719 £663
England median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 26
10th Percentile " £33.59 £12.88
25th Percentile £27.00 £35.25 £41.34
Median hourly rate £31.00 £35.50 £48.07
Median % change year-on-year -12.68% -26.14% +11.13%
75th Percentile £56.63 £45.00 £53.75
90th Percentile £76.00 £47.25 £63.75
England median hourly rate £63.00 £54.00 £49.86
% change year-on-year +16.67% +8.30% -0.28%

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 33,302 12,880 34,414
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 91.78% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,148 9,303 25,117
10th Percentile £358 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £738 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 316 97 438
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.15 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.75 £20.00 £15.53
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +66.67% +12.30%
75th Percentile £51.75 £45.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £54.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £19.68 £22.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year -10.57% +16.56% +7.86%

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -19 133 £556 +5.95% 105
South London +12 22 £550 +22.22% 2
West London -15 9 £584 +22.89% 21
East London -15 4 £545 -16.15% 23
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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.

1 496 (29.06%) Finance
2 348 (20.39%) Social Skills
3 259 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
4 235 (13.77%) Azure
5 228 (13.36%) Oracle
6 225 (13.18%) SAP
7 219 (12.83%) SQL
7 219 (12.83%) Migration
8 199 (11.66%) Microsoft
9 192 (11.25%) Banking
10 154 (9.02%) Java
10 154 (9.02%) DevOps
11 140 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
12 139 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
13 120 (7.03%) Analytics
14 113 (6.62%) Security Cleared
15 112 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
16 107 (6.27%) AWS
17 105 (6.15%) Power Platform
18 101 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
19 100 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
20 97 (5.68%) Risk Management
21 96 (5.62%) Data Migration
22 94 (5.51%) Change Management
23 93 (5.45%) Active Directory
23 93 (5.45%) Python
24 89 (5.21%) SC Cleared
25 87 (5.10%) Information Security
26 86 (5.04%) C#
26 86 (5.04%) Presentation 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 53 (3.10%) SharePoint
2 31 (1.82%) Apache
3 25 (1.46%) Confluence
4 18 (1.05%) CMS
5 12 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 11 (0.64%) SAS
7 10 (0.59%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.53%) IIS
9 7 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.29%) Moodle
10 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.23%) Drupal
11 4 (0.23%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.23%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.18%) ArcGIS
12 3 (0.18%) CICS
12 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.18%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.12%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 31 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.59%) Oracle Smart View
6 6 (0.35%) Figma
6 6 (0.35%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.23%) InVision
7 4 (0.23%) Sketch
7 4 (0.23%) Windchill
8 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.18%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.12%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 76 (4.45%) SAP S/4HANA
2 38 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 33 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (1.93%) Oracle Payables
4 28 (1.64%) Oracle Receivables
5 24 (1.41%) Oracle Assets
6 23 (1.35%) SAP FI
7 17 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
7 17 (1.00%) Oracle General Ledger
8 16 (0.94%) Oracle Financials
8 16 (0.94%) SAP CO
9 15 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
10 12 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
11 11 (0.64%) Hyperion Planning
11 11 (0.64%) NetSuite
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle FAH
12 9 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 8 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
14 7 (0.41%) HFM
14 7 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 235 (13.77%) Azure
2 112 (6.56%) Microsoft 365
3 107 (6.27%) AWS
4 105 (6.15%) Power Platform
5 80 (4.69%) Dynamics 365
6 45 (2.64%) GCP
7 37 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (1.93%) PowerApps
9 31 (1.82%) IaaS
9 31 (1.82%) PaaS
10 29 (1.70%) SaaS
11 27 (1.58%) Serverless
12 25 (1.46%) Power Automate
13 20 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
14 19 (1.11%) Azure Logic Apps
15 15 (0.88%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 12 (0.70%) Azure Functions
16 12 (0.70%) SuccessFactors
17 10 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
18 9 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.58%) DNS
2 35 (2.05%) DHCP
3 29 (1.70%) Firewall
4 16 (0.94%) Network Security
5 15 (0.88%) HTTP
6 10 (0.59%) FTP
7 8 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 8 (0.47%) Wireless
8 7 (0.41%) SAN
8 7 (0.41%) Skype
9 6 (0.35%) Internet
9 6 (0.35%) LAN
9 6 (0.35%) SSL
10 5 (0.29%) NAS
10 5 (0.29%) SMTP
10 5 (0.29%) WAN
11 4 (0.23%) Intranet
11 4 (0.23%) Unified Communications
11 4 (0.23%) VPN
11 4 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.69%) Power BI
2 68 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 46 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (1.35%) Tableau
6 22 (1.29%) Apache Ignite
7 21 (1.23%) Oracle ODI
8 20 (1.17%) Big Data
9 19 (1.11%) Data Lake
9 19 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
10 18 (1.05%) Metadata
10 18 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 13 (0.76%) Essbase
13 12 (0.70%) Relational Database
14 11 (0.64%) SAP HANA
15 10 (0.59%) Endeca
15 10 (0.59%) MySQL
16 8 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 53 (3.10%) JIRA
2 40 (2.34%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 23 (1.35%) Bitbucket
5 8 (0.47%) Terragrunt
6 7 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (0.35%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.35%) Selenium
7 6 (0.35%) SonarQube
7 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.29%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.23%) Gerrit
9 4 (0.23%) JUnit
9 4 (0.23%) Maven
9 4 (0.23%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.12%) Ant
11 2 (0.12%) Gradle
11 2 (0.12%) SpecFlow
General
1 496 (29.06%) Finance
2 348 (20.39%) Social Skills
3 192 (11.25%) Banking
4 140 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
5 86 (5.04%) Presentation Skills
6 85 (4.98%) Marketing
7 75 (4.39%) Investment Banking
8 74 (4.34%) Front Office
9 65 (3.81%) Manufacturing
10 62 (3.63%) Public Sector
11 40 (2.34%) Legal
12 36 (2.11%) Billing
13 35 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
13 35 (2.05%) Telecoms
14 33 (1.93%) Retail
15 29 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
15 29 (1.70%) Law
16 26 (1.52%) General Ledger
17 15 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
18 14 (0.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (3.69%) .NET
2 59 (3.46%) REST
3 40 (2.34%) HTML
3 40 (2.34%) Spring
4 33 (1.93%) WPF
5 28 (1.64%) Web Services
6 27 (1.58%) CSS
6 27 (1.58%) Oracle Fusion
7 25 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 23 (1.35%) SAML
8 23 (1.35%) Spring Boot
9 21 (1.23%) .NET Core
9 21 (1.23%) WCF
10 20 (1.17%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.17%) ASP.NET Core
10 20 (1.17%) Hibernate
10 20 (1.17%) WinForms
11 16 (0.94%) XML
12 15 (0.88%) LDAP
12 15 (0.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (2.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 35 (2.05%) Fixed Income
3 22 (1.29%) Public Cloud
3 22 (1.29%) User Experience
4 21 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 20 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
6 19 (1.11%) Legacy Systems
7 18 (1.05%) Virtual Team
8 17 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 15 (0.88%) CMDB
10 13 (0.76%) Self-Motivation
11 12 (0.70%) Data Centre
11 12 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 11 (0.64%) Cloud Native
12 11 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (0.64%) Mainframe
13 10 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (0.59%) Hedge funds
14 9 (0.53%) Social Media
14 9 (0.53%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 74 (4.34%) Windows
2 56 (3.28%) Linux
3 33 (1.93%) Unix
4 29 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 12 (0.70%) Windows 10
5 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (0.35%) Android
10 5 (0.29%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.18%) FreeBSD
11 3 (0.18%) Solaris
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.12%) zOS
13 1 (0.059%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.059%) MVS
13 1 (0.059%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (12.83%) Migration
3 154 (9.02%) DevOps
4 139 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
5 120 (7.03%) Analytics
6 101 (5.92%) Cybersecurity
7 100 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 97 (5.68%) Risk Management
9 96 (5.62%) Data Migration
10 94 (5.51%) Change Management
11 87 (5.10%) Information Security
12 78 (4.57%) Problem-Solving
13 73 (4.28%) CRM
14 69 (4.04%) ERP
14 69 (4.04%) Project Management
15 66 (3.87%) Data Modelling
16 63 (3.69%) Requirements Gathering
17 61 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
18 55 (3.22%) Multithreading
19 53 (3.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 219 (12.83%) SQL
2 154 (9.02%) Java
3 93 (5.45%) Python
4 86 (5.04%) C#
5 57 (3.34%) PowerShell
6 45 (2.64%) PL/SQL
7 43 (2.52%) JavaScript
8 31 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 24 (1.41%) C++
10 19 (1.11%) ABAP
10 19 (1.11%) Java 8
11 18 (1.05%) R
12 17 (1.00%) C
13 16 (0.94%) VB
14 14 (0.82%) PHP
14 14 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.76%) VB.NET
15 13 (0.76%) VBA
16 11 (0.64%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 9 (0.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 113 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 89 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.10%) Degree
4 49 (2.87%) CISSP
5 41 (2.40%) CISM
6 31 (1.82%) CRISC
7 18 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (0.88%) CISA
10 10 (0.59%) CEH
11 9 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.35%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.29%) SAS Certification
15 4 (0.23%) CGEIT
15 4 (0.23%) CIPD
15 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 48 (2.81%) Data Quality
3 45 (2.64%) QA
4 43 (2.52%) GDPR
5 31 (1.82%) NIST
6 21 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 17 (1.00%) SLA
8 16 (0.94%) PCI DSS
8 16 (0.94%) PMO
9 15 (0.88%) COBIT
9 15 (0.88%) GRC
10 13 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
11 8 (0.47%) SOC 2
12 7 (0.41%) NCSC
13 5 (0.29%) ITGC
14 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.23%) MiFID
14 4 (0.23%) NIST 800
15 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
15 3 (0.18%) IFRS
System Software
1 93 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 42 (2.46%) Docker
2 42 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (1.29%) GridGain
4 18 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 14 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (0.41%) VMware NSX
8 7 (0.41%) vSphere
9 3 (0.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.12%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.12%) Ceph
10 2 (0.12%) RACF
10 2 (0.12%) vCloud
11 1 (0.059%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.059%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.059%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.059%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 62 (3.63%) Ansible
2 57 (3.34%) Terraform
3 38 (2.23%) Kubernetes
4 23 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (1.05%) SCCM
7 12 (0.70%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 9 (0.53%) Puppet
8 9 (0.53%) vRealize
9 6 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.35%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 5 (0.29%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.29%) Packer
11 4 (0.23%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.18%) CASB
12 3 (0.18%) Istio
12 3 (0.18%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.18%) Kibana
12 3 (0.18%) Rancher
Vendors
1 228 (13.36%) Oracle
2 225 (13.18%) SAP
3 199 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 67 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
5 61 (3.57%) VMware
6 35 (2.05%) Google
7 31 (1.82%) ServiceNow
8 28 (1.64%) Cisco
9 21 (1.23%) Adobe
10 18 (1.05%) Databricks
10 18 (1.05%) Hyperion
11 17 (1.00%) Splunk
12 14 (0.82%) Citrix
12 14 (0.82%) Informatica
12 14 (0.82%) Workday
13 13 (0.76%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.70%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 10 (0.59%) HP
15 10 (0.59%) Infoblox
15 10 (0.59%) Pardot