Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 27 26
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,757 2,674 2,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.94% 6.41% 6.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.27% 6.75% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,711 1,603 1,569
London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £363 £338 £340
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 8
London median hourly rate £55.00 £64.50 £81.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.73% -20.62% +87.86%
10th Percentile £18.50 £5.00 £39.20
90th Percentile £128.25 £102.75 £100.00
England median hourly rate £47.08 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +4.62% +3.45% +58.18%

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 43,998 39,614 41,671
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.95% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,007 28,253 29,357
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 557 638
London median hourly rate £19.57 £20.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +8.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.67 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +1 346 £500 +5.26% 145
West London +2 131 £450 -5.26% 45
South London -14 85 £550 +12.82% 10
East London -7 39 £600 +14.29% 19
North London +5 23 £450 -5.26% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 585 (21.22%) Finance
2 411 (14.91%) SAP
3 344 (12.48%) Microsoft
4 275 (9.97%) SQL
5 270 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
6 245 (8.89%) Migration
7 242 (8.78%) Oracle
8 222 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
9 209 (7.58%) Java
10 205 (7.44%) Windows
11 203 (7.36%) Banking
12 193 (7.00%) DevOps
13 192 (6.96%) Linux
14 186 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 184 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
16 179 (6.49%) CRM
17 172 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
17 172 (6.24%) Security Cleared
18 166 (6.02%) Project Management
19 156 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
20 146 (5.30%) Analytics
21 142 (5.15%) Information Security
21 142 (5.15%) ERP
22 129 (4.68%) Office 365
23 128 (4.64%) Unix
24 124 (4.50%) SC Cleared
25 121 (4.39%) Active Directory
26 119 (4.32%) Marketing
27 110 (3.99%) SQL Server
27 110 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM

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 83 (3.01%) SharePoint
2 41 (1.49%) Apache Spark
3 34 (1.23%) MS Exchange
4 26 (0.94%) Skype for Business
5 25 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 24 (0.87%) Apache
7 23 (0.83%) CMS
8 21 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 21 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 21 (0.76%) SAS
9 19 (0.69%) Confluence
10 16 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (0.58%) IIS
10 16 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (0.51%) nginx
12 12 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
12 12 (0.44%) JBoss
13 11 (0.40%) Apache Solr
13 11 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 36 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.036%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.036%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.036%) InVision
9 1 (0.036%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.036%) UXPin
9 1 (0.036%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 110 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 79 (2.87%) SAP FI
3 77 (2.79%) Dynamics AX
4 55 (1.99%) SAP CO
5 53 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 46 (1.67%) SAP SD
7 40 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
8 39 (1.41%) SAP S/4HANA
9 38 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
10 33 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 29 (1.05%) SAP MM
12 23 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
12 23 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
13 20 (0.73%) Markit EDM
13 20 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
14 16 (0.58%) NetSuite
15 15 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
15 15 (0.54%) SAP ERP
15 15 (0.54%) SAP FSCM
15 15 (0.54%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 222 (8.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 156 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
3 129 (4.68%) Office 365
4 99 (3.59%) Dynamics 365
5 59 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 45 (1.63%) PaaS
7 41 (1.49%) IaaS
7 41 (1.49%) SaaS
8 33 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
9 23 (0.83%) Google Analytics
10 20 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.65%) OpenShift
12 15 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
13 12 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.44%) GitHub
14 11 (0.40%) OneDrive
15 10 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
15 10 (0.36%) Amazon S3
16 9 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 9 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 60 (2.18%) VPN
2 52 (1.89%) Firewall
3 34 (1.23%) Internet
4 32 (1.16%) Network Security
5 31 (1.12%) Skype
6 28 (1.02%) SSL
7 27 (0.98%) Kerberos
8 22 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 19 (0.69%) DNS
10 15 (0.54%) LDAP
10 15 (0.54%) SAN
10 15 (0.54%) WAN
11 13 (0.47%) HTTP
12 11 (0.40%) SSH
13 10 (0.36%) NetScaler
13 10 (0.36%) SMS
14 9 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.33%) MPLS
15 8 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 93 (3.37%) Big Data
3 73 (2.65%) Hadoop
4 54 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 44 (1.60%) SAP HANA
6 43 (1.56%) Oracle Database
6 43 (1.56%) Power BI
7 42 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.23%) SAP BW
10 33 (1.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 30 (1.09%) MySQL
11 30 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (1.05%) Apache Hive
13 28 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
14 27 (0.98%) Relational Database
15 23 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
15 23 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
16 22 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
16 22 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 82 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 48 (1.74%) JIRA
3 39 (1.41%) Git (software)
4 25 (0.91%) Maven
5 16 (0.58%) Selenium
6 14 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.40%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.36%) JMeter
8 10 (0.36%) LoadRunner
8 10 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.29%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.29%) LSMW
9 8 (0.29%) Subversion
10 7 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.25%) Axure RP
10 7 (0.25%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.25%) NeoLoad
10 7 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 585 (21.22%) Finance
2 203 (7.36%) Banking
3 119 (4.32%) Marketing
4 105 (3.81%) Retail
5 59 (2.14%) Manufacturing
6 47 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 45 (1.63%) Legal
8 44 (1.60%) Advertising
9 43 (1.56%) Telecoms
10 40 (1.45%) Billing
11 37 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
12 34 (1.23%) General Ledger
13 27 (0.98%) Law
14 18 (0.65%) Financial Institution
15 17 (0.62%) Back Office
16 14 (0.51%) Publishing
17 13 (0.47%) Front Office
18 11 (0.40%) French Language
18 11 (0.40%) German Language
19 10 (0.36%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (3.92%) Web Services
2 84 (3.05%) .NET
3 72 (2.61%) HTML
4 65 (2.36%) XML
5 57 (2.07%) CSS
6 44 (1.60%) REST
7 42 (1.52%) Kafka
8 40 (1.45%) Middleware
9 37 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 32 (1.16%) SOAP
11 24 (0.87%) J2EE
12 18 (0.65%) AngularJS
13 17 (0.62%) HTML5
14 15 (0.54%) SAP Basis
15 14 (0.51%) JSON
16 13 (0.47%) JSP
16 13 (0.47%) Node.js
17 12 (0.44%) Regular Expression
17 12 (0.44%) SAP Fiori
17 12 (0.44%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 172 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (2.36%) Greenfield Project
3 51 (1.85%) Data Centre
4 45 (1.63%) Management Information System
5 41 (1.49%) Public Cloud
6 37 (1.34%) User Experience
7 32 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 26 (0.94%) FMCG
9 23 (0.83%) Derivative
10 21 (0.76%) Data Structures
11 20 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (0.73%) Mobile App
12 16 (0.58%) PKI
13 15 (0.54%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
14 14 (0.51%) Digital Media
14 14 (0.51%) Replication
15 13 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
16 12 (0.44%) Cyberthreat
16 12 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 205 (7.44%) Windows
2 192 (6.96%) Linux
3 128 (4.64%) Unix
4 58 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 53 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (1.16%) Windows 10
7 25 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (0.87%) CentOS
9 20 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.58%) Windows 7
11 15 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 13 (0.47%) Android
12 13 (0.47%) Solaris
13 9 (0.33%) AIX
14 8 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.22%) VMS
16 4 (0.15%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.15%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (8.89%) Migration
3 193 (7.00%) DevOps
4 186 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 184 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 179 (6.49%) CRM
7 166 (6.02%) Project Management
8 146 (5.30%) Analytics
9 142 (5.15%) ERP
9 142 (5.15%) Information Security
10 94 (3.41%) Change Management
11 89 (3.23%) ITIL
12 88 (3.19%) Risk Management
13 83 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
14 75 (2.72%) Cybersecurity
14 75 (2.72%) Data Migration
15 74 (2.68%) Business Analysis
16 73 (2.65%) Mentoring
17 71 (2.58%) Data Protection
18 70 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 275 (9.97%) SQL
2 209 (7.58%) Java
3 109 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 95 (3.45%) Python
5 78 (2.83%) PowerShell
6 74 (2.68%) C#
7 38 (1.38%) PL/SQL
8 29 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 28 (1.02%) C
9 28 (1.02%) Perl
10 27 (0.98%) ABAP
11 22 (0.80%) Groovy
11 22 (0.80%) Scala
12 21 (0.76%) VBA
13 17 (0.62%) Ruby
14 16 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.54%) PHP
15 15 (0.54%) R
16 11 (0.40%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 172 (6.24%) Security Cleared
2 124 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 93 (3.37%) Degree
4 75 (2.72%) CISSP
5 56 (2.03%) CISM
6 43 (1.56%) CISA
7 30 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 30 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (0.80%) MCSE
10 18 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
11 16 (0.58%) CCNP
11 16 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 16 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.47%) SAP Certification
13 12 (0.44%) CEH
13 12 (0.44%) MCSA
14 11 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.36%) CCIE
16 8 (0.29%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (3.66%) GDPR
2 59 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 49 (1.78%) QA
4 40 (1.45%) Data Quality
5 32 (1.16%) PCI DSS
6 18 (0.65%) PMO
7 17 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
7 17 (0.62%) IFRS
8 15 (0.54%) SLA
9 13 (0.47%) MiFID
10 11 (0.40%) GMP
11 10 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 9 (0.33%) COBIT
13 6 (0.22%) EMIR
13 6 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 5 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
14 5 (0.18%) SEPA
15 3 (0.11%) IFRS 9
15 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 121 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 92 (3.34%) Docker
3 41 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (0.65%) HDFS
6 15 (0.54%) vSphere
7 14 (0.51%) Apache Flume
7 14 (0.51%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.51%) VMware NSX
8 13 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (0.36%) XenApp
9 10 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.33%) vCloud
11 6 (0.22%) XenServer
12 5 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.18%) LXC
12 5 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 101 (3.66%) Ansible
2 90 (3.26%) Puppet
3 67 (2.43%) Kubernetes
4 64 (2.32%) SCCM
5 56 (2.03%) Terraform
6 49 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
7 24 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 23 (0.83%) logstash
9 18 (0.65%) vRealize
10 16 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
11 15 (0.54%) Ambari
12 13 (0.47%) SCOM
12 13 (0.47%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.44%) Mesos
13 12 (0.44%) Nagios
13 12 (0.44%) Oozie
14 9 (0.33%) Apache Slider
14 9 (0.33%) Control-M
14 9 (0.33%) Grafana
14 9 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 411 (14.91%) SAP
2 344 (12.48%) Microsoft
3 242 (8.78%) Oracle
4 82 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
5 75 (2.72%) VMware
6 69 (2.50%) IBM
7 64 (2.32%) Splunk
8 55 (1.99%) Tableau
9 54 (1.96%) Cisco
10 50 (1.81%) ServiceNow
11 48 (1.74%) Google
12 46 (1.67%) Adobe
13 38 (1.38%) Red Hat
14 37 (1.34%) Workday
15 34 (1.23%) CyberArk
16 29 (1.05%) HP
17 27 (0.98%) Citrix
18 25 (0.91%) Hortonworks
19 23 (0.83%) JD Edwards
20 22 (0.80%) Symantec