Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 30 27
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,319 2,492 2,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.16% 6.26% 6.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.45% 6.59% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,455 1,500 1,631
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £325
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
England median daily rate £490 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +3.05% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
London median hourly rate £40.00 £71.50 £41.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.06% +70.30% +48.36%
10th Percentile £15.00 £29.75 £33.37
90th Percentile £115.00 £97.73 £53.09
England median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year -22.73% +19.57% +22.67%

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 42,589 37,835 41,659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.08% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,770 26,956 30,015
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 489 522
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £18.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +16.60% -4.30%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.40 £46.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.99
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.46% +14.24%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -13 345 £525 +5.00% 97
West London -21 113 £500 +7.53% 33
South London -1 77 £550 - 10
East London -3 44 £444 -15.48% 19
North London -5 10 £450 -10.00% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 542 (23.37%) Finance
2 323 (13.93%) SAP
3 304 (13.11%) Microsoft
4 281 (12.12%) SQL
5 257 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
6 231 (9.96%) Migration
7 223 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 209 (9.01%) DevOps
9 199 (8.58%) Oracle
10 176 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
11 173 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 171 (7.37%) Windows
13 167 (7.20%) Java
14 156 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
15 147 (6.34%) Security Cleared
16 142 (6.12%) Linux
17 140 (6.04%) Banking
18 139 (5.99%) Analytics
19 122 (5.26%) ERP
20 116 (5.00%) SQL Server
21 114 (4.92%) Active Directory
22 113 (4.87%) Project Management
23 111 (4.79%) Python
24 109 (4.70%) Change Management
25 108 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
26 103 (4.44%) Information Security
26 103 (4.44%) JavaScript
26 103 (4.44%) Hadoop
27 101 (4.36%) GDPR
28 100 (4.31%) 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 44 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 43 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 25 (1.08%) CMS
4 24 (1.03%) SAS
5 16 (0.69%) Confluence
5 16 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 15 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 15 (0.65%) Apache Solr
6 15 (0.65%) nginx
7 14 (0.60%) MS Exchange
7 14 (0.60%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (0.43%) IIS
9 10 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 10 (0.43%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.34%) Apache
10 8 (0.34%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
12 6 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.26%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.17%) Windchill
8 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.13%) SPSS
9 2 (0.086%) AutoCAD
9 2 (0.086%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) InDesign
10 1 (0.043%) Revit
Business Applications
1 68 (2.93%) Dynamics AX
2 48 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 36 (1.55%) SAP FI
4 32 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
4 32 (1.38%) SAP CO
5 29 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
6 24 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
7 23 (0.99%) SAP S/4HANA
8 22 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
8 22 (0.95%) Workday HCM
9 20 (0.86%) SAP HR
9 20 (0.86%) SAP SD
10 18 (0.78%) SAP MM
11 17 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
11 17 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (0.65%) Oracle Cash Management
13 14 (0.60%) ResourceLink
13 14 (0.60%) SAP HCM
13 14 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 13 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 223 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 176 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
3 98 (4.23%) Office 365
4 65 (2.80%) Dynamics 365
5 42 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 36 (1.55%) PaaS
7 34 (1.47%) SaaS
8 32 (1.38%) IaaS
9 22 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
11 19 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 19 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 15 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.65%) Serverless
13 14 (0.60%) Amazon S3
13 14 (0.60%) OpenShift
14 13 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 13 (0.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 13 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 69 (2.98%) Firewall
2 34 (1.47%) DNS
2 34 (1.47%) SSL
3 30 (1.29%) VPN
4 27 (1.16%) SMS
5 26 (1.12%) Network Security
6 25 (1.08%) WAN
7 24 (1.03%) TCP/IP
8 22 (0.95%) SAN
9 20 (0.86%) Skype
10 19 (0.82%) Internet
10 19 (0.82%) Kerberos
10 19 (0.82%) LAN
11 16 (0.69%) Wireless
12 14 (0.60%) DHCP
12 14 (0.60%) HTTP
13 13 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
14 12 (0.52%) IPsec
14 12 (0.52%) iSCSI
15 10 (0.43%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 103 (4.44%) Hadoop
3 70 (3.02%) Big Data
4 53 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 53 (2.29%) Power BI
5 51 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (1.81%) MySQL
8 39 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
9 34 (1.47%) SAP HANA
10 33 (1.42%) HBase
11 31 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 29 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (1.21%) Relational Database
14 26 (1.12%) Apache Hive
15 25 (1.08%) SAP BW
16 24 (1.03%) Data Lake
17 22 (0.95%) MongoDB
18 19 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
19 17 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 77 (3.32%) Git (software)
1 77 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.38%) JIRA
3 22 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 19 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (0.69%) TeamCity
6 15 (0.65%) Maven
7 13 (0.56%) Selenium
7 13 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (0.47%) Artifactory
8 11 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 10 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 9 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
10 9 (0.39%) Subversion
11 8 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.30%) Ant
12 7 (0.30%) Bitbucket
12 7 (0.30%) JUnit
12 7 (0.30%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.26%) NUnit
General
1 542 (23.37%) Finance
2 140 (6.04%) Banking
3 72 (3.10%) Marketing
4 71 (3.06%) Retail
5 68 (2.93%) Legal
6 38 (1.64%) Law
7 36 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 33 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 31 (1.34%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.29%) Manufacturing
11 26 (1.12%) Advertising
12 23 (0.99%) Front Office
13 20 (0.86%) Billing
13 20 (0.86%) General Ledger
13 20 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (0.73%) Back Office
15 12 (0.52%) French Language
16 7 (0.30%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.26%) Automotive
17 6 (0.26%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.28%) Web Services
2 74 (3.19%) .NET
3 64 (2.76%) HTML
4 53 (2.29%) XML
5 51 (2.20%) CSS
6 41 (1.77%) REST
7 38 (1.64%) J2EE
8 32 (1.38%) Kafka
9 31 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
10 24 (1.03%) Node.js
10 24 (1.03%) SOAP
11 23 (0.99%) HTML5
12 21 (0.91%) Middleware
13 18 (0.78%) CSS3
13 18 (0.78%) JSON
13 18 (0.78%) Spring
14 17 (0.73%) ASP.NET
14 17 (0.73%) LDAP
15 16 (0.69%) RESTful
15 16 (0.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
3 55 (2.37%) Data Centre
4 43 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (1.77%) Fintech
5 41 (1.77%) Public Cloud
5 41 (1.77%) User Experience
6 35 (1.51%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.03%) PKI
8 19 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 16 (0.69%) Mobile App
10 15 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 15 (0.65%) Replication
11 14 (0.60%) SWIFT
12 13 (0.56%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.56%) Equities
12 13 (0.56%) FMCG
13 12 (0.52%) Derivative
13 12 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (7.37%) Windows
2 142 (6.12%) Linux
3 67 (2.89%) Unix
4 55 (2.37%) Windows Server
5 40 (1.72%) Windows 10
6 35 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (1.29%) Apple iOS
8 28 (1.21%) Android
9 21 (0.91%) CentOS
10 19 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.26%) VMS
16 5 (0.22%) AIX
16 5 (0.22%) Solaris
17 4 (0.17%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.17%) Mac OS X
18 3 (0.13%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (9.96%) Migration
3 209 (9.01%) DevOps
4 173 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 156 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
6 139 (5.99%) Analytics
7 122 (5.26%) ERP
8 113 (4.87%) Project Management
9 109 (4.70%) Change Management
10 103 (4.44%) Information Security
11 100 (4.31%) CRM
12 95 (4.10%) ITIL
13 81 (3.49%) Scrum
14 79 (3.41%) Problem-Solving
15 78 (3.36%) Data Migration
16 72 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
17 71 (3.06%) Cybersecurity
18 62 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
19 61 (2.63%) Business Analysis
19 61 (2.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 281 (12.12%) SQL
2 167 (7.20%) Java
3 111 (4.79%) Python
4 103 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 69 (2.98%) PowerShell
6 60 (2.59%) C#
7 44 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 42 (1.81%) R
9 31 (1.34%) Bash Shell
10 30 (1.29%) C
10 30 (1.29%) Scala
11 29 (1.25%) Groovy
12 22 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 21 (0.91%) VBA
14 20 (0.86%) Go
15 19 (0.82%) ABAP
16 15 (0.65%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.56%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
17 13 (0.56%) Ruby
18 11 (0.47%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 147 (6.34%) Security Cleared
2 94 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 61 (2.63%) Degree
4 52 (2.24%) CISSP
5 46 (1.98%) CISM
6 29 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (1.08%) CISA
9 19 (0.82%) MCSE
10 16 (0.69%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.60%) CCNP
12 12 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
13 11 (0.47%) CCIE
14 9 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.39%) MCITP
15 8 (0.34%) CEH
16 7 (0.30%) ISEB
17 6 (0.26%) CCNA
17 6 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 6 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (4.36%) GDPR
2 54 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.90%) QA
4 34 (1.47%) PCI DSS
5 28 (1.21%) PMO
6 23 (0.99%) SLA
7 19 (0.82%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.52%) GCP
8 12 (0.52%) SEPA
9 10 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.43%) IFRS
9 10 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 8 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 8 (0.34%) GMP
11 7 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 6 (0.26%) MiFID
12 6 (0.26%) PSD2
13 5 (0.22%) COBIT
13 5 (0.22%) NIST 800
14 3 (0.13%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 114 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 95 (4.10%) Docker
3 49 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.95%) vSphere
5 21 (0.91%) HDFS
6 18 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (0.73%) VMware NSX
8 14 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (0.56%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.43%) NFS
10 10 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.39%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.26%) Hyper-V
14 4 (0.17%) vCloud
14 4 (0.17%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.17%) XenApp
15 3 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.13%) KVM
15 3 (0.13%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 91 (3.92%) Ansible
2 90 (3.88%) Puppet
3 81 (3.49%) Kubernetes
4 78 (3.36%) Terraform
5 63 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (1.98%) SCCM
7 26 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
8 16 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.60%) Oozie
10 13 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
10 13 (0.56%) Kibana
11 12 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 12 (0.52%) Ambari
11 12 (0.52%) Apache Slider
11 12 (0.52%) logstash
11 12 (0.52%) vCenter Server
12 11 (0.47%) Grafana
12 11 (0.47%) Oracle Identity Management
12 11 (0.47%) Packer
13 10 (0.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 323 (13.93%) SAP
2 304 (13.11%) Microsoft
3 199 (8.58%) Oracle
4 84 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
5 82 (3.54%) VMware
6 70 (3.02%) Cisco
7 50 (2.16%) Workday
8 49 (2.11%) Tableau
9 41 (1.77%) ServiceNow
10 34 (1.47%) Adobe
11 30 (1.29%) Google
12 29 (1.25%) Citrix
12 29 (1.25%) HP
13 26 (1.12%) Hyperion
13 26 (1.12%) IBM
14 23 (0.99%) Splunk
15 22 (0.95%) Red Hat
16 21 (0.91%) Hortonworks
17 20 (0.86%) EMC
18 17 (0.73%) Informatica