Period
to 14 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 41 45 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,301 1,143 2,136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.45% 5.50% 5.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 5.88% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 682 1,263
10th Percentile £363 £400 £363
25th Percentile £425 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £538 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.38% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £688
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 12
10th Percentile £35.85 " £30.03
25th Percentile £51.00 £85.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate £57.50 £90.00 £43.20
Median % change year-on-year -36.11% +108.33% +72.80%
75th Percentile £63.75 £95.00 £49.35
90th Percentile £74.10 " £62.38
England median hourly rate £57.50 £52.50 £49.57
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.92% +13.94%

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 22,138 19,425 38,195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 93.55% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,958 14,060 27,698
10th Percentile £338 £304 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £606 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 258 449
10th Percentile £15.98 £13.65 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £17.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £25.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +31.40% +21.95% +2.42%
75th Percentile £53.06 £45.75 £36.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £56.80 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.87 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.70% +5.71%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -20 95 £550 +10.00% 76
South London +32 16 £575 - 3
West London -12 16 £540 +8.00% 19
East London +14 5 £400 -38.46% 21
North London +8 3 - - 1
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 May 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.

1 326 (25.06%) Finance
2 203 (15.60%) Social Skills
3 198 (15.22%) Azure
4 192 (14.76%) Microsoft
5 186 (14.30%) Oracle
6 184 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
7 163 (12.53%) SAP
8 154 (11.84%) SQL
9 147 (11.30%) Migration
10 126 (9.68%) Banking
11 124 (9.53%) Security Cleared
12 109 (8.38%) Java
13 108 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
14 102 (7.84%) DevOps
15 93 (7.15%) Windows
16 91 (6.99%) SC Cleared
17 90 (6.92%) Risk Management
17 90 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
18 89 (6.84%) AWS
19 88 (6.76%) Microsoft 365
20 87 (6.69%) Active Directory
21 86 (6.61%) Analytics
22 83 (6.38%) Python
23 81 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
24 79 (6.07%) Cybersecurity
25 73 (5.61%) Information Security
26 72 (5.53%) C#
27 71 (5.46%) Power Platform
28 69 (5.30%) Change Management
28 69 (5.30%) Marketing

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 49 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.61%) Confluence
3 18 (1.38%) Apache
4 10 (0.77%) SAS
5 9 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (0.69%) CMS
5 9 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.31%) nginx
8 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.23%) Appian
9 3 (0.23%) Jupyter
9 3 (0.23%) Mule
9 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.15%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.15%) Documentum
10 2 (0.15%) Drupal
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (0.23%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.077%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.077%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.077%) SPSS
8 1 (0.077%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 54 (4.15%) SAP S/4HANA
2 32 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 29 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
4 14 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
6 11 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
7 10 (0.77%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.77%) Oracle Assets
7 10 (0.77%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.77%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
8 9 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.69%) SAP SD
9 8 (0.61%) HFM
10 7 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
10 7 (0.54%) Sentinel
11 6 (0.46%) Oracle ERP
11 6 (0.46%) SAP MDG
12 5 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 198 (15.22%) Azure
2 89 (6.84%) AWS
3 88 (6.76%) Microsoft 365
4 71 (5.46%) Power Platform
5 58 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
6 49 (3.77%) SaaS
7 46 (3.54%) GCP
8 44 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 34 (2.61%) PowerApps
10 25 (1.92%) PaaS
11 21 (1.61%) IaaS
11 21 (1.61%) Power Automate
12 13 (1.00%) Oracle CX
12 13 (1.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 11 (0.85%) Azure Logic Apps
13 11 (0.85%) Oracle Service Cloud
14 10 (0.77%) GitHub
14 10 (0.77%) Serverless
14 10 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
15 9 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.92%) Firewall
1 25 (1.92%) VPN
2 17 (1.31%) Network Security
3 16 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (1.15%) WAN
5 14 (1.08%) DNS
5 14 (1.08%) HTTP
5 14 (1.08%) MPLS
6 12 (0.92%) Internet
6 12 (0.92%) LAN
7 11 (0.85%) BGP
7 11 (0.85%) SAN
8 10 (0.77%) SSL
9 9 (0.69%) SD-WAN
10 8 (0.61%) NAS
11 7 (0.54%) EIGRP
11 7 (0.54%) FTP
11 7 (0.54%) Intranet
11 7 (0.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (4.38%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (3.07%) Power BI
4 26 (2.00%) SAP BW
5 17 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.15%) Apache Ignite
8 14 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 14 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
9 13 (1.00%) Essbase
9 13 (1.00%) SAP HANA
10 12 (0.92%) Big Data
10 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (0.77%) RDBMS
13 9 (0.69%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 48 (3.69%) JIRA
2 29 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 28 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 16 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 13 (1.00%) SonarQube
6 9 (0.69%) GitLab
7 7 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
8 6 (0.46%) Selenium
9 5 (0.38%) JMeter
9 5 (0.38%) Maven
10 4 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.31%) JUnit
10 4 (0.31%) PowerBuilder
10 4 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.31%) Toad
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.23%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.15%) webpack
General
1 326 (25.06%) Finance
2 203 (15.60%) Social Skills
3 126 (9.68%) Banking
4 90 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
5 69 (5.30%) Marketing
6 56 (4.30%) Public Sector
7 49 (3.77%) Telecoms
8 46 (3.54%) Manufacturing
9 41 (3.15%) Investment Banking
10 34 (2.61%) Retail
11 30 (2.31%) Front Office
11 30 (2.31%) Presentation Skills
12 29 (2.23%) Legal
13 26 (2.00%) Electronics
14 22 (1.69%) Billing
15 15 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
16 12 (0.92%) Financial Institution
17 11 (0.85%) French Language
17 11 (0.85%) Publishing
18 10 (0.77%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.07%) REST
2 46 (3.54%) .NET
3 32 (2.46%) HTML
4 28 (2.15%) Spring
4 28 (2.15%) WPF
5 24 (1.84%) Web Services
6 23 (1.77%) XML
7 19 (1.46%) CSS
8 18 (1.38%) SOAP
9 16 (1.23%) ASP.NET
10 15 (1.15%) OAuth
11 14 (1.08%) Spring Boot
11 14 (1.08%) WCF
11 14 (1.08%) WinForms
12 13 (1.00%) .NET Framework
12 13 (1.00%) Middleware
12 13 (1.00%) Node.js
13 12 (0.92%) Django
13 12 (0.92%) Flask
13 12 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (2.23%) User Experience
2 24 (1.84%) Data Centre
3 22 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 18 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (1.23%) Public Cloud
6 15 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (1.15%) Social Media
7 14 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (0.77%) FMCG
9 9 (0.69%) Oracle Exalytics
10 8 (0.61%) CMDB
10 8 (0.61%) Replication
11 7 (0.54%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.46%) Equities
12 6 (0.46%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.46%) Linux Command Line
13 5 (0.38%) Clustering
13 5 (0.38%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.38%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (7.15%) Windows
2 47 (3.61%) Linux
3 25 (1.92%) Unix
4 24 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 20 (1.54%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.23%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.15%) Android
8 11 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
9 10 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.38%) CentOS
12 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
14 2 (0.15%) AIX
14 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.15%) Solaris
14 2 (0.15%) VMS
15 1 (0.077%) HPUX
15 1 (0.077%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.077%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (14.14%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (11.30%) Migration
3 108 (8.30%) Business Intelligence
4 102 (7.84%) DevOps
5 90 (6.92%) Risk Management
6 86 (6.61%) Analytics
7 81 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (6.07%) Cybersecurity
9 73 (5.61%) Information Security
10 69 (5.30%) Change Management
11 67 (5.15%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (4.69%) ERP
13 57 (4.38%) Requirements Gathering
14 56 (4.30%) CRM
14 56 (4.30%) Project Management
15 54 (4.15%) Project Delivery
16 51 (3.92%) Data Modelling
17 50 (3.84%) Data Migration
18 44 (3.38%) ITIL
19 40 (3.07%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (11.84%) SQL
2 109 (8.38%) Java
3 83 (6.38%) Python
4 72 (5.53%) C#
5 38 (2.92%) PowerShell
6 33 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 28 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 25 (1.92%) C++
9 23 (1.77%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.46%) ABAP
11 16 (1.23%) PHP
12 13 (1.00%) Ruby
13 11 (0.85%) Java 8
13 11 (0.85%) VBA
14 9 (0.69%) VB
15 8 (0.61%) C
15 8 (0.61%) Perl
16 6 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.46%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.38%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 124 (9.53%) Security Cleared
2 91 (6.99%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.07%) Degree
4 49 (3.77%) CISSP
5 37 (2.84%) CISM
6 18 (1.38%) CRISC
7 14 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.77%) CCNP
11 8 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.61%) CISA
12 5 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.31%) CESG Certified Professional
13 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.31%) PMP
13 4 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 3 (0.23%) Tableau Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (2.61%) QA
3 25 (1.92%) NIST
4 22 (1.69%) SLA
5 21 (1.61%) GDPR
5 21 (1.61%) GRC
6 17 (1.31%) PCI DSS
7 12 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
7 12 (0.92%) Data Quality
8 11 (0.85%) NCSC
9 9 (0.69%) COBIT
10 8 (0.61%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 8 (0.61%) PMO
11 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
12 5 (0.38%) SOC 2
13 4 (0.31%) AIFMD
13 4 (0.31%) MiFID
13 4 (0.31%) UCITS
System Software
1 87 (6.69%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.38%) Docker
3 21 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.15%) GridGain
5 11 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (0.61%) VMware NSX
6 8 (0.61%) vSphere
7 7 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.31%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
8 4 (0.31%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.23%) NFS
10 2 (0.15%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.15%) Ceph
10 2 (0.15%) GPFS
10 2 (0.15%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.15%) vCloud
10 2 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.15%) XenApp
10 2 (0.15%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.077%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (3.46%) Ansible
2 37 (2.84%) Terraform
3 33 (2.54%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (2.00%) SCCM
5 25 (1.92%) Kubernetes
6 23 (1.77%) Single Sign-On
7 19 (1.46%) Puppet
8 16 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 6 (0.46%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.46%) RSA Archer
10 6 (0.46%) vRealize
11 5 (0.38%) HP NNM
11 5 (0.38%) Istio
12 4 (0.31%) QRadar
12 4 (0.31%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.23%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 3 (0.23%) Nessus
Vendors
1 192 (14.76%) Microsoft
2 186 (14.30%) Oracle
3 163 (12.53%) SAP
4 54 (4.15%) Salesforce.com
5 43 (3.31%) ServiceNow
6 36 (2.77%) Cisco
7 35 (2.69%) Google
8 31 (2.38%) VMware
9 24 (1.84%) Splunk
10 19 (1.46%) Informatica
11 15 (1.15%) IBM
12 13 (1.00%) Hyperion
13 12 (0.92%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 11 (0.85%) Adobe
14 11 (0.85%) Databricks
14 11 (0.85%) Samsung
15 9 (0.69%) CyberArk
15 9 (0.69%) HP
16 8 (0.61%) BMC
16 8 (0.61%) F5