Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £560 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 43 45
Rank change year-on-year -21 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,467 1,298 1,136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 3.81% 5.46% 5.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.10% 5.88% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 842 677
10th Percentile £425 £365 £400
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £539 £525
Median % change year-on-year +3.94% +2.62% +0.96%
75th Percentile £675 £650 £613
90th Percentile £775 £725 £700
England median daily rate £550 £507 £500
% change year-on-year +8.48% +1.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 1
10th Percentile £52.60 £35.85 -
25th Percentile £56.50 £51.00 £85.00
Median hourly rate £63.00 £57.50 £90.00
Median % change year-on-year +9.57% -36.11% +108.33%
75th Percentile £79.00 £63.75 £95.00
90th Percentile £88.60 £74.10 -
England median hourly rate £70.25 £57.50 £52.50
% change year-on-year +22.17% +9.52% +5.15%

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 35,784 22,060 19,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.80% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,231 15,898 13,911
10th Percentile £375 £338 £305
25th Percentile £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £680 £625 £606
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 219 255
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.80 £13.58
25th Percentile £22.41 £21.13 £17.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +30.00% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.96 £53.38 £45.50
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £57.10
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -9 125 £563 +2.36% 101
West London -9 12 £494 -8.56% 17
South London -18 7 £550 -4.35% 2
East London -7 2 £425 +6.25% 14
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, Consultant contract jobs required the following 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.

1 415 (28.29%) Finance
2 312 (21.27%) Social Skills
3 206 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 202 (13.77%) Azure
5 200 (13.63%) SAP
6 178 (12.13%) Agile
7 172 (11.72%) Migration
8 149 (10.16%) Oracle
9 123 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 123 (8.38%) SQL
10 121 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
11 111 (7.57%) DevOps
12 102 (6.95%) Banking
12 102 (6.95%) AWS
13 88 (6.00%) Security Cleared
13 88 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
14 83 (5.66%) Power Platform
14 83 (5.66%) Presentation Skills
15 82 (5.59%) Java
15 82 (5.59%) Linux
15 82 (5.59%) Active Directory
15 82 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
16 81 (5.52%) Information Security
17 80 (5.45%) Change Management
18 76 (5.18%) PowerShell
18 76 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
19 75 (5.11%) Dynamics 365
19 75 (5.11%) Microsoft 365
20 73 (4.98%) Project Management
21 72 (4.91%) SC Cleared

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 40 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 18 (1.23%) Confluence
3 14 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (0.82%) JBoss
5 11 (0.75%) Apache
5 11 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.68%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 7 (0.48%) CMS
8 7 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Fuse
8 7 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.41%) nginx
9 6 (0.41%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.34%) IIS
10 5 (0.34%) WordPress
11 4 (0.27%) SAS
12 3 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 37 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 24 (1.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) InVision
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Smart View
7 2 (0.14%) Zeplin
8 1 (0.068%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.068%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 69 (4.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (1.70%) SAP FI
4 23 (1.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 20 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 20 (1.36%) SAP CO
5 20 (1.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 16 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
6 16 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
6 16 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
7 13 (0.89%) SAP SD
8 12 (0.82%) SAP ERP
8 12 (0.82%) SAP EWM
9 11 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
9 11 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
9 11 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
9 11 (0.75%) SAP HR
10 10 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
10 10 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
10 10 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 202 (13.77%) Azure
2 102 (6.95%) AWS
3 83 (5.66%) Power Platform
4 75 (5.11%) Dynamics 365
4 75 (5.11%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 33 (2.25%) GCP
7 32 (2.18%) PowerApps
8 27 (1.84%) SaaS
9 20 (1.36%) Serverless
10 16 (1.09%) PaaS
10 16 (1.09%) Power Automate
11 15 (1.02%) GitHub
11 15 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
12 14 (0.95%) IaaS
13 13 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 10 (0.68%) OneDrive
14 10 (0.68%) OpenShift
14 10 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 9 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.79%) DNS
2 37 (2.52%) Firewall
3 32 (2.18%) DHCP
4 19 (1.30%) Network Security
5 17 (1.16%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.82%) VPN
7 10 (0.68%) HTTP
7 10 (0.68%) HTTPS
7 10 (0.68%) Kerberos
8 9 (0.61%) iSCSI
9 8 (0.55%) MVNO
9 8 (0.55%) SAN
10 7 (0.48%) Diameter Protocol
10 7 (0.48%) FTP
10 7 (0.48%) SMTP
10 7 (0.48%) SS7
10 7 (0.48%) Value-Added Service
10 7 (0.48%) Wireless
11 6 (0.41%) LAN
11 6 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (4.16%) Power BI
2 32 (2.18%) SQL Server
3 28 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
4 22 (1.50%) Tableau
5 19 (1.30%) Metadata
6 14 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (0.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 14 (0.95%) SAP HANA
7 11 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (0.68%) SAP BW
9 9 (0.61%) MySQL
9 9 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.61%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.55%) Data Lake
11 7 (0.48%) Big Data
11 7 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.41%) DB2
12 6 (0.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 37 (2.52%) JIRA
2 29 (1.98%) Jenkins
3 23 (1.57%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (0.55%) Bitbucket
6 7 (0.48%) GitLab
7 6 (0.41%) Gerrit
7 6 (0.41%) Subversion
8 5 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (0.20%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.20%) ProC
9 3 (0.20%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.14%) Maven
10 2 (0.14%) RStudio
10 2 (0.14%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.14%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.14%) Terragrunt
General
1 415 (28.29%) Finance
2 312 (21.27%) Social Skills
3 121 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 102 (6.95%) Banking
5 83 (5.66%) Presentation Skills
6 48 (3.27%) Public Sector
7 39 (2.66%) Manufacturing
8 38 (2.59%) Retail
9 37 (2.52%) Marketing
10 34 (2.32%) Influencing Skills
11 31 (2.11%) Legal
12 26 (1.77%) Front Office
13 20 (1.36%) Law
13 20 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
14 19 (1.30%) Telecoms
15 18 (1.23%) Billing
16 17 (1.16%) Financial Institution
17 16 (1.09%) Investment Banking
18 14 (0.95%) Documentation Skills
18 14 (0.95%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.79%) Web Services
2 36 (2.45%) XML
3 35 (2.39%) Oracle Fusion
4 34 (2.32%) REST
5 26 (1.77%) SOAP
6 25 (1.70%) .NET
7 21 (1.43%) JSON
8 19 (1.30%) HTML
9 18 (1.23%) Middleware
10 15 (1.02%) Kafka
11 12 (0.82%) Spring
12 10 (0.68%) Node.js
12 10 (0.68%) Spring Boot
13 9 (0.61%) J2EE
14 8 (0.55%) ARM Templates
14 8 (0.55%) Hibernate
14 8 (0.55%) SAML
15 7 (0.48%) J2SE
15 7 (0.48%) SAP Fiori
15 7 (0.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (2.66%) Data Centre
2 30 (2.04%) Public Cloud
3 27 (1.84%) Management Information System
4 23 (1.57%) User Experience
5 22 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
6 18 (1.23%) CMDB
6 18 (1.23%) Replication
7 17 (1.16%) Cloud Native
8 16 (1.09%) Private Cloud
9 15 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 13 (0.89%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.89%) PKI
12 10 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.68%) Equities
12 10 (0.68%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.68%) iPad
12 10 (0.68%) Legacy Systems
12 10 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (5.59%) Linux
2 70 (4.77%) Windows
3 37 (2.52%) Unix
4 31 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (1.50%) Windows Server
6 13 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 12 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
7 12 (0.82%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 5 (0.34%) Android
9 5 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.34%) CentOS
9 5 (0.34%) SUSE
10 4 (0.27%) Solaris
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.20%) Fedora
11 3 (0.20%) OpenVMS
11 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (12.13%) Agile
2 172 (11.72%) Migration
3 123 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (7.57%) DevOps
5 88 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
6 82 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
7 81 (5.52%) Information Security
8 80 (5.45%) Change Management
9 76 (5.18%) Cybersecurity
10 73 (4.98%) Project Management
11 69 (4.70%) Data Migration
11 69 (4.70%) ERP
12 61 (4.16%) Analytics
13 58 (3.95%) Risk Management
14 57 (3.89%) Requirements Gathering
15 56 (3.82%) CI/CD
16 53 (3.61%) ITIL
17 51 (3.48%) CRM
18 50 (3.41%) Workflow
19 46 (3.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 123 (8.38%) SQL
2 82 (5.59%) Java
3 76 (5.18%) PowerShell
4 61 (4.16%) Python
5 43 (2.93%) JavaScript
6 27 (1.84%) ABAP
6 27 (1.84%) C#
7 24 (1.64%) PL/SQL
8 20 (1.36%) C
9 13 (0.89%) Bash
9 13 (0.89%) C++
10 9 (0.61%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.55%) Go
11 8 (0.55%) Ruby
11 8 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.48%) VB
13 6 (0.41%) PHP
13 6 (0.41%) R
13 6 (0.41%) VBScript
14 5 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 88 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 72 (4.91%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.64%) Degree
4 40 (2.73%) CISSP
5 27 (1.84%) CISM
6 22 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.36%) CRISC
8 15 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.68%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 9 (0.61%) CCIE
11 7 (0.48%) MCSE
11 7 (0.48%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 6 (0.41%) ACCA
12 6 (0.41%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.41%) MCSA
13 5 (0.34%) CCNP
13 5 (0.34%) OCP
13 5 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (2.11%) QA
3 28 (1.91%) GDPR
4 24 (1.64%) NIST
5 23 (1.57%) GRC
6 21 (1.43%) SLA
7 14 (0.95%) COBIT
8 13 (0.89%) IFRS
8 13 (0.89%) IFRS 17
8 13 (0.89%) Solvency II
9 11 (0.75%) Data Quality
10 9 (0.61%) NCSC
11 8 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 7 (0.48%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.48%) PMO
12 7 (0.48%) SOC 2
13 5 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
13 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 4 (0.27%) ITGC
14 4 (0.27%) NIST 800
System Software
1 82 (5.59%) Active Directory
2 33 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.91%) Docker
4 21 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.68%) NFS
5 10 (0.68%) vSphere
6 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.27%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (0.20%) Firmware
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (0.20%) XenApp
9 2 (0.14%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.068%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.068%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.068%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.068%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 54 (3.68%) Terraform
2 44 (3.00%) Ansible
3 40 (2.73%) Kubernetes
4 21 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 18 (1.23%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 16 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (0.82%) Puppet
7 12 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.55%) RSA Archer
9 7 (0.48%) Grafana
9 7 (0.48%) Prometheus
9 7 (0.48%) SCCM
10 5 (0.34%) QRadar
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.27%) Nagios
11 4 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.20%) Control-M
12 3 (0.20%) Nessus
12 3 (0.20%) Rancher
12 3 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 206 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 200 (13.63%) SAP
3 149 (10.16%) Oracle
4 61 (4.16%) ServiceNow
5 56 (3.82%) VMware
6 46 (3.14%) Salesforce.com
7 41 (2.79%) Red Hat
8 34 (2.32%) Google
9 31 (2.11%) IBM
10 29 (1.98%) Cisco
11 21 (1.43%) Splunk
12 16 (1.09%) Workday
13 13 (0.89%) Adobe
14 12 (0.82%) Alteryx
14 12 (0.82%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.75%) NetApp
16 9 (0.61%) Ariba
16 9 (0.61%) Zerto
17 8 (0.55%) Anaplan
17 8 (0.55%) JD Edwards