Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,484 2,850 2,941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.27% 6.00% 6.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.57% 6.32% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,551 1,760 1,784
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £363 £358 £347
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.68 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.47% -21.61% -29.85%
10th Percentile £26.25 £20.08 £5.00
90th Percentile £102.75 £113.75 £96.00
England median hourly rate £41.25 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -13.16% +5.56% +3.45%

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 44,628 45,089 42,170
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.95% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,255 32,755 29,957
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £294
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 610 553 571
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.44 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.13% +6.27% +1.13%
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -5 370 £525 +7.69% 172
West London -2 143 £499 +10.83% 52
South London +7 118 £525 -4.55% 11
East London -30 32 £525 -4.55% 25
North London -12 17 £405 -10.00% 2
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 577 (23.23%) Finance
2 367 (14.77%) SAP
3 301 (12.12%) Oracle
4 299 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
5 293 (11.80%) Microsoft
6 281 (11.31%) Migration
7 256 (10.31%) SQL
8 237 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
9 211 (8.49%) Security Cleared
10 184 (7.41%) Java
11 168 (6.76%) DevOps
12 157 (6.32%) Banking
13 152 (6.12%) Windows
14 150 (6.04%) Active Directory
15 149 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
15 149 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
16 146 (5.88%) Analytics
17 139 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 136 (5.48%) ERP
18 136 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
19 135 (5.43%) Office 365
20 126 (5.07%) SC Cleared
21 124 (4.99%) Project Management
22 122 (4.91%) Linux
23 115 (4.63%) Information Security
24 114 (4.59%) Docker
25 107 (4.31%) Ansible
26 105 (4.23%) VMware
27 104 (4.19%) Python
27 104 (4.19%) Hadoop

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 84 (3.38%) SharePoint
2 30 (1.21%) Confluence
3 28 (1.13%) Apache Spark
4 25 (1.01%) SAS
4 25 (1.01%) Skype for Business
5 23 (0.93%) WebLogic
6 22 (0.89%) WebSphere
7 21 (0.85%) MS Exchange
8 19 (0.76%) JBoss
9 18 (0.72%) OpenStack
10 14 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
11 13 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 12 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (0.44%) CMS
14 10 (0.40%) Ethereum
14 10 (0.40%) Hyperledger
15 9 (0.36%) Apache
16 8 (0.32%) IIS
16 8 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 50 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.12%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.040%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.040%) InVision
9 1 (0.040%) Mingle
9 1 (0.040%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.040%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 63 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 53 (2.13%) SAP S/4HANA
3 50 (2.01%) Oracle EBS
4 38 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
4 38 (1.53%) Oracle Payables
5 35 (1.41%) SAP FI
6 34 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
7 33 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 29 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 28 (1.13%) SAP CO
10 27 (1.09%) NetSuite
10 27 (1.09%) SAP FI/CO
11 25 (1.01%) Oracle FAH
11 25 (1.01%) Workday HCM
12 24 (0.97%) SAP BPC
12 24 (0.97%) SAP HR
13 23 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
14 22 (0.89%) Oracle ERP
15 19 (0.76%) Maximo
15 19 (0.76%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 237 (9.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 149 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (5.43%) Office 365
4 59 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
5 53 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 53 (2.13%) PaaS
6 50 (2.01%) IaaS
7 45 (1.81%) SaaS
8 43 (1.73%) SuccessFactors
9 39 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 28 (1.13%) OpenShift
11 21 (0.85%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 15 (0.60%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
13 11 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (0.44%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.40%) GitHub
15 9 (0.36%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 66 (2.66%) Firewall
2 46 (1.85%) Network Security
3 28 (1.13%) TCP/IP
4 27 (1.09%) Skype
5 26 (1.05%) DNS
6 19 (0.76%) VPN
7 17 (0.68%) WAN
8 15 (0.60%) LAN
8 15 (0.60%) Unified Communications
8 15 (0.60%) VSAN
9 13 (0.52%) SSL
10 12 (0.48%) SAN
11 11 (0.44%) BGP
11 11 (0.44%) OSPF
12 10 (0.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (0.40%) NAS
13 9 (0.36%) Extranet
13 9 (0.36%) Internet
13 9 (0.36%) Wireless
13 9 (0.36%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (4.19%) Hadoop
2 96 (3.86%) SQL Server
3 57 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 51 (2.05%) Big Data
5 50 (2.01%) Power BI
6 41 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
7 35 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 34 (1.37%) SAP BW
9 31 (1.25%) SAP HANA
10 30 (1.21%) Relational Database
11 27 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 21 (0.85%) BigQuery
12 21 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (0.76%) Data Lake
14 17 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
15 16 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 15 (0.60%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
17 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 77 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 60 (2.42%) JIRA
3 37 (1.49%) Git (software)
4 26 (1.05%) Maven
5 20 (0.81%) Visual Studio
6 19 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 18 (0.72%) Selenium
8 12 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 11 (0.44%) Cucumber
10 10 (0.40%) WebDriver
11 9 (0.36%) Axure RP
11 9 (0.36%) GitLab
11 9 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.32%) JUnit
12 8 (0.32%) SonarQube
13 7 (0.28%) Bitbucket
13 7 (0.28%) HP UFT
13 7 (0.28%) IBM UrbanCode
13 7 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 577 (23.23%) Finance
2 157 (6.32%) Banking
3 86 (3.46%) Marketing
4 84 (3.38%) Retail
5 51 (2.05%) Legal
6 43 (1.73%) Advertising
6 43 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
6 43 (1.73%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.69%) General Ledger
8 41 (1.65%) Front Office
9 33 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 29 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 28 (1.13%) Law
13 26 (1.05%) Billing
14 20 (0.81%) Back Office
14 20 (0.81%) Publishing
15 15 (0.60%) German Language
16 13 (0.52%) French Language
17 8 (0.32%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (3.22%) Web Services
2 64 (2.58%) XML
3 63 (2.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 57 (2.29%) HTML
5 56 (2.25%) Middleware
6 55 (2.21%) .NET
7 48 (1.93%) REST
8 33 (1.33%) J2EE
8 33 (1.33%) JSON
9 28 (1.13%) OAuth
9 28 (1.13%) SOAP
10 26 (1.05%) CSS
11 25 (1.01%) LDAP
12 22 (0.89%) Node.js
13 21 (0.85%) Kafka
14 19 (0.76%) SAML
15 16 (0.64%) AngularJS
15 16 (0.64%) OpenID
16 13 (0.52%) Spring
17 11 (0.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 136 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 61 (2.46%) Management Information System
4 59 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 53 (2.13%) User Experience
6 40 (1.61%) Fintech
7 38 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 29 (1.17%) Public Cloud
9 22 (0.89%) FMCG
9 22 (0.89%) PKI
10 16 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.56%) Replication
12 14 (0.56%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.48%) e-Learning
13 12 (0.48%) Social Media
14 11 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.44%) CESG
14 11 (0.44%) CMDB
14 11 (0.44%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 152 (6.12%) Windows
2 122 (4.91%) Linux
3 77 (3.10%) Unix
4 56 (2.25%) Windows 10
4 56 (2.25%) Windows Server
5 53 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.32%) AIX
9 7 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.24%) Solaris
10 6 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (0.16%) Android
11 4 (0.16%) CentOS
12 3 (0.12%) zOS
13 2 (0.081%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.081%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.081%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.040%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (11.31%) Migration
3 168 (6.76%) DevOps
4 149 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
5 146 (5.88%) Analytics
6 139 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 136 (5.48%) ERP
8 124 (4.99%) Project Management
9 115 (4.63%) Information Security
10 98 (3.95%) CRM
11 91 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
12 89 (3.58%) Data Migration
12 89 (3.58%) Problem-Solving
13 77 (3.10%) Change Management
14 76 (3.06%) ITIL
15 70 (2.82%) Risk Management
16 64 (2.58%) Data Modelling
17 62 (2.50%) Test Automation
17 62 (2.50%) Workflow
18 60 (2.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 256 (10.31%) SQL
2 184 (7.41%) Java
3 104 (4.19%) Python
4 102 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 84 (3.38%) JavaScript
6 67 (2.70%) Groovy
7 59 (2.38%) C#
8 30 (1.21%) C
9 26 (1.05%) ABAP
10 21 (0.85%) Scala
11 20 (0.81%) PL/SQL
11 20 (0.81%) R
12 19 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 16 (0.64%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.60%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.52%) Perl
15 13 (0.52%) Ruby
16 10 (0.40%) Solidity
17 6 (0.24%) C++
17 6 (0.24%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 211 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 126 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 90 (3.62%) Degree
4 85 (3.42%) CISSP
5 69 (2.78%) CISM
6 44 (1.77%) CISA
7 29 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 20 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 20 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.72%) CRISC
11 17 (0.68%) CCNP
12 14 (0.56%) CCIE
13 12 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 12 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.36%) CSSLP
15 8 (0.32%) RHCE
16 7 (0.28%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
16 7 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.70%) QA
2 51 (2.05%) GDPR
3 43 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 30 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 28 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.85%) PMO
7 17 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 16 (0.64%) IFRS
9 12 (0.48%) SLA
10 10 (0.40%) GxP
11 8 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 8 (0.32%) GAAP
11 8 (0.32%) GMP
11 8 (0.32%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
12 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 4 (0.16%) SEPA
14 3 (0.12%) COBIT
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
14 3 (0.12%) MiFID
System Software
1 150 (6.04%) Active Directory
2 114 (4.59%) Docker
3 59 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (1.45%) vSphere
5 28 (1.13%) VMware NSX
6 17 (0.68%) Hyper-V
7 15 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.32%) HDFS
10 8 (0.32%) OpenAM
10 8 (0.32%) OpenDJ
10 8 (0.32%) XenApp
11 6 (0.24%) vCloud
12 5 (0.20%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.20%) Firmware
13 4 (0.16%) Samba
13 4 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 107 (4.31%) Ansible
2 103 (4.15%) Kubernetes
2 103 (4.15%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (3.99%) Puppet
4 92 (3.70%) Terraform
5 65 (2.62%) SCCM
6 40 (1.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 27 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
8 12 (0.48%) vRealize
9 10 (0.40%) SCOM
10 8 (0.32%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.32%) PowerCLI
11 7 (0.28%) vCenter Server
12 6 (0.24%) ArcSight ESM
12 6 (0.24%) Nessus
12 6 (0.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (0.20%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.20%) QRadar
13 5 (0.20%) WSUS
14 4 (0.16%) Packer
Vendors
1 367 (14.77%) SAP
2 301 (12.12%) Oracle
3 293 (11.80%) Microsoft
4 105 (4.23%) VMware
5 69 (2.78%) Google
6 64 (2.58%) Cisco
7 61 (2.46%) Tableau
8 60 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
9 58 (2.33%) Workday
10 57 (2.29%) IBM
11 49 (1.97%) Red Hat
12 40 (1.61%) Citrix
13 36 (1.45%) ServiceNow
14 30 (1.21%) Splunk
14 30 (1.21%) Talend
15 25 (1.01%) Adobe
16 23 (0.93%) Ariba
16 23 (0.93%) Dell
17 21 (0.85%) AppDynamics
17 21 (0.85%) CyberArk