Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £569 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -6 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 1,589 870 2,211
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.25% 5.50% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.65% 5.91% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,072 547 1,346
10th Percentile £405 £400 £363
25th Percentile £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £569 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £675 £603 £588
90th Percentile £725 £688 £650
England median daily rate £535 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 23
10th Percentile £27.00 £38.18 £11.30
25th Percentile £29.63 £42.56 £41.60
Median hourly rate £37.00 £46.25 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.50% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63.31 £60.31 £54.38
90th Percentile £75.05 £81.13 £63.75
England median hourly rate £61.50 £51.25 £50.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.50% -

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 28,102 14,722 37,986
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.81% 93.09% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,200 10,618 27,583
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £706 £684
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 175 462
10th Percentile £14.58 £14.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.86% +77.50% -
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £35.94
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.25 £52.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.55% +5.84% +5.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -28 106 £575 +15.00% 90
South London +19 19 £563 - 9
West London -19 14 £550 +2.80% 24
East London 0 5 £500 -17.01% 22
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 419 (26.37%) Finance
2 291 (18.31%) Social Skills
3 249 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 237 (14.92%) Oracle
5 228 (14.35%) Azure
6 218 (13.72%) SAP
7 207 (13.03%) SQL
8 191 (12.02%) Migration
9 183 (11.52%) Microsoft
10 164 (10.32%) Banking
11 147 (9.25%) Java
12 146 (9.19%) DevOps
13 124 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
14 122 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
15 111 (6.99%) AWS
15 111 (6.99%) Security Cleared
16 102 (6.42%) Analytics
17 101 (6.36%) C#
18 99 (6.23%) Python
19 98 (6.17%) Active Directory
20 96 (6.04%) Risk Management
21 92 (5.79%) Microsoft 365
21 92 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
22 88 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
23 87 (5.48%) SC Cleared
24 83 (5.22%) Marketing
24 83 (5.22%) Change Management
24 83 (5.22%) SAP S/4HANA
25 82 (5.16%) Windows
26 81 (5.10%) Data Migration

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 48 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 36 (2.27%) Confluence
3 32 (2.01%) Apache
4 16 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 12 (0.76%) CMS
6 9 (0.57%) SAS
7 7 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 7 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.25%) nginx
8 4 (0.25%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.19%) CICS
9 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.19%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.13%) Appian
10 2 (0.13%) Camunda
10 2 (0.13%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.13%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 28 (1.76%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.76%) Oracle Smart View
5 8 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.38%) Figma
7 4 (0.25%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.25%) InVision
7 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.25%) Sketch
8 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.19%) Zeplin
9 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.13%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.13%) Windchill
10 1 (0.063%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 83 (5.22%) SAP S/4HANA
2 36 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
3 31 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (1.76%) Oracle Payables
5 27 (1.70%) Oracle Receivables
6 23 (1.45%) Oracle Assets
7 19 (1.20%) SAP FI
8 18 (1.13%) Oracle EBS R12
8 18 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
8 18 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 15 (0.94%) SAP CO
10 14 (0.88%) Hyperion Planning
10 14 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
12 8 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
12 8 (0.50%) Oracle FAH
12 8 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.50%) Sentinel
13 7 (0.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 7 (0.44%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 228 (14.35%) Azure
2 111 (6.99%) AWS
3 92 (5.79%) Microsoft 365
4 70 (4.41%) Power Platform
5 68 (4.28%) Dynamics 365
6 53 (3.34%) GCP
7 43 (2.71%) SaaS
8 39 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 27 (1.70%) PowerApps
10 25 (1.57%) PaaS
11 23 (1.45%) IaaS
12 21 (1.32%) Power Automate
13 20 (1.26%) Serverless
14 17 (1.07%) Azure Data Factory
15 15 (0.94%) Azure Synapse Analytics
16 13 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
17 12 (0.76%) Azure Logic Apps
18 10 (0.63%) Azure Functions
18 10 (0.63%) GitHub
19 9 (0.57%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.20%) Firewall
2 25 (1.57%) DNS
3 20 (1.26%) DHCP
3 20 (1.26%) VPN
4 18 (1.13%) HTTP
5 16 (1.01%) Network Security
5 16 (1.01%) WAN
6 14 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (0.82%) LAN
7 13 (0.82%) MPLS
8 12 (0.76%) BGP
8 12 (0.76%) SSL
9 11 (0.69%) NAS
10 10 (0.63%) FTP
10 10 (0.63%) Internet
10 10 (0.63%) Wireless
11 9 (0.57%) SAN
12 8 (0.50%) Intranet
12 8 (0.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.27%) Power BI
3 41 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.51%) Apache Ignite
5 19 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
5 19 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.13%) SAP BW
7 17 (1.07%) Essbase
8 16 (1.01%) Big Data
8 16 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 16 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 15 (0.94%) Data Lake
9 15 (0.94%) Relational Database
10 14 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (0.88%) Tableau
11 13 (0.82%) Metadata
12 12 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 11 (0.69%) SAP HANA
14 9 (0.57%) MySQL
14 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 65 (4.09%) JIRA
2 43 (2.71%) Git (software)
3 31 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 24 (1.51%) Bitbucket
5 11 (0.69%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
7 5 (0.31%) JUnit
7 5 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.25%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.25%) GitLab
8 4 (0.25%) Maven
8 4 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (0.25%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.19%) Toad
10 2 (0.13%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.13%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.13%) Selenium
10 2 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 419 (26.37%) Finance
2 291 (18.31%) Social Skills
3 164 (10.32%) Banking
4 124 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (5.22%) Marketing
6 62 (3.90%) Presentation Skills
7 61 (3.84%) Manufacturing
7 61 (3.84%) Public Sector
8 59 (3.71%) Investment Banking
9 47 (2.96%) Front Office
10 43 (2.71%) Telecoms
11 38 (2.39%) Retail
12 35 (2.20%) Legal
13 31 (1.95%) Billing
14 25 (1.57%) Law
15 21 (1.32%) Documentation Skills
16 19 (1.20%) Electronics
17 16 (1.01%) Organisational Skills
18 14 (0.88%) French Language
18 14 (0.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (4.59%) .NET
2 68 (4.28%) REST
3 42 (2.64%) Spring
4 41 (2.58%) WPF
5 34 (2.14%) HTML
6 26 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 26 (1.64%) Web Services
7 25 (1.57%) CSS
8 22 (1.38%) Spring Boot
8 22 (1.38%) WinForms
9 21 (1.32%) OAuth
9 21 (1.32%) WCF
10 20 (1.26%) .NET Core
10 20 (1.26%) .NET Framework
10 20 (1.26%) ASP.NET Core
10 20 (1.26%) SAML
11 19 (1.20%) Hibernate
12 18 (1.13%) XML
13 16 (1.01%) LDAP
13 16 (1.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 28 (1.76%) User Experience
3 26 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 23 (1.45%) Public Cloud
5 21 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
6 16 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (0.94%) Social Media
8 13 (0.82%) CMDB
8 13 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (0.82%) Fixed Income
9 12 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 10 (0.63%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (0.57%) Hedge funds
12 8 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (0.50%) FMCG
12 8 (0.50%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.44%) Analytical Mindset
14 6 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 82 (5.16%) Windows
2 40 (2.52%) Linux
3 26 (1.64%) Windows Server
4 22 (1.38%) Windows 10
5 21 (1.32%) Unix
6 15 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 14 (0.88%) Android
8 11 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
13 3 (0.19%) CentOS
13 3 (0.19%) zOS
14 2 (0.13%) Solaris
15 1 (0.063%) HPUX
15 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.063%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.063%) MVS
15 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (12.02%) Migration
3 146 (9.19%) DevOps
4 122 (7.68%) Business Intelligence
5 102 (6.42%) Analytics
6 96 (6.04%) Risk Management
7 92 (5.79%) Cybersecurity
8 88 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 83 (5.22%) Change Management
10 81 (5.10%) Data Migration
11 79 (4.97%) Information Security
12 72 (4.53%) Problem-Solving
13 66 (4.15%) Data Modelling
14 63 (3.96%) Project Management
14 63 (3.96%) Requirements Gathering
15 57 (3.59%) CRM
16 55 (3.46%) ERP
17 48 (3.02%) Multithreading
17 48 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
18 45 (2.83%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 207 (13.03%) SQL
2 147 (9.25%) Java
3 101 (6.36%) C#
4 99 (6.23%) Python
5 47 (2.96%) PowerShell
6 36 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 36 (2.27%) PL/SQL
7 33 (2.08%) T-SQL
8 31 (1.95%) C++
9 23 (1.45%) ABAP
10 18 (1.13%) Java 8
11 16 (1.01%) PHP
12 15 (0.94%) C
12 15 (0.94%) VB.NET
13 14 (0.88%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.82%) Ruby
15 12 (0.76%) VB
16 10 (0.63%) VBA
17 9 (0.57%) R
18 8 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (6.99%) Security Cleared
2 87 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 64 (4.03%) Degree
4 48 (3.02%) CISSP
5 33 (2.08%) CISM
6 23 (1.45%) CRISC
7 18 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.94%) CISA
9 12 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.69%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (0.63%) DV Cleared
12 9 (0.57%) CCNP
13 6 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.31%) SAS Certification
15 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.19%) CCIE
16 3 (0.19%) GIAC
16 3 (0.19%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (2.58%) Data Quality
3 40 (2.52%) QA
4 32 (2.01%) GDPR
5 26 (1.64%) SLA
6 19 (1.20%) GRC
7 18 (1.13%) PCI DSS
8 17 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 14 (0.88%) NIST
9 14 (0.88%) PMO
10 12 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.44%) COBIT
12 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 5 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 5 (0.31%) NCSC
13 5 (0.31%) SOC 2
14 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (0.25%) MiFID
15 2 (0.13%) COSO
15 2 (0.13%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 98 (6.17%) Active Directory
2 43 (2.71%) Docker
3 30 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.51%) GridGain
5 12 (0.76%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.57%) vSphere
7 6 (0.38%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.31%) XenApp
8 5 (0.31%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 2 (0.13%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.13%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.13%) RACF
11 2 (0.13%) vCloud
12 1 (0.063%) NFS
12 1 (0.063%) Samba
12 1 (0.063%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 60 (3.78%) Ansible
2 54 (3.40%) Terraform
3 34 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 33 (2.08%) Kubernetes
5 28 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
6 25 (1.57%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 24 (1.51%) SCCM
8 17 (1.07%) Puppet
9 15 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.57%) vRealize
11 7 (0.44%) RSA Archer
11 7 (0.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 5 (0.31%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.31%) HP NNM
12 5 (0.31%) Packer
13 4 (0.25%) Istio
14 3 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.19%) FortiGate
14 3 (0.19%) Kibana
14 3 (0.19%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 237 (14.92%) Oracle
2 218 (13.72%) SAP
3 183 (11.52%) Microsoft
4 73 (4.59%) Salesforce.com
5 44 (2.77%) VMware
6 42 (2.64%) Google
7 38 (2.39%) ServiceNow
8 37 (2.33%) Cisco
9 23 (1.45%) Splunk
10 21 (1.32%) Adobe
11 19 (1.20%) Hyperion
12 17 (1.07%) Databricks
13 16 (1.01%) HP
14 15 (0.94%) Citrix
15 14 (0.88%) Informatica
15 14 (0.88%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 14 (0.88%) Workday
16 13 (0.82%) IBM
17 10 (0.63%) Atlassian
17 10 (0.63%) F5