Period
to 25 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 November 2020.

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
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 37 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 800 1,886 2,394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 5.02% 5.38% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.49% 5.74% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 1,223 1,540
Median daily rate £500 £505 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.99% -3.81% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £369 £363
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.84% +17.58% -7.68%
England median hourly rate £50.75 £48.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.10% +14.71% -10.53%

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 14,583 32,861 43,361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.49% 93.66% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,873 23,573 31,318
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £307 £313
90th Percentile £700 £680 £675
England median daily rate £475 £468 £450
% change year-on-year +1.60% +3.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 472 605
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +12.82% -4.88%
10th Percentile £20.40 £12.44 £12.50
90th Percentile £59.50 £53.75 £53.75
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.64 £18.50
% change year-on-year +52.75% +6.16% -0.76%

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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020.

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 25 November 2020. 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 0 82 £525 +5.00% 71
South London +14 11 £450 -11.11% 1
West London -6 11 £475 -5.00% 15
East London +43 6 £525 +10.53% 24
North London +12 4 £300 -36.00% 3
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2020, 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.

1 217 (27.13%) Finance
2 143 (17.88%) Azure
3 130 (16.25%) Microsoft
4 97 (12.13%) Oracle
4 97 (12.13%) SAP
5 92 (11.50%) SQL
6 89 (11.13%) Security Cleared
7 84 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
8 76 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
9 75 (9.38%) Migration
10 71 (8.88%) Power Platform
11 65 (8.13%) SC Cleared
12 62 (7.75%) Dynamics 365
13 61 (7.63%) Banking
14 60 (7.50%) DevOps
15 56 (7.00%) Active Directory
16 54 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
17 51 (6.38%) AWS
18 50 (6.25%) Java
19 49 (6.13%) Information Security
20 48 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
20 48 (6.00%) Windows
20 48 (6.00%) CRM
21 46 (5.75%) Python
22 45 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
23 44 (5.50%) Analytics
23 44 (5.50%) JavaScript
23 44 (5.50%) Power BI
24 42 (5.25%) Office 365
25 41 (5.13%) Salesforce.com

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 34 (4.25%) SharePoint
2 13 (1.63%) Apache
3 11 (1.38%) Apache Spark
4 9 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.88%) Mule
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.63%) JBoss
7 5 (0.63%) MTS
8 4 (0.50%) CMS
8 4 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.50%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (0.50%) IIS
8 4 (0.50%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.50%) SAS
8 4 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.38%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 21 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (0.63%) Chatbot
4 5 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (4.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 27 (3.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.00%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 8 (1.00%) SAP BPC
6 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.88%) HFM
6 7 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.88%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.75%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 6 (0.75%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.75%) NetSuite
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.63%) SAP CO
8 5 (0.63%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 143 (17.88%) Azure
2 71 (8.88%) Power Platform
3 62 (7.75%) Dynamics 365
4 51 (6.38%) AWS
5 42 (5.25%) Office 365
6 29 (3.63%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (3.38%) PowerApps
8 25 (3.13%) Serverless
9 19 (2.38%) Logic Apps
10 18 (2.25%) Azure Functions
11 16 (2.00%) SaaS
12 13 (1.63%) GCP
12 13 (1.63%) IaaS
13 12 (1.50%) Azure Data Factory
13 12 (1.50%) PaaS
14 11 (1.38%) Amazon S3
15 9 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
15 9 (1.13%) Power Automate
16 8 (1.00%) GitHub
17 7 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.75%) Firewall
2 16 (2.00%) HTTP
3 11 (1.38%) DNS
4 10 (1.25%) SNMP
4 10 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.25%) VPN
5 8 (1.00%) Skype
5 8 (1.00%) SSL
6 6 (0.75%) Internet
7 5 (0.63%) VLAN
8 4 (0.50%) LAN
8 4 (0.50%) Network Security
8 4 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.50%) SMS
8 4 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.50%) VSAN
9 3 (0.38%) OSPF
9 3 (0.38%) WAN
9 3 (0.38%) Wireless
10 2 (0.25%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (5.50%) Power BI
2 38 (4.75%) SQL Server
3 33 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.88%) Big Data
6 14 (1.75%) MySQL
7 10 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 10 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.25%) Tableau
8 9 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (0.75%) Essbase
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
10 6 (0.75%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.75%) SAP HANA
11 5 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
11 5 (0.63%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 21 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.13%) JIRA
3 15 (1.88%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (0.88%) GitLab
6 6 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.63%) Selenium
8 4 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.50%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.50%) Hudson
8 4 (0.50%) JMeter
8 4 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.25%) Ant
10 2 (0.25%) Maven
10 2 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.25%) PowerBuilder
10 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
General
1 217 (27.13%) Finance
2 61 (7.63%) Banking
3 28 (3.50%) Marketing
3 28 (3.50%) Public Sector
4 27 (3.38%) Manufacturing
4 27 (3.38%) Retail
5 19 (2.38%) Front Office
6 18 (2.25%) Legal
7 14 (1.75%) Advertising
8 12 (1.50%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.25%) Billing
9 10 (1.25%) French Language
10 9 (1.13%) Investment Banking
10 9 (1.13%) Law
11 7 (0.88%) Electronics
12 6 (0.75%) Back Office
12 6 (0.75%) German Language
12 6 (0.75%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.75%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.75%) REST
2 29 (3.63%) .NET
2 29 (3.63%) Web Services
3 26 (3.25%) XML
4 22 (2.75%) HTML
5 18 (2.25%) JSON
5 18 (2.25%) SOAP
6 15 (1.88%) Middleware
7 13 (1.63%) CSS
8 12 (1.50%) RESTful
9 11 (1.38%) LDAP
10 10 (1.25%) SailPoint
11 9 (1.13%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (1.13%) PySpark
12 7 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (0.88%) Kafka
12 7 (0.88%) XSD
13 6 (0.75%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.75%) SAML
13 6 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 17 (2.13%) User Experience
4 15 (1.88%) Management Information System
4 15 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.38%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 10 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.13%) Replication
8 8 (1.00%) Algorithms
9 7 (0.88%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.75%) DataPower
10 6 (0.75%) Social Media
10 6 (0.75%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.63%) CESG
11 5 (0.63%) Eurex
11 5 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.00%) Windows
2 35 (4.38%) Linux
3 18 (2.25%) Windows 10
4 16 (2.00%) Unix
5 14 (1.75%) Windows Server
6 13 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.75%) CentOS
7 6 (0.75%) Solaris
8 5 (0.63%) AIX
9 4 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (0.38%) Android
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.25%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.13%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (10.50%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (9.50%) Business Intelligence
3 75 (9.38%) Migration
4 60 (7.50%) DevOps
5 54 (6.75%) Cybersecurity
6 49 (6.13%) Information Security
7 48 (6.00%) CRM
7 48 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (5.50%) Analytics
9 40 (5.00%) Change Management
9 40 (5.00%) ERP
10 38 (4.75%) Problem-Solving
11 37 (4.63%) Data Modelling
12 34 (4.25%) Requirements Gathering
13 32 (4.00%) Project Delivery
14 31 (3.88%) Risk Management
15 30 (3.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
15 30 (3.75%) Project Management
16 25 (3.13%) Data Migration
17 24 (3.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 92 (11.50%) SQL
2 50 (6.25%) Java
3 46 (5.75%) Python
4 44 (5.50%) JavaScript
5 33 (4.13%) PowerShell
6 21 (2.63%) C#
7 15 (1.88%) C
8 12 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.25%) ABAP
9 10 (1.25%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.88%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.88%) VB
10 7 (0.88%) VBA
11 6 (0.75%) Go
11 6 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 5 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 5 (0.63%) Perl
13 4 (0.50%) R
13 4 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 89 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.13%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.63%) CISSP
4 24 (3.00%) Degree
5 22 (2.75%) CISM
6 13 (1.63%) CRISC
7 12 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.25%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 8 (1.00%) CISA
10 7 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.75%) CCNP
12 5 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.50%) CCIE
13 4 (0.50%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
14 3 (0.38%) BICSI Certification
14 3 (0.38%) CCNA
14 3 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (3.00%) NIST
3 21 (2.63%) GDPR
4 20 (2.50%) QA
5 14 (1.75%) PCI DSS
6 12 (1.50%) SLA
7 9 (1.13%) Data Quality
7 9 (1.13%) NCSC
8 8 (1.00%) COBIT
9 6 (0.75%) PMO
10 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.50%) NIST 800
11 4 (0.50%) RMADS
12 3 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.38%) WCAG
13 2 (0.25%) AIFMD
13 2 (0.25%) IFRS
13 2 (0.25%) ITGC
13 2 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 56 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.25%) Docker
4 7 (0.88%) vSphere
5 6 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (0.75%) VMware NSX
6 5 (0.63%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.50%) XenApp
8 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.25%) Ceph
9 2 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (0.25%) NFS
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.25%) vCloud
9 2 (0.25%) VMFS
10 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (2.75%) SCCM
2 21 (2.63%) Ansible
2 21 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 16 (2.00%) Terraform
4 15 (1.88%) Puppet
5 14 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
8 7 (0.88%) vCenter Server
9 6 (0.75%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.63%) Nessus
11 4 (0.50%) Mesos
11 4 (0.50%) Prometheus
11 4 (0.50%) vRealize
12 3 (0.38%) Forum Sentry
12 3 (0.38%) Grafana
12 3 (0.38%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.38%) Packer
12 3 (0.38%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 3 (0.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 97 (12.13%) Oracle
2 97 (12.13%) SAP
3 41 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
4 33 (4.13%) VMware
5 23 (2.88%) Splunk
6 21 (2.63%) ServiceNow
7 17 (2.13%) IBM
8 13 (1.63%) Cisco
9 12 (1.50%) Google
10 11 (1.38%) HP
11 10 (1.25%) Citrix
11 10 (1.25%) Databricks
11 10 (1.25%) Dell
12 9 (1.13%) Bloomberg
12 9 (1.13%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.00%) Hyperion
13 8 (1.00%) Informatica
13 8 (1.00%) Workday