Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 27 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 -1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2792 2901 2928
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.98% 6.51% 6.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.31% 6.85% 6.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1695 1770 1699
London median daily rate £500 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +0.54%
10th Percentile £356 £338 £325
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 11
London median hourly rate £44.68 £57.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% -5.00% +118.18%
10th Percentile £29.67 £7.70 £33.25
90th Percentile £122.25 £92.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +58.18%

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 +3 345 £475 - 93
West London +16 152 £450 -1.37% 21
South London -21 67 £550 +10.55% 6
North London +6 26 £450 -5.26% 3
East London -28 21 £408 -23.11% 18
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 606 (21.70%) Finance
2 470 (16.83%) SAP
3 324 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 292 (10.46%) SQL
5 271 (9.71%) Migration
5 271 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
6 227 (8.13%) Banking
7 215 (7.70%) Oracle
8 204 (7.31%) Java
9 203 (7.27%) Linux
10 200 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 185 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
11 185 (6.63%) Windows
12 183 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
13 176 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 162 (5.80%) DevOps
15 158 (5.66%) CRM
16 157 (5.62%) Analytics
17 146 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
17 146 (5.23%) Security Cleared
18 135 (4.84%) ERP
18 135 (4.84%) Office 365
19 132 (4.73%) Active Directory
20 131 (4.69%) Project Management
21 130 (4.66%) Unix
22 127 (4.55%) Information Security
23 115 (4.12%) JavaScript
24 114 (4.08%) SQL Server
25 109 (3.90%) Retail
26 105 (3.76%) 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 94 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 39 (1.40%) MS Exchange
3 34 (1.22%) Apache Spark
3 34 (1.22%) Skype for Business
4 27 (0.97%) Apache
5 22 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (0.68%) CMS
6 19 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 18 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (0.64%) SAS
7 18 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 17 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (0.57%) Confluence
9 16 (0.57%) IIS
10 15 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
11 14 (0.50%) nginx
12 13 (0.47%) Drupal
12 13 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 11 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 57 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 41 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.25%) InfoPath
5 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.072%) InDesign
8 2 (0.072%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.072%) SPSS
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.036%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.036%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.036%) EngageOne
9 1 (0.036%) EViews
9 1 (0.036%) InVision
9 1 (0.036%) SmartSuite
9 1 (0.036%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 96 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (3.22%) SAP FI
3 80 (2.87%) SAP CO
4 72 (2.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 70 (2.51%) Dynamics AX
6 54 (1.93%) SAP SD
7 40 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
8 34 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
9 31 (1.11%) SAP MM
10 27 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
11 25 (0.90%) Oracle Payables
12 24 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
13 21 (0.75%) SAP HR
13 21 (0.75%) SAP Retail
14 20 (0.72%) Markit EDM
14 20 (0.72%) SAP ERP
15 19 (0.68%) SAP FSCM
16 18 (0.64%) SAP CRM
17 17 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
18 16 (0.57%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 200 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
3 135 (4.84%) Office 365
4 66 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
5 49 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 47 (1.68%) PaaS
7 42 (1.50%) IaaS
7 42 (1.50%) SaaS
8 41 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
9 22 (0.79%) Google Analytics
10 21 (0.75%) OpenShift
11 19 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (0.54%) GitHub
13 11 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
14 10 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (0.36%) Taleo
15 9 (0.32%) Amazon S3
16 7 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
16 7 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
16 7 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.11%) Firewall
2 54 (1.93%) VPN
3 45 (1.61%) Network Security
4 38 (1.36%) Skype
5 30 (1.07%) Internet
6 22 (0.79%) LDAP
6 22 (0.79%) WAN
7 21 (0.75%) SAN
8 19 (0.68%) DNS
8 19 (0.68%) TCP/IP
9 17 (0.61%) HTTP
9 17 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 16 (0.57%) Kerberos
11 13 (0.47%) LAN
11 13 (0.47%) SSL
12 10 (0.36%) NAS
12 10 (0.36%) SSH
12 10 (0.36%) VLAN
13 9 (0.32%) Unified Communications
13 9 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 91 (3.26%) Big Data
3 58 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 58 (2.08%) SAP HANA
4 51 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
5 49 (1.76%) SAP BW
6 42 (1.50%) Power BI
7 39 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (1.33%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.29%) MySQL
9 36 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 32 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 30 (1.07%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 28 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
13 27 (0.97%) Relational Database
14 22 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
16 20 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
17 19 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
18 18 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 76 (2.72%) Jenkins
2 50 (1.79%) JIRA
3 36 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 22 (0.79%) Selenium
5 20 (0.72%) Maven
6 15 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (0.50%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.47%) LSMW
8 13 (0.47%) Subversion
8 13 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 12 (0.43%) Cucumber
9 12 (0.43%) LoadRunner
10 11 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (0.39%) GitLab
10 11 (0.39%) JMeter
10 11 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
11 10 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (0.29%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.29%) Mercurial
12 8 (0.29%) NeoLoad
General
1 606 (21.70%) Finance
2 227 (8.13%) Banking
3 109 (3.90%) Retail
4 104 (3.72%) Marketing
5 67 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 53 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 53 (1.90%) Legal
6 53 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 42 (1.50%) Advertising
8 40 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.33%) General Ledger
10 31 (1.11%) Billing
11 29 (1.04%) Law
12 26 (0.93%) Back Office
13 25 (0.90%) Financial Institution
13 25 (0.90%) Front Office
14 15 (0.54%) Publishing
15 12 (0.43%) German Language
16 10 (0.36%) Italian Language
16 10 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (3.44%) Web Services
2 87 (3.12%) HTML
3 77 (2.76%) .NET
4 63 (2.26%) CSS
5 56 (2.01%) XML
6 41 (1.47%) REST
7 40 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 37 (1.33%) Middleware
9 31 (1.11%) SOAP
10 26 (0.93%) Kafka
11 25 (0.90%) J2EE
12 21 (0.75%) AngularJS
12 21 (0.75%) HTML5
12 21 (0.75%) SAP Basis
13 20 (0.72%) SAP Fiori
14 17 (0.61%) ASP.NET
14 17 (0.61%) JSON
15 14 (0.50%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (0.50%) Node.js
15 14 (0.50%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 185 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (2.29%) Greenfield Project
3 53 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 39 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 37 (1.33%) FMCG
6 35 (1.25%) Public Cloud
7 32 (1.15%) User Experience
8 30 (1.07%) Derivative
9 28 (1.00%) Computer Science
10 22 (0.79%) Data Structures
11 21 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 21 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 18 (0.64%) Fixed Income
12 18 (0.64%) PKI
13 17 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 15 (0.54%) Equities
15 14 (0.50%) Fintech
15 14 (0.50%) Social Media
16 13 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
16 13 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 203 (7.27%) Linux
2 185 (6.63%) Windows
3 130 (4.66%) Unix
4 56 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 38 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (0.75%) Windows 10
7 21 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (0.68%) Android
8 19 (0.68%) CentOS
9 17 (0.61%) Apple iOS
10 16 (0.57%) Solaris
11 15 (0.54%) Windows 7
12 11 (0.39%) AIX
13 7 (0.25%) VMS
14 6 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
15 4 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
1 271 (9.71%) Migration
2 183 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
3 176 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 162 (5.80%) DevOps
5 158 (5.66%) CRM
6 157 (5.62%) Analytics
7 135 (4.84%) ERP
8 131 (4.69%) Project Management
9 127 (4.55%) Information Security
10 92 (3.30%) Change Management
11 84 (3.01%) ITIL
12 83 (2.97%) Data Migration
12 83 (2.97%) Workflow
13 81 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
14 76 (2.72%) Risk Management
15 73 (2.61%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (2.54%) Asset Management
17 69 (2.47%) Data Management
17 69 (2.47%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 292 (10.46%) SQL
2 204 (7.31%) Java
3 115 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 91 (3.26%) Python
5 83 (2.97%) PowerShell
6 63 (2.26%) C#
7 38 (1.36%) Perl
8 34 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 31 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 28 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 25 (0.90%) ABAP
11 25 (0.90%) Ruby
12 23 (0.82%) C
13 22 (0.79%) Scala
14 19 (0.68%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.61%) PHP
15 17 (0.61%) VBA
16 12 (0.43%) Go
16 12 (0.43%) R
17 11 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 146 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 105 (3.76%) SC Cleared
3 78 (2.79%) Degree
4 56 (2.01%) CISSP
5 35 (1.25%) CISM
6 28 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 28 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (0.90%) CISA
8 23 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (0.72%) SAP Certification
9 20 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 18 (0.64%) MCSE
11 16 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (0.50%) CCNP
13 11 (0.39%) CEH
13 11 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.32%) CCIE
14 9 (0.32%) MCSA
15 8 (0.29%) CRISC
15 8 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (2.97%) GDPR
2 46 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 44 (1.58%) QA
4 39 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 20 (0.72%) MiFID
5 20 (0.72%) SLA
6 16 (0.57%) PMO
7 15 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 11 (0.39%) EMIR
9 8 (0.29%) COBIT
9 8 (0.29%) IFRS
9 8 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.25%) RMADS
11 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.14%) GCP
12 4 (0.14%) HL7
12 4 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 4 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 132 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 76 (2.72%) Docker
3 45 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (0.79%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.54%) VMware NSX
6 15 (0.54%) vSphere
7 13 (0.47%) XenApp
8 10 (0.36%) XenDesktop
9 9 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.32%) vCloud
10 8 (0.29%) HDFS
10 8 (0.29%) XenServer
11 7 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.21%) LXC
13 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.14%) etcd
13 4 (0.14%) flannel
13 4 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 87 (3.12%) Ansible
2 72 (2.58%) Puppet
3 55 (1.97%) SCCM
4 53 (1.90%) Kubernetes
5 51 (1.83%) Terraform
6 41 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
8 20 (0.72%) SCOM
9 18 (0.64%) vRealize
10 17 (0.61%) logstash
11 12 (0.43%) vCenter Server
12 10 (0.36%) Control-M
12 10 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (0.32%) Nagios
14 7 (0.25%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
14 7 (0.25%) Mesos
14 7 (0.25%) Rsyslog
14 7 (0.25%) Tivoli
15 6 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 470 (16.83%) SAP
2 324 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 215 (7.70%) Oracle
4 88 (3.15%) IBM
5 78 (2.79%) VMware
6 70 (2.51%) Splunk
7 61 (2.18%) Cisco
8 60 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
9 58 (2.08%) Tableau
10 53 (1.90%) ServiceNow
11 47 (1.68%) Red Hat
12 46 (1.65%) Google
13 37 (1.33%) HP
14 34 (1.22%) Citrix
15 33 (1.18%) Workday
16 32 (1.15%) CyberArk
17 31 (1.11%) Adobe
18 30 (1.07%) JD Edwards
19 22 (0.79%) Symantec
20 21 (0.75%) TIBCO