Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 40 47 31
Rank change year-on-year +7 -16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 2,261 2,353 2,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 5.54% 5.06% 6.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 5.34% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,335 1,483 1,607
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £363 £355 £350
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 5
London median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £34.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +16.41% -18.16%
10th Percentile £31.75 £16.25 £20.81
90th Percentile £63.75 £100.00 £73.95
England median hourly rate £49.13 £42.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year +15.60% -8.60% +1.09%

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 38,440 44,052 40,152
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.27% 94.74% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,490 31,916 28,561
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £305
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 658 518
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +1.30% +11.53%
10th Percentile £12.40 £13.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.25 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year +6.95% +2.41% -3.89%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019. 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 +4 350 £500 -4.76% 142
West London +20 141 £500 +2.56% 32
South London -1 43 £500 -9.09% 9
East London -20 15 £575 +21.05% 12
North London -4 8 £488 +37.32% 9
Consultant
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, 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.

1 547 (24.19%) Finance
2 449 (19.86%) SAP
3 263 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
4 248 (10.97%) Microsoft
5 228 (10.08%) Migration
6 220 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 206 (9.11%) SQL
7 206 (9.11%) Oracle
8 176 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
9 175 (7.74%) Windows
10 159 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
11 154 (6.81%) Banking
12 153 (6.77%) CRM
13 146 (6.46%) Analytics
14 136 (6.02%) Information Security
15 128 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
16 127 (5.62%) DevOps
17 126 (5.57%) Marketing
18 125 (5.53%) ERP
19 123 (5.44%) Active Directory
20 113 (5.00%) Security Cleared
21 111 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
22 104 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
22 104 (4.60%) Retail
23 101 (4.47%) Office 365
24 98 (4.33%) Python
25 97 (4.29%) Linux
25 97 (4.29%) Project Management
26 94 (4.16%) Problem-Solving
27 91 (4.02%) Amazon AWS

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 51 (2.26%) SharePoint
2 21 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 19 (0.84%) Skype for Business
4 16 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 15 (0.66%) SAS
6 14 (0.62%) Apache
7 13 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.53%) IIS
8 12 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 10 (0.44%) Confluence
9 10 (0.44%) WebLogic
10 9 (0.40%) CMS
10 9 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 9 (0.40%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 9 (0.40%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.35%) NetWeaver
11 8 (0.35%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.31%) Appian
12 7 (0.31%) Mule
13 6 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 55 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.27%) Sketch
6 5 (0.22%) InVision
6 5 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.18%) Chatbot
7 4 (0.18%) Flinto
8 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.044%) Mingle
8 1 (0.044%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.044%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 88 (3.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 60 (2.65%) SAP FI
3 55 (2.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 54 (2.39%) SAP CO
5 50 (2.21%) SAP FI/CO
6 43 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
7 36 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
8 34 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
8 34 (1.50%) Oracle EBS R12
9 32 (1.42%) NetSuite
10 28 (1.24%) SAP BPC
11 26 (1.15%) Oracle Payables
12 25 (1.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 24 (1.06%) SAP HR
14 23 (1.02%) SAP ERP
15 21 (0.93%) SAP HCM
16 20 (0.88%) Oracle General Ledger
16 20 (0.88%) Workday HCM
17 18 (0.80%) SAP Retail
17 18 (0.80%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 220 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (4.47%) Office 365
3 91 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
4 79 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
4 79 (3.49%) Power Platform
5 56 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 42 (1.86%) IaaS
7 41 (1.81%) PaaS
8 34 (1.50%) SuccessFactors
9 31 (1.37%) SaaS
10 29 (1.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 25 (1.11%) Google Analytics
12 23 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 12 (0.53%) GitHub
15 11 (0.49%) Serverless
16 10 (0.44%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
17 9 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.40%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 84 (3.72%) Firewall
2 35 (1.55%) VPN
3 32 (1.42%) WAN
4 26 (1.15%) Skype
5 23 (1.02%) DNS
6 22 (0.97%) Internet
6 22 (0.97%) Network Security
7 21 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (0.84%) BGP
8 19 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (0.84%) LAN
9 18 (0.80%) Wireless
10 14 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (0.57%) NetScaler
11 13 (0.57%) OSPF
11 13 (0.57%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.53%) DHCP
12 12 (0.53%) SMTP
12 12 (0.53%) VLAN
13 11 (0.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.27%) Power BI
3 56 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (1.90%) Big Data
5 35 (1.55%) SAP BW
6 33 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 33 (1.46%) SAP HANA
7 31 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.24%) Hadoop
11 22 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 21 (0.93%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 19 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 16 (0.71%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.71%) QlikView
15 14 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 12 (0.53%) MySQL
16 12 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
17 10 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 50 (2.21%) JIRA
2 46 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 28 (1.24%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
5 17 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (0.53%) Selenium
7 10 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 9 (0.40%) Cucumber
9 8 (0.35%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.31%) Maven
11 6 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.22%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
12 5 (0.22%) Subversion
12 5 (0.22%) Toad
13 4 (0.18%) Hudson
13 4 (0.18%) SonarQube
13 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio
14 3 (0.13%) SoapUI
General
1 547 (24.19%) Finance
2 154 (6.81%) Banking
3 126 (5.57%) Marketing
4 104 (4.60%) Retail
5 68 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 54 (2.39%) Legal
7 48 (2.12%) Telecoms
8 47 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
9 44 (1.95%) Financial Institution
10 35 (1.55%) Billing
11 29 (1.28%) Law
12 25 (1.11%) General Ledger
13 24 (1.06%) Advertising
13 24 (1.06%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.71%) Back Office
14 16 (0.71%) Electronics
15 14 (0.62%) French Language
15 14 (0.62%) Front Office
16 9 (0.40%) Military
17 8 (0.35%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (2.70%) XML
2 47 (2.08%) Web Services
3 44 (1.95%) HTML
4 32 (1.42%) CSS
5 31 (1.37%) .NET
6 29 (1.28%) JSON
7 26 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
7 26 (1.15%) REST
8 25 (1.11%) Middleware
9 20 (0.88%) SAML
10 19 (0.84%) LDAP
11 17 (0.75%) SOAP
11 17 (0.75%) Visualforce
12 13 (0.57%) EDI
12 13 (0.57%) TIBCO EMS
13 12 (0.53%) jQuery
13 12 (0.53%) OAuth
13 12 (0.53%) SAP TM
14 11 (0.49%) HTML5
14 11 (0.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 47 (2.08%) User Experience
4 45 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 42 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
7 27 (1.19%) Hedge funds
8 24 (1.06%) FMCG
9 23 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 22 (0.97%) Data Structures
10 22 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 18 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
12 17 (0.75%) CMDB
13 16 (0.71%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
15 13 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
16 12 (0.53%) Clustering
17 11 (0.49%) Life Science
18 10 (0.44%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 175 (7.74%) Windows
2 97 (4.29%) Linux
3 65 (2.87%) Windows 10
4 52 (2.30%) Unix
5 31 (1.37%) Windows Server
6 26 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (0.62%) Android
8 13 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 13 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
10 8 (0.35%) Solaris
10 8 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.27%) AIX
11 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.22%) VMS
13 2 (0.088%) Check Point GAiA
13 2 (0.088%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.044%) Debian
14 1 (0.044%) HPUX
14 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (10.08%) Migration
3 176 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
4 159 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 153 (6.77%) CRM
6 146 (6.46%) Analytics
7 136 (6.02%) Information Security
8 127 (5.62%) DevOps
9 125 (5.53%) ERP
10 111 (4.91%) Cybersecurity
11 97 (4.29%) Project Management
12 94 (4.16%) Problem-Solving
13 88 (3.89%) Data Migration
14 70 (3.10%) Change Management
15 67 (2.96%) Risk Management
16 65 (2.87%) ITIL
16 65 (2.87%) Scrum
17 61 (2.70%) Data Modelling
18 52 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
19 51 (2.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 206 (9.11%) SQL
2 98 (4.33%) Python
3 81 (3.58%) JavaScript
4 70 (3.10%) Java
5 55 (2.43%) PowerShell
6 39 (1.72%) C#
7 34 (1.50%) PL/SQL
8 28 (1.24%) C
9 23 (1.02%) Apex Code
10 22 (0.97%) T-SQL
11 20 (0.88%) ABAP
11 20 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 18 (0.80%) Perl
12 18 (0.80%) R
13 17 (0.75%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.53%) C++
14 12 (0.53%) Ruby
15 11 (0.49%) VB
15 11 (0.49%) VBA
16 8 (0.35%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 113 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 82 (3.63%) Degree
3 73 (3.23%) SC Cleared
4 41 (1.81%) CISSP
5 33 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (1.37%) CISM
7 27 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 21 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
9 19 (0.84%) CCNP
10 17 (0.75%) CISA
11 15 (0.66%) AWS Certification
11 15 (0.66%) CCIE
12 13 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.49%) CRISC
14 11 (0.49%) RHCE
15 7 (0.31%) CCNA
15 7 (0.31%) MBA
15 7 (0.31%) SAP Certification
15 7 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 42 (1.86%) NIST
3 37 (1.64%) GDPR
4 30 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 29 (1.28%) QA
6 25 (1.11%) Data Quality
7 21 (0.93%) SLA
8 17 (0.75%) PMO
9 15 (0.66%) COBIT
10 10 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 9 (0.40%) IFRS
11 9 (0.40%) NCSC
12 8 (0.35%) PSD2
13 6 (0.27%) MiFID
14 5 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 4 (0.18%) GMP
15 4 (0.18%) ISAE 3402
15 4 (0.18%) ISO 22301
16 3 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
17 2 (0.088%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 123 (5.44%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.21%) Docker
3 34 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (1.06%) XenDesktop
5 19 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.66%) XenApp
7 14 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (0.44%) VMware NSX
10 8 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.27%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.22%) NFS
12 5 (0.22%) vCloud
12 5 (0.22%) vSphere
13 4 (0.18%) OpenAM
14 3 (0.13%) Firmware
14 3 (0.13%) OpenDJ
14 3 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.088%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.088%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 55 (2.43%) SCCM
2 46 (2.03%) Ansible
3 41 (1.81%) Kubernetes
4 32 (1.42%) Puppet
5 30 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 25 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (1.02%) Terraform
8 21 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
9 19 (0.84%) AirWatch
10 10 (0.44%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.40%) SELinux
11 9 (0.40%) vRealize
12 6 (0.27%) QRadar
12 6 (0.27%) vCenter Server
13 5 (0.22%) CASB
13 5 (0.22%) Grafana
13 5 (0.22%) vMotion
14 4 (0.18%) HP ALM
14 4 (0.18%) HP Fortify
14 4 (0.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 449 (19.86%) SAP
2 248 (10.97%) Microsoft
3 206 (9.11%) Oracle
4 128 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
5 67 (2.96%) Cisco
6 65 (2.87%) VMware
7 50 (2.21%) Splunk
8 48 (2.12%) Workday
9 45 (1.99%) ServiceNow
10 43 (1.90%) Citrix
10 43 (1.90%) Google
11 41 (1.81%) Tableau
12 38 (1.68%) Ariba
13 34 (1.50%) Red Hat
13 34 (1.50%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
14 33 (1.46%) Adobe
15 29 (1.28%) IBM
16 25 (1.11%) Palo Alto
17 20 (0.88%) Juniper
18 19 (0.84%) HP