Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Presales
England > London
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 432 392
Rank change year-on-year -17 -40 +68
Contract jobs citing Presales 181 226 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 121 139
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £364 £375 £413
90th Percentile £687 £663 £688
England median daily rate £500 £497 £488
% change year-on-year +0.70% +1.85% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
London median hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -17.65%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £33.97
% change year-on-year -19.54% +28.05% -20.07%

Presales is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41,118 41,859 38,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.93% 88.04% 87.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,618 30,445 27,601
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £645
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 391 437
London median hourly rate £24.09 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.07% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.30 £12.14
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.47 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in London

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Presales in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Presales in London

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in London over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Presales in London

Presales
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Presales in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Presales in London

Presales
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 Presales within the London region over the 6 months to 18 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 -19 17 £550 +4.76% 47
West London +4 6 £550 +129.17% 21
South London -14 3 £550 +15.79% 7
East London -35 1 £450 - 9
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Presales also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Presales.

1 58 (32.04%) Finance
2 41 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (18.23%) Amazon AWS
5 32 (17.68%) Project Management
5 32 (17.68%) Java
6 26 (14.36%) JavaScript
7 25 (13.81%) Scrum
8 24 (13.26%) Analytics
9 23 (12.71%) Migration
9 23 (12.71%) Banking
10 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
10 22 (12.15%) QA
11 17 (9.39%) PaaS
11 17 (9.39%) Public Cloud
11 17 (9.39%) Data Centre
12 16 (8.84%) Test Automation
12 16 (8.84%) Node.js
13 15 (8.29%) Manual Testing
14 14 (7.73%) Degree
14 14 (7.73%) DevOps
14 14 (7.73%) IBM
14 14 (7.73%) Retail
14 14 (7.73%) VMware
15 13 (7.18%) SQL
15 13 (7.18%) .NET
15 13 (7.18%) SQL Server
15 13 (7.18%) IaaS
15 13 (7.18%) Cloud Computing
16 12 (6.63%) WebDriver

Presales
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 9 (4.97%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.76%) Apache Spark
2 5 (2.76%) Appian
3 4 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.66%) Apache Pig
4 3 (1.66%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.66%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.55%) Apache
5 1 (0.55%) CMS
5 1 (0.55%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.55%) SAS
5 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.55%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.55%) InDesign
2 1 (0.55%) InVision
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (1.66%) Magento
4 1 (0.55%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (18.23%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (9.39%) PaaS
4 13 (7.18%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (7.18%) IaaS
5 9 (4.97%) SaaS
6 7 (3.87%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (3.87%) Office 365
7 5 (2.76%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.76%) Serverless
8 4 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.66%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (1.66%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (1.66%) AWS CodePipeline
9 3 (1.66%) CloudFront
9 3 (1.66%) Data Lake Analytics
9 3 (1.66%) Firebase
9 3 (1.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.42%) LAN
1 8 (4.42%) WAN
2 4 (2.21%) Firewall
2 4 (2.21%) Internet
2 4 (2.21%) PABX
2 4 (2.21%) Skype
2 4 (2.21%) Unified Communications
2 4 (2.21%) Wireless
3 3 (1.66%) 5G
3 3 (1.66%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.66%) MPLS
3 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.55%) BGP
4 1 (0.55%) DAB
4 1 (0.55%) H.323
4 1 (0.55%) MGCP
4 1 (0.55%) OSPF
4 1 (0.55%) RTP
4 1 (0.55%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.63%) Big Data
3 9 (4.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.76%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.21%) Data Lake
6 4 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.21%) MarkLogic
6 4 (2.21%) Power BI
6 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.66%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.66%) DataStax
7 3 (1.66%) HBase
8 2 (1.10%) DB2
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 12 (6.63%) Cucumber
1 12 (6.63%) HP UFT
1 12 (6.63%) Selenium
1 12 (6.63%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.55%) ERwin
General
1 58 (32.04%) Finance
2 23 (12.71%) Banking
3 14 (7.73%) Retail
4 7 (3.87%) Legal
5 6 (3.31%) Marketing
5 6 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.66%) Advertising
7 3 (1.66%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 65 (35.91%) Architect
2 36 (19.89%) Consultant
3 27 (14.92%) Project Manager
4 20 (11.05%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (7.18%) Senior Architect
6 12 (6.63%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (6.08%) Developer
8 10 (5.52%) QA Consultant
9 9 (4.97%) Automation Consultant
9 9 (4.97%) Azure Architect
9 9 (4.97%) Technical Architect
10 8 (4.42%) AWS Architect
10 8 (4.42%) E-Commerce Manager
10 8 (4.42%) E-Commerce Project Manager
11 7 (3.87%) Enterprise Architect
11 7 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.31%) Data Architect
13 5 (2.76%) Presales Consultant
13 5 (2.76%) Service Architect
14 4 (2.21%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) Node.js
2 13 (7.18%) .NET
3 11 (6.08%) Middleware
3 11 (6.08%) WebdriverIO
4 9 (4.97%) Web Services
5 8 (4.42%) J2EE
6 7 (3.87%) HTML
7 4 (2.21%) AngularJS
7 4 (2.21%) CSS
7 4 (2.21%) Drools
7 4 (2.21%) REST
7 4 (2.21%) SAML
7 4 (2.21%) Visualforce
8 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.66%) React
8 3 (1.66%) RESTful
8 3 (1.66%) Spark Streaming
8 3 (1.66%) XML
9 2 (1.10%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Data Centre
1 17 (9.39%) Public Cloud
2 10 (5.52%) Robotics
3 7 (3.87%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.87%) Replication
4 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.76%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.21%) Algorithms
5 4 (2.21%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.66%) Blog
6 3 (1.66%) Equities
6 3 (1.66%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.66%) Tandem
7 2 (1.10%) CCTV
7 2 (1.10%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.10%) Social Media
7 2 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.52%) Linux
2 9 (4.97%) Windows
3 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (2.76%) Unix
4 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.66%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) Android
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) CentOS
7 1 (0.55%) SUSE
7 1 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.65%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (17.68%) Project Management
3 25 (13.81%) Scrum
4 24 (13.26%) Analytics
5 23 (12.71%) Migration
6 16 (8.84%) Test Automation
7 15 (8.29%) Manual Testing
8 14 (7.73%) DevOps
9 12 (6.63%) BDD
9 12 (6.63%) Computer Science
9 12 (6.63%) CRM
9 12 (6.63%) E-Commerce
9 12 (6.63%) Mentoring
10 11 (6.08%) Business Development
10 11 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (6.08%) Contract Negotiation
10 11 (6.08%) Customer Requirements
10 11 (6.08%) ETL
10 11 (6.08%) Project Planning
10 11 (6.08%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.68%) Java
2 26 (14.36%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.18%) SQL
4 9 (4.97%) Python
5 5 (2.76%) C#
6 4 (2.21%) Apex Code
6 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.21%) Ruby
6 4 (2.21%) Scala
6 4 (2.21%) X++
7 2 (1.10%) C
7 2 (1.10%) R
7 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (7.73%) Degree
2 11 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.52%) Master's Degree
4 9 (4.97%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (3.31%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.76%) PMP
7 4 (2.21%) CISSP
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.21%) RHCE
8 3 (1.66%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.66%) CCNP
8 3 (1.66%) MBA
8 3 (1.66%) MCITP
8 3 (1.66%) MCSE
8 3 (1.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.10%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.10%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.15%) QA
2 3 (1.66%) GDPR
2 3 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) COBIT
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.31%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.66%) vCloud
3 3 (1.66%) vSphere
4 2 (1.10%) Docker
5 1 (0.55%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.55%) Ceph
5 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.55%) Squid
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.55%) XenApp
5 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.76%) Ansible
1 5 (2.76%) Puppet
2 4 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.10%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.55%) CASB
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.55%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.55%) QRadar
4 1 (0.55%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.55%) Terraform
4 1 (0.55%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 22 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (7.73%) IBM
2 14 (7.73%) VMware
3 10 (5.52%) Cisco
3 10 (5.52%) Citrix
4 9 (4.97%) Google
4 9 (4.97%) Oracle
5 8 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (3.31%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.76%) Automation Anywhere
7 5 (2.76%) Xerox
8 4 (2.21%) Blue Prism
8 4 (2.21%) Pega
8 4 (2.21%) SaltStack
8 4 (2.21%) UiPath
9 2 (1.10%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.10%) Juniper
9 2 (1.10%) SAP
9 2 (1.10%) Symantec
9 2 (1.10%) Tableau