Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 400 397
Rank change year-on-year -25 -3 -13
Contract jobs citing Presales 210 194 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.55% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 130 111
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £363 £375 £375
90th Percentile £661 £675 £600
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
London median hourly rate £33.58 £30.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.93% -29.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £26.08 £23.50 £32.53
90th Percentile £41.75 £36.50 £100.00
England median hourly rate £43.50 £27.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +58.18% -35.29% +21.43%

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 40,679 35,489 37,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.67% 85.89% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,675 25,534 27,150
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 408 459
London median hourly rate £23.19 £24.75 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +24.28% +4.82%
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.88 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 February 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 -21 23 £525 -4.55% 49
West London -33 7 £300 -58.62% 30
East London -5 1 - - 9
South London -45 1 £475 - 3
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 50 (23.81%) Finance
2 40 (19.05%) Project Management
3 29 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (12.86%) Retail
4 27 (12.86%) Java
5 25 (11.90%) Migration
5 25 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (10.95%) Microsoft
7 22 (10.48%) Windows
7 22 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (10.48%) Office 365
8 21 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 21 (10.00%) ERP
9 20 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (9.52%) Time Management
10 19 (9.05%) Waterfall
10 19 (9.05%) Analytics
10 19 (9.05%) Oracle
11 18 (8.57%) Banking
12 16 (7.62%) VMware
12 16 (7.62%) E-Commerce
12 16 (7.62%) Big Data
12 16 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
13 15 (7.14%) Degree
13 15 (7.14%) Data Management
14 14 (6.67%) Python
14 14 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (6.19%) PaaS
15 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.33%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.86%) SAS
4 4 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.90%) Apache
4 4 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.90%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.43%) CMS
5 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.48%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) Magnolia
7 1 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.81%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.95%) Magento
4 1 (0.48%) Maximo
4 1 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.48%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.48%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.48%) Office 365
3 20 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.19%) PaaS
5 12 (5.71%) IaaS
6 7 (3.33%) SaaS
7 6 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.95%) AdWords
9 2 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.95%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.95%) Datadog
9 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.95%) Route 53
9 2 (0.95%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.24%) LAN
2 9 (4.29%) WAN
3 6 (2.86%) Wireless
4 5 (2.38%) Firewall
4 5 (2.38%) Internet
4 5 (2.38%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.90%) Ethernet
5 4 (1.90%) MPLS
5 4 (1.90%) NFC
5 4 (1.90%) SAN
5 4 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.43%) BGP
6 3 (1.43%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.43%) IPv4
6 3 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (1.43%) SONET
6 3 (1.43%) VXLAN
7 2 (0.95%) FTP
8 1 (0.48%) HTTP
8 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.62%) Big Data
2 7 (3.33%) Apache Hive
2 7 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 7 (3.33%) HBase
3 5 (2.38%) Base SAS
4 4 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.95%) Flink
5 2 (0.95%) MySQL
5 2 (0.95%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) DB2
6 1 (0.48%) OLAP
6 1 (0.48%) OLTP
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) JIRA
2 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) GoCD
General
1 50 (23.81%) Finance
2 27 (12.86%) Retail
3 18 (8.57%) Banking
4 8 (3.81%) French Language
5 7 (3.33%) Marketing
6 5 (2.38%) Legal
7 3 (1.43%) Advertising
7 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.43%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.95%) Automotive
8 2 (0.95%) Back Office
8 2 (0.95%) Digital Economy
8 2 (0.95%) Games
8 2 (0.95%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (31.90%) Architect
2 40 (19.05%) Consultant
3 30 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 29 (13.81%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
5 12 (5.71%) Oracle Architect
5 12 (5.71%) Presales Consultant
5 12 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 11 (5.24%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 10 (4.76%) E-Commerce Manager
7 10 (4.76%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 10 (4.76%) Presales Solution Architect
8 9 (4.29%) Analyst
9 8 (3.81%) Big Data Architect
9 8 (3.81%) Data Architect
9 8 (3.81%) ERP Architect
10 6 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (2.38%) Big Data Engineer
11 5 (2.38%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.38%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.76%) J2EE
2 7 (3.33%) XML
3 6 (2.86%) SOAP
4 5 (2.38%) .NET
4 5 (2.38%) REST
5 4 (1.90%) Web Services
6 3 (1.43%) Visualforce
7 2 (0.95%) HTML
7 2 (0.95%) JSON
7 2 (0.95%) Kafka
7 2 (0.95%) LDAP
7 2 (0.95%) Middleware
7 2 (0.95%) Node.js
7 2 (0.95%) RESTful
8 1 (0.48%) CSS
8 1 (0.48%) jQuery
8 1 (0.48%) Mason
8 1 (0.48%) OAuth
8 1 (0.48%) SAML
8 1 (0.48%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.81%) Taxonomies
4 7 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.33%) NHS
5 6 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.38%) Credit Risk
6 5 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.90%) Contactless
7 4 (1.90%) EMV
7 4 (1.90%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.90%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.90%) PMI
7 4 (1.90%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.90%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.95%) Digital Currency
8 2 (0.95%) EPoS
8 2 (0.95%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.48%) Windows
2 12 (5.71%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.29%) Windows 10
4 6 (2.86%) Linux
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.95%) CentOS
7 1 (0.48%) AIX
7 1 (0.48%) Android
7 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.48%) Solaris
7 1 (0.48%) Unix
7 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.05%) Project Management
2 29 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (11.90%) Migration
4 22 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (10.00%) ERP
5 21 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 20 (9.52%) Time Management
7 19 (9.05%) Analytics
7 19 (9.05%) Waterfall
8 16 (7.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (7.62%) E-Commerce
9 15 (7.14%) Data Management
10 13 (6.19%) DNA
11 12 (5.71%) Change Management
11 12 (5.71%) PRINCE2
12 10 (4.76%) Business Analysis
12 10 (4.76%) Data Analytics
12 10 (4.76%) ITIL
12 10 (4.76%) Microservices
13 9 (4.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.86%) Java
2 14 (6.67%) Python
3 8 (3.81%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.33%) Scala
5 6 (2.86%) SQL
6 5 (2.38%) C#
6 5 (2.38%) MATLAB
6 5 (2.38%) R
6 5 (2.38%) VBA
7 4 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.43%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.95%) C
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) COBOL
10 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (7.14%) Degree
2 13 (6.19%) Oracle Certification
3 8 (3.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 7 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (2.86%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.38%) MBA
7 4 (1.90%) CCIE
7 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.43%) ISEB
8 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.43%) MCSE
8 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.43%) PMP
9 2 (0.95%) CCIE Data Center
9 2 (0.95%) MAPM
9 2 (0.95%) RHCE
10 1 (0.48%) APMP
10 1 (0.48%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.81%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.33%) QA
3 5 (2.38%) IFRS
3 5 (2.38%) IFRS 9
4 4 (1.90%) GCP
5 2 (0.95%) GDPR
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.48%) COBIT
6 1 (0.48%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.48%) MiFID
6 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.48%) PMO
6 1 (0.48%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.48%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.81%) Docker
4 5 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.95%) Ceph
6 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (2.38%) Ansible
1 5 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (1.90%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.90%) Puppet
3 3 (1.43%) Terraform
3 3 (1.43%) TrustSec
4 2 (0.95%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.95%) vRealize
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.48%) Grafana
5 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.48%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (10.95%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.05%) Oracle
3 16 (7.62%) VMware
4 13 (6.19%) IBM
5 12 (5.71%) Cisco
6 9 (4.29%) Capita
7 7 (3.33%) Mitel
8 6 (2.86%) Apple
8 6 (2.86%) Google
9 5 (2.38%) Adobe
9 5 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.90%) MuleSoft
10 4 (1.90%) SAP
11 3 (1.43%) Meraki
12 2 (0.95%) ATG
12 2 (0.95%) Citrix
12 2 (0.95%) hybris
12 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.95%) SaltStack
12 2 (0.95%) ServiceNow