Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 2017 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 426 383 439
Rank change year-on-year -43 +56 -33
Contract jobs citing Presales 220 230 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.60% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 139 93
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £375 £413 £344
90th Percentile £675 £678 £610
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% -
10th Percentile £34.00 £27.29 £25.19
90th Percentile £41.75 £43.75 £100.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.49 £42.50
% change year-on-year +15.99% -18.86% -10.53%

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 41274 38304 39069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.92% 86.26% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30087 27414 27903
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £640 £638
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 415 473
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.14 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.68 £50.08 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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 -23 19 £450 -10.00% 30
West London -6 9 £240 -61.60% 2
East London -10 3 - - 7
South London -30 1 £475 - 1
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Presales also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Presales.

1 54 (24.55%) Project Management
2 49 (22.27%) Java
2 49 (22.27%) Finance
3 39 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (14.09%) Microsoft
5 28 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (12.27%) Degree
6 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (12.27%) Waterfall
7 26 (11.82%) Oracle
8 23 (10.45%) Migration
8 23 (10.45%) Retail
9 22 (10.00%) Windows
9 22 (10.00%) Cisco
9 22 (10.00%) Time Management
10 21 (9.55%) E-Commerce
11 20 (9.09%) IBM
11 20 (9.09%) WebSphere
11 20 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (8.64%) Banking
12 19 (8.64%) VMware
13 18 (8.18%) Python
13 18 (8.18%) DNA
13 18 (8.18%) J2EE
13 18 (8.18%) Big Data
13 18 (8.18%) Analytics
13 18 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
14 17 (7.73%) ERP
14 17 (7.73%) Active Directory
15 16 (7.27%) Software Engineering

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 20 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 8 (3.64%) Apache Spark
3 5 (2.27%) Apache
3 5 (2.27%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.82%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.36%) CMS
5 3 (1.36%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.91%) Apache Pig
6 2 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.91%) IIS
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Magnolia
Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.45%) InDesign
4 1 (0.45%) InVision
4 1 (0.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.91%) Magento
4 1 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.45%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.45%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (7.27%) Office 365
4 13 (5.91%) PaaS
5 12 (5.45%) IaaS
6 7 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.36%) SaaS
10 2 (0.91%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.45%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.45%) Datadog
11 1 (0.45%) Force.com
11 1 (0.45%) GitHub
11 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.45%) LAN
2 11 (5.00%) Wireless
3 9 (4.09%) WAN
4 8 (3.64%) NFC
5 7 (3.18%) LDAP
6 5 (2.27%) Skype
6 5 (2.27%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.27%) VPN
7 4 (1.82%) 802.11
7 4 (1.82%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (1.82%) Firewall
7 4 (1.82%) SAN
7 4 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.36%) HTTP
8 3 (1.36%) Internet
8 3 (1.36%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (1.36%) SSL
8 3 (1.36%) Telepresence
8 3 (1.36%) VXLAN
8 3 (1.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.18%) Big Data
2 10 (4.55%) Hadoop
3 8 (3.64%) Apache Hive
3 8 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 6 (2.73%) HBase
5 5 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.91%) Flink
7 2 (0.91%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.82%) JIRA
2 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.91%) Fiddler
3 2 (0.91%) Subversion
4 1 (0.45%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.45%) GoCD
General
1 49 (22.27%) Finance
2 23 (10.45%) Retail
3 19 (8.64%) Banking
4 11 (5.00%) Marketing
5 10 (4.55%) Games
6 8 (3.64%) Financial Institution
6 8 (3.64%) French Language
7 3 (1.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.91%) Automotive
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Back Office
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.45%) Front Office
9 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (27.73%) Architect
2 49 (22.27%) Consultant
3 32 (14.55%) Project Manager
4 23 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (7.73%) Cloud Architect
6 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce Manager
6 15 (6.82%) E-Commerce Project Manager
7 12 (5.45%) Technical Architect
8 11 (5.00%) Oracle Architect
8 11 (5.00%) Presales Consultant
9 10 (4.55%) Oracle Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.64%) Presales Engineer
10 8 (3.64%) Presales Solution Architect
10 8 (3.64%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.18%) Analyst
11 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Consultant
11 7 (3.18%) Service Manager
12 6 (2.73%) Data Architect
12 6 (2.73%) Network Consultant
12 6 (2.73%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.18%) J2EE
2 9 (4.09%) SOAP
3 8 (3.64%) XML
4 7 (3.18%) Web Services
5 5 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.27%) STL
6 4 (1.82%) 802.1X
6 4 (1.82%) HTML
6 4 (1.82%) REST
7 3 (1.36%) .NET
8 2 (0.91%) Java EE
8 2 (0.91%) JSON
8 2 (0.91%) Kafka
8 2 (0.91%) OAuth
8 2 (0.91%) RESTful
8 2 (0.91%) RHadoop
8 2 (0.91%) SAML
8 2 (0.91%) Sensu
8 2 (0.91%) SPNEGO
8 2 (0.91%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.27%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.45%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.09%) Mobile Payment
6 8 (3.64%) Contactless
6 8 (3.64%) EMV
6 8 (3.64%) Smartcard
7 7 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.18%) Taxonomies
8 6 (2.73%) Digital Currency
8 6 (2.73%) NHS
9 4 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) PMI
10 3 (1.36%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) User Experience
11 2 (0.91%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.91%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.91%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.00%) Windows
2 12 (5.45%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.00%) Linux
4 10 (4.55%) Unix
5 6 (2.73%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Android
7 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.45%) CentOS
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (24.55%) Project Management
2 39 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (12.27%) Waterfall
5 23 (10.45%) Migration
6 22 (10.00%) Time Management
7 21 (9.55%) E-Commerce
8 20 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
9 18 (8.18%) Analytics
9 18 (8.18%) DNA
10 17 (7.73%) ERP
11 16 (7.27%) Software Engineering
12 15 (6.82%) ITIL
13 12 (5.45%) CRM
13 12 (5.45%) Product Management
14 11 (5.00%) Data Analytics
15 10 (4.55%) Big Data Analytics
15 10 (4.55%) Data Management
16 9 (4.09%) DevOps
16 9 (4.09%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (22.27%) Java
2 18 (8.18%) Python
3 14 (6.36%) C#
4 10 (4.55%) C++
5 7 (3.18%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.18%) SQL
6 6 (2.73%) Scala
7 5 (2.27%) C
7 5 (2.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.91%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.91%) Perl
8 2 (0.91%) R
8 2 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (12.27%) Degree
2 12 (5.45%) Oracle Certification
3 11 (5.00%) CCIE
3 11 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.18%) CCNP
4 7 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.73%) PMI Certification
6 5 (2.27%) MCSE
6 5 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.82%) CCIE Data Center
7 4 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.82%) PMP
8 3 (1.36%) CCIE Collaboration
8 3 (1.36%) CCNA
8 3 (1.36%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.36%) MBA
9 2 (0.91%) CCDP
9 2 (0.91%) MCSA
9 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.55%) QA
2 8 (3.64%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.36%) GCP
4 2 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.91%) SEPA
5 1 (0.45%) COBIT
5 1 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.45%) ISAE 3402
5 1 (0.45%) MiFID
5 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.64%) Docker
5 4 (1.82%) vSphere
6 2 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.91%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.91%) XenApp
6 2 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.91%) XenServer
7 1 (0.45%) Ceph
7 1 (0.45%) KVM
7 1 (0.45%) Squid
7 1 (0.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (3.18%) Microsoft Intune
1 7 (3.18%) TrustSec
2 6 (2.73%) Puppet
3 5 (2.27%) Ansible
3 5 (2.27%) SCCM
4 4 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.82%) vRealize
5 3 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.91%) Nagios
6 2 (0.91%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (0.91%) Terraform
6 2 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.45%) Grafana
7 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.45%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 26 (11.82%) Oracle
3 22 (10.00%) Cisco
4 20 (9.09%) IBM
5 19 (8.64%) VMware
6 6 (2.73%) SAP
7 5 (2.27%) Adobe
7 5 (2.27%) Capita
7 5 (2.27%) Mitel
8 3 (1.36%) Apple
8 3 (1.36%) Citrix
8 3 (1.36%) Meraki
8 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.91%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.91%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.91%) hybris
9 2 (0.91%) Riverbed
9 2 (0.91%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.91%) Splunk