Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 432 375
Rank change year-on-year -48 -57 +50
Contract jobs citing Presales 151 188 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.49% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 97 150
London median daily rate £545 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
10th Percentile £391 £370 £400
90th Percentile £700 £723 £689
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
London median hourly rate - £40.00 £38.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.62% +9.24%
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £33.97
% change year-on-year +2.50% +17.75% -2.94%

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 40,185 38,703 38,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.56% 87.74% 87.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,102 27,890 27,823
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 376 374
London median hourly rate £22.46 £23.13 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.12% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.87 £51.63 £55.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -28 22 £550 +22.22% 48
West London -16 7 £550 +78.86% 13
South London - 3 £550 - 4
East London -20 1 £450 - 7
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 40 (26.49%) Finance
2 29 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 20 (13.25%) Analytics
6 19 (12.58%) SQL
7 18 (11.92%) Java
7 18 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (11.92%) Retail
8 17 (11.26%) Project Management
8 17 (11.26%) Degree
9 16 (10.60%) Migration
9 16 (10.60%) Scrum
10 15 (9.93%) VMware
10 15 (9.93%) JavaScript
10 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
10 15 (9.93%) Big Data
11 14 (9.27%) Business Development
11 14 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (8.61%) SaaS
12 13 (8.61%) QA
12 13 (8.61%) Web Services
12 13 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (8.61%) Banking
13 12 (7.95%) Project Planning
14 11 (7.28%) Technical Architecture
14 11 (7.28%) PaaS
14 11 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (7.28%) DevOps
14 11 (7.28%) Mentoring

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 7 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
1 7 (4.64%) WebSphere
2 6 (3.97%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.97%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.65%) Apache Pig
3 4 (2.65%) JBoss
3 4 (2.65%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.99%) Apache Solr
4 3 (1.99%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.32%) SAS
6 1 (0.66%) Apache
6 1 (0.66%) Appian
6 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.66%) CMS
6 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.66%) InDesign
3 1 (0.66%) InVision
3 1 (0.66%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (5.30%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.99%) Magento
4 1 (0.66%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.66%) Maximo
4 1 (0.66%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (9.27%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (8.61%) SaaS
4 11 (7.28%) PaaS
5 10 (6.62%) IaaS
6 9 (5.96%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (4.64%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (2.65%) Office 365
8 4 (2.65%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (1.99%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.66%) G Suite
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle CX
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.31%) LAN
1 5 (3.31%) WAN
2 4 (2.65%) VPN
2 4 (2.65%) Wireless
3 3 (1.99%) Firewall
3 3 (1.99%) Internet
4 2 (1.32%) 2G
4 2 (1.32%) 3G
4 2 (1.32%) 4G
4 2 (1.32%) DNS
4 2 (1.32%) MVNO
4 2 (1.32%) SAN
4 2 (1.32%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.66%) NAS
5 1 (0.66%) Network Security
5 1 (0.66%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (0.66%) VLAN
5 1 (0.66%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.93%) Big Data
1 15 (9.93%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.96%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.97%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.97%) Power BI
5 5 (3.31%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.31%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.65%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.65%) HBase
6 4 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.99%) DataStax
7 3 (1.99%) GIS
8 2 (1.32%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (1.32%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (1.32%) HDInsight
8 2 (1.32%) Redis
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (3.97%) Cucumber
1 6 (3.97%) HP UFT
1 6 (3.97%) Selenium
2 3 (1.99%) Hudson
2 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.99%) QADirector
2 3 (1.99%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.66%) ERwin
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 40 (26.49%) Finance
2 18 (11.92%) Retail
3 13 (8.61%) Banking
4 10 (6.62%) Marketing
5 9 (5.96%) Legal
5 9 (5.96%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.97%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.99%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.66%) French Language
9 1 (0.66%) German Language
9 1 (0.66%) Law
9 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (37.75%) Architect
2 34 (22.52%) Consultant
3 20 (13.25%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (11.26%) Project Manager
5 10 (6.62%) Data Architect
6 9 (5.96%) Azure Architect
6 9 (5.96%) Senior Architect
7 7 (4.64%) Facilities Manager
7 7 (4.64%) Facilities Project Manager
8 6 (3.97%) Facilities Management Project Manager
8 6 (3.97%) IT Manager
8 6 (3.97%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (3.31%) Big Data Architect
9 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.31%) Presales Consultant
9 5 (3.31%) Technical Architect
10 4 (2.65%) CRM Developer
10 4 (2.65%) Network Architect
10 4 (2.65%) Presales Engineer
10 4 (2.65%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.61%) Web Services
2 9 (5.96%) .NET
3 7 (4.64%) Hibernate
3 7 (4.64%) J2EE
3 7 (4.64%) Spring
4 6 (3.97%) REST
4 6 (3.97%) XML
5 5 (3.31%) HTML
5 5 (3.31%) Middleware
5 5 (3.31%) SOAP
6 4 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (2.65%) Java EE
6 4 (2.65%) JSON
6 4 (2.65%) Visualforce
7 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.99%) CSS
7 3 (1.99%) Node.js
7 3 (1.99%) RESTful
7 3 (1.99%) Spark Streaming
8 2 (1.32%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.62%) Public Cloud
2 9 (5.96%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.96%) Replication
3 7 (4.64%) Fintech
4 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.97%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.99%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Blog
6 2 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (1.32%) Robotics
6 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.32%) User Experience
7 1 (0.66%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing Technology
7 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.97%) Unix
1 6 (3.97%) Windows
2 4 (2.65%) Android
2 4 (2.65%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.65%) Linux
2 4 (2.65%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.66%) VMS
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
4 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (13.25%) Analytics
3 18 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (11.26%) Project Management
5 16 (10.60%) Migration
5 16 (10.60%) Scrum
6 14 (9.27%) Business Development
7 13 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.95%) Project Planning
9 11 (7.28%) CRM
9 11 (7.28%) DevOps
9 11 (7.28%) Mentoring
9 11 (7.28%) SDLC
9 11 (7.28%) Supplier Management
9 11 (7.28%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (6.62%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (5.96%) Data Modelling
11 9 (5.96%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.96%) ETL
11 9 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.58%) SQL
2 18 (11.92%) Java
3 15 (9.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.31%) C#
4 5 (3.31%) Scala
4 5 (3.31%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.65%) ANSI SQL
5 4 (2.65%) Apex Code
5 4 (2.65%) X++
6 3 (1.99%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.66%) C
8 1 (0.66%) C++
8 1 (0.66%) R
8 1 (0.66%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (11.26%) Degree
2 7 (4.64%) Master's Degree
3 6 (3.97%) CISSP
4 5 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) CISM
5 4 (2.65%) MBA
6 3 (1.99%) CEH
6 3 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.99%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.32%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (1.32%) APMP
7 2 (1.32%) CISA
7 2 (1.32%) ECSA
7 2 (1.32%) MCSA
7 2 (1.32%) PMP
7 2 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.66%) PCI QSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.32%) COBIT
4 2 (1.32%) PSD2
5 1 (0.66%) GDPR
5 1 (0.66%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (5.96%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.99%) Docker
5 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
5 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.31%) Ansible
2 4 (2.65%) Puppet
3 3 (1.99%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.32%) SCCM
5 1 (0.66%) CASB
5 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.66%) QRadar
5 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.66%) Stealthwatch
5 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.66%) ThinApp
5 1 (0.66%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 27 (17.88%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.93%) VMware
3 10 (6.62%) Cisco
3 10 (6.62%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (5.96%) Oracle
5 5 (3.31%) Citrix
6 3 (1.99%) ATG
6 3 (1.99%) Google
6 3 (1.99%) hybris
6 3 (1.99%) IBM
6 3 (1.99%) SaltStack
6 3 (1.99%) SAP
7 2 (1.32%) HP
7 2 (1.32%) Juniper
7 2 (1.32%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.32%) Symantec
8 1 (0.66%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.66%) Hitachi
8 1 (0.66%) Mercator
8 1 (0.66%) NetApp