Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 472 440 361
Rank change year-on-year -32 -79 +47
Contract jobs citing Presales 151 147 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.37% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.43% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 91 151
London median daily rate £500 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £363 £300 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £649
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
London median hourly rate £27.16 £52.50 £38.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.27% +37.31% +9.24%
10th Percentile £19.02 £51.25 £33.00
90th Percentile £28.24 £53.75 £42.96
England median hourly rate £27.16 £52.50 £33.97
% change year-on-year -48.27% +54.55% -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 39,301 34,586 37,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.33% 86.77% 85.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,455 24,805 27,366
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 374 365
London median hourly rate £24.30 £24.76 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +17.90% +5.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.50 £49.88
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -18 36 £550 - 39
West London -26 5 £300 -32.94% 14
Presales
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 47 (31.13%) Finance
2 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 25 (16.56%) Project Management
4 23 (15.23%) Windows
5 21 (13.91%) SQL
5 21 (13.91%) Degree
5 21 (13.91%) Analytics
6 20 (13.25%) Retail
7 17 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 16 (10.60%) Office 365
9 15 (9.93%) SaaS
10 14 (9.27%) Risk Management
11 13 (8.61%) Change Management
11 13 (8.61%) Banking
11 13 (8.61%) Java
11 13 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
12 12 (7.95%) Migration
12 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (7.95%) Marketing
12 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (7.95%) Windows Server
13 11 (7.28%) Big Data
13 11 (7.28%) Service Delivery
13 11 (7.28%) Web Services
13 11 (7.28%) ITIL
13 11 (7.28%) PRINCE2
13 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
13 11 (7.28%) Cisco

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%) SAS
2 6 (3.97%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.31%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.65%) JBoss
4 4 (2.65%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.99%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.32%) Apache Pig
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.66%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) CMS
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.64%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.32%) Maximo
3 2 (1.32%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.66%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (10.60%) Office 365
3 15 (9.93%) SaaS
4 9 (5.96%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (4.64%) IaaS
5 7 (4.64%) PaaS
6 3 (1.99%) AdWords
6 3 (1.99%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.99%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.32%) Azure Machine Learning
7 2 (1.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.66%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.96%) Internet
1 9 (5.96%) LAN
1 9 (5.96%) WAN
2 6 (3.97%) Firewall
3 5 (3.31%) VPN
4 3 (1.99%) 2G
4 3 (1.99%) 3G
4 3 (1.99%) 4G
4 3 (1.99%) MVNO
4 3 (1.99%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.99%) Wireless
5 2 (1.32%) BGP
5 2 (1.32%) DNS
5 2 (1.32%) Ethernet
5 2 (1.32%) MPLS
5 2 (1.32%) SAN
5 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.66%) FTP
6 1 (0.66%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.28%) Big Data
2 7 (4.64%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.97%) NoSQL
3 6 (3.97%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.31%) Base SAS
4 5 (3.31%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.31%) Power BI
5 4 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.65%) GIS
5 4 (2.65%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.65%) MySQL
6 3 (1.99%) Apache Hive
6 3 (1.99%) HBase
6 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.32%) HDInsight
7 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.32%) Redis
7 2 (1.32%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.99%) Cucumber
1 3 (1.99%) HP UFT
1 3 (1.99%) Hudson
1 3 (1.99%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.99%) QADirector
1 3 (1.99%) Selenium
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 47 (31.13%) Finance
2 20 (13.25%) Retail
3 13 (8.61%) Banking
4 12 (7.95%) Marketing
4 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
5 10 (6.62%) Legal
6 4 (2.65%) Retail Banking
7 3 (1.99%) Advertising
7 3 (1.99%) Billing
7 3 (1.99%) Law
8 1 (0.66%) Back Office
8 1 (0.66%) French Language
8 1 (0.66%) German Language
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (40.40%) Architect
2 30 (19.87%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (15.23%) Consultant
4 16 (10.60%) Project Manager
5 8 (5.30%) Data Architect
6 5 (3.31%) Analyst
6 5 (3.31%) Big Data Architect
6 5 (3.31%) Network Architect
6 5 (3.31%) Support Engineer
6 5 (3.31%) Technical Architect
7 4 (2.65%) Azure Architect
7 4 (2.65%) Data Scientist
7 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (2.65%) ERP Architect
7 4 (2.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (2.65%) IT Manager
7 4 (2.65%) Migration Architect
7 4 (2.65%) Office 365 Architect
7 4 (2.65%) Presales Consultant
7 4 (2.65%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.28%) Web Services
2 8 (5.30%) XML
3 7 (4.64%) JSON
4 6 (3.97%) .NET
4 6 (3.97%) Hibernate
4 6 (3.97%) J2EE
4 6 (3.97%) SOAP
4 6 (3.97%) Spring
5 5 (3.31%) HTML
5 5 (3.31%) REST
6 4 (2.65%) CSS
6 4 (2.65%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (2.65%) Java EE
7 3 (1.99%) Middleware
7 3 (1.99%) RESTful
8 2 (1.32%) jQuery
8 2 (1.32%) Kafka
9 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.66%) HTML5
9 1 (0.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.64%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.97%) Fintech
4 5 (3.31%) Credit Risk
4 5 (3.31%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.31%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.65%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.65%) PMI
5 4 (2.65%) Replication
6 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.32%) EPoS
7 2 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) Renewable Energy
7 2 (1.32%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.66%) BYOD
8 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.66%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.66%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (15.23%) Windows
2 12 (7.95%) Windows Server
3 9 (5.96%) Windows 10
4 7 (4.64%) Unix
5 5 (3.31%) Android
5 5 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.31%) Linux
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.66%) AIX
8 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.66%) Solaris
8 1 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.22%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.56%) Project Management
3 21 (13.91%) Analytics
4 14 (9.27%) Risk Management
5 13 (8.61%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (8.61%) Change Management
6 12 (7.95%) Migration
6 12 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.28%) ITIL
7 11 (7.28%) PRINCE2
7 11 (7.28%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.62%) Business Development
8 10 (6.62%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (6.62%) Mentoring
8 10 (6.62%) Project Planning
9 9 (5.96%) ERP
9 9 (5.96%) Machine Learning
10 8 (5.30%) Business Analysis
10 8 (5.30%) E-Commerce
10 8 (5.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.91%) SQL
2 13 (8.61%) Java
3 9 (5.96%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.31%) MATLAB
4 5 (3.31%) R
4 5 (3.31%) VBA
5 4 (2.65%) ANSI SQL
5 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.99%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.32%) Apple Swift
7 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.32%) C
7 2 (1.32%) C#
7 2 (1.32%) C++
7 2 (1.32%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.32%) PHP
7 2 (1.32%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) Scala
8 1 (0.66%) COBOL
8 1 (0.66%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (13.91%) Degree
2 7 (4.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.97%) MBA
3 6 (3.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (3.31%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.65%) PMI Certification
6 3 (1.99%) CISM
6 3 (1.99%) ISEB
6 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.32%) CEH
7 2 (1.32%) CISSP
7 2 (1.32%) ECSA
7 2 (1.32%) MCSE
7 2 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (0.66%) EMCISA
8 1 (0.66%) EMCSA
8 1 (0.66%) MCSA
8 1 (0.66%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.96%) QA
2 5 (3.31%) IFRS
2 5 (3.31%) IFRS 9
3 4 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.32%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.32%) GCP
5 2 (1.32%) PSD2
6 1 (0.66%) COBIT
6 1 (0.66%) GDPR
6 1 (0.66%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.66%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.65%) Docker
3 4 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.32%) Ceph
5 1 (0.66%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (2.65%) Ansible
1 4 (2.65%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.32%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.66%) QRadar
3 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.66%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.66%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 26 (17.22%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.28%) Cisco
3 10 (6.62%) VMware
4 7 (4.64%) Capita
5 6 (3.97%) Google
6 5 (3.31%) Apple
6 5 (3.31%) Oracle
6 5 (3.31%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.31%) SAP
6 5 (3.31%) Xerox
7 4 (2.65%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.99%) Citrix
8 3 (1.99%) HP
8 3 (1.99%) Juniper
8 3 (1.99%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.99%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.32%) ATG
9 2 (1.32%) IBM
9 2 (1.32%) Progress