The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Consultant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Consultant
Rank 524 489 412
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 140 158 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 102 98
Average daily rate £475 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £419
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Senior Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK.

Senior Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Senior Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK.

Senior Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -41 115 £475 -5.00% 83
London -56 51 £500 -4.76% 46
South East -8 32 £475 +0.26% 12
Berkshire +2 16 £525 -10.63% 5
Reading +1 13 £500 -18.36% 4
North West -8 10 £500 - 4
Manchester -1 8 £500 - 2
Scotland - 8 £425 - 4
South West +5 7 £400 +3.22% 1
Edinburgh - 7 £513 - 2
Hampshire +5 6 £475 -40.62% 1
West Midlands -11 6 £419 -25.17% 3
Surrey -8 4 £563 +21.95% 1
City of London +25 3 £525 +8.52% 6
Bristol 0 3 £375 +20.00%
Yorkshire -2 3 £475 +2.70% 6
Buckinghamshire - 3 £450 - 1
East of England +7 2 £600 +60.00% 7
East Midlands +3 2 £431 +7.81% 1
South Yorkshire -4 2 £475 - 1
Sheffield -17 2 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £450 -
Exeter - 2 £400 -
Devon - 2 £400 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £660 -
Hertfordshire +11 1 - - 2
Swindon +3 1 - -
Birmingham +3 1 £425 +10.74% 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 £413 +3.12%
Leeds 0 1 - - 4

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Consultant in their job title.

1 68 (23.86%) Finance
2 40 (14.04%) Java
3 37 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (12.28%) Banking
5 30 (10.53%) Windows
5 30 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 30 (10.53%) DevOps
6 29 (10.18%) SQL
6 29 (10.18%) SAP
7 28 (9.82%) Migration
8 27 (9.47%) Oracle
9 24 (8.42%) Jenkins
9 24 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
10 23 (8.07%) Puppet
11 22 (7.72%) Telecoms
12 21 (7.37%) Project Management
12 21 (7.37%) VMware
13 20 (7.02%) Configuration Management
14 19 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
16 17 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (5.96%) Web Services
16 17 (5.96%) JavaScript
16 17 (5.96%) Linux
17 16 (5.61%) Risk Management
17 16 (5.61%) Degree
17 16 (5.61%) Ansible
17 16 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
18 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.21%) IIS
2 10 (3.51%) OpenStack
3 9 (3.16%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.81%) Node.js
5 7 (2.46%) Jetty
6 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.40%) Confluence
7 4 (1.40%) JBoss
7 4 (1.40%) nginx
7 4 (1.40%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.05%) Mule
8 3 (1.05%) Mule ESB
8 3 (1.05%) SAS
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.70%) Apache
9 2 (0.70%) JCAPS
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) SAP FI
2 6 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.40%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.40%) SAP ERP
3 4 (1.40%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (1.05%) RMDS
4 3 (1.05%) SAP FI-AA
5 2 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.70%) Front Arena
5 2 (0.70%) SAP EWM
5 2 (0.70%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.70%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.70%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.70%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.70%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.70%) SAP PP
5 2 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.21%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.11%) GitHub
6 5 (1.75%) Office 365
7 4 (1.40%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.40%) IaaS
8 3 (1.05%) PaaS
9 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.35%) Boomi
9 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.35%) SaaS
9 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.51%) DNS
1 10 (3.51%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.16%) LDAP
3 8 (2.81%) Firewall
4 7 (2.46%) DHCP
4 7 (2.46%) VPN
5 6 (2.11%) LAN
5 6 (2.11%) SSL
5 6 (2.11%) WAN
6 5 (1.75%) FTP
6 5 (1.75%) HTTP
7 4 (1.40%) IPsec
7 4 (1.40%) SAN
8 3 (1.05%) LTE
8 3 (1.05%) Network Security
8 3 (1.05%) UMTS
9 2 (0.70%) Internet
9 2 (0.70%) IPv6
9 2 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.91%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.56%) Big Data
3 10 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.81%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.81%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (2.81%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.46%) MySQL
6 6 (2.11%) QlikView
7 5 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.40%) Star Schema
9 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.05%) VLDB
10 2 (0.70%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.70%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 24 (8.42%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.16%) Vagrant
3 8 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.75%) Travis CI
5 4 (1.40%) FishEye
5 4 (1.40%) Selenium
5 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.05%) GitLab
6 3 (1.05%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.05%) JIRA
6 3 (1.05%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.05%) VisualVM
7 2 (0.70%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.70%) ERwin
8 1 (0.35%) Ant
8 1 (0.35%) Maven
8 1 (0.35%) ProC
8 1 (0.35%) Subversion
8 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 68 (23.86%) Finance
2 35 (12.28%) Banking
3 22 (7.72%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.56%) Marketing
6 10 (3.51%) Publishing
7 9 (3.16%) Front Office
8 5 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (1.75%) Retail
9 4 (1.40%) Games
10 3 (1.05%) Automotive
10 3 (1.05%) Legal
10 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.70%) Billing
11 2 (0.70%) Electronics
11 2 (0.70%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.35%) German Language
12 1 (0.35%) Law
12 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.96%) Web Services
2 12 (4.21%) .NET
3 11 (3.86%) CSS
3 11 (3.86%) HTML
3 11 (3.86%) XML
4 9 (3.16%) SOAP
5 6 (2.11%) Ajax
5 6 (2.11%) COM
6 5 (1.75%) J2EE
6 5 (1.75%) JSON
7 4 (1.40%) Java EE
7 4 (1.40%) Middleware
7 4 (1.40%) Servlets
7 4 (1.40%) Spring
8 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.05%) JMS
8 3 (1.05%) REST
9 2 (0.70%) D3.js
9 2 (0.70%) Murex MxML
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.56%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.16%) CMDB
3 9 (3.16%) Credit Risk
3 9 (3.16%) Derivative
3 9 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 9 (3.16%) Market Risk
4 8 (2.81%) Data Integration
4 8 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.46%) User Experience
6 5 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.40%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.40%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.40%) Online Games
7 4 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.40%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.05%) Fintech
8 3 (1.05%) Replication
8 3 (1.05%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.53%) Windows
2 17 (5.96%) Linux
3 6 (2.11%) Unix
4 5 (1.75%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.70%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Fedora
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.98%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (10.53%) DevOps
3 28 (9.82%) Migration
4 21 (7.37%) Project Management
5 20 (7.02%) Configuration Management
6 18 (6.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (5.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (5.61%) Risk Management
9 15 (5.26%) TDD
10 14 (4.91%) Analytics
10 14 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.91%) ITIL
11 13 (4.56%) CRM
12 12 (4.21%) Change Management
12 12 (4.21%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.21%) Use Case
12 12 (4.21%) Workflow
13 11 (3.86%) Open Source
13 11 (3.86%) Service Management
14 10 (3.51%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.04%) Java
2 29 (10.18%) SQL
3 17 (5.96%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.21%) Python
5 11 (3.86%) C#
6 9 (3.16%) Ruby
7 8 (2.81%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.05%) C
11 3 (1.05%) Perl
12 2 (0.70%) ABAP
12 2 (0.70%) C++
12 2 (0.70%) Groovy
12 2 (0.70%) PHP
12 2 (0.70%) VB
12 2 (0.70%) XPath
13 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 16 (5.61%) Degree
2 15 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 15 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.46%) CISSP
4 5 (1.75%) CISM
4 5 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.40%) ISEB
6 3 (1.05%) CISA
7 2 (0.70%) CCNA
7 2 (0.70%) CCNP
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.70%) IISP
7 2 (0.70%) MBA
7 2 (0.70%) PhD
7 2 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.35%) GIAC
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.51%) QA
2 4 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.70%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 19 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (3.51%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.81%) Docker
4 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.70%) RACF
4 2 (0.70%) vSphere
4 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.35%) ACF2
5 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.35%) NFS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.35%) Snort
5 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.35%) vCloud
5 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
5 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (8.07%) Puppet
3 16 (5.61%) Ansible
4 9 (3.16%) Nagios
4 9 (3.16%) Salt
5 3 (1.05%) zSecure
6 2 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.70%) Packer
6 2 (0.70%) QRadar
6 2 (0.70%) SCCM
7 1 (0.35%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.35%) ITRS Geneos
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.35%) vRealize
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.35%) WSUS
7 1 (0.35%) yum
Vendors
1 30 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (10.18%) SAP
3 27 (9.47%) Oracle
4 21 (7.37%) VMware
5 11 (3.86%) Murex
6 10 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.16%) Calypso
8 8 (2.81%) Citrix
8 8 (2.81%) New Relic
8 8 (2.81%) ServiceNow
9 7 (2.46%) hybris
10 6 (2.11%) BT
10 6 (2.11%) Google
11 5 (1.75%) Cisco
11 5 (1.75%) Huawei
11 5 (1.75%) IBM
12 4 (1.40%) CA
13 3 (1.05%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.05%) Remedy
13 3 (1.05%) Reuters
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