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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Consultant
Rank 474 451 398
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 145 150 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 96 85
Average daily rate £475 £505 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.94% +12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £350 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £475 £419
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £74.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £74.05

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 -7 134 £500 -0.99% 120
London -8 74 £550 - 61
South East +12 28 £475 +2.70% 24
Berkshire +4 11 £440 -20.00% 8
South West +4 7 £405 -26.09% 7
Yorkshire -4 6 £400 - 5
Reading - 6 £513 - 1
City of London +32 5 £475 -9.52% 16
Bristol +2 5 £415 +10.66% 2
Surrey - 5 £700 - 7
Hampshire +8 4 £475 +5.55% 1
West Sussex +8 4 - - 1
North West -23 4 £400 -15.78% 6
North East - 4 £800 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £525 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £800 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £800 -
Worthing - 4 - -
Midlands +1 3 - -
West Yorkshire -2 3 £325 - 2
Manchester -17 3 £400 - 2
Belfast - 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
County Antrim - 3 - - 1
Slough +11 2 £438 -
Brentford +5 2 £475 -17.39%
East Midlands -10 2 £425 -22.72% 1
East of England -16 2 - - 6
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Dorset +5 1 - -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 71 (24.57%) Finance
2 53 (18.34%) Java
3 42 (14.53%) Microsoft
4 41 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (12.11%) SAP
5 35 (12.11%) Windows
5 35 (12.11%) Migration
6 31 (10.73%) Linux
7 30 (10.38%) Banking
8 28 (9.69%) VMware
9 27 (9.34%) DevOps
10 26 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (8.30%) Jenkins
12 24 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
13 23 (7.96%) Configuration Management
13 23 (7.96%) Project Management
14 22 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
15 21 (7.27%) SQL
15 21 (7.27%) Ruby
16 20 (6.92%) Analytics
16 20 (6.92%) Puppet
17 19 (6.57%) Amazon EC2
17 19 (6.57%) Oracle
17 19 (6.57%) Web Services
18 18 (6.23%) XML
18 18 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 14 (4.84%) IIS
1 14 (4.84%) Node.js
1 14 (4.84%) OpenStack
2 9 (3.11%) Jetty
3 7 (2.42%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.08%) nginx
4 6 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.38%) Apache
6 4 (1.38%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.38%) Confluence
7 3 (1.04%) JBoss
7 3 (1.04%) Lync
7 3 (1.04%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.69%) CMS
8 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.69%) SAS
9 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (2.42%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.73%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.38%) Front Arena
3 4 (1.38%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.38%) SAP Retail
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.04%) Oracle Payroll
4 3 (1.04%) SAP ERP
4 3 (1.04%) SAP FI-AA
4 3 (1.04%) SAP MM
4 3 (1.04%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.69%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.69%) SAP GRC
5 2 (0.69%) SAP QM
5 2 (0.69%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.57%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.15%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (2.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (2.08%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.38%) IaaS
8 3 (1.04%) Office 365
8 3 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.35%) Boomi
10 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.35%) PaaS
10 1 (0.35%) SaaS
10 1 (0.35%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.19%) LDAP
2 14 (4.84%) VPN
3 13 (4.50%) DNS
3 13 (4.50%) HTTP
4 12 (4.15%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.46%) DHCP
5 10 (3.46%) SSL
6 9 (3.11%) Firewall
6 9 (3.11%) LAN
6 9 (3.11%) WAN
7 7 (2.42%) FTP
7 7 (2.42%) IPsec
8 6 (2.08%) SAN
9 5 (1.73%) Network Security
10 4 (1.38%) NAS
11 3 (1.04%) LTE
11 3 (1.04%) UMTS
11 3 (1.04%) VLAN
12 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (5.88%) Big Data
3 13 (4.50%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.46%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (3.11%) Pentaho
6 7 (2.42%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.38%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.38%) QlikView
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.38%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.04%) Power BI
10 3 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 24 (8.30%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.50%) Vagrant
3 9 (3.11%) Selenium
4 5 (1.73%) WebDriver
5 4 (1.38%) FishEye
5 4 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.04%) GitLab
6 3 (1.04%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.04%) VisualVM
7 2 (0.69%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.35%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.35%) ERwin
8 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.35%) MSI
8 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 71 (24.57%) Finance
2 30 (10.38%) Banking
3 17 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 15 (5.19%) Retail
5 12 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.81%) Marketing
7 10 (3.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (3.11%) Front Office
9 5 (1.73%) German Language
9 5 (1.73%) Legal
9 5 (1.73%) Publishing
10 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.04%) Games
12 2 (0.69%) Electronics
12 2 (0.69%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.35%) Billing
13 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.57%) Web Services
2 18 (6.23%) XML
3 13 (4.50%) .NET
3 13 (4.50%) HTML
4 11 (3.81%) CSS
5 10 (3.46%) SOAP
6 9 (3.11%) Ajax
6 9 (3.11%) COM
7 8 (2.77%) Apache Avro
7 8 (2.77%) J2EE
8 6 (2.08%) Servlets
9 5 (1.73%) CGI
10 3 (1.04%) Middleware
10 3 (1.04%) REST
10 3 (1.04%) SAP Basis
11 2 (0.69%) D3.js
11 2 (0.69%) HTML5
11 2 (0.69%) Java EE
11 2 (0.69%) Murex MxML
11 2 (0.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.81%) CMDB
3 10 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.11%) Clustering
4 9 (3.11%) Credit Risk
4 9 (3.11%) Data Structures
4 9 (3.11%) Derivative
4 9 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (3.11%) Market Risk
5 8 (2.77%) User Experience
6 6 (2.08%) Life Science
6 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.08%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.73%) CESG
7 5 (1.73%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.73%) FMCG
8 4 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.04%) Fintech
9 3 (1.04%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 35 (12.11%) Windows
2 31 (10.73%) Linux
3 9 (3.11%) Unix
4 8 (2.77%) Windows 7
5 7 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 6 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.69%) Android
9 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.69%) Solaris
10 1 (0.35%) AIX
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (12.11%) Migration
3 27 (9.34%) DevOps
4 25 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (7.96%) Configuration Management
5 23 (7.96%) Project Management
6 22 (7.61%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (6.92%) Analytics
8 18 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.88%) Risk Management
10 16 (5.54%) Presales
11 15 (5.19%) ETL
11 15 (5.19%) ITSM
11 15 (5.19%) Service Management
12 14 (4.84%) ITIL
13 12 (4.15%) CRM
13 12 (4.15%) ERP
13 12 (4.15%) TDD
13 12 (4.15%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (4.15%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 53 (18.34%) Java
2 21 (7.27%) Ruby
2 21 (7.27%) SQL
3 16 (5.54%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.19%) Python
5 11 (3.81%) PHP
6 8 (2.77%) R
7 7 (2.42%) C#
8 4 (1.38%) ABAP
8 4 (1.38%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.04%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.69%) C
10 2 (0.69%) Groovy
10 2 (0.69%) Perl
10 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.35%) C++
11 1 (0.35%) COBOL
11 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 16 (5.54%) Degree
2 15 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 13 (4.50%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.46%) CISSP
5 8 (2.77%) CISM
6 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.38%) PMP
7 3 (1.04%) ISEB
7 3 (1.04%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.04%) MCSE
8 2 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.69%) CISA
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.69%) IISP
8 2 (0.69%) MCITP
8 2 (0.69%) MCP
8 2 (0.69%) MCSA
8 2 (0.69%) PhD
8 2 (0.69%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.11%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.42%) QA
3 4 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.69%) SLA
6 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.35%) GxP
6 1 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 26 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.38%) vSphere
5 3 (1.04%) XenApp
6 1 (0.35%) NFS
6 1 (0.35%) Snort
6 1 (0.35%) vCloud
6 1 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
6 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (6.92%) Puppet
3 13 (4.50%) Ansible
3 13 (4.50%) Nagios
3 13 (4.50%) Salt
4 9 (3.11%) HP UCMDB
5 7 (2.42%) SCCM
6 4 (1.38%) SCOM
7 3 (1.04%) WSUS
8 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.35%) Proventia
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 42 (14.53%) Microsoft
2 35 (12.11%) SAP
3 28 (9.69%) VMware
4 19 (6.57%) Oracle
5 13 (4.50%) Murex
5 13 (4.50%) New Relic
5 13 (4.50%) ServiceNow
6 10 (3.46%) Tableau
7 9 (3.11%) Calypso
7 9 (3.11%) Cisco
7 9 (3.11%) Google
8 8 (2.77%) Alteryx
8 8 (2.77%) Citrix
8 8 (2.77%) Cloudera
8 8 (2.77%) Informatica
9 7 (2.42%) Adobe
10 6 (2.08%) BT
10 6 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.73%) Huawei
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