The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Consultant
Rank 455 515 463
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 185 142 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.26% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 91 83
Median daily rate £500 £515 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% +14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Senior Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Consultant in the job title.

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 28 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +43 165 £500 -2.91% 73
London +35 95 £525 -6.66% 39
South East -4 15 £473 +5.00% 15
South West +20 14 £433 -42.33% 4
West Midlands -15 14 £473 -4.30% 1
City of London +38 11 £525 +10.52% 13
Scotland +17 10 £475 +22.58% 3
North West +5 10 £550 +15.78% 3
Bristol +6 8 £425 - 2
Manchester -4 7 £550 +15.78% 1
East of England +22 6 £500 -13.04% 4
Edinburgh +7 6 £500 +29.03% 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £425 -2.85% 3
West Yorkshire +3 5 £425 +21.42% 2
Leeds 0 5 £425 +21.42% 1
Warwickshire -3 5 £398 -20.50%
Birmingham -8 5 £498 - 1
Hampshire +16 4 £550 +37.50% 2
Berkshire +13 4 £473 -8.25% 6
Gloucestershire +4 4 - - 2
Glasgow - 4 £475 -
Surrey +1 3 £436 +9.06% 1
Coventry - 3 £475 -
Warwick - 3 £370 -
Reading +17 2 £450 +38.46% 2
Milton Keynes +15 2 £475 -15.55%
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £475 -15.55% 1
Wiltshire +9 2 £475 -36.66%
Ilford -2 2 - -
Midlands -9 2 £625 +13.63%

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Senior Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 73 (21.92%) Finance
2 46 (13.81%) SAP
3 45 (13.51%) Oracle
3 45 (13.51%) DevOps
4 42 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (12.01%) Puppet
6 38 (11.41%) Java
6 38 (11.41%) Linux
7 36 (10.81%) Security Cleared
7 36 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (10.51%) SQL
8 35 (10.51%) Microsoft
9 32 (9.61%) Docker
10 30 (9.01%) Ansible
10 30 (9.01%) Jenkins
10 30 (9.01%) Windows
11 29 (8.71%) Data Centre
12 28 (8.41%) Firewall
13 27 (8.11%) Banking
14 26 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (7.81%) Mentoring
15 25 (7.51%) Degree
16 23 (6.91%) SC Cleared
17 21 (6.31%) Project Management
18 20 (6.01%) Open Source
18 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
18 20 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
19 19 (5.71%) Migration
19 19 (5.71%) CRM
19 19 (5.71%) JavaScript

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 10 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 7 (2.10%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.80%) IIS
4 6 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.50%) OpenStack
5 5 (1.50%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.20%) Apache
7 3 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.60%) Jetty
8 2 (0.60%) Mongrel
8 2 (0.60%) Mule
8 2 (0.60%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.60%) nginx
8 2 (0.60%) SAS
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Confluence
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.10%) SAP CO
1 7 (2.10%) SAP FI
2 6 (1.80%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.80%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.50%) SAP PP
4 4 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.20%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.90%) Primavera
5 3 (0.90%) RMDS
5 3 (0.90%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.60%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.60%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.60%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.60%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.60%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.20%) Office 365
4 12 (3.60%) GitHub
5 8 (2.40%) PaaS
6 6 (1.80%) Amazon S3
6 6 (1.80%) IaaS
7 5 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.50%) SaaS
8 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.90%) Yammer
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.30%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.30%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 28 (8.41%) Firewall
2 12 (3.60%) VPN
3 10 (3.00%) LAN
4 9 (2.70%) Network Security
4 9 (2.70%) WAN
5 6 (1.80%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.80%) DNS
5 6 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.50%) IPsec
7 4 (1.20%) BGP
7 4 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.20%) DHCP
7 4 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (1.20%) IPv6
7 4 (1.20%) LDAP
7 4 (1.20%) SAN
7 4 (1.20%) VLAN
7 4 (1.20%) Wireless
8 3 (0.90%) FTP
8 3 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.80%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.50%) Big Data
4 14 (4.20%) MySQL
4 14 (4.20%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.60%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.60%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.80%) DB2
8 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.50%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.50%) SAP HANA
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 30 (9.01%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.20%) JIRA
4 4 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.90%) PVCS
6 2 (0.60%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.60%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.60%) ProC
6 2 (0.60%) Selenium
6 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.60%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.30%) Ant
7 1 (0.30%) ERwin
7 1 (0.30%) GoCD
7 1 (0.30%) Gradle
7 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.30%) NuGet
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (21.92%) Finance
2 27 (8.11%) Banking
3 11 (3.30%) Retail
4 10 (3.00%) Marketing
4 10 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.50%) Publishing
8 4 (1.20%) Law
8 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.90%) Automotive
9 3 (0.90%) Billing
9 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Danish Language
10 1 (0.30%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.80%) HTML
2 14 (4.20%) .NET
2 14 (4.20%) CSS
3 12 (3.60%) Web Services
3 12 (3.60%) XML
4 6 (1.80%) JSON
4 6 (1.80%) Middleware
5 4 (1.20%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.20%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.20%) KnockoutJS
5 4 (1.20%) RESTful
5 4 (1.20%) Spring
6 3 (0.90%) Backbone.js
6 3 (0.90%) COM
6 3 (0.90%) HTML5
6 3 (0.90%) React
7 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.60%) J2EE
7 2 (0.60%) REST
7 2 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.71%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.20%) Public Cloud
3 12 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.50%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.90%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.90%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.90%) SWIFT
7 3 (0.90%) User Experience
8 2 (0.60%) CESG
8 2 (0.60%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) Replication
8 2 (0.60%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.30%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 38 (11.41%) Linux
2 30 (9.01%) Windows
3 17 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (4.80%) CentOS
5 9 (2.70%) Unix
6 8 (2.40%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.50%) Android
8 5 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.90%) Solaris
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) Kali Linux
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.30%) Fedora
11 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.51%) DevOps
2 42 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (7.81%) Mentoring
3 26 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (6.31%) Project Management
5 20 (6.01%) Open Source
6 19 (5.71%) CRM
6 19 (5.71%) Migration
7 18 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (5.41%) ITIL
8 17 (5.11%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (3.90%) Information Security
9 13 (3.90%) TDD
10 12 (3.60%) Data Management
10 12 (3.60%) ETL
11 11 (3.30%) Data Modelling
11 11 (3.30%) Project Planning
12 10 (3.00%) Load Balancing
12 10 (3.00%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.41%) Java
2 35 (10.51%) SQL
3 19 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.11%) C#
5 15 (4.50%) Bash Shell
5 15 (4.50%) Ruby
6 11 (3.30%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.00%) PL/SQL
8 9 (2.70%) C
9 8 (2.40%) C++
9 8 (2.40%) Python
9 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.90%) Perl
12 2 (0.60%) VB
12 2 (0.60%) VBScript
13 1 (0.30%) ABAP
13 1 (0.30%) PHP
13 1 (0.30%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 36 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.51%) Degree
3 23 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 14 (4.20%) CISSP
5 12 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.00%) CCIE
7 7 (2.10%) CCNP
7 7 (2.10%) CISM
8 6 (1.80%) CISA
8 6 (1.80%) RHCE
9 5 (1.50%) CCDE
9 5 (1.50%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.50%) RHCA
9 5 (1.50%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.50%) RHCT
10 4 (1.20%) CCNA
10 4 (1.20%) MBA
11 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.90%) VCAP
11 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.40%) QA
3 6 (1.80%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.60%) SDET
6 1 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) COSO
6 1 (0.30%) GAAP
6 1 (0.30%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.30%) ISO27002
6 1 (0.30%) ISO27005
6 1 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (9.61%) Docker
2 14 (4.20%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.60%) RACF
5 2 (0.60%) vSphere
6 1 (0.30%) ACF2
6 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.30%) Samba
6 1 (0.30%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (12.01%) Puppet
2 30 (9.01%) Ansible
3 20 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.50%) Kubernetes
5 14 (4.20%) Terraform
6 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (1.50%) SCCM
7 4 (1.20%) Nessus
8 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.90%) QRadar
8 3 (0.90%) RSA Archer
8 3 (0.90%) SCOM
8 3 (0.90%) zSecure
9 2 (0.60%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.60%) Packer
10 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.30%) ITRS Geneos
10 1 (0.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 46 (13.81%) SAP
2 45 (13.51%) Oracle
3 35 (10.51%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.71%) Cisco
5 18 (5.41%) VMware
6 12 (3.60%) IBM
7 10 (3.00%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (2.70%) hybris
8 9 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.10%) Adobe
10 5 (1.50%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.50%) CA
10 5 (1.50%) Juniper
11 4 (1.20%) Rackspace
11 4 (1.20%) Remedy
11 4 (1.20%) Talend
12 3 (0.90%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.90%) Google
12 3 (0.90%) MicroStrategy
12 3 (0.90%) NetApp
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £65 to £68 per hour £65-68 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £800-900pd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago