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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 432 403 461
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 181 187 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.38% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 102 49
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£450 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £363 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £65.00 - -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
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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 -8 167 £450 -2.17% 97
London -4 99 £450 -4.00% 45
City of London +19 15 £450 -10.00% 16
North West +6 12 £413 -17.50% 12
South East -4 12 £400 -5.88% 16
Cheshire - 11 £425 - 1
East of England -13 10 £494 +51.92% 4
South West -40 8 £450 +12.50% 5
Hertfordshire - 7 £463 - 2
Bristol - 4 £450 - 2
Berkshire +6 3 £375 -11.76% 6
Yorkshire +2 3 £525 -4.54% 6
Scotland -15 3 £300 -21.56% 6
East Midlands - 3 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 5
West Sussex +1 2 £475 -12.03% 1
Leeds +1 2 - - 4
Surrey -5 2 £305 -8.54% 4
Hampshire -12 2 £413 - 2
Wiltshire - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 £300 - 2
Macclesfield - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £463 -
Slough - 2 £375 -
Swindon - 2 - -
Reading +13 1 - - 1
Middlesex +2 1 £400 -20.00%
Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -2 1 - - 1
Manchester -11 1 £400 -20.00% 11

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 88 (24.58%) Finance
2 87 (24.30%) SAP
3 44 (12.29%) Microsoft
4 41 (11.45%) Degree
5 40 (11.17%) Oracle
6 38 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (10.06%) Banking
8 34 (9.50%) Windows
9 32 (8.94%) Migration
10 31 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (8.66%) SharePoint
11 30 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (7.82%) SQL
13 27 (7.54%) SQL Server
13 27 (7.54%) Java
13 27 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (6.70%) Cisco
15 23 (6.42%) C#
15 23 (6.42%) .NET
15 23 (6.42%) VMware
16 22 (6.15%) Python
16 22 (6.15%) MS Excel
16 22 (6.15%) Analytics
17 21 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (5.87%) SAP FI
17 21 (5.87%) Project Management
17 21 (5.87%) Retail
18 20 (5.59%) ERP
19 19 (5.31%) ITIL
19 19 (5.31%) ETL

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.19%) SharePoint 2010
3 14 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (3.63%) SharePoint Server
4 13 (3.63%) WebLogic
5 11 (3.07%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (3.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 10 (2.79%) Node.js
6 10 (2.79%) OpenStack
7 9 (2.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (2.51%) WebLogic Portal
8 8 (2.23%) IIS
9 7 (1.96%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.96%) Lync
10 4 (1.12%) SAS
10 4 (1.12%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.84%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.51%) MS Office
3 6 (1.68%) SPSS
4 4 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.56%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (5.87%) SAP FI
2 18 (5.03%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (3.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 13 (3.63%) SAP CO
4 10 (2.79%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (2.51%) Documaker
5 9 (2.51%) Oracle FAH
6 8 (2.23%) Summit
7 7 (1.96%) SAP APO
8 6 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (1.68%) SAP SRM
9 5 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (1.40%) SAP SD
9 5 (1.40%) SAP MM
10 4 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
10 4 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (1.12%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.84%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.79%) Office 365
2 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Taleo
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.91%) HTTP
2 13 (3.63%) Wireless
3 12 (3.35%) SSL
4 11 (3.07%) Firewall
5 9 (2.51%) HTTPS
6 7 (1.96%) Extranet
6 7 (1.96%) Intranet
6 7 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 6 (1.68%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (1.68%) VoLTE
7 6 (1.68%) MPLS
8 5 (1.40%) BGP
8 5 (1.40%) DNS
8 5 (1.40%) WAN
8 5 (1.40%) DHCP
8 5 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (1.12%) SAN
9 4 (1.12%) FTP
9 4 (1.12%) LAN
9 4 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 13 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (3.07%) Oracle ODI
6 11 (3.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 10 (2.79%) SAP BW
8 9 (2.51%) QlikView
8 9 (2.51%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
9 7 (1.96%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (1.40%) Clementine
10 5 (1.40%) BODI
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.12%) SAP HANA
11 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (3.63%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.07%) JIRA
3 7 (1.96%) Selenium
4 6 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.68%) Axure RP
4 6 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.12%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.84%) Subversion
8 2 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.56%) Ant
8 2 (0.56%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.56%) NUnit
8 2 (0.56%) LSMW
9 1 (0.28%) Maven
9 1 (0.28%) JUnit
9 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
General
1 88 (24.58%) Finance
2 36 (10.06%) Banking
3 21 (5.87%) Retail
4 19 (5.31%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.35%) Billing
6 12 (3.35%) Marketing
7 11 (3.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.51%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.68%) Advertising
9 6 (1.68%) French Language
9 6 (1.68%) German Language
9 6 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.40%) Dutch Language
10 5 (1.40%) Back Office
11 3 (0.84%) Local Government
11 3 (0.84%) Games
11 3 (0.84%) Automotive
11 3 (0.84%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.42%) .NET
2 16 (4.47%) Middleware
3 13 (3.63%) XML
4 12 (3.35%) WCF
5 11 (3.07%) jQuery
5 11 (3.07%) JDBC
5 11 (3.07%) HTML
6 9 (2.51%) Oracle Fusion
6 9 (2.51%) REST
6 9 (2.51%) WebCenter
6 9 (2.51%) JMS
7 8 (2.23%) CSS
8 7 (1.96%) Web Services
8 7 (1.96%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.68%) XSLT
9 6 (1.68%) SOAP
10 5 (1.40%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (1.40%) Silverlight
11 4 (1.12%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.19%) User Experience
4 9 (2.51%) Hedge funds
5 6 (1.68%) Data Integration
5 6 (1.68%) FMCG
5 6 (1.68%) PKI
6 5 (1.40%) Blog
6 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.12%) Open Source
7 4 (1.12%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.12%) AS400
8 3 (0.84%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.84%) Replication
8 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.56%) RMADS
9 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.56%) Derivative
9 2 (0.56%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 34 (9.50%) Windows
2 15 (4.19%) Linux
3 10 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (2.79%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.51%) UNIX
5 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.12%) AIX
7 3 (0.84%) VMS
8 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) Android
9 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (8.94%) Migration
2 31 (8.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (8.38%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (7.54%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.15%) Analytics
6 21 (5.87%) Project Management
7 20 (5.59%) ERP
8 19 (5.31%) ITIL
8 19 (5.31%) ETL
9 18 (5.03%) Workflow
9 18 (5.03%) Configuration Management
9 18 (5.03%) CRM
10 14 (3.91%) DevOps
11 13 (3.63%) Change Management
12 12 (3.35%) Service Management
12 12 (3.35%) Risk Management
12 12 (3.35%) Network Planning
13 11 (3.07%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.07%) Content Management
13 11 (3.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.82%) SQL
2 27 (7.54%) Java
3 23 (6.42%) C#
4 22 (6.15%) Python
5 15 (4.19%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.63%) Ruby
7 12 (3.35%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 9 (2.51%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.51%) Jython
8 9 (2.51%) T-SQL
8 9 (2.51%) ABAP
9 7 (1.96%) C++
10 4 (1.12%) Perl
10 4 (1.12%) VBScript
11 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.84%) C
11 3 (0.84%) Progress 4GL
12 1 (0.28%) XPath
12 1 (0.28%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 41 (11.45%) Degree
2 18 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.51%) CCIE
6 7 (1.96%) MCITP
6 7 (1.96%) MCSA
6 7 (1.96%) CISSP
6 7 (1.96%) SAP Certification
7 6 (1.68%) MCTS
8 4 (1.12%) MCSE
8 4 (1.12%) CISM
9 3 (0.84%) MCT
9 3 (0.84%) CCNP
10 2 (0.56%) ISEB
10 2 (0.56%) CCA
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CIPD
10 2 (0.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.19%) SLA
2 9 (2.51%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.96%) COBIT
4 6 (1.68%) QA
4 6 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.28%) GAAP
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.40%) XenApp
5 4 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.84%) vSphere
7 2 (0.56%) XenServer
7 2 (0.56%) vCloud
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (4.47%) Puppet
2 15 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.63%) Ansible
4 10 (2.79%) Nagios
4 10 (2.79%) Salt
4 10 (2.79%) Vagrant
5 9 (2.51%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (1.96%) SCCM
7 6 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.84%) WMI
8 3 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.56%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.28%) Control-M
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (24.30%) SAP
2 44 (12.29%) Microsoft
3 40 (11.17%) Oracle
4 24 (6.70%) Cisco
5 23 (6.42%) VMware
6 14 (3.91%) Siebel
7 10 (2.79%) Citrix
7 10 (2.79%) Remedy
7 10 (2.79%) New Relic
8 9 (2.51%) F5
8 9 (2.51%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.96%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (1.96%) Juniper
10 6 (1.68%) IBM
11 5 (1.40%) EMC
12 4 (1.12%) Tableau
12 4 (1.12%) Aruba
12 4 (1.12%) Primavera
12 4 (1.12%) TIBCO
Greater Manchester
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Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Some expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £415 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago
Warwick
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago