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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Consultant
Rank 467 499 497
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 160 148 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 104
Median daily rate £500 £475 £533
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £345 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £463 £525
% change year-on-year
- -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £50.00

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +21 150 £500 +5.26% 60
London +1 83 £525 +5.00% 26
South East +16 22 £426 -5.27% 11
East of England +17 15 £300 -53.84% 2
North West +8 11 £488 +2.63% 9
Hertfordshire +8 10 £438 - 1
Berkshire +6 9 £525 +16.66% 3
Reading +4 8 - - 1
City of London -3 8 £513 +16.47% 10
Manchester +6 7 £425 -10.52% 5
Scotland +18 6 £700 +40.00% 5
Surrey +13 5 £378 -16.11% 1
Hampshire +26 4 £343 +9.19% 2
Cheshire +19 4 £550 - 1
South West +13 4 £375 +70.45% 5
Edinburgh - 4 £700 - 4
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £513 -8.88% 1
Essex +8 3 £300 -
East Midlands -5 3 £575 - 1
West Midlands -6 3 £475 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £575 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Derby - 3 £575 -
Yorkshire +14 2 £388 -18.42% 3
Glasgow +13 2 - - 1
Midlands +5 2 £515 -
Swindon +1 2 £375 +70.45%
Wiltshire -4 2 £375 +70.45% 1
Birmingham -10 2 £475 - 1
Welwyn - 2 - -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 60 (17.86%) Linux
2 58 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (15.77%) Finance
4 50 (14.88%) SAP
4 50 (14.88%) Puppet
4 50 (14.88%) DevOps
5 49 (14.58%) Security Cleared
6 44 (13.10%) Docker
7 43 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
8 41 (12.20%) Oracle
9 40 (11.90%) Microsoft
10 38 (11.31%) Jenkins
11 37 (11.01%) Ansible
11 37 (11.01%) SQL
12 36 (10.71%) Windows
13 35 (10.42%) Terraform
14 34 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
15 33 (9.82%) Ruby
16 32 (9.52%) Kubernetes
16 32 (9.52%) Data Centre
16 32 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 31 (9.23%) CentOS
17 31 (9.23%) Bash Shell
18 30 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
18 30 (8.93%) Mentoring
18 30 (8.93%) Public Cloud
18 30 (8.93%) Migration
19 29 (8.63%) Firewall
19 29 (8.63%) VPN
20 25 (7.44%) SC Cleared

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 14 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.68%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.19%) Apache
4 4 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.60%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.60%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.30%) nginx
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Self-Service HR
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) SAP SD
2 6 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 4 (1.19%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.89%) Primavera
5 3 (0.89%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.89%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.89%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.60%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.60%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.60%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.60%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.60%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.30%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.80%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.55%) Office 365
4 10 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (2.98%) IaaS
4 10 (2.98%) PaaS
5 5 (1.49%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.49%) SaaS
6 4 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.19%) Yammer
7 3 (0.89%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudTrail
8 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.60%) Route 53
8 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.63%) Firewall
1 29 (8.63%) VPN
2 16 (4.76%) Network Security
3 9 (2.68%) DNS
4 6 (1.79%) BGP
4 6 (1.79%) BIG-IP
4 6 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 6 (1.79%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.79%) LAN
4 6 (1.79%) WAN
5 5 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (1.49%) EIGRP
5 5 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (1.49%) IPsec
5 5 (1.49%) OSPF
5 5 (1.49%) VLAN
6 4 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.19%) Wireless
7 3 (0.89%) AMQP
7 3 (0.89%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.27%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.98%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (1.79%) SAP BW
6 6 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.49%) Big Data
7 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.19%) MySQL
8 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 4 (1.19%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (1.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 38 (11.31%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.38%) Selenium
3 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.19%) PVCS
3 4 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.89%) JIRA
4 3 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
4 3 (0.89%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.60%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.60%) JMeter
5 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.30%) JBehave
6 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.30%) TestNG
6 1 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 53 (15.77%) Finance
2 20 (5.95%) Banking
3 13 (3.87%) Retail
4 10 (2.98%) Law
4 10 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 10 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.49%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.60%) Electronics
7 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.60%) Front Office
7 2 (0.60%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
8 1 (0.30%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.65%) .NET
2 15 (4.46%) HTML
3 11 (3.27%) CSS
4 8 (2.38%) XML
5 6 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.79%) Web Services
6 5 (1.49%) KnockoutJS
6 5 (1.49%) React
7 4 (1.19%) COM
7 4 (1.19%) RESTful
8 3 (0.89%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.89%) Backbone.js
8 3 (0.89%) HTML5
8 3 (0.89%) REST
8 3 (0.89%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.60%) Kafka
9 2 (0.60%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.60%) OpenID
9 2 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.60%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.93%) Public Cloud
3 10 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.49%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.19%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.19%) User Experience
7 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.89%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.60%) Blog
9 2 (0.60%) Clustering
9 2 (0.60%) FMCG
9 2 (0.60%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.60%) Life Science
9 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.60%) PKI
9 2 (0.60%) Replication
9 2 (0.60%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.86%) Linux
2 36 (10.71%) Windows
3 32 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (9.23%) CentOS
5 15 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (4.17%) Unix
6 14 (4.17%) Windows Server
7 8 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.49%) Android
8 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.19%) Solaris
10 3 (0.89%) AIX
10 3 (0.89%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.60%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.30%) HPUX
12 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (14.88%) DevOps
3 34 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (8.93%) Mentoring
4 30 (8.93%) Migration
5 25 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (7.44%) Load Balancing
6 22 (6.55%) Information Security
7 18 (5.36%) Project Management
7 18 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (5.06%) CRM
9 16 (4.76%) Data Modelling
10 15 (4.46%) ITIL
11 13 (3.87%) Coaching
12 10 (2.98%) Analytics
12 10 (2.98%) Business Analysis
12 10 (2.98%) Scrum
12 10 (2.98%) Use Case
13 9 (2.68%) ERP
13 9 (2.68%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.01%) SQL
2 33 (9.82%) Ruby
3 31 (9.23%) Bash Shell
4 25 (7.44%) Java
5 20 (5.95%) C#
6 19 (5.65%) PowerShell
7 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (2.68%) C
8 9 (2.68%) Python
8 9 (2.68%) Shell Script
9 8 (2.38%) C++
10 7 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.79%) VBScript
12 5 (1.49%) Perl
13 4 (1.19%) ABAP
13 4 (1.19%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.60%) PHP
15 1 (0.30%) Groovy
15 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.25%) Degree
4 15 (4.46%) CISSP
5 11 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.98%) CCIE
7 8 (2.38%) CISM
7 8 (2.38%) RHCE
7 8 (2.38%) RHCSA
8 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.08%) RHCA
8 7 (2.08%) RHCT
9 6 (1.79%) CISA
9 6 (1.79%) MCSE
10 5 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.19%) CCNP
11 4 (1.19%) MCITP
12 3 (0.89%) CCDE
12 3 (0.89%) CCNA
12 3 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.08%) GMP
2 7 (2.08%) QA
3 5 (1.49%) GAMP
3 5 (1.49%) GCP
3 5 (1.49%) GxP
4 4 (1.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.89%) COBIT
5 3 (0.89%) SDET
6 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.30%) COSO
7 1 (0.30%) GAAP
7 1 (0.30%) MiFID
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.30%) RMADS
7 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (13.10%) Docker
2 25 (7.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.79%) vSphere
6 3 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.89%) vCloud
7 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.60%) XenApp
7 2 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.30%) Samba
8 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 50 (14.88%) Puppet
2 37 (11.01%) Ansible
3 35 (10.42%) Terraform
4 32 (9.52%) Kubernetes
5 13 (3.87%) SCOM
6 10 (2.98%) SCCM
7 7 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.79%) Nessus
9 5 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.19%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.89%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.60%) vRealize
13 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
13 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.30%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (14.88%) SAP
2 41 (12.20%) Oracle
3 40 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 21 (6.25%) Cisco
5 18 (5.36%) VMware
6 12 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 9 (2.68%) F5
7 9 (2.68%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.38%) Adobe
8 8 (2.38%) CheckPoint
9 7 (2.08%) Remedy
10 6 (1.79%) Mercator
11 5 (1.49%) Citrix
11 5 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
12 4 (1.19%) ArcSight
12 4 (1.19%) Capita
12 4 (1.19%) HP
12 4 (1.19%) hybris
12 4 (1.19%) IBM
12 4 (1.19%) Infor
Liverpool, Merseyside
Modis International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Universal Music Publishing Mgb Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London, Fore Street, EC2Y 5EJ
Prolifics UK
Posted: 6 days ago