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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 435 418 429
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 167 167 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 63
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£533 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £323 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £463
% change year-on-year
+23.52% -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £57.50 £19.17 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+199.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £19.17 -
% change year-on-year
+199.94% -

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Senior Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 November 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 -28 157 £533 +18.44% 104
London +31 95 £533 +12.21% 58
North West +17 19 £575 +17.94% 2
City of London +23 16 £533 -0.83% 20
South East -43 12 £475 +11.76% 19
South West -27 10 £463 +2.77% 5
Manchester -5 9 £650 +33.33% 2
Cheshire +15 8 £325 -
Nottingham - 7 £550 -
East Midlands - 7 £550 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 7 £550 -
Berkshire -1 4 £435 +2.35% 5
Wiltshire -17 4 - - 1
Midlands +1 3 £750 -
East of England -6 3 £463 +23.33% 5
West Midlands -16 3 £260 - 3
Middlesex +1 2 £600 +41.17%
Surrey -5 2 £318 -15.89% 2
Hertfordshire -8 2 £463 +32.14% 3
Scotland -12 2 - - 2
Bristol -20 2 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -10 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -10 1 £525 +75.00% 6
Gloucestershire -15 1 £548 - 3
South Wales -22 1 - - 2
Hampshire -24 1 £550 +10.00% 4
Wales -38 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 2
North Yorkshire - 1 £525 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 81 (23.55%) Finance
2 58 (16.86%) SAP
3 50 (14.53%) Microsoft
4 38 (11.05%) Python
5 35 (10.17%) Java
5 35 (10.17%) Oracle
5 35 (10.17%) VMware
6 34 (9.88%) Migration
7 32 (9.30%) Banking
7 32 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (9.01%) Degree
9 30 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (8.43%) Cisco
10 29 (8.43%) Configuration Management
10 29 (8.43%) Retail
10 29 (8.43%) Puppet
10 29 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (7.85%) Ansible
11 27 (7.85%) Ruby
12 26 (7.56%) SQL
12 26 (7.56%) MS Excel
12 26 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
13 25 (7.27%) DevOps
13 25 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (6.69%) Project Management
14 23 (6.69%) Windows
14 23 (6.69%) Jenkins
15 22 (6.40%) Security Cleared
15 22 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
16 21 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 20 (5.81%) OpenStack
1 20 (5.81%) Node.js
2 16 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.49%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (2.62%) WebLogic Portal
5 9 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.62%) Oracle Service Bus
6 8 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (2.03%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.74%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.45%) IIS
9 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.45%) Lync
10 4 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.87%) OpenEdge
11 3 (0.87%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.62%) MS Office
3 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.58%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.29%) SPSS
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.49%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.20%) SAP FI
3 9 (2.62%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (2.62%) SAP CO
3 9 (2.62%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (2.62%) Documaker
3 9 (2.62%) Oracle FAH
4 8 (2.33%) Summit
5 7 (2.03%) SAP APO
6 6 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (1.74%) SAP SRM
7 5 (1.45%) SAP SD
7 5 (1.45%) SAP MM
7 5 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.87%) SAP PM
9 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.87%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.87%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.58%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Taleo
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.36%) SSL
2 14 (4.07%) HTTP
3 13 (3.78%) Firewall
3 13 (3.78%) Wireless
4 11 (3.20%) HTTPS
5 10 (2.91%) MPLS
6 9 (2.62%) BGP
7 7 (2.03%) VPN
7 7 (2.03%) OSPF
7 7 (2.03%) Intranet
8 6 (1.74%) VoLTE
8 6 (1.74%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (1.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.45%) SAN
9 5 (1.45%) LDAP
9 5 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.45%) Multicast
10 4 (1.16%) Network Security
10 4 (1.16%) DMZ
10 4 (1.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 16 (4.65%) Oracle Database
2 14 (4.07%) Oracle BI EE
2 14 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
3 12 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.49%) SAP BW
3 12 (3.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 11 (3.20%) Oracle ODI
4 11 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.45%) DTS
7 5 (1.45%) SAP BI
7 5 (1.45%) BODI
7 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.45%) QlikView
7 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.45%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.69%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.91%) JIRA
3 7 (2.03%) Selenium
4 5 (1.45%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.87%) JUnit
6 3 (0.87%) Subversion
6 3 (0.87%) NUnit
6 3 (0.87%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.58%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.58%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.58%) Maven
7 2 (0.58%) LSMW
7 2 (0.58%) Ant
7 2 (0.58%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
General
1 81 (23.55%) Finance
2 32 (9.30%) Banking
3 29 (8.43%) Retail
4 15 (4.36%) Telecoms
5 14 (4.07%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.78%) Billing
6 13 (3.78%) Marketing
7 11 (3.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.62%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.03%) French Language
10 6 (1.74%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.74%) Advertising
11 5 (1.45%) Dutch Language
12 4 (1.16%) German Language
12 4 (1.16%) Back Office
12 4 (1.16%) Games
13 3 (0.87%) Automotive
13 3 (0.87%) Electronics
14 1 (0.29%) Law
14 1 (0.29%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.10%) .NET
2 15 (4.36%) Web Services
3 14 (4.07%) Middleware
4 13 (3.78%) XML
4 13 (3.78%) SOAP
5 11 (3.20%) HTML
6 9 (2.62%) JMS
6 9 (2.62%) JDBC
6 9 (2.62%) WebCenter
6 9 (2.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (2.33%) Ajax
8 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.74%) WCF
9 6 (1.74%) CSS
9 6 (1.74%) J2EE
10 5 (1.45%) COM
10 5 (1.45%) XSLT
10 5 (1.45%) Spring
10 5 (1.45%) REST
11 4 (1.16%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.36%) User Experience
2 15 (4.36%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.62%) Hedge funds
4 6 (1.74%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.45%) PKI
5 5 (1.45%) CMDB
5 5 (1.45%) Open Source
6 4 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.16%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.87%) Replication
7 3 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.87%) AS400
8 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.58%) RMADS
8 2 (0.58%) Social Media
8 2 (0.58%) CESG
8 2 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.69%) Windows
2 15 (4.36%) Linux
3 12 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.74%) UNIX
7 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.16%) AIX
8 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.29%) HPUX
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (9.88%) Migration
2 30 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
3 29 (8.43%) Configuration Management
4 25 (7.27%) DevOps
4 25 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 23 (6.69%) Project Management
6 21 (6.10%) Analytics
7 20 (5.81%) ETL
7 20 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.23%) CRM
8 18 (5.23%) Workflow
9 16 (4.65%) Service Management
9 16 (4.65%) ITIL
10 14 (4.07%) Information Security
11 13 (3.78%) Network Planning
12 12 (3.49%) ERP
13 11 (3.20%) SOA
14 10 (2.91%) Content Management
15 9 (2.62%) Risk Management
15 9 (2.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.05%) Python
2 35 (10.17%) Java
3 27 (7.85%) Ruby
4 26 (7.56%) SQL
5 18 (5.23%) C#
6 16 (4.65%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.62%) ABAP
7 9 (2.62%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.62%) Jython
7 9 (2.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 9 (2.62%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.45%) C++
9 4 (1.16%) Perl
9 4 (1.16%) VBScript
10 3 (0.87%) Progress 4GL
10 3 (0.87%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.87%) XPath
11 2 (0.58%) COBOL
12 1 (0.29%) RPG
Qualifications
1 31 (9.01%) Degree
2 22 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.78%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.91%) CCIE
5 10 (2.91%) CISSP
6 7 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.03%) MCSA
7 6 (1.74%) CISM
7 6 (1.74%) SAP Certification
8 5 (1.45%) CCNP
9 3 (0.87%) CCA
9 3 (0.87%) MCSE
9 3 (0.87%) MCT
9 3 (0.87%) MCTS
9 3 (0.87%) MCITP
10 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) CIPD
10 2 (0.58%) CEH
11 1 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.03%) COBIT
3 6 (1.74%) QA
3 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.58%) GxP
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (5.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.16%) XenApp
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.58%) vSphere
5 2 (0.58%) SRDF
5 2 (0.58%) XenServer
5 2 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.58%) vCloud
6 1 (0.29%) NFS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (8.43%) Puppet
1 29 (8.43%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (7.85%) Ansible
3 20 (5.81%) Nagios
3 20 (5.81%) Vagrant
3 20 (5.81%) Salt
4 9 (2.62%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (2.62%) SCCM
5 6 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.45%) HP UCMDB
7 4 (1.16%) WMI
8 3 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.58%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.58%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.58%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.29%) SCOM
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 58 (16.86%) SAP
2 50 (14.53%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.17%) Oracle
3 35 (10.17%) VMware
4 29 (8.43%) Cisco
5 20 (5.81%) New Relic
6 12 (3.49%) F5
7 11 (3.20%) Siebel
8 10 (2.91%) Juniper
9 9 (2.62%) Business Objects
9 9 (2.62%) Remedy
10 8 (2.33%) EMC
11 7 (2.03%) Citrix
11 7 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (2.03%) Riverbed
11 7 (2.03%) SaltStack
12 6 (1.74%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.45%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.45%) TIBCO
13 5 (1.45%) Brocade
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £550 - £551 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £501 - £595 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Worcestershire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago