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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 428 402 451
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 185 185 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 104 43
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£450 £461 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £379 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £643 £690
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £448 £475
% change year-on-year
-7.82% -5.78%
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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 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 2 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 -13 169 £450 -2.43% 119
London +2 101 £450 -10.00% 67
City of London +30 17 £419 -21.17% 22
South East -12 14 £400 -11.01% 19
North West +3 11 £425 -4.22% 7
Cheshire - 11 £425 -
East of England -16 10 £494 +38.59% 6
Hertfordshire - 7 £463 - 3
Berkshire +8 4 £355 -18.85% 5
South West -33 4 £450 +12.50% 4
West Sussex 0 3 - - 1
Scotland -13 3 £300 -20.00% 2
East Midlands - 3 £350 - 4
Bristol - 3 £450 - 1
Leeds +6 2 - - 4
West Yorkshire +2 2 - - 4
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 5
Surrey -4 2 £413 +23.68% 6
Hampshire -12 2 £413 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 £300 -
Essex - 2 £463 -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £375 - 1
Reading +6 1 - - 1
Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Middlesex -2 1 £400 -20.00%
South Wales -11 1 - - 2
Wales -17 1 - - 2
West Midlands - 1 £310 - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 £301 - 1

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 90 (24.79%) SAP
2 86 (23.69%) Finance
3 49 (13.50%) Microsoft
4 43 (11.85%) Degree
5 40 (11.02%) Windows
6 38 (10.47%) Oracle
7 34 (9.37%) SQL
7 34 (9.37%) Banking
8 32 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (8.26%) Migration
10 29 (7.99%) Java
10 29 (7.99%) SharePoint
11 28 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (7.44%) SQL Server
13 23 (6.34%) MS Excel
14 22 (6.06%) VMware
14 22 (6.06%) Project Management
14 22 (6.06%) Analytics
15 21 (5.79%) Telecoms
15 21 (5.79%) ERP
16 20 (5.51%) ITIL
16 20 (5.51%) .NET
16 20 (5.51%) Cisco
16 20 (5.51%) ETL
16 20 (5.51%) SAP FI
16 20 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (5.23%) C#
17 19 (5.23%) Retail
18 18 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
18 18 (4.96%) CRM

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 29 (7.99%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.58%) SharePoint 2010
2 13 (3.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 9 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
4 9 (2.48%) Node.js
4 9 (2.48%) OpenStack
4 9 (2.48%) Oracle Service Bus
5 8 (2.20%) IIS
6 7 (1.93%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.93%) WebLogic Portal
6 7 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.38%) Lync
8 5 (1.38%) SAS
9 3 (0.83%) OpenEdge
9 3 (0.83%) Apache
9 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 23 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.20%) MS Office
3 7 (1.93%) SPSS
4 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) MS Project
5 2 (0.55%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.28%) Stata
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (5.51%) SAP FI
2 16 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.31%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (3.31%) SAP CO
4 9 (2.48%) Summit
5 8 (2.20%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (1.93%) Documaker
6 7 (1.93%) Oracle FAH
6 7 (1.93%) SAP APO
7 6 (1.65%) SAP SD
7 6 (1.65%) SAP SRM
7 6 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (1.38%) SAP ERP
8 5 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (1.38%) SAP MM
8 5 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (1.10%) SAP CRM
9 4 (1.10%) SAP PM
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (2.75%) Office 365
3 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.10%) SaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Force.com
6 1 (0.28%) Taleo
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.31%) HTTP
1 12 (3.31%) SSL
1 12 (3.31%) Wireless
2 9 (2.48%) Firewall
3 7 (1.93%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.93%) DNS
3 7 (1.93%) HTTPS
4 6 (1.65%) WAN
4 6 (1.65%) DHCP
4 6 (1.65%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (1.65%) MPLS
4 6 (1.65%) VoLTE
5 5 (1.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (1.38%) Extranet
5 5 (1.38%) VPN
5 5 (1.38%) SAN
5 5 (1.38%) Intranet
6 4 (1.10%) Internet
6 4 (1.10%) FTP
6 4 (1.10%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.58%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.31%) QlikView
6 11 (3.03%) SAP BW
6 11 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (2.48%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (2.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (1.93%) SAP Data Services
9 7 (1.93%) Oracle Discoverer
10 6 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.65%) Clementine
11 5 (1.38%) BODI
11 5 (1.38%) SAP BI
12 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.48%) JIRA
3 7 (1.93%) Selenium
4 6 (1.65%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.38%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.38%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.10%) WebDriver
7 3 (0.83%) Subversion
8 2 (0.55%) Ant
8 2 (0.55%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.55%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.55%) NUnit
8 2 (0.55%) LSMW
9 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 86 (23.69%) Finance
2 34 (9.37%) Banking
3 21 (5.79%) Telecoms
4 19 (5.23%) Retail
5 13 (3.58%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.58%) Marketing
6 12 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.75%) Billing
8 7 (1.93%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.65%) French Language
9 6 (1.65%) German Language
10 5 (1.38%) Dutch Language
10 5 (1.38%) Advertising
11 3 (0.83%) Games
11 3 (0.83%) Local Government
11 3 (0.83%) Back Office
11 3 (0.83%) Automotive
12 2 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.51%) .NET
2 15 (4.13%) Middleware
3 14 (3.86%) XML
4 13 (3.58%) HTML
5 11 (3.03%) jQuery
6 10 (2.75%) CSS
7 9 (2.48%) JDBC
7 9 (2.48%) SOAP
7 9 (2.48%) WCF
8 8 (2.20%) REST
9 7 (1.93%) WebCenter
9 7 (1.93%) Oracle Fusion
9 7 (1.93%) JMS
10 6 (1.65%) Web Services
11 5 (1.38%) Ajax
11 5 (1.38%) SAP PI
12 4 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 4 (1.10%) .NET Framework
12 4 (1.10%) XSLT
12 4 (1.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.68%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.48%) Hedge funds
3 7 (1.93%) Data Integration
3 7 (1.93%) FMCG
4 6 (1.65%) PKI
5 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.38%) Blog
5 5 (1.38%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.10%) Open Source
6 4 (1.10%) AS400
6 4 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.10%) Replication
7 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.83%) CMDB
8 2 (0.55%) Clustering
8 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.55%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.28%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.28%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.02%) Windows
2 13 (3.58%) Linux
2 13 (3.58%) Windows 7
3 12 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (2.48%) UNIX
7 4 (1.10%) AIX
8 3 (0.83%) VMS
8 3 (0.83%) Android
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 30 (8.26%) Migration
3 28 (7.71%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.06%) Project Management
4 22 (6.06%) Analytics
5 21 (5.79%) ERP
6 20 (5.51%) ETL
6 20 (5.51%) ITIL
7 18 (4.96%) CRM
8 16 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (4.13%) Configuration Management
9 15 (4.13%) Workflow
10 14 (3.86%) Change Management
11 13 (3.58%) Service Management
12 12 (3.31%) Network Planning
12 12 (3.31%) Data Analysis
13 11 (3.03%) Information Security
13 11 (3.03%) Service Delivery
13 11 (3.03%) DevOps
14 10 (2.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.37%) SQL
2 29 (7.99%) Java
3 19 (5.23%) C#
4 17 (4.68%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.41%) Python
6 11 (3.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.48%) Ruby
7 9 (2.48%) ABAP
8 7 (1.93%) Jython
8 7 (1.93%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.93%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 5 (1.38%) C++
9 5 (1.38%) C
10 4 (1.10%) VBScript
10 4 (1.10%) Perl
11 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.83%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (0.55%) R
13 1 (0.28%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 43 (11.85%) Degree
2 17 (4.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.31%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.20%) CCIE
6 7 (1.93%) MCITP
7 6 (1.65%) MCTS
7 6 (1.65%) CISSP
7 6 (1.65%) SAP Certification
8 5 (1.38%) MCSA
9 4 (1.10%) MCSE
9 4 (1.10%) CISM
10 3 (0.83%) MCT
10 3 (0.83%) CCNP
11 2 (0.55%) CCA
11 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.55%) PMP
11 2 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.55%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.41%) SLA
2 8 (2.20%) QA
3 7 (1.93%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.65%) COBIT
5 5 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.55%) RosettaNet
7 2 (0.55%) AIFMD
7 2 (0.55%) UCITS
8 1 (0.28%) EMIR
8 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.28%) GxP
8 1 (0.28%) GAAP
System Software
1 20 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.38%) XenApp
4 3 (0.83%) vSphere
5 2 (0.55%) vCloud
5 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.55%) XenServer
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) Puppet
2 11 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.48%) Ansible
3 9 (2.48%) Salt
3 9 (2.48%) Vagrant
3 9 (2.48%) Nagios
4 8 (2.20%) SCCM
5 7 (1.93%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.83%) WMI
9 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (0.55%) SCOM
9 2 (0.55%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.55%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 90 (24.79%) SAP
2 49 (13.50%) Microsoft
3 38 (10.47%) Oracle
4 22 (6.06%) VMware
5 20 (5.51%) Cisco
6 12 (3.31%) Siebel
7 10 (2.75%) Citrix
7 10 (2.75%) Remedy
8 9 (2.48%) New Relic
8 9 (2.48%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.20%) IBM
9 8 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.20%) F5
10 7 (1.93%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (1.65%) Juniper
12 5 (1.38%) EMC
13 4 (1.10%) HP
13 4 (1.10%) BMC
13 4 (1.10%) TIBCO
13 4 (1.10%) Tableau
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead, Sussex
Ballard Chalmers
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Conspicuous
Rate: Up to £1,000 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Collingwood Associates
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 22 days ago