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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 476 435 425
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 135 167 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 74 89
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £340 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £626 £648
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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 -43 124 £488 +8.33% 90
London -11 65 £525 +6.06% 51
South East -17 23 £425 +6.25% 15
City of London +7 12 £375 -23.07% 12
North West -19 8 £475 +11.76% 7
Berkshire +6 7 £445 +11.25% 4
West Yorkshire -16 7 £350 - 3
Yorkshire -17 7 £350 - 4
Leeds -18 7 £350 - 3
South West +5 6 £430 +21.98% 3
Surrey +2 6 £400 +4.91%
Manchester -12 6 £475 -9.43% 3
Wiltshire - 5 £430 - 1
Ilford - 5 £475 -
East of England -7 4 £575 +24.32% 2
West Sussex -14 4 £500 +8.10%
West Midlands +4 3 £500 +61.29% 2
Reading -7 3 £350 -6.66% 2
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
Staines - 3 £600 -
Swindon - 3 £538 - 1
Midlands 0 2 £550 -
Scotland -5 2 £388 -17.55% 1
Edinburgh -7 2 £388 +9.92% 1
Cheshire -8 2 £450 +5.88% 2
East Midlands -13 2 £475 +35.71% 1
Oxfordshire -19 2 £494 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £310 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £500 -
Crawley - 2 £450 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 57 (19.45%) SAP
2 54 (18.43%) Finance
3 34 (11.60%) SQL
3 34 (11.60%) Microsoft
4 32 (10.92%) Cisco
5 30 (10.24%) Degree
5 30 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (9.56%) Windows
7 27 (9.22%) Project Management
8 26 (8.87%) Migration
8 26 (8.87%) VMware
8 26 (8.87%) Java
8 26 (8.87%) Marketing
8 26 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (8.19%) HTML
11 22 (7.51%) Firewall
12 20 (6.83%) Telecoms
12 20 (6.83%) DevOps
13 19 (6.48%) Jenkins
13 19 (6.48%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (6.14%) CRM
14 18 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (6.14%) Puppet
15 17 (5.80%) Analytics
15 17 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
15 17 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (5.80%) XML

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 15 (5.12%) SharePoint
1 15 (5.12%) OpenStack
2 14 (4.78%) Node.js
3 12 (4.10%) Lync
4 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.02%) SAS
6 3 (1.02%) Jetty
6 3 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.02%) IIS
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.02%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.68%) JBoss
7 2 (0.68%) Confluence
7 2 (0.68%) nginx
7 2 (0.68%) CMS
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.71%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.68%) InDesign
6 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.34%) MS Project
6 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (4.10%) SAP FI
2 11 (3.75%) SAP CO
2 11 (3.75%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.37%) SAP MII
4 4 (1.37%) SAP APO
5 3 (1.02%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.02%) SAP SRM
5 3 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.68%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.68%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.68%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.68%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.68%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.68%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.34%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.14%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (5.46%) Amazon EC2
2 16 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.07%) Office 365
4 7 (2.39%) Yammer
5 5 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.02%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.02%) SaaS
7 2 (0.68%) Veeva
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.51%) Firewall
2 16 (5.46%) Wireless
3 15 (5.12%) VPN
4 13 (4.44%) LAN
4 13 (4.44%) WAN
5 10 (3.41%) LDAP
5 10 (3.41%) Cisco ISE
6 9 (3.07%) SSL
7 8 (2.73%) MPLS
7 8 (2.73%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.39%) DNS
9 6 (2.05%) SAN
10 5 (1.71%) DHCP
10 5 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.37%) FTP
11 4 (1.37%) HTTP
11 4 (1.37%) PBX
11 4 (1.37%) BGP
11 4 (1.37%) VLAN
12 3 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.10%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.07%) SAP BW
2 9 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.39%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.71%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.02%) Xcelsius
7 3 (1.02%) DB2
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.68%) Big Data
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 19 (6.48%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.37%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.68%) Selenium
3 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.68%) ProC
3 2 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.34%) Maven
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.34%) GitLab
4 1 (0.34%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.34%) FishEye
4 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.34%) Artifactory
General
1 54 (18.43%) Finance
2 26 (8.87%) Marketing
3 20 (6.83%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.78%) Manufacturing
5 12 (4.10%) Banking
6 9 (3.07%) Retail
7 7 (2.39%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.02%) Electronics
8 3 (1.02%) Law
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Front Office
9 2 (0.68%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.19%) HTML
2 17 (5.80%) .NET
2 17 (5.80%) XML
3 15 (5.12%) CSS
3 15 (5.12%) Ajax
4 12 (4.10%) Web Services
5 9 (3.07%) SOAP
5 9 (3.07%) COM
6 7 (2.39%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.05%) XSL
8 5 (1.71%) Middleware
8 5 (1.71%) HTML5
9 4 (1.37%) WCF
9 4 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.02%) ADSI
10 3 (1.02%) WPF
10 3 (1.02%) Servlets
10 3 (1.02%) J2EE
10 3 (1.02%) CGI
11 2 (0.68%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.46%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.78%) User Experience
4 10 (3.41%) CMDB
5 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.37%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.02%) DTV
7 3 (1.02%) Blog
7 3 (1.02%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.68%) PKI
8 2 (0.68%) Derivative
8 2 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
8 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.68%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.68%) iPad
8 2 (0.68%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.56%) Windows
2 15 (5.12%) Linux
3 10 (3.41%) UNIX
4 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.68%) Solaris
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.34%) MVS
6 1 (0.34%) AIX
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (10.24%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (9.22%) Project Management
3 26 (8.87%) Migration
4 25 (8.53%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (6.83%) DevOps
6 19 (6.48%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.14%) CRM
8 17 (5.80%) ITIL
8 17 (5.80%) Analytics
8 17 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (5.46%) Service Management
9 16 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (5.46%) Business Development
10 15 (5.12%) ETL
11 11 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (3.75%) Network Planning
12 10 (3.41%) ITSM
12 10 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (3.41%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.07%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.60%) SQL
2 26 (8.87%) Java
3 16 (5.46%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.12%) Python
5 14 (4.78%) Ruby
6 8 (2.73%) C#
7 7 (2.39%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.39%) C
8 6 (2.05%) ABAP
9 3 (1.02%) VBA
9 3 (1.02%) VBScript
10 2 (0.68%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) COBOL
11 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.34%) XPath
11 1 (0.34%) Groovy
11 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (10.24%) Degree
2 19 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (5.12%) CCNP
3 15 (5.12%) CISSP
4 10 (3.41%) CCIE
5 8 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 7 (2.39%) MCSE
6 7 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.71%) SAP Certification
8 4 (1.37%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.68%) CISM
9 2 (0.68%) MBA
10 1 (0.34%) CCSA
10 1 (0.34%) CEH
10 1 (0.34%) CIMA
10 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) ACCA
10 1 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.05%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) COBIT
3 1 (0.34%) GxP
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) GAAP
System Software
1 26 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.46%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.39%) vSphere
4 5 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) NFS
6 1 (0.34%) vCloud
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) Samba
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 18 (6.14%) Puppet
1 18 (6.14%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (5.46%) Ansible
3 14 (4.78%) Salt
3 14 (4.78%) Vagrant
3 14 (4.78%) Nagios
4 9 (3.07%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (2.05%) SCOM
6 4 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.02%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.68%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.68%) SCCM
9 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 57 (19.45%) SAP
2 34 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.92%) Cisco
4 26 (8.87%) VMware
5 16 (5.46%) Oracle
6 15 (5.12%) New Relic
7 12 (4.10%) ServiceNow
8 9 (3.07%) HP
9 8 (2.73%) Citrix
9 8 (2.73%) IBM
10 5 (1.71%) Adobe
11 4 (1.37%) Avaya
11 4 (1.37%) Siemens
11 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.02%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.02%) Juniper
12 3 (1.02%) Riverbed
12 3 (1.02%) F5
12 3 (1.02%) Google
13 2 (0.68%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £535 - £575 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 26 days ago