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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 484 426 428
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 129 171 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.35% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 72 67
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£468 £498 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.03% -0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £351 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £450 £455
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.09%
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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 -65 124 £463 -7.50% 105
London -29 74 £500 -4.76% 60
South East -15 20 £400 -5.88% 15
City of London +2 15 £370 -25.92% 16
North West -15 7 £463 -13.91% 8
West Yorkshire -14 6 £363 - 2
Yorkshire -15 6 £363 - 3
Leeds - 6 £363 - 2
Berkshire +11 5 £445 +4.70% 3
Surrey -3 5 £400 +4.91% 4
South West -8 5 £425 +39.34% 4
Ilford - 5 £500 -
Wiltshire +1 4 £425 -
East of England -3 4 £413 -8.33% 3
Cheshire -2 3 £450 -18.18% 1
Manchester -7 3 £475 -9.43% 5
West Sussex -14 3 £500 +5.26%
Oxfordshire -21 3 £288 -
Oxford - 3 £288 -
Leatherhead - 3 £400 - 2
Reading +4 2 £375 -6.25% 2
East Midlands -8 2 £475 -7.31% 3
Midlands - 2 £550 -
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £310 - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £310 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +10 1 £413 -8.33%

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 60 (19.87%) SAP
2 55 (18.21%) Finance
3 36 (11.92%) Microsoft
4 34 (11.26%) SQL
5 33 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
6 32 (10.60%) VMware
6 32 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (10.26%) Cisco
7 31 (10.26%) Java
8 30 (9.93%) Degree
9 29 (9.60%) Project Management
10 28 (9.27%) Migration
11 27 (8.94%) Marketing
12 26 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (8.28%) HTML
14 24 (7.95%) DevOps
15 23 (7.62%) Jenkins
15 23 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
15 23 (7.62%) Windows
16 22 (7.28%) Configuration Management
16 22 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
16 22 (7.28%) Puppet
16 22 (7.28%) Ansible
16 22 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
17 21 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (6.95%) OpenStack
17 21 (6.95%) Python
18 20 (6.62%) XML
18 20 (6.62%) Nagios
18 20 (6.62%) Telecoms

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 21 (6.95%) OpenStack
2 20 (6.62%) Node.js
3 17 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.97%) Lync
5 6 (1.99%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.32%) CMS
7 4 (1.32%) SAS
7 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.99%) Confluence
8 3 (0.99%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.33%) Liferay
10 1 (0.33%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.66%) MS Office
4 4 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.99%) MS Project
6 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.66%) SPSS
6 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.66%) InDesign
7 1 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.64%) SAP FI
2 10 (3.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (3.31%) SAP CO
2 10 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.66%) SAP APO
4 4 (1.32%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.99%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.66%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.66%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.66%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.66%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.66%) SAP QM
6 2 (0.66%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.66%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.33%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.33%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.64%) Office 365
5 7 (2.32%) Yammer
6 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.99%) SaaS
7 2 (0.66%) Veeva
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.62%) Firewall
2 16 (5.30%) VPN
3 14 (4.64%) Wireless
4 12 (3.97%) LAN
5 11 (3.64%) WAN
5 11 (3.64%) LDAP
5 11 (3.64%) SSL
6 9 (2.98%) SAN
7 8 (2.65%) Cisco ISE
8 7 (2.32%) MPLS
9 6 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (1.66%) TCP/IP
10 5 (1.66%) DNS
11 4 (1.32%) PBX
11 4 (1.32%) VLAN
11 4 (1.32%) Network Security
12 3 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.99%) NAS
12 3 (0.99%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.64%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.32%) SAP BI
3 7 (2.32%) Oracle BI EE
4 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.99%) Xcelsius
7 3 (0.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.99%) DB2
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (0.66%) Big Data
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 23 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.66%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.66%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.66%) ProC
4 2 (0.66%) JIRA
4 2 (0.66%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.33%) Maven
5 1 (0.33%) MorphX
5 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.33%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.33%) GitLab
5 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.33%) FishEye
5 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (18.21%) Finance
2 27 (8.94%) Marketing
3 20 (6.62%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.97%) Banking
5 11 (3.64%) Retail
6 10 (3.31%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.99%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Front Office
9 2 (0.66%) Publishing
9 2 (0.66%) Law
9 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.33%) Billing
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.28%) HTML
2 20 (6.62%) XML
3 18 (5.96%) CSS
4 17 (5.63%) Ajax
5 16 (5.30%) .NET
6 15 (4.97%) Web Services
7 11 (3.64%) SOAP
8 10 (3.31%) COM
9 7 (2.32%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.99%) XSL
11 4 (1.32%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.32%) WCF
12 3 (0.99%) WPF
12 3 (0.99%) HTML5
12 3 (0.99%) CGI
13 2 (0.66%) Middleware
13 2 (0.66%) EDI
13 2 (0.66%) J2EE
13 2 (0.66%) jQuery
13 2 (0.66%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (5.63%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.97%) User Experience
3 12 (3.97%) CMDB
4 4 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.99%) DTV
5 3 (0.99%) Blog
5 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.99%) Mathematics
5 3 (0.99%) FlexPod
5 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.66%) iPad
6 2 (0.66%) Derivative
6 2 (0.66%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (0.66%) RIA
6 2 (0.66%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.66%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.33%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.62%) Windows
2 10 (3.31%) Linux
3 8 (2.65%) UNIX
4 4 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.66%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.66%) Solaris
6 2 (0.66%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) HPUX
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.33%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (10.93%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (9.60%) Project Management
3 28 (9.27%) Migration
4 26 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (7.95%) DevOps
6 22 (7.28%) Configuration Management
7 21 (6.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (6.29%) ITIL
8 19 (6.29%) CRM
9 17 (5.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (5.63%) Analytics
10 16 (5.30%) Service Management
10 16 (5.30%) ETL
10 16 (5.30%) Business Development
11 13 (4.30%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (3.64%) ITSM
12 11 (3.64%) ITIL V2
12 11 (3.64%) Customer Engagement
12 11 (3.64%) Mentoring
12 11 (3.64%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (11.26%) SQL
2 31 (10.26%) Java
3 21 (6.95%) Python
4 20 (6.62%) Ruby
5 19 (6.29%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.65%) C
6 8 (2.65%) C#
7 6 (1.99%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.66%) Groovy
8 2 (0.66%) C++
8 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.66%) ABAP
8 2 (0.66%) VBA
9 1 (0.33%) COBOL
9 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.33%) R
9 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.33%) XPath
9 1 (0.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (9.93%) Degree
2 17 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.64%) CCNP
4 12 (3.97%) CISSP
5 9 (2.98%) CCIE
5 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.65%) MCSE
7 7 (2.32%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.32%) Security Cleared
8 6 (1.99%) SAP Certification
9 4 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.66%) NCIE
10 2 (0.66%) CISM
10 2 (0.66%) MBA
11 1 (0.33%) CEH
11 1 (0.33%) CIMA
11 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.33%) ACCA
11 1 (0.33%) MCSA
11 1 (0.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.66%) QA
2 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.33%) GxP
4 1 (0.33%) GAAP
System Software
1 32 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.99%) vSphere
4 5 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.66%) NFS
6 2 (0.66%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.33%) XenApp
7 1 (0.33%) Samba
7 1 (0.33%) Xen
7 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (7.28%) Puppet
1 22 (7.28%) Opscode Chef
1 22 (7.28%) Ansible
2 20 (6.62%) Salt
2 20 (6.62%) Vagrant
2 20 (6.62%) Nagios
3 11 (3.64%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (1.66%) SCOM
5 3 (0.99%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.66%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.66%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.33%) SCSM
7 1 (0.33%) vMotion
7 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 60 (19.87%) SAP
2 36 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 32 (10.60%) VMware
4 31 (10.26%) Cisco
5 20 (6.62%) New Relic
6 14 (4.64%) ServiceNow
6 14 (4.64%) Oracle
7 13 (4.30%) HP
8 9 (2.98%) IBM
9 7 (2.32%) Citrix
10 6 (1.99%) Adobe
10 6 (1.99%) NetApp
11 5 (1.66%) EMC
11 5 (1.66%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.32%) Avaya
12 4 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.99%) Juniper
13 3 (0.99%) F5
13 3 (0.99%) Tableau
14 2 (0.66%) GFI Software
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