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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 484 444 415
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 142 176 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 102
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£515 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £413 £450
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -46 124 £515 +14.44% 95
London -21 57 £550 +22.22% 57
South East -6 27 £450 +12.50% 12
North West -28 13 £475 +11.76% 4
Manchester - 11 £475 - 2
Surrey +3 8 £400 -3.03% 2
City of London -4 8 £475 +5.55% 15
Yorkshire -23 8 £438 - 2
West Yorkshire -17 7 £350 -
Leeds -22 7 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -6 6 £563 -25.00% 1
Milton Keynes -4 5 £563 -25.00% 1
West Midlands +3 4 £494 +59.27% 3
Berkshire -4 4 £515 +45.07% 4
South West -9 4 £750 +66.66% 8
Leatherhead - 4 £400 -
Staines - 4 £600 -
Slough +2 3 £515 +37.33%
West Sussex -14 3 £450 -
Cardiff - 3 £378 -
Ilford - 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £378 -
Wales - 3 £378 -
Midlands +4 2 £550 -
East of England -5 2 £575 +16.45% 2
Scotland -5 2 £388 +29.16% 2
East Midlands -8 2 £488 +39.28% 2
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £488 -11.36%
Edinburgh -13 2 £388 - 1
East Anglia - 2 £575 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (20.20%) SAP
2 51 (17.17%) Finance
3 36 (12.12%) Microsoft
4 33 (11.11%) Java
5 31 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (9.76%) Cisco
6 29 (9.76%) SQL
6 29 (9.76%) Windows
7 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (9.09%) Degree
7 27 (9.09%) Migration
8 26 (8.75%) VMware
8 26 (8.75%) Linux
8 26 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (7.74%) Firewall
9 23 (7.74%) Project Management
10 22 (7.41%) HTML
10 22 (7.41%) DevOps
11 21 (7.07%) Marketing
12 20 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (6.73%) Configuration Management
12 20 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
12 20 (6.73%) Puppet
13 19 (6.40%) Jenkins
13 19 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
14 18 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (6.06%) .NET
15 17 (5.72%) Oracle
15 17 (5.72%) JavaScript
15 17 (5.72%) XML

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (4.38%) OpenStack
2 11 (3.70%) Node.js
3 8 (2.69%) Lync
3 8 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.36%) IIS
4 7 (2.36%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.36%) Jetty
4 7 (2.36%) nginx
5 4 (1.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.01%) Apache
6 3 (1.01%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.01%) SAS
7 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.67%) CMS
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.34%) Liferay
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (2.02%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.34%) SPSS
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.34%) InDesign
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 8 (2.69%) SAP FI/CO
2 8 (2.69%) SAP CO
3 7 (2.36%) SAP MII
4 6 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.35%) SAP APO
6 3 (1.01%) SAP SD
6 3 (1.01%) SAP CRM
6 3 (1.01%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.67%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.67%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.67%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.67%) SAP EWM
7 2 (0.67%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.67%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.67%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.69%) Google App Engine
4 8 (2.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (2.02%) Office 365
6 4 (1.35%) Yammer
7 2 (0.67%) Veeva
7 2 (0.67%) SaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.74%) Firewall
2 16 (5.39%) Wireless
2 16 (5.39%) LAN
2 16 (5.39%) WAN
3 13 (4.38%) LDAP
3 13 (4.38%) VPN
3 13 (4.38%) DNS
3 13 (4.38%) HTTP
4 12 (4.04%) TCP/IP
5 11 (3.70%) DHCP
6 10 (3.37%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (3.03%) FTP
8 8 (2.69%) SSL
8 8 (2.69%) IPsec
9 6 (2.02%) MPLS
9 6 (2.02%) SAN
10 4 (1.35%) BGP
10 4 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.01%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.37%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.69%) SAP BW
3 8 (2.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.02%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.35%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
6 4 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.01%) Xcelsius
7 3 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.01%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.01%) OLAP
8 2 (0.67%) QlikView
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.67%) Big Data
8 2 (0.67%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 19 (6.40%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.35%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.67%) ProC
3 2 (0.67%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.34%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Maven
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.34%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 51 (17.17%) Finance
2 21 (7.07%) Marketing
3 17 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 16 (5.39%) Banking
5 14 (4.71%) Manufacturing
6 13 (4.38%) Retail
7 10 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.35%) Law
8 4 (1.35%) German Language
9 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.67%) Legal
9 2 (0.67%) Publishing
9 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.67%) Front Office
9 2 (0.67%) Electronics
10 1 (0.34%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.41%) HTML
2 18 (6.06%) .NET
3 17 (5.72%) XML
4 13 (4.38%) CSS
5 11 (3.70%) Web Services
5 11 (3.70%) Ajax
6 8 (2.69%) COM
6 8 (2.69%) J2EE
6 8 (2.69%) Servlets
6 8 (2.69%) SOAP
7 7 (2.36%) HTML5
8 6 (2.02%) Middleware
9 4 (1.35%) CGI
9 4 (1.35%) MDX
9 4 (1.35%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.01%) XSL
10 3 (1.01%) WPF
10 3 (1.01%) ADSI
10 3 (1.01%) SAP Basis
10 3 (1.01%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.72%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.03%) CMDB
4 8 (2.69%) User Experience
4 8 (2.69%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.35%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.01%) Life Science
7 2 (0.67%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.67%) iPad
7 2 (0.67%) Replication
7 2 (0.67%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.67%) DTV
7 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.67%) PKI
7 2 (0.67%) Derivative
7 2 (0.67%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.67%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.76%) Windows
2 26 (8.75%) Linux
3 13 (4.38%) UNIX
4 7 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.01%) Solaris
5 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (0.67%) Android
6 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) MVS
7 1 (0.34%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (10.44%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (9.09%) Migration
2 27 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (7.74%) Project Management
4 22 (7.41%) DevOps
5 20 (6.73%) Configuration Management
6 17 (5.72%) Analytics
6 17 (5.72%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (5.39%) CRM
7 16 (5.39%) ETL
7 16 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (5.05%) ITIL
8 15 (5.05%) Service Management
9 13 (4.38%) Business Development
9 13 (4.38%) Performance Tuning
10 11 (3.70%) Network Planning
10 11 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (3.03%) Network Design
11 9 (3.03%) ITSM
11 9 (3.03%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.11%) Java
2 29 (9.76%) SQL
3 17 (5.72%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.04%) Python
5 11 (3.70%) Ruby
6 9 (3.03%) ABAP
7 7 (2.36%) C#
8 6 (2.02%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.02%) C
9 3 (1.01%) VBScript
9 3 (1.01%) VBA
10 2 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.67%) C++
11 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.34%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.34%) R
11 1 (0.34%) XPath
11 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 27 (9.09%) Degree
2 20 (6.73%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (5.39%) CCNP
4 15 (5.05%) CISSP
5 13 (4.38%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.37%) CCIE
7 6 (2.02%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.68%) MCSE
8 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.68%) SAP Certification
9 3 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 2 (0.67%) CISM
11 1 (0.34%) CIMA
11 1 (0.34%) MBA
11 1 (0.34%) CCSA
11 1 (0.34%) CEH
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.34%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.34%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.02%) QA
2 3 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) GxP
3 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) GAAP
4 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (5.39%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.69%) vSphere
4 6 (2.02%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.34%) vCloud
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
6 1 (0.34%) Samba
6 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (6.73%) Puppet
2 19 (6.40%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (4.38%) Ansible
4 11 (3.70%) Salt
4 11 (3.70%) Vagrant
4 11 (3.70%) Nagios
5 8 (2.69%) HP UCMDB
6 6 (2.02%) SCOM
7 4 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.01%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.01%) SCCM
9 2 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.34%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.34%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 60 (20.20%) SAP
2 36 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.76%) Cisco
4 26 (8.75%) VMware
5 17 (5.72%) Oracle
6 12 (4.04%) New Relic
7 10 (3.37%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.69%) Google
8 8 (2.69%) Adobe
8 8 (2.69%) Citrix
9 7 (2.36%) Siemens
9 7 (2.36%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.02%) IBM
10 6 (2.02%) HP
11 5 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.35%) Juniper
12 4 (1.35%) Riverbed
12 4 (1.35%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.01%) F5
13 3 (1.01%) Avaya
UK
CPS Group UK
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Acumin
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £590 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day + Depends on level
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago