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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 445 404 457
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 176 184 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 87 50
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£500 £475 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £342 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £600 £629
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -12 160 £500 +5.26% 109
London +5 103 £500 +2.56% 54
City of London +21 21 £500 -1.23% 19
North West -6 13 £425 -8.10% 10
South East -35 12 £475 -5.00% 21
Cheshire +13 8 £425 -
South West -34 8 £463 +8.82% 7
East Midlands - 5 £550 - 3
Manchester -8 4 £525 +13.51% 9
Surrey -2 3 £450 +36.36% 5
Yorkshire -6 3 £525 +75.00% 2
Wiltshire -12 3 - - 1
East of England -17 3 - - 4
Hertfordshire -17 3 - - 3
Bristol - 3 £475 - 2
Berkshire +7 2 £375 -11.76% 8
Midlands 0 2 £525 - 1
Middlesex 0 2 £600 +20.00%
Leeds -5 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -9 2 - - 1
Scotland -13 2 £300 -21.56% 1
Hampshire -17 2 £463 -11.05% 1
Slough - 2 £375 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 £300 -
West Sussex +2 1 £475 -12.03%
Macclesfield -2 1 - -
Milton Keynes -7 1 £750 - 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £750 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -13 1 - - 3
South Wales -18 1 - - 1

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (23.75%) Finance
2 70 (20.53%) SAP
3 47 (13.78%) Microsoft
4 36 (10.56%) Oracle
5 34 (9.97%) Degree
6 33 (9.68%) Migration
7 32 (9.38%) Python
8 31 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (8.80%) Banking
10 29 (8.50%) Cisco
11 28 (8.21%) Java
12 27 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (7.62%) MS Excel
13 26 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
14 25 (7.33%) Configuration Management
14 25 (7.33%) SQL
15 24 (7.04%) VMware
15 24 (7.04%) Retail
16 23 (6.74%) .NET
16 23 (6.74%) Puppet
16 23 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
17 22 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (6.45%) C#
17 22 (6.45%) Windows
17 22 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (6.16%) Ruby
18 21 (6.16%) SharePoint
18 21 (6.16%) Analytics
18 21 (6.16%) Ansible
19 20 (5.87%) Project Management

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 21 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 14 (4.11%) Node.js
2 14 (4.11%) OpenStack
3 12 (3.52%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (3.23%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (2.64%) WebLogic Portal
7 7 (2.05%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.05%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.76%) Lync
8 6 (1.76%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.47%) IIS
9 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.64%) MS Office
3 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.88%) SPSS
5 2 (0.59%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.59%) MS Project
5 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (4.69%) SAP FI
1 16 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.93%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (2.93%) SAP CO
2 10 (2.93%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (2.64%) Documaker
3 9 (2.64%) Oracle FAH
4 8 (2.35%) Summit
5 7 (2.05%) SAP APO
5 7 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (1.76%) SAP SRM
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (1.47%) SAP MM
8 4 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (1.17%) SAP PM
8 4 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (1.17%) SAP SD
9 3 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.88%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.59%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.88%) Office 365
5 2 (0.59%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) Force.com
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.40%) HTTP
2 14 (4.11%) Wireless
3 12 (3.52%) Firewall
4 10 (2.93%) SSL
5 9 (2.64%) HTTPS
6 8 (2.35%) MPLS
7 7 (2.05%) Intranet
7 7 (2.05%) BGP
8 6 (1.76%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (1.76%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (1.76%) VoLTE
9 5 (1.47%) OSPF
10 4 (1.17%) Multicast
10 4 (1.17%) WLAN
10 4 (1.17%) FTP
10 4 (1.17%) Internet
10 4 (1.17%) Extranet
10 4 (1.17%) SAN
10 4 (1.17%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.81%) Oracle BI EE
4 12 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
5 11 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 10 (2.93%) SAP BW
6 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.64%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.05%) QlikView
10 5 (1.47%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (1.47%) BODI
10 5 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.17%) SAP BI
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.17%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 17 (4.99%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.23%) JIRA
3 7 (2.05%) Selenium
4 5 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.47%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.88%) Ant
6 3 (0.88%) NUnit
6 3 (0.88%) Subversion
6 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.59%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.59%) Maven
7 2 (0.59%) FitNesse
7 2 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) JUnit
8 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.29%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
General
1 81 (23.75%) Finance
2 30 (8.80%) Banking
3 24 (7.04%) Retail
4 16 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 15 (4.40%) Manufacturing
6 13 (3.81%) Billing
7 11 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.64%) Financial Institution
9 8 (2.35%) Marketing
10 7 (2.05%) Advertising
11 6 (1.76%) Investment Banking
11 6 (1.76%) French Language
12 5 (1.47%) German Language
12 5 (1.47%) Dutch Language
13 4 (1.17%) Games
13 4 (1.17%) Back Office
14 3 (0.88%) Electronics
14 3 (0.88%) Automotive
14 3 (0.88%) Local Government
15 1 (0.29%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.74%) .NET
2 14 (4.11%) Middleware
3 10 (2.93%) JDBC
3 10 (2.93%) Web Services
4 9 (2.64%) XML
4 9 (2.64%) JMS
4 9 (2.64%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.64%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (2.64%) WebCenter
5 8 (2.35%) HTML
5 8 (2.35%) WCF
6 7 (2.05%) REST
7 5 (1.47%) Silverlight
7 5 (1.47%) SOAP
7 5 (1.47%) XSLT
8 4 (1.17%) CSS
8 4 (1.17%) J2EE
8 4 (1.17%) WF
8 4 (1.17%) jQuery
9 3 (0.88%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.99%) Computer Science
2 17 (4.99%) User Experience
3 9 (2.64%) Hedge funds
4 6 (1.76%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.47%) Open Source
5 5 (1.47%) PKI
5 5 (1.47%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.17%) FMCG
6 4 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.88%) Replication
7 3 (0.88%) AS400
8 2 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.59%) Derivative
8 2 (0.59%) Blog
8 2 (0.59%) CESG
8 2 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.59%) RMADS
8 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 22 (6.45%) Windows
2 15 (4.40%) Linux
3 9 (2.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.76%) UNIX
6 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (1.17%) AIX
8 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (9.68%) Migration
2 27 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
3 26 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (7.33%) Configuration Management
5 22 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (6.16%) Analytics
7 20 (5.87%) Project Management
8 19 (5.57%) CRM
8 19 (5.57%) ERP
8 19 (5.57%) DevOps
9 18 (5.28%) Workflow
10 17 (4.99%) ETL
11 14 (4.11%) ITIL
11 14 (4.11%) Information Security
11 14 (4.11%) Network Planning
12 10 (2.93%) Content Management
12 10 (2.93%) SOA
12 10 (2.93%) Risk Management
12 10 (2.93%) Service Management
12 10 (2.93%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (9.38%) Python
2 28 (8.21%) Java
3 25 (7.33%) SQL
4 22 (6.45%) C#
5 21 (6.16%) Ruby
6 11 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.64%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.64%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 9 (2.64%) PowerShell
7 9 (2.64%) Jython
8 8 (2.35%) ABAP
9 6 (1.76%) C++
10 4 (1.17%) Perl
11 3 (0.88%) VBScript
11 3 (0.88%) Progress 4GL
12 2 (0.59%) C
13 1 (0.29%) XPath
13 1 (0.29%) X++
13 1 (0.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (9.97%) Degree
2 18 (5.28%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.93%) CCIE
5 10 (2.93%) CISSP
6 8 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.05%) SAP Certification
7 7 (2.05%) MCSA
8 6 (1.76%) CISM
9 4 (1.17%) MCITP
9 4 (1.17%) MCSE
10 3 (0.88%) MCT
10 3 (0.88%) CCNP
10 3 (0.88%) MCTS
11 2 (0.59%) CIPD
11 2 (0.59%) CEH
11 2 (0.59%) ISEB
12 1 (0.29%) CCA
12 1 (0.29%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.64%) Data Quality
2 7 (2.05%) COBIT
3 6 (1.76%) QA
3 6 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.76%) SLA
4 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) GAAP
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.81%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (1.47%) XenApp
5 4 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.59%) XenServer
6 2 (0.59%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) vCloud
7 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.29%) SRDF
7 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (6.74%) Puppet
1 23 (6.74%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (6.16%) Ansible
3 14 (4.11%) Salt
3 14 (4.11%) Vagrant
3 14 (4.11%) Nagios
4 9 (2.64%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (2.35%) SCCM
6 6 (1.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.88%) WMI
7 3 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.59%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.59%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.59%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.29%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 70 (20.53%) SAP
2 47 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 36 (10.56%) Oracle
4 29 (8.50%) Cisco
5 24 (7.04%) VMware
6 14 (4.11%) New Relic
7 13 (3.81%) Siebel
8 11 (3.23%) F5
9 10 (2.93%) Remedy
10 9 (2.64%) Business Objects
10 9 (2.64%) Juniper
11 8 (2.35%) Citrix
12 7 (2.05%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.47%) EMC
14 5 (1.47%) IBM
14 5 (1.47%) Riverbed
15 4 (1.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 4 (1.17%) Aruba
15 4 (1.17%) Brocade
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