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 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 439 406 460
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 156 176 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.36% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 85 47
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£470 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £600 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-1.66% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
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 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -24 153 £470 -1.05% 129
London -1 87 £500 - 69
South East -11 25 £473 +5.00% 25
City of London +24 20 £364 -16.85% 15
Berkshire +9 15 £575 +21.05% 12
North West -11 10 £450 -14.20% 8
Reading +6 7 £600 +33.33%
East of England +3 7 £357 -22.91% 1
Yorkshire -15 7 £375 - 4
South West -3 6 £413 +35.24% 4
Cheshire - 6 £450 - 1
Ilford - 6 £500 -
West Midlands -4 5 £560 +49.33% 8
West Yorkshire -13 5 £350 - 3
Leeds - 5 £350 - 3
Wiltshire +6 4 £425 -
Bedfordshire +7 3 £413 -1.49%
Manchester -9 3 - - 6
East Midlands -9 3 £400 -40.74% 2
Maidenhead - 3 £600 -
Surrey +4 2 £461 +17.14% 4
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £301 -
Gloucestershire -7 2 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -18 2 £288 - 3
West Sussex -18 2 £550 +15.78% 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 £400 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £400 - 1
Swindon - 2 £325 -
Nottingham - 2 £400 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 65 (20.57%) SAP
2 61 (19.30%) Finance
3 47 (14.87%) Microsoft
4 37 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (11.39%) Degree
6 33 (10.44%) SQL
7 31 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (9.81%) Migration
7 31 (9.81%) Java
8 30 (9.49%) HTML
8 30 (9.49%) Project Management
9 29 (9.18%) Windows
10 28 (8.86%) VMware
10 28 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (8.54%) ITIL
11 27 (8.54%) Marketing
12 26 (8.23%) Cisco
13 23 (7.28%) JavaScript
13 23 (7.28%) CSS
14 22 (6.96%) XML
14 22 (6.96%) DevOps
15 21 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (6.65%) Jenkins
15 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (6.65%) SharePoint
16 20 (6.33%) Service Management
16 20 (6.33%) Configuration Management
16 20 (6.33%) Telecoms
16 20 (6.33%) Ajax
16 20 (6.33%) Amazon AWS

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (6.65%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.01%) OpenStack
3 18 (5.70%) Node.js
4 13 (4.11%) Lync
5 7 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.90%) SAS
7 5 (1.58%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.58%) CMS
7 5 (1.58%) Confluence
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.95%) IIS
9 3 (0.95%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.90%) MS Project
3 6 (1.90%) MS Office
4 4 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.95%) SPSS
6 2 (0.63%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.63%) InDesign
6 2 (0.63%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.32%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 11 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.16%) SAP FI
3 9 (2.85%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (2.85%) SAP CO
4 7 (2.22%) SAP APO
5 5 (1.58%) SAP MM
6 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.95%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.63%) SAP FS
7 2 (0.63%) SAP LE
7 2 (0.63%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.63%) SAP PM
7 2 (0.63%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.63%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.63%) SAP PS
7 2 (0.63%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.32%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.33%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (5.70%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (3.48%) Office 365
5 7 (2.22%) Yammer
6 5 (1.58%) SaaS
7 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.32%) Force.com
8 1 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.01%) VPN
2 17 (5.38%) Firewall
3 14 (4.43%) SSL
3 14 (4.43%) LDAP
4 12 (3.80%) Wireless
4 12 (3.80%) LAN
5 11 (3.48%) SAN
6 10 (3.16%) WAN
7 8 (2.53%) MPLS
8 6 (1.90%) Cisco ISE
8 6 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.58%) DNS
9 5 (1.58%) Network Security
10 4 (1.27%) BGP
10 4 (1.27%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.27%) PBX
11 3 (0.95%) DHCP
11 3 (0.95%) FTP
11 3 (0.95%) IGRP
11 3 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.48%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.85%) SAP BI
4 7 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.95%) DB2
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.95%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.95%) Xcelsius
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) Big Data
7 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (6.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.58%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.27%) Artifactory
3 4 (1.27%) JIRA
3 4 (1.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.95%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.63%) Selenium
5 2 (0.63%) ProC
6 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.32%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.32%) Maven
6 1 (0.32%) MorphX
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.32%) FishEye
6 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
General
1 61 (19.30%) Finance
2 27 (8.54%) Marketing
3 20 (6.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.80%) Banking
4 12 (3.80%) Retail
5 10 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.95%) Electronics
7 3 (0.95%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
8 2 (0.63%) Front Office
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.49%) HTML
2 23 (7.28%) CSS
3 22 (6.96%) XML
4 20 (6.33%) Ajax
5 19 (6.01%) .NET
6 18 (5.70%) Web Services
7 14 (4.43%) SOAP
8 13 (4.11%) COM
9 7 (2.22%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.90%) WCF
10 6 (1.90%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.90%) XSL
11 4 (1.27%) jQuery
12 3 (0.95%) J2EE
12 3 (0.95%) MDX
12 3 (0.95%) WPF
12 3 (0.95%) REST
12 3 (0.95%) HTML5
12 3 (0.95%) Entity Framework
13 2 (0.63%) Task Parallel Library
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.75%) CMDB
3 15 (4.75%) User Experience
4 6 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.27%) Blog
5 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.95%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.95%) DTV
6 3 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.95%) RIA
6 3 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.95%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
7 2 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.63%) Psychology
7 2 (0.63%) Human Factors
7 2 (0.63%) Derivative
7 2 (0.63%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 29 (9.18%) Windows
2 14 (4.43%) Linux
3 11 (3.48%) UNIX
4 6 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.58%) AIX
5 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.27%) HPUX
6 4 (1.27%) Solaris
7 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.32%) MVS
8 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (9.81%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (9.81%) Migration
3 30 (9.49%) Project Management
4 27 (8.54%) ITIL
5 22 (6.96%) DevOps
6 20 (6.33%) Service Management
6 20 (6.33%) Configuration Management
7 19 (6.01%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (5.70%) Business Development
8 18 (5.70%) Analytics
9 17 (5.38%) CRM
10 15 (4.75%) ETL
10 15 (4.75%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (4.43%) IT Asset Management
11 14 (4.43%) ITIL V2
11 14 (4.43%) Customer Engagement
11 14 (4.43%) ITSM
12 13 (4.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.44%) SQL
2 31 (9.81%) Java
3 23 (7.28%) JavaScript
4 19 (6.01%) Python
5 18 (5.70%) Ruby
6 10 (3.16%) C#
7 8 (2.53%) C
8 5 (1.58%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.27%) Groovy
9 4 (1.27%) ABAP
10 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.63%) VBA
10 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.63%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) COBOL
11 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.32%) XPath
11 1 (0.32%) X++
11 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.32%) R
Qualifications
1 36 (11.39%) Degree
2 15 (4.75%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (4.11%) CCNP
4 10 (3.16%) Security Cleared
5 9 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.85%) CISSP
5 9 (2.85%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.53%) CCIE
6 8 (2.53%) MCSE
7 4 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.27%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.63%) NCIE
8 2 (0.63%) MBA
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB
9 1 (0.32%) MCSA
9 1 (0.32%) CCA
9 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.32%) CCEA
9 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.58%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.95%) QA
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) GAAP
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (4.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.27%) vCloud
3 4 (1.27%) vSphere
3 4 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.63%) NFS
6 1 (0.32%) Samba
6 1 (0.32%) Xen
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (6.33%) Puppet
1 20 (6.33%) Ansible
1 20 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (5.70%) Nagios
2 18 (5.70%) Vagrant
2 18 (5.70%) Salt
3 14 (4.43%) HP UCMDB
4 4 (1.27%) SCOM
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.95%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.63%) SCCM
6 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.63%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.32%) Legato
7 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 65 (20.57%) SAP
2 47 (14.87%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.86%) VMware
4 26 (8.23%) Cisco
5 18 (5.70%) ServiceNow
5 18 (5.70%) New Relic
6 16 (5.06%) Oracle
7 13 (4.11%) HP
8 9 (2.85%) IBM
9 8 (2.53%) EMC
10 7 (2.22%) Adobe
11 6 (1.90%) NetApp
11 6 (1.90%) Citrix
12 5 (1.58%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.58%) Avaya
12 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.27%) F5
13 4 (1.27%) Veritas
13 4 (1.27%) BMC
13 4 (1.27%) Juniper
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