The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Consultant
UK
Rank 478 468 448
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 122 151 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 80 99
Median daily rate £475 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £480
% change year-on-year
-1.16% -10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Senior Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Consultant in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 109 £475 -5.00% 69
London -12 59 £500 -9.09% 34
South East +10 17 £475 +5.55% 12
North West +26 13 £425 +6.25% 9
Berkshire +4 8 £475 +5.55% 6
City of London -10 8 £450 +2.27% 12
Manchester +19 7 £425 +6.25% 6
Reading +12 7 - - 3
East of England +10 7 £300 - 2
Edinburgh - 6 £375 - 5
Scotland - 6 £375 - 6
East Midlands +6 5 £575 +35.29% 1
Essex +5 4 £300 -
Derbyshire - 4 £575 -
Cheshire - 4 - - 3
Hampshire +9 3 £345 +9.90%
Hertfordshire +3 3 - - 2
Derby - 3 £575 -
Yorkshire +6 2 £388 -24.39% 5
South West +6 2 - - 4
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £550 +4.76%
Welwyn - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £481 -
Surrey +15 1 £378 -31.36% 2
North Yorkshire +10 1 £388 +19.23%
Nottinghamshire +5 1 - -
Wiltshire +2 1 - - 1
West Sussex +1 1 - -
Midlands -1 1 - -
Worthing -11 1 - -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, Senior Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 54 (17.59%) Linux
2 53 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (14.98%) Finance
4 45 (14.66%) SAP
5 40 (13.03%) Microsoft
6 37 (12.05%) Security Cleared
6 37 (12.05%) Oracle
7 36 (11.73%) Windows
7 36 (11.73%) DevOps
8 35 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
8 35 (11.40%) Puppet
8 35 (11.40%) SQL
9 33 (10.75%) Data Centre
10 31 (10.10%) Migration
11 29 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (9.45%) Docker
12 27 (8.79%) Jenkins
12 27 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (8.47%) Information Security
13 26 (8.47%) Java
13 26 (8.47%) Terraform
14 24 (7.82%) Ansible
14 24 (7.82%) Ruby
15 23 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (7.49%) Firewall
15 23 (7.49%) Kubernetes
15 23 (7.49%) Office 365
16 22 (7.17%) Bash Shell
16 22 (7.17%) Mentoring

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.58%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.65%) Apache
4 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.65%) CMS
4 2 (0.65%) Confluence
4 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.65%) IIS
4 2 (0.65%) JBoss
4 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.65%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.33%) nginx
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 16 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (2.28%) SAP SD
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.98%) Primavera
3 3 (0.98%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.98%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.98%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.65%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.65%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.65%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.33%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 35 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (7.49%) Office 365
4 9 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.61%) IaaS
5 8 (2.61%) PaaS
6 6 (1.95%) Yammer
7 5 (1.63%) SaaS
8 4 (1.30%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.65%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.65%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.65%) BlueKai
9 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.65%) Responsys
9 2 (0.65%) Route 53
9 2 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.49%) Firewall
2 20 (6.51%) VPN
3 16 (5.21%) Network Security
4 10 (3.26%) DNS
5 6 (1.95%) BGP
5 6 (1.95%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.63%) BIG-IP
6 5 (1.63%) EIGRP
6 5 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (1.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (1.63%) OSPF
6 5 (1.63%) VLAN
7 4 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.30%) Wireless
8 3 (0.98%) 3G
8 3 (0.98%) IPsec
8 3 (0.98%) LAN
8 3 (0.98%) MPLS
8 3 (0.98%) SSL
8 3 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.58%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.61%) RDBMS
5 7 (2.28%) SAP BW
6 6 (1.95%) GIS
6 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.30%) Power BI
8 4 (1.30%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 27 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.26%) Selenium
3 4 (1.30%) SoapUI
4 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
4 3 (0.98%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.98%) JIRA
4 3 (0.98%) PVCS
4 3 (0.98%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.65%) HP UFT
5 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.65%) Subversion
5 2 (0.65%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.33%) Gradle
6 1 (0.33%) JBehave
6 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.33%) TestNG
6 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (14.98%) Finance
2 19 (6.19%) Banking
3 15 (4.89%) Retail
4 12 (3.91%) Law
5 10 (3.26%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.28%) Marketing
7 5 (1.63%) Billing
7 5 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.98%) Legal
9 2 (0.65%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.65%) Front Office
9 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Electronics
10 1 (0.33%) French Language
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.56%) .NET
2 13 (4.23%) HTML
3 10 (3.26%) CSS
4 7 (2.28%) XML
5 6 (1.95%) COM
5 6 (1.95%) Web Services
6 5 (1.63%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.30%) RESTful
8 3 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.98%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.98%) Kafka
8 3 (0.98%) Mason
8 3 (0.98%) REST
8 3 (0.98%) Spring
8 3 (0.98%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.65%) jBPM
9 2 (0.65%) JPA
9 2 (0.65%) JSF
9 2 (0.65%) JSON
9 2 (0.65%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.84%) Public Cloud
3 9 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.63%) iPad
5 5 (1.63%) User Experience
6 4 (1.30%) Cryptography
6 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.98%) Blog
7 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.65%) BYOD
8 2 (0.65%) FMCG
8 2 (0.65%) Life Science
8 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.65%) PKI
8 2 (0.65%) Replication
8 2 (0.65%) SCADA
8 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (17.59%) Linux
2 36 (11.73%) Windows
3 23 (7.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (6.84%) CentOS
5 14 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.23%) Unix
6 13 (4.23%) Windows Server
7 9 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.63%) Android
8 5 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.30%) AIX
10 3 (0.98%) Solaris
11 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.65%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.33%) HPUX
12 1 (0.33%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.26%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (11.73%) DevOps
3 31 (10.10%) Migration
4 29 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (8.47%) Information Security
6 22 (7.17%) Mentoring
7 18 (5.86%) Load Balancing
8 17 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (5.21%) CRM
9 16 (5.21%) Project Management
9 16 (5.21%) Scrum
10 14 (4.56%) ERP
10 14 (4.56%) ITIL
11 13 (4.23%) Coaching
11 13 (4.23%) Data Modelling
12 12 (3.91%) Business Analysis
13 10 (3.26%) Data Management
13 10 (3.26%) ETL
13 10 (3.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.40%) SQL
2 26 (8.47%) Java
3 24 (7.82%) Ruby
4 22 (7.17%) Bash Shell
5 17 (5.54%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.91%) C#
6 12 (3.91%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.93%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.61%) C
8 8 (2.61%) Python
9 7 (2.28%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.95%) C++
10 6 (1.95%) VBScript
11 5 (1.63%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.30%) ABAP
12 4 (1.30%) Groovy
12 4 (1.30%) Perl
13 3 (0.98%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.98%) Scala
14 2 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 37 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.17%) Degree
3 18 (5.86%) SC Cleared
4 17 (5.54%) CISSP
5 10 (3.26%) CISM
6 8 (2.61%) CISA
6 8 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.61%) RHCSA
7 7 (2.28%) CCIE
7 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.28%) RHCA
7 7 (2.28%) RHCE
7 7 (2.28%) RHCT
8 6 (1.95%) MCSE
9 4 (1.30%) CCNP
9 4 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.30%) MCITP
10 3 (0.98%) CCNA
10 3 (0.98%) VCAP
10 3 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.61%) QA
3 7 (2.28%) GMP
4 5 (1.63%) GAMP
4 5 (1.63%) GCP
4 5 (1.63%) GxP
5 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.65%) COBIT
7 1 (0.33%) COSO
7 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.33%) RMADS
7 1 (0.33%) SDET
7 1 (0.33%) SLA
7 1 (0.33%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 29 (9.45%) Docker
2 22 (7.17%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (2.93%) vSphere
4 7 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.98%) vCloud
5 3 (0.98%) XenApp
5 3 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.33%) HDFS
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (11.40%) Puppet
2 26 (8.47%) Terraform
3 24 (7.82%) Ansible
4 23 (7.49%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.91%) SCOM
6 10 (3.26%) SCCM
7 7 (2.28%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (1.63%) Nessus
9 3 (0.98%) RSA Archer
10 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.65%) vRealize
11 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.33%) Nagios
11 1 (0.33%) Netcool
11 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Flashback
11 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 45 (14.66%) SAP
2 40 (13.03%) Microsoft
3 37 (12.05%) Oracle
4 18 (5.86%) Cisco
4 18 (5.86%) VMware
5 11 (3.58%) Red Hat
5 11 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.93%) CheckPoint
7 8 (2.61%) Adobe
8 7 (2.28%) Citrix
8 7 (2.28%) F5
8 7 (2.28%) Remedy
9 6 (1.95%) Infor
9 6 (1.95%) Mercator
10 4 (1.30%) ArcSight
10 4 (1.30%) Capita
10 4 (1.30%) hybris
10 4 (1.30%) MicroStrategy
10 4 (1.30%) NetApp
11 3 (0.98%) Talend
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