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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 442 410 424
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 155 174 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 77 61
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£548 £458 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.78% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £338 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £537 £425 £460
% change year-on-year
+26.23% -7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 £19.17 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £19.17 -
% change year-on-year
+160.82% -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -28 145 £533 +18.44% 97
London +26 87 £550 +10.00% 52
City of London +7 17 £533 -7.30% 22
North West +4 17 £650 +33.33% 6
South East -42 14 £463 +8.82% 20
Manchester -3 9 £650 +33.33% 4
Cheshire +15 6 £325 -
East of England -15 6 £385 -3.75% 3
East Midlands - 6 £550 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 6 £550 -
Nottingham - 6 £550 -
Scotland +1 5 - - 1
Berkshire -8 5 £445 +10.55% 8
South West -23 5 £512 +13.66% 3
Midlands +6 3 £750 -
West Midlands -19 3 £260 -29.72% 3
Hertfordshire -1 2 £463 +32.14% 2
Middlesex -1 2 £600 +41.17%
Essex -5 2 £385 -23.00%
Wiltshire -15 2 - - 1
Hampshire -20 2 £500 - 2
Oxfordshire -23 2 £391 +5.74% 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Surrey -7 1 £475 +5.55% 2
Yorkshire -13 1 - - 4
West Yorkshire -14 1 - - 3
West Sussex - 1 £475 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £548 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 77 (22.92%) Finance
2 55 (16.37%) Microsoft
3 53 (15.77%) SAP
4 35 (10.42%) Degree
4 35 (10.42%) Oracle
5 34 (10.12%) Python
6 31 (9.23%) Java
6 31 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
7 30 (8.93%) Migration
7 30 (8.93%) VMware
8 29 (8.63%) Banking
8 29 (8.63%) Retail
9 28 (8.33%) Cisco
9 28 (8.33%) MS Excel
9 28 (8.33%) Windows
10 27 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (7.44%) Configuration Management
11 25 (7.44%) Project Management
11 25 (7.44%) Security Cleared
11 25 (7.44%) Puppet
11 25 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (6.85%) Analytics
12 23 (6.85%) Ansible
12 23 (6.85%) ITIL
12 23 (6.85%) SQL
12 23 (6.85%) Ruby
13 22 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (6.25%) DevOps
15 20 (5.95%) .NET

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.76%) Node.js
2 16 (4.76%) OpenStack
3 12 (3.57%) WebLogic
4 11 (3.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (2.68%) WebLogic Portal
5 9 (2.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.68%) Oracle Service Bus
5 9 (2.68%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
7 7 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.79%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.79%) IIS
8 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.49%) Lync
9 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 28 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.27%) MS Office
3 4 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.60%) MS Project
4 2 (0.60%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.60%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (3.27%) SAP FI
3 9 (2.68%) SAP CO
3 9 (2.68%) SAP FI/CO
3 9 (2.68%) Oracle FAH
3 9 (2.68%) Documaker
3 9 (2.68%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (2.38%) Summit
5 6 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (1.79%) SAP APO
5 6 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (1.79%) SAP SRM
6 5 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.49%) SAP SD
7 4 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (1.19%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.60%) SAP FI-CA
8 2 (0.60%) SAP FS
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.60%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.19%) SaaS
5 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.60%) Force.com
5 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.30%) Taleo
6 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.36%) SSL
2 14 (4.17%) HTTP
2 14 (4.17%) Firewall
3 12 (3.57%) Wireless
4 11 (3.27%) MPLS
4 11 (3.27%) HTTPS
5 10 (2.98%) VPN
5 10 (2.98%) BGP
6 8 (2.38%) LDAP
6 8 (2.38%) OSPF
7 7 (2.08%) Intranet
8 6 (1.79%) VoLTE
8 6 (1.79%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.49%) FTP
9 5 (1.49%) SAN
9 5 (1.49%) Multicast
9 5 (1.49%) Network Security
10 4 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 14 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 14 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 12 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (3.27%) SAP BW
5 11 (3.27%) Oracle ODI
6 10 (2.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.68%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.49%) QlikView
8 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.49%) SAP BI
8 5 (1.49%) DTS
8 5 (1.49%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
8 5 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.19%) BODI
Development Applications
1 19 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.27%) JIRA
3 5 (1.49%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.19%) Selenium
5 3 (0.89%) JUnit
6 2 (0.60%) WebDriver
6 2 (0.60%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.60%) Ant
6 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.60%) Maven
6 2 (0.60%) Subversion
6 2 (0.60%) LSMW
7 1 (0.30%) NUnit
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) Concordion
7 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.30%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
General
1 77 (22.92%) Finance
2 29 (8.63%) Banking
2 29 (8.63%) Retail
3 15 (4.46%) Marketing
4 14 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.27%) Billing
7 10 (2.98%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (2.68%) Financial Institution
9 7 (2.08%) Advertising
10 6 (1.79%) French Language
11 4 (1.19%) Back Office
11 4 (1.19%) Dutch Language
11 4 (1.19%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.89%) Automotive
12 3 (0.89%) Games
13 2 (0.60%) Electronics
13 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.60%) German Language
14 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.95%) .NET
2 17 (5.06%) Web Services
3 16 (4.76%) XML
4 15 (4.46%) HTML
5 14 (4.17%) SOAP
5 14 (4.17%) Middleware
6 11 (3.27%) Ajax
7 10 (2.98%) CSS
8 9 (2.68%) JDBC
8 9 (2.68%) JMS
8 9 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
8 9 (2.68%) WebCenter
9 8 (2.38%) COM
10 7 (2.08%) WCF
10 7 (2.08%) J2EE
10 7 (2.08%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.49%) XSLT
11 5 (1.49%) jQuery
12 4 (1.19%) REST
12 4 (1.19%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.06%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.46%) User Experience
4 9 (2.68%) Hedge funds
5 8 (2.38%) CMDB
6 5 (1.49%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.19%) Open Source
7 4 (1.19%) PKI
8 3 (0.89%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.89%) Replication
9 2 (0.60%) RMADS
9 2 (0.60%) Social Media
9 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.60%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.60%) AS400
9 2 (0.60%) Economics
9 2 (0.60%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.60%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.33%) Windows
2 16 (4.76%) Linux
3 12 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.49%) UNIX
7 4 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.19%) AIX
8 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.30%) HPUX
9 1 (0.30%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.93%) Migration
2 25 (7.44%) Configuration Management
2 25 (7.44%) Project Management
3 23 (6.85%) Analytics
3 23 (6.85%) ITIL
4 22 (6.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (6.25%) DevOps
6 20 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.65%) Workflow
7 19 (5.65%) Service Management
8 18 (5.36%) ETL
9 17 (5.06%) CRM
10 16 (4.76%) Information Security
11 13 (3.87%) ERP
12 12 (3.57%) Network Planning
13 11 (3.27%) Content Management
13 11 (3.27%) SOA
14 10 (2.98%) Mentoring
14 10 (2.98%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.12%) Python
2 31 (9.23%) Java
3 23 (6.85%) SQL
3 23 (6.85%) Ruby
4 20 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.76%) C#
6 9 (2.68%) Jython
6 9 (2.68%) ABAP
6 9 (2.68%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.68%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.68%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.68%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 5 (1.49%) C++
8 4 (1.19%) VBScript
9 3 (0.89%) XPath
9 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.89%) Perl
10 2 (0.60%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.30%) X++
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (10.42%) Degree
2 25 (7.44%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.98%) CISSP
6 9 (2.68%) CCIE
7 7 (2.08%) MCSA
7 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.79%) CISM
9 5 (1.49%) CCNP
9 5 (1.49%) SAP Certification
10 3 (0.89%) MCITP
10 3 (0.89%) MCTS
10 3 (0.89%) MCT
10 3 (0.89%) MCSE
10 3 (0.89%) CCA
11 2 (0.60%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.60%) ISEB
11 2 (0.60%) GIAC
11 2 (0.60%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.68%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.38%) COBIT
3 5 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.19%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) GxP
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (5.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.19%) XenApp
4 4 (1.19%) vCloud
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.60%) XenServer
5 2 (0.60%) vSphere
5 2 (0.60%) SRDF
5 2 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (7.44%) Puppet
1 25 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
2 23 (6.85%) Ansible
3 16 (4.76%) Salt
3 16 (4.76%) Vagrant
3 16 (4.76%) Nagios
4 9 (2.68%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (2.68%) SCCM
5 8 (2.38%) HP UCMDB
6 6 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.19%) WMI
8 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.60%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.60%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 55 (16.37%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.77%) SAP
3 35 (10.42%) Oracle
4 30 (8.93%) VMware
5 28 (8.33%) Cisco
6 16 (4.76%) New Relic
7 13 (3.87%) F5
8 11 (3.27%) Siebel
8 11 (3.27%) Juniper
9 10 (2.98%) ServiceNow
10 9 (2.68%) Remedy
11 8 (2.38%) Riverbed
11 8 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.08%) Business Objects
12 7 (2.08%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.79%) Citrix
13 6 (1.79%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.79%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.49%) EMC
14 5 (1.49%) Tableau
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