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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 429 388 460
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 166 222 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.39% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.43% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 104 50
Average daily rate
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£500 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £375 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £455
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
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 £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -32 162 £500 +5.26% 112
London -2 92 £550 +12.82% 71
City of London +27 24 £475 +5.55% 25
South East -36 22 £525 +21.73% 15
Berkshire +9 14 £588 +32.76% 8
North West -21 11 - - 9
East of England +22 10 £413 -13.15% 4
South West -1 8 £400 -4.76% 1
West Midlands -15 8 £476 -1.80% 1
Reading +9 7 £613 +22.50% 3
East Midlands +7 6 £400 +6.66%
Cheshire -4 6 - - 3
Bedfordshire +2 5 £413 +6.45%
Yorkshire -14 5 £475 - 7
Nottinghamshire - 5 £400 -
Gloucestershire -8 4 £400 -9.09%
Nottingham - 4 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £319 -36.20% 1
Bristol -6 3 £313 -
Birmingham -7 3 £384 +2.33%
Manchester -12 3 - - 4
Maidenhead - 3 £600 -
Hertfordshire +7 2 £475 - 2
Surrey 0 2 £473 +18.12% 1
West Yorkshire -9 2 £450 - 3
Hampshire -12 2 £800 +77.77% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £370 -
Middlesex - 2 £350 - 1
Slough - 2 £400 - 1
Dunstable - 2 £413 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (20.06%) Finance
2 56 (17.28%) SAP
2 56 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 40 (12.35%) Degree
4 36 (11.11%) VMware
4 36 (11.11%) Java
5 34 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (9.88%) Project Management
6 32 (9.88%) Migration
6 32 (9.88%) SQL
6 32 (9.88%) HTML
6 32 (9.88%) ITIL
7 30 (9.26%) Marketing
8 29 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (8.95%) Windows
8 29 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (8.64%) JavaScript
9 28 (8.64%) XML
10 27 (8.33%) Service Management
10 27 (8.33%) Ajax
11 26 (8.02%) CSS
12 25 (7.72%) Retail
12 25 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (7.41%) DevOps
13 24 (7.41%) Configuration Management
14 23 (7.10%) Python
14 23 (7.10%) Ansible
14 23 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
14 23 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
14 23 (7.10%) Jenkins

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (6.79%) SharePoint
1 22 (6.79%) Node.js
1 22 (6.79%) OpenStack
2 12 (3.70%) Lync
3 6 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.85%) SAS
3 6 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (1.54%) CMS
4 5 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (1.54%) Confluence
4 5 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.23%) IIS
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.62%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.85%) MS Project
3 5 (1.54%) MS Office
4 3 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.93%) SPSS
5 2 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.62%) InDesign
5 2 (0.62%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (3.70%) SAP FI
2 11 (3.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 11 (3.40%) SAP CO
2 11 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.54%) SAP MM
4 4 (1.23%) SAP APO
4 4 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.93%) SAP R/3
5 3 (0.93%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.62%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.62%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.62%) Exstream
6 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.62%) Agresso
6 2 (0.62%) SAP FS
6 2 (0.62%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.62%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.79%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (3.70%) Office 365
5 7 (2.16%) Yammer
5 7 (2.16%) SaaS
6 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.62%) Force.com
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.48%) VPN
2 19 (5.86%) LDAP
2 19 (5.86%) SSL
3 13 (4.01%) SAN
4 11 (3.40%) Firewall
5 7 (2.16%) Network Security
6 5 (1.54%) MPLS
6 5 (1.54%) Wireless
7 4 (1.23%) VLAN
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.23%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.93%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (0.93%) OSPF
8 3 (0.93%) BGP
8 3 (0.93%) DNS
8 3 (0.93%) LAN
8 3 (0.93%) PBX
9 2 (0.62%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.32%) SQL Server
1 14 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.47%) SAP BW
4 7 (2.16%) SAP BI
4 7 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.16%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.93%) Big Data
6 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.62%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.62%) DTS
7 2 (0.62%) DB2
7 2 (0.62%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (7.10%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.23%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.23%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.23%) JIRA
2 4 (1.23%) Artifactory
3 2 (0.62%) JUnit
3 2 (0.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 1 (0.31%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.31%) GitLab
4 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.31%) FishEye
4 1 (0.31%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.31%) Selenium
4 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.31%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.31%) ProC
4 1 (0.31%) LSMW
4 1 (0.31%) MorphX
General
1 65 (20.06%) Finance
2 30 (9.26%) Marketing
3 25 (7.72%) Retail
4 18 (5.56%) Banking
5 17 (5.25%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.62%) Front Office
8 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Legal
8 2 (0.62%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.88%) HTML
2 28 (8.64%) XML
3 27 (8.33%) Ajax
4 26 (8.02%) CSS
5 22 (6.79%) SOAP
5 22 (6.79%) Web Services
6 19 (5.86%) .NET
7 18 (5.56%) COM
8 7 (2.16%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.85%) J2EE
9 6 (1.85%) XSL
10 5 (1.54%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.54%) WCF
10 5 (1.54%) jQuery
11 4 (1.23%) MDX
12 3 (0.93%) Visualforce
12 3 (0.93%) Entity Framework
12 3 (0.93%) REST
13 2 (0.62%) Apache Sling
13 2 (0.62%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.17%) CMDB
3 15 (4.63%) User Experience
4 5 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.93%) Blog
6 3 (0.93%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.93%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.93%) Data Integration
6 3 (0.93%) FlexPod
6 3 (0.93%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.62%) Social Media
7 2 (0.62%) RIA
7 2 (0.62%) Economics
7 2 (0.62%) Psychology
7 2 (0.62%) Human Factors
7 2 (0.62%) DTV
7 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.31%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.95%) Windows
2 11 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (3.09%) Linux
4 9 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.85%) UNIX
7 5 (1.54%) AIX
7 5 (1.54%) HPUX
7 5 (1.54%) Solaris
7 5 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.31%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (9.88%) ITIL
1 32 (9.88%) Project Management
1 32 (9.88%) Migration
2 29 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
2 29 (8.95%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (8.33%) Service Management
4 24 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 24 (7.41%) DevOps
5 23 (7.10%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (6.17%) CRM
7 20 (6.17%) Analytics
8 19 (5.86%) ITIL V2
8 19 (5.86%) Customer Engagement
8 19 (5.86%) ITSM
8 19 (5.86%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (5.86%) IT Asset Management
9 14 (4.32%) Mentoring
9 14 (4.32%) ETL
10 13 (4.01%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (11.11%) Java
2 32 (9.88%) SQL
3 28 (8.64%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.10%) Python
5 22 (6.79%) Ruby
6 10 (3.09%) C#
7 7 (2.16%) C
8 6 (1.85%) ABAP
9 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.23%) Groovy
10 3 (0.93%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.62%) VBA
11 2 (0.62%) C++
11 2 (0.62%) COBOL
11 2 (0.62%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.62%) XPath
11 2 (0.62%) X++
12 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (12.35%) Degree
2 15 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.16%) CCNP
5 7 (2.16%) CISSP
6 6 (1.85%) MCSE
7 3 (0.93%) SAP Certification
7 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.62%) NCIE
8 2 (0.62%) ISEB
8 2 (0.62%) CCA
8 2 (0.62%) MBA
9 1 (0.31%) GIAC
9 1 (0.31%) GCIA
9 1 (0.31%) GCIH
9 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.54%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.62%) COBIT
4 2 (0.62%) QA
4 2 (0.62%) GxP
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 34 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (1.23%) vCloud
5 2 (0.62%) NFS
5 2 (0.62%) SRDF
5 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
6 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) Samba
6 1 (0.31%) Xen
6 1 (0.31%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 23 (7.10%) Puppet
1 23 (7.10%) Opscode Chef
1 23 (7.10%) Ansible
2 22 (6.79%) Salt
2 22 (6.79%) Vagrant
2 22 (6.79%) Nagios
3 19 (5.86%) HP UCMDB
4 5 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (0.93%) SCOM
6 2 (0.62%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.62%) SCCM
6 2 (0.62%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.62%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.31%) SCSM
7 1 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.31%) WMI
7 1 (0.31%) Legato
7 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 56 (17.28%) SAP
1 56 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.11%) VMware
3 22 (6.79%) ServiceNow
3 22 (6.79%) New Relic
4 21 (6.48%) Cisco
4 21 (6.48%) Oracle
5 14 (4.32%) HP
6 13 (4.01%) EMC
7 7 (2.16%) Adobe
8 6 (1.85%) NetApp
8 6 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.54%) Veritas
9 5 (1.54%) Juniper
9 5 (1.54%) IBM
9 5 (1.54%) F5
9 5 (1.54%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.23%) Brocade
10 4 (1.23%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.23%) Tableau
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