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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Consultant
Rank 420 378 411
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 164 177 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 84 61
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£500 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £425 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £74.05 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £74.05 -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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 30 January 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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 152 £500 +11.11% 107
London -8 81 £550 +15.78% 66
East of England +14 18 £463 -7.50% 8
South East -25 18 £448 +6.86% 13
North West -11 14 £500 -9.09% 5
City of London +2 11 £525 +16.66% 24
Berkshire -2 11 £550 +36.64% 6
Scotland -8 9 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £338 -32.50% 5
Manchester -10 6 £650 +18.18% 3
South West -19 6 £548 +24.54% 3
Nottingham - 6 £550 -
East Midlands - 6 £550 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 6 £550 -
Cheshire +9 5 £475 - 1
West Midlands +1 5 £305 -29.88% 3
Edinburgh -2 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -13 4 £350 -5.40% 1
Essex +7 3 £385 -9.41%
Wiltshire - 3 £650 - 1
Midlands +6 2 £750 -
Hertfordshire +3 2 £463 - 2
Cambridge -3 2 £338 -32.50% 3
West Sussex -14 2 £475 -
Swindon - 2 £650 - 1
Birmingham -2 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -6 1 - - 3
Yorkshire -7 1 - - 4
Bristol -12 1 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire -16 1 £548 +24.54%

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 69 (20.35%) Finance
2 56 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 52 (15.34%) SAP
4 39 (11.50%) Python
5 37 (10.91%) Java
6 36 (10.62%) VMware
7 33 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (9.14%) ITIL
9 30 (8.85%) Retail
9 30 (8.85%) Ruby
9 30 (8.85%) Degree
9 30 (8.85%) Configuration Management
9 30 (8.85%) Migration
9 30 (8.85%) Puppet
9 30 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
9 30 (8.85%) Ansible
10 29 (8.55%) Oracle
10 29 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (8.55%) Banking
11 27 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (7.96%) JavaScript
11 27 (7.96%) Windows
12 26 (7.67%) Service Management
12 26 (7.67%) DevOps
12 26 (7.67%) Security Cleared
13 25 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (6.78%) Project Management
14 23 (6.78%) Nagios
14 23 (6.78%) MS Excel

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (6.78%) Node.js
1 23 (6.78%) OpenStack
2 20 (5.90%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (2.36%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 8 (2.36%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.06%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
6 6 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.77%) Lync
7 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.47%) IIS
8 4 (1.18%) CMS
8 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.65%) MS Office
3 6 (1.77%) MS Project
4 5 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.59%) SPSS
5 2 (0.59%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.65%) SAP CO
2 9 (2.65%) SAP FI
2 9 (2.65%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (2.06%) Documaker
3 7 (2.06%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (2.06%) Oracle FAH
3 7 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.06%) SAP APO
4 6 (1.77%) SAP MM
5 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.18%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.18%) SAP SRM
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.88%) Summit
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.59%) SAP R/3
8 2 (0.59%) Exstream
8 2 (0.59%) SAP LE
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.78%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.59%) Office 365
5 2 (0.59%) Force.com
6 1 (0.29%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.90%) SSL
2 13 (3.83%) SAN
2 13 (3.83%) VPN
3 12 (3.54%) LDAP
4 10 (2.95%) Firewall
5 9 (2.65%) HTTP
5 9 (2.65%) HTTPS
6 8 (2.36%) Wireless
6 8 (2.36%) MPLS
7 7 (2.06%) BGP
7 7 (2.06%) Intranet
8 6 (1.77%) OSPF
8 6 (1.77%) Network Security
9 5 (1.47%) Multicast
10 4 (1.18%) WLAN
10 4 (1.18%) DMZ
10 4 (1.18%) Extranet
11 3 (0.88%) VoLTE
11 3 (0.88%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.83%) SAP BW
2 12 (3.54%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.24%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (2.95%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (2.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (2.36%) SAP BI
6 8 (2.36%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.59%) OLAP
9 2 (0.59%) DTS
9 2 (0.59%) JasperReports
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.29%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.24%) JIRA
3 5 (1.47%) Axure RP
4 4 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (1.18%) Artifactory
4 4 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.88%) Selenium
5 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.88%) JUnit
6 1 (0.29%) MSTest
6 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.29%) MorphX
6 1 (0.29%) LSMW
6 1 (0.29%) Subversion
6 1 (0.29%) NUnit
6 1 (0.29%) Maven
6 1 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 69 (20.35%) Finance
2 30 (8.85%) Retail
3 29 (8.55%) Banking
4 18 (5.31%) Marketing
5 12 (3.54%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.95%) Manufacturing
6 10 (2.95%) Billing
7 7 (2.06%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.77%) Advertising
8 6 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.47%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.88%) Back Office
10 3 (0.88%) Games
11 2 (0.59%) Legal
11 2 (0.59%) Electronics
11 2 (0.59%) Automotive
11 2 (0.59%) French Language
11 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.29%) Local Government
12 1 (0.29%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.49%) HTML
2 21 (6.19%) .NET
2 21 (6.19%) Web Services
2 21 (6.19%) XML
3 17 (5.01%) CSS
3 17 (5.01%) SOAP
4 15 (4.42%) Ajax
5 11 (3.24%) COM
6 9 (2.65%) WCF
7 7 (2.06%) WebCenter
7 7 (2.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (2.06%) Middleware
7 7 (2.06%) JMS
7 7 (2.06%) JDBC
7 7 (2.06%) ASP.NET
8 6 (1.77%) J2EE
8 6 (1.77%) XSLT
8 6 (1.77%) jQuery
9 4 (1.18%) WF
9 4 (1.18%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.72%) User Experience
3 12 (3.54%) CMDB
4 9 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.06%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.88%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.88%) Algorithms
7 3 (0.88%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.88%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.59%) DTV
8 2 (0.59%) Economics
8 2 (0.59%) CESG
8 2 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.59%) Blog
8 2 (0.59%) Psychology
8 2 (0.59%) Human Factors
8 2 (0.59%) RIA
8 2 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.96%) Windows
2 16 (4.72%) Linux
3 12 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.47%) UNIX
5 5 (1.47%) AIX
5 5 (1.47%) HPUX
5 5 (1.47%) Solaris
6 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (9.14%) ITIL
2 30 (8.85%) Configuration Management
2 30 (8.85%) Migration
3 29 (8.55%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (7.67%) Service Management
5 26 (7.67%) DevOps
6 23 (6.78%) Project Management
7 21 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (5.90%) Workflow
9 17 (5.01%) Analytics
10 15 (4.42%) CRM
10 15 (4.42%) Change Management
11 13 (3.83%) Technical Architecture
11 13 (3.83%) ITSM
12 12 (3.54%) Programme Management
12 12 (3.54%) Customer Engagement
12 12 (3.54%) IT Asset Management
12 12 (3.54%) ITIL V2
13 11 (3.24%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (11.50%) Python
2 37 (10.91%) Java
3 30 (8.85%) Ruby
4 27 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.60%) C#
6 15 (4.42%) SQL
7 9 (2.65%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.36%) ABAP
9 7 (2.06%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (2.06%) Jython
10 6 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.47%) C++
12 4 (1.18%) VBScript
12 4 (1.18%) Groovy
13 3 (0.88%) XPath
13 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.59%) Perl
14 2 (0.59%) X++
14 2 (0.59%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (8.85%) Degree
2 26 (7.67%) Security Cleared
3 20 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.65%) CISSP
4 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.47%) CISM
6 5 (1.47%) SAP Certification
6 5 (1.47%) CCIE
6 5 (1.47%) CCNP
7 4 (1.18%) MCSA
8 3 (0.88%) ISEB
9 2 (0.59%) CCA
9 2 (0.59%) GIAC
9 2 (0.59%) CEH
9 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.29%) VCP4
10 1 (0.29%) NCIE
10 1 (0.29%) CSSLP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.06%) COBIT
4 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.59%) GxP
5 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) QA
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (1.47%) vCloud
3 5 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.88%) XenApp
6 2 (0.59%) NFS
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.59%) SRDF
6 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) XenServer
7 1 (0.29%) HDFS
7 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (8.85%) Puppet
1 30 (8.85%) Opscode Chef
1 30 (8.85%) Ansible
2 23 (6.78%) Nagios
2 23 (6.78%) Salt
2 23 (6.78%) Vagrant
3 12 (3.54%) HP UCMDB
4 7 (2.06%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (1.47%) SCCM
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (1.18%) WMI
7 2 (0.59%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.59%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.29%) SCOM
8 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.29%) Legato
Vendors
1 56 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.34%) SAP
3 36 (10.62%) VMware
4 29 (8.55%) Oracle
5 23 (6.78%) Cisco
5 23 (6.78%) New Relic
6 14 (4.13%) ServiceNow
7 12 (3.54%) HP
7 12 (3.54%) EMC
8 7 (2.06%) SaltStack
8 7 (2.06%) F5
8 7 (2.06%) Remedy
8 7 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.06%) Siebel
8 7 (2.06%) Juniper
8 7 (2.06%) NetApp
9 6 (1.77%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.77%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.77%) Riverbed
10 5 (1.47%) Avaya
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London
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Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 13 days ago
Slough
Sperry Partners
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago