The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 428 420 436
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 167 152 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 89 51
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£450 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £648 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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 -8 155 £450 -5.26% 84
London -5 82 £495 -1.00% 39
South East -14 19 £400 -13.51% 22
East of England -17 12 £463 +17.46% 1
City of London +6 9 £488 -8.23% 15
North West +4 8 £425 -19.04% 8
Berkshire +5 7 £400 -8.57% 9
Cheshire - 7 £425 - 3
Hertfordshire +3 5 £463 +15.62% 1
West Sussex -7 5 £463 -14.35%
Reading +9 4 £375 -11.76% 2
East Midlands 0 4 £350 -26.31% 2
Scotland -18 4 £470 - 8
South West -25 4 £353 -22.95% 1
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £353 - 2
Yorkshire +7 2 - - 5
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 5
Surrey -5 2 £381 -8.07% 5
West Midlands -14 2 £310 -34.73% 2
Hampshire -16 2 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £488 - 1
Somerset - 2 £305 -
Essex - 2 £463 -
Leeds +2 1 - - 4
Birmingham -2 1 £310 -34.73% 2
Middlesex -3 1 £400 -20.00% 1
Oxfordshire -3 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 £525 -19.30% 5
Bedfordshire -20 1 £450 -

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 105 (27.27%) SAP
2 94 (24.42%) Finance
3 53 (13.77%) Microsoft
4 51 (13.25%) Degree
5 39 (10.13%) Oracle
6 38 (9.87%) Windows
7 35 (9.09%) SQL
7 35 (9.09%) Banking
8 32 (8.31%) SharePoint
8 32 (8.31%) Project Management
9 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (7.27%) Migration
10 28 (7.27%) Java
11 27 (7.01%) SAP FI
12 26 (6.75%) SQL Server
13 25 (6.49%) ITIL
14 24 (6.23%) ERP
14 24 (6.23%) MS Excel
15 23 (5.97%) JavaScript
15 23 (5.97%) .NET
16 22 (5.71%) HTML
16 22 (5.71%) Telecoms
17 21 (5.45%) Active Directory
18 20 (5.19%) CSS
18 20 (5.19%) Security Cleared
19 19 (4.94%) SAP CO
19 19 (4.94%) VMware
19 19 (4.94%) SAP FI/CO
20 18 (4.68%) C#
20 18 (4.68%) Business Intelligence

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 32 (8.31%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 9 (2.34%) IIS
5 8 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (2.08%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.56%) SAS
6 6 (1.56%) Lync
6 6 (1.56%) Node.js
6 6 (1.56%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.04%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.78%) OpenEdge
9 3 (0.78%) Jetty
9 3 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 24 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.82%) SPSS
3 6 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.56%) MS Office
4 3 (0.78%) MS Project
4 3 (0.78%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.26%) Stata
5 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 27 (7.01%) SAP FI
2 19 (4.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 19 (4.94%) SAP CO
3 11 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (2.34%) SAP SD
4 9 (2.34%) SAP APO
5 8 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (2.08%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.82%) SAP ERP
6 7 (1.82%) SAP MM
6 7 (1.82%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (1.30%) Summit
9 4 (1.04%) SAP CRM
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (1.04%) SAP PM
9 4 (1.04%) SAP FSCM
10 3 (0.78%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.12%) Office 365
2 9 (2.34%) SaaS
3 8 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.52%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Force.com
6 1 (0.26%) Taleo
6 1 (0.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.60%) VPN
1 10 (2.60%) SSL
1 10 (2.60%) Firewall
2 8 (2.08%) DNS
2 8 (2.08%) LDAP
3 7 (1.82%) WAN
3 7 (1.82%) DHCP
3 7 (1.82%) Wireless
4 6 (1.56%) SAN
4 6 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.30%) HTTP
6 4 (1.04%) FTP
6 4 (1.04%) LAN
6 4 (1.04%) MPLS
6 4 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.78%) BGP
7 3 (0.78%) Network Security
7 3 (0.78%) Internet
7 3 (0.78%) Extranet
8 2 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.16%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (3.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (3.12%) QlikView
6 9 (2.34%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.82%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (1.56%) Clementine
9 6 (1.56%) SAP BI
10 5 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.30%) SAP BW
10 5 (1.30%) SAP Data Services
10 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.04%) BODI
11 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.78%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.34%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.56%) Selenium
4 5 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.04%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.78%) WebDriver
6 3 (0.78%) Subversion
6 3 (0.78%) JIRA
6 3 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (0.52%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.52%) NUnit
7 2 (0.52%) LSMW
7 2 (0.52%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.52%) Ant
7 2 (0.52%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.26%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 94 (24.42%) Finance
2 35 (9.09%) Banking
3 22 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.90%) Retail
4 15 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.64%) Marketing
6 8 (2.08%) German Language
7 7 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.56%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.30%) Dutch Language
9 5 (1.30%) French Language
10 4 (1.04%) Billing
10 4 (1.04%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Automotive
11 3 (0.78%) Back Office
11 3 (0.78%) Italian Language
11 3 (0.78%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.52%) Local Government
12 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.97%) .NET
2 22 (5.71%) HTML
3 20 (5.19%) CSS
4 17 (4.42%) XML
5 14 (3.64%) SOAP
6 11 (2.86%) Web Services
6 11 (2.86%) Ajax
6 11 (2.86%) jQuery
7 10 (2.60%) Middleware
8 9 (2.34%) REST
9 7 (1.82%) WCF
9 7 (1.82%) COM
10 5 (1.30%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 5 (1.30%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.78%) Servlets
11 3 (0.78%) J2EE
11 3 (0.78%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.78%) JDBC
11 3 (0.78%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.16%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.34%) FMCG
3 8 (2.08%) CMDB
4 7 (1.82%) PKI
5 6 (1.56%) Blog
5 6 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.30%) Replication
6 5 (1.30%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.04%) AS400
7 4 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.78%) Open Source
8 3 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.52%) Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) LPAR
9 2 (0.52%) HACMP
10 1 (0.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.87%) Windows
2 15 (3.90%) Linux
3 13 (3.38%) UNIX
4 12 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.56%) AIX
9 4 (1.04%) VMS
9 4 (1.04%) Android
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.52%) Solaris
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (8.31%) Project Management
2 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (7.27%) Migration
4 25 (6.49%) ITIL
5 24 (6.23%) ERP
6 18 (4.68%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (4.68%) Analytics
7 17 (4.42%) CRM
8 16 (4.16%) Service Management
9 15 (3.90%) Workflow
10 14 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (3.38%) ETL
11 13 (3.38%) Change Management
11 13 (3.38%) Configuration Management
12 12 (3.12%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.86%) Risk Management
13 11 (2.86%) Information Security
13 11 (2.86%) Data Analysis
13 11 (2.86%) SAP Implementation
14 10 (2.60%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.09%) SQL
2 28 (7.27%) Java
3 23 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 18 (4.68%) C#
5 10 (2.60%) ABAP
6 8 (2.08%) C
7 7 (1.82%) Python
7 7 (1.82%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.56%) Ruby
9 5 (1.30%) C++
10 4 (1.04%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.04%) Perl
11 3 (0.78%) PHP
11 3 (0.78%) Progress 4GL
11 3 (0.78%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) VBScript
12 2 (0.52%) REXX
12 2 (0.52%) R
13 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 51 (13.25%) Degree
2 20 (5.19%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.82%) CCIE
4 7 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (1.56%) MCITP
6 5 (1.30%) MCTS
7 4 (1.04%) SAP Certification
8 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (0.78%) MCSE
8 3 (0.78%) CEH
8 3 (0.78%) CISSP
9 2 (0.52%) CCA
9 2 (0.52%) PMP
9 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.52%) CISM
9 2 (0.52%) CIPD
9 2 (0.52%) MCSA
9 2 (0.52%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.16%) SLA
2 8 (2.08%) QA
3 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.78%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) RosettaNet
4 2 (0.52%) AIFMD
4 2 (0.52%) UCITS
5 1 (0.26%) WAI
5 1 (0.26%) GAAP
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) EMIR
5 1 (0.26%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.26%) COREP
5 1 (0.26%) FINREP
System Software
1 21 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.04%) vSphere
4 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.26%) XenApp
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.26%) UAG
6 1 (0.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (2.34%) Puppet
2 8 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.82%) HP UCMDB
3 7 (1.82%) SCCM
4 6 (1.56%) Nagios
4 6 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 6 (1.56%) Ansible
4 6 (1.56%) Salt
5 4 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.78%) WSUS
7 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.52%) SCOM
7 2 (0.52%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.26%) Control-M
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 105 (27.27%) SAP
2 53 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.13%) Oracle
4 19 (4.94%) VMware
5 16 (4.16%) Cisco
6 10 (2.60%) IBM
6 10 (2.60%) HP
7 9 (2.34%) BMC
7 9 (2.34%) Remedy
7 9 (2.34%) F5
8 8 (2.08%) ServiceNow
8 8 (2.08%) Business Objects
8 8 (2.08%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (1.82%) Siebel
9 7 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.56%) Citrix
10 6 (1.56%) Juniper
10 6 (1.56%) EMC
10 6 (1.56%) New Relic
11 4 (1.04%) Primavera
Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: From £399 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £45 - £55 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Churchill Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago