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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Consultant
Rank 418 393 463
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 181 186 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.38% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 38
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£450 £480 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average 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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -22 166 £450 -6.25% 123
London 0 96 £450 -10.00% 67
City of London +23 14 £475 -10.58% 21
South East -11 14 £400 -11.11% 23
East of England -23 10 £494 +38.59% 7
North West +6 9 £425 -17.07% 6
Cheshire - 9 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 7 £463 - 3
Berkshire +8 4 £355 -21.11% 6
West Sussex -3 4 £450 -16.66%
West Yorkshire +11 3 - - 4
Yorkshire +4 3 - - 5
South West -31 3 £450 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £350 - 2
Leeds +9 2 - - 4
Surrey +2 2 £413 +22.40% 8
Hampshire -9 2 £413 - 1
Scotland -14 2 £300 -20.00% 2
Essex - 2 £463 -
Slough - 2 £375 - 1
Bristol - 2 £450 - 1
Reading +11 1 - -
Midlands +6 1 - - 1
Middlesex -4 1 £400 -20.00%
West Midlands -22 1 £310 - 5
North Lanarkshire - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £301 - 2
Bradford - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £750 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 £750 - 3

Senior Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 94 (26.11%) SAP
2 86 (23.89%) Finance
3 47 (13.06%) Microsoft
4 46 (12.78%) Degree
5 41 (11.39%) Windows
6 39 (10.83%) Oracle
7 36 (10.00%) SQL
8 34 (9.44%) Banking
9 30 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 29 (8.06%) Migration
10 29 (8.06%) SharePoint
11 28 (7.78%) SQL Server
11 28 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (7.22%) Java
13 24 (6.67%) MS Excel
14 22 (6.11%) Project Management
15 21 (5.83%) Telecoms
16 20 (5.56%) SAP FI
16 20 (5.56%) ETL
16 20 (5.56%) Analytics
17 19 (5.28%) Cisco
17 19 (5.28%) Active Directory
17 19 (5.28%) ERP
17 19 (5.28%) ITIL
17 19 (5.28%) .NET
17 19 (5.28%) VMware
18 18 (5.00%) Computer Science
18 18 (5.00%) JavaScript
18 18 (5.00%) C#
18 18 (5.00%) Data Warehouse

Senior Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 29 (8.06%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.33%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 9 (2.50%) IIS
5 9 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 7 (1.94%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.94%) WebLogic Portal
6 7 (1.94%) Node.js
6 7 (1.94%) OpenStack
6 7 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.67%) SAS
7 6 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.39%) Lync
9 3 (0.83%) OpenEdge
9 3 (0.83%) Apache
9 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 24 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.94%) SPSS
3 6 (1.67%) MS Office
4 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.56%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Stata
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 20 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 16 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 12 (3.33%) SAP CO
4 9 (2.50%) Summit
5 8 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (1.94%) SAP APO
6 7 (1.94%) SAP SD
6 7 (1.94%) Documaker
6 7 (1.94%) Oracle FAH
7 6 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (1.67%) SAP MM
7 6 (1.67%) SAP SRM
8 5 (1.39%) SAP ERP
8 5 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (1.11%) Oracle 11i
9 4 (1.11%) SAP CRM
9 4 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.06%) Office 365
2 9 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.39%) SaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) Taleo
6 1 (0.28%) Force.com
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.61%) SSL
2 12 (3.33%) HTTP
3 11 (3.06%) Wireless
4 10 (2.78%) Firewall
5 7 (1.94%) DNS
5 7 (1.94%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.67%) VoLTE
6 6 (1.67%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (1.67%) VPN
6 6 (1.67%) DHCP
6 6 (1.67%) WAN
6 6 (1.67%) MPLS
7 5 (1.39%) SAN
7 5 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.11%) LDAP
8 4 (1.11%) LAN
8 4 (1.11%) FTP
8 4 (1.11%) BGP
8 4 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.89%) Oracle Database
5 12 (3.33%) QlikView
6 11 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
7 10 (2.78%) SAP BW
7 10 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.50%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (2.50%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 7 (1.94%) Oracle Discoverer
9 7 (1.94%) SAP Data Services
10 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.67%) Clementine
11 5 (1.39%) BODI
11 5 (1.39%) SAP BI
12 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.50%) JIRA
3 7 (1.94%) Selenium
4 6 (1.67%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.39%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 4 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.83%) LSMW
7 3 (0.83%) Subversion
8 2 (0.56%) FitNesse
8 2 (0.56%) Ant
8 2 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (0.56%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.56%) NUnit
9 1 (0.28%) Maven
9 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 86 (23.89%) Finance
2 34 (9.44%) Banking
3 21 (5.83%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.72%) Retail
5 14 (3.89%) Marketing
5 14 (3.89%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
7 10 (2.78%) Billing
8 7 (1.94%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.67%) German Language
9 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.39%) Dutch Language
10 5 (1.39%) French Language
10 5 (1.39%) Advertising
11 3 (0.83%) Local Government
11 3 (0.83%) Back Office
11 3 (0.83%) Automotive
12 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Arabic Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.28%) .NET
2 16 (4.44%) Middleware
3 15 (4.17%) HTML
4 14 (3.89%) XML
5 13 (3.61%) CSS
6 11 (3.06%) jQuery
7 10 (2.78%) SOAP
8 9 (2.50%) JDBC
8 9 (2.50%) REST
9 8 (2.22%) WCF
10 7 (1.94%) JMS
10 7 (1.94%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (1.94%) WebCenter
11 6 (1.67%) Web Services
12 5 (1.39%) .NET Framework
12 5 (1.39%) Ajax
12 5 (1.39%) SAP PI
12 5 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 3 (0.83%) J2EE
13 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.50%) Hedge funds
3 7 (1.94%) PKI
3 7 (1.94%) Data Integration
3 7 (1.94%) FMCG
4 6 (1.67%) Blog
5 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.39%) SWIFT
6 4 (1.11%) Open Source
6 4 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.11%) Replication
6 4 (1.11%) AS400
6 4 (1.11%) CMDB
7 3 (0.83%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.56%) Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) CESG
9 1 (0.28%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.28%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 41 (11.39%) Windows
2 14 (3.89%) Linux
3 13 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (3.61%) Windows 7
4 10 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (2.50%) UNIX
6 4 (1.11%) Android
6 4 (1.11%) AIX
6 4 (1.11%) VMS
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.56%) Solaris
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 29 (8.06%) Migration
3 28 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (6.11%) Project Management
5 20 (5.56%) ETL
5 20 (5.56%) Analytics
6 19 (5.28%) ERP
6 19 (5.28%) ITIL
7 16 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.17%) Workflow
9 14 (3.89%) CRM
10 13 (3.61%) Service Management
10 13 (3.61%) Change Management
10 13 (3.61%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.33%) Network Planning
11 12 (3.33%) Data Analysis
12 11 (3.06%) Information Security
12 11 (3.06%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.78%) Risk Management
14 9 (2.50%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 36 (10.00%) SQL
2 26 (7.22%) Java
3 18 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 18 (5.00%) C#
4 14 (3.89%) Python
5 11 (3.06%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.50%) ABAP
7 7 (1.94%) Jython
7 7 (1.94%) Ruby
7 7 (1.94%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 7 (1.94%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.67%) C
8 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.11%) VBScript
9 4 (1.11%) C++
9 4 (1.11%) Perl
10 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.83%) Progress 4GL
11 2 (0.56%) R
12 1 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 46 (12.78%) Degree
2 17 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 12 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.94%) MCITP
5 7 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.94%) CCIE
6 6 (1.67%) MCTS
7 5 (1.39%) SAP Certification
7 5 (1.39%) CISSP
8 4 (1.11%) MCSE
8 4 (1.11%) MCSA
9 3 (0.83%) CISM
9 3 (0.83%) CCNP
9 3 (0.83%) MCT
10 2 (0.56%) CCA
10 2 (0.56%) PMP
10 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.56%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.44%) SLA
2 9 (2.50%) QA
3 7 (1.94%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.39%) COBIT
5 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.56%) AIFMD
6 2 (0.56%) UCITS
6 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.56%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.28%) GAAP
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
7 1 (0.28%) EMIR
7 1 (0.28%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 19 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (1.39%) XenApp
4 3 (0.83%) vSphere
5 2 (0.56%) XenServer
5 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (2.78%) Puppet
2 9 (2.50%) SCCM
2 9 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.94%) Nagios
3 7 (1.94%) Oracle Identity Management
3 7 (1.94%) Ansible
3 7 (1.94%) Salt
3 7 (1.94%) Vagrant
4 5 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.83%) WMI
5 3 (0.83%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.56%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.56%) SCOM
6 2 (0.56%) ZENworks
6 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.56%) WSUS
7 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.28%) Control-M
7 1 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 94 (26.11%) SAP
2 47 (13.06%) Microsoft
3 39 (10.83%) Oracle
4 19 (5.28%) Cisco
4 19 (5.28%) VMware
5 12 (3.33%) Siebel
6 11 (3.06%) Remedy
7 10 (2.78%) Citrix
8 9 (2.50%) Business Objects
9 8 (2.22%) F5
9 8 (2.22%) IBM
10 7 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.94%) PeopleSoft
10 7 (1.94%) New Relic
11 6 (1.67%) Juniper
11 6 (1.67%) HP
12 5 (1.39%) EMC
12 5 (1.39%) BMC
13 4 (1.11%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.11%) Tableau
London
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Rate: From £550 to £750 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
N T T Com Security
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NTT Com Security
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Collingwood Associates
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 11 days ago