Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 599 567 584
Rank change year-on-year -32 +17 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 239 279 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 162 160
England median daily rate £525 £491 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -1.75% -
10th Percentile £351 £363 £362
90th Percentile £755 £614 £688
UK median daily rate £525 £495 £500
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £66.50 -
UK median hourly rate - £66.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,499 85,538 93,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,692 56,349 60,467
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £610 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,538 2,914 3,579
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in England

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in England

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in England

Senior Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Consultant in England

Senior Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -37 141 £550 +4.76% 100
Midlands +15 25 £469 -1.32% 11
South East -40 23 £450 -5.26% 10
North of England +27 22 £488 +14.71% 11
West Midlands +18 18 £481 +1.32% 11
North West +6 16 £675 +22.73% 5
East of England -20 14 £500 +66.67% 5
South West +8 5 £538 +22.16% 6
East Midlands +4 5 £475 -17.39%
North East +54 3 - - 2
Yorkshire +12 3 £488 +14.71% 4
Senior Consultant
UK

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Senior Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 53 (22.18%) Finance
2 36 (15.06%) Microsoft
3 34 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (12.13%) SAP
5 26 (10.88%) Java
6 23 (9.62%) Project Management
6 23 (9.62%) Information Security
7 22 (9.21%) Banking
8 21 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 21 (8.79%) Migration
8 21 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (8.37%) DevOps
10 19 (7.95%) Oracle
10 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
10 19 (7.95%) CRM
11 18 (7.53%) SQL
11 18 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (7.53%) Retail
11 18 (7.53%) Big Data
11 18 (7.53%) Analytics
12 15 (6.28%) Python
12 15 (6.28%) Windows
12 15 (6.28%) Linux
12 15 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (5.86%) Active Directory
13 14 (5.86%) Degree
13 14 (5.86%) Security Architecture
14 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
14 12 (5.02%) Unix
14 12 (5.02%) JavaScript

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (2.93%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.93%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.09%) WebLogic
3 4 (1.67%) JBoss
3 4 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.67%) SAS
4 3 (1.26%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.84%) Confluence
5 2 (0.84%) IIS
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.42%) CMS
6 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.42%) InVision
2 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.93%) SAP CO
2 7 (2.93%) SAP SD
3 6 (2.51%) SAP FI
4 5 (2.09%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (2.09%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (2.09%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (2.09%) SAP Retail
5 4 (1.67%) SAP CAR
5 4 (1.67%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (1.26%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (1.26%) SAP FSCM
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.84%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.84%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.84%) SAP POS DM
7 2 (0.84%) SAP PS
8 1 (0.42%) OpenText VIM for SAP
8 1 (0.42%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (2.09%) Office 365
5 4 (1.67%) SaaS
6 3 (1.26%) IaaS
6 3 (1.26%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.26%) PaaS
7 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.42%) Akamai
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.42%) Force.com
8 1 (0.42%) GitHub
8 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.51%) Firewall
1 6 (2.51%) Skype
2 4 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (1.67%) Unified Communications
3 3 (1.26%) HTTP
3 3 (1.26%) VoIP
4 2 (0.84%) BGP
4 2 (0.84%) H.323
4 2 (0.84%) Internet
4 2 (0.84%) LAN
4 2 (0.84%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.84%) OSPF
4 2 (0.84%) QSIG
4 2 (0.84%) SCCP
4 2 (0.84%) WAN
4 2 (0.84%) WLAN
5 1 (0.42%) DSL
5 1 (0.42%) Multicast
5 1 (0.42%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.42%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.53%) Big Data
3 11 (4.60%) Hadoop
4 10 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.93%) GIS
5 7 (2.93%) SAP HANA
6 5 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.67%) MySQL
7 4 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.67%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.26%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.26%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.84%) Endeca
9 2 (0.84%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.51%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.67%) Selenium
4 3 (1.26%) GitLab
4 3 (1.26%) JIRA
4 3 (1.26%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.26%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.84%) Ant
5 2 (0.84%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.84%) JBehave
5 2 (0.84%) JUnit
5 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.84%) Subversion
5 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.42%) Selenium IDE
General
1 53 (22.18%) Finance
2 22 (9.21%) Banking
3 18 (7.53%) Retail
4 12 (5.02%) Marketing
4 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.35%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.93%) Billing
7 4 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.26%) Front Office
8 3 (1.26%) Legal
8 3 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.26%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Law
9 2 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Back Office
10 1 (0.42%) German Language
10 1 (0.42%) Hindi Language
10 1 (0.42%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.18%) .NET
2 8 (3.35%) Middleware
2 8 (3.35%) Web Services
3 7 (2.93%) HTML
4 6 (2.51%) CSS
4 6 (2.51%) RESTful
5 5 (2.09%) J2EE
5 5 (2.09%) Kafka
5 5 (2.09%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.09%) REST
6 4 (1.67%) Ajax
6 4 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (1.67%) XML
7 3 (1.26%) Rendezvous
7 3 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.84%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.84%) J2SE
8 2 (0.84%) JMS
8 2 (0.84%) JSON
8 2 (0.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.18%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.18%) User Experience
3 5 (2.09%) PKI
4 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.26%) CESG
5 3 (1.26%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (1.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.26%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.26%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.84%) AS400
6 2 (0.84%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.84%) EFT
6 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (0.84%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.84%) RIA
6 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.28%) Linux
1 15 (6.28%) Windows
2 12 (5.02%) Unix
3 7 (2.93%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.84%) Android
4 2 (0.84%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.42%) CentOS
5 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (9.62%) Information Security
2 23 (9.62%) Project Management
3 21 (8.79%) Migration
3 21 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (8.37%) DevOps
5 19 (7.95%) CRM
6 18 (7.53%) Analytics
7 14 (5.86%) Security Architecture
8 12 (5.02%) Data Migration
9 11 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (4.60%) Change Management
9 11 (4.60%) Risk Management
9 11 (4.60%) Security Management
9 11 (4.60%) TDD
10 10 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (4.18%) IT Strategy
10 10 (4.18%) Mentoring
11 9 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (3.77%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.88%) Java
2 18 (7.53%) SQL
3 15 (6.28%) Python
4 12 (5.02%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.18%) C#
6 7 (2.93%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.26%) Perl
8 3 (1.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.26%) R
8 3 (1.26%) Ruby
9 2 (0.84%) ABAP
9 2 (0.84%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.84%) Go
9 2 (0.84%) VBA
9 2 (0.84%) VBScript
10 1 (0.42%) C
10 1 (0.42%) PHP
10 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 14 (5.86%) Degree
2 11 (4.60%) CISSP
3 8 (3.35%) CISM
3 8 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.51%) CISA
5 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.67%) MCSE
6 4 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.26%) CEH
7 3 (1.26%) MCSD
7 3 (1.26%) PMP
7 3 (1.26%) VCAP
7 3 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.84%) GIAC
8 2 (0.84%) VCDX
8 2 (0.84%) VCP6
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.42%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.51%) QA
2 5 (2.09%) GDPR
3 4 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.67%) NIST 800
3 4 (1.67%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.84%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) COBIT
5 1 (0.42%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.42%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (5.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.93%) Docker
2 7 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.67%) XenApp
3 4 (1.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.26%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.26%) vSphere
5 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.84%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.84%) vCloud
5 2 (0.84%) VMware NSX
5 2 (0.84%) XenServer
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.77%) Ansible
1 9 (3.77%) Terraform
2 7 (2.93%) SCCM
3 6 (2.51%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.51%) Puppet
4 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (2.09%) Packer
5 3 (1.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.26%) QRadar
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.84%) MOM
6 2 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.42%) vRealize
Vendors
1 36 (15.06%) Microsoft
2 29 (12.13%) SAP
3 19 (7.95%) Oracle
4 11 (4.60%) Cisco
4 11 (4.60%) IBM
4 11 (4.60%) VMware
5 9 (3.77%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.35%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.09%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.09%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.67%) Citrix
9 4 (1.67%) Splunk
10 3 (1.26%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.26%) Juniper
10 3 (1.26%) McAfee
10 3 (1.26%) OpenText
10 3 (1.26%) Pega
10 3 (1.26%) Varonis
11 2 (0.84%) Riverbed