Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 602 574
Rank change year-on-year +54 -28 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 269 279 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.29% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 183 181
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £375 £331
90th Percentile £679 £648 £650
UK median daily rate £523 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +4.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
England median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -37.50% +18.52%
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -37.50% +18.52%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83057 96562 97205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.84% 95.12% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54176 63609 61240
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £259 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2655 2846 3810
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.94 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 20 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 July 2017. 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 +36 147 £525 - 51
North of England +74 38 £506 -7.95% 9
South East +26 36 £525 +10.53% 6
North West +39 31 £500 -9.09% 5
Midlands +16 15 £425 -5.56% 5
East of England +2 15 £525 +5.00% 2
South West -3 14 £400 -
East Midlands +4 10 £450 +4.35% 2
Yorkshire +34 5 £513 +7.89% 3
West Midlands +22 5 £320 -26.86% 3
North East - 2 - - 1
Senior Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 77 (28.62%) Finance
2 43 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (14.50%) Banking
4 38 (14.13%) SAP
5 35 (13.01%) Microsoft
6 32 (11.90%) Windows
7 29 (10.78%) Information Security
8 26 (9.67%) SQL
9 23 (8.55%) Java
9 23 (8.55%) Linux
10 22 (8.18%) Oracle
11 21 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (7.43%) Python
12 20 (7.43%) User Experience
13 19 (7.06%) Active Directory
13 19 (7.06%) CISSP
14 18 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (6.69%) Mentoring
15 17 (6.32%) IBM
15 17 (6.32%) Migration
16 16 (5.95%) CISM
16 16 (5.95%) VMware
16 16 (5.95%) DevOps
17 15 (5.58%) Customer Requirements
17 15 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (5.58%) Risk Management
17 15 (5.58%) .NET
18 14 (5.20%) Windows Server

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 10 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.23%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.86%) Apache
3 5 (1.86%) CMS
4 4 (1.49%) ArcGIS
5 3 (1.12%) Confluence
5 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.12%) JBoss
5 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.74%) SAS
6 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.37%) PowerExchange
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.97%) SAP FI
2 7 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.60%) SAP CO
2 7 (2.60%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (2.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.12%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (1.12%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.74%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.74%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.74%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.74%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.74%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.74%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.74%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.37%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.72%) Office 365
4 7 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.49%) IaaS
6 4 (1.49%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (1.12%) Oracle CX
8 2 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.74%) PaaS
8 2 (0.74%) SaaS
8 2 (0.74%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.37%) Boomi
9 1 (0.37%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.37%) Datadog
9 1 (0.37%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.83%) Firewall
2 10 (3.72%) Internet
3 8 (2.97%) DNS
3 8 (2.97%) SAN
4 7 (2.60%) HTTP
5 6 (2.23%) DHCP
5 6 (2.23%) LAN
5 6 (2.23%) WAN
6 5 (1.86%) NAS
6 5 (1.86%) VPN
6 5 (1.86%) Wireless
7 4 (1.49%) LDAP
7 4 (1.49%) Skype
7 4 (1.49%) VoIP
8 3 (1.12%) Network Security
8 3 (1.12%) SSL
8 3 (1.12%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.74%) ICMP
9 2 (0.74%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.46%) GIS
2 11 (4.09%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.23%) Big Data
6 5 (1.86%) Power BI
6 5 (1.86%) QlikView
7 4 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.49%) Geospatial Data
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.12%) DB2
8 3 (1.12%) Flink
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.74%) MySQL
9 2 (0.74%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.12%) JIRA
4 2 (0.74%) Hudson
4 2 (0.74%) Subversion
4 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.74%) webpack
5 1 (0.37%) Apache Archiva
5 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.37%) GitLab
5 1 (0.37%) IDA Disassembler
5 1 (0.37%) JUnit
5 1 (0.37%) MSI
5 1 (0.37%) NuGet
5 1 (0.37%) OllyDbg
5 1 (0.37%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 77 (28.62%) Finance
2 39 (14.50%) Banking
3 12 (4.46%) Financial Institution
3 12 (4.46%) Retail
4 10 (3.72%) Marketing
4 10 (3.72%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.35%) Front Office
6 5 (1.86%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Back Office
7 4 (1.49%) International Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Local Government
7 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.74%) Electronics
9 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.74%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.58%) .NET
2 8 (2.97%) CSS
2 8 (2.97%) Web Services
3 6 (2.23%) HTML
4 5 (1.86%) HTML5
4 5 (1.86%) Middleware
5 3 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.12%) REST
5 3 (1.12%) Spring
5 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.74%) Backbone.js
6 2 (0.74%) CGI
6 2 (0.74%) FastCGI
6 2 (0.74%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (0.74%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (0.74%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (0.74%) LINQ
6 2 (0.74%) RequireJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.43%) User Experience
3 11 (4.09%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.86%) CESG
5 5 (1.86%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.49%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.12%) Blog
7 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.12%) FMCG
7 3 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.12%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.74%) CCTV
8 2 (0.74%) Clustering
8 2 (0.74%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.90%) Windows
2 23 (8.55%) Linux
3 14 (5.20%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.83%) Unix
5 5 (1.86%) CentOS
5 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.74%) Android
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.37%) Fedora
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.37%) VMS
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (10.78%) Information Security
3 18 (6.69%) Business Intelligence
3 18 (6.69%) Mentoring
4 17 (6.32%) Migration
5 16 (5.95%) DevOps
6 15 (5.58%) Customer Requirements
6 15 (5.58%) Risk Management
6 15 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (5.20%) Analytics
7 14 (5.20%) Waterfall
8 12 (4.46%) CRM
9 11 (4.09%) Project Planning
9 11 (4.09%) Security Architecture
10 10 (3.72%) Project Management
11 9 (3.35%) Asset Management
11 9 (3.35%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.35%) IT Strategy
11 9 (3.35%) Scrum
11 9 (3.35%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.67%) SQL
2 23 (8.55%) Java
3 20 (7.43%) Python
4 13 (4.83%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.09%) Perl
6 9 (3.35%) C
7 7 (2.60%) C#
8 5 (1.86%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.86%) Ruby
9 4 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.49%) C++
9 4 (1.49%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.12%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.12%) VBScript
11 2 (0.74%) ABAP
11 2 (0.74%) ES6
11 2 (0.74%) Go
11 2 (0.74%) R
11 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (7.06%) CISSP
2 16 (5.95%) CISM
3 13 (4.83%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.46%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.23%) Degree
5 6 (2.23%) MCSE
5 6 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.86%) CCIE
7 3 (1.12%) CISA
8 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.74%) MCSA
8 2 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CCDE
9 1 (0.37%) CCIE Wireless
9 1 (0.37%) IISP
9 1 (0.37%) OSCP
9 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 1 (0.37%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.35%) QA
2 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.74%) GDPR
2 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) COBIT
3 1 (0.37%) COSO
3 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 31000
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (7.06%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.97%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.60%) Docker
4 7 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.49%) vSphere
6 3 (1.12%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.12%) XenApp
6 3 (1.12%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.37%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) vCloud
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (4.09%) SCCM
2 9 (3.35%) Ansible
2 9 (3.35%) Puppet
3 5 (1.86%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.86%) Terraform
4 3 (1.12%) IBM BigFix
4 3 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.12%) QRadar
4 3 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (0.74%) CFEngine
5 2 (0.74%) Kibana
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.37%) EnCase
6 1 (0.37%) Packer
6 1 (0.37%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (14.13%) SAP
2 35 (13.01%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.18%) Oracle
4 17 (6.32%) IBM
5 16 (5.95%) VMware
6 10 (3.72%) Cisco
7 8 (2.97%) Citrix
8 7 (2.60%) Symantec
9 5 (1.86%) HP
9 5 (1.86%) Mercator
9 5 (1.86%) Workday
10 4 (1.49%) Mapinfo
10 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.49%) Veritas
11 3 (1.12%) Cognos
11 3 (1.12%) Genesys
11 3 (1.12%) Informatica
11 3 (1.12%) OpenText
11 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.12%) Siebel
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £500 per day +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago