The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Consultant
England / South East
Rank 229 240 240
Rank change year-on-year +11 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 18 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 15
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £443 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £683 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £445 £475
% change year-on-year +20.78% -6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7239 8654 9158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 94.90% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 5298 4876
Median daily rate £401 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Senior Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in the South East

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in the South East

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in the South East

Senior Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Consultant in the South East

Senior Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +21 7 £525 -22.22% 5
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Hampshire +17 2 £431 -9.21% 1
Middlesex - 2 £481 -
Surrey +10 1 £550 -2.22% 2
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £550 -
Senior Consultant
England

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 South East region featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
1 6 (16.67%) SAP
2 5 (13.89%) Information Security
3 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 4 (11.11%) Python
3 4 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Coaching
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (8.33%) Apex Code
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) LTE
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Network Planning
4 3 (8.33%) 3G
4 3 (8.33%) ERP
4 3 (8.33%) SAP BW
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (8.33%) Linux
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.33%) Java
4 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 3 (8.33%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (2.78%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) 3G
1 3 (8.33%) LTE
2 1 (2.78%) CTI
2 1 (2.78%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) INAP
2 1 (2.78%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) MVNO
2 1 (2.78%) SNMP
2 1 (2.78%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (8.33%) SAP BW
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) Big Data
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (2.78%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.78%) GIS
3 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.78%) NewSQL
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) NuoDB
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Hudson
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) jBPM
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.78%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (2.78%) IVR
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.78%) PKI
1 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 3 (8.33%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.56%) Unix
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Information Security
2 3 (8.33%) Coaching
2 3 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (8.33%) ERP
2 3 (8.33%) Network Planning
3 2 (5.56%) Change Management
3 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.56%) DevOps
3 2 (5.56%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
3 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.78%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.78%) ISMS
4 1 (2.78%) Multithreading
4 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) Apex Code
2 3 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) Perl
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) ABAP
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CISA
3 1 (2.78%) CISM
3 1 (2.78%) CISSP
3 1 (2.78%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) GAMP
1 2 (5.56%) GCP
1 2 (5.56%) GMP
1 2 (5.56%) GxP
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
2 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Ansible
1 2 (5.56%) CFEngine
1 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle
1 6 (16.67%) SAP
2 4 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (5.56%) Capita
4 2 (5.56%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) SaltStack
5 1 (2.78%) Genesys
5 1 (2.78%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.78%) Thales
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