The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 220 250 253
Rank change year-on-year +30 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 19 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 14
Median daily rate £500 £450 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £550 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year -34.88% -  

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 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 +24 11 £498 -0.50% 2
East Sussex - 3 - -
Hampshire +12 2 £738 +73.52%
Kent -1 2 £503 -8.63%
Surrey +2 1 - -
Senior Consultant
England

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Python
3 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Data Management
4 5 (13.89%) QA
4 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
5 4 (11.11%) Coaching
5 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.11%) Open Source
5 4 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
5 4 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 4 (11.11%) Finance
5 4 (11.11%) GIS
5 4 (11.11%) ArcGIS
5 4 (11.11%) Information Security
5 4 (11.11%) Mapinfo
5 4 (11.11%) Internet
6 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (8.33%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
6 3 (8.33%) Unix
6 3 (8.33%) Windows
6 3 (8.33%) Migration
6 3 (8.33%) Apex Code
6 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (5.56%) DevOps

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) SAP FI-AP
2 1 (2.78%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) 4G
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) CTI
2 1 (2.78%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) Diameter Protocol
2 1 (2.78%) DNS
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) IKE
2 1 (2.78%) INAP
2 1 (2.78%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (2.78%) IPsec
2 1 (2.78%) LTE
2 1 (2.78%) MVNO
2 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.78%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.78%) SNMP
2 1 (2.78%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
1 4 (11.11%) GIS
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.78%) Power BI
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Hudson
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.78%) jBPM
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) Node.js
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.56%) Internet of Things
1 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) CESG
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (2.78%) Cybercrime
2 1 (2.78%) iSeries
2 1 (2.78%) IVR
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
2 3 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Data Management
1 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
2 4 (11.11%) Coaching
2 4 (11.11%) Data Acquisition
2 4 (11.11%) Information Security
2 4 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (5.56%) CRM
4 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.56%) DevOps
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Management
4 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.56%) Network Design
4 2 (5.56%) Project Management
4 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.56%) Use Case
4 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) Python
3 3 (8.33%) Apex Code
3 3 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (5.56%) Java
4 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) CCIE
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CISM
3 1 (2.78%) CISSP
3 1 (2.78%) MBA
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 31000
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) vCloud
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
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%) Kibana
2 1 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (11.11%) Mapinfo
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) SaltStack
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Ariba
4 1 (2.78%) Blue Prism
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco
4 1 (2.78%) Genesys
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) OpenText
4 1 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (2.78%) Thales