Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £528 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 May 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
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 675 538 624
Rank change year-on-year -137 +86 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 212 289 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 157 153
UK median daily rate £528 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £381 £373 £363
90th Percentile £704 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £463 £440
% change year-on-year +10.81% +5.11% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £16.28 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.06% -34.88% -37.50%
10th Percentile £14.75 £16.17 £22.50
90th Percentile £54.75 £16.39 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £16.28 £25.00
% change year-on-year +161.06% -34.88% -37.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,495 85,506 100,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.91% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,722 55,490 65,035
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,000 2,914 3,144
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +17.08%

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 May 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
England -104 194 £550 +7.32% 105
London -102 105 £550 +4.76% 62
UK excluding London -51 103 £513 +10.81% 48
North of England -29 28 £525 +3.70% 17
South East -40 27 £500 +1.27% 12
North West -27 23 £575 +15.00% 9
East of England +8 17 £550 +76.00% 6
Midlands +1 12 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -41 11 £419 +3.08% 7
East Midlands +1 8 £485 +14.12% 1
South West +3 6 £400 - 4
Wales -7 4 £450 +51.26% 1
Yorkshire -15 4 £500 -16.67% 5
West Midlands -21 2 £443 +4.12%
North East +10 1 £470 - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Senior Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 43 (20.28%) Finance
2 42 (19.81%) Microsoft
3 37 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (14.62%) Linux
6 29 (13.68%) SQL
7 28 (13.21%) DevOps
8 27 (12.74%) Windows
9 26 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
10 24 (11.32%) SAP
11 22 (10.38%) Python
12 21 (9.91%) Migration
12 21 (9.91%) Project Management
12 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
13 20 (9.43%) Office 365
14 19 (8.96%) Firewall
14 19 (8.96%) ERP
15 18 (8.49%) Active Directory
16 16 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (7.55%) SQL Server
16 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (7.55%) Terraform
17 15 (7.08%) Ansible
17 15 (7.08%) Degree
17 15 (7.08%) Puppet
18 14 (6.60%) SC Cleared
18 14 (6.60%) Java
18 14 (6.60%) Banking
18 14 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
19 13 (6.13%) Data Centre

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (4.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.89%) Apache
3 3 (1.42%) SAS
3 3 (1.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.94%) IIS
4 2 (0.94%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) Confluence
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.94%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.47%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.94%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.94%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.94%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.47%) Actimize
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.47%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 37 (17.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.43%) Office 365
4 11 (5.19%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.25%) PaaS
6 7 (3.30%) SaaS
7 6 (2.83%) IaaS
8 5 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (2.36%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.89%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (1.89%) Serverless
10 3 (1.42%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.42%) Heroku
11 2 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.94%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (0.94%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.47%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.96%) Firewall
2 12 (5.66%) WAN
3 7 (3.30%) SAN
4 6 (2.83%) DNS
4 6 (2.83%) HTTP
5 5 (2.36%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.36%) LAN
5 5 (2.36%) VPN
6 4 (1.89%) InfiniBand
6 4 (1.89%) Internet
7 3 (1.42%) MPLS
7 3 (1.42%) Network Security
7 3 (1.42%) SMTP
7 3 (1.42%) VSAN
7 3 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.42%) Wireless
8 2 (0.94%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.94%) NAS
8 2 (0.94%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.77%) Hadoop
3 7 (3.30%) Big Data
4 5 (2.36%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
5 4 (1.89%) Data Lake
5 4 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.42%) MySQL
6 3 (1.42%) Power BI
6 3 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.94%) HBase
7 2 (0.94%) HDInsight
7 2 (0.94%) Redis
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.89%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.42%) JIRA
4 3 (1.42%) Selenium
4 3 (1.42%) Subversion
5 2 (0.94%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.94%) CF BOSH
5 2 (0.94%) GitLab
5 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.94%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.47%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.47%) JUnit
6 1 (0.47%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.47%) Mocha
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.47%) Zephyr
General
1 43 (20.28%) Finance
2 14 (6.60%) Banking
3 7 (3.30%) Marketing
3 7 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.83%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.83%) Retail
5 5 (2.36%) Legal
6 4 (1.89%) Billing
6 4 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.42%) Front Office
7 3 (1.42%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.94%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.47%) Automotive
9 1 (0.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.66%) Web Services
2 9 (4.25%) .NET
3 6 (2.83%) Middleware
4 5 (2.36%) HTML
4 5 (2.36%) JSON
5 4 (1.89%) J2EE
5 4 (1.89%) REST
6 3 (1.42%) CSS
6 3 (1.42%) HTML5
6 3 (1.42%) JDBC
6 3 (1.42%) JMS
6 3 (1.42%) SOAP
6 3 (1.42%) XML
6 3 (1.42%) XSLT
7 2 (0.94%) EDI
7 2 (0.94%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.94%) JNDI
7 2 (0.94%) MDX
7 2 (0.94%) RESTful
7 2 (0.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.30%) Public Cloud
4 6 (2.83%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.36%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.42%) Blog
6 3 (1.42%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 3 (1.42%) Fintech
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) DataPower
7 2 (0.94%) EFT
7 2 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.94%) PKI
7 2 (0.94%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.94%) User Experience
7 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (14.62%) Linux
2 27 (12.74%) Windows
3 6 (2.83%) Unix
3 6 (2.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.21%) DevOps
3 21 (9.91%) Migration
3 21 (9.91%) Project Management
4 19 (8.96%) ERP
5 16 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (6.60%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (6.13%) Service Management
8 12 (5.66%) Analytics
8 12 (5.66%) Information Security
9 11 (5.19%) Scrum
10 10 (4.72%) Change Management
10 10 (4.72%) ITIL
10 10 (4.72%) SIEM
11 9 (4.25%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (4.25%) Mentoring
12 8 (3.77%) CRM
12 8 (3.77%) Deployment Automation
12 8 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 29 (13.68%) SQL
2 22 (10.38%) Python
3 14 (6.60%) Java
4 8 (3.77%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.77%) Ruby
5 7 (3.30%) C#
5 7 (3.30%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.36%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.36%) PHP
6 5 (2.36%) R
7 4 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.42%) ABAP
8 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 2 (0.94%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 2 (0.94%) ES6
10 1 (0.47%) Groovy
10 1 (0.47%) Java 8
10 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.08%) Degree
3 14 (6.60%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.77%) CISSP
4 8 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.30%) CISM
5 7 (3.30%) MCSE
6 5 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.36%) CCIE
6 5 (2.36%) CISA
6 5 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.42%) CCNA
7 3 (1.42%) CCNP
7 3 (1.42%) CEH
7 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.42%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.42%) PMP
7 3 (1.42%) VCAP
8 2 (0.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.30%) SLA
2 5 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.89%) GDPR
3 4 (1.89%) QA
4 3 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.94%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.94%) PSD2
6 1 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.47%) IFRS
System Software
1 18 (8.49%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.19%) Docker
3 8 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.36%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.42%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.42%) vSphere
6 2 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (7.55%) Terraform
2 15 (7.08%) Ansible
2 15 (7.08%) Puppet
3 11 (5.19%) Kubernetes
4 10 (4.72%) SCCM
5 8 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.89%) Packer
6 4 (1.89%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.42%) Consul
7 3 (1.42%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.42%) QRadar
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.94%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 42 (19.81%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.32%) SAP
3 12 (5.66%) Oracle
3 12 (5.66%) VMware
4 8 (3.77%) IBM
5 6 (2.83%) Cisco
6 5 (2.36%) Mercator
6 5 (2.36%) Tableau
7 4 (1.89%) Citrix
7 4 (1.89%) Remedy
7 4 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.89%) SolarWinds
8 3 (1.42%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.42%) EMC
8 3 (1.42%) Hitachi
8 3 (1.42%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.42%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.94%) Adobe
9 2 (0.94%) HP
9 2 (0.94%) NetApp