Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 607 555
Rank change year-on-year -72 -52 +83
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 207 281 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 136 226
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £363 £350 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £469 £475
% change year-on-year +9.87% -1.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.94% -
10th Percentile £14.75 £31.70 £26.83
90th Percentile £52.00 £45.90 £63.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £45.75
% change year-on-year +11.84% -16.94% -

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 96,956 94,333 100,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,726 61,958 65,644
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,110 2,812 3,299
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Consultant in the UK

Senior Consultant
Top 14 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 20 October 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 -76 191 £550 +10.00% 133
London -33 118 £550 +4.76% 61
UK excluding London -62 80 £515 +9.87% 85
South East -7 26 £490 +0.77% 19
North of England -29 26 £538 +13.16% 18
North West -19 18 £544 +14.47% 7
Yorkshire -16 8 £475 -7.32% 7
Midlands -40 8 £400 -13.51% 12
East of England 0 7 £450 +34.33% 4
South West -28 7 £475 -9.52% 19
Scotland -20 6 £425 +9.68% 9
East Midlands -2 4 - - 2
West Midlands -31 4 £400 -16.88% 10
Channel Islands - 2 - -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 37 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (15.94%) Finance
3 31 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
5 28 (13.53%) Migration
6 24 (11.59%) Project Management
6 24 (11.59%) SAP
6 24 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (10.63%) Java
8 20 (9.66%) SQL
9 18 (8.70%) Validation
9 18 (8.70%) Scrum
10 17 (8.21%) VMware
11 16 (7.73%) Windows
12 15 (7.25%) Oracle
12 15 (7.25%) Cisco
12 15 (7.25%) Active Directory
12 15 (7.25%) CISSP
12 15 (7.25%) CISM
12 15 (7.25%) Retail
12 15 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
13 14 (6.76%) Test Automation
13 14 (6.76%) Identity Management
13 14 (6.76%) WAN
14 13 (6.28%) Firewall
14 13 (6.28%) Information Security
14 13 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
15 12 (5.80%) Data Centre
15 12 (5.80%) SCCM

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 5 (2.42%) Apache Spark
1 5 (2.42%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.45%) Confluence
3 3 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.45%) Mule
3 3 (1.45%) Mule ESB
4 2 (0.97%) IIS
4 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.97%) SAS
5 1 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (2.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.48%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.93%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.45%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.45%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.97%) SAP MM
3 2 (0.97%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.48%) Endur
4 1 (0.48%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.48%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.48%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.48%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.48%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (14.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.31%) Office 365
4 8 (3.86%) SaaS
5 7 (3.38%) IaaS
5 7 (3.38%) PaaS
6 6 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.93%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.97%) GitHub
9 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.48%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.48%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.48%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.76%) WAN
2 13 (6.28%) Firewall
3 10 (4.83%) LAN
4 8 (3.86%) DNS
5 6 (2.90%) MPLS
5 6 (2.90%) NAS
5 6 (2.90%) SAN
5 6 (2.90%) VSAN
6 5 (2.42%) IPsec
6 5 (2.42%) Network Security
6 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.42%) VPN
7 4 (1.93%) Broadband
7 4 (1.93%) Internet
7 4 (1.93%) Intranet
7 4 (1.93%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.93%) Wireless
8 3 (1.45%) AMQP
8 3 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.45%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.35%) Big Data
3 6 (2.90%) Power BI
4 5 (2.42%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.42%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.93%) Apache Hive
5 4 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.93%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.45%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.97%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.97%) Impala
7 2 (0.97%) SAS EBI
8 1 (0.48%) Cloud Spanner
8 1 (0.48%) HDInsight
8 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.48%) QlikView
8 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.90%) Mercurial
2 6 (2.90%) Subversion
3 5 (2.42%) JIRA
4 3 (1.45%) Selenium
5 2 (0.97%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.97%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.97%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.48%) Gatling
6 1 (0.48%) Hudson
6 1 (0.48%) JMeter
6 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.48%) The Grinder
6 1 (0.48%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.48%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (15.94%) Finance
2 15 (7.25%) Retail
3 11 (5.31%) Banking
3 11 (5.31%) Marketing
4 10 (4.83%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.86%) Legal
5 8 (3.86%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (2.90%) Publishing
7 3 (1.45%) Advertising
7 3 (1.45%) Local Government
7 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.97%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Back Office
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.48%) Front Office
9 1 (0.48%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.80%) SOAP
2 9 (4.35%) REST
2 9 (4.35%) Web Services
3 8 (3.86%) RESTful
4 7 (3.38%) .NET
5 6 (2.90%) JMS
5 6 (2.90%) OAuth
5 6 (2.90%) OpenID
5 6 (2.90%) Spring
6 5 (2.42%) HTML
7 4 (1.93%) JSON
7 4 (1.93%) LDAP
7 4 (1.93%) XML
8 3 (1.45%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.45%) Apache Camel
8 3 (1.45%) CSS
8 3 (1.45%) OAuth2
8 3 (1.45%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.45%) SAML
8 3 (1.45%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.90%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.42%) User Experience
6 4 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.93%) LPAR
6 4 (1.93%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.45%) CESG
7 3 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.97%) Blog
8 2 (0.97%) Clustering
8 2 (0.97%) Fintech
8 2 (0.97%) FMCG
8 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.97%) PKI
8 2 (0.97%) Social Media
8 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.48%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.73%) Windows
2 11 (5.31%) Linux
3 10 (4.83%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.35%) Unix
5 6 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.45%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.97%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.53%) Migration
3 24 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (11.59%) Project Management
4 18 (8.70%) Scrum
4 18 (8.70%) Validation
5 14 (6.76%) Identity Management
5 14 (6.76%) Test Automation
6 13 (6.28%) Information Security
6 13 (6.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (5.31%) Analytics
7 11 (5.31%) DevOps
7 11 (5.31%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (5.31%) ERP
7 11 (5.31%) SOA
8 10 (4.83%) BDD
8 10 (4.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (4.83%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (4.83%) ITIL
8 10 (4.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (10.63%) Java
2 20 (9.66%) SQL
3 12 (5.80%) Python
4 7 (3.38%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.38%) R
4 7 (3.38%) Scala
4 7 (3.38%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.90%) Groovy
6 5 (2.42%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.93%) C#
8 3 (1.45%) Java 8
8 3 (1.45%) Perl
9 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.97%) C
9 2 (0.97%) C++
9 2 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.97%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) ABAP
10 1 (0.48%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.48%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (7.25%) CISM
1 15 (7.25%) CISSP
2 10 (4.83%) CCIE
2 10 (4.83%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (3.86%) CISA
3 8 (3.86%) Degree
4 6 (2.90%) CCNP
4 6 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (2.42%) CRISC
6 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.93%) RHCE
6 4 (1.93%) RHCSA
6 4 (1.93%) RHCVA
7 3 (1.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (1.45%) CCNA
7 3 (1.45%) CSSLP
7 3 (1.45%) MCSE
7 3 (1.45%) Security Cleared
8 2 (0.97%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.97%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.31%) QA
2 7 (3.38%) PMO
3 4 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.97%) SLA
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.48%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.48%) PSD2
System Software
1 15 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.38%) VMware NSX
4 7 (3.38%) vSphere
5 6 (2.90%) KVM
6 4 (1.93%) Firmware
6 4 (1.93%) RHEV
6 4 (1.93%) Samba
6 4 (1.93%) Sendmail
6 4 (1.93%) Veritas File System
6 4 (1.93%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.45%) Docker
7 3 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.45%) OpenAM
7 3 (1.45%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.97%) vCloud
8 2 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (5.80%) SCCM
2 9 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.86%) Ansible
3 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.90%) Puppet
5 5 (2.42%) Terraform
5 5 (2.42%) vRealize
6 4 (1.93%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.93%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.93%) OpenView
6 4 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.93%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 4 (1.93%) yum
7 3 (1.45%) Packer
7 3 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.45%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.97%) Consul
8 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 29 (14.01%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.59%) SAP
3 17 (8.21%) VMware
4 15 (7.25%) Cisco
4 15 (7.25%) Oracle
5 9 (4.35%) Google
6 8 (3.86%) Mercator
7 7 (3.38%) IBM
7 7 (3.38%) Tableau
8 6 (2.90%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.42%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.93%) BMC
10 4 (1.93%) Citrix
10 4 (1.93%) Dell
10 4 (1.93%) HP
10 4 (1.93%) JD Edwards
10 4 (1.93%) Opsware
10 4 (1.93%) Veritas
11 3 (1.45%) Acme Packet
11 3 (1.45%) Sonus