Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 672 611 575
Rank change year-on-year -61 -36 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 218 271 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 136 169
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -1.00%
10th Percentile £359 £344 £363
90th Percentile £685 £750 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £475 £474
% change year-on-year -0.53% +0.26% -0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £66.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -32.33% -
10th Percentile £30.60 £42.50 £65.75
90th Percentile £54.50 £47.50 £67.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £66.50
% change year-on-year - -32.33% -

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 94,142 94,370 90,851
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.92% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,182 62,737 59,340
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,881 2,760 3,184
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +0.40% -3.17%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 -41 198 £525 - 128
London -15 120 £550 - 55
UK excluding London -62 88 £473 -0.53% 83
South East +10 36 £490 +8.89% 20
North of England -14 25 £460 -5.64% 19
North West -5 19 £470 -30.37% 12
Scotland -7 10 - - 5
East of England +4 9 £470 -6.00% 9
Yorkshire -4 6 £450 -7.69% 5
Midlands -25 5 £450 -4.00% 14
West Midlands -37 4 £450 -6.49% 11
Channel Islands - 2 - -
East Midlands +5 1 - - 3
South West -32 1 £475 -11.63% 11

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 40 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.89%) Finance
3 33 (15.14%) Microsoft
4 32 (14.68%) SAP
5 28 (12.84%) SQL
6 27 (12.39%) Oracle
6 27 (12.39%) Migration
7 23 (10.55%) Java
8 22 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (9.17%) Project Management
10 19 (8.72%) Active Directory
10 19 (8.72%) Test Automation
11 18 (8.26%) Windows
11 18 (8.26%) VMware
11 18 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (7.80%) DevOps
13 15 (6.88%) Information Security
13 15 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (6.88%) Validation
13 15 (6.88%) ITIL
13 15 (6.88%) Cisco
14 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
14 14 (6.42%) Identity Management
14 14 (6.42%) Degree
14 14 (6.42%) QA
15 13 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
15 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
15 13 (5.96%) Office 365

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 7 (3.21%) SharePoint
1 7 (3.21%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.75%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.75%) Confluence
3 4 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.83%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.38%) Mule
4 3 (1.38%) Mule ESB
5 2 (0.92%) Appian
5 2 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.92%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.46%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.46%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.46%) InVision
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (2.75%) OpenText VIM for SAP
1 6 (2.75%) SAP CO
1 6 (2.75%) SAP FI
1 6 (2.75%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (2.29%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.83%) SAP BPC
3 4 (1.83%) SAP MM
4 3 (1.38%) SAP MDG
4 3 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.92%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.92%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.46%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.46%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.46%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.46%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.46%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.46%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (10.09%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.96%) IaaS
3 13 (5.96%) Office 365
4 11 (5.05%) PaaS
5 10 (4.59%) SaaS
6 6 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.92%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.46%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.46%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.46%) Datadog
10 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.59%) VSAN
2 8 (3.67%) Firewall
3 7 (3.21%) VoIP
4 6 (2.75%) Network Security
5 5 (2.29%) WAN
6 4 (1.83%) DNS
6 4 (1.83%) Internet
6 4 (1.83%) MPLS
6 4 (1.83%) Skype
6 4 (1.83%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.83%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.38%) AMQP
7 3 (1.38%) BGP
7 3 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.38%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.38%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.38%) OSPF
7 3 (1.38%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.38%) VLAN
7 3 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.05%) Big Data
3 8 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (3.21%) SAP BW
5 6 (2.75%) Relational Database
6 5 (2.29%) Power BI
6 5 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.83%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.38%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.38%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.92%) DB2
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.92%) MySQL
9 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.46%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (5.96%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.59%) Selenium
3 7 (3.21%) JIRA
4 6 (2.75%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.29%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 4 (1.83%) Maven
7 3 (1.38%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.38%) JUnit
7 3 (1.38%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.92%) gulp
8 2 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.46%) Ant
9 1 (0.46%) GoCD
9 1 (0.46%) Hudson
9 1 (0.46%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.46%) Subversion
9 1 (0.46%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (17.89%) Finance
2 12 (5.50%) Banking
3 10 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.67%) Marketing
4 8 (3.67%) Retail
5 7 (3.21%) Law
6 5 (2.29%) Legal
6 5 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.92%) Advertising
7 2 (0.92%) Front Office
8 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.46%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) Web Services
2 9 (4.13%) .NET
2 9 (4.13%) OAuth
2 9 (4.13%) OpenID
3 8 (3.67%) REST
4 7 (3.21%) XML
5 6 (2.75%) Gherkin
5 6 (2.75%) JMS
5 6 (2.75%) SOAP
5 6 (2.75%) Spring
6 5 (2.29%) Apache Camel
7 4 (1.83%) JSON
7 4 (1.83%) RESTful
7 4 (1.83%) Spring Integration
8 3 (1.38%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.38%) Java EE
8 3 (1.38%) LDAP
8 3 (1.38%) OAuth2
8 3 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (1.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.75%) User Experience
3 6 (2.75%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.38%) CESG
5 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.38%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.92%) CAN bus
6 2 (0.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.92%) FMCG
6 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
6 2 (0.92%) Social Media
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) IVR
7 1 (0.46%) New Media
7 1 (0.46%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.26%) Windows
2 12 (5.50%) Unix
3 9 (4.13%) Linux
3 9 (4.13%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.83%) Solaris
5 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.92%) AIX
6 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.92%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.92%) zOS
7 1 (0.46%) Android
7 1 (0.46%) CentOS
7 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (12.39%) Migration
3 22 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (9.17%) Project Management
5 19 (8.72%) Test Automation
6 17 (7.80%) DevOps
7 15 (6.88%) Information Security
7 15 (6.88%) ITIL
7 15 (6.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.88%) Validation
8 14 (6.42%) Identity Management
9 13 (5.96%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (5.50%) ETL
11 11 (5.05%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.05%) Scrum
12 10 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 10 (4.59%) Customer Requirements
13 9 (4.13%) Data Loss Prevention
13 9 (4.13%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.84%) SQL
2 23 (10.55%) Java
3 12 (5.50%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.59%) Python
5 8 (3.67%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.29%) C
6 5 (2.29%) C#
7 4 (1.83%) C++
7 4 (1.83%) R
7 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.38%) Ruby
9 2 (0.92%) ABAP
9 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.92%) Embedded C
9 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.92%) Scala
9 2 (0.92%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.46%) Go
10 1 (0.46%) Java 8
10 1 (0.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.42%) Degree
2 11 (5.05%) CISM
2 11 (5.05%) CISSP
3 10 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.21%) CCIE
5 7 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.75%) CCNP
6 6 (2.75%) CISA
7 3 (1.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (1.38%) CCNA
7 3 (1.38%) CRISC
7 3 (1.38%) CSSLP
7 3 (1.38%) MCSE
7 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.92%) PMP
8 2 (0.92%) VCAP
8 2 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.42%) QA
2 9 (4.13%) PMO
3 4 (1.83%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.92%) GDPR
4 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.92%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.46%) COBIT
5 1 (0.46%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.46%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.46%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (8.72%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.05%) vSphere
3 10 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.21%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.75%) Docker
6 3 (1.38%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.38%) NFS
6 3 (1.38%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.38%) OpenDJ
6 3 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.38%) XenApp
6 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.46%) KVM
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (4.59%) SCCM
2 8 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.67%) vRealize
3 7 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (3.21%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (3.21%) Puppet
3 7 (3.21%) Single Sign-On
3 7 (3.21%) Terraform
4 6 (2.75%) Ansible
4 6 (2.75%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (2.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 4 (1.83%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.38%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.38%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.92%) PingFederate
8 1 (0.46%) Consul
8 1 (0.46%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.46%) Salt
8 1 (0.46%) SELinux
Vendors
1 33 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 32 (14.68%) SAP
3 27 (12.39%) Oracle
4 18 (8.26%) VMware
5 15 (6.88%) Cisco
6 11 (5.05%) Mercator
7 10 (4.59%) IBM
8 8 (3.67%) Ariba
8 8 (3.67%) Dell
8 8 (3.67%) Google
9 6 (2.75%) OpenText
9 6 (2.75%) Tableau
10 5 (2.29%) Acme Packet
10 5 (2.29%) Citrix
10 5 (2.29%) Informatica
10 5 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.29%) Sonus
10 5 (2.29%) Sun
11 4 (1.83%) EMC
11 4 (1.83%) HP