Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 666 586 594
Rank change year-on-year -80 +8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 217 288 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 163 207
UK median daily rate £550 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £383 £375 £375
90th Percentile £693 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £519 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +9.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.10% +24.00% -37.50%
10th Percentile £14.75 £19.04 £22.50
90th Percentile £61.88 £44.30 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +37.10% +24.00% -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 97,100 90,804 103,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.98% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,580 58,945 67,529
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £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 3,113 2,801 3,120
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.97 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -82 202 £550 +10.00% 123
London -52 112 £550 +5.26% 63
UK excluding London -45 100 £519 +9.21% 64
North of England -22 37 £550 +10.00% 18
North West -15 28 £550 +10.00% 12
South East -28 28 £495 -2.94% 23
East of England -14 12 £550 +64.18% 3
Yorkshire -10 9 £475 -7.32% 5
South West -16 9 £475 -1.30% 6
Scotland -33 9 £431 +11.29% 4
Midlands -31 7 £450 +5.88% 9
East Midlands -5 4 £450 - 3
West Midlands -29 3 £475 +48.44% 6
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (17.97%) Finance
3 35 (16.13%) Migration
3 35 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 35 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (13.36%) SAP
6 23 (10.60%) Linux
6 23 (10.60%) SQL
7 22 (10.14%) Java
8 20 (9.22%) Windows
9 19 (8.76%) Python
9 19 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (8.76%) DevOps
10 17 (7.83%) Active Directory
10 17 (7.83%) Retail
11 16 (7.37%) Scrum
11 16 (7.37%) Project Management
11 16 (7.37%) Web Services
11 16 (7.37%) Data Centre
12 15 (6.91%) ERP
12 15 (6.91%) VMware
12 15 (6.91%) Test Automation
12 15 (6.91%) Puppet
13 14 (6.45%) Git (software)
13 14 (6.45%) Validation
13 14 (6.45%) CISM
13 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
13 14 (6.45%) CISSP
13 14 (6.45%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (1.84%) Apache
2 3 (1.38%) Mule
2 3 (1.38%) Mule ESB
2 3 (1.38%) SAS
3 2 (0.92%) Confluence
3 2 (0.92%) IIS
3 2 (0.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.92%) NetWeaver
3 2 (0.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.46%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.23%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.92%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.92%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.92%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.92%) SAP PLM
2 2 (0.92%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.92%) SAP SD
2 2 (0.92%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.92%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.46%) Actimize
3 1 (0.46%) Endur
3 1 (0.46%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.46%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.46%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (5.99%) Office 365
4 9 (4.15%) PaaS
5 7 (3.23%) SaaS
6 6 (2.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (2.76%) IaaS
7 5 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.92%) GitHub
10 2 (0.92%) Serverless
11 1 (0.46%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.46%) Veeva
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.07%) DNS
1 11 (5.07%) Firewall
2 9 (4.15%) WAN
3 8 (3.69%) LAN
4 7 (3.23%) SAN
5 6 (2.76%) NAS
5 6 (2.76%) Network Security
5 6 (2.76%) VPN
6 5 (2.30%) HTTP
7 4 (1.84%) iSCSI
7 4 (1.84%) SMTP
7 4 (1.84%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.84%) VSAN
8 3 (1.38%) AMQP
8 3 (1.38%) Broadband
8 3 (1.38%) Internet
8 3 (1.38%) Intranet
8 3 (1.38%) IPsec
8 3 (1.38%) SMS
8 3 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.30%) Big Data
3 5 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.30%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.30%) Power BI
3 5 (2.30%) RDBMS
4 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.38%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.92%) Apache Hive
6 2 (0.92%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (0.92%) Impala
6 2 (0.92%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.92%) SAS EBI
6 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.99%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.15%) Subversion
4 6 (2.76%) Mercurial
5 5 (2.30%) JIRA
5 5 (2.30%) Selenium
6 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.92%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.46%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.46%) CF BOSH
8 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.46%) Gatling
8 1 (0.46%) JMeter
8 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.46%) The Grinder
8 1 (0.46%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (17.97%) Finance
2 17 (7.83%) Retail
3 11 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.15%) Banking
5 6 (2.76%) Marketing
5 6 (2.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 6 (2.76%) Publishing
6 4 (1.84%) Legal
6 4 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.38%) Advertising
7 3 (1.38%) Law
7 3 (1.38%) Local Government
8 2 (0.92%) Automotive
8 2 (0.92%) Billing
8 2 (0.92%) Front Office
9 1 (0.46%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.46%) Back Office
9 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.37%) Web Services
2 13 (5.99%) SOAP
3 12 (5.53%) .NET
4 11 (5.07%) REST
5 7 (3.23%) JSON
5 7 (3.23%) RESTful
6 6 (2.76%) OAuth
6 6 (2.76%) OpenID
6 6 (2.76%) Spring
7 5 (2.30%) HTML
7 5 (2.30%) JMS
8 4 (1.84%) CSS
8 4 (1.84%) LDAP
8 4 (1.84%) Middleware
8 4 (1.84%) WCF
9 3 (1.38%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.38%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (1.38%) SAML
9 3 (1.38%) Spring Integration
9 3 (1.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.69%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 5 (2.30%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.30%) User Experience
6 4 (1.84%) LPAR
6 4 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.84%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.38%) Blog
7 3 (1.38%) Fintech
7 3 (1.38%) PKI
8 2 (0.92%) CESG
8 2 (0.92%) Clustering
8 2 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.92%) FMCG
8 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.60%) Linux
2 20 (9.22%) Windows
3 10 (4.61%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (4.15%) Unix
5 5 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.46%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.46%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.82%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.13%) Migration
3 30 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (8.76%) DevOps
5 16 (7.37%) Project Management
5 16 (7.37%) Scrum
6 15 (6.91%) ERP
6 15 (6.91%) Test Automation
7 14 (6.45%) Validation
8 13 (5.99%) SOA
9 12 (5.53%) Analytics
9 12 (5.53%) BDD
9 12 (5.53%) Information Security
9 12 (5.53%) Mentoring
10 11 (5.07%) Identity Management
10 11 (5.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.61%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.61%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (10.60%) SQL
2 22 (10.14%) Java
3 19 (8.76%) Python
4 10 (4.61%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.69%) C#
6 7 (3.23%) Groovy
6 7 (3.23%) Ruby
7 6 (2.76%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.76%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.76%) Scala
8 5 (2.30%) R
8 5 (2.30%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.84%) Perl
9 4 (1.84%) PHP
10 3 (1.38%) ABAP
10 3 (1.38%) Java 8
11 2 (0.92%) C++
11 2 (0.92%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.92%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.46%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (6.45%) CISM
1 14 (6.45%) CISSP
2 13 (5.99%) Degree
3 9 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.76%) CISA
5 6 (2.76%) RHCE
5 6 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.30%) CCIE
6 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.84%) CRISC
7 4 (1.84%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.84%) RHCVA
8 3 (1.38%) MCSE
8 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.38%) PMP
8 3 (1.38%) VCAP
9 2 (0.92%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) QA
2 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.84%) SLA
4 3 (1.38%) PMO
5 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.92%) PSD2
6 1 (0.46%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.53%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.76%) Docker
4 6 (2.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.76%) VMware NSX
5 5 (2.30%) KVM
5 5 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.84%) Firmware
6 4 (1.84%) RHEV
6 4 (1.84%) Samba
6 4 (1.84%) Sendmail
6 4 (1.84%) Veritas File System
6 4 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.84%) vSphere
7 3 (1.38%) OpenAM
7 3 (1.38%) OpenDJ
8 2 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.92%) vCloud
9 1 (0.46%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.91%) Puppet
2 14 (6.45%) Ansible
3 12 (5.53%) Kubernetes
3 12 (5.53%) SCCM
3 12 (5.53%) Terraform
4 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.30%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.84%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.84%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (1.84%) OpenView
6 4 (1.84%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.84%) yum
7 3 (1.38%) Consul
7 3 (1.38%) Packer
7 3 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 29 (13.36%) SAP
3 15 (6.91%) VMware
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle
5 8 (3.69%) Cisco
5 8 (3.69%) IBM
5 8 (3.69%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.76%) Mercator
6 6 (2.76%) Tableau
7 5 (2.30%) Google
8 4 (1.84%) BMC
8 4 (1.84%) Citrix
8 4 (1.84%) Dell
8 4 (1.84%) HP
8 4 (1.84%) Opsware
8 4 (1.84%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.84%) Veritas
9 3 (1.38%) ForgeRock
9 3 (1.38%) hybris
10 2 (0.92%) EMC