The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 447 486 497
Rank change year-on-year +39 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 141 168 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 103 87
Median daily rate £500 £500 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £381 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.88% -  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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
England +31 132 £500 - 68
London -12 67 £525 +2.43% 43
South East +38 19 £500 +11.11% 6
North West +32 17 £475 -13.63% 3
City of London +9 13 £486 -7.38% 15
Cheshire +34 11 £450 -14.28% 2
Berkshire +20 11 £498 -0.50% 2
South West -1 9 £456 +14.06% 3
Bristol -6 6 £463 +23.33% 2
East of England -7 6 £280 -49.09% 3
Manchester +12 5 £500 -11.11% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £450 +24.13% 4
Yorkshire +25 4 £513 - 1
Reading +9 4 £650 +44.44% 1
West Midlands +20 3 £320 -36.00% 2
East Sussex - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire +22 2 £600 - 1
Leeds +19 2 £600 - 1
Birmingham +15 2 £320 -30.81% 1
Hampshire +4 2 £738 +73.52%
Kent +1 2 £503 -8.63%
Essex -12 2 - -
Wales - 2 £475 -
Cardiff - 2 £475 -
South Wales - 2 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £450 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £450 - 1

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 featuring Senior Consultant in the job title.

1 66 (22.84%) Finance
2 50 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (13.84%) Oracle
3 40 (13.84%) SAP
4 39 (13.49%) Banking
5 34 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 31 (10.73%) Windows
7 29 (10.03%) Linux
8 28 (9.69%) SQL
9 27 (9.34%) Java
9 27 (9.34%) Information Security
10 26 (9.00%) Retail
11 23 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 22 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (7.61%) User Experience
13 21 (7.27%) Python
14 20 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (6.57%) Security Cleared
15 19 (6.57%) Active Directory
15 19 (6.57%) DevOps
16 18 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (5.88%) CISSP
17 17 (5.88%) IBM
18 16 (5.54%) Mentoring
18 16 (5.54%) Migration
18 16 (5.54%) VMware
19 15 (5.19%) SQL Server
19 15 (5.19%) Unix
19 15 (5.19%) SC Cleared

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 10 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.42%) CMS
3 6 (2.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.08%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.73%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.38%) Confluence
6 3 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.04%) JBoss
6 3 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.69%) Apache
7 2 (0.69%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.35%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (2.08%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.73%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.73%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.04%) SAP Retail
5 3 (1.04%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.04%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.69%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.69%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.69%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.69%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.69%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.69%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.35%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.92%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.11%) Office 365
4 7 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.73%) IaaS
6 3 (1.04%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (1.04%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.04%) Oracle CX
6 3 (1.04%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (0.69%) SaaS
7 2 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.35%) Boomi
8 1 (0.35%) Datadog
8 1 (0.35%) GitHub
8 1 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.15%) Firewall
2 11 (3.81%) DNS
3 9 (3.11%) Internet
4 7 (2.42%) HTTP
5 6 (2.08%) DHCP
6 4 (1.38%) BIG-IP
6 4 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (1.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.38%) LAN
6 4 (1.38%) LDAP
6 4 (1.38%) Network Security
6 4 (1.38%) VoIP
6 4 (1.38%) VPN
6 4 (1.38%) WAN
6 4 (1.38%) Wireless
7 3 (1.04%) SAN
7 3 (1.04%) Skype
7 3 (1.04%) SSL
7 3 (1.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.84%) GIS
3 10 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.42%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.73%) Big Data
5 5 (1.73%) Power BI
5 5 (1.73%) QlikView
5 5 (1.73%) SAP BW
5 5 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.38%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (1.38%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.04%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.04%) DB2
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (3.46%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.08%) Selenium
3 4 (1.38%) JIRA
4 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.69%) Hudson
5 2 (0.69%) JUnit
5 2 (0.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.69%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.35%) Gradle
6 1 (0.35%) Maven
6 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.35%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.35%) MSI
6 1 (0.35%) NuGet
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (22.84%) Finance
2 39 (13.49%) Banking
3 26 (9.00%) Retail
4 13 (4.50%) Financial Institution
5 12 (4.15%) Marketing
6 10 (3.46%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.73%) Front Office
7 5 (1.73%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.38%) International Banking
8 4 (1.38%) Law
8 4 (1.38%) Local Government
8 4 (1.38%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.04%) Billing
9 3 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.69%) Electronics
10 2 (0.69%) German Language
10 2 (0.69%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.84%) .NET
2 11 (3.81%) Web Services
3 7 (2.42%) CSS
4 5 (1.73%) Spring
5 4 (1.38%) HTML
6 3 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.04%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.04%) REST
6 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
7 2 (0.69%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.69%) CGI
7 2 (0.69%) FastCGI
7 2 (0.69%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (0.69%) LINQ
7 2 (0.69%) Middleware
7 2 (0.69%) RESTful
7 2 (0.69%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.69%) Sass
7 2 (0.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.61%) User Experience
2 18 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.46%) Virtual Team
4 9 (3.11%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.42%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.73%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.38%) iPad
8 3 (1.04%) Blog
8 3 (1.04%) CESG
8 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.04%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.69%) CCTV
9 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.69%) Clustering
9 2 (0.69%) Derivative
9 2 (0.69%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.69%) NHS
9 2 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.73%) Windows
2 29 (10.03%) Linux
3 15 (5.19%) Unix
4 11 (3.81%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.08%) CentOS
5 6 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.69%) Android
7 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.35%) Solaris
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) VMS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (9.34%) Information Security
3 22 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (6.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (6.57%) DevOps
6 16 (5.54%) Mentoring
6 16 (5.54%) Migration
7 15 (5.19%) Analytics
8 14 (4.84%) CRM
9 13 (4.50%) Risk Management
9 13 (4.50%) Scrum
9 13 (4.50%) Waterfall
10 12 (4.15%) E-Commerce
11 11 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (3.81%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (3.46%) Internal Audit
12 10 (3.46%) Project Management
12 10 (3.46%) Project Planning
12 10 (3.46%) Security Architecture
13 9 (3.11%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.69%) SQL
2 27 (9.34%) Java
3 21 (7.27%) Python
4 11 (3.81%) Perl
5 10 (3.46%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.11%) C
7 8 (2.77%) C#
8 6 (2.08%) Ruby
9 5 (1.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.38%) Groovy
10 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.04%) Apex Code
11 3 (1.04%) C++
11 3 (1.04%) Scala
12 2 (0.69%) ABAP
12 2 (0.69%) Go
12 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.69%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.88%) CISSP
3 15 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.15%) CISM
5 7 (2.42%) Degree
6 5 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.73%) MCSE
6 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.38%) CCIE
8 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.35%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.35%) CCDP
9 1 (0.35%) CCNA
9 1 (0.35%) CCNP
9 1 (0.35%) CISA
9 1 (0.35%) ISEB
9 1 (0.35%) MCSA
9 1 (0.35%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.35%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.15%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.35%) GDPR
3 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.35%) ISO 31000
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.35%) MiFID
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (6.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.11%) Docker
2 9 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.08%) vSphere
4 4 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.69%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.69%) XenApp
5 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.35%) vCloud
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (3.46%) Ansible
1 10 (3.46%) Puppet
1 10 (3.46%) SCCM
2 7 (2.42%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.73%) Terraform
5 3 (1.04%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (1.04%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.04%) QRadar
5 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.69%) CFEngine
6 2 (0.69%) Kibana
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.69%) Nessus
6 2 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.35%) EnCase
7 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (13.84%) Oracle
1 40 (13.84%) SAP
2 34 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.88%) IBM
4 16 (5.54%) VMware
5 13 (4.50%) Cisco
6 12 (4.15%) ATG
7 8 (2.77%) Citrix
8 6 (2.08%) Symantec
9 5 (1.73%) F5
9 5 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.73%) Workday
10 4 (1.38%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.38%) HP
10 4 (1.38%) Mapinfo
10 4 (1.38%) Mercator
10 4 (1.38%) NetApp
10 4 (1.38%) Veritas
11 3 (1.04%) Adobe
11 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
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