Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 545 629
Rank change year-on-year -59 +84 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 283 359 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.36% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 223 179
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £345 £375 £346
90th Percentile £675 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £469 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -1.32% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £45.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.94% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £45.75 -
% change year-on-year -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 94988 99866 108209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62434 65085 68726
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2825 3256 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 23 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Consultant over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 -38 263 £500 - 56
London -40 139 £513 -2.38% 40
UK excluding London +2 123 £469 -1.32% 19
North of England +66 32 £475 -13.64% 7
Midlands +37 30 £463 -2.63%
South East -3 27 £486 +2.37% 7
North West +27 25 £475 -13.64% 4
West Midlands +32 19 £481 +1.32%
East of England -34 14 £335 -33.00%
South West -14 13 £525 +31.25% 2
East Midlands +9 11 £450 -
Scotland -7 5 £388 -16.22% 3
Yorkshire +21 4 £513 +20.59% 2
North East +77 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -
Wales - 1 £300 -

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 78 (27.56%) Finance
2 39 (13.78%) Microsoft
3 37 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (11.66%) SAP
5 29 (10.25%) Banking
5 29 (10.25%) Windows
6 28 (9.89%) Java
7 27 (9.54%) Migration
8 25 (8.83%) Information Security
9 23 (8.13%) SQL
10 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 22 (7.77%) Analytics
11 21 (7.42%) CRM
12 19 (6.71%) Oracle
13 18 (6.36%) SQL Server
13 18 (6.36%) JavaScript
13 18 (6.36%) Active Directory
13 18 (6.36%) Risk Management
13 18 (6.36%) User Experience
14 16 (5.65%) VMware
14 16 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (5.65%) CISSP
14 16 (5.65%) Linux
14 16 (5.65%) Unix
14 16 (5.65%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (5.30%) Big Data
15 15 (5.30%) .NET
15 15 (5.30%) Python
16 14 (4.95%) Retail
16 14 (4.95%) Project Management

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 (3.53%) SharePoint
1 10 (3.53%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.12%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.12%) WebLogic
3 5 (1.77%) Apache
4 4 (1.41%) JBoss
4 4 (1.41%) SAS
4 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.06%) CMS
5 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.35%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.35%) InVision
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (2.47%) SAP FI
2 7 (2.47%) SAP Retail
3 6 (2.12%) SAP CO
3 6 (2.12%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (2.12%) SAP FSCM
4 4 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.41%) SAP CAR
4 4 (1.41%) SAP SD
5 3 (1.06%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.71%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.71%) Pega PRPC
6 2 (0.71%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.71%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.71%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.71%) SAP POS DM
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.83%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (2.83%) Office 365
5 5 (1.77%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.06%) PaaS
6 3 (1.06%) SaaS
7 2 (0.71%) IaaS
7 2 (0.71%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.35%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.89%) Firewall
2 8 (2.83%) Skype
3 6 (2.12%) DNS
3 6 (2.12%) SAN
4 5 (1.77%) Internet
4 5 (1.77%) NAS
5 4 (1.41%) DHCP
5 4 (1.41%) LAN
5 4 (1.41%) WAN
6 3 (1.06%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.06%) Network Security
6 3 (1.06%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.06%) VPN
6 3 (1.06%) Wireless
7 2 (0.71%) HTTP
7 2 (0.71%) ICMP
7 2 (0.71%) IPsec
7 2 (0.71%) SSL
7 2 (0.71%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.30%) Big Data
3 9 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.47%) GIS
4 7 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.77%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.06%) Flink
8 3 (1.06%) MySQL
8 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.06%) Pentaho
8 3 (1.06%) Power BI
8 3 (1.06%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.06%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.41%) Axure RP
2 4 (1.41%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.41%) Selenium
3 3 (1.06%) Subversion
4 2 (0.71%) JMeter
4 2 (0.71%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.71%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.71%) webpack
5 1 (0.35%) GitLab
5 1 (0.35%) JBehave
5 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.35%) OllyDbg
5 1 (0.35%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.35%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (0.35%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 78 (27.56%) Finance
2 29 (10.25%) Banking
3 14 (4.95%) Retail
4 11 (3.89%) Front Office
4 11 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.83%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.83%) Marketing
6 7 (2.47%) Back Office
7 5 (1.77%) Billing
8 4 (1.41%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.71%) German Language
10 2 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.71%) Legal
10 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Automotive
11 1 (0.35%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.35%) International Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.30%) .NET
2 10 (3.53%) HTML
3 9 (3.18%) Middleware
4 8 (2.83%) CSS
5 7 (2.47%) Web Services
6 6 (2.12%) HTML5
6 6 (2.12%) REST
7 5 (1.77%) J2EE
7 5 (1.77%) Kafka
7 5 (1.77%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (1.41%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.41%) RESTful
9 3 (1.06%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.06%) Rendezvous
9 3 (1.06%) Spring
9 3 (1.06%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.71%) Ajax
10 2 (0.71%) CGI
10 2 (0.71%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.71%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.36%) User Experience
2 13 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.47%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.12%) CESG
5 6 (2.12%) PKI
5 6 (2.12%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.77%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.41%) Data Structures
7 4 (1.41%) FMCG
7 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.06%) Equities
8 3 (1.06%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.06%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.71%) Clustering
9 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.71%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.25%) Windows
2 16 (5.65%) Linux
2 16 (5.65%) Unix
3 14 (4.95%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.71%) Android
5 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) CentOS
6 1 (0.35%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (0.35%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.35%) VMS
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (13.07%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (9.54%) Migration
3 25 (8.83%) Information Security
4 22 (7.77%) Analytics
5 21 (7.42%) CRM
6 18 (6.36%) Risk Management
7 16 (5.65%) Customer Requirements
7 16 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (4.95%) Project Management
9 13 (4.59%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.24%) DevOps
11 11 (3.89%) TDD
12 10 (3.53%) BDD
12 10 (3.53%) ETL
12 10 (3.53%) Risk Assessment
12 10 (3.53%) Security Architecture
12 10 (3.53%) Security Management
13 9 (3.18%) Data Modelling
13 9 (3.18%) Internal Audit
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.89%) Java
2 23 (8.13%) SQL
3 18 (6.36%) JavaScript
4 15 (5.30%) Python
5 9 (3.18%) C#
6 8 (2.83%) C
6 8 (2.83%) Perl
7 7 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.41%) Go
8 4 (1.41%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.41%) VBScript
9 3 (1.06%) C++
9 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.06%) VBA
10 2 (0.71%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.71%) ES6
10 2 (0.71%) R
10 2 (0.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.35%) Scala
11 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (5.65%) CISSP
2 13 (4.59%) CISM
3 12 (4.24%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.18%) Degree
4 9 (3.18%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.77%) CISA
5 5 (1.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.41%) CCIE
6 4 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.06%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.06%) PCI QSA
7 3 (1.06%) SANS
7 3 (1.06%) VCAP
7 3 (1.06%) VCP6
8 2 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.71%) MCSE
8 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.71%) PMP
8 2 (0.71%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) GDPR
1 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 4 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.41%) QA
3 3 (1.06%) NIST 800
3 3 (1.06%) PA-DSS
3 3 (1.06%) PMO
4 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) COSO
5 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.18%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.12%) XenApp
4 6 (2.12%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.77%) vSphere
6 4 (1.41%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.06%) vCloud
7 3 (1.06%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.71%) XenServer
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
9 1 (0.35%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (3.18%) SCCM
2 6 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (1.77%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (1.77%) Puppet
4 4 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.06%) Ansible
5 3 (1.06%) Terraform
6 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.71%) MOM
6 2 (0.71%) Packer
6 2 (0.71%) SCOM
6 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
6 2 (0.71%) vRealize
6 2 (0.71%) WSUS
7 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.35%) Consul
7 1 (0.35%) EnCase
7 1 (0.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 39 (13.78%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.66%) SAP
3 19 (6.71%) Oracle
4 16 (5.65%) VMware
5 14 (4.95%) Cisco
6 13 (4.59%) IBM
7 8 (2.83%) TIBCO
8 7 (2.47%) Citrix
8 7 (2.47%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.12%) AppSense
10 5 (1.77%) OpenText
10 5 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.77%) Symantec
11 4 (1.41%) Altiris
11 4 (1.41%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.41%) Splunk
12 3 (1.06%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.06%) Hyperion
12 3 (1.06%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.06%) Juniper