The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 454 521 460
Rank change year-on-year +67 -61  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 151 127 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 74 102
Median daily rate £550 £500 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -0.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £383 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £636 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £445 £475
% change year-on-year +23.59% -6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +64 126 £525 +5.00% 76
London +54 75 £535 +1.90% 46
South East +7 16 £531 +11.84% 8
North West +40 15 £550 +10.00% 2
City of London +3 10 £525 - 11
Manchester +24 9 £550 +10.00% 1
Scotland +33 7 £413 +3.77% 4
East of England +1 7 £425 -1.73% 5
Edinburgh +25 6 £413 +10.00% 3
Berkshire +24 6 £525 -12.50% 3
Cheshire - 5 - - 1
Hertfordshire -1 4 £650 +50.28% 2
Enfield - 4 - -
Reading +8 3 £525 -12.50%
South West -9 3 £400 -1.53% 2
Exeter - 3 £400 -
Devon - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 - -
Yorkshire +14 2 £756 +59.21% 4
West Midlands +11 2 £425 +2.90% 3
Hampshire +10 2 £431 -9.21% 1
Surrey -2 2 £550 -2.22% 1
East Midlands -4 2 - - 2
Essex - 2 £413 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - -
Fleet +24 1 £538 +13.15%
South Wales +15 1 £120 -70.00% 1
West Yorkshire +14 1 £513 +57.69% 3

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 61 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (16.03%) Linux
3 42 (14.63%) Oracle
4 38 (13.24%) SAP
5 37 (12.89%) Finance
5 37 (12.89%) DevOps
6 35 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (10.80%) Windows
7 31 (10.80%) Microsoft
8 30 (10.45%) Puppet
9 29 (10.10%) Docker
9 29 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
9 29 (10.10%) Banking
9 29 (10.10%) Retail
10 27 (9.41%) Security Cleared
11 26 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (9.06%) SQL
11 26 (9.06%) Java
12 25 (8.71%) Jenkins
13 24 (8.36%) Ansible
13 24 (8.36%) Terraform
13 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (8.01%) Mentoring
15 22 (7.67%) Kubernetes
15 22 (7.67%) Ruby
15 22 (7.67%) Scrum
16 21 (7.32%) Migration
17 20 (6.97%) Public Cloud
17 20 (6.97%) Bash Shell
17 20 (6.97%) Information Security

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 11 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.74%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.39%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.39%) CMS
3 4 (1.39%) Confluence
4 3 (1.05%) JBoss
5 2 (0.70%) ArcGIS
5 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.35%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.35%) MS Project
2 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.39%) SAP SD
3 3 (1.05%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.70%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.70%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.35%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP QM
5 1 (0.35%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.88%) Office 365
4 9 (3.14%) IaaS
5 8 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.79%) PaaS
6 6 (2.09%) SaaS
7 4 (1.39%) Yammer
8 3 (1.05%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle CX
9 2 (0.70%) Route 53
9 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) BlueKai
10 1 (0.35%) GitHub
10 1 (0.35%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.23%) VPN
2 13 (4.53%) Network Security
3 11 (3.83%) Firewall
4 10 (3.48%) DNS
5 7 (2.44%) BIG-IP
5 7 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (2.09%) Internet
7 5 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.74%) HTTP
8 4 (1.39%) 3G
8 4 (1.39%) LDAP
8 4 (1.39%) VoIP
9 3 (1.05%) LAN
9 3 (1.05%) LTE
9 3 (1.05%) SAN
9 3 (1.05%) WAN
9 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.05%) Wireless
10 2 (0.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.23%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.83%) GIS
4 9 (3.14%) SAP BW
5 8 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.09%) Power BI
6 6 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.39%) Big Data
8 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.39%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (1.39%) OLAP
8 4 (1.39%) QlikView
8 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.05%) DB2
9 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (8.71%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.79%) Selenium
3 4 (1.39%) JIRA
3 4 (1.39%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.70%) Hudson
5 2 (0.70%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.70%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.35%) Gradle
6 1 (0.35%) JMeter
6 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) TestDirector
General
1 37 (12.89%) Finance
2 29 (10.10%) Banking
2 29 (10.10%) Retail
3 11 (3.83%) Financial Institution
4 10 (3.48%) Law
4 10 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.14%) Marketing
6 5 (1.74%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.39%) Billing
7 4 (1.39%) Local Government
7 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Front Office
8 3 (1.05%) International Banking
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
9 2 (0.70%) German Language
9 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.35%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.53%) .NET
1 13 (4.53%) CSS
2 8 (2.79%) HTML
2 8 (2.79%) Web Services
3 4 (1.39%) COM
3 4 (1.39%) REST
3 4 (1.39%) Sass
3 4 (1.39%) Spring
3 4 (1.39%) Visualforce
3 4 (1.39%) XML
4 3 (1.05%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.05%) Kafka
4 3 (1.05%) Mason
4 3 (1.05%) RESTful
4 3 (1.05%) SAP Basis
4 3 (1.05%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 2 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.70%) JPA
5 2 (0.70%) React
5 2 (0.70%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.97%) Public Cloud
2 17 (5.92%) User Experience
3 15 (5.23%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.09%) iPad
7 4 (1.39%) Blog
8 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.70%) CCTV
9 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.70%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.70%) NHS
9 2 (0.70%) SCADA
10 1 (0.35%) Clustering
10 1 (0.35%) IVR
10 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.03%) Linux
2 31 (10.80%) Windows
3 20 (6.97%) CentOS
3 20 (6.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.83%) Unix
6 7 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.70%) AIX
8 2 (0.70%) Android
8 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.35%) Fedora
9 1 (0.35%) HPUX
9 1 (0.35%) Solaris
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (12.89%) DevOps
3 29 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (8.01%) Mentoring
6 22 (7.67%) Scrum
7 21 (7.32%) Migration
8 20 (6.97%) Information Security
9 16 (5.57%) Load Balancing
9 16 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (4.18%) Analytics
10 12 (4.18%) Business Analysis
10 12 (4.18%) CRM
10 12 (4.18%) E-Commerce
11 11 (3.83%) ERP
11 11 (3.83%) Security Architecture
11 11 (3.83%) Security Management
12 9 (3.14%) Internal Audit
12 9 (3.14%) IT Strategy
13 8 (2.79%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.06%) Java
1 26 (9.06%) SQL
2 22 (7.67%) Ruby
3 20 (6.97%) Bash Shell
4 13 (4.53%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.83%) Python
6 7 (2.44%) C#
6 7 (2.44%) Perl
6 7 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 6 (2.09%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.74%) ABAP
9 4 (1.39%) Groovy
9 4 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.05%) Scala
10 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.70%) C
11 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.35%) C++
12 1 (0.35%) Clojure
12 1 (0.35%) ES6
Qualifications
1 27 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.53%) CISSP
4 9 (3.14%) Degree
5 8 (2.79%) CISM
6 6 (2.09%) CISA
6 6 (2.09%) MCSE
6 6 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.05%) CCIE
9 2 (0.70%) CCNA
9 2 (0.70%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) CRISC
10 1 (0.35%) ISEB
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.35%) MCSA
10 1 (0.35%) SANS
10 1 (0.35%) VCAP
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.79%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.39%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.70%) COBIT
4 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) GAMP
5 1 (0.35%) GCP
5 1 (0.35%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) GMP
5 1 (0.35%) GxP
5 1 (0.35%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.35%) SLA
5 1 (0.35%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 29 (10.10%) Docker
2 20 (6.97%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (2.44%) vSphere
5 6 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.70%) XenApp
6 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.35%) Firmware
7 1 (0.35%) HDFS
7 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.35%) vCloud
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (10.45%) Puppet
2 24 (8.36%) Ansible
2 24 (8.36%) Terraform
3 22 (7.67%) Kubernetes
4 11 (3.83%) SCCM
5 5 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.05%) IBM BigFix
6 3 (1.05%) QRadar
6 3 (1.05%) SCOM
6 3 (1.05%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 2 (0.70%) CFEngine
7 2 (0.70%) Kibana
7 2 (0.70%) Nagios
7 2 (0.70%) Nessus
8 1 (0.35%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.35%) FTK
8 1 (0.35%) Graphite
8 1 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.35%) logstash
8 1 (0.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 42 (14.63%) Oracle
2 38 (13.24%) SAP
3 31 (10.80%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.57%) Cisco
5 14 (4.88%) VMware
6 13 (4.53%) ATG
7 11 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.48%) CheckPoint
8 10 (3.48%) F5
8 10 (3.48%) IBM
9 8 (2.79%) Citrix
10 7 (2.44%) Mercator
11 6 (2.09%) Remedy
12 4 (1.39%) HP
12 4 (1.39%) Infor
13 3 (1.05%) Adobe
13 3 (1.05%) Cognos
13 3 (1.05%) Informatica
13 3 (1.05%) NetApp
13 3 (1.05%) Siebel
London
Annapurna HR
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 15 days ago