Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Consultant was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 627 562 616
Rank change year-on-year -65 +54 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Consultant 253 307 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 167 172
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%
10th Percentile £363 £356 £361
90th Percentile £750 £655 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +12.94% -5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £66.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.50 -

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 24 February 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
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 24 February 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 -72 223 £525 +5.00% 101
London -48 134 £550 +4.76% 66
UK excluding London -9 103 £480 +12.94% 34
Midlands +24 24 £488 +2.63% 6
South East -25 22 £480 +1.05% 11
North of England +17 21 £488 +5.41% 3
Scotland -9 15 £400 -3.03% 3
North West +3 14 £900 +84.62% 3
West Midlands +14 13 £500 +5.26% 5
East of England -29 12 £500 +60.00% 6
East Midlands +6 9 £475 -17.39% 1
North East +63 4 £470 -6.00%
Wales +8 4 £450 +275.00%
South West +11 3 £400 +3.23% 4
Yorkshire +3 3 £488 +21.88%
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1

Senior Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 50 (19.76%) Finance
2 44 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 37 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (11.86%) SAP
5 26 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (10.28%) SQL
6 25 (9.88%) Project Management
7 24 (9.49%) Java
8 22 (8.70%) Migration
8 22 (8.70%) Windows
9 21 (8.30%) Linux
9 21 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
9 21 (8.30%) DevOps
10 20 (7.91%) Information Security
11 19 (7.51%) Security Cleared
12 18 (7.11%) Banking
12 18 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (6.72%) CRM
14 16 (6.32%) Analytics
14 16 (6.32%) Python
14 16 (6.32%) SQL Server
14 16 (6.32%) Active Directory
14 16 (6.32%) Firewall
14 16 (6.32%) Retail
15 15 (5.93%) Oracle
15 15 (5.93%) Big Data
16 14 (5.53%) Office 365
16 14 (5.53%) Mentoring
16 14 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (5.53%) Service 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 11 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.19%) SAS
3 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.79%) Confluence
4 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.79%) JBoss
4 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.79%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) CMS
5 1 (0.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) InfoPath
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.40%) InVision
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.77%) SAP CO
2 7 (2.77%) SAP SD
3 5 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.98%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.98%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.98%) SAP Retail
4 4 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.58%) SAP CAR
4 4 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (1.19%) Endur
6 2 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.79%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.79%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.79%) SAP FSCM
6 2 (0.79%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.79%) SAP POS DM
6 2 (0.79%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.53%) Office 365
4 10 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.56%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (2.37%) OpenShift
6 6 (2.37%) SaaS
7 5 (1.98%) IaaS
8 4 (1.58%) PaaS
9 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.19%) Heroku
9 3 (1.19%) Serverless
10 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.79%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.40%) Akamai
11 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.40%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.32%) Firewall
2 9 (3.56%) WAN
3 4 (1.58%) HTTP
3 4 (1.58%) InfiniBand
3 4 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (1.58%) SAN
4 3 (1.19%) DNS
4 3 (1.19%) MPLS
4 3 (1.19%) VoIP
4 3 (1.19%) VPN
4 3 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.79%) BGP
5 2 (0.79%) H.323
5 2 (0.79%) LAN
5 2 (0.79%) OSPF
5 2 (0.79%) QSIG
5 2 (0.79%) SCCP
5 2 (0.79%) Skype
5 2 (0.79%) VSAN
5 2 (0.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.32%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.93%) Big Data
3 11 (4.35%) Hadoop
4 9 (3.56%) SAP HANA
5 6 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.98%) GIS
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.58%) MySQL
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.19%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.79%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.79%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.79%) HBase
9 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (4.74%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.37%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.58%) JIRA
4 3 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.19%) Selenium
4 3 (1.19%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.19%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.79%) Ant
5 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.79%) GitLab
5 2 (0.79%) JBehave
5 2 (0.79%) JUnit
5 2 (0.79%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.79%) Subversion
5 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (19.76%) Finance
2 18 (7.11%) Banking
3 16 (6.32%) Retail
4 13 (5.14%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.74%) Marketing
6 6 (2.37%) Billing
7 5 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.58%) Front Office
8 4 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.19%) Legal
9 3 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Hindi Language
11 1 (0.40%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.35%) Web Services
2 9 (3.56%) .NET
3 7 (2.77%) HTML
3 7 (2.77%) Middleware
3 7 (2.77%) REST
4 6 (2.37%) RESTful
5 5 (1.98%) CSS
5 5 (1.98%) Kafka
5 5 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.98%) XML
6 4 (1.58%) J2EE
6 4 (1.58%) JSON
7 3 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.19%) HTML5
7 3 (1.19%) SOAP
7 3 (1.19%) XSLT
8 2 (0.79%) Ajax
8 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.79%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.79%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.35%) User Experience
3 7 (2.77%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.58%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.19%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.19%) Reference Data
6 2 (0.79%) AS400
6 2 (0.79%) CMDB
6 2 (0.79%) EFT
6 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.79%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.79%) RIA
6 2 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.70%) Windows
2 21 (8.30%) Linux
3 7 (2.77%) Unix
4 4 (1.58%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.79%) Android
5 2 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (9.88%) Project Management
3 22 (8.70%) Migration
4 21 (8.30%) DevOps
5 20 (7.91%) Information Security
6 18 (7.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (6.72%) CRM
8 16 (6.32%) Analytics
9 14 (5.53%) Mentoring
9 14 (5.53%) Service Management
10 13 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (4.74%) ERP
12 11 (4.35%) ITIL
12 11 (4.35%) Security Architecture
13 10 (3.95%) Change Management
13 10 (3.95%) GAP Analysis
13 10 (3.95%) Risk Management
13 10 (3.95%) TDD
14 9 (3.56%) Data Migration
14 9 (3.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.28%) SQL
2 24 (9.49%) Java
3 16 (6.32%) Python
4 11 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.95%) C#
5 10 (3.95%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.58%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.58%) Ruby
7 3 (1.19%) Perl
7 3 (1.19%) R
8 2 (0.79%) ABAP
8 2 (0.79%) ES6
8 2 (0.79%) PHP
8 2 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.40%) Go
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
9 1 (0.40%) VBScript
9 1 (0.40%) XPath
9 1 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (7.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.74%) Degree
3 11 (4.35%) CISSP
4 10 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.16%) MCSE
7 6 (2.37%) CISM
8 4 (1.58%) CISA
8 4 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.58%) PMP
9 3 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.19%) CCIE
9 3 (1.19%) CEH
9 3 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.19%) MCSD
9 3 (1.19%) PCI QSA
9 3 (1.19%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.19%) SANS
10 2 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.16%) GDPR
2 7 (2.77%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.37%) NIST 800
3 6 (2.37%) QA
3 6 (2.37%) SLA
4 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (1.19%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.40%) IFRS
5 1 (0.40%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.40%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 16 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.35%) Docker
3 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.79%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) vCloud
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.14%) Ansible
2 10 (3.95%) Terraform
3 9 (3.56%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.16%) SCCM
5 7 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (1.98%) Puppet
7 4 (1.58%) Packer
8 3 (1.19%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.19%) QRadar
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.79%) ITRS Geneos
9 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.79%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.40%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.86%) SAP
3 15 (5.93%) Oracle
4 12 (4.74%) IBM
5 10 (3.95%) TIBCO
6 8 (3.16%) VMware
7 7 (2.77%) Cisco
8 6 (2.37%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.98%) Mercator
9 5 (1.98%) Remedy
9 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.58%) HP
10 4 (1.58%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.19%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.19%) Informatica
11 3 (1.19%) McAfee
11 3 (1.19%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.19%) OpenLink
11 3 (1.19%) Pega
11 3 (1.19%) Splunk