Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Technical Consultant was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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 Technical Consultant
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 863 883 870
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Consultant 21 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.015% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.016% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 28
UK median daily rate £650 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% +5.56% -5.26%
10th Percentile £388 £362 £375
90th Percentile £750 £568 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +48.57% -2.78% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Senior Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Technical Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Technical Consultant in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Technical Consultant in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Technical Consultant in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Technical Consultant in the UK

Senior Technical Consultant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 +20 21 £650 +36.84% 5
London -26 13 £631 +26.25% 5
UK excluding London +31 8 £650 +48.57%
East of England -12 5 £675 +44.00%
Midlands +22 1 £413 +11.49%
South East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £650 -
East Midlands - 1 £413 -

Senior Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Senior Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (28.57%) SAN
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
5 5 (23.81%) VMware
5 5 (23.81%) Office 365
5 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
5 5 (23.81%) NAS
6 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) LANDesk
6 4 (19.05%) SCCM
6 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (19.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (19.05%) Skype
6 4 (19.05%) OneDrive
6 4 (19.05%) BitLocker
6 4 (19.05%) Presales
6 4 (19.05%) Hedge funds
6 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
6 4 (19.05%) XenApp
6 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (19.05%) AppSense

Senior Technical 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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (19.05%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 4 (19.05%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) NAS
3 4 (19.05%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Back Office
2 4 (19.05%) Front Office
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.76%) Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Hindi Language
5 1 (4.76%) Japanese Language
5 1 (4.76%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) JSP
2 1 (4.76%) WCF
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) CESG
1 4 (19.05%) Hedge funds
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.76%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 4 (19.05%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (19.05%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (19.05%) Disk Encryption
3 4 (19.05%) Investment Management
3 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 4 (19.05%) Presales
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Business Development
5 2 (9.52%) Coaching
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Kanban
5 2 (9.52%) Operations Management
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
1 4 (19.05%) VBScript
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) Go
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
1 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
2 4 (19.05%) BitLocker
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (19.05%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
1 4 (19.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (9.52%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Altiris
2 4 (19.05%) AppSense
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) LANDesk
2 4 (19.05%) Symantec
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Retek
5 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.76%) Genesys
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Temenos