The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 9 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 229 182 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.62% 7.56% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.40% 8.16% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 92 94
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £301 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £598 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £423
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.03 £47.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +52.00%
Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2201 2231 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 92.73% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1117 1083
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 92 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Consultant in the job title.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +2 94 £473 +3.27% 21
Slough +11 25 £450 +5.88% 7
Bracknell -13 16 £450 +1.12% 1
Maidenhead -2 6 £400 -20.00% 10
Newbury -5 5 £335 -13.54% 1
Wokingham - 4 £510 - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 100 (21.60%) Migration
2 75 (16.20%) Security Cleared
3 74 (15.98%) SAP
4 71 (15.33%) Microsoft
5 54 (11.66%) Oracle
6 53 (11.45%) Windows
7 52 (11.23%) SC Cleared
8 49 (10.58%) Finance
9 48 (10.37%) Office 365
10 45 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
11 43 (9.29%) Telecoms
12 38 (8.21%) SQL
13 34 (7.34%) ITIL
14 33 (7.13%) Active Directory
14 33 (7.13%) PowerShell
15 31 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
15 31 (6.70%) Windows Server
16 30 (6.48%) SharePoint
16 30 (6.48%) Java
17 28 (6.05%) Data Migration
18 27 (5.83%) C#
18 27 (5.83%) MS Excel
18 27 (5.83%) DNS
19 26 (5.62%) Linux
20 25 (5.40%) Firewall
20 25 (5.40%) Information Security
21 24 (5.18%) Degree
21 24 (5.18%) MS Exchange
21 24 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
22 23 (4.97%) CISSP

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 30 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 24 (5.18%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.38%) IIS
6 10 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (1.94%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.51%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.08%) Oracle Spatial
9 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.86%) GeoServer
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.65%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.43%) Apache
12 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.16%) MS Project
3 9 (1.94%) MS Office
4 4 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.67%) SAP IS-U
2 15 (3.24%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (2.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (2.16%) Primavera
6 9 (1.94%) SAP FI
7 7 (1.51%) SAP CO
7 7 (1.51%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
8 6 (1.30%) SAP QM
9 5 (1.08%) SAP GRC
9 5 (1.08%) SAP MM
10 4 (0.86%) SAP BPC
10 4 (0.86%) SAP PP
10 4 (0.86%) SAP PP-PI
11 3 (0.65%) HFM
11 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.43%) OpenText VIM for SAP
12 2 (0.43%) SAP SD
12 2 (0.43%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.37%) Office 365
2 45 (9.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (1.94%) PaaS
5 7 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.30%) IaaS
7 3 (0.65%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) SaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.83%) DNS
2 25 (5.40%) Firewall
3 13 (2.81%) Internet
4 12 (2.59%) Network Security
5 10 (2.16%) DHCP
6 9 (1.94%) Skype
6 9 (1.94%) Wireless
7 8 (1.73%) NetScaler
7 8 (1.73%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (1.73%) RTP
7 8 (1.73%) SSL
8 7 (1.51%) FTP
9 6 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (1.30%) VPN
10 5 (1.08%) SAN
11 4 (0.86%) BGP
11 4 (0.86%) HTTP
11 4 (0.86%) LAN
11 4 (0.86%) SMTP
11 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.94%) GIS
2 9 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.51%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.08%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (0.86%) Big Data
7 4 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.86%) Power BI
8 3 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.65%) AppScan
3 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.43%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Maven
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.22%) TestNG
5 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 49 (10.58%) Finance
2 43 (9.29%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
4 13 (2.81%) Billing
5 9 (1.94%) Legal
6 8 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.51%) Marketing
8 6 (1.30%) Law
8 6 (1.30%) Retail
9 5 (1.08%) German Language
10 4 (0.86%) Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Advertising
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.43%) Local Government
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.97%) .NET
2 14 (3.02%) XML
3 10 (2.16%) HTML
4 7 (1.51%) REST
5 6 (1.30%) CSS
6 5 (1.08%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.08%) SAP Smart Forms
6 5 (1.08%) Web Services
7 4 (0.86%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.86%) jQuery
8 3 (0.65%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.65%) JSON
8 3 (0.65%) SailPoint
8 3 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.43%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.43%) J2EE
9 2 (0.43%) JSP
9 2 (0.43%) Node.js
9 2 (0.43%) SOAP
9 2 (0.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.89%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.38%) Life Science
4 8 (1.73%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.30%) CMDB
5 6 (1.30%) PKI
5 6 (1.30%) Replication
6 5 (1.08%) CESG
6 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 4 (0.86%) BYOD
7 4 (0.86%) LIMS
7 4 (0.86%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.86%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.65%) Clustering
8 3 (0.65%) SCADA
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) IVR
9 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) PMI
9 2 (0.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.45%) Windows
2 31 (6.70%) Windows Server
3 26 (5.62%) Linux
4 8 (1.73%) Unix
5 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.30%) Solaris
7 5 (1.08%) VMS
7 5 (1.08%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.86%) AIX
9 3 (0.65%) CentOS
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) Android
11 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.22%) VME
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (21.60%) Migration
2 34 (7.34%) ITIL
3 31 (6.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (6.05%) Data Migration
5 25 (5.40%) Information Security
6 21 (4.54%) CRM
7 20 (4.32%) Unit Testing
8 19 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (3.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 18 (3.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (3.67%) Data Analysis
10 17 (3.67%) Data Modelling
10 17 (3.67%) Project Management
11 16 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.46%) Service Management
11 16 (3.46%) Validation
12 15 (3.24%) Open Source
13 14 (3.02%) High Availability
13 14 (3.02%) Integration Testing
13 14 (3.02%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.21%) SQL
2 33 (7.13%) PowerShell
3 30 (6.48%) Java
4 27 (5.83%) C#
5 16 (3.46%) ABAP
6 11 (2.38%) C
7 10 (2.16%) C++
7 10 (2.16%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.94%) Python
9 6 (1.30%) Perl
9 6 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.08%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.08%) VB
10 5 (1.08%) VBScript
11 4 (0.86%) XAML
12 3 (0.65%) R
12 3 (0.65%) VBA
13 1 (0.22%) COBOL
13 1 (0.22%) Scala
13 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.23%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.18%) Degree
4 23 (4.97%) CISSP
5 11 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.94%) CISM
8 7 (1.51%) CCIE
8 7 (1.51%) MCITP
8 7 (1.51%) MCTS
9 6 (1.30%) CCNP
10 5 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.08%) CEH
10 5 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.08%) GCIA
10 5 (1.08%) GIAC
11 4 (0.86%) GCIH
11 4 (0.86%) SANS
12 3 (0.65%) GSEC
12 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.08%) RMADS
2 5 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.86%) GxP
3 4 (0.86%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.65%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.65%) NEBOSH
4 3 (0.65%) QA
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.43%) GPG13
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.22%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (7.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 11 (2.38%) UAG
3 10 (2.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.08%) XenServer
7 4 (0.86%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.86%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.86%) XenApp
8 3 (0.65%) Docker
8 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.43%) vSphere
10 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.22%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (2.38%) SCCM
2 7 (1.51%) WSUS
3 6 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (1.30%) SCOM
4 3 (0.65%) Ansible
4 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.65%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.65%) Nagios
5 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.43%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.43%) MOM
5 2 (0.43%) Nessus
5 2 (0.43%) NetVault Backup
5 2 (0.43%) Puppet
5 2 (0.43%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (0.43%) vRealize
5 2 (0.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (15.98%) SAP
2 71 (15.33%) Microsoft
3 54 (11.66%) Oracle
4 19 (4.10%) Cisco
5 15 (3.24%) VMware
6 9 (1.94%) Citrix
7 8 (1.73%) HP
8 7 (1.51%) ArcSight
8 7 (1.51%) Lotus
9 6 (1.30%) BMC
9 6 (1.30%) hybris
9 6 (1.30%) IBM
9 6 (1.30%) Juniper
10 5 (1.08%) Cognos
10 5 (1.08%) NetApp
10 5 (1.08%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.08%) Siebel
11 4 (0.86%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.86%) Splunk
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