The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 13 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 215 178 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.46% 6.56% 9.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.29% 7.05% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 93 136
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £326 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £606 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
2315 2525 2466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.11% 93.10% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1208 1244 1230
Average daily rate £400 £398 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 68 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £36.20 £30.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 12 February 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 88 £450 - 22
Bracknell +6 20 £456 +14.06% 6
Slough +6 16 £420 +60.00% 3
Newbury +16 12 £444 -3.39% 1
Maidenhead +1 7 £510 +13.33% 4
Wokingham -4 4 £325 -7.14%
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 96 (25.40%) SAP
2 51 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 46 (12.17%) Finance
4 43 (11.38%) Telecoms
5 41 (10.85%) Windows
6 37 (9.79%) SQL
7 35 (9.26%) ITIL
7 35 (9.26%) Security Cleared
8 34 (8.99%) Migration
9 27 (7.14%) Oracle
10 25 (6.61%) SQL Server
11 24 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (6.35%) SC Cleared
12 23 (6.08%) Information Security
13 20 (5.29%) MS Excel
13 20 (5.29%) Billing
13 20 (5.29%) Windows Server
14 18 (4.76%) SharePoint
14 18 (4.76%) Active Directory
14 18 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (4.50%) Manufacturing
15 17 (4.50%) Service Delivery
15 17 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (4.50%) CRM
15 17 (4.50%) Degree
15 17 (4.50%) Dynamics NAV
16 16 (4.23%) Cisco
17 15 (3.97%) Data Modelling
17 15 (3.97%) Linux
18 14 (3.70%) Project Management

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.59%) Apache
2 6 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.32%) IIS
4 4 (1.06%) CMS
4 4 (1.06%) Oracle Spatial
4 4 (1.06%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.53%) nginx
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 20 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.12%) MS Office
3 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (4.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (2.38%) SAP IS-U
4 8 (2.12%) SAP EHS
5 7 (1.85%) SAP QM
6 6 (1.59%) SAP GRC
6 6 (1.59%) SAP MM
7 5 (1.32%) SAP BRIM
7 5 (1.32%) SAP FI
7 5 (1.32%) SAP Payroll
7 5 (1.32%) SAP PP
8 4 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (1.06%) SAP PS
9 3 (0.79%) HFM
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
9 3 (0.79%) Primavera
9 3 (0.79%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.79%) SAP Convergent Charging
9 3 (0.79%) SAP FI-AP
9 3 (0.79%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.70%) Office 365
2 9 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.38%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (1.85%) Boomi
4 5 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.53%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.26%) IaaS
6 1 (0.26%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.70%) DNS
2 13 (3.44%) Firewall
3 7 (1.85%) SSL
4 6 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (1.59%) DHCP
4 6 (1.59%) HTTP
4 6 (1.59%) NetScaler
5 5 (1.32%) FTP
5 5 (1.32%) Internet
5 5 (1.32%) SAN
5 5 (1.32%) WAN
6 4 (1.06%) 3G
6 4 (1.06%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (1.06%) RTP
6 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.79%) BGP
7 3 (0.79%) LAN
7 3 (0.79%) Network Security
7 3 (0.79%) OSPF
7 3 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.91%) Big Data
2 11 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.65%) Hadoop
3 10 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (2.12%) GIS
5 6 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (1.06%) DB2
6 4 (1.06%) MS Access
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.06%) Xcelsius
7 3 (0.79%) OLAP
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.79%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.53%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.53%) Maven
3 2 (0.53%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.26%) Ant
4 1 (0.26%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 46 (12.17%) Finance
2 43 (11.38%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.29%) Billing
4 17 (4.50%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 11 (2.91%) Retail
6 6 (1.59%) Marketing
7 5 (1.32%) Advertising
8 4 (1.06%) Electronics
8 4 (1.06%) Legal
9 3 (0.79%) Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Automotive
10 2 (0.53%) Games
10 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.70%) Web Services
2 8 (2.12%) .NET
2 8 (2.12%) SAP Basis
3 7 (1.85%) XML
4 6 (1.59%) AngularJS
4 6 (1.59%) HTML
4 6 (1.59%) Middleware
5 5 (1.32%) HTML5
5 5 (1.32%) J2EE
6 4 (1.06%) CSS
6 4 (1.06%) SAP PI
6 4 (1.06%) SAP Smart Forms
7 3 (0.79%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (0.79%) JMS
7 3 (0.79%) jQuery
7 3 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.53%) SAP XI
8 2 (0.53%) SOAP
8 2 (0.53%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (2.38%) CMDB
2 7 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.59%) Life Science
4 5 (1.32%) Clustering
4 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.06%) FMCG
5 4 (1.06%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
6 3 (0.79%) Cryptography
6 3 (0.79%) DataPower
6 3 (0.79%) e-Learning
6 3 (0.79%) Replication
7 2 (0.53%) Economics
7 2 (0.53%) IVR
7 2 (0.53%) LIMS
7 2 (0.53%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.53%) STB
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.85%) Windows
2 20 (5.29%) Windows Server
3 15 (3.97%) Linux
4 4 (1.06%) CentOS
4 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.06%) Unix
4 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (0.79%) AIX
5 3 (0.79%) Solaris
6 2 (0.53%) NetWare
6 2 (0.53%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.26%) Android
7 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (9.26%) ITIL
2 34 (8.99%) Migration
3 24 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (6.08%) Information Security
5 18 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (4.50%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (4.50%) CRM
6 17 (4.50%) Service Delivery
7 15 (3.97%) Data Modelling
8 14 (3.70%) Data Management
8 14 (3.70%) Project Management
9 13 (3.44%) Unit Testing
10 11 (2.91%) Analytics
10 11 (2.91%) ERP
10 11 (2.91%) GAP Analysis
10 11 (2.91%) Presales
11 10 (2.65%) E-Commerce
11 10 (2.65%) Scrum
12 9 (2.38%) Validation
12 9 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.79%) SQL
2 13 (3.44%) ABAP
2 13 (3.44%) Java
3 8 (2.12%) C#
4 7 (1.85%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.06%) C
7 4 (1.06%) VBA
8 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.53%) Python
9 2 (0.53%) Ruby
9 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.50%) Degree
4 14 (3.70%) CISSP
5 6 (1.59%) SAP Certification
6 5 (1.32%) CIPD
6 5 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.06%) CISM
7 4 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.79%) CISMP
8 3 (0.79%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CCA
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.53%) MCITP
9 2 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.06%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) COBIT
3 3 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.53%) GPG13
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) SDET
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.06%) UAG
3 4 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.79%) XenApp
4 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.53%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.53%) Docker
5 2 (0.53%) Firmware
5 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.53%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.53%) vSphere
5 2 (0.53%) XenServer
6 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
1 3 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (0.79%) SCCM
1 3 (0.79%) WSUS
2 2 (0.53%) Ansible
2 2 (0.53%) EdgeSight
2 2 (0.53%) EMC VPLEX
2 2 (0.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.53%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (0.53%) Nessus
2 2 (0.53%) Puppet
2 2 (0.53%) SCOM
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (0.26%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.26%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 96 (25.40%) SAP
2 51 (13.49%) Microsoft
3 27 (7.14%) Oracle
4 16 (4.23%) Cisco
5 11 (2.91%) hybris
5 11 (2.91%) VMware
6 9 (2.38%) BMC
7 8 (2.12%) IBM
7 8 (2.12%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.85%) HP
8 7 (1.85%) OpenText
9 6 (1.59%) Citrix
9 6 (1.59%) Dell
10 5 (1.32%) ArcSight
10 5 (1.32%) Ariba
11 4 (1.06%) Adobe
11 4 (1.06%) EMC
11 4 (1.06%) Juniper
11 4 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.06%) Red Hat
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