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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 29 15 17
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 121 200 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.91% 7.89% 6.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.39% 8.63% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 76
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£438 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £266 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £499 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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
2244 2317 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1018 983
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 -15 49 £450 +4.65% 18
Slough -2 12 £481 +28.33% 2
Bracknell +2 10 £435 +39.20% 2
Newbury +3 7 £425 +17.24% 9
Maidenhead -2 4 - - 2
Windsor -6 2 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 67 (18.98%) Finance
2 61 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 59 (16.71%) Windows
4 57 (16.15%) Security Cleared
5 47 (13.31%) SC Cleared
6 42 (11.90%) SQL
7 39 (11.05%) Telecoms
8 38 (10.76%) Oracle
9 36 (10.20%) SQL Server
9 36 (10.20%) Migration
10 35 (9.92%) CRM
11 29 (8.22%) SAP
11 29 (8.22%) HTML
12 28 (7.93%) JavaScript
12 28 (7.93%) Cisco
13 26 (7.37%) Linux
14 25 (7.08%) .NET
15 23 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
15 23 (6.52%) Active Directory
16 21 (5.95%) CSS
17 20 (5.67%) ITIL
17 20 (5.67%) SharePoint
18 19 (5.38%) Firewall
18 19 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (5.10%) UNIX
20 17 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 16 (4.53%) Clustering
21 16 (4.53%) MS Excel
21 16 (4.53%) XML

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 20 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.40%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.55%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.27%) Apache
5 7 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.70%) NetWeaver
6 6 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.70%) Lync
7 4 (1.13%) IIS
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.57%) SAP EP
9 2 (0.57%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.57%) CMS
9 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.28%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.97%) MS Office
3 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.27%) HFM
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.13%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.13%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.85%) Agresso
5 3 (0.85%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.85%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.85%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.57%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.57%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.98%) Office 365
2 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.13%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.38%) Firewall
2 14 (3.97%) Network Security
3 11 (3.12%) SAN
4 9 (2.55%) DNS
5 8 (2.27%) VoIP
5 8 (2.27%) OSPF
6 6 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (1.70%) Cisco PIX
6 6 (1.70%) SNMP
6 6 (1.70%) MPLS
6 6 (1.70%) Internet
7 5 (1.42%) 4G
7 5 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (1.42%) DHCP
7 5 (1.42%) BIG-IP
7 5 (1.42%) LTE
8 4 (1.13%) VPN
8 4 (1.13%) BGP
9 3 (0.85%) ATM
9 3 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (1.98%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.98%) Hyperion Smart View
8 7 (1.98%) DB2
9 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.85%) MS Access
10 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.57%) QlikView
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.57%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.42%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.85%) LSMW
4 2 (0.57%) Selenium
4 2 (0.57%) Ant
4 2 (0.57%) ERwin
4 2 (0.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.57%) GDB
4 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.28%) JBehave
5 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.28%) FogBugz
5 1 (0.28%) Trac
5 1 (0.28%) Robotium
5 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.28%) MSI
General
1 67 (18.98%) Finance
2 39 (11.05%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.97%) Retail
4 10 (2.83%) Banking
5 7 (1.98%) Billing
5 7 (1.98%) Marketing
6 6 (1.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.85%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.22%) HTML
2 25 (7.08%) .NET
3 21 (5.95%) CSS
4 16 (4.53%) XML
5 13 (3.68%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.27%) WSDL
7 7 (1.98%) Web Services
7 7 (1.98%) JSON
8 5 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.42%) JSP
8 5 (1.42%) Ajax
9 4 (1.13%) jQuery
9 4 (1.13%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.13%) CSS3
9 4 (1.13%) HTML5
10 3 (0.85%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.57%) WCF
11 2 (0.57%) Mason
11 2 (0.57%) J2EE
11 2 (0.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.53%) Clustering
2 9 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (1.70%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.42%) DataPower
5 4 (1.13%) PKI
5 4 (1.13%) Web 2.0
5 4 (1.13%) Data Conversion
5 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.13%) AS400
5 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.13%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
6 3 (0.85%) CMDB
7 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.57%) iSeries
7 2 (0.57%) CESG
7 2 (0.57%) GIS
7 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 59 (16.71%) Windows
2 26 (7.37%) Linux
3 19 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (5.10%) UNIX
5 17 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.98%) AIX
7 7 (1.98%) Solaris
8 6 (1.70%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.85%) zOS
11 2 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (10.20%) Migration
2 35 (9.92%) CRM
3 20 (5.67%) ITIL
4 18 (5.10%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (4.53%) Service Management
6 14 (3.97%) ETL
6 14 (3.97%) ITSM
6 14 (3.97%) Validation
7 12 (3.40%) High Availability
8 11 (3.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (3.12%) Workflow
8 11 (3.12%) Information Security
8 11 (3.12%) Data Migration
9 9 (2.55%) Service Delivery
9 9 (2.55%) Data Modelling
9 9 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (2.55%) Test Scripting
10 8 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (2.27%) SOA
10 8 (2.27%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.90%) SQL
2 28 (7.93%) JavaScript
3 14 (3.97%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.97%) C#
4 12 (3.40%) C
5 9 (2.55%) Java
6 8 (2.27%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.98%) ABAP
8 6 (1.70%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.70%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.85%) RPG IV
9 3 (0.85%) RPG
10 2 (0.57%) Groovy
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) C++
10 2 (0.57%) VBScript
10 2 (0.57%) RPG/400
11 1 (0.28%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.28%) JCL
11 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 57 (16.15%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.31%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (3.97%) Degree
5 9 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.27%) CCNP
6 8 (2.27%) CISSP
7 5 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (1.42%) CCIE
8 4 (1.13%) MCITP
8 4 (1.13%) ISEB
8 4 (1.13%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.85%) MCTS
10 2 (0.57%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) CCSA
10 2 (0.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.55%) SLA
2 8 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.85%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.28%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 8 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.85%) Xen
5 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
5 2 (0.57%) XenServer
5 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) KVM
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (3.97%) SCCM
2 6 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.42%) FortiGate
3 5 (1.42%) SCOrch
3 5 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.85%) Nessus
4 3 (0.85%) BMC Performance Manager
4 3 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.85%) WSUS
5 2 (0.57%) SCOM
5 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.57%) SCSM
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool
6 1 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.28%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (17.28%) Microsoft
2 38 (10.76%) Oracle
3 29 (8.22%) SAP
4 28 (7.93%) Cisco
5 14 (3.97%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.68%) Hyperion
6 13 (3.68%) IBM
7 11 (3.12%) HP
7 11 (3.12%) EMC
7 11 (3.12%) CheckPoint
7 11 (3.12%) VMware
8 10 (2.83%) F5
9 9 (2.55%) Informatica
9 9 (2.55%) Juniper
10 8 (2.27%) BMC
10 8 (2.27%) webMethods
11 6 (1.70%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.42%) ArcSight
12 5 (1.42%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.42%) Remedy
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