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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 9 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 245 187 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.71% 6.69% 9.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.45% 7.23% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 100 130
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £559 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
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
2344 2588 2502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.91% 92.59% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1227 1348 1257
Median daily rate £400 £380 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 84 94
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.75 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
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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 +18 107 £450 - 22
Bracknell -2 21 £450 -4.25% 3
Maidenhead +8 16 £348 -30.50% 4
Newbury +8 8 £350 -0.49% 1
Slough -10 8 £413 +17.85% 3
Windsor 0 2 £400 +8.10%
Wokingham -5 1 £263 -25.00% 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 93 (20.90%) SAP
2 79 (17.75%) Microsoft
3 73 (16.40%) Migration
4 64 (14.38%) Security Cleared
5 48 (10.79%) Windows
6 46 (10.34%) Finance
6 46 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 45 (10.11%) SQL
8 44 (9.89%) Telecoms
9 43 (9.66%) Oracle
10 41 (9.21%) ITIL
11 39 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
12 38 (8.54%) Office 365
13 31 (6.97%) C#
13 31 (6.97%) MS Excel
13 31 (6.97%) SharePoint
14 30 (6.74%) Windows Server
15 29 (6.52%) SQL Server
16 28 (6.29%) Active Directory
17 26 (5.84%) DNS
17 26 (5.84%) PowerShell
18 23 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (5.17%) .NET
19 22 (4.94%) Java
19 22 (4.94%) CRM
19 22 (4.94%) Firewall
19 22 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (4.94%) Degree
20 20 (4.49%) Information Security
20 20 (4.49%) Project Management

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 31 (6.97%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (2.47%) IIS
4 6 (1.35%) Apache
4 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.35%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.12%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.12%) GeoServer
5 5 (1.12%) IBM Notes
5 5 (1.12%) Oracle Spatial
6 4 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (0.67%) CMS
7 3 (0.67%) Live Communications Server
7 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.47%) MS Office
3 4 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.37%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (3.15%) SAP IS-U
3 8 (1.80%) Primavera
3 8 (1.80%) SAP FI
3 8 (1.80%) SAP GRC
4 7 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (1.57%) SAP MM
5 6 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (1.35%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.35%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.35%) SAP QM
6 5 (1.12%) SAP PP
7 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.90%) SAP PP-PI
8 3 (0.67%) HFM
8 3 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
8 3 (0.67%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.67%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (8.54%) Office 365
3 14 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (1.57%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (1.35%) PaaS
6 5 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.90%) Boomi
8 3 (0.67%) IaaS
8 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.84%) DNS
2 22 (4.94%) Firewall
3 13 (2.92%) Internet
4 10 (2.25%) DHCP
5 8 (1.80%) NetScaler
5 8 (1.80%) RTP
5 8 (1.80%) SSL
5 8 (1.80%) VPN
6 7 (1.57%) FTP
6 7 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (1.57%) Wireless
7 6 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.35%) SAN
7 6 (1.35%) Skype
7 6 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (0.90%) CTI
8 4 (0.90%) Network Security
8 4 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (0.90%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.92%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.70%) Big Data
3 12 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.02%) GIS
5 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.57%) SAP BW
8 5 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.12%) Power BI
9 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.67%) Impala
10 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.67%) QlikView
10 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.67%) AppScan
4 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.45%) Maven
4 2 (0.45%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.45%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.22%) Ant
5 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.22%) TestNG
General
1 46 (10.34%) Finance
2 44 (9.89%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.82%) Billing
4 15 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.02%) Legal
5 9 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.02%) Marketing
6 7 (1.57%) Retail
7 5 (1.12%) German Language
7 5 (1.12%) Law
8 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) French Language
10 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.17%) .NET
2 11 (2.47%) Web Services
3 10 (2.25%) XML
4 7 (1.57%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.35%) J2EE
6 5 (1.12%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.12%) ASP.NET
6 5 (1.12%) CSS
6 5 (1.12%) HTML
6 5 (1.12%) jQuery
6 5 (1.12%) SAP Smart Forms
7 4 (0.90%) REST
7 4 (0.90%) SAP Basis
7 4 (0.90%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.67%) JSON
8 3 (0.67%) SOAP
8 3 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.45%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.45%) SAML
9 2 (0.45%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.60%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.70%) CMDB
4 11 (2.47%) Life Science
5 9 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.80%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.57%) PKI
8 5 (1.12%) Replication
9 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.90%) LIMS
9 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.67%) Clustering
10 3 (0.67%) e-Learning
10 3 (0.67%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.67%) IVR
10 3 (0.67%) SCADA
10 3 (0.67%) W3C
11 2 (0.45%) Blog
11 2 (0.45%) FMCG
11 2 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 48 (10.79%) Windows
2 30 (6.74%) Windows Server
3 14 (3.15%) Linux
4 6 (1.35%) Unix
5 5 (1.12%) CentOS
5 5 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.45%) AIX
7 2 (0.45%) NetWare
7 2 (0.45%) Solaris
7 2 (0.45%) VMS
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.22%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.22%) VME
8 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.40%) Migration
2 41 (9.21%) ITIL
3 23 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (4.94%) CRM
5 20 (4.49%) Data Modelling
5 20 (4.49%) Information Security
5 20 (4.49%) Project Management
6 19 (4.27%) Data Migration
7 17 (3.82%) Service Delivery
7 17 (3.82%) Service Management
8 16 (3.60%) Analytics
8 16 (3.60%) Unit Testing
9 15 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (3.15%) Identity Management
10 14 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
11 13 (2.92%) ITSM
11 13 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (2.70%) Data Analysis
12 12 (2.70%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.11%) SQL
2 31 (6.97%) C#
3 26 (5.84%) PowerShell
4 22 (4.94%) Java
5 17 (3.82%) ABAP
6 12 (2.70%) C
7 10 (2.25%) C++
7 10 (2.25%) Python
8 7 (1.57%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.35%) Perl
10 5 (1.12%) VB
10 5 (1.12%) VBScript
11 4 (0.90%) XAML
12 3 (0.67%) R
12 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.67%) VBA
13 2 (0.45%) Ruby
14 1 (0.22%) Korn
Qualifications
1 64 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.94%) Degree
4 17 (3.82%) CISSP
5 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.80%) CISM
7 7 (1.57%) CIPD
7 7 (1.57%) MCITP
7 7 (1.57%) MCTS
8 6 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.12%) GIAC
10 4 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.90%) GCIA
10 4 (0.90%) MCSD
11 3 (0.67%) GCIH
11 3 (0.67%) GSEC
11 3 (0.67%) ISEB
11 3 (0.67%) ISSAP
11 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.90%) GxP
3 4 (0.90%) QA
3 4 (0.90%) RMADS
4 3 (0.67%) NEBOSH
5 2 (0.45%) GPG13
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (6.29%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.70%) UAG
3 7 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.12%) BitLocker
4 5 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.90%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.90%) XenServer
6 3 (0.67%) Docker
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.67%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.67%) XenApp
7 2 (0.45%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (2.02%) SCCM
2 8 (1.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 8 (1.80%) WSUS
3 5 (1.12%) SCOM
4 3 (0.67%) Ansible
4 3 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.67%) Nagios
4 3 (0.67%) Puppet
5 2 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.45%) EdgeSight
5 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.45%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
5 2 (0.45%) Nessus
5 2 (0.45%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 93 (20.90%) SAP
2 79 (17.75%) Microsoft
3 43 (9.66%) Oracle
4 15 (3.37%) Cisco
4 15 (3.37%) VMware
5 12 (2.70%) BMC
6 11 (2.47%) hybris
7 8 (1.80%) Citrix
7 8 (1.80%) Remedy
8 6 (1.35%) EMC
8 6 (1.35%) IBM
9 5 (1.12%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.12%) Cognos
9 5 (1.12%) HP
9 5 (1.12%) Lotus
9 5 (1.12%) NetApp
9 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.90%) OpenText
10 4 (0.90%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.90%) Symantec
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