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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 175 206 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.99% 7.99% 7.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.73% 8.68% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 84 76
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£450 £428 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £19.17 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -50.84%
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
2263 2374 2646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.45% 92.05% 90.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1141 974
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 89 106
Average hourly rate £17.29 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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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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 -4 68 £450 +5.88% 24
Slough -5 17 £450 +10.76% 3
Bracknell -5 11 £400 +23.07% 3
Newbury +3 9 £425 -19.62% 4
Maidenhead +2 5 £450 +71.42% 3
Windsor -9 2 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 55 (17.63%) Finance
2 53 (16.99%) Telecoms
2 53 (16.99%) Windows
3 49 (15.71%) SQL
4 44 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 42 (13.46%) Security Cleared
6 40 (12.82%) Migration
7 35 (11.22%) SAP
8 32 (10.26%) Oracle
8 32 (10.26%) SQL Server
9 31 (9.94%) CRM
9 31 (9.94%) SC Cleared
10 30 (9.62%) Linux
11 27 (8.65%) Information Security
12 25 (8.01%) JavaScript
13 24 (7.69%) HTML
14 22 (7.05%) .NET
14 22 (7.05%) Firewall
15 21 (6.73%) SharePoint
15 21 (6.73%) Cisco
16 20 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (6.09%) ITIL
17 19 (6.09%) CSS
18 18 (5.77%) UNIX
18 18 (5.77%) Active Directory
18 18 (5.77%) Degree
19 17 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
20 16 (5.13%) Data Migration
20 16 (5.13%) ETL
21 15 (4.81%) Business Intelligence

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 21 (6.73%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 8 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.24%) Apache
3 7 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.92%) Lync
5 5 (1.60%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.60%) IIS
5 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.64%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.64%) CMS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.56%) MS Office
3 4 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.28%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (2.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.60%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle General Ledger
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle Payables
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle Receivables
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.28%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.28%) SAP SRM
4 4 (1.28%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.28%) Agresso
5 3 (0.96%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.64%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.88%) SaaS
2 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.28%) Office 365
4 2 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.05%) Firewall
2 15 (4.81%) LTE
3 13 (4.17%) Network Security
4 10 (3.21%) Radio Access Network
4 10 (3.21%) Internet
5 9 (2.88%) DNS
6 8 (2.56%) 3G
7 7 (2.24%) 4G
7 7 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.92%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (1.92%) DHCP
8 6 (1.92%) SNMP
8 6 (1.92%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.92%) OSPF
9 5 (1.60%) MPLS
9 5 (1.60%) VoIP
9 5 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.28%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.88%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.92%) DB2
6 5 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.96%) OLAP
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.96%) QlikView
7 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.96%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (0.96%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 3 (0.96%) Cognos Transformer
7 3 (0.96%) Cognos Query Studio
8 2 (0.64%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (0.64%) MySQL
8 2 (0.64%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.60%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.64%) GDB
3 2 (0.64%) LSMW
3 2 (0.64%) Selenium
3 2 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.64%) ERwin
4 1 (0.32%) JMeter
4 1 (0.32%) MSI
4 1 (0.32%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.32%) Ant
4 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.32%) Robotium
4 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.32%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
General
1 55 (17.63%) Finance
2 53 (16.99%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.21%) Retail
4 9 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.88%) Marketing
5 8 (2.56%) Banking
6 7 (2.24%) Billing
7 3 (0.96%) Local Government
8 2 (0.64%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
8 2 (0.64%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.69%) HTML
2 22 (7.05%) .NET
3 19 (6.09%) CSS
4 12 (3.85%) JSON
4 12 (3.85%) XML
5 11 (3.53%) JSP
6 10 (3.21%) Ajax
7 8 (2.56%) Web Services
8 7 (2.24%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.60%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.28%) jQuery
10 4 (1.28%) SOAP
11 3 (0.96%) SAML
11 3 (0.96%) WSDL
12 2 (0.64%) REST
12 2 (0.64%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.64%) J2EE
13 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.32%) LAMP
13 1 (0.32%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.49%) User Experience
2 11 (3.53%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.21%) GIS
4 9 (2.88%) Web 2.0
4 9 (2.88%) Clustering
5 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.92%) Data Conversion
7 5 (1.60%) CMDB
7 5 (1.60%) DataPower
7 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.28%) Smart Meter
8 4 (1.28%) PKI
8 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.96%) AS400
9 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.96%) RMADS
9 3 (0.96%) FMCG
9 3 (0.96%) CESG
10 2 (0.64%) iSeries
10 2 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.99%) Windows
2 30 (9.62%) Linux
3 18 (5.77%) UNIX
4 9 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (2.56%) AIX
6 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.24%) Solaris
7 4 (1.28%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.96%) zOS
8 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.64%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.82%) Migration
2 31 (9.94%) CRM
3 27 (8.65%) Information Security
4 20 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (6.09%) ITIL
6 16 (5.13%) Data Migration
6 16 (5.13%) ETL
7 15 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (4.17%) Service Management
9 12 (3.85%) ITSM
9 12 (3.85%) Workflow
10 11 (3.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.88%) Project Management
12 9 (2.88%) High Availability
13 8 (2.56%) Security Architecture
13 8 (2.56%) Performance Improvement
14 7 (2.24%) Validation
15 6 (1.92%) Network Management
15 6 (1.92%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.71%) SQL
2 25 (8.01%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.81%) Java
4 11 (3.53%) C
5 10 (3.21%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.88%) Shell Script
6 9 (2.88%) PowerShell
7 7 (2.24%) C#
8 6 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 6 (1.92%) ABAP
9 3 (0.96%) Korn
9 3 (0.96%) AWK
9 3 (0.96%) sed
10 2 (0.64%) RPG/400
10 2 (0.64%) RPG IV
10 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.64%) VBScript
10 2 (0.64%) RPG
10 2 (0.64%) Perl
10 2 (0.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.77%) Degree
4 15 (4.81%) CISSP
5 10 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.88%) CISA
6 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.56%) CISM
8 6 (1.92%) MCITP
9 5 (1.60%) CCIE
9 5 (1.60%) CCNP
9 5 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.28%) CRISC
10 4 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.28%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.28%) ISEB
10 4 (1.28%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.28%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.92%) SLA
3 5 (1.60%) QA
3 5 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.64%) COBIT
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.32%) GxP
6 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.96%) Xen
5 2 (0.64%) vSphere
5 2 (0.64%) XenServer
5 2 (0.64%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.32%) NFS
6 1 (0.32%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) SCCM
2 5 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.28%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.28%) Netcool
4 3 (0.96%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (0.96%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.96%) Nessus
5 2 (0.64%) WSUS
6 1 (0.32%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.32%) OpenView
6 1 (0.32%) WMI
6 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.32%) BMC Performance Manager
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 35 (11.22%) SAP
3 32 (10.26%) Oracle
4 21 (6.73%) Cisco
5 14 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (4.17%) IBM
7 12 (3.85%) Informatica
8 10 (3.21%) HP
8 10 (3.21%) Juniper
8 10 (3.21%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.88%) Mapinfo
9 9 (2.88%) VMware
10 8 (2.56%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.24%) Remedy
11 7 (2.24%) Cognos
11 7 (2.24%) BMC
11 7 (2.24%) Business Objects
11 7 (2.24%) F5
12 6 (1.92%) Blue Coat
12 6 (1.92%) Citrix
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