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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 180 121 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.90% 4.99% 7.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 5.47% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 59 90
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £345 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £503 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -18.18%
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
2331 2214 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.41% 91.22% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1101 1019
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.71 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +11 82 £450 - 19
Slough +11 24 £438 -9.09% 3
Bracknell +2 21 £375 -13.79% 9
Newbury -10 7 £450 +5.88% 2
Maidenhead +4 4 £400 - 2
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (18.51%) Oracle
2 65 (17.96%) Finance
3 54 (14.92%) Telecoms
4 49 (13.54%) Migration
5 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
6 45 (12.43%) Windows
7 38 (10.50%) Microsoft
7 38 (10.50%) SC Cleared
8 31 (8.56%) ITIL
8 31 (8.56%) SAP
9 29 (8.01%) Linux
9 29 (8.01%) Cisco
10 28 (7.73%) SQL
11 25 (6.91%) Service Management
11 25 (6.91%) Oracle EBS R12
11 25 (6.91%) Data Centre
12 23 (6.35%) Data Migration
13 22 (6.08%) CRM
13 22 (6.08%) ServiceNow
14 21 (5.80%) ERP
14 21 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (5.52%) Marketing
16 19 (5.25%) VMware
17 18 (4.97%) SaaS
17 18 (4.97%) Degree
18 17 (4.70%) Retail
18 17 (4.70%) Oracle ERP
18 17 (4.70%) HP
18 17 (4.70%) Java
19 16 (4.42%) MS Excel

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (2.76%) SharePoint
1 10 (2.76%) WebSphere
2 7 (1.93%) Apache
3 6 (1.66%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.38%) IIS
4 5 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 5 (1.38%) Lync
5 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.55%) K2 blackpearl
7 2 (0.55%) SAS
7 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.55%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.49%) MS Office
3 6 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) DOC1
5 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
6 1 (0.28%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 25 (6.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (4.70%) Oracle ERP
3 16 (4.42%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (2.76%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle Cash Management
5 5 (1.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 3 (0.83%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.83%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.83%) HFM
7 2 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.55%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.55%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.55%) Agresso
7 2 (0.55%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.55%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.97%) SaaS
2 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.38%) Office 365
4 4 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (0.83%) IaaS
5 3 (0.83%) PaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Taleo
6 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.55%) Force.com
7 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.59%) Network Security
2 12 (3.31%) Firewall
2 12 (3.31%) DNS
3 10 (2.76%) SAN
3 10 (2.76%) HTTP
3 10 (2.76%) VPN
4 9 (2.49%) SSL
5 8 (2.21%) LAN
6 6 (1.66%) WAN
6 6 (1.66%) DHCP
7 5 (1.38%) 3G
7 5 (1.38%) SSH
7 5 (1.38%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.38%) NAS
7 5 (1.38%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.38%) 4G
8 4 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (1.10%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.10%) Cisco ICM
8 4 (1.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.04%) DB2
3 9 (2.49%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (1.93%) SAP BW
4 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (1.38%) OLAP
6 5 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (1.10%) Big Data
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.83%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
1 3 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.55%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.28%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Ant
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 65 (17.96%) Finance
2 54 (14.92%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.52%) Marketing
4 17 (4.70%) Retail
5 10 (2.76%) Billing
6 7 (1.93%) Banking
7 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
8 3 (0.83%) Legal
8 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Advertising
9 2 (0.55%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.59%) Middleware
2 7 (1.93%) .NET
3 6 (1.66%) Web Services
3 6 (1.66%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (1.38%) XML
4 5 (1.38%) HTML
4 5 (1.38%) REST
4 5 (1.38%) JMS
5 4 (1.10%) SAP Basis
6 3 (0.83%) J2EE
6 3 (0.83%) SOAP
7 2 (0.55%) VXML
7 2 (0.55%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.28%) XSL
8 1 (0.28%) XSLT
8 1 (0.28%) Swing
8 1 (0.28%) EDI
8 1 (0.28%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.28%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.91%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.04%) User Experience
4 9 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.49%) PKI
5 7 (1.93%) CMDB
6 6 (1.66%) FMCG
7 5 (1.38%) DataPower
7 5 (1.38%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.38%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.38%) Clustering
8 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.83%) GIS
9 3 (0.83%) EPoS
9 3 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.55%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.55%) Celerra
10 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 45 (12.43%) Windows
2 29 (8.01%) Linux
3 14 (3.87%) UNIX
4 11 (3.04%) Solaris
5 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.66%) AIX
7 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.55%) SUSE
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.28%) HPUX
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.54%) Migration
2 31 (8.56%) ITIL
3 25 (6.91%) Service Management
4 23 (6.35%) Data Migration
5 22 (6.08%) CRM
6 21 (5.80%) ERP
6 21 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (4.14%) Project Management
8 15 (4.14%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.14%) Analytics
9 14 (3.87%) GAP Analysis
9 14 (3.87%) Information Security
9 14 (3.87%) SDLC
10 13 (3.59%) E-business
11 11 (3.04%) SOA
12 10 (2.76%) Data Security
12 10 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (2.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.73%) SQL
2 17 (4.70%) Java
3 11 (3.04%) ABAP
4 7 (1.93%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.66%) C++
5 6 (1.66%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.38%) Python
6 5 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.38%) Ruby
7 4 (1.10%) Perl
7 4 (1.10%) C
7 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.83%) XQuery
9 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.55%) VBScript
9 2 (0.55%) VBA
9 2 (0.55%) PHP
9 2 (0.55%) Korn
9 2 (0.55%) R
Qualifications
1 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.97%) Degree
4 11 (3.04%) CISSP
5 7 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.38%) IBM Certification
6 5 (1.38%) MCSE
6 5 (1.38%) CCNP
7 4 (1.10%) CCIE
8 3 (0.83%) CCNA
8 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) CCVP
8 3 (0.83%) MCTS
8 3 (0.83%) MCITP
9 2 (0.55%) HNC
9 2 (0.55%) HND
9 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.55%) ACCA
9 2 (0.55%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (2.21%) SLA
3 6 (1.66%) GxP
3 6 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.83%) COBIT
6 2 (0.55%) QA
7 1 (0.28%) GAAP
System Software
1 14 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.49%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.49%) vSphere
4 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.55%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.55%) XenApp
5 2 (0.55%) Samba
5 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
6 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) SCOM
2 8 (2.21%) SCCM
3 6 (1.66%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 5 (1.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.83%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (0.55%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.55%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (0.55%) Netcool
6 2 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.28%) TIBCO Hawk
7 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.28%) Ansible
7 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 67 (18.51%) Oracle
2 38 (10.50%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.56%) SAP
4 29 (8.01%) Cisco
5 22 (6.08%) ServiceNow
6 19 (5.25%) VMware
7 17 (4.70%) HP
8 16 (4.42%) IBM
9 10 (2.76%) Citrix
9 10 (2.76%) Ariba
10 7 (1.93%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.66%) BMC
12 5 (1.38%) EMC
12 5 (1.38%) Symantec
12 5 (1.38%) Remedy
12 5 (1.38%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.38%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.10%) NetApp
13 4 (1.10%) Thunderhead
13 4 (1.10%) Google
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