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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 18 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 147 200 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.48% 7.88% 7.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 8.57% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 103 97
Median daily rate £450 £450 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £338 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £540 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-66.66% +52.72%
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
1825 2334 2465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.83% 92.00% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1213 1294
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 145 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
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 +9 65 £425 -5.55% 23
Maidenhead +11 12 £513 +9.62% 2
Newbury +9 8 £375 -3.22%
Bracknell -7 8 £400 -14.66% 4
Wokingham -1 6 £450 - 4
Slough -12 5 £515 +14.44%
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 116 (27.23%) Migration
2 70 (16.43%) Security Cleared
3 67 (15.73%) Oracle
3 67 (15.73%) SAP
4 57 (13.38%) Finance
5 56 (13.15%) SC Cleared
6 54 (12.68%) SQL
7 51 (11.97%) Linux
8 46 (10.80%) Microsoft
9 44 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (9.86%) Windows
11 40 (9.39%) Office 365
12 33 (7.75%) Data Migration
12 33 (7.75%) Unix
12 33 (7.75%) Telecoms
13 32 (7.51%) Cisco
14 29 (6.81%) Project Management
14 29 (6.81%) Shell Script
14 29 (6.81%) Oracle BI EE
15 27 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
15 27 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
15 27 (6.34%) ETL
15 27 (6.34%) Active Directory
16 25 (5.87%) MS Exchange
16 25 (5.87%) SQL Server
16 25 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
17 24 (5.63%) ITIL
18 23 (5.40%) PowerShell
19 20 (4.69%) Skype

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 25 (5.87%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.69%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.76%) Skype for Business
4 15 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.17%) CMS
7 4 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.94%) SAS
8 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.47%) Apache
9 2 (0.47%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.47%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.47%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.64%) MS Project
4 4 (0.94%) MS Office
5 3 (0.70%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (5.63%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (4.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (3.99%) SAP FI
4 10 (2.35%) SAP CO
5 9 (2.11%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (1.41%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.41%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (1.17%) SAP FI-CA
8 5 (1.17%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.94%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.70%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.70%) SAP PS
10 3 (0.70%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.47%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.47%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.39%) Office 365
2 25 (5.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (1.64%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.41%) IaaS
5 4 (0.94%) PaaS
6 2 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.23%) Taleo
7 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.69%) Skype
2 18 (4.23%) Firewall
3 14 (3.29%) LAN
3 14 (3.29%) WAN
4 12 (2.82%) Network Security
5 9 (2.11%) DNS
6 6 (1.41%) DHCP
6 6 (1.41%) SAN
6 6 (1.41%) SMTP
6 6 (1.41%) Unified Communications
7 5 (1.17%) Broadband
7 5 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.70%) LDAP
8 3 (0.70%) VoIP
8 3 (0.70%) VPN
8 3 (0.70%) WLAN
9 2 (0.47%) 3G
9 2 (0.47%) ISUP
9 2 (0.47%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.81%) Oracle BI EE
2 25 (5.87%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.58%) SAP Data Services
6 8 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.64%) Essbase
7 7 (1.64%) Hyperion Smart View
8 6 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.41%) DB2
8 6 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.17%) Power BI
9 5 (1.17%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.94%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.70%) MySQL
11 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.58%) LSMW
2 7 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.17%) MSTest
5 4 (0.94%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.94%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.94%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.70%) Maven
6 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.47%) Ant
7 2 (0.47%) MSI
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.23%) JUnit
8 1 (0.23%) PeopleTools
8 1 (0.23%) Selenium
8 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 57 (13.38%) Finance
2 33 (7.75%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.58%) Legal
4 9 (2.11%) Law
4 9 (2.11%) Marketing
5 7 (1.64%) Electronics
6 6 (1.41%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.17%) Retail
8 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.70%) Advertising
9 3 (0.70%) Back Office
9 3 (0.70%) Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 2 (0.47%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Games
11 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.35%) .NET
1 10 (2.35%) Web Services
1 10 (2.35%) XML
2 9 (2.11%) HTML
2 9 (2.11%) JSON
3 7 (1.64%) BAPI
3 7 (1.64%) CSS
4 6 (1.41%) Middleware
4 6 (1.41%) REST
4 6 (1.41%) SOAP
5 5 (1.17%) J2EE
6 3 (0.70%) CSS3
6 3 (0.70%) HTML5
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (0.70%) VXML
7 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.47%) RESTful
7 2 (0.47%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.47%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.58%) Data Conversion
4 10 (2.35%) Data Extraction
5 8 (1.88%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.17%) CMDB
7 5 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.17%) Private Cloud
8 4 (0.94%) AS400
8 4 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.70%) CESG
9 3 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.70%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.47%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.47%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.47%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.97%) Linux
2 42 (9.86%) Windows
3 33 (7.75%) Unix
4 18 (4.23%) Windows Server
5 13 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.11%) AIX
6 9 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.64%) Solaris
9 5 (1.17%) Android
9 5 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.17%) VMS
10 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.47%) SUSE
12 1 (0.23%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) CentOS
12 1 (0.23%) Debian
12 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (27.23%) Migration
2 44 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (7.75%) Data Migration
4 29 (6.81%) Project Management
5 27 (6.34%) ETL
5 27 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (5.63%) ITIL
7 16 (3.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 15 (3.52%) E-business
9 14 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (3.29%) Validation
10 13 (3.05%) Presales
11 12 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (2.82%) CRM
11 12 (2.82%) ERP
11 12 (2.82%) Load Balancing
12 11 (2.58%) SDLC
12 11 (2.58%) Service Management
13 10 (2.35%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.68%) SQL
2 29 (6.81%) Shell Script
3 23 (5.40%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.69%) Java
5 10 (2.35%) T-SQL
6 9 (2.11%) C#
7 7 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.17%) ABAP
8 5 (1.17%) Perl
8 5 (1.17%) VB
9 4 (0.94%) VBA
10 2 (0.47%) C
10 2 (0.47%) COBOL
10 2 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.23%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.23%) Delphi
11 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.23%) Ruby
11 1 (0.23%) SQR
11 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (16.43%) Security Cleared
2 56 (13.15%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.99%) Degree
4 15 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (3.29%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.05%) CCIE
7 12 (2.82%) BC Cleared
7 12 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.64%) CLAS
9 6 (1.41%) CISSP
10 5 (1.17%) CCNP
11 3 (0.70%) CCNA
11 3 (0.70%) CISM
11 3 (0.70%) MBA
12 2 (0.47%) ACCA
12 2 (0.47%) GCIH
12 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.47%) PhD
12 2 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.23%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.64%) SLA
4 6 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.17%) GxP
6 4 (0.94%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.70%) QA
8 1 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.23%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.23%) GPG13
8 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.23%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 27 (6.34%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.70%) Docker
5 3 (0.70%) XenApp
6 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.47%) NFS
6 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.47%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.23%) Squid
7 1 (0.23%) vCloud
7 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 7 (1.64%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (1.41%) WSUS
4 5 (1.17%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.17%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.17%) Puppet
4 5 (1.17%) SCCM
5 4 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.70%) Ansible
6 3 (0.70%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.47%) NetVault Backup
7 2 (0.47%) SCOM
7 2 (0.47%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 67 (15.73%) Oracle
1 67 (15.73%) SAP
2 46 (10.80%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.51%) Cisco
4 20 (4.69%) VMware
5 16 (3.76%) IBM
6 14 (3.29%) Informatica
7 13 (3.05%) HP
8 11 (2.58%) Hyperion
8 11 (2.58%) Symantec
9 9 (2.11%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.11%) Juniper
10 8 (1.88%) F5
10 8 (1.88%) Tableau
11 6 (1.41%) ArcSight
11 6 (1.41%) Palo Alto
11 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.17%) CommVault
12 5 (1.17%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
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