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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 23 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 140 182 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.72% 6.93% 6.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 7.57% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 71 77
Average daily rate
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£450 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £523 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
2208 2405 2774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.16% 91.51% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1111 986
Average daily rate £375 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 87 94
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 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -5 54 £450 +5.88% 25
Bracknell +3 12 £400 +35.59% 3
Slough -8 12 £475 +22.58% 3
Newbury +3 8 £413 -12.23% 6
Maidenhead +1 3 - - 2
Windsor -5 2 - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Hungerford - - - - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 60 (18.81%) Windows
2 57 (17.87%) Finance
3 53 (16.61%) Microsoft
4 47 (14.73%) SQL
5 43 (13.48%) Telecoms
6 41 (12.85%) Security Cleared
7 40 (12.54%) Migration
7 40 (12.54%) SQL Server
8 36 (11.29%) CRM
9 33 (10.34%) HTML
9 33 (10.34%) JavaScript
10 32 (10.03%) SAP
10 32 (10.03%) SC Cleared
11 29 (9.09%) .NET
12 28 (8.78%) Oracle
12 28 (8.78%) Cisco
13 26 (8.15%) CSS
14 25 (7.84%) Linux
15 23 (7.21%) Active Directory
16 21 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
17 20 (6.27%) SharePoint
18 19 (5.96%) Firewall
19 18 (5.64%) UNIX
19 18 (5.64%) ITIL
19 18 (5.64%) User Experience
20 17 (5.33%) XML
20 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (5.33%) Information Security
20 17 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.51%) Apache
3 8 (2.51%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.88%) NetWeaver
4 6 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (1.88%) Lync
4 6 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.25%) IIS
7 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) SAP EP
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.63%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 13 (4.08%) MS Office
2 12 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.25%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 21 (6.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.57%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.25%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.25%) Agresso
4 4 (1.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.25%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.94%) HFM
5 3 (0.94%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.94%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 2 (0.63%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.82%) SaaS
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.25%) Office 365
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.96%) Firewall
2 13 (4.08%) Network Security
3 11 (3.45%) LTE
3 11 (3.45%) DNS
3 11 (3.45%) SAN
4 9 (2.82%) Internet
5 8 (2.51%) OSPF
5 8 (2.51%) VoIP
6 7 (2.19%) SNMP
6 7 (2.19%) DHCP
6 7 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (1.88%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (1.88%) Cisco PIX
8 5 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (1.57%) 4G
8 5 (1.57%) MPLS
8 5 (1.57%) BIG-IP
8 5 (1.57%) VPN
9 4 (1.25%) BGP
9 4 (1.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (4.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.88%) DB2
8 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.25%) OLAP
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.94%) QlikView
10 3 (0.94%) Cognos Query Studio
10 3 (0.94%) Cognos Report Studio
10 3 (0.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 3 (0.94%) Cognos Transformer
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.63%) Cognos Analysis Studio
11 2 (0.63%) Hyperion Smart View
Development Applications
1 14 (4.39%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.57%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.63%) ERwin
3 2 (0.63%) LSMW
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.63%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.63%) GDB
3 2 (0.63%) Selenium
3 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) Ant
4 1 (0.31%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.31%) Trac
4 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.31%) Robotium
4 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.31%) JBehave
4 1 (0.31%) JIRA
General
1 57 (17.87%) Finance
2 43 (13.48%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.45%) Retail
4 8 (2.51%) Banking
4 8 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.88%) Billing
5 6 (1.88%) Marketing
6 3 (0.94%) Local Government
7 2 (0.63%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (10.34%) HTML
2 29 (9.09%) .NET
3 26 (8.15%) CSS
4 17 (5.33%) XML
5 12 (3.76%) ASP.NET
5 12 (3.76%) JSON
6 11 (3.45%) JSP
7 10 (3.13%) Ajax
8 8 (2.51%) WSDL
9 6 (1.88%) Web Services
10 5 (1.57%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.25%) jQuery
12 3 (0.94%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.94%) SOAP
13 2 (0.63%) J2EE
13 2 (0.63%) WCF
13 2 (0.63%) HTML5
13 2 (0.63%) CSS3
14 1 (0.31%) SailPoint
14 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.64%) User Experience
2 11 (3.45%) Clustering
3 10 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.82%) Web 2.0
4 9 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.88%) Data Conversion
6 5 (1.57%) DataPower
6 5 (1.57%) GIS
7 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.25%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.25%) PKI
8 3 (0.94%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.94%) AS400
8 3 (0.94%) CMDB
8 3 (0.94%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.63%) CESG
9 2 (0.63%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.63%) iSeries
9 2 (0.63%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 60 (18.81%) Windows
2 25 (7.84%) Linux
3 18 (5.64%) UNIX
4 17 (5.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.51%) AIX
8 7 (2.19%) Solaris
9 6 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.57%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.94%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.94%) zOS
12 2 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (12.54%) Migration
2 36 (11.29%) CRM
3 21 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (5.64%) ITIL
5 17 (5.33%) Information Security
6 16 (5.02%) ETL
6 16 (5.02%) Data Migration
7 15 (4.70%) Validation
8 14 (4.39%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.76%) Service Management
9 12 (3.76%) Workflow
9 12 (3.76%) High Availability
10 10 (3.13%) ITSM
11 9 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (2.82%) Test Scripting
12 8 (2.51%) Network Management
13 7 (2.19%) Security Architecture
14 6 (1.88%) Analytics
14 6 (1.88%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 47 (14.73%) SQL
2 33 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.70%) C#
4 13 (4.08%) Java
5 12 (3.76%) C
6 11 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 9 (2.82%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.19%) ABAP
9 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.63%) RPG
11 2 (0.63%) Perl
11 2 (0.63%) C++
11 2 (0.63%) VBScript
11 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.63%) Groovy
11 2 (0.63%) RPG/400
11 2 (0.63%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.31%) BeanShell
12 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.02%) Degree
5 10 (3.13%) CISSP
5 10 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.82%) CCNP
7 6 (1.88%) CCIE
7 6 (1.88%) MCITP
8 5 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (1.57%) CISA
9 4 (1.25%) CISM
9 4 (1.25%) IBM Certification
9 4 (1.25%) ISEB
9 4 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.94%) MCTS
10 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.94%) MCSE
10 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.51%) SLA
3 5 (1.57%) QA
4 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.94%) COBIT
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.31%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (7.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.94%) Xen
6 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.63%) XenServer
6 2 (0.63%) vSphere
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) NFS
7 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.82%) SCCM
2 6 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.57%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.94%) BMC Performance Manager
4 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.94%) Netcool
4 3 (0.94%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.94%) Nessus
4 3 (0.94%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.63%) WSUS
5 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.31%) WMI
6 1 (0.31%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 53 (16.61%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.03%) SAP
3 28 (8.78%) Cisco
3 28 (8.78%) Oracle
4 15 (4.70%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (4.08%) IBM
6 12 (3.76%) HP
6 12 (3.76%) CheckPoint
7 11 (3.45%) VMware
8 10 (3.13%) F5
8 10 (3.13%) EMC
8 10 (3.13%) Juniper
9 8 (2.51%) BMC
10 7 (2.19%) Cognos
10 7 (2.19%) Informatica
10 7 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.19%) Blue Coat
11 6 (1.88%) Citrix
12 5 (1.57%) Remedy
12 5 (1.57%) Business Objects
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