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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 17 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 190 231 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.17% 8.96% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 9.83% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 114 79
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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
2359 2349 2242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.05% 91.15% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1261 1179 903
Average daily rate £388 £375 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 85 133
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +7 78 £450 - 25
Slough -9 14 £425 - 1
Bracknell -7 13 £375 -1.31% 6
Newbury 0 6 £459 -11.45% 2
Maidenhead -3 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Windsor -9 2 £375 -9.63% 1
Wokingham +1 1 £350 -26.31% 2
Hungerford - 1 £205 -
Thatcham - - - - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 53 (16.06%) Security Cleared
3 50 (15.15%) SQL
4 42 (12.73%) Finance
5 40 (12.12%) Windows
6 39 (11.82%) SAP
7 38 (11.52%) Microsoft
8 35 (10.61%) SC Cleared
9 34 (10.30%) Oracle
10 32 (9.70%) Information Security
11 31 (9.39%) Migration
12 26 (7.88%) SQL Server
13 24 (7.27%) CRM
13 24 (7.27%) Cisco
14 21 (6.36%) Active Directory
14 21 (6.36%) SharePoint
15 20 (6.06%) Linux
15 20 (6.06%) Firewall
15 20 (6.06%) DV Cleared
16 18 (5.45%) .NET
16 18 (5.45%) Java
16 18 (5.45%) JavaScript
16 18 (5.45%) Informatica
17 17 (5.15%) HTML
17 17 (5.15%) VMware
17 17 (5.15%) Project Management
18 16 (4.85%) ITIL
18 16 (4.85%) UNIX
18 16 (4.85%) ETL
18 16 (4.85%) DNS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
3 9 (2.73%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (2.12%) Lync
4 7 (2.12%) NetWeaver
5 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.52%) IIS
6 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.91%) CMS
8 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.61%) Apache
8 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.61%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.52%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.21%) MS Office
3 4 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (1.52%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.52%) Agresso
3 4 (1.21%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.21%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.91%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.91%) SAP SD
4 3 (0.91%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.61%) SAP PS
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.61%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.61%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.61%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.61%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.73%) SaaS
2 4 (1.21%) Office 365
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) IaaS
4 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.06%) Firewall
2 16 (4.85%) DNS
3 13 (3.94%) Network Security
4 12 (3.64%) LTE
4 12 (3.64%) Radio Access Network
5 11 (3.33%) DHCP
6 9 (2.73%) 3G
7 7 (2.12%) WAN
8 6 (1.82%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.82%) SAN
8 6 (1.82%) Internet
9 5 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.52%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.52%) MPLS
9 5 (1.52%) LAN
10 4 (1.21%) 3GPP
10 4 (1.21%) BGP
10 4 (1.21%) DMZ
11 3 (0.91%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.42%) SAP BW
4 7 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.12%) MySQL
4 7 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.21%) PowerCenter
6 4 (1.21%) DB2
6 4 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.91%) QlikView
7 3 (0.91%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.61%) OLAP
8 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.61%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.91%) LSMW
3 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.30%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 42 (12.73%) Finance
3 8 (2.42%) Marketing
4 7 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.82%) Retail
6 4 (1.21%) Advertising
6 4 (1.21%) Billing
7 3 (0.91%) Banking
8 2 (0.61%) Games
8 2 (0.61%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.45%) .NET
2 17 (5.15%) HTML
3 13 (3.94%) CSS
4 12 (3.64%) JSON
5 10 (3.03%) JSP
6 9 (2.73%) Ajax
7 8 (2.42%) XML
8 7 (2.12%) Web Services
9 6 (1.82%) SAML
10 5 (1.52%) LAMP
11 4 (1.21%) SOAP
11 4 (1.21%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.91%) OpenID
12 3 (0.91%) REST
12 3 (0.91%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.91%) jQuery
12 3 (0.91%) OAuth
12 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
13 2 (0.61%) J2EE
13 2 (0.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.33%) GIS
2 9 (2.73%) Web 2.0
3 7 (2.12%) User Experience
4 6 (1.82%) Data Conversion
4 6 (1.82%) PKI
5 5 (1.52%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.21%) Smart Meter
6 4 (1.21%) CMDB
6 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.91%) Statistics
7 3 (0.91%) RMADS
7 3 (0.91%) Clustering
8 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.61%) FMCG
8 2 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.61%) IVR
8 2 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.61%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 40 (12.12%) Windows
2 20 (6.06%) Linux
3 16 (4.85%) UNIX
4 9 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.61%) zOS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.30%) AIX
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (9.70%) Information Security
2 31 (9.39%) Migration
3 24 (7.27%) CRM
4 17 (5.15%) Project Management
5 16 (4.85%) ITIL
5 16 (4.85%) ETL
6 14 (4.24%) Data Migration
7 13 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (3.03%) Performance Improvement
10 8 (2.42%) ITSM
10 8 (2.42%) Service Management
10 8 (2.42%) Security Architecture
11 7 (2.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (2.12%) SOA
12 6 (1.82%) OO
12 6 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (1.82%) Matrix Management
13 5 (1.52%) Data Visualisation
13 5 (1.52%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.15%) SQL
2 18 (5.45%) Java
2 18 (5.45%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 10 (3.03%) ABAP
4 10 (3.03%) C
5 7 (2.12%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.12%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.91%) sed
6 3 (0.91%) Korn
6 3 (0.91%) AWK
6 3 (0.91%) VBScript
7 2 (0.61%) C#
7 2 (0.61%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.30%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) Perl
8 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.24%) Degree
5 13 (3.94%) CISSP
6 9 (2.73%) CISA
7 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.42%) CISM
8 6 (1.82%) MCITP
9 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.52%) MCSE
10 4 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.21%) CRISC
11 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.91%) CCNP
11 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.61%) CCDP
12 2 (0.61%) CCIE
12 2 (0.61%) CSSLP
12 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.21%) SLA
2 4 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.61%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.61%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.30%) BS15000
5 1 (0.30%) GxP
System Software
1 21 (6.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.91%) XenApp
5 2 (0.61%) vSphere
5 2 (0.61%) XenServer
5 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.61%) Xen
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.85%) SCOM
2 5 (1.52%) WMI
2 5 (1.52%) Cisco UCCE
3 4 (1.21%) Netcool
4 3 (0.91%) MOM
4 3 (0.91%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.91%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (0.61%) SCCM
5 2 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.61%) Nessus
5 2 (0.61%) SCSM
5 2 (0.61%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.30%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (11.82%) SAP
2 38 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 34 (10.30%) Oracle
4 24 (7.27%) Cisco
5 18 (5.45%) Informatica
6 17 (5.15%) VMware
7 12 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.03%) Citrix
8 10 (3.03%) Mapinfo
9 9 (2.73%) HP
9 9 (2.73%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.42%) Juniper
11 7 (2.12%) Business Objects
12 6 (1.82%) Remedy
12 6 (1.82%) F5
13 5 (1.52%) ComArch
13 5 (1.52%) BMC
13 5 (1.52%) IBM
14 4 (1.21%) Sun
14 4 (1.21%) Hyperion
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Parallel Consulting
Rate: £425 - £465 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £300 - £301 per day
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