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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 11 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 223 187 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.19% 7.23% 9.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.94% 7.73% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 98 123
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 £17.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.51%
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
2243 2418 2388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.46% 93.43% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1189 1232 1152
Median daily rate £413 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 80 79
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +7 92 £466 +1.91% 33
Bracknell -9 19 £450 -3.22% 1
Slough +2 16 £310 -24.89% 7
Newbury +4 9 £335 -10.66% 1
Maidenhead +1 7 £400 -20.00% 5
Wokingham - 4 £510 - 2
Windsor - 2 £400 - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 84 (18.63%) Migration
2 79 (17.52%) SAP
3 74 (16.41%) Microsoft
4 70 (15.52%) Security Cleared
5 49 (10.86%) Windows
5 49 (10.86%) SC Cleared
6 46 (10.20%) Oracle
6 46 (10.20%) Telecoms
7 44 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 41 (9.09%) Finance
9 40 (8.87%) SQL
9 40 (8.87%) Office 365
10 34 (7.54%) ITIL
11 33 (7.32%) SharePoint
12 31 (6.87%) PowerShell
12 31 (6.87%) Windows Server
13 29 (6.43%) MS Excel
13 29 (6.43%) Active Directory
13 29 (6.43%) C#
13 29 (6.43%) Java
14 27 (5.99%) Information Security
15 26 (5.76%) CISSP
15 26 (5.76%) DNS
16 25 (5.54%) SQL Server
17 24 (5.32%) Firewall
17 24 (5.32%) Data Migration
18 23 (5.10%) .NET
18 23 (5.10%) Data Modelling
19 22 (4.88%) Degree
19 22 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing

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 33 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.21%) MS Exchange
3 14 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (2.44%) IIS
5 10 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.33%) Apache
7 6 (1.33%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.33%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.11%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.89%) CMS
9 4 (0.89%) GeoServer
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.22%) MS Office
3 5 (1.11%) MS Project
4 4 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (3.33%) SAP IS-U
2 14 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.22%) Primavera
4 8 (1.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (1.77%) SAP FI
5 6 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 6 (1.33%) SAP CO
5 6 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (1.33%) SAP GRC
5 6 (1.33%) SAP QM
6 4 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.89%) SAP MM
6 4 (0.89%) SAP PP
6 4 (0.89%) SAP PP-PI
7 3 (0.67%) HFM
7 3 (0.67%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.44%) SAP MDM
8 2 (0.44%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (8.87%) Office 365
3 13 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.00%) PaaS
5 8 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.33%) IaaS
7 5 (1.11%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.44%) Boomi
10 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.22%) SaaS
10 1 (0.22%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.76%) DNS
2 24 (5.32%) Firewall
3 13 (2.88%) Internet
4 10 (2.22%) DHCP
4 10 (2.22%) Network Security
5 9 (2.00%) Wireless
6 8 (1.77%) NetScaler
6 8 (1.77%) RTP
6 8 (1.77%) SSL
6 8 (1.77%) VPN
7 7 (1.55%) FTP
7 7 (1.55%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (1.55%) SAN
8 6 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (1.33%) Skype
9 5 (1.11%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.89%) CTI
10 4 (0.89%) HTTP
10 4 (0.89%) IPsec
10 4 (0.89%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.00%) GIS
2 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.55%) SAP BW
5 6 (1.33%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.33%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.11%) Big Data
6 5 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.11%) Power BI
7 4 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.67%) QlikView
9 2 (0.44%) DB2
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.89%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.89%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.67%) AppScan
4 2 (0.44%) Maven
4 2 (0.44%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.44%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.22%) Ant
5 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
5 1 (0.22%) JUnit
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Blend
5 1 (0.22%) Selenium
5 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.22%) TestNG
5 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (10.20%) Telecoms
2 41 (9.09%) Finance
3 16 (3.55%) Billing
4 12 (2.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (2.00%) Legal
5 9 (2.00%) Retail
6 8 (1.77%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.55%) Marketing
8 5 (1.11%) German Language
8 5 (1.11%) Law
9 4 (0.89%) Banking
10 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Advertising
11 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Automotive
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.10%) .NET
2 13 (2.88%) XML
3 9 (2.00%) Web Services
4 8 (1.77%) HTML
5 7 (1.55%) REST
6 6 (1.33%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.33%) CSS
6 6 (1.33%) J2EE
7 5 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.11%) jQuery
7 5 (1.11%) SAP Smart Forms
8 3 (0.67%) JSON
8 3 (0.67%) Middleware
8 3 (0.67%) SOAP
8 3 (0.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (0.44%) ADO.NET
9 2 (0.44%) COM
9 2 (0.44%) SAML
9 2 (0.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.43%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.44%) Life Science
4 10 (2.22%) CMDB
5 9 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.33%) PKI
7 5 (1.11%) Replication
8 4 (0.89%) LIMS
8 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.67%) Clustering
9 3 (0.67%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.67%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.67%) IVR
9 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.67%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.67%) SCADA
9 3 (0.67%) W3C
10 2 (0.44%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.44%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 49 (10.86%) Windows
2 31 (6.87%) Windows Server
3 21 (4.66%) Linux
4 7 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.33%) Unix
6 5 (1.11%) CentOS
7 4 (0.89%) AIX
7 4 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.67%) Solaris
8 3 (0.67%) VMS
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.22%) Android
10 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.22%) VME
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (18.63%) Migration
2 34 (7.54%) ITIL
3 27 (5.99%) Information Security
4 24 (5.32%) Data Migration
5 23 (5.10%) Data Modelling
6 22 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (4.43%) CRM
7 20 (4.43%) Unit Testing
8 17 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (3.77%) Project Management
8 17 (3.77%) Service Management
9 16 (3.55%) Data Analysis
10 15 (3.33%) Open Source
10 15 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 15 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (3.10%) Analytics
11 14 (3.10%) High Availability
12 13 (2.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 13 (2.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 40 (8.87%) SQL
2 31 (6.87%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.43%) C#
3 29 (6.43%) Java
4 16 (3.55%) ABAP
5 12 (2.66%) C
6 10 (2.22%) C++
6 10 (2.22%) Python
7 8 (1.77%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.55%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.33%) Perl
10 5 (1.11%) VB
10 5 (1.11%) VBScript
11 4 (0.89%) XAML
12 3 (0.67%) R
12 3 (0.67%) VBA
13 2 (0.44%) Ruby
14 1 (0.22%) Korn
14 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.86%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.76%) CISSP
4 22 (4.88%) Degree
5 11 (2.44%) CISM
5 11 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.55%) CIPD
6 7 (1.55%) MCITP
6 7 (1.55%) MCTS
7 6 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.11%) CEH
8 5 (1.11%) GIAC
9 4 (0.89%) CCIE
9 4 (0.89%) GCIA
9 4 (0.89%) SANS
10 3 (0.67%) ISEB
10 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (0.67%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.89%) GxP
3 4 (0.89%) RMADS
4 3 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.67%) NEBOSH
4 3 (0.67%) QA
5 2 (0.44%) GPG13
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.44%) UAG
3 8 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.11%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.11%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.11%) XenServer
6 4 (0.89%) ISA Server
6 4 (0.89%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.89%) XenApp
7 3 (0.67%) Docker
7 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.44%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.44%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.44%) vSphere
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (2.00%) SCCM
2 7 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (1.55%) WSUS
3 6 (1.33%) SCOM
4 5 (1.11%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (0.89%) Ansible
6 3 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.67%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.67%) Nagios
6 3 (0.67%) Puppet
7 2 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.44%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.44%) EMC VPLEX
7 2 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.44%) MOM
7 2 (0.44%) Nessus
7 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.44%) vRealize
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 79 (17.52%) SAP
2 74 (16.41%) Microsoft
3 46 (10.20%) Oracle
4 20 (4.43%) Cisco
5 13 (2.88%) VMware
6 11 (2.44%) hybris
7 10 (2.22%) BMC
8 9 (2.00%) Citrix
9 7 (1.55%) IBM
10 6 (1.33%) HP
10 6 (1.33%) Lotus
11 5 (1.11%) ArcSight
11 5 (1.11%) Cognos
11 5 (1.11%) EMC
11 5 (1.11%) Juniper
11 5 (1.11%) NetApp
11 5 (1.11%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.11%) Remedy
11 5 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.11%) Siebel
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Alexander Ash Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
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LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
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Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Hydrogen Group
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Square One Resources
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EXCELerate
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Rate: Up to £450 per day.
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + expenses
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Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + expenses
Posted: 13 days ago
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Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified Excellent long term rates
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
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Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: €750 - €850 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
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Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
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Rate: Unspecified Excellent long term rates.
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