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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 5 17 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 283 177 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.77% 6.89% 5.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.79% 7.49% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 82 67
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.33 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-3.09% +111.76%
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
2213 2363 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.05% 91.98% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1251 1069
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 108 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +6 98 £463 +2.77% 22
Slough +14 29 £450 -5.26% 4
Bracknell -7 25 £450 +20.00% 5
Newbury 0 8 £335 -16.25%
Maidenhead +3 6 £400 +1.91% 4
Wokingham - 5 £510 -
Windsor - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 137 (25.80%) Migration
2 96 (18.08%) Security Cleared
3 86 (16.20%) Oracle
4 84 (15.82%) SAP
5 76 (14.31%) SC Cleared
6 75 (14.12%) Microsoft
7 65 (12.24%) Finance
8 55 (10.36%) SQL
8 55 (10.36%) Windows
9 52 (9.79%) Office 365
10 50 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 50 (9.42%) Linux
11 42 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
11 42 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
12 40 (7.53%) Telecoms
13 39 (7.34%) Active Directory
14 38 (7.16%) Data Migration
15 36 (6.78%) ITIL
16 34 (6.40%) PowerShell
17 32 (6.03%) SharePoint
18 31 (5.84%) Unix
19 30 (5.65%) Java
20 29 (5.46%) MS Excel
20 29 (5.46%) Oracle BI EE
20 29 (5.46%) Windows Server
21 28 (5.27%) Oracle EBS
22 27 (5.08%) C#
23 26 (4.90%) .NET
23 26 (4.90%) CRM
23 26 (4.90%) MS Exchange

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 32 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.58%) WebLogic
4 15 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 13 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
7 11 (2.07%) Skype for Business
8 10 (1.88%) IIS
9 7 (1.32%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.75%) Oracle Spatial
11 4 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.56%) Live Communications Server
12 3 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 29 (5.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.45%) MS Project
3 10 (1.88%) MS Office
4 5 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (5.27%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (3.58%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (2.64%) SAP FI
3 14 (2.64%) SAP IS-U
4 11 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.69%) Primavera
5 9 (1.69%) SAP CO
5 9 (1.69%) SAP FI/CO
6 8 (1.51%) Dynamics NAV
7 6 (1.13%) SAP GRC
7 6 (1.13%) SAP MM
7 6 (1.13%) SAP QM
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
8 4 (0.75%) SAP BPC
8 4 (0.75%) SAP PP
8 4 (0.75%) SAP PP-PI
9 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.56%) HFM
9 3 (0.56%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 52 (9.79%) Office 365
2 50 (9.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (1.69%) PaaS
5 8 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (1.32%) IaaS
7 4 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
8 3 (0.56%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.19%) SaaS
9 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.90%) DNS
1 26 (4.90%) Firewall
2 13 (2.45%) Network Security
3 11 (2.07%) Internet
3 11 (2.07%) Skype
4 10 (1.88%) DHCP
5 9 (1.69%) Wireless
6 7 (1.32%) NetScaler
6 7 (1.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (1.32%) RTP
6 7 (1.32%) SSL
7 6 (1.13%) VPN
8 5 (0.94%) FTP
8 5 (0.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.94%) LAN
9 4 (0.75%) BGP
9 4 (0.75%) CTI
9 4 (0.75%) LDAP
9 4 (0.75%) SAN
9 4 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.46%) Oracle BI EE
2 22 (4.14%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (1.51%) Hyperion Smart View
4 8 (1.51%) Oracle Database
4 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.32%) Essbase
5 7 (1.32%) SAP BW
6 6 (1.13%) GIS
6 6 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.94%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (0.94%) Power BI
8 4 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.75%) Big Data
8 4 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
9 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.75%) LSMW
5 3 (0.56%) AppScan
5 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.38%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.38%) MSTest
6 2 (0.38%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.19%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.19%) JUnit
7 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.19%) TestNG
7 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 65 (12.24%) Finance
2 40 (7.53%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.64%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (2.26%) Legal
5 11 (2.07%) Billing
6 9 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.69%) Marketing
7 8 (1.51%) Law
8 7 (1.32%) Retail
9 5 (0.94%) Banking
9 5 (0.94%) German Language
10 3 (0.56%) Advertising
10 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.38%) French Language
11 2 (0.38%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.90%) .NET
2 14 (2.64%) XML
3 10 (1.88%) HTML
4 9 (1.69%) REST
5 7 (1.32%) Web Services
6 6 (1.13%) CSS
7 5 (0.94%) JSON
8 4 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.75%) SAP Smart Forms
8 4 (0.75%) SOAP
9 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.56%) J2EE
9 3 (0.56%) JSP
9 3 (0.56%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (0.56%) VXML
10 2 (0.38%) jQuery
10 2 (0.38%) Node.js
10 2 (0.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.20%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.26%) Life Science
4 8 (1.51%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.13%) CMDB
5 6 (1.13%) Data Conversion
5 6 (1.13%) PKI
6 5 (0.94%) CESG
6 5 (0.94%) Private Cloud
6 5 (0.94%) Replication
7 4 (0.75%) BYOD
7 4 (0.75%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.75%) LIMS
7 4 (0.75%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.75%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.56%) AS400
8 3 (0.56%) Clustering
8 3 (0.56%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.56%) SCADA
9 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (10.36%) Windows
2 50 (9.42%) Linux
3 31 (5.84%) Unix
4 29 (5.46%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.51%) Solaris
6 7 (1.32%) AIX
6 7 (1.32%) VMS
7 6 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.94%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.56%) CentOS
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.38%) SUSE
10 2 (0.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) Android
11 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.19%) VME
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (25.80%) Migration
2 42 (7.91%) Business Intelligence
2 42 (7.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 38 (7.16%) Data Migration
4 36 (6.78%) ITIL
5 26 (4.90%) CRM
6 25 (4.71%) Information Security
7 23 (4.33%) Regression Testing
8 22 (4.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 22 (4.14%) Project Management
9 21 (3.95%) ETL
10 20 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (3.58%) Unit Testing
12 17 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (3.20%) Validation
13 16 (3.01%) Data Analysis
13 16 (3.01%) Service Management
14 15 (2.82%) Identity Management
15 14 (2.64%) Data Modelling
15 14 (2.64%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.36%) SQL
2 34 (6.40%) PowerShell
3 30 (5.65%) Java
4 27 (5.08%) C#
5 24 (4.52%) Shell Script
6 15 (2.82%) ABAP
7 11 (2.07%) C
8 10 (1.88%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.69%) C++
9 9 (1.69%) Python
10 8 (1.51%) Perl
10 8 (1.51%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.94%) VBScript
12 4 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.75%) VB
12 4 (0.75%) XAML
13 3 (0.56%) R
14 2 (0.38%) VBA
15 1 (0.19%) COBOL
15 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 96 (18.08%) Security Cleared
2 76 (14.31%) SC Cleared
3 24 (4.52%) Degree
4 21 (3.95%) CISSP
5 17 (3.20%) DV Cleared
6 16 (3.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.45%) BC Cleared
8 11 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.51%) CCIE
9 8 (1.51%) CISM
10 7 (1.32%) CCNP
10 7 (1.32%) MCITP
10 7 (1.32%) MCTS
11 5 (0.94%) CEH
11 5 (0.94%) GIAC
12 4 (0.75%) GCIA
12 4 (0.75%) GCIH
13 3 (0.56%) GSEC
13 3 (0.56%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.32%) GxP
4 5 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.94%) RMADS
5 4 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (0.75%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.75%) QA
6 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.56%) NEBOSH
6 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.38%) GPG13
7 2 (0.38%) SLA
8 1 (0.19%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.19%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 39 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.26%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.88%) UAG
3 10 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.13%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.94%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.94%) XenServer
7 4 (0.75%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.75%) Docker
7 4 (0.75%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.75%) XenApp
8 3 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.56%) vSphere
9 2 (0.38%) NFS
9 2 (0.38%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.38%) vCloud
9 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (2.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (2.07%) SCCM
3 8 (1.51%) Cisco UCCE
3 8 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 7 (1.32%) WSUS
5 6 (1.13%) SCOM
6 5 (0.94%) Puppet
7 4 (0.75%) Ansible
7 4 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.56%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) MOM
9 2 (0.38%) Nessus
9 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 86 (16.20%) Oracle
2 84 (15.82%) SAP
3 75 (14.12%) Microsoft
4 25 (4.71%) Cisco
5 18 (3.39%) VMware
6 16 (3.01%) Informatica
7 12 (2.26%) Hyperion
8 11 (2.07%) IBM
9 9 (1.69%) Citrix
9 9 (1.69%) HP
10 8 (1.51%) ArcSight
11 7 (1.32%) Lotus
11 7 (1.32%) Tableau
12 6 (1.13%) BMC
12 6 (1.13%) Cognos
12 6 (1.13%) CommVault
12 6 (1.13%) F5
12 6 (1.13%) hybris
12 6 (1.13%) Juniper
12 6 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
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