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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 9 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
+17 0
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 238 147 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.83% 5.90% 5.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.86% 6.33% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 70 66
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £312 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.25
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +54.12%
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
2007 2322 2298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.31% 93.25% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 1309 1131
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 106 87
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +10 62 £450 -5.26% 10
Bracknell +3 23 £400 +6.66%
Slough +3 21 £400 -2.14% 2
Newbury +13 16 £425 -2.85% 1
Maidenhead 0 10 £375 -2.59% 2
Wokingham - 2 £283 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £400 -
Windsor - 1 £473 - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 119 (25.32%) Migration
2 84 (17.87%) Security Cleared
3 82 (17.45%) Oracle
4 68 (14.47%) SC Cleared
5 64 (13.62%) SAP
5 64 (13.62%) SQL
5 64 (13.62%) Finance
6 53 (11.28%) Linux
7 52 (11.06%) Microsoft
8 50 (10.64%) Windows
9 45 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
10 44 (9.36%) Data Migration
11 43 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
12 34 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (7.02%) Cisco
13 33 (7.02%) Unix
13 33 (7.02%) Telecoms
14 32 (6.81%) Oracle EBS
15 31 (6.60%) Office 365
16 30 (6.38%) PowerShell
17 29 (6.17%) Project Management
17 29 (6.17%) Java
17 29 (6.17%) Oracle BI EE
18 28 (5.96%) Active Directory
19 27 (5.74%) MS Exchange
19 27 (5.74%) SQL Server
19 27 (5.74%) Shell Script
19 27 (5.74%) Oracle EBS R12
20 26 (5.53%) ETL
21 25 (5.32%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (3.62%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.62%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.85%) CMS
5 4 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.64%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.64%) SAS
6 3 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.43%) Apache
7 2 (0.43%) iPlanet
7 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.77%) MS Project
3 9 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) MS Office
5 3 (0.64%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (6.81%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (5.74%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (3.40%) SAP FI
4 9 (1.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.91%) SAP CO
5 8 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (1.49%) Primavera
7 6 (1.28%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (1.28%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (1.28%) SAP GRC
8 5 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (1.06%) SAP IS-U
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.64%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.64%) SAP APO
10 3 (0.64%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.64%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.64%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.60%) Office 365
3 10 (2.13%) PaaS
4 9 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.91%) IaaS
5 6 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.64%) SaaS
6 3 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.83%) Firewall
2 16 (3.40%) Network Security
3 15 (3.19%) LAN
4 14 (2.98%) WAN
5 13 (2.77%) DNS
6 10 (2.13%) Skype
7 8 (1.70%) DHCP
8 7 (1.49%) SMTP
9 6 (1.28%) SAN
10 5 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (1.06%) WLAN
11 4 (0.85%) LDAP
11 4 (0.85%) VPN
12 3 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.64%) CTI
12 3 (0.64%) Wireless
13 2 (0.43%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.43%) MPLS
13 2 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.17%) Oracle BI EE
2 27 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 15 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.34%) SAP Data Services
6 9 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.49%) Essbase
8 7 (1.49%) Hyperion Smart View
8 7 (1.49%) Power BI
9 6 (1.28%) DB2
9 6 (1.28%) SAP BW
9 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.64%) CouchDB
11 3 (0.64%) MySQL
11 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.34%) LSMW
2 10 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.85%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.85%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.85%) MSTest
7 3 (0.64%) Maven
8 2 (0.43%) Ant
8 2 (0.43%) MSI
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.43%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.21%) Selenium
9 1 (0.21%) TestNG
9 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 64 (13.62%) Finance
2 33 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.34%) Legal
4 10 (2.13%) Marketing
5 7 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 7 (1.49%) Law
6 6 (1.28%) Electronics
6 6 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.28%) Retail
7 5 (1.06%) Banking
8 4 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
11 1 (0.21%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.04%) .NET
2 16 (3.40%) XML
3 13 (2.77%) HTML
4 11 (2.34%) JSON
5 10 (2.13%) Web Services
6 8 (1.70%) REST
7 7 (1.49%) BAPI
7 7 (1.49%) CSS
8 5 (1.06%) J2EE
8 5 (1.06%) SOAP
9 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.64%) Middleware
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.64%) SailPoint
10 2 (0.43%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.43%) CSS3
10 2 (0.43%) HTML5
10 2 (0.43%) RESTful
10 2 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.43%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.55%) Data Conversion
4 10 (2.13%) Data Extraction
5 6 (1.28%) CESG
5 6 (1.28%) CMDB
5 6 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (0.85%) AS400
7 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) BYOD
8 3 (0.64%) Clustering
8 3 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.64%) Replication
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.43%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) User Experience
10 1 (0.21%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.28%) Linux
2 50 (10.64%) Windows
3 33 (7.02%) Unix
4 23 (4.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.13%) AIX
6 10 (2.13%) Solaris
7 8 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.28%) Android
9 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.28%) VMS
10 5 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.43%) SUSE
12 1 (0.21%) VME
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (25.32%) Migration
2 45 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 44 (9.36%) Data Migration
4 43 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (6.17%) Project Management
6 26 (5.53%) ETL
7 23 (4.89%) Regression Testing
8 22 (4.68%) ITIL
8 22 (4.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 19 (4.04%) CRM
9 19 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (3.83%) Validation
11 17 (3.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (3.40%) Information Security
13 15 (3.19%) E-business
14 14 (2.98%) Unit Testing
15 13 (2.77%) Data Modelling
15 13 (2.77%) SIEM
16 12 (2.55%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (2.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 64 (13.62%) SQL
2 30 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.17%) Java
4 27 (5.74%) Shell Script
5 17 (3.62%) C#
6 11 (2.34%) T-SQL
7 8 (1.70%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.28%) VB
9 5 (1.06%) Perl
10 4 (0.85%) ABAP
10 4 (0.85%) VBA
11 3 (0.64%) C
11 3 (0.64%) XAML
12 2 (0.43%) COBOL
12 2 (0.43%) VBScript
13 1 (0.21%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.21%) Python
13 1 (0.21%) SQR
13 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (17.87%) Security Cleared
2 68 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.47%) Degree
4 17 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.40%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.19%) CISSP
7 14 (2.98%) CCIE
8 13 (2.77%) BC Cleared
8 13 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.49%) CCNP
9 7 (1.49%) CLAS
10 5 (1.06%) CISM
11 4 (0.85%) SANS
12 3 (0.64%) CEH
12 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.43%) ACCA
13 2 (0.43%) GCIH
13 2 (0.43%) MBA
13 2 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.21%) GCFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.98%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.91%) GxP
5 5 (1.06%) SLA
6 4 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.85%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.21%) COBIT
7 1 (0.21%) GPG13
7 1 (0.21%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.21%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.21%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (5.96%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.91%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.28%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.64%) vSphere
5 3 (0.64%) XenApp
5 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.43%) Docker
6 2 (0.43%) NFS
6 2 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) XenServer
7 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) vCloud
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (2.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (1.70%) SCCM
3 7 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.06%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.06%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.06%) Puppet
4 5 (1.06%) SCOM
4 5 (1.06%) WSUS
5 3 (0.64%) Ansible
5 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.43%) MOM
6 2 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.43%) WMI
Vendors
1 82 (17.45%) Oracle
2 64 (13.62%) SAP
3 52 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 33 (7.02%) Cisco
5 19 (4.04%) VMware
6 17 (3.62%) HP
7 16 (3.40%) Informatica
8 15 (3.19%) IBM
9 12 (2.55%) Hyperion
10 11 (2.34%) Juniper
11 10 (2.13%) Symantec
12 9 (1.91%) F5
13 8 (1.70%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.49%) CommVault
14 7 (1.49%) Tableau
15 6 (1.28%) ArcSight
15 6 (1.28%) Citrix
15 6 (1.28%) MobileIron
15 6 (1.28%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.28%) ServiceNow
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