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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 176 176 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.17% 7.21% 7.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 7.98% 8.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 79
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£438 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.13% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +11.62%
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
2185 2206 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.04% 90.41% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1046 936
Average daily rate £375 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 52 90
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £28.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +6 79 £450 +24.05% 22
Bracknell +10 21 £400 +0.62% 2
Slough +14 17 £438 +42.85% 1
Newbury -7 6 £388 -22.50%
Maidenhead -3 4 £450 +45.16% 3
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 62 (15.62%) Telecoms
2 52 (13.10%) Finance
3 51 (12.85%) Migration
4 47 (11.84%) Microsoft
5 45 (11.34%) Security Cleared
6 42 (10.58%) Oracle
6 42 (10.58%) Windows
7 37 (9.32%) SC Cleared
8 36 (9.07%) SAP
9 34 (8.56%) ITIL
10 29 (7.30%) Cisco
11 28 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (6.80%) Service Management
13 26 (6.55%) VMware
13 26 (6.55%) Project Management
13 26 (6.55%) CRM
14 25 (6.30%) ERP
14 25 (6.30%) Data Centre
15 23 (5.79%) SaaS
15 23 (5.79%) MS Excel
15 23 (5.79%) Linux
15 23 (5.79%) SQL
16 21 (5.29%) ServiceNow
17 20 (5.04%) Oracle EBS R12
17 20 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (5.04%) Data Migration
18 19 (4.79%) Active Directory
19 18 (4.53%) Degree
20 17 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (4.28%) Service Delivery

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.27%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.27%) Lync
4 8 (2.02%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.51%) IIS
6 5 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.01%) Apache
8 3 (0.76%) CMS
8 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) nginx
9 2 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.27%) MS Office
3 7 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (5.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (3.02%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (3.02%) Oracle Applications
3 11 (2.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (1.26%) Agresso
7 3 (0.76%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.76%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.76%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.50%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.50%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.50%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.79%) SaaS
2 13 (3.27%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.76%) Office 365
4 7 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.51%) PaaS
6 5 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.01%) IaaS
8 3 (0.76%) Force.com
9 2 (0.50%) Taleo
9 2 (0.50%) Boomi
9 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.78%) DNS
2 12 (3.02%) Firewall
3 11 (2.77%) Network Security
4 10 (2.52%) LAN
5 8 (2.02%) WAN
5 8 (2.02%) DHCP
6 7 (1.76%) SAN
7 6 (1.51%) VPN
7 6 (1.51%) MPLS
8 5 (1.26%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.01%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.01%) 4G
9 4 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.01%) VoLTE
9 4 (1.01%) OSPF
9 4 (1.01%) BGP
9 4 (1.01%) SMTP
9 4 (1.01%) HTTP
10 3 (0.76%) SNMP
10 3 (0.76%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.76%) SAP BW
2 7 (1.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.26%) DB2
4 5 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
5 4 (1.01%) MySQL
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.76%) Big Data
6 3 (0.76%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.50%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) Ant
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (15.62%) Telecoms
2 52 (13.10%) Finance
3 15 (3.78%) Marketing
4 13 (3.27%) Retail
5 12 (3.02%) Billing
6 6 (1.51%) Back Office
7 4 (1.01%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.01%) Legal
8 3 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.76%) Banking
9 2 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Military
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.02%) Web Services
1 8 (2.02%) XML
2 6 (1.51%) Middleware
3 5 (1.26%) HTML
4 4 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.01%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.76%) .NET
5 3 (0.76%) J2EE
5 3 (0.76%) CSS
5 3 (0.76%) LAMP
6 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.50%) VXML
6 2 (0.50%) XSLT
6 2 (0.50%) EDI
6 2 (0.50%) JMS
6 2 (0.50%) jQuery
6 2 (0.50%) REST
7 1 (0.25%) CSS3
7 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.25%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.30%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.27%) User Experience
4 10 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.52%) PKI
5 9 (2.27%) CMDB
6 5 (1.26%) Clustering
7 4 (1.01%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.01%) FMCG
8 3 (0.76%) DataPower
8 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.76%) EPoS
8 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.50%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.50%) Celerra
9 2 (0.50%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.50%) Economics
9 2 (0.50%) Replication
9 2 (0.50%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 42 (10.58%) Windows
2 23 (5.79%) Linux
3 8 (2.02%) UNIX
4 7 (1.76%) Solaris
4 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.01%) AIX
7 2 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.25%) HPUX
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.85%) Migration
2 34 (8.56%) ITIL
3 27 (6.80%) Service Management
4 26 (6.55%) CRM
4 26 (6.55%) Project Management
5 25 (6.30%) ERP
6 20 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (5.04%) Data Migration
7 17 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (4.28%) Service Delivery
8 16 (4.03%) GAP Analysis
8 16 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (3.53%) Information Security
10 13 (3.27%) Workflow
11 11 (2.77%) Analytics
12 10 (2.52%) Mentoring
12 10 (2.52%) SDLC
12 10 (2.52%) ITSM
13 9 (2.27%) E-business
13 9 (2.27%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.79%) SQL
2 10 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.27%) Java
4 8 (2.02%) ABAP
5 7 (1.76%) C
6 5 (1.26%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.01%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.76%) VBA
8 3 (0.76%) Python
8 3 (0.76%) XQuery
8 3 (0.76%) Ruby
9 2 (0.50%) Korn
9 2 (0.50%) C#
9 2 (0.50%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.50%) VBScript
9 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.50%) R
10 1 (0.25%) RPG/400
10 1 (0.25%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 45 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 37 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.53%) Degree
4 10 (2.52%) CISSP
5 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.76%) CCNP
8 5 (1.26%) MCSE
9 4 (1.01%) CCIE
9 4 (1.01%) MCTS
9 4 (1.01%) MCITP
9 4 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.76%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.50%) ACCA
11 2 (0.50%) CIMA
11 2 (0.50%) CCVP
11 2 (0.50%) MCSA
11 2 (0.50%) HNC
11 2 (0.50%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 9 (2.27%) QA
2 6 (1.51%) GxP
2 6 (1.51%) SLA
3 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) GAAP
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.02%) vSphere
3 6 (1.51%) vCloud
3 6 (1.51%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.50%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.50%) XenApp
5 2 (0.50%) XenServer
5 2 (0.50%) Samba
5 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (2.02%) SCCM
1 8 (2.02%) SCOM
2 4 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (0.76%) Netcool
3 3 (0.76%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.50%) WMI
4 2 (0.50%) SCSM
4 2 (0.50%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.25%) Nessus
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) MOM
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.25%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.25%) Oozie
5 1 (0.25%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 47 (11.84%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.58%) Oracle
3 36 (9.07%) SAP
4 29 (7.30%) Cisco
5 26 (6.55%) VMware
6 21 (5.29%) ServiceNow
7 14 (3.53%) HP
8 13 (3.27%) IBM
8 13 (3.27%) Ariba
9 12 (3.02%) Citrix
10 9 (2.27%) Remedy
11 8 (2.02%) Amdocs
12 7 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.51%) NetApp
13 6 (1.51%) Symantec
14 5 (1.26%) 3PAR
14 5 (1.26%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.26%) BMC
15 4 (1.01%) Hyperion
15 4 (1.01%) Business Objects
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
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Rate: £450 - £480 per day
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Posted: 14 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
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Deerfoot IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
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