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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 18 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 196 258 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.87% 9.29% 6.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.76% 10.32% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 125 75
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.22 - £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-11.04% -4.11%
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
2526 2500 2303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.54% 90.03% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1293 904
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 93 151
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -12 63 £425 +8.97% 27
Slough +10 33 £350 +2.94% 5
Bracknell -4 23 £465 +43.07% 2
Maidenhead +13 10 £525 +69.35% 5
Newbury -12 9 £352 -29.65%
Windsor -1 1 £370 - 1
Wokingham - 1 £350 -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 67 (17.18%) Telecoms
2 47 (12.05%) Security Cleared
3 45 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 43 (11.03%) Windows
5 41 (10.51%) Finance
6 38 (9.74%) SAP
7 34 (8.72%) SQL
7 34 (8.72%) SC Cleared
8 33 (8.46%) Project Management
9 32 (8.21%) VMware
9 32 (8.21%) Cisco
10 31 (7.95%) Migration
11 30 (7.69%) ITIL
12 28 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
13 26 (6.67%) Oracle
13 26 (6.67%) Service Management
14 24 (6.15%) Active Directory
15 22 (5.64%) DNS
16 20 (5.13%) Information Security
16 20 (5.13%) SCOM
17 19 (4.87%) Linux
17 19 (4.87%) MS Excel
18 18 (4.62%) HP
18 18 (4.62%) Degree
19 17 (4.36%) DV Cleared
19 17 (4.36%) SharePoint
19 17 (4.36%) GAP Analysis
19 17 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
20 16 (4.10%) MS Exchange
20 16 (4.10%) SQL Server

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.10%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.82%) Lync
4 8 (2.05%) IIS
4 8 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.28%) CMS
6 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.03%) NetWeaver
7 4 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.51%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
Applications
1 19 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.77%) MS Office
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.54%) Agresso
1 6 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.03%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.03%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.77%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.51%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.51%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.51%) Sage 1000
4 2 (0.51%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.51%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Unica
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.31%) SuccessFactors
2 7 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.79%) SaaS
3 5 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.28%) PaaS
3 5 (1.28%) Office 365
4 4 (1.03%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.51%) Boomi
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.64%) DNS
2 15 (3.85%) DHCP
2 15 (3.85%) Firewall
3 14 (3.59%) WAN
3 14 (3.59%) LAN
4 12 (3.08%) Network Security
5 10 (2.56%) SAN
6 8 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 7 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.54%) MPLS
8 6 (1.54%) VPN
9 5 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (1.28%) 4G
9 5 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (1.03%) VoLTE
10 4 (1.03%) 3G
10 4 (1.03%) OSPF
10 4 (1.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.08%) SAP BW
3 9 (2.31%) MySQL
4 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.54%) DB2
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.03%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.77%) PowerCenter
7 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.51%) Big Data
8 2 (0.51%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
Development Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Eclipse
2 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Subversion
3 1 (0.26%) LSMW
3 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 67 (17.18%) Telecoms
2 41 (10.51%) Finance
3 11 (2.82%) Billing
4 10 (2.56%) Retail
5 7 (1.79%) Marketing
6 5 (1.28%) Back Office
7 4 (1.03%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.77%) Legal
8 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.31%) Web Services
1 9 (2.31%) XML
2 8 (2.05%) .NET
3 7 (1.79%) SAP Basis
3 7 (1.79%) LAMP
4 5 (1.28%) HTML
4 5 (1.28%) Middleware
4 5 (1.28%) SAML
5 4 (1.03%) OpenID
5 4 (1.03%) OAuth
6 3 (0.77%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.77%) J2EE
7 2 (0.51%) Apache Sling
7 2 (0.51%) PostGIS
7 2 (0.51%) XSLT
7 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.51%) CSS
7 2 (0.51%) jQuery
7 2 (0.51%) JSR 170
8 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.82%) PKI
3 9 (2.31%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.05%) CMDB
5 6 (1.54%) Clustering
6 5 (1.28%) User Experience
6 5 (1.28%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.03%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.03%) GIS
8 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.77%) EPoS
8 3 (0.77%) Replication
8 3 (0.77%) Open Source
8 3 (0.77%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.51%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.51%) BYOD
9 2 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 43 (11.03%) Windows
2 19 (4.87%) Linux
3 10 (2.56%) UNIX
3 10 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.26%) AIX
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (8.46%) Project Management
2 31 (7.95%) Migration
3 30 (7.69%) ITIL
4 26 (6.67%) Service Management
5 20 (5.13%) Information Security
6 17 (4.36%) GAP Analysis
6 17 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (3.59%) CRM
8 13 (3.33%) ERP
8 13 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (3.33%) Workflow
9 11 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (2.31%) OO
10 9 (2.31%) ITSM
10 9 (2.31%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.05%) SAP Security
11 8 (2.05%) Mentoring
11 8 (2.05%) Coaching
11 8 (2.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.05%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 34 (8.72%) SQL
2 15 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.59%) Java
4 12 (3.08%) ABAP
5 11 (2.82%) C
6 6 (1.54%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.28%) VBScript
7 5 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.77%) XQuery
9 3 (0.77%) VBA
10 2 (0.51%) VB
10 2 (0.51%) C#
11 1 (0.26%) VB6
11 1 (0.26%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) XPath
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) Python
11 1 (0.26%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 47 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.62%) Degree
4 17 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (3.08%) CISSP
7 7 (1.79%) MCITP
7 7 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.79%) MCSE
8 6 (1.54%) MCTS
9 5 (1.28%) CCNP
10 4 (1.03%) CCDP
10 4 (1.03%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.77%) MCSA
12 2 (0.51%) CIMA
12 2 (0.51%) ACCA
12 2 (0.51%) MCP
12 2 (0.51%) CCIE
13 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.31%) QA
1 9 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.54%) SLA
2 6 (1.54%) GxP
3 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) BS15000
System Software
1 24 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.08%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.82%) vSphere
5 6 (1.54%) vCloud
6 5 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
7 4 (1.03%) XenApp
8 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.51%) Samba
9 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.51%) XenServer
10 1 (0.26%) UAG
10 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (5.13%) SCOM
2 7 (1.79%) SCCM
2 7 (1.79%) WMI
3 4 (1.03%) SCSM
3 4 (1.03%) MOM
4 3 (0.77%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.51%) Netcool
5 2 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.26%) Nessus
6 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.26%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.26%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.74%) SAP
3 32 (8.21%) VMware
3 32 (8.21%) Cisco
4 26 (6.67%) Oracle
5 18 (4.62%) HP
6 14 (3.59%) Citrix
7 9 (2.31%) IBM
8 8 (2.05%) Informatica
9 7 (1.79%) Remedy
9 7 (1.79%) Amdocs
10 6 (1.54%) 3PAR
10 6 (1.54%) Symantec
10 6 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.54%) NetApp
11 5 (1.28%) ComArch
11 5 (1.28%) EMC
11 5 (1.28%) F5
12 4 (1.03%) Mercator
12 4 (1.03%) Dell
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