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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 32 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 185 121 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.25% 4.81% 7.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.15% 5.36% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 58 79
Average daily rate
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£450 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £342 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+68.10% +5.45%
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
2271 2256 2182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.99% 89.63% 90.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1087 946
Average daily rate £386 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 57 79
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.37% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +11 88 £450 +16.12% 27
Bracknell +12 23 £375 -6.25% 7
Slough +12 21 £465 +34.78% 3
Newbury -2 6 £425 +3.03% 4
Maidenhead +1 4 £400 -13.51% 7
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 60 (16.13%) Oracle
2 59 (15.86%) Telecoms
3 58 (15.59%) Finance
4 49 (13.17%) Migration
5 45 (12.10%) Security Cleared
6 44 (11.83%) Windows
7 36 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
8 35 (9.41%) ITIL
9 32 (8.60%) SAP
9 32 (8.60%) Cisco
10 28 (7.53%) Service Management
11 26 (6.99%) Linux
12 25 (6.72%) Data Centre
13 24 (6.45%) VMware
13 24 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
14 22 (5.91%) ERP
14 22 (5.91%) SQL
15 21 (5.65%) CRM
15 21 (5.65%) Marketing
15 21 (5.65%) ServiceNow
15 21 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (5.38%) SaaS
16 20 (5.38%) Data Migration
17 19 (5.11%) Degree
17 19 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
17 19 (5.11%) Project Management
18 18 (4.84%) MS Excel
19 17 (4.57%) Service Delivery
19 17 (4.57%) Agile Software Development

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 9 (2.42%) SharePoint
1 9 (2.42%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.61%) Apache
2 6 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 6 (1.61%) Lync
3 5 (1.34%) IIS
3 5 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.81%) CMS
5 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.54%) nginx
6 2 (0.54%) K2 blackpearl
6 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.54%) SAS
6 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (4.84%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.69%) MS Office
3 7 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) DOC1
5 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 24 (6.45%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (4.30%) Oracle ERP
3 15 (4.03%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (2.69%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (1.08%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (0.81%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.81%) HFM
7 3 (0.81%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (0.54%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.54%) Sage 1000
8 2 (0.54%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.54%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.38%) SaaS
2 10 (2.69%) SuccessFactors
3 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.08%) PaaS
5 4 (1.08%) Office 365
5 4 (1.08%) IaaS
6 3 (0.81%) Force.com
7 2 (0.54%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.54%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.76%) Network Security
2 13 (3.49%) Firewall
3 11 (2.96%) DNS
4 10 (2.69%) VPN
5 9 (2.42%) LAN
5 9 (2.42%) SAN
6 7 (1.88%) WAN
6 7 (1.88%) HTTP
7 6 (1.61%) DHCP
7 6 (1.61%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (1.34%) SSL
8 5 (1.34%) 4G
9 4 (1.08%) VoLTE
9 4 (1.08%) SNMP
9 4 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (1.08%) NAS
9 4 (1.08%) SSH
9 4 (1.08%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (0.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.15%) DB2
2 8 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 5 (1.34%) Oracle Discoverer
4 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.81%) Big Data
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.81%) SAP BI
6 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.54%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.54%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
1 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.27%) Ant
3 1 (0.27%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 59 (15.86%) Telecoms
2 58 (15.59%) Finance
3 21 (5.65%) Marketing
4 15 (4.03%) Retail
5 13 (3.49%) Billing
6 6 (1.61%) Back Office
6 6 (1.61%) Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.08%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.42%) Middleware
2 7 (1.88%) Web Services
3 5 (1.34%) HTML
3 5 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (1.08%) XML
4 4 (1.08%) SAP Basis
4 4 (1.08%) REST
5 3 (0.81%) .NET
5 3 (0.81%) J2EE
5 3 (0.81%) CSS
5 3 (0.81%) JMS
6 2 (0.54%) SOAP
6 2 (0.54%) VXML
6 2 (0.54%) jQuery
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.27%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.27%) HTML5
7 1 (0.27%) CSS3
7 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.27%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.72%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.49%) User Experience
4 10 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.42%) CMDB
6 8 (2.15%) PKI
7 5 (1.34%) FMCG
8 4 (1.08%) DataPower
8 4 (1.08%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.08%) Clustering
9 3 (0.81%) EPoS
9 3 (0.81%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.54%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.54%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.54%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.83%) Windows
2 26 (6.99%) Linux
3 11 (2.96%) UNIX
4 9 (2.42%) Solaris
4 9 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.34%) AIX
8 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.54%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.17%) Migration
2 35 (9.41%) ITIL
3 28 (7.53%) Service Management
4 22 (5.91%) ERP
5 21 (5.65%) CRM
6 20 (5.38%) Data Migration
7 19 (5.11%) Project Management
7 19 (5.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (4.57%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (3.76%) GAP Analysis
11 13 (3.49%) Information Security
12 12 (3.23%) E-business
13 11 (2.96%) Analytics
13 11 (2.96%) SDLC
14 10 (2.69%) ITSM
15 9 (2.42%) Mentoring
16 8 (2.15%) SAP Security
16 8 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (5.91%) SQL
2 14 (3.76%) Java
3 10 (2.69%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.15%) ABAP
5 7 (1.88%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.34%) Ruby
6 5 (1.34%) C++
6 5 (1.34%) Python
6 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.08%) C
8 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.81%) Perl
8 3 (0.81%) XQuery
8 3 (0.81%) VBA
9 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.54%) VBScript
9 2 (0.54%) PHP
9 2 (0.54%) R
9 2 (0.54%) Korn
10 1 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 45 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 36 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.11%) Degree
4 10 (2.69%) CISSP
5 8 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.34%) CCIE
7 5 (1.34%) CCNP
8 4 (1.08%) MCSE
8 4 (1.08%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.81%) CCNA
9 3 (0.81%) CCVP
9 3 (0.81%) MCTS
9 3 (0.81%) MCITP
10 2 (0.54%) HNC
10 2 (0.54%) HND
10 2 (0.54%) ACCA
10 2 (0.54%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.15%) SLA
1 8 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (1.61%) GxP
3 5 (1.34%) QA
3 5 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) COBIT
6 1 (0.27%) GAAP
System Software
1 14 (3.76%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.49%) vSphere
3 12 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.61%) vCloud
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.54%) XenApp
6 2 (0.54%) XenServer
6 2 (0.54%) Samba
6 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.42%) SCOM
2 8 (2.15%) SCCM
3 5 (1.34%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 5 (1.34%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.54%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.54%) Netcool
5 2 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.54%) Cisco IPCC
5 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.54%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (0.54%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.27%) Nessus
6 1 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.27%) Oozie
6 1 (0.27%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.27%) SCSM
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 60 (16.13%) Oracle
2 36 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.60%) SAP
3 32 (8.60%) Cisco
4 24 (6.45%) VMware
5 21 (5.65%) ServiceNow
6 15 (4.03%) IBM
6 15 (4.03%) HP
7 11 (2.96%) Citrix
7 11 (2.96%) Ariba
8 9 (2.42%) Remedy
9 8 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.61%) Symantec
10 6 (1.61%) BMC
11 5 (1.34%) Hyperion
11 5 (1.34%) EMC
11 5 (1.34%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.34%) NetApp
11 5 (1.34%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.08%) Amdocs
Slough
Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
CPS Group
Rate: £500 - 550 per day + expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £450 - £600 per day + Double Pay OT
Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + expenses
Posted: 14 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
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Reading
Pertemps ERP
Rate: Salary - £75,000 to £90,000
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