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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
South East / Berkshire
Rank 10 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 176 190 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.07% 7.82% 7.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.78% 8.63% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 98 98
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £538 £602
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £5.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £46.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.13% +87.75%

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
1800 2201 2391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.78% 90.61% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 1126 1202
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 116 53
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +8 75 £450 - 13
Maidenhead +4 13 £525 +12.29% 1
Bracknell -2 12 £475 - 3
Wokingham +1 7 £450 - 3
Newbury 0 6 - -
Slough -4 6 £463 +8.82%
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 85 (24.08%) Migration
2 59 (16.71%) Security Cleared
3 49 (13.88%) SAP
4 48 (13.60%) Microsoft
5 44 (12.46%) Office 365
6 43 (12.18%) SQL
7 41 (11.61%) Finance
7 41 (11.61%) SC Cleared
8 36 (10.20%) Telecoms
8 36 (10.20%) Windows
9 35 (9.92%) Oracle
10 34 (9.63%) Data Migration
11 30 (8.50%) SQL Server
11 30 (8.50%) Cisco
12 29 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 28 (7.93%) Java
13 28 (7.93%) MS Exchange
14 24 (6.80%) PowerShell
14 24 (6.80%) Active Directory
15 23 (6.52%) Linux
15 23 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (6.23%) Data Centre
16 22 (6.23%) ETL
16 22 (6.23%) Project Management
17 21 (5.95%) ITIL
18 20 (5.67%) ERP
19 19 (5.38%) MS Excel
19 19 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
19 19 (5.38%) Unix
19 19 (5.38%) Skype

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 28 (7.93%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 14 (3.97%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.98%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.42%) CMS
9 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.13%) SAS
9 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.57%) Apache
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.57%) Documentum
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle UPK
11 2 (0.57%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (5.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.13%) MS Office
4 3 (0.85%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (3.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.83%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (2.83%) SAP FI
4 9 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (2.27%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (1.98%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (1.98%) SAP CO
7 6 (1.70%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (1.13%) SAP FI-CA
8 4 (1.13%) SAP IS-U
9 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.85%) Remedy AR System
9 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.85%) SAP PS
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle SCM
10 2 (0.57%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.46%) Office 365
2 29 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.97%) SuccessFactors
4 11 (3.12%) IaaS
5 10 (2.83%) PaaS
6 7 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.70%) SaaS
8 5 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.85%) Force.com
10 2 (0.57%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.38%) Skype
2 13 (3.68%) Firewall
2 13 (3.68%) LAN
2 13 (3.68%) WAN
3 10 (2.83%) Network Security
4 7 (1.98%) DNS
4 7 (1.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.70%) Broadband
5 6 (1.70%) DHCP
5 6 (1.70%) HTTP
5 6 (1.70%) ICMP
5 6 (1.70%) SSH
6 5 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (1.42%) SAN
6 5 (1.42%) SMTP
6 5 (1.42%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.13%) VoIP
8 3 (0.85%) 3G
8 3 (0.85%) VPN
8 3 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.68%) Hadoop
2 13 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
2 13 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (3.12%) DB2
4 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.55%) Big Data
6 8 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.98%) Apache Hive
7 7 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.98%) HBase
7 7 (1.98%) Impala
7 7 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.98%) SAP Data Services
7 7 (1.98%) Sqoop
8 6 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (1.13%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.13%) Power BI
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (1.98%) LSMW
2 6 (1.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.85%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.85%) Maven
3 3 (0.85%) MSTest
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.57%) Ant
4 2 (0.57%) MSI
4 2 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.28%) Grunt
5 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.28%) JUnit
5 1 (0.28%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.28%) ProC
5 1 (0.28%) TestNG
General
1 41 (11.61%) Finance
2 36 (10.20%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.83%) Retail
4 9 (2.55%) Marketing
5 7 (1.98%) Electronics
6 6 (1.70%) General Ledger
6 6 (1.70%) Law
6 6 (1.70%) Legal
7 5 (1.42%) Back Office
7 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.13%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.85%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Games
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
11 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.68%) Web Services
2 10 (2.83%) .NET
3 8 (2.27%) HTML
3 8 (2.27%) XML
4 7 (1.98%) CSS
4 7 (1.98%) JSON
5 6 (1.70%) Middleware
6 5 (1.42%) BAPI
7 4 (1.13%) J2EE
7 4 (1.13%) REST
7 4 (1.13%) SOAP
8 3 (0.85%) CSS3
8 3 (0.85%) HTML5
8 3 (0.85%) Mason
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.57%) Java EE
9 2 (0.57%) jQuery
9 2 (0.57%) RESTful
9 2 (0.57%) Visualforce
9 2 (0.57%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.23%) Data Centre
3 9 (2.55%) Learning Management System
4 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.98%) CMDB
5 7 (1.98%) Data Conversion
6 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.70%) Data Extraction
7 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.85%) User Experience
9 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.57%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.20%) Windows
2 23 (6.52%) Linux
3 19 (5.38%) Unix
4 17 (4.82%) Windows Server
5 12 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.98%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.70%) AIX
9 6 (1.70%) CentOS
9 6 (1.70%) Debian
9 6 (1.70%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.42%) Android
10 5 (1.42%) Solaris
11 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.28%) VME
12 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.08%) Migration
2 34 (9.63%) Data Migration
3 22 (6.23%) ETL
3 22 (6.23%) Project Management
4 21 (5.95%) ITIL
5 20 (5.67%) ERP
6 19 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (4.53%) CRM
9 13 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.40%) High Availability
10 12 (3.40%) Load Balancing
10 12 (3.40%) Service Management
10 12 (3.40%) Workflow
11 11 (3.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.12%) Presales
12 10 (2.83%) Data Modelling
13 9 (2.55%) Business Transformation
13 9 (2.55%) GAP Analysis
13 9 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.18%) SQL
2 28 (7.93%) Java
3 24 (6.80%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.83%) T-SQL
5 9 (2.55%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.98%) C#
6 7 (1.98%) Scala
6 7 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.70%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.70%) Python
8 5 (1.42%) ABAP
8 5 (1.42%) VB
9 4 (1.13%) VBA
10 3 (0.85%) Perl
10 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.57%) Apex Code
11 2 (0.57%) C
11 2 (0.57%) COBOL
12 1 (0.28%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 59 (16.71%) Security Cleared
2 41 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.25%) Degree
4 14 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.40%) CCIE
6 7 (1.98%) CLAS
7 5 (1.42%) CISSP
8 4 (1.13%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.85%) CCNP
9 3 (0.85%) CISM
9 3 (0.85%) MBA
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.57%) ACCA
10 2 (0.57%) CCNA
10 2 (0.57%) CIMA
10 2 (0.57%) MCSE
10 2 (0.57%) PhD
10 2 (0.57%) SANS
11 1 (0.28%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.28%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.68%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.83%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) GxP
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) GPG13
5 1 (0.28%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.28%) IFRS
5 1 (0.28%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 24 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.98%) HDFS
4 3 (0.85%) XenApp
5 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.57%) Docker
5 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.28%) Squid
6 1 (0.28%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.98%) Oozie
2 6 (1.70%) Ansible
2 6 (1.70%) SELinux
2 6 (1.70%) WSUS
3 5 (1.42%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.42%) Cisco UCCE
3 5 (1.42%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.13%) SCCM
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.57%) SCOM
6 2 (0.57%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) MOM
7 1 (0.28%) Netcool
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 49 (13.88%) SAP
2 48 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 35 (9.92%) Oracle
4 30 (8.50%) Cisco
5 13 (3.68%) VMware
6 11 (3.12%) HP
6 11 (3.12%) IBM
6 11 (3.12%) Symantec
7 10 (2.83%) CheckPoint
7 10 (2.83%) Juniper
8 8 (2.27%) Palo Alto
9 7 (1.98%) Citrix
9 7 (1.98%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.70%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.42%) BMC
11 5 (1.42%) F5
11 5 (1.42%) MobileIron
12 4 (1.13%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.85%) Remedy