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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 28 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 140 183 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.70% 7.09% 7.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.29% 7.74% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 74 86
Average daily rate
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£450 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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
2227 2364 2769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.75% 91.63% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1067 1004
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 87 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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 56 £450 +5.88% 28
Slough -5 12 £475 +26.66% 1
Bracknell 0 10 £435 +47.45% 5
Newbury +6 9 £425 -9.57% 4
Maidenhead +4 3 - - 3
Windsor -5 2 - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Hungerford - - - - 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 63 (18.53%) Finance
2 60 (17.65%) Windows
3 56 (16.47%) Microsoft
4 47 (13.82%) SQL
5 46 (13.53%) Security Cleared
6 44 (12.94%) Telecoms
7 39 (11.47%) Migration
7 39 (11.47%) SQL Server
8 37 (10.88%) CRM
9 34 (10.00%) HTML
9 34 (10.00%) SC Cleared
10 32 (9.41%) JavaScript
10 32 (9.41%) SAP
11 31 (9.12%) Oracle
12 30 (8.82%) .NET
13 29 (8.53%) Linux
14 27 (7.94%) Cisco
15 25 (7.35%) CSS
16 23 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
17 22 (6.47%) Active Directory
17 22 (6.47%) SharePoint
18 21 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
19 20 (5.88%) UNIX
20 19 (5.59%) Firewall
20 19 (5.59%) User Experience
21 17 (5.00%) ITIL
21 17 (5.00%) XML
21 17 (5.00%) Information Security
22 16 (4.71%) Clustering
22 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 22 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.65%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.35%) Apache
5 7 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.76%) NetWeaver
6 6 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.47%) Lync
7 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.18%) IIS
9 3 (0.88%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.59%) SAP EP
10 2 (0.59%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.59%) CMS
10 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.82%) MS Office
3 4 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.18%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
4 4 (1.18%) HFM
4 4 (1.18%) JDE OneWorld
4 4 (1.18%) Agresso
4 4 (1.18%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.88%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.88%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.88%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.59%) SAP SCM
6 2 (0.59%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.35%) SaaS
2 6 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.18%) Office 365
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.29%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.59%) Firewall
2 14 (4.12%) Network Security
3 11 (3.24%) SAN
3 11 (3.24%) LTE
4 10 (2.94%) DNS
5 9 (2.65%) Internet
6 8 (2.35%) VoIP
6 8 (2.35%) OSPF
7 7 (2.06%) SNMP
8 6 (1.76%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.76%) DHCP
8 6 (1.76%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (1.47%) 4G
9 5 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.47%) MPLS
9 5 (1.47%) BIG-IP
10 4 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.18%) VPN
10 4 (1.18%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.06%) DB2
7 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.88%) Hyperion Smart View
8 3 (0.88%) MS Access
8 3 (0.88%) OLAP
8 3 (0.88%) QlikView
9 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.59%) Cognos Query Studio
9 2 (0.59%) Cognos Report Studio
Development Applications
1 14 (4.12%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.47%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.88%) LSMW
4 2 (0.59%) Selenium
4 2 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.59%) Ant
4 2 (0.59%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.59%) ERwin
4 2 (0.59%) GDB
4 2 (0.59%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) Robotium
5 1 (0.29%) FogBugz
5 1 (0.29%) Trac
5 1 (0.29%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.29%) JBehave
5 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.29%) MSI
5 1 (0.29%) WinRunner
General
1 63 (18.53%) Finance
2 44 (12.94%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.53%) Retail
4 10 (2.94%) Banking
5 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.76%) Marketing
6 6 (1.76%) Billing
7 3 (0.88%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.88%) Local Government
8 2 (0.59%) Advertising
8 2 (0.59%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.00%) HTML
2 30 (8.82%) .NET
3 25 (7.35%) CSS
4 17 (5.00%) XML
5 14 (4.12%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.24%) JSON
7 10 (2.94%) JSP
8 9 (2.65%) Ajax
9 8 (2.35%) WSDL
10 6 (1.76%) Web Services
11 5 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (1.18%) jQuery
12 4 (1.18%) SAP Basis
13 3 (0.88%) SOAP
13 3 (0.88%) Silverlight
14 2 (0.59%) WCF
14 2 (0.59%) J2EE
14 2 (0.59%) HTML5
14 2 (0.59%) CSS3
15 1 (0.29%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.59%) User Experience
2 16 (4.71%) Clustering
3 11 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.35%) Web 2.0
6 6 (1.76%) Data Conversion
7 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.47%) GIS
7 5 (1.47%) PKI
7 5 (1.47%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.47%) DataPower
8 4 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.88%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.88%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.88%) AS400
9 3 (0.88%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.88%) CMDB
10 2 (0.59%) RMADS
10 2 (0.59%) iSeries
10 2 (0.59%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 60 (17.65%) Windows
2 29 (8.53%) Linux
3 20 (5.88%) UNIX
4 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.35%) AIX
7 7 (2.06%) Solaris
8 5 (1.47%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.88%) zOS
10 2 (0.59%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (11.47%) Migration
2 37 (10.88%) CRM
3 21 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (5.00%) ITIL
4 17 (5.00%) Information Security
5 15 (4.41%) ETL
5 15 (4.41%) Data Migration
6 14 (4.12%) Validation
7 12 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (3.53%) Service Management
7 12 (3.53%) Workflow
7 12 (3.53%) High Availability
8 10 (2.94%) ITSM
9 9 (2.65%) Mentoring
9 9 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (2.65%) Test Scripting
9 9 (2.65%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (2.35%) Network Management
10 8 (2.35%) Security Architecture
11 7 (2.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.82%) SQL
2 32 (9.41%) JavaScript
3 15 (4.41%) C#
4 13 (3.82%) Java
4 13 (3.82%) C
5 12 (3.53%) PowerShell
6 11 (3.24%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.06%) ABAP
8 6 (1.76%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.59%) Groovy
10 2 (0.59%) RPG
10 2 (0.59%) Perl
10 2 (0.59%) C++
10 2 (0.59%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.59%) VBScript
10 2 (0.59%) RPG/400
10 2 (0.59%) RPG IV
11 1 (0.29%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.29%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 46 (13.53%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.71%) Degree
3 16 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (2.94%) CISSP
5 9 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.35%) CCNP
7 5 (1.47%) CISA
7 5 (1.47%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (1.47%) CCIE
7 5 (1.47%) MCITP
8 4 (1.18%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.18%) CISM
8 4 (1.18%) ISEB
8 4 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.88%) MCTS
10 2 (0.59%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.65%) SLA
3 5 (1.47%) QA
4 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.88%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (6.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (1.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.88%) Xen
6 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.59%) XenServer
6 2 (0.59%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) KVM
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.29%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (2.94%) SCCM
2 6 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (1.47%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.88%) SCOrch
4 3 (0.88%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.88%) Netcool
4 3 (0.88%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.88%) Nessus
4 3 (0.88%) BMC Performance Manager
4 3 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.59%) WSUS
5 2 (0.59%) SCOM
5 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.59%) SCSM
6 1 (0.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.41%) SAP
3 31 (9.12%) Oracle
4 27 (7.94%) Cisco
5 15 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.82%) IBM
7 12 (3.53%) HP
7 12 (3.53%) CheckPoint
8 11 (3.24%) EMC
9 10 (2.94%) Juniper
9 10 (2.94%) F5
10 9 (2.65%) VMware
11 8 (2.35%) webMethods
11 8 (2.35%) BMC
12 7 (2.06%) Informatica
12 7 (2.06%) Blue Coat
13 6 (1.76%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.47%) ArcSight
14 5 (1.47%) Remedy
14 5 (1.47%) Cognos
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