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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 3 15 28
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 279 180 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.28% 6.90% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.41% 7.45% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 81 59
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+36.29% +50.00%
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
2080 2416 2287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.55% 92.67% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 1371 1132
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 109 74
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Consultant Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +7 80 £463 +2.77% 13
Bracknell +4 29 £425 +13.33%
Slough +6 26 £450 +2.85% 3
Newbury +4 15 £500 +11.11% 1
Maidenhead +3 10 £405 +1.25% 2
Wokingham - 2 £283 - 1
Thatcham - 1 £400 - 1
Windsor - 1 £473 -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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.

1 130 (25.74%) Migration
2 87 (17.23%) Oracle
3 76 (15.05%) Security Cleared
4 71 (14.06%) SAP
5 67 (13.27%) Finance
6 65 (12.87%) SQL
7 63 (12.48%) Microsoft
8 59 (11.68%) SC Cleared
9 56 (11.09%) Windows
10 50 (9.90%) Linux
11 46 (9.11%) User Acceptance Testing
12 45 (8.91%) Data Migration
12 45 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
13 44 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (7.92%) Telecoms
14 40 (7.92%) Office 365
15 34 (6.73%) Active Directory
16 33 (6.53%) Cisco
16 33 (6.53%) Unix
16 33 (6.53%) PowerShell
17 31 (6.14%) Java
17 31 (6.14%) Oracle EBS
18 30 (5.94%) Project Management
18 30 (5.94%) SQL Server
18 30 (5.94%) Windows Server
19 29 (5.74%) Oracle BI EE
20 27 (5.35%) MS Exchange
20 27 (5.35%) ETL
21 26 (5.15%) Oracle EBS R12
22 25 (4.95%) Analytical Skills

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 27 (5.35%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.76%) WebLogic
4 17 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (2.77%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.79%) CMS
9 4 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.59%) IIS
10 3 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.40%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.40%) SAS
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.77%) MS Project
3 9 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.39%) MS Office
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (6.14%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (5.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (3.56%) SAP FI
4 11 (2.18%) SAP CO
5 10 (1.98%) SAP FI/CO
6 9 (1.78%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (1.39%) Primavera
8 6 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (1.19%) SAP GRC
9 5 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
10 4 (0.79%) SAP BPC
11 3 (0.59%) Oracle CRM
11 3 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.59%) SAP CRM
11 3 (0.59%) SAP FI-CA
Cloud Services
1 45 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (7.92%) Office 365
3 12 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (2.18%) PaaS
5 10 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.58%) IaaS
7 4 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.40%) Azure Machine Learning
8 2 (0.40%) SaaS
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.20%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.20%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.96%) Firewall
2 17 (3.37%) DNS
3 15 (2.97%) Network Security
4 14 (2.77%) LAN
4 14 (2.77%) Skype
5 13 (2.57%) WAN
6 9 (1.78%) DHCP
7 7 (1.39%) SMTP
8 6 (1.19%) Wireless
9 5 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (0.99%) LDAP
9 5 (0.99%) VPN
9 5 (0.99%) WLAN
10 4 (0.79%) SAN
11 3 (0.59%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.59%) CTI
11 3 (0.59%) Internet
11 3 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.94%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.74%) Oracle BI EE
3 17 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.18%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (1.78%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.58%) Power BI
8 8 (1.58%) SAP BW
8 8 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.39%) Essbase
9 7 (1.39%) Hyperion Smart View
10 6 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.99%) DB2
11 5 (0.99%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (0.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (0.59%) CouchDB
13 3 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (2.18%) LSMW
2 10 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (1.19%) Jenkins
5 5 (0.99%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.79%) MSTest
7 3 (0.59%) AppScan
7 3 (0.59%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.59%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.40%) JUnit
8 2 (0.40%) Maven
8 2 (0.40%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.40%) MSI
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.40%) Selenium
8 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.40%) TestNG
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 67 (13.27%) Finance
2 40 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.18%) Legal
4 8 (1.58%) Marketing
5 7 (1.39%) General Ledger
5 7 (1.39%) Retail
6 6 (1.19%) Banking
6 6 (1.19%) Electronics
6 6 (1.19%) Law
6 6 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.59%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) German Language
8 3 (0.59%) Local Government
8 3 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.95%) .NET
2 18 (3.56%) XML
3 12 (2.38%) HTML
4 10 (1.98%) REST
4 10 (1.98%) Web Services
5 9 (1.78%) JSON
6 7 (1.39%) BAPI
7 6 (1.19%) CSS
8 5 (0.99%) SOAP
9 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.79%) J2EE
9 4 (0.79%) Middleware
10 3 (0.59%) JSP
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.59%) SailPoint
10 3 (0.59%) VXML
10 3 (0.59%) WebCenter
11 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.40%) jQuery
11 2 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.75%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.38%) Data Conversion
4 10 (1.98%) Data Extraction
5 8 (1.58%) CMDB
6 6 (1.19%) CESG
6 6 (1.19%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.99%) Private Cloud
7 5 (0.99%) Replication
8 4 (0.79%) AS400
8 4 (0.79%) PKI
8 4 (0.79%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.59%) BYOD
9 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.59%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) User Experience
10 2 (0.40%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (11.09%) Windows
2 50 (9.90%) Linux
3 33 (6.53%) Unix
4 30 (5.94%) Windows Server
5 11 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.58%) AIX
6 8 (1.58%) Solaris
6 8 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.19%) Android
8 6 (1.19%) VMS
9 5 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.99%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.40%) SUSE
10 2 (0.40%) VME
11 1 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (25.74%) Migration
2 46 (9.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 45 (8.91%) Data Migration
4 44 (8.71%) Business Intelligence
5 30 (5.94%) Project Management
6 27 (5.35%) ETL
7 24 (4.75%) ITIL
8 23 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 22 (4.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 21 (4.16%) CRM
11 20 (3.96%) Information Security
12 19 (3.76%) Validation
13 17 (3.37%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 17 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (2.97%) E-business
14 15 (2.97%) High Availability
15 14 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (2.77%) SIEM
15 14 (2.77%) Unit Testing
16 13 (2.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.87%) SQL
2 33 (6.53%) PowerShell
3 31 (6.14%) Java
4 25 (4.95%) Shell Script
5 23 (4.55%) C#
6 12 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.78%) C
8 9 (1.78%) Perl
9 8 (1.58%) C++
10 7 (1.39%) VB
11 6 (1.19%) ABAP
12 5 (0.99%) Python
13 3 (0.59%) COBOL
13 3 (0.59%) VBScript
13 3 (0.59%) XAML
14 1 (0.20%) Delphi
14 1 (0.20%) Korn
14 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 76 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.56%) CISSP
3 18 (3.56%) Degree
4 16 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (2.97%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (2.57%) BC Cleared
8 12 (2.38%) CCIE
9 8 (1.58%) CCNP
10 7 (1.39%) CISM
11 5 (0.99%) CEH
12 4 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.79%) SANS
13 3 (0.59%) CISA
13 3 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.40%) ACCA
14 2 (0.40%) GCIH
14 2 (0.40%) ISEB
14 2 (0.40%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 11 (2.18%) Data Quality
2 11 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.78%) GxP
4 4 (0.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (0.79%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.79%) QA
4 4 (0.79%) SLA
5 3 (0.59%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Infosec
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.20%) RMADS
System Software
1 34 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.79%) vSphere
6 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
6 3 (0.59%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.40%) Docker
7 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.40%) NFS
7 2 (0.40%) UAG
7 2 (0.40%) vCloud
7 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.40%) XenServer
8 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (2.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 10 (1.98%) SCCM
3 8 (1.58%) Cisco UCCE
4 7 (1.39%) WSUS
5 6 (1.19%) Puppet
6 5 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (0.99%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.99%) SCOM
7 4 (0.79%) Ansible
8 3 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.59%) Nagios
9 2 (0.40%) Nessus
9 2 (0.40%) NetVault Backup
9 2 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 87 (17.23%) Oracle
2 71 (14.06%) SAP
3 63 (12.48%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.53%) Cisco
5 21 (4.16%) VMware
6 17 (3.37%) HP
7 16 (3.17%) Informatica
8 13 (2.57%) IBM
9 11 (2.18%) Hyperion
10 10 (1.98%) F5
10 10 (1.98%) Symantec
11 9 (1.78%) Juniper
12 8 (1.58%) BMC
13 7 (1.39%) ArcSight
13 7 (1.39%) CommVault
13 7 (1.39%) Tableau
14 6 (1.19%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.19%) Citrix
14 6 (1.19%) hybris
14 6 (1.19%) MobileIron
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