The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 27 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 137 183 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.55% 7.54% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.18% 8.29% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 74 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £531 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2216 2208 2804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.72% 91.01% 88.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1055 951 1035
Average daily rate £363 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 84 103
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Consultant
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -7 64 £351 -17.52% 23
Newbury -4 9 £425 +19.29% 7
Bracknell +3 7 £398 -9.14% 8
Slough -4 7 £329 +19.54% 3
Maidenhead -1 6 £386 - 6
Hungerford - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 76 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 71 (17.93%) Microsoft
3 67 (16.92%) Windows
4 66 (16.67%) Finance
5 62 (15.66%) SC Cleared
6 54 (13.64%) Oracle
7 47 (11.87%) Telecoms
8 37 (9.34%) Migration
9 33 (8.33%) CRM
10 30 (7.58%) SQL Server
10 30 (7.58%) SQL
10 30 (7.58%) Cisco
11 28 (7.07%) Active Directory
11 28 (7.07%) SharePoint
12 27 (6.82%) SAP
12 27 (6.82%) Linux
13 26 (6.57%) HTML
14 25 (6.31%) ITIL
15 22 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
15 22 (5.56%) Degree
16 21 (5.30%) JavaScript
16 21 (5.30%) .NET
16 21 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (5.30%) Service Management
17 20 (5.05%) XML
17 20 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
18 18 (4.55%) Firewall
18 18 (4.55%) CSS
18 18 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (4.55%) PowerShell

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 28 (7.07%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.28%) Lync
3 9 (2.27%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.02%) Apache
5 7 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.52%) IIS
7 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.01%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.76%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.76%) Live Communications Server
9 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.51%) CMS
10 2 (0.51%) SAP EP
10 2 (0.51%) MQSeries
Applications
1 17 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.78%) MS Office
3 4 (1.01%) MS Project
3 4 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 22 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.02%) HFM
3 7 (1.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (1.77%) SAP CO
3 7 (1.77%) SAP FI
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.52%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (1.26%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (1.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle BRM
6 4 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (1.01%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (1.01%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.76%) SAP FSCM
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.51%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) Office 365
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.55%) Firewall
2 17 (4.29%) DNS
3 15 (3.79%) Network Security
4 13 (3.28%) SAN
5 10 (2.53%) Internet
6 8 (2.02%) MPLS
6 8 (2.02%) VoIP
7 7 (1.77%) PSTN
7 7 (1.77%) OSPF
7 7 (1.77%) RTP
8 6 (1.52%) LTE
8 6 (1.52%) 4G
8 6 (1.52%) PBX
9 5 (1.26%) WAN
9 5 (1.26%) DHCP
9 5 (1.26%) SNMP
9 5 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (1.26%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.26%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (1.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (2.02%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.77%) DB2
6 7 (1.77%) Hyperion Smart View
7 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.76%) MS Access
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.51%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.51%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 12 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.26%) TestDirector
3 2 (0.51%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (0.51%) ERwin
3 2 (0.51%) MSI
3 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.51%) Selenium
3 2 (0.51%) GDB
3 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.51%) Ant
4 1 (0.25%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.25%) Trac
4 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.25%) Robotium
4 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.25%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.25%) JBehave
4 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 66 (16.67%) Finance
2 47 (11.87%) Telecoms
3 15 (3.79%) Retail
4 11 (2.78%) Banking
5 9 (2.27%) Marketing
5 9 (2.27%) Billing
6 8 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.01%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.76%) Local Government
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.25%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.57%) HTML
2 21 (5.30%) .NET
3 20 (5.05%) XML
4 18 (4.55%) CSS
5 13 (3.28%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.27%) WSDL
7 6 (1.52%) Web Services
8 5 (1.26%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.01%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.01%) J2EE
9 4 (1.01%) HTML5
9 4 (1.01%) CSS3
10 3 (0.76%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.51%) Mason
11 2 (0.51%) Silverlight
11 2 (0.51%) JSP
11 2 (0.51%) SOAP
11 2 (0.51%) Struts
11 2 (0.51%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.04%) Clustering
2 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.77%) PKI
4 5 (1.26%) Data Integration
4 5 (1.26%) DataPower
4 5 (1.26%) CESG
5 3 (0.76%) Mobile App
5 3 (0.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.76%) AS400
5 3 (0.76%) Blackberry
6 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.51%) CMDB
6 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.51%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.51%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.51%) iSeries
6 2 (0.51%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.25%) Social Media
7 1 (0.25%) iPad
7 1 (0.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 67 (16.92%) Windows
2 27 (6.82%) Linux
3 20 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (4.04%) UNIX
6 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.02%) Windows 8
7 8 (2.02%) Solaris
8 7 (1.77%) AIX
9 5 (1.26%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.76%) zOS
12 2 (0.51%) Android
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (9.34%) Migration
2 33 (8.33%) CRM
3 25 (6.31%) ITIL
4 21 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (5.30%) Service Management
5 15 (3.79%) ITSM
6 13 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (3.28%) Validation
7 12 (3.03%) Service Delivery
7 12 (3.03%) High Availability
8 11 (2.78%) Workflow
9 10 (2.53%) SOA
9 10 (2.53%) Information Security
9 10 (2.53%) Test Scripting
10 9 (2.27%) ETL
10 9 (2.27%) Change Management
11 8 (2.02%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (2.02%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.02%) Data Migration
12 7 (1.77%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.58%) SQL
2 21 (5.30%) JavaScript
3 18 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.29%) C#
5 10 (2.53%) C
6 9 (2.27%) ABAP
7 8 (2.02%) Java
8 6 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
9 4 (1.01%) VB
10 3 (0.76%) VBScript
10 3 (0.76%) RPG
10 3 (0.76%) RPG IV
11 2 (0.51%) RPG/400
11 2 (0.51%) Lua
11 2 (0.51%) Groovy
11 2 (0.51%) Perl
11 2 (0.51%) C++
12 1 (0.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 76 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 62 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.56%) Degree
4 18 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.27%) CISSP
5 9 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.02%) CCNP
7 7 (1.77%) MCITP
8 6 (1.52%) MCTS
9 5 (1.26%) CCIE
9 5 (1.26%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.01%) IBM Certification
10 4 (1.01%) ISEB
10 4 (1.01%) CISMP
10 4 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.51%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.51%) CCSA
11 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.02%) SLA
1 8 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.26%) QA
3 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 28 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.76%) Xen
4 3 (0.76%) UAG
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.25%) KVM
5 1 (0.25%) NFS
5 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.25%) XenServer
5 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.54%) SCCM
2 7 (1.77%) SCOrch
2 7 (1.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.26%) SCSM
5 3 (0.76%) WSUS
5 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.76%) BMC Performance Manager
5 3 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.76%) Nessus
6 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.25%) WMI
7 1 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 71 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 54 (13.64%) Oracle
3 30 (7.58%) Cisco
4 27 (6.82%) SAP
5 15 (3.79%) IBM
6 14 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (3.28%) Hyperion
7 13 (3.28%) VMware
8 12 (3.03%) HP
8 12 (3.03%) EMC
9 10 (2.53%) CheckPoint
10 8 (2.02%) webMethods
10 8 (2.02%) F5
11 7 (1.77%) BMC
11 7 (1.77%) Juniper
12 6 (1.52%) Mercator
12 6 (1.52%) Google
13 5 (1.26%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.26%) Red Hat
13 5 (1.26%) Informatica
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