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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 194 236 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.33% 9.07% 8.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.20% 10.04% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 135 71
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £550 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
2367 2350 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.46% 90.35% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1182 813
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -5 70 £450 - 28
Bracknell -1 12 £375 +11.11% 7
Slough -4 12 £281 -43.75% 5
Maidenhead +5 4 £450 - 5
Newbury -1 4 £459 -16.48% 1
Windsor -9 2 £375 -9.63%
Wokingham - 1 £350 - 1
Hungerford - 1 £205 -
Consultant
South East

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 66 (17.55%) Telecoms
2 61 (16.22%) Security Cleared
3 54 (14.36%) SQL
4 45 (11.97%) Microsoft
5 43 (11.44%) SAP
5 43 (11.44%) SC Cleared
6 39 (10.37%) Finance
7 38 (10.11%) Windows
8 36 (9.57%) Information Security
9 30 (7.98%) Migration
10 29 (7.71%) Oracle
11 27 (7.18%) SQL Server
12 26 (6.91%) SharePoint
13 25 (6.65%) CRM
13 25 (6.65%) Cisco
13 25 (6.65%) Project Management
14 24 (6.38%) Active Directory
15 23 (6.12%) Firewall
15 23 (6.12%) DV Cleared
16 22 (5.85%) Linux
17 21 (5.59%) ETL
17 21 (5.59%) Java
18 20 (5.32%) .NET
18 20 (5.32%) Informatica
18 20 (5.32%) VMware
19 18 (4.79%) DNS
19 18 (4.79%) SCOM
20 16 (4.26%) JavaScript
20 16 (4.26%) MS Exchange
21 15 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (2.66%) SharePoint 2010
5 9 (2.39%) Lync
6 6 (1.60%) IIS
7 5 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
7 5 (1.33%) NetWeaver
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
10 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.53%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 13 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.80%) InfoPath
3 3 (0.80%) MS Office
3 3 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.60%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.33%) SAP CO
3 5 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.33%) SAP FI/CO
3 5 (1.33%) Agresso
4 4 (1.06%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.80%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.80%) SAP MM
5 3 (0.80%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.80%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.53%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (0.53%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.19%) SaaS
2 6 (1.60%) Office 365
3 3 (0.80%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.27%) IaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.12%) Firewall
2 18 (4.79%) DNS
3 13 (3.46%) Network Security
4 12 (3.19%) Radio Access Network
4 12 (3.19%) DHCP
4 12 (3.19%) LTE
5 9 (2.39%) 3G
5 9 (2.39%) WAN
6 8 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (2.13%) SAN
6 8 (2.13%) MPLS
7 7 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.86%) BGP
7 7 (1.86%) LAN
8 6 (1.60%) iSCSI
9 5 (1.33%) Internet
9 5 (1.33%) OSPF
9 5 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 5 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.66%) MySQL
4 9 (2.39%) SAP BW
5 8 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.06%) PowerCenter
8 4 (1.06%) DB2
9 3 (0.80%) SAP BI
9 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos Query Studio
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos Analysis Studio
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.53%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 5 (1.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.80%) LSMW
4 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
General
1 66 (17.55%) Telecoms
2 39 (10.37%) Finance
3 8 (2.13%) Marketing
3 8 (2.13%) Retail
4 7 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.33%) Billing
5 5 (1.33%) Advertising
6 3 (0.80%) Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.32%) .NET
2 15 (3.99%) HTML
3 12 (3.19%) CSS
3 12 (3.19%) JSON
4 11 (2.93%) XML
5 10 (2.66%) JSP
6 9 (2.39%) Ajax
7 8 (2.13%) LAMP
8 7 (1.86%) SAML
8 7 (1.86%) Web Services
9 5 (1.33%) OAuth
9 5 (1.33%) OpenID
10 4 (1.06%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.80%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.80%) jQuery
11 3 (0.80%) Middleware
11 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.80%) SOAP
12 2 (0.53%) REST
12 2 (0.53%) Apache Sling
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.46%) GIS
2 10 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.39%) PKI
3 9 (2.39%) Web 2.0
4 7 (1.86%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.60%) User Experience
5 6 (1.60%) Data Conversion
6 5 (1.33%) Clustering
6 5 (1.33%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.06%) CMDB
8 3 (0.80%) RMADS
8 3 (0.80%) Statistics
8 3 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.80%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.80%) Smart Meter
8 3 (0.80%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.53%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.53%) Open Source
9 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.11%) Windows
2 22 (5.85%) Linux
3 15 (3.99%) UNIX
4 7 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (9.57%) Information Security
2 30 (7.98%) Migration
3 25 (6.65%) CRM
3 25 (6.65%) Project Management
4 21 (5.59%) ETL
5 15 (3.99%) ITIL
5 15 (3.99%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (3.72%) Data Migration
7 13 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (2.66%) Performance Improvement
8 10 (2.66%) ERP
9 9 (2.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (2.13%) Workflow
10 8 (2.13%) TOGAF
11 7 (1.86%) ITSM
11 7 (1.86%) Identity Management
11 7 (1.86%) Service Management
11 7 (1.86%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (1.86%) SOA
11 7 (1.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.36%) SQL
2 21 (5.59%) Java
3 16 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.93%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.93%) C
5 10 (2.66%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 7 (1.86%) ABAP
7 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.06%) VBScript
9 3 (0.80%) Korn
9 3 (0.80%) AWK
9 3 (0.80%) C#
9 3 (0.80%) sed
10 2 (0.53%) Python
10 2 (0.53%) VB
11 1 (0.27%) Ruby
11 1 (0.27%) VB6
11 1 (0.27%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 61 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.44%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.12%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.99%) CISSP
5 13 (3.46%) Degree
6 9 (2.39%) CISA
6 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.13%) CISM
8 7 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.60%) CCNP
9 6 (1.60%) MCITP
10 5 (1.33%) JNCIS
10 5 (1.33%) MCSE
11 4 (1.06%) CRISC
11 4 (1.06%) CCDP
12 3 (0.80%) MCTS
12 3 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.53%) CSSLP
13 2 (0.53%) GCED
13 2 (0.53%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.53%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.27%) COBIT
5 1 (0.27%) BS15000
5 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.27%) GxP
System Software
1 24 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.93%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.80%) XenApp
6 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
7 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 18 (4.79%) SCOM
2 7 (1.86%) WMI
3 5 (1.33%) Netcool
3 5 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 4 (1.06%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
4 4 (1.06%) MOM
5 3 (0.80%) SCSM
6 2 (0.53%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.27%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 45 (11.97%) Microsoft
2 43 (11.44%) SAP
3 29 (7.71%) Oracle
4 25 (6.65%) Cisco
5 20 (5.32%) Informatica
5 20 (5.32%) VMware
6 14 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.66%) Mapinfo
8 9 (2.39%) Citrix
8 9 (2.39%) HP
8 9 (2.39%) Juniper
9 8 (2.13%) F5
10 7 (1.86%) Business Objects
11 6 (1.60%) BMC
11 6 (1.60%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.60%) Remedy
12 5 (1.33%) ComArch
13 4 (1.06%) Sun
13 4 (1.06%) Cognos
13 4 (1.06%) Mercator
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