The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical 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
Technical Consultant
Rank 115 123 134
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
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£450 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £44.97 £43.48
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +3.42%
Technical 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%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical 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 Technical 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 +14 2 £430 +3.30% 4
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Technical Consultant
South East

Technical 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 Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) Intel
6 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
6 2 (9.52%) ETL
6 2 (9.52%) JDA
6 2 (9.52%) Manugistics
6 2 (9.52%) .NET
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) Cognos
6 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
6 2 (9.52%) SCCM
6 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Telecoms

Technical Consultant
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 Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Lync
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Agresso
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SD
1 1 (4.76%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.76%) SAP MM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP SRM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) LSMW
1 1 (4.76%) GDB
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CESG
2 1 (4.76%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
2 2 (9.52%) ETL
2 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Analytics
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.52%) Business Analytics
2 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-pay
3 1 (4.76%) Master Data Management
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Validation
3 1 (4.76%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (4.76%) Data Mapping
3 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
2 1 (4.76%) SCSM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) EMC
2 2 (9.52%) Intel
2 2 (9.52%) JDA
2 2 (9.52%) Manugistics
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Cognos
2 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) BMC
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
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