The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 116 108 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 12 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.49% 0.51% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.54% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 19
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £288 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £421 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50
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
2283 2398 2343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.43% 93.49% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1219 1130
Median daily rate £403 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.87% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 78 78
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.83% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 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 7 £425 -15.00% 4
Newbury +2 2 £300 - 1
Slough +5 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Technical Consultant
South East

Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 14 (45.16%) Windows
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (32.26%) DNS
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
6 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.81%) Office 365
7 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (16.13%) Firewall
9 5 (16.13%) SQL
9 5 (16.13%) DHCP
10 4 (12.90%) Migration
10 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (12.90%) WSUS
10 4 (12.90%) MCTS
10 4 (12.90%) MCITP
10 4 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (12.90%) High Availability
10 4 (12.90%) VPN
10 4 (12.90%) C
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.90%) Java
10 4 (12.90%) .NET
10 4 (12.90%) XML
10 4 (12.90%) MS Office

Technical 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 3 (9.68%) IIS
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Community Server
3 1 (3.23%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (3.23%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.81%) Office 365
3 4 (12.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) DNS
2 5 (16.13%) DHCP
2 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 4 (12.90%) VPN
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless
4 3 (9.68%) Internet
4 3 (9.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (9.68%) IPsec
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security
4 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) IPv6
5 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 2 (6.45%) Skype
5 2 (6.45%) Wireless Security
6 1 (3.23%) IMAP
6 1 (3.23%) NAS
6 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (3.23%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Big Data
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.23%) Datazen
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
3 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) AppScan
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Publishing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
1 4 (12.90%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) ADO
4 1 (3.23%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.23%) Ajax
4 1 (3.23%) J2EE
4 1 (3.23%) JSP
4 1 (3.23%) ODBC
4 1 (3.23%) OLE
4 1 (3.23%) OLE DB
4 1 (3.23%) RSS
4 1 (3.23%) SAML
4 1 (3.23%) Servlets
4 1 (3.23%) WCF
4 1 (3.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.23%) XHTML
4 1 (3.23%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
1 3 (9.68%) PKI
1 3 (9.68%) Replication
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Blog
3 1 (3.23%) BYOD
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) SCADA
3 1 (3.23%) Social Media
3 1 (3.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.23%) NetWare
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (12.90%) High Availability
2 4 (12.90%) Identity Management
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 4 (12.90%) Service Management
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
3 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
3 3 (9.68%) Presales
3 3 (9.68%) Use Case
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Security Management
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 4 (12.90%) C
3 4 (12.90%) Java
4 3 (9.68%) C++
5 2 (6.45%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.23%) Korn
6 1 (3.23%) R
6 1 (3.23%) Scala
6 1 (3.23%) VB
6 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.90%) MCITP
3 4 (12.90%) MCTS
4 2 (6.45%) MCSD
4 2 (6.45%) MCSE
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CISM
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) GCIA
5 1 (3.23%) GCIH
5 1 (3.23%) GIAC
5 1 (3.23%) GSEC
5 1 (3.23%) HND
5 1 (3.23%) ISSAP
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) GPG13
2 1 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) UAG
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) WSUS
2 2 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.23%) HP Fortify
3 1 (3.23%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.23%) WebInspect
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
3 2 (6.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Citrix
4 1 (3.23%) Dell
4 1 (3.23%) F5
4 1 (3.23%) Google
4 1 (3.23%) IFS
4 1 (3.23%) Mercator
4 1 (3.23%) NetApp
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) Siebel
4 1 (3.23%) Splunk
4 1 (3.23%) Sybase