The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank 112 113 126
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 8 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.59% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
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£450 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £330 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £430 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £394 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £24.38 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2243 2221 2782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.51% 91.02% 88.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 958 1043
Average daily rate £365 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +0.68%
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 56 83 95
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 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Consultant
South East

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 29 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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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 +10 2 £475 +11.76% 3
Bracknell +4 1 - - 1
Newbury -4 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Technical Consultant
South East

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) EMC
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (10.53%) JDA
5 2 (10.53%) Manugistics
5 2 (10.53%) Cognos
5 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.53%) WAN
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) UNIX
5 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle BRM
5 2 (10.53%) Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) SCCM
5 2 (10.53%) MPLS

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (5.26%) Agresso
2 1 (5.26%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) GDB
General
1 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Billing
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) CESG
1 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Migration
1 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
1 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
1 2 (10.53%) Business Analytics
1 2 (10.53%) Analytics
1 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (5.26%) Master Data Management
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (5.26%) ETL
2 1 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (5.26%) Information Security
2 1 (5.26%) Data Management
2 1 (5.26%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
2 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOrch
2 1 (5.26%) SCSM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Cognos
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) EMC
2 2 (10.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (10.53%) JDA
2 2 (10.53%) Manugistics
3 1 (5.26%) SAP