The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 28 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 56 67 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.00% 5.39% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.33% 5.57% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 35
Median daily rate £438 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £512 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
885 1203 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.86% 96.70% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 653 706
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 63
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Milton Keynes +9 42 £450 +2.27% 2
High Wycombe - 4 £401 - 2
Marlow - 1 - -
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 32 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (19.17%) Migration
4 19 (15.83%) Windows
5 16 (13.33%) Firewall
6 14 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (10.83%) Cisco
8 12 (10.00%) ITIL
8 12 (10.00%) Finance
9 11 (9.17%) Information Security
9 11 (9.17%) Banking
9 11 (9.17%) Linux
9 11 (9.17%) Oracle
9 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
9 11 (9.17%) CISSP
9 11 (9.17%) Security Operations
9 11 (9.17%) Security Operations Centre
10 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
10 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (7.50%) HP
10 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
10 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
10 9 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
11 8 (6.67%) Remedy
11 8 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 8 (6.67%) F5
11 8 (6.67%) Network Security
12 7 (5.83%) Virtual Machines

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.83%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.50%) SAS
6 2 (1.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) CICS
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.67%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.67%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.83%) Maximo
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.83%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.83%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.83%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Office 365
2 3 (2.50%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.33%) Firewall
2 9 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 8 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 8 (6.67%) Network Security
4 6 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 4 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (3.33%) LAN
6 3 (2.50%) LDAP
6 3 (2.50%) SAN
7 2 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.67%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.67%) FTP
7 2 (1.67%) Internet
7 2 (1.67%) IPsec
7 2 (1.67%) SMTP
7 2 (1.67%) SSH
7 2 (1.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.67%) WEP
8 1 (0.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) Big Data
3 3 (2.50%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (2.50%) OLAP
3 3 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.67%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.67%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.67%) ERwin
2 1 (0.83%) Introscope
2 1 (0.83%) LSMW
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.83%) Selenium
2 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.00%) Finance
2 11 (9.17%) Banking
3 8 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.17%) Spanish Language
5 4 (3.33%) Back Office
6 2 (1.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.83%) Advertising
7 1 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.83%) Electronics
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.83%) Legal
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (2.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.50%) J2EE
3 2 (1.67%) CSS
3 2 (1.67%) XMPP
4 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) ISPF
4 1 (0.83%) Java EE
4 1 (0.83%) JDBC
4 1 (0.83%) JNDI
4 1 (0.83%) JSP
4 1 (0.83%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.83%) Servlets
4 1 (0.83%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) Web Dynpro
4 1 (0.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Security Operations Centre
2 5 (4.17%) CESG
2 5 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.33%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.50%) Clustering
4 3 (2.50%) FlexPod
4 3 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.50%) Learning Management System
4 3 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.67%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.67%) Handset
5 2 (1.67%) PKI
6 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.83%) FMCG
6 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.83%) Windows
2 11 (9.17%) Linux
3 7 (5.83%) Unix
4 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.33%) CentOS
5 4 (3.33%) Ubuntu
5 4 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.67%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.67%) Kali Linux
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.67%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.83%) MVS
8 1 (0.83%) VMS
8 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) Migration
2 14 (11.67%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (10.00%) ITIL
4 11 (9.17%) Information Security
4 11 (9.17%) Security Operations
5 9 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.00%) Change Management
7 6 (5.00%) High Availability
7 6 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (4.17%) Business Analysis
8 5 (4.17%) CRM
8 5 (4.17%) ITSM
8 5 (4.17%) Service Management
8 5 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (3.33%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.33%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.33%) Network Architecture
9 4 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.00%) Java
2 4 (3.33%) COBOL
2 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.50%) C#
3 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.50%) SQL
3 3 (2.50%) VBScript
4 2 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.67%) R
5 1 (0.83%) ABAP
5 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) CLIST
5 1 (0.83%) F#
5 1 (0.83%) Perl
5 1 (0.83%) Python
5 1 (0.83%) REXX
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.17%) CISSP
4 9 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.00%) CCIE
5 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.50%) CCSE
7 2 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.83%) CCDP
8 1 (0.83%) CCNP
8 1 (0.83%) CCSA
8 1 (0.83%) Degree
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (2.50%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.83%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (5.00%) NFS
3 6 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.67%) Sendmail
5 2 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.83%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
6 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) SCOM
2 4 (3.33%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.33%) OVSD
3 3 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.50%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.67%) Control-M
4 2 (1.67%) Nessus
5 1 (0.83%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.83%) Cisco
3 11 (9.17%) Oracle
4 9 (7.50%) HP
5 8 (6.67%) F5
5 8 (6.67%) Remedy
6 7 (5.83%) IBM
7 6 (5.00%) VMware
8 4 (3.33%) Forcepoint
8 4 (3.33%) SAP
9 3 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.50%) Citrix
9 3 (2.50%) Juniper
9 3 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
9 3 (2.50%) NetIQ
10 2 (1.67%) BMC
10 2 (1.67%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (1.67%) Informatica
10 2 (1.67%) Micro Focus
10 2 (1.67%) NetApp