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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 31 32 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 60 68 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 5.75% 5.23% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.98% 5.48% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 32 40
Median daily rate £450 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £313 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £450 £415
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
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
1003 1240 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 96.07% 95.38% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 568 611
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 67
Median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £43.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 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
Milton Keynes -10 43 £450 +12.50% 2
Marlow - 2 - - 1
High Wycombe -2 1 £400 +14.28% 1
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 25 (20.16%) Migration
2 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 23 (18.55%) Finance
4 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
5 15 (12.10%) Java
6 14 (11.29%) Unix
6 14 (11.29%) Windows
6 14 (11.29%) Linux
6 14 (11.29%) Banking
7 13 (10.48%) ITIL
7 13 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (8.87%) SAP
9 11 (8.87%) CISSP
9 11 (8.87%) WebSphere
9 11 (8.87%) Spanish Language
10 10 (8.06%) Oracle
10 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
10 10 (8.06%) Information Security
11 9 (7.26%) VMware
11 9 (7.26%) Telecoms
11 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
12 8 (6.45%) HP
12 8 (6.45%) IBM
12 8 (6.45%) Remedy
12 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (6.45%) Network Architecture
13 7 (5.65%) F5
13 7 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 11 (8.87%) WebSphere
2 10 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.03%) SAS
4 4 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.81%) Apache
7 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.81%) CICS
7 1 (0.81%) CMS
7 1 (0.81%) Documentum
7 1 (0.81%) JBoss
7 1 (0.81%) Liferay
7 1 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 2 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.23%) SAP HR
2 2 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.61%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.61%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.61%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.61%) SAP R/3
2 2 (1.61%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.81%) Maximo
3 1 (0.81%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.81%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (0.81%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Office 365
1 3 (2.42%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.81%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (4.84%) Network Security
3 5 (4.03%) Firewall
4 4 (3.23%) FTP
4 4 (3.23%) Internet
4 4 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.23%) LAN
4 4 (3.23%) SAN
4 4 (3.23%) SMTP
5 3 (2.42%) IPsec
5 3 (2.42%) SSH
6 2 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.61%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.61%) WAN
6 2 (1.61%) WEP
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.81%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.84%) Big Data
1 6 (4.84%) DB2
2 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.23%) PowerCenter
4 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.42%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (2.42%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (2.42%) OLAP
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.42%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.61%) ERwin
2 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.81%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (0.81%) GCC
2 1 (0.81%) LSMW
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.81%) Selenium
2 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
2 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (18.55%) Finance
2 14 (11.29%) Banking
3 11 (8.87%) Spanish Language
4 9 (7.26%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.84%) Retail
6 5 (4.03%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.42%) Electronics
8 3 (2.42%) Marketing
9 2 (1.61%) Automotive
10 1 (0.81%) Advertising
10 1 (0.81%) Back Office
10 1 (0.81%) Billing
10 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.81%) Law
10 1 (0.81%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.42%) AngularJS
1 3 (2.42%) CSS
1 3 (2.42%) HTML
1 3 (2.42%) J2EE
1 3 (2.42%) SAP XI
1 3 (2.42%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.61%) .NET
2 2 (1.61%) Java EE
2 2 (1.61%) Web Dynpro
3 1 (0.81%) cXML
3 1 (0.81%) D3.js
3 1 (0.81%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.81%) ISPF
3 1 (0.81%) JSP
3 1 (0.81%) Servlets
3 1 (0.81%) Spring
3 1 (0.81%) WDK
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.23%) CESG
1 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
1 4 (3.23%) Visualisation
2 3 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.42%) Cryptography
2 3 (2.42%) FlexPod
2 3 (2.42%) FMCG
2 3 (2.42%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (2.42%) Learning Management System
2 3 (2.42%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.61%) Clustering
3 2 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (0.81%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.81%) Replication
4 1 (0.81%) Statistics
4 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.29%) Linux
1 14 (11.29%) Unix
1 14 (11.29%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.42%) CentOS
3 3 (2.42%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.42%) Windows Vista
4 2 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (1.61%) VMS
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.81%) MVS
5 1 (0.81%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.16%) Migration
2 13 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (10.48%) ITIL
3 12 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (8.06%) Information Security
5 8 (6.45%) Network Architecture
6 7 (5.65%) Scrum
7 6 (4.84%) Business Analysis
7 6 (4.84%) Identity Management
7 6 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.03%) Analytics
8 5 (4.03%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.03%) ITSM
9 4 (3.23%) High Availability
9 4 (3.23%) Information Assurance
9 4 (3.23%) ISMS
9 4 (3.23%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.23%) Security Architecture
9 4 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) Java
2 6 (4.84%) SQL
3 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.23%) COBOL
5 3 (2.42%) ABAP
5 3 (2.42%) C#
6 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.81%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.81%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (0.81%) CLIST
7 1 (0.81%) F#
7 1 (0.81%) JCL
7 1 (0.81%) Perl
7 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.81%) R
7 1 (0.81%) REXX
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 23 (18.55%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.87%) CISSP
4 6 (4.84%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (4.03%) CCIE
5 5 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.61%) CLAS
6 2 (1.61%) IISP
6 2 (1.61%) MCSE
6 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CEH
7 1 (0.81%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.81%) Cyber Scheme
7 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) MCP
7 1 (0.81%) OSCP
7 1 (0.81%) Tigerscheme
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.61%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.61%) ISO27002
2 2 (1.61%) RMADS
2 2 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.23%) NFS
5 3 (2.42%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.61%) vSphere
7 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (3.23%) SCOM
2 3 (2.42%) Control-M
2 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.42%) OVSD
2 3 (2.42%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) Nessus
3 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.81%) Puppet
3 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.87%) SAP
3 10 (8.06%) Oracle
4 9 (7.26%) VMware
5 8 (6.45%) HP
5 8 (6.45%) IBM
5 8 (6.45%) Remedy
6 7 (5.65%) F5
7 6 (4.84%) Cisco
7 6 (4.84%) Citrix
8 4 (3.23%) Cyber-Ark
8 4 (3.23%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.42%) Juniper
9 3 (2.42%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (1.61%) BMC
10 2 (1.61%) Dell
10 2 (1.61%) NetApp
11 1 (0.81%) Epicor
11 1 (0.81%) Informatica
11 1 (0.81%) Red Hat