The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 25 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 14 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.44% 6.72% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.96% 7.21% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £280 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.25 £19.17 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+42.14% -48.88%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough 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
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
282 222 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 89.52% 93.28% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 121 107
Average daily rate £375 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 22
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Slough region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (23.08%) UNIX
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (19.23%) Network Security
3 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 4 (15.38%) SAP
4 4 (15.38%) Smart Meter
4 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (15.38%) Database Security
4 4 (15.38%) Information Security
5 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (11.54%) PKI
5 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) Matrix Management
5 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) SQL
5 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) DNS
5 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
6 2 (7.69%) Remedy
6 2 (7.69%) ITSM
6 2 (7.69%) Security Management
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region that cited 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) SAP SD
1 2 (7.69%) SAP MM
1 2 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.85%) SAP R/3
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Network Security
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) FWSM
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LSMW
General
1 7 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) XML
1 1 (3.85%) EDI
1 1 (3.85%) XML Messaging
1 1 (3.85%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Smart Meter
1 4 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (3.85%) Video on Demand
4 1 (3.85%) Social Media
4 1 (3.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) UNIX
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
1 4 (15.38%) Database Security
1 4 (15.38%) Information Security
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.54%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (11.54%) Matrix Management
2 3 (11.54%) Security Architecture
2 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) ITSM
3 2 (7.69%) Security Management
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) ABAP
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) CISSP
1 1 (3.85%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) SAP
2 2 (7.69%) Remedy
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) BMC
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) ComArch
3 1 (3.85%) Unica
3 1 (3.85%) Dell KACE
3 1 (3.85%) Chordiant
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft