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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 28 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.20% 4.65% 5.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.43% 4.92% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £211 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £437 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -18.36%
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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
271 244 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 94.76% 94.57% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 124 83
Average daily rate £326 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £36.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 September 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 (28.00%) UNIX
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (20.00%) Network Security
3 5 (20.00%) Smart Meter
3 5 (20.00%) Database Security
3 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (20.00%) Information Security
4 4 (16.00%) Finance
4 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (16.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) C
4 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (16.00%) Matrix Management
4 4 (16.00%) PKI
4 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (16.00%) User Experience
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 3 (12.00%) Internet
5 3 (12.00%) SQL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Misys Midas
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.00%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (4.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (4.00%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
1 1 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Network Security
2 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) 4G
4 1 (4.00%) HSPA
4 1 (4.00%) LTE
4 1 (4.00%) GPRS
4 1 (4.00%) UMTS
4 1 (4.00%) Intranet
4 1 (4.00%) 2G
4 1 (4.00%) 3G
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) DB2
1 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.00%) DataStage
2 1 (4.00%) OLAP
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) ERwin
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Smart Meter
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (16.00%) PKI
2 4 (16.00%) User Experience
3 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) AS400
3 2 (8.00%) iSeries
3 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (4.00%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) DTV
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) UNIX
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Database Security
1 5 (20.00%) Risk Management
1 5 (20.00%) Information Security
2 4 (16.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Security Architecture
2 4 (16.00%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (16.00%) Matrix Management
2 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (8.00%) Security Management
4 2 (8.00%) Workflow
4 2 (8.00%) DSDM
4 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) RPG
3 2 (8.00%) RPG/400
3 2 (8.00%) RPG IV
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) VBA
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) IBM
1 3 (12.00%) SAP
2 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Dell KACE
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau
3 1 (4.00%) Actix
3 1 (4.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Dell
3 1 (4.00%) Lotus
3 1 (4.00%) Mapinfo
3 1 (4.00%) VMware