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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 9 16 34
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 24 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.02% 7.53% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.13% 8.04% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 3
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£413 £338 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.29% -18.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £301 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £345 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.22 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £43.25 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-11.56% +32.06%
Consultant
Berkshire

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
237 224 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 89.10% 93.72% 93.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 133 101
Average daily rate £375 £348 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £210 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 32
Average hourly rate £17.22 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015, 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 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
2 11 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) vSphere
3 9 (20.45%) Service Management
4 8 (18.18%) Windows
4 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 6 (13.64%) Linux
5 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) vCloud
6 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
6 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
6 5 (11.36%) Finance
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) Degree
7 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
7 4 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (9.09%) UNIX
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco
7 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
8 3 (6.82%) MS Office
8 3 (6.82%) VPN
8 3 (6.82%) DNS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.55%) Lync
4 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Sage 1000
1 2 (4.55%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.27%) Sage ERP X3
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) LAN
1 3 (6.82%) WAN
1 3 (6.82%) DHCP
1 3 (6.82%) VPN
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
1 3 (6.82%) SAN
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
2 2 (4.55%) VLAN
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (4.55%) SNMP
2 2 (4.55%) MPLS
2 2 (4.55%) OSPF
2 2 (4.55%) BGP
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.27%) VPLS
3 1 (2.27%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) REST
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) EPoS
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) UNIX
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 9 (20.45%) Service Management
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
5 3 (6.82%) SDLC
6 2 (4.55%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) ERP
6 2 (4.55%) SOA
6 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.55%) Information Security
7 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.27%) Workflow
7 1 (2.27%) OOP
7 1 (2.27%) OO
7 1 (2.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.64%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.27%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) MCSE
2 1 (2.27%) MCSA
2 1 (2.27%) CCNP
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) ACCA
2 1 (2.27%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) vSphere
2 6 (13.64%) vCloud
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.55%) XenApp
5 2 (4.55%) Samba
6 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) VMware
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) 3PAR
4 3 (6.82%) Brocade
4 3 (6.82%) ProCurve
5 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix
5 2 (4.55%) Ariba
5 2 (4.55%) Sage
5 2 (4.55%) Google
5 2 (4.55%) ComArch
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 1 (2.27%) BT
6 1 (2.27%) DataFlux