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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 6 19 35
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 31 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.80% 6.69% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.88% 7.11% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £300 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £345 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £414 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.76% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.22 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £41.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +18.57%
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
261 225 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 90.94% 94.14% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 140 113
Average daily rate £375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 39
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £37.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 7 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 7 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 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) GAP Analysis
2 11 (24.44%) VMware
3 10 (22.22%) Service Management
4 9 (20.00%) Windows
4 9 (20.00%) vSphere
5 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
6 6 (13.33%) Linux
6 6 (13.33%) SQL
6 6 (13.33%) vCloud
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.11%) Finance
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
8 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (8.89%) Degree
8 4 (8.89%) DNS
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco
8 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
8 4 (8.89%) HP
8 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.89%) UNIX
8 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
8 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (6.67%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
9 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.44%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.44%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Sage 1000
1 2 (4.44%) Sage 200
2 1 (2.22%) Sage ERP X3
2 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.22%) Unica
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) VPN
2 3 (6.67%) LAN
2 3 (6.67%) WAN
2 3 (6.67%) DHCP
2 3 (6.67%) SAN
2 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (4.44%) VLAN
3 2 (4.44%) BGP
3 2 (4.44%) MPLS
3 2 (4.44%) OSPF
3 2 (4.44%) SNMP
3 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (4.44%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.22%) VPLS
4 1 (2.22%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) REST
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) WPF
1 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) EPoS
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 11 (24.44%) GAP Analysis
3 10 (22.22%) Service Management
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Six Sigma
5 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 2 (4.44%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (4.44%) Project Management
6 2 (4.44%) SOA
6 2 (4.44%) ERP
6 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.22%) Line Management
7 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.22%) Business Process Mapping
7 1 (2.22%) MVVM
7 1 (2.22%) Campaign Management
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) MCSA
2 1 (2.22%) CCNP
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ACCA
2 1 (2.22%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) vSphere
2 6 (13.33%) vCloud
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.44%) Samba
5 2 (4.44%) XenApp
6 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) VMware
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) HP
4 3 (6.67%) 3PAR
4 3 (6.67%) Brocade
4 3 (6.67%) ProCurve
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) ComArch
5 2 (4.44%) Sage
5 2 (4.44%) Ariba
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.22%) Chordiant
6 1 (2.22%) BMC
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) BT