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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 21 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 12 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.43% 5.56% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.72% 5.88% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Average daily rate
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£481 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £220 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £469 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.15
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.76%
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
254 238 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 93.73% 94.44% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 110 92
Average daily rate £350 £359 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £36.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -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 27 August 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 27 August 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 (23.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) Finance
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) C
4 4 (13.33%) Smart Meter
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) Information Security
4 4 (13.33%) PKI
4 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (13.33%) Database Security
5 3 (10.00%) RPG IV
5 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Matrix Management
5 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) AS400
5 3 (10.00%) SAP
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) RPG
5 3 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (10.00%) IBM
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Misys Midas
2 1 (3.33%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP MM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
1 4 (13.33%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) 3G
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) 2G
4 1 (3.33%) GPRS
4 1 (3.33%) UMTS
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
4 1 (3.33%) DMZ
4 1 (3.33%) HSPA
4 1 (3.33%) LTE
4 1 (3.33%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) DB2
1 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.33%) DataStage
2 1 (3.33%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (3.33%) OLAP
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) ERwin
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Ant
2 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) PKI
1 4 (13.33%) Smart Meter
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) AS400
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.67%) SWIFT
3 2 (6.67%) iSeries
4 1 (3.33%) DTV
4 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
1 4 (13.33%) Information Security
1 4 (13.33%) Database Security
2 3 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (10.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (10.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.00%) Workflow
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
3 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 2 (6.67%) DSDM
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.67%) Web Application Development
3 2 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C
2 3 (10.00%) RPG IV
2 3 (10.00%) RPG
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) RPG/400
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) IBM
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) SAP
1 3 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco
2 2 (6.67%) HP
2 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) Actix
3 1 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (3.33%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) Dell KACE
3 1 (3.33%) Dell
3 1 (3.33%) Hitachi
3 1 (3.33%) Lotus
3 1 (3.33%) Mapinfo
3 1 (3.33%) Metastorm