Period
to 6 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 19 19
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 110 321 318
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.32% 7.51% 7.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 7.96% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 133 150
Median daily rate £600 £480 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.92% -3.68%
10th Percentile £404 £326 £348
90th Percentile £750 £658 £625
South East median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.70% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £70.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +115.38% -50.00%
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +144.19% -64.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 1,628 4,032 3,757
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 94.34% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 873 2,009 1,962
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £231 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £443 £425
% change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 130 101
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.44% +20.73%
10th Percentile £16.15 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £51.15 £73.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -4.44% +20.32% +6.86%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire over the 6 months to 6 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 6 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -20 29 £550 +10.00% 6
Newbury -2 22 £520 +15.56%
Slough +16 18 £660 +28.78%
Bracknell +5 13 £695 +54.44% 1
Maidenhead -3 2 £363 +11.54% 3
Consultant
South East

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 37 (33.64%) SAP
2 19 (17.27%) Telecoms
3 18 (16.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 16 (14.55%) SQL
5 14 (12.73%) Java
6 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.91%) Finance
6 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (10.00%) Oracle
7 11 (10.00%) Analytics
8 10 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (9.09%) Migration
8 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (8.18%) GAP Analysis
9 9 (8.18%) AppDynamics
10 8 (7.27%) OpenStack
10 8 (7.27%) Red Hat
10 8 (7.27%) PHP
10 8 (7.27%) .NET
11 7 (6.36%) Data Mapping
11 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
11 7 (6.36%) Python
12 6 (5.45%) IFRS
12 6 (5.45%) Workday
12 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (5.45%) DevOps
12 6 (5.45%) Requirements Gathering
12 6 (5.45%) ETL
12 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
12 6 (5.45%) Azure

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.91%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.82%) Sketch
3 1 (0.91%) Figma
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.91%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (16.36%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (3.64%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (2.73%) SAP EWM
3 3 (2.73%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.73%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.73%) SAP Travel Management
4 2 (1.82%) SAP GTS
4 2 (1.82%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.91%) HFM
5 1 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.91%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.91%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.91%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.91%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.91%) SAP WM
5 1 (0.91%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.45%) Azure
1 6 (5.45%) SaaS
2 5 (4.55%) OpenShift
3 4 (3.64%) Office 365
4 3 (2.73%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.82%) AWS
5 2 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.91%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.91%) IaaS
6 1 (0.91%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.91%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.91%) PaaS
6 1 (0.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) Firewall
2 3 (2.73%) Skype
2 3 (2.73%) WAN
2 3 (2.73%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.82%) Junos
3 2 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.91%) 4G
4 1 (0.91%) 5G
4 1 (0.91%) LTE
4 1 (0.91%) MPLS
4 1 (0.91%) MVNO
4 1 (0.91%) Network Security
4 1 (0.91%) Node B
4 1 (0.91%) SGSN
4 1 (0.91%) SNMP
4 1 (0.91%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.91%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.45%) SAP HANA
2 5 (4.55%) Big Data
3 4 (3.64%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.73%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.73%) Power BI
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.91%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.91%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.91%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Smart View
6 1 (0.91%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.82%) LoadRunner
2 2 (1.82%) NeoLoad
2 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (17.27%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.91%) Finance
3 2 (1.82%) German Language
4 1 (0.91%) Automotive
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Billing
4 1 (0.91%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.91%) Legal
4 1 (0.91%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.91%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) .NET
2 6 (5.45%) Node.js
3 3 (2.73%) SAP TM
4 2 (1.82%) LDAP
4 2 (1.82%) OpenID
4 2 (1.82%) SAML
4 2 (1.82%) Web Services
5 1 (0.91%) Apache NiFi
5 1 (0.91%) CGI
5 1 (0.91%) LAMP
5 1 (0.91%) OpenLayers
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.91%) REST
5 1 (0.91%) RESTful
5 1 (0.91%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.91%) SAP Fiori
5 1 (0.91%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.91%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.91%) V-Ray
5 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.64%) CMDB
2 4 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (3.64%) User Experience
3 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Animation
5 1 (0.91%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.91%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.91%) Robotics
5 1 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.64%) Windows
2 3 (2.73%) Unix
3 2 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.91%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (10.00%) Analytics
3 10 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (9.09%) Migration
3 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (8.18%) GAP Analysis
5 7 (6.36%) Data Mapping
6 6 (5.45%) DevOps
6 6 (5.45%) ETL
6 6 (5.45%) Logistics
6 6 (5.45%) Requirements Gathering
6 6 (5.45%) System Testing
7 5 (4.55%) CRM
7 5 (4.55%) Data Analysis
7 5 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 5 (4.55%) Legacy Data Mapping
7 5 (4.55%) Project Delivery
7 5 (4.55%) Project Management
8 4 (3.64%) BPR
8 4 (3.64%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.55%) SQL
2 14 (12.73%) Java
3 8 (7.27%) PHP
4 7 (6.36%) Python
5 5 (4.55%) ABAP
6 3 (2.73%) R
6 3 (2.73%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.82%) C#
7 2 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.82%) Perl
8 1 (0.91%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.82%) CISM
3 2 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (0.91%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (0.91%) CCNA
4 1 (0.91%) CEH
4 1 (0.91%) CISA
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.91%) CRISC
4 1 (0.91%) Degree
4 1 (0.91%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.45%) IFRS
2 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) COBIT
3 1 (0.91%) COSO
3 1 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.91%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.91%) NIST
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.73%) Docker
2 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.91%) KVM
3 1 (0.91%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (2.73%) CloudForms
2 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (1.82%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (1.82%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.91%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.91%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.91%) Icinga
4 1 (0.91%) Netcool
4 1 (0.91%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.91%) Puppet
4 1 (0.91%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 37 (33.64%) SAP
2 12 (10.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.00%) Oracle
4 9 (8.18%) AppDynamics
5 8 (7.27%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.45%) Workday
7 5 (4.55%) BMC
8 4 (3.64%) IBM
8 4 (3.64%) Juniper
8 4 (3.64%) VMware
9 3 (2.73%) AppNeta
9 3 (2.73%) Dynatrace
9 3 (2.73%) Infovista
9 3 (2.73%) Riverbed
9 3 (2.73%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.82%) Adobe
10 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
10 2 (1.82%) Informatica
10 2 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.82%) Splunk