Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 14 8
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 300 350 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.24% 8.51% 9.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.83% 9.23% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 167 217
Berkshire median daily rate £445 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.72% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £341
90th Percentile £574 £625 £588
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £33.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +42.54% -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £54.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -35.19% +20.00% -25.62%

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 3,833 3,791 3,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,887 2,005 2,123
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £212 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £588 £565
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 136 183
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.30 £39.88 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +13.89% -8.21% +7.14%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Berkshire

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 21 November 2018. 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 0 111 £425 -10.53% 46
Newbury +9 46 £438 +9.38% 3
Bracknell -5 43 £450 - 4
Slough -13 17 £488 +2.63% 1
Maidenhead -8 16 £438 -20.45% 5
Wokingham - 6 £445 - 4
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 59 (19.67%) SAP
2 45 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (13.33%) Oracle
4 39 (13.00%) Migration
5 37 (12.33%) Security Cleared
6 35 (11.67%) Finance
7 34 (11.33%) Windows
8 33 (11.00%) Telecoms
9 31 (10.33%) SQL
9 31 (10.33%) Active Directory
10 30 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 26 (8.67%) SC Cleared
12 24 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
13 23 (7.67%) Cisco
13 23 (7.67%) Office 365
13 23 (7.67%) SAP S/4HANA
14 20 (6.67%) ERP
15 19 (6.33%) Linux
16 18 (6.00%) PowerShell
16 18 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
17 17 (5.67%) Java
17 17 (5.67%) SharePoint
17 17 (5.67%) HP
18 16 (5.33%) Analytics
19 15 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
20 14 (4.67%) Test Scripting
20 14 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
20 14 (4.67%) Python
20 14 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
20 14 (4.67%) Project Management

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 17 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.67%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.00%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.00%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.67%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.33%) Confluence
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Smallworld
Applications
1 8 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.67%) InVision
4 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) UXPin
5 1 (0.33%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.33%) HipChat
5 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 23 (7.67%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.00%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.67%) SAP SD
4 4 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.33%) SAP GRC
4 4 (1.33%) SAP PP
5 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.00%) HFM
5 3 (1.00%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (1.00%) SAP CO
5 3 (1.00%) SAP FI
5 3 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (1.00%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.67%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.33%) SAP PLM
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.67%) Office 365
3 14 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (3.67%) IaaS
5 10 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
6 9 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.67%) PaaS
8 5 (1.67%) SaaS
9 4 (1.33%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.33%) Taleo
10 3 (1.00%) GitHub
11 2 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.33%) Apigee
12 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.33%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.33%) G Suite
12 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.33%) Serverless
12 1 (0.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.67%) DNS
2 10 (3.33%) WAN
3 9 (3.00%) 3GPP
3 9 (3.00%) Firewall
3 9 (3.00%) Network Security
4 8 (2.67%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (2.67%) VoIP
5 7 (2.33%) LAN
5 7 (2.33%) MPLS
5 7 (2.33%) VPN
5 7 (2.33%) Wireless
6 6 (2.00%) 4G
7 5 (1.67%) 3G
7 5 (1.67%) Internet
7 5 (1.67%) SDH
8 4 (1.33%) 5G
8 4 (1.33%) Junos
8 4 (1.33%) SMS
8 4 (1.33%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.00%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.67%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.33%) Power BI
4 6 (2.00%) Big Data
4 6 (2.00%) SAP HANA
5 4 (1.33%) MySQL
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.33%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (1.00%) Endeca
6 3 (1.00%) Essbase
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (1.00%) Oracle Smart View
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.00%) JIRA
3 5 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (1.00%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.00%) LSMW
5 3 (1.00%) Maven
5 3 (1.00%) NWDI
6 1 (0.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.33%) FishEye
6 1 (0.33%) JMeter
6 1 (0.33%) JUnit
6 1 (0.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.33%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.33%) Mocha
6 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 35 (11.67%) Finance
2 33 (11.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.00%) Retail
4 8 (2.67%) Marketing
5 7 (2.33%) Billing
6 4 (1.33%) Legal
7 3 (1.00%) Advertising
7 3 (1.00%) Automotive
7 3 (1.00%) German Language
7 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.67%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Back Office
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.33%) Web Services
2 7 (2.33%) IDoc
3 6 (2.00%) EDI
4 4 (1.33%) SAP PI
4 4 (1.33%) SAP XI
5 3 (1.00%) .NET
5 3 (1.00%) BAPI
5 3 (1.00%) cXML
5 3 (1.00%) J2EE
5 3 (1.00%) JSON
5 3 (1.00%) Node.js
5 3 (1.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (1.00%) SAP Fiori
5 3 (1.00%) XSLT
6 2 (0.67%) Framer.js
6 2 (0.67%) HTML
6 2 (0.67%) Kafka
6 2 (0.67%) LDAP
6 2 (0.67%) TensorFlow
6 2 (0.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.00%) User Experience
3 9 (3.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.67%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.00%) NHS
8 3 (1.00%) Oracle Exalytics
8 3 (1.00%) Replication
9 2 (0.67%) BYOD
9 2 (0.67%) Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) CMDB
9 2 (0.67%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.67%) PKI
9 2 (0.67%) SCADA
9 2 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (11.33%) Windows
2 19 (6.33%) Linux
3 11 (3.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.33%) Unix
5 6 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.00%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.33%) CentOS
9 1 (0.33%) VME
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (13.00%) Migration
2 24 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 20 (6.67%) ERP
4 18 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 16 (5.33%) Analytics
6 15 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (4.67%) Project Management
7 14 (4.67%) Test Scripting
8 13 (4.33%) DevOps
8 13 (4.33%) Information Security
9 12 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.67%) CRM
10 11 (3.67%) Data Migration
10 11 (3.67%) Risk Management
11 10 (3.33%) ITIL
11 10 (3.33%) SAP Implementation
12 9 (3.00%) Presales
12 9 (3.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 31 (10.33%) SQL
2 18 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.67%) Java
4 14 (4.67%) Python
5 8 (2.67%) ABAP
6 6 (2.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.67%) C
7 5 (1.67%) Groovy
7 5 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.33%) C#
8 4 (1.33%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.33%) VB
9 3 (1.00%) LotusScript
9 3 (1.00%) Perl
9 3 (1.00%) PHP
9 3 (1.00%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.67%) R
11 1 (0.33%) Delphi
11 1 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.67%) Degree
4 8 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.00%) CCNP
5 6 (2.00%) CISM
5 6 (2.00%) CISSP
6 5 (1.67%) CCIE
6 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.67%) SAP Certification
7 3 (1.00%) CCNA
7 3 (1.00%) MCSE
7 3 (1.00%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.00%) PMP
8 2 (0.67%) CEH
8 2 (0.67%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 2 (0.67%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.67%) MCITP
8 2 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.33%) GDPR
3 6 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.00%) SLA
4 5 (1.67%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.00%) QA
6 2 (0.67%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.67%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.67%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.67%) PMO
7 1 (0.33%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 31 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.00%) Docker
4 4 (1.33%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.00%) KVM
6 2 (0.67%) vCloud
6 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (4.00%) HP ALM
2 8 (2.67%) Ansible
3 7 (2.33%) SCCM
4 6 (2.00%) Puppet
5 5 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.33%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.33%) Nessus
6 4 (1.33%) Netcool
7 3 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.00%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.67%) Cobbler
8 2 (0.67%) Icinga
8 2 (0.67%) MOM
8 2 (0.67%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (19.67%) SAP
2 45 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 40 (13.33%) Oracle
4 23 (7.67%) Cisco
5 17 (5.67%) HP
6 13 (4.33%) VMware
7 11 (3.67%) Ariba
8 10 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.00%) Splunk
10 6 (2.00%) Hyperion
10 6 (2.00%) Tableau
11 5 (1.67%) BMC
11 5 (1.67%) IBM
11 5 (1.67%) IronPort
11 5 (1.67%) Juniper
12 4 (1.33%) 3PAR
12 4 (1.33%) Informatica
12 4 (1.33%) Remedy
12 4 (1.33%) Symantec
12 4 (1.33%) webMethods