Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 293 325 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.63% 8.10% 10.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.18% 8.80% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 166 263
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £322 £311
90th Percentile £575 £600 £574
South East median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £48.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.21% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £14.75 £42.80 £21.13
90th Percentile £56.05 £64.40 £55.75
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £46.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -53.76% +3.33% -26.21%

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 3,584 3,695 4,256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.38% 92.14% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,855 1,915 2,286
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £585 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 141 186
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.10 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.40 £40.00 £38.13
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%

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 22 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor 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 22 September 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 +2 113 £450 -5.26% 39
Newbury +4 35 £438 +15.13% 14
Bracknell -3 32 £500 -9.01% 10
Maidenhead -10 17 £433 -6.99% 6
Slough -9 14 £475 +11.76% 4
Wokingham - 8 £289 - 1
Windsor +4 1 £550 - 4
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (20.14%) SAP
2 50 (17.06%) Oracle
3 47 (16.04%) Microsoft
4 46 (15.70%) Finance
5 37 (12.63%) Migration
6 35 (11.95%) SQL
7 30 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (9.56%) Security Cleared
8 28 (9.56%) Windows
9 27 (9.22%) Telecoms
10 26 (8.87%) Office 365
10 26 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
11 25 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (8.19%) Active Directory
12 24 (8.19%) SC Cleared
13 21 (7.17%) Linux
14 20 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (6.48%) Analytics
16 18 (6.14%) ERP
16 18 (6.14%) PowerShell
16 18 (6.14%) SAP S/4HANA
17 17 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (5.80%) Cisco
18 16 (5.46%) Information Security
18 16 (5.46%) DevOps
19 14 (4.78%) Project Management
19 14 (4.78%) HP
19 14 (4.78%) Python
19 14 (4.78%) Retail

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 13 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.05%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.37%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.02%) Apache
5 3 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.02%) IBM Domino
5 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) CMS
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) InVision
3 2 (0.68%) UXPin
4 1 (0.34%) HipChat
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (6.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.39%) SAP ERP
4 6 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.71%) SAP CO
5 5 (1.71%) SAP FI
5 5 (1.71%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (1.37%) SAP PP
6 4 (1.37%) SAP QM
6 4 (1.37%) Sonata
7 3 (1.02%) HFM
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (1.02%) SAP EWM
7 3 (1.02%) SAP SD
7 3 (1.02%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.68%) SAP GRC
8 2 (0.68%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (8.87%) Office 365
3 11 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.41%) SuccessFactors
5 9 (3.07%) IaaS
5 9 (3.07%) PaaS
6 6 (2.05%) SaaS
7 5 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.37%) GitHub
8 4 (1.37%) Taleo
9 2 (0.68%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.34%) G Suite
10 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Serverless
10 1 (0.34%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.41%) Network Security
2 9 (3.07%) WAN
3 8 (2.73%) Firewall
4 6 (2.05%) LAN
4 6 (2.05%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (2.05%) SNMP
4 6 (2.05%) VPN
5 5 (1.71%) DOCSIS
5 5 (1.71%) Unified Communications
5 5 (1.71%) VoIP
6 4 (1.37%) 5G
6 4 (1.37%) Broadband
6 4 (1.37%) WLAN
7 3 (1.02%) 4G
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.02%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (1.02%) DNS
7 3 (1.02%) HTTP
7 3 (1.02%) Skype
7 3 (1.02%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.39%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (2.39%) Power BI
3 7 (2.39%) SAP HANA
4 6 (2.05%) Oracle Smart View
5 5 (1.71%) Big Data
5 5 (1.71%) MySQL
6 4 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.37%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.02%) Endeca
7 3 (1.02%) Essbase
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.02%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 9 (3.07%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.71%) JIRA
4 3 (1.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.02%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.02%) LSMW
4 3 (1.02%) Maven
5 2 (0.68%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.34%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.34%) FishEye
6 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.34%) PVCS
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
6 1 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.34%) Subversion
6 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (15.70%) Finance
2 27 (9.22%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.78%) Retail
4 10 (3.41%) Marketing
5 7 (2.39%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.71%) Legal
6 5 (1.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.37%) Billing
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.10%) Web Services
2 7 (2.39%) EDI
3 6 (2.05%) HTML
3 6 (2.05%) REST
4 5 (1.71%) LDAP
4 5 (1.71%) XML
5 4 (1.37%) .NET
5 4 (1.37%) CSS
5 4 (1.37%) JSON
6 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (1.02%) BAPI
6 3 (1.02%) CSS3
6 3 (1.02%) cXML
6 3 (1.02%) HTML5
6 3 (1.02%) jQuery
6 3 (1.02%) Node.js
6 3 (1.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 3 (1.02%) SOAP
7 2 (0.68%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.73%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.39%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.05%) User Experience
5 5 (1.71%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.71%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.71%) SCADA
5 5 (1.71%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.37%) Clustering
6 4 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.02%) Life Science
7 3 (1.02%) Oracle Exalytics
7 3 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (0.68%) BYOD
8 2 (0.68%) CMDB
8 2 (0.68%) NHS
8 2 (0.68%) PKI
8 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.56%) Windows
2 21 (7.17%) Linux
3 12 (4.10%) Unix
4 10 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 7 (2.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.68%) Android
7 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.34%) AIX
8 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.34%) CentOS
8 1 (0.34%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.34%) VME
8 1 (0.34%) VMS
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (12.63%) Migration
2 26 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
4 19 (6.48%) Analytics
5 18 (6.14%) ERP
6 17 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (5.46%) DevOps
7 16 (5.46%) Information Security
8 14 (4.78%) Project Management
9 13 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (4.44%) Risk Management
10 12 (4.10%) Deployment Automation
11 11 (3.75%) Test Scripting
12 10 (3.41%) Logistics
12 10 (3.41%) Presales
12 10 (3.41%) PRINCE2
13 9 (3.07%) ITIL
14 8 (2.73%) Penetration Testing
14 8 (2.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (11.95%) SQL
2 18 (6.14%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.78%) Python
4 12 (4.10%) Java
5 7 (2.39%) C#
5 7 (2.39%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.71%) Groovy
6 5 (1.71%) Perl
7 4 (1.37%) C
7 4 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.02%) LotusScript
8 3 (1.02%) PHP
8 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.68%) R
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) DCL
10 1 (0.34%) Delphi
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (9.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.44%) Degree
4 11 (3.75%) CISSP
5 10 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.07%) CISM
7 7 (2.39%) CCNP
8 5 (1.71%) CCIE
8 5 (1.71%) SAP Certification
9 4 (1.37%) CCNA
9 4 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.02%) CEH
10 3 (1.02%) CISA
10 3 (1.02%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.02%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.02%) PMP
11 2 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 2 (0.68%) CCSP
11 2 (0.68%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.07%) GDPR
3 5 (1.71%) SLA
4 4 (1.37%) QA
5 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.71%) Docker
2 5 (1.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.37%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.68%) KVM
4 2 (0.68%) vCloud
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (4.44%) Ansible
2 11 (3.75%) HP ALM
3 10 (3.41%) Puppet
3 10 (3.41%) SCCM
4 9 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco UCCE
6 5 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.37%) Netcool
8 3 (1.02%) Nessus
8 3 (1.02%) Terraform
9 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.68%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.68%) Icinga
9 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.68%) MOM
9 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 59 (20.14%) SAP
2 50 (17.06%) Oracle
3 47 (16.04%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.80%) Cisco
5 14 (4.78%) HP
6 10 (3.41%) Ariba
6 10 (3.41%) Splunk
7 9 (3.07%) VMware
8 6 (2.05%) Hyperion
8 6 (2.05%) IBM
9 5 (1.71%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.37%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.37%) AppDynamics
10 4 (1.37%) FNZ
10 4 (1.37%) Informatica
10 4 (1.37%) Juniper
10 4 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.37%) Talend
11 3 (1.02%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.02%) ServiceNow