Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 8 15
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 350 425 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.51% 9.96% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.25% 10.80% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 217 185
Berkshire median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £325 £341 £300
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £33.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.54% - -
South East median hourly rate £54.00 £45.00 £60.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -25.62% +168.89%

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 3783 3935 4589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.93% 92.20% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2004 2122 2485
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 183 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £43.28 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -8 103 £475 +2.70% 13
Bracknell +9 46 £450 - 3
Maidenhead +2 30 £550 +10.00% 2
Newbury +2 24 £400 -5.33% 3
Slough -4 20 £475 +5.56% 3
Windsor +4 3 - -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 60 (17.14%) Migration
2 50 (14.29%) SAP
3 45 (12.86%) Microsoft
4 40 (11.43%) Windows
5 38 (10.86%) Active Directory
6 36 (10.29%) Finance
6 36 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (8.57%) Oracle
7 30 (8.57%) Office 365
8 29 (8.29%) SQL
9 27 (7.71%) Telecoms
9 27 (7.71%) Information Security
10 26 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (7.14%) Data Migration
11 25 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 21 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (5.71%) Data Protection
14 19 (5.43%) PowerShell
14 19 (5.43%) ERP
15 18 (5.14%) CISSP
16 17 (4.86%) Project Management
16 17 (4.86%) Hyperion
16 17 (4.86%) SQL Server
16 17 (4.86%) Hyperion Planning
17 16 (4.57%) Data Management
17 16 (4.57%) ITIL
17 16 (4.57%) CISM
17 16 (4.57%) Legal
17 16 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
18 15 (4.29%) GDPR

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 11 (3.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.29%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.43%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.57%) Apache
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.57%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.57%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.29%) Mule
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (3.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) InVision
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (4.86%) Hyperion Planning
2 10 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.71%) SAP ERP
4 5 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (1.43%) Maximo
4 5 (1.43%) SAP FI
4 5 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.86%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.86%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.86%) SAP MDG
5 3 (0.86%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.57%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.57%) SAP EWM
6 2 (0.57%) SAP GTS
6 2 (0.57%) SAP PM
6 2 (0.57%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (8.57%) Office 365
3 16 (4.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (2.57%) IaaS
4 9 (2.57%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.14%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (1.14%) PaaS
6 4 (1.14%) SaaS
7 3 (0.86%) CloudSense
7 3 (0.86%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.86%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.29%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.71%) Skype
2 10 (2.86%) Firewall
3 8 (2.29%) VPN
4 5 (1.43%) Internet
4 5 (1.43%) Network Security
4 5 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.43%) WAN
5 4 (1.14%) DNS
5 4 (1.14%) Intranet
5 4 (1.14%) SCCP
5 4 (1.14%) SMS
6 3 (0.86%) DHCP
6 3 (0.86%) Junos
6 3 (0.86%) LAN
6 3 (0.86%) MPLS
6 3 (0.86%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.57%) 4G
7 2 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.57%) OpenFlow
7 2 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (2.00%) Oracle Smart View
3 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.14%) Big Data
4 4 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.14%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (0.86%) MySQL
5 3 (0.86%) Power BI
5 3 (0.86%) SAP HANA
5 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.57%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.57%) GIS
6 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.43%) Axure RP
3 5 (1.43%) Selenium
4 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.14%) LSMW
5 3 (0.86%) JIRA
5 3 (0.86%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.57%) Ant
6 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.57%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.57%) JUnit
6 2 (0.57%) Moq
6 2 (0.57%) NUnit
6 2 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.57%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 36 (10.29%) Finance
2 27 (7.71%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.57%) Legal
4 11 (3.14%) Marketing
5 8 (2.29%) Billing
5 8 (2.29%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (2.29%) Retail
6 4 (1.14%) Law
7 3 (0.86%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Banking
8 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.00%) .NET
2 7 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (1.71%) RESTful
4 5 (1.43%) XML
5 4 (1.14%) BAPI
5 4 (1.14%) HTML
5 4 (1.14%) Middleware
5 4 (1.14%) SOAP
5 4 (1.14%) Spring
5 4 (1.14%) Web Services
6 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.86%) EDI
6 3 (0.86%) JSON
6 3 (0.86%) Regular Expression
6 3 (0.86%) REST
7 2 (0.57%) CSS
7 2 (0.57%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.57%) J2EE
7 2 (0.57%) SailPoint
7 2 (0.57%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.14%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.29%) CESG
3 8 (2.29%) Virtual Team
4 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.00%) User Experience
5 6 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.71%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (1.43%) PKI
7 4 (1.14%) CMDB
7 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.86%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.57%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.29%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.43%) Windows
2 14 (4.00%) Unix
3 13 (3.71%) Linux
4 9 (2.57%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.29%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.43%) Android
8 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.57%) SUSE
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (17.14%) Migration
2 27 (7.71%) Information Security
3 26 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 25 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (5.71%) Data Protection
6 19 (5.43%) ERP
7 17 (4.86%) Project Management
8 16 (4.57%) Data Management
8 16 (4.57%) ITIL
9 15 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (4.29%) Risk Management
10 14 (4.00%) CRM
10 14 (4.00%) Presales
11 13 (3.71%) Validation
12 12 (3.43%) Service Management
13 10 (2.86%) DevOps
13 10 (2.86%) SIEM
13 10 (2.86%) Workflow
14 9 (2.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.29%) SQL
2 19 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.29%) C#
4 11 (3.14%) Java
5 10 (2.86%) C
6 7 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.00%) Python
6 7 (2.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.43%) C++
8 4 (1.14%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.86%) ABAP
9 3 (0.86%) COBOL
9 3 (0.86%) Groovy
9 3 (0.86%) PHP
9 3 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.86%) VBScript
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) VB
10 2 (0.57%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (5.14%) CISSP
2 16 (4.57%) CISM
3 12 (3.43%) Degree
3 12 (3.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.57%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.00%) MCSE
5 7 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.43%) CISA
8 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.57%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.57%) CCIE
9 2 (0.57%) CCNP
9 2 (0.57%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) MCDST
9 2 (0.57%) MCP
9 2 (0.57%) MCSA
9 2 (0.57%) MCSD
9 2 (0.57%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.29%) GDPR
2 12 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.14%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.71%) COBIT
5 5 (1.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.43%) SLA
6 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.86%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.86%) QA
8 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.29%) GxP
9 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (10.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.29%) Docker
4 6 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.14%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.86%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.29%) vCloud
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.86%) SCCM
2 9 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (2.29%) Puppet
4 7 (2.00%) Ansible
5 6 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
7 3 (0.86%) Icinga
7 3 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.86%) WSUS
8 2 (0.57%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.57%) Control-M
8 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.57%) Netcool
8 2 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (0.57%) SCOM
8 2 (0.57%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 50 (14.29%) SAP
2 45 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 30 (8.57%) Oracle
4 17 (4.86%) Hyperion
5 15 (4.29%) VMware
6 14 (4.00%) Cisco
7 11 (3.14%) ServiceNow
8 10 (2.86%) Tableau
9 9 (2.57%) Citrix
10 8 (2.29%) CyberArk
10 8 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.43%) IBM
11 5 (1.43%) Informatica
11 5 (1.43%) Lotus
11 5 (1.43%) Symantec
12 4 (1.14%) CommVault
12 4 (1.14%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.14%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.14%) Splunk
13 3 (0.86%) Marketo