Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 11 7
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 302 323 522
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 7.61% 8.60% 10.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.18% 9.27% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 164 258
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £499 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.77% +10.83% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £318 £314
90th Percentile £625 £600 £563
South East median daily rate £458 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +146.09% +29.79%
10th Percentile £14.75 £44.50 £20.34
90th Percentile £58.88 £65.50 £53.45
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £60.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year -64.17% +23.08% +78.18%

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 3,690 3,484 4,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 92.76% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,926 1,675 2,401
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 172 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.56 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.70% +5.26% -25.97%
10th Percentile £8.28 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.55 £39.90 £46.25
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -5 110 £420 -16.00% 53
Newbury -2 30 £468 +48.41% 2
Bracknell -15 22 £513 -1.20% 7
Maidenhead -7 17 £475 +18.75%
Slough -16 10 £500 +5.26% 2
Wokingham -2 9 £287 -32.45% 1
Windsor -4 1 £550 +35.38%
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 (19.54%) SAP
2 53 (17.55%) Microsoft
3 49 (16.23%) Oracle
4 45 (14.90%) Finance
5 42 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 40 (13.25%) Windows
7 38 (12.58%) Migration
8 33 (10.93%) SQL
8 33 (10.93%) Office 365
9 29 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
10 28 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
11 27 (8.94%) Security Cleared
12 26 (8.61%) Linux
12 26 (8.61%) Telecoms
12 26 (8.61%) Analytics
13 23 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (7.62%) Active Directory
13 23 (7.62%) Degree
14 22 (7.28%) SC Cleared
15 20 (6.62%) Marketing
16 18 (5.96%) Project Management
17 17 (5.63%) Cisco
17 17 (5.63%) Python
17 17 (5.63%) PowerShell
17 17 (5.63%) SuccessFactors
18 16 (5.30%) WAN
19 15 (4.97%) Information Security
19 15 (4.97%) ERP
19 15 (4.97%) SQL Server

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 12 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.98%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.99%) Apache
3 6 (1.99%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.66%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.32%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.32%) SAS
6 3 (0.99%) Documentum
6 3 (0.99%) GroupWise
6 3 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.66%) CMS
7 2 (0.66%) Confluence
7 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) IIS
8 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.99%) SPSS
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.33%) HipChat
6 1 (0.33%) InVision
6 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.33%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 9 (2.98%) SAP S/4HANA
2 8 (2.65%) SAP CO
2 8 (2.65%) SAP FI
3 7 (2.32%) SAP ERP
3 7 (2.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (1.99%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.99%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (1.66%) Sonata
6 4 (1.32%) HFM
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.99%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.99%) SAP EWM
7 3 (0.99%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.99%) SAP QM
7 3 (0.99%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.66%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.66%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (13.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (10.93%) Office 365
3 17 (5.63%) SuccessFactors
4 10 (3.31%) PaaS
5 8 (2.65%) IaaS
6 4 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.32%) Taleo
7 3 (0.99%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.99%) SaaS
8 2 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) GitHub
9 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.30%) WAN
2 13 (4.30%) VPN
3 10 (3.31%) Firewall
4 9 (2.98%) DNS
4 9 (2.98%) DOCSIS
4 9 (2.98%) Network Security
5 8 (2.65%) SNMP
6 7 (2.32%) Skype
7 6 (1.99%) HTTP
7 6 (1.99%) MPLS
7 6 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.66%) Broadband
8 5 (1.66%) LAN
8 5 (1.66%) Unified Communications
8 5 (1.66%) VoIP
9 3 (0.99%) RFID
9 3 (0.99%) SCCP
9 3 (0.99%) VoLTE
10 2 (0.66%) PSTN
10 2 (0.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.30%) Power BI
3 11 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.98%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (2.98%) Big Data
5 8 (2.65%) SAP HANA
6 6 (1.99%) Azure SQL Database
6 6 (1.99%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.99%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.66%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.66%) MySQL
7 5 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.32%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.32%) Pentaho
8 4 (1.32%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.32%) JIRA
3 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.32%) Subversion
5 3 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.99%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.99%) LSMW
5 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.66%) Selenium
6 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) Ant
7 1 (0.33%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.33%) JUnit
7 1 (0.33%) Moq
7 1 (0.33%) NUnit
7 1 (0.33%) PVCS
7 1 (0.33%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (14.90%) Finance
2 26 (8.61%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.62%) Marketing
4 13 (4.30%) Retail
5 6 (1.99%) Billing
5 6 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.66%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) German Language
8 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.97%) Web Services
2 9 (2.98%) HTML
3 8 (2.65%) REST
4 7 (2.32%) EDI
4 7 (2.32%) SOAP
5 6 (1.99%) CSS
6 5 (1.66%) .NET
7 4 (1.32%) LDAP
7 4 (1.32%) XML
8 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.99%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.99%) BAPI
8 3 (0.99%) CSS3
8 3 (0.99%) HTML5
8 3 (0.99%) jQuery
8 3 (0.99%) JSON
8 3 (0.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.99%) RESTful
9 2 (0.66%) Node.js
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 8 (2.65%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.65%) User Experience
4 7 (2.32%) Clustering
4 7 (2.32%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.32%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.32%) Replication
5 5 (1.66%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.66%) SCADA
5 5 (1.66%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.99%) Life Science
7 3 (0.99%) Oracle Exalytics
8 2 (0.66%) BYOD
8 2 (0.66%) CMDB
8 2 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.66%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (13.25%) Windows
2 26 (8.61%) Linux
3 14 (4.64%) Unix
4 11 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.31%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.66%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.32%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.66%) SUSE
9 2 (0.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.66%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.66%) VMS
10 1 (0.33%) AIX
10 1 (0.33%) Android
10 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.33%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.33%) OS/2
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (12.58%) Migration
2 28 (9.27%) Business Intelligence
2 28 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
3 26 (8.61%) Analytics
4 23 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (5.96%) Project Management
6 15 (4.97%) DevOps
6 15 (4.97%) ERP
6 15 (4.97%) Information Security
7 13 (4.30%) Deployment Automation
7 13 (4.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (3.97%) ETL
8 12 (3.97%) Presales
8 12 (3.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (3.64%) Workflow
10 10 (3.31%) Risk Management
10 10 (3.31%) Service Management
11 9 (2.98%) ITIL
11 9 (2.98%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.93%) SQL
2 17 (5.63%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.63%) Python
3 12 (3.97%) C#
4 9 (2.98%) Java
5 8 (2.65%) Perl
6 7 (2.32%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.66%) R
8 4 (1.32%) C
8 4 (1.32%) F#
9 2 (0.66%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.33%) C++
10 1 (0.33%) DCL
10 1 (0.33%) Groovy
10 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.33%) Scala
10 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.62%) Degree
3 22 (7.28%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.64%) CISSP
5 9 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.98%) CISM
6 7 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.32%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.99%) CCNP
7 6 (1.99%) SAP Certification
8 5 (1.66%) CCIE
9 4 (1.32%) CCNA
9 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.99%) CEH
10 3 (0.99%) CISA
10 3 (0.99%) MCITP
10 3 (0.99%) MCTS
10 3 (0.99%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.66%) ACCA
11 2 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.31%) GDPR
2 9 (2.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.32%) SLA
4 3 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.99%) QA
5 2 (0.66%) PMO
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 31000
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (7.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.98%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.66%) Docker
3 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.32%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.32%) vSphere
4 4 (1.32%) XenApp
5 2 (0.66%) KVM
5 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
6 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.64%) Ansible
2 11 (3.64%) Puppet
3 10 (3.31%) SCCM
4 9 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.99%) HP ALM
7 4 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.32%) Cisco UCCE
7 4 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.99%) Terraform
9 2 (0.66%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.66%) Icinga
9 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.66%) MOM
9 2 (0.66%) Netcool
9 2 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.33%) OpenView
10 1 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 59 (19.54%) SAP
2 53 (17.55%) Microsoft
3 49 (16.23%) Oracle
4 17 (5.63%) Cisco
5 11 (3.64%) Talend
6 10 (3.31%) HP
7 8 (2.65%) Informatica
8 7 (2.32%) VMware
9 6 (1.99%) Citrix
9 6 (1.99%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.66%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.66%) FNZ
10 5 (1.66%) Juniper
10 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.66%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.32%) Adobe
11 4 (1.32%) Ariba
11 4 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.32%) Cognos
11 4 (1.32%) Hyperion