Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £476 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 355 368 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.66% 9.12% 7.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.45% 9.84% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 209 191
Berkshire median daily rate £476 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.83% - -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £33.68 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.54% - -
South East median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £51.74
% change year-on-year +6.67% -13.03% +129.96%

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 3,758 3,741 4,487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.73% 92.67% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,005 2,004 2,410
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 170 240
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £10.70 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.33 £50.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 January 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 17 January 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 -11 93 £475 +5.56% 22
Bracknell +6 40 £463 +8.82% 8
Maidenhead +5 37 £550 +10.00% 5
Newbury -4 31 £410 -2.96% 4
Slough +10 28 £425 -5.56% 5
Windsor -5 1 £463 -2.12% 2
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 53 (14.93%) Migration
2 44 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 41 (11.55%) SAP
3 41 (11.55%) Finance
4 39 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (10.42%) Telecoms
5 37 (10.42%) Windows
6 36 (10.14%) Information Security
7 33 (9.30%) Oracle
7 33 (9.30%) Active Directory
7 33 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
9 26 (7.32%) CISSP
10 25 (7.04%) SQL
11 24 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 23 (6.48%) Office 365
13 22 (6.20%) Data Protection
13 22 (6.20%) PowerShell
14 21 (5.92%) Data Migration
14 21 (5.92%) Risk Management
14 21 (5.92%) Linux
14 21 (5.92%) Analytics
15 20 (5.63%) CISM
16 18 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
17 17 (4.79%) Hyperion
17 17 (4.79%) Legal
17 17 (4.79%) Project Management
17 17 (4.79%) Marketing
17 17 (4.79%) Hyperion Planning
18 16 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 16 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.25%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.97%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.41%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.85%) Documentum
5 3 (0.85%) IBM Notes
5 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.56%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.56%) Smallworld
6 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.28%) Liferay
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.28%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (4.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) InVision
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (4.79%) Hyperion Planning
2 8 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.69%) SAP ERP
3 6 (1.69%) SAP S/4HANA
4 5 (1.41%) Maximo
5 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.85%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.85%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.85%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.56%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 2 (0.56%) SAP FI-GL
7 2 (0.56%) SAP FSCM
8 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.28%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.28%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (6.48%) Office 365
3 15 (4.23%) IaaS
4 12 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.25%) PaaS
6 6 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
7 5 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.56%) SaaS
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.28%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.28%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.38%) Skype
2 9 (2.54%) Firewall
3 7 (1.97%) Intranet
3 7 (1.97%) Network Security
4 6 (1.69%) DNS
5 5 (1.41%) MPLS
5 5 (1.41%) SCCP
5 5 (1.41%) WAN
6 4 (1.13%) 2G
6 4 (1.13%) 3G
6 4 (1.13%) 4G
6 4 (1.13%) DHCP
6 4 (1.13%) SMS
6 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.85%) Internet
7 3 (0.85%) Junos
7 3 (0.85%) VPN
8 2 (0.56%) FTP
8 2 (0.56%) SNMP
8 2 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.97%) Oracle Smart View
3 6 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (1.41%) SAP HANA
4 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.13%) OLTP
5 4 (1.13%) SAP Data Services
6 3 (0.85%) Big Data
6 3 (0.85%) MySQL
6 3 (0.85%) Power BI
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.41%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.41%) LSMW
2 5 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.13%) JIRA
3 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.85%) MSBuild
4 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.56%) Moq
5 2 (0.56%) NSubstitute
5 2 (0.56%) NUnit
5 2 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.56%) Selenium
5 2 (0.56%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.56%) Subversion
5 2 (0.56%) Zephyr
General
1 41 (11.55%) Finance
2 37 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 17 (4.79%) Legal
3 17 (4.79%) Marketing
4 9 (2.54%) Retail
5 6 (1.69%) Billing
6 4 (1.13%) Automotive
7 3 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.56%) Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Back Office
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.82%) .NET
2 7 (1.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (1.69%) JSON
4 5 (1.41%) Web Services
5 4 (1.13%) BAPI
5 4 (1.13%) HTML
5 4 (1.13%) Middleware
5 4 (1.13%) STL
5 4 (1.13%) XML
6 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.85%) RESTful
7 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.56%) CSS
7 2 (0.56%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.56%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.56%) REST
7 2 (0.56%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.28%) Node.js
8 1 (0.28%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.10%) CESG
2 11 (3.10%) Data Structures
3 6 (1.69%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.69%) User Experience
3 6 (1.69%) Virtual Team
4 5 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.41%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.41%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.13%) CMDB
5 4 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.13%) PKI
6 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.85%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.56%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.56%) NHS
7 2 (0.56%) Replication
7 2 (0.56%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.42%) Windows
2 21 (5.92%) Linux
3 16 (4.51%) Unix
4 12 (3.38%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.25%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.25%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.69%) SUSE
7 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.56%) Android
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) OpenVMS
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.93%) Migration
2 39 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (10.14%) Information Security
4 24 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (6.20%) Data Protection
6 21 (5.92%) Analytics
6 21 (5.92%) Data Migration
6 21 (5.92%) Risk Management
7 18 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (4.79%) Project Management
9 16 (4.51%) Presales
10 15 (4.23%) Data Management
10 15 (4.23%) ITIL
10 15 (4.23%) Workflow
11 14 (3.94%) ERP
12 13 (3.66%) DevOps
12 13 (3.66%) Service Management
12 13 (3.66%) Visualisation
13 12 (3.38%) Data Visualisation
14 11 (3.10%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.04%) SQL
2 22 (6.20%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.23%) C#
4 11 (3.10%) Python
4 11 (3.10%) Shell Script
5 10 (2.82%) C
5 10 (2.82%) Java
6 9 (2.54%) C++
6 9 (2.54%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.69%) Perl
8 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.13%) COBOL
9 3 (0.85%) ABAP
9 3 (0.85%) Groovy
9 3 (0.85%) PHP
9 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.85%) VBScript
10 2 (0.56%) Korn
10 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (7.32%) CISSP
2 20 (5.63%) CISM
3 14 (3.94%) Degree
4 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.54%) Security Cleared
5 7 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.41%) CISA
7 5 (1.41%) MCSE
8 4 (1.13%) CCIE
9 3 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.56%) CCIE Wireless
10 2 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.56%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.56%) MCSD
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.56%) OSCP
10 2 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.51%) GDPR
1 16 (4.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (3.94%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.54%) COBIT
4 8 (2.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.13%) ISO 22301
5 4 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.85%) QA
7 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.56%) SLA
8 1 (0.28%) GxP
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 33 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (2.25%) Docker
4 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.13%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
6 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.56%) Gluster
7 2 (0.56%) NFS
8 1 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.28%) NDS
8 1 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.28%) vCloud
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (2.82%) Ansible
1 10 (2.82%) Puppet
2 9 (2.54%) SCCM
3 6 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.85%) Icinga
6 3 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.85%) vRealize
7 2 (0.56%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.56%) PureDisk
7 2 (0.56%) SCOM
7 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.56%) Trend Micro Deep Security
7 2 (0.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (12.39%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.55%) SAP
3 33 (9.30%) Oracle
4 17 (4.79%) Hyperion
5 15 (4.23%) VMware
6 14 (3.94%) Tableau
7 11 (3.10%) ServiceNow
8 9 (2.54%) Cisco
9 7 (1.97%) CyberArk
10 5 (1.41%) IBM
10 5 (1.41%) Symantec
11 4 (1.13%) Ivanti
11 4 (1.13%) Lotus
12 3 (0.85%) Altiris
12 3 (0.85%) BMC
12 3 (0.85%) CommVault
12 3 (0.85%) Google
12 3 (0.85%) Juniper
12 3 (0.85%) RedPrairie
12 3 (0.85%) Sitecore