Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 10 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 332 348 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.39% 9.18% 9.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.08% 9.89% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 190 229
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £324 £318 £310
90th Percentile £640 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £5.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +550.00% -77.63% +29.79%
10th Percentile £14.75 £5.00 £20.23
90th Percentile £58.88 £5.00 £57.71
South East median hourly rate £21.50 £53.44 £53.75
% change year-on-year -59.76% -0.59% +212.14%

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 3,655 3,519 4,579
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.37% 92.85% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,932 1,675 2,436
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +4.71%
10th Percentile £258 £225 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 160 179
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.25 £42.10 £55.11
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +9.35%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -11 105 £444 -6.58% 42
Newbury -8 27 £450 +42.86% 7
Maidenhead +4 25 £475 +18.75% 3
Slough -6 19 £425 -8.11% 2
Bracknell -17 18 £500 -2.44%
Wokingham -2 5 £285 -36.67% 4
Windsor +4 2 £506 +24.62%
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 57 (17.17%) SAP
2 54 (16.27%) Microsoft
3 47 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (13.25%) Finance
4 44 (13.25%) Oracle
5 43 (12.95%) Windows
5 43 (12.95%) Migration
6 34 (10.24%) Linux
6 34 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (9.94%) Telecoms
7 33 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (8.43%) Analytics
9 28 (8.43%) SQL
10 27 (8.13%) Security Cleared
10 27 (8.13%) Office 365
11 24 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (6.93%) PowerShell
13 22 (6.63%) SC Cleared
13 22 (6.63%) Degree
13 22 (6.63%) Information Security
13 22 (6.63%) Active Directory
14 21 (6.33%) Marketing
15 18 (5.42%) Cisco
15 18 (5.42%) CISSP
15 18 (5.42%) Python
15 18 (5.42%) DevOps
16 17 (5.12%) Unix
17 16 (4.82%) Project Management
17 16 (4.82%) Stakeholder 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 13 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.41%) Skype for Business
3 6 (1.81%) Apache
3 6 (1.81%) Documentum
4 5 (1.51%) SAS
4 5 (1.51%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.20%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.90%) GroupWise
6 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.60%) CMS
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.30%) Liferay
8 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.90%) SPSS
4 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) SAP ERP
1 7 (2.11%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.51%) SAP CO
2 5 (1.51%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.51%) Sonata
3 4 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (1.20%) SAP PP
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.90%) SAP BPC
4 3 (0.90%) SAP EWM
4 3 (0.90%) SAP QM
4 3 (0.90%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.60%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.60%) SAP FI-GL
5 2 (0.60%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.60%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.13%) Office 365
3 14 (4.22%) IaaS
4 13 (3.92%) PaaS
5 12 (3.61%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.60%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.60%) SaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.30%) GitHub
8 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.22%) VPN
1 14 (4.22%) WAN
2 12 (3.61%) DNS
2 12 (3.61%) Network Security
3 10 (3.01%) Firewall
4 9 (2.71%) DOCSIS
5 7 (2.11%) MPLS
5 7 (2.11%) SNMP
6 6 (1.81%) HTTP
6 6 (1.81%) Skype
7 5 (1.51%) LAN
7 5 (1.51%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.20%) DHCP
8 4 (1.20%) SCCP
8 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.20%) Wireless
9 3 (0.90%) 2G
9 3 (0.90%) 3G
9 3 (0.90%) Intranet
9 3 (0.90%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.92%) Power BI
2 12 (3.61%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.31%) SAP HANA
4 9 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 8 (2.41%) Big Data
5 8 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.11%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.51%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.20%) HBase
9 4 (1.20%) MySQL
9 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.20%) OLTP
9 4 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.20%) Pentaho
9 4 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.20%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.81%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.81%) JIRA
3 4 (1.20%) Subversion
4 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.60%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.60%) LSMW
5 2 (0.60%) Selenium
5 2 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) Ant
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.30%) JUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Moq
6 1 (0.30%) NUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.30%) PVCS
6 1 (0.30%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (13.25%) Finance
2 33 (9.94%) Telecoms
3 21 (6.33%) Marketing
4 12 (3.61%) Retail
5 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.51%) Legal
6 5 (1.51%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.20%) Billing
8 3 (0.90%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.60%) Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Automotive
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.31%) Web Services
2 8 (2.41%) HTML
3 7 (2.11%) REST
3 7 (2.11%) SOAP
4 6 (1.81%) JSON
5 5 (1.51%) CSS
5 5 (1.51%) LDAP
5 5 (1.51%) STL
6 4 (1.20%) .NET
6 4 (1.20%) jQuery
7 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.90%) CSS3
7 3 (0.90%) HTML5
7 3 (0.90%) XML
8 2 (0.60%) EDI
8 2 (0.60%) JSP
8 2 (0.60%) Node.js
8 2 (0.60%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.60%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.61%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.71%) Data Centre
4 8 (2.41%) Replication
5 6 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.81%) User Experience
6 5 (1.51%) Clustering
6 5 (1.51%) Data Structures
6 5 (1.51%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.51%) SCADA
7 4 (1.20%) Life Science
7 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) CESG
8 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.60%) NHS
9 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.60%) Social Media
9 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (12.95%) Windows
2 34 (10.24%) Linux
3 17 (5.12%) Unix
4 13 (3.92%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.31%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.11%) SUSE
7 6 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
8 4 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.60%) OpenVMS
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.60%) VMS
10 1 (0.30%) AIX
10 1 (0.30%) Android
10 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) OS/2
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (12.95%) Migration
2 34 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
4 28 (8.43%) Analytics
5 24 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (6.63%) Information Security
7 18 (5.42%) DevOps
8 16 (4.82%) Project Management
8 16 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (4.52%) Data Protection
9 15 (4.52%) Workflow
10 13 (3.92%) Budgeting and Forecasting
10 13 (3.92%) ERP
10 13 (3.92%) Risk Management
11 12 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (3.61%) Customer Insight
12 11 (3.31%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (3.01%) ETL
13 10 (3.01%) Service Management
14 9 (2.71%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.43%) SQL
2 23 (6.93%) PowerShell
3 18 (5.42%) Python
4 12 (3.61%) C#
5 11 (3.31%) Java
6 10 (3.01%) Perl
7 9 (2.71%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.81%) C++
8 6 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.51%) C
9 5 (1.51%) R
10 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.20%) F#
11 2 (0.60%) ABAP
11 2 (0.60%) Korn
12 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.30%) COBOL
12 1 (0.30%) DCL
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
12 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.63%) Degree
2 22 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.42%) CISSP
4 13 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.61%) CISM
6 8 (2.41%) CCIE
7 7 (2.11%) CCNP
7 7 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (1.51%) Master's Degree
9 4 (1.20%) CCNA
9 4 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.90%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (0.90%) PgMP
10 3 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.90%) SAP Certification
11 2 (0.60%) CCIE Wireless
11 2 (0.60%) MCITP
11 2 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.31%) GDPR
3 4 (1.20%) COBIT
4 3 (0.90%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.90%) QA
4 3 (0.90%) SLA
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 31000
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (6.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.20%) Apache Flume
4 4 (1.20%) Docker
4 4 (1.20%) XenApp
5 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 2 (0.60%) Gluster
6 2 (0.60%) NFS
7 1 (0.30%) NDS
7 1 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.30%) vCloud
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.52%) Ansible
2 11 (3.31%) Puppet
3 10 (3.01%) SCCM
4 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.51%) HP ALM
6 4 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.90%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.90%) Terraform
8 2 (0.60%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.60%) PureDisk
8 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.60%) vRealize
8 2 (0.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 1 (0.30%) Nessus
9 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (17.17%) SAP
2 54 (16.27%) Microsoft
3 44 (13.25%) Oracle
4 18 (5.42%) Cisco
5 9 (2.71%) Talend
6 8 (2.41%) HP
6 8 (2.41%) Tableau
7 6 (1.81%) Citrix
7 6 (1.81%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.51%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.51%) FNZ
8 5 (1.51%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.51%) VMware
9 4 (1.20%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.20%) Informatica
9 4 (1.20%) Juniper
10 3 (0.90%) Adobe
10 3 (0.90%) Avaya
10 3 (0.90%) Cognos
10 3 (0.90%) Teradata