The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 11 15
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 163 234 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.97% 9.50% 7.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.61% 10.25% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 110 112
Median daily rate £475 £441 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +3.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £339 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1696 2282 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.69% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1178 1419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 61 £520 +15.55% 12
Bracknell +3 24 £500 +11.11% 4
Slough +9 8 £450 +22.44% 4
Newbury -2 8 £309 -31.38%
Maidenhead -9 7 £513 +20.58% 3
Windsor +4 2 £406 +1.56% 1
Wokingham 0 2 £425 +30.76%
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 88 (25.66%) Migration
2 61 (17.78%) Security Cleared
3 53 (15.45%) Microsoft
4 50 (14.58%) Office 365
5 48 (13.99%) SAP
6 39 (11.37%) Data Migration
6 39 (11.37%) SC Cleared
7 36 (10.50%) Telecoms
8 33 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (9.04%) Oracle
10 28 (8.16%) MS Exchange
10 28 (8.16%) Active Directory
11 27 (7.87%) Unix
12 26 (7.58%) Windows
12 26 (7.58%) Linux
12 26 (7.58%) MS Excel
13 25 (7.29%) ERP
13 25 (7.29%) Finance
14 23 (6.71%) ITIL
14 23 (6.71%) SQL
15 22 (6.41%) Java
16 21 (6.12%) CRM
16 21 (6.12%) Project Management
17 20 (5.83%) Data Centre
17 20 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (5.83%) Firewall
17 20 (5.83%) Cisco
17 20 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
18 19 (5.54%) PowerShell

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 28 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2003
2 20 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.96%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.92%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.04%) Apache Spark
8 5 (1.46%) CMS
9 3 (0.87%) Documentum
9 3 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.87%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.58%) SugarCRM
11 1 (0.29%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.29%) SAS
Applications
1 26 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.33%) MS Office
3 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (3.50%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.75%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (1.46%) Hyperion Planning
5 4 (1.17%) HFM
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.17%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (1.17%) SAP CO
5 4 (1.17%) SAP FI
5 4 (1.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.87%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.87%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.87%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (0.87%) SAP QM
7 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.58%) Maximo
7 2 (0.58%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.58%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.58%) Office 365
2 33 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.08%) SuccessFactors
4 13 (3.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.79%) IaaS
5 12 (3.50%) PaaS
6 6 (1.75%) SaaS
7 4 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.87%) Force.com
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.29%) ServiceMax
9 1 (0.29%) Taleo
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.83%) Firewall
2 14 (4.08%) Skype
3 10 (2.92%) HTTP
3 10 (2.92%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.62%) ICMP
4 9 (2.62%) SSH
5 6 (1.75%) Broadband
5 6 (1.75%) Network Security
6 5 (1.46%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.17%) DNS
7 4 (1.17%) LAN
7 4 (1.17%) WAN
8 3 (0.87%) 3G
8 3 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.87%) DHCP
8 3 (0.87%) LTE
8 3 (0.87%) VoIP
9 2 (0.58%) CTI
9 2 (0.58%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.58%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.66%) Hadoop
3 15 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.33%) Big Data
7 7 (2.04%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.04%) HBase
7 7 (2.04%) Impala
7 7 (2.04%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.04%) Sqoop
8 5 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.46%) DB2
8 5 (1.46%) Essbase
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.46%) Oracle Smart View
9 4 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (2.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.58%) Axure RP
3 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.29%) Grunt
4 1 (0.29%) MSTest
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.29%) ProC
4 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 36 (10.50%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.29%) Finance
3 18 (5.25%) Retail
4 9 (2.62%) Marketing
5 5 (1.46%) Back Office
5 5 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.87%) Advertising
6 3 (0.87%) French Language
6 3 (0.87%) Games
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) Electronics
7 2 (0.58%) German Language
7 2 (0.58%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.50%) Web Services
2 6 (1.75%) .NET
3 5 (1.46%) CSS
3 5 (1.46%) HTML
3 5 (1.46%) Middleware
3 5 (1.46%) XML
4 3 (0.87%) Mason
5 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.58%) CSS3
5 2 (0.58%) HTML5
5 2 (0.58%) jQuery
5 2 (0.58%) REST
5 2 (0.58%) SOAP
5 2 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.58%) Visualforce
5 2 (0.58%) VXML
5 2 (0.58%) WDK
6 1 (0.29%) Modernizr
6 1 (0.29%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
1 20 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.50%) Private Cloud
3 9 (2.62%) Learning Management System
3 9 (2.62%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (2.62%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.04%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.46%) CMDB
7 4 (1.17%) User Experience
8 3 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.87%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.58%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.58%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.58%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.87%) Unix
2 26 (7.58%) Linux
2 26 (7.58%) Windows
3 10 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (2.92%) Windows 10
3 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (2.62%) CentOS
4 9 (2.62%) Debian
4 9 (2.62%) Ubuntu
5 7 (2.04%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.66%) Migration
2 39 (11.37%) Data Migration
3 25 (7.29%) ERP
4 23 (6.71%) ITIL
5 21 (6.12%) CRM
5 21 (6.12%) Project Management
6 18 (5.25%) ETL
7 17 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (4.66%) Service Management
8 16 (4.66%) Workflow
9 15 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 14 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (3.50%) DevOps
11 12 (3.50%) Load Balancing
11 12 (3.50%) Prototyping
12 11 (3.21%) Data Modelling
13 10 (2.92%) Complex ETL
13 10 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.92%) Information Security
13 10 (2.92%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.71%) SQL
2 22 (6.41%) Java
3 19 (5.54%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.21%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.21%) Python
5 10 (2.92%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.04%) Scala
7 6 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.75%) VBA
8 5 (1.46%) ABAP
9 4 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.58%) C
10 2 (0.58%) C#
10 2 (0.58%) Perl
10 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.29%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 39 (11.37%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.62%) Degree
4 7 (2.04%) CCIE
5 5 (1.46%) CCNP
5 5 (1.46%) CISSP
5 5 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.17%) CCNA
6 4 (1.17%) MCSE
6 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.17%) PMP
7 3 (0.87%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.87%) CISM
7 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) CIPD
8 2 (0.58%) MBA
8 2 (0.58%) PhD
9 1 (0.29%) Avaya Certification
9 1 (0.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.33%) SLA
2 7 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.46%) COBIT
3 5 (1.46%) PMO
4 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.58%) ISO27005
6 2 (0.58%) QA
6 2 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.29%) IFRS
7 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.29%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 28 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.04%) HDFS
2 7 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) Docker
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.29%) Squid
4 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.29%) Xen
4 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (3.21%) Ansible
2 9 (2.62%) SELinux
3 7 (2.04%) Oozie
4 6 (1.75%) Cisco UCCE
5 5 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.17%) WSUS
7 3 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Management
7 3 (0.87%) SCCM
8 2 (0.58%) Nagios
8 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.58%) Puppet
9 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.29%) Mesos
9 1 (0.29%) MOM
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 53 (15.45%) Microsoft
2 48 (13.99%) SAP
3 31 (9.04%) Oracle
4 20 (5.83%) Cisco
5 16 (4.66%) VMware
6 14 (4.08%) Citrix
7 13 (3.79%) HP
8 11 (3.21%) Google
8 11 (3.21%) IBM
9 9 (2.62%) Sun
10 7 (2.04%) Tableau
11 6 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.75%) Juniper
11 6 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.46%) BMC
12 5 (1.46%) Hyperion
12 5 (1.46%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.17%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.17%) Symantec
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