The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 12 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 150 220 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.18% 9.31% 8.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.92% 10.04% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 118 105
Median daily rate £500 £450 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £49.95 £50.75
% change year-on-year +6.10% -1.57%  

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 1682 2191 2300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.71% 92.72% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1170 1162
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 94 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -32.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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
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 23 June 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 -6 44 £505 +9.48% 20
Newbury +6 11 £315 -14.28%
Maidenhead +4 10 £388 -3.00% 3
Bracknell 0 10 £550 +22.22% 3
Slough -7 9 £475 +8.57% 3
Windsor -1 3 - -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (19.17%) Migration
2 58 (18.53%) SAP
3 40 (12.78%) Security Cleared
4 39 (12.46%) Microsoft
5 37 (11.82%) Windows
6 32 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (9.58%) Telecoms
8 28 (8.95%) Finance
8 28 (8.95%) Cisco
9 26 (8.31%) Active Directory
10 25 (7.99%) Linux
10 25 (7.99%) Data Migration
11 24 (7.67%) SC Cleared
11 24 (7.67%) Unix
12 23 (7.35%) SQL
12 23 (7.35%) Oracle
13 21 (6.71%) VMware
13 21 (6.71%) Office 365
14 20 (6.39%) Java
14 20 (6.39%) PowerShell
15 18 (5.75%) Retail
16 17 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (5.11%) Firewall
17 16 (5.11%) ERP
17 16 (5.11%) MS Exchange
17 16 (5.11%) Project Management
18 15 (4.79%) CRM
18 15 (4.79%) SQL Server
18 15 (4.79%) Web Services
18 15 (4.79%) Kalman Filter

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 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2003
2 13 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.96%) Apache
5 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.64%) CMS
6 2 (0.64%) Documentum
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle UPK
6 2 (0.64%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.32%) Papyrus
7 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (4.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.24%) SAP MM
3 5 (1.60%) Hyperion Planning
3 5 (1.60%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.60%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.28%) SAP CO
4 4 (1.28%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (1.28%) SAP FI-AP
4 4 (1.28%) SAP HR
4 4 (1.28%) SAP PS
5 3 (0.96%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.96%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.96%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.96%) SAP Payroll
5 3 (0.96%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.71%) Office 365
3 12 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (3.19%) IaaS
4 10 (3.19%) PaaS
5 6 (1.92%) SaaS
6 5 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.60%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.96%) Force.com
8 2 (0.64%) CloudSense
8 2 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) GitHub
9 1 (0.32%) GoToWebinar
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) SurveyMonkey
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.11%) Firewall
2 7 (2.24%) DHCP
2 7 (2.24%) DNS
2 7 (2.24%) HTTP
2 7 (2.24%) VPN
3 6 (1.92%) ICMP
3 6 (1.92%) Internet
3 6 (1.92%) SSH
3 6 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.92%) WAN
4 5 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (1.60%) LAN
4 5 (1.60%) Network Security
5 4 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (1.28%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (1.28%) MPLS
5 4 (1.28%) SMTP
6 3 (0.96%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.96%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.88%) Hadoop
2 9 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.60%) Essbase
6 5 (1.60%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.60%) Oracle Smart View
7 4 (1.28%) Big Data
7 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.96%) MySQL
8 3 (0.96%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.96%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.64%) HBase
9 2 (0.64%) Impala
9 2 (0.64%) Power BI
9 2 (0.64%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.28%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.96%) Maven
4 3 (0.96%) Selenium
4 3 (0.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.96%) Subversion
4 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.32%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.32%) ProC
General
1 30 (9.58%) Telecoms
2 28 (8.95%) Finance
3 18 (5.75%) Retail
4 11 (3.51%) Marketing
5 7 (2.24%) Billing
5 7 (2.24%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.28%) Law
6 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Banking
8 2 (0.64%) French Language
8 2 (0.64%) German Language
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.79%) Web Services
2 12 (3.83%) Regular Expression
3 9 (2.88%) EDI
4 7 (2.24%) RESTful
4 7 (2.24%) XML
5 6 (1.92%) .NET
6 5 (1.60%) SOAP
7 4 (1.28%) J2EE
7 4 (1.28%) Mason
8 3 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.96%) CSS
8 3 (0.96%) HTML
8 3 (0.96%) IDoc
8 3 (0.96%) SAP ALE
8 3 (0.96%) Spring
9 2 (0.64%) REST
9 2 (0.64%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.32%) CSS3
10 1 (0.32%) HTML5
10 1 (0.32%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.88%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (2.88%) Private Cloud
3 9 (2.88%) User Experience
4 6 (1.92%) CMDB
5 4 (1.28%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.28%) FMCG
5 4 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (1.28%) Learning Management System
5 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.64%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.64%) PKI
7 2 (0.64%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.82%) Windows
2 25 (7.99%) Linux
3 24 (7.67%) Unix
4 11 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.92%) CentOS
6 6 (1.92%) Debian
6 6 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.92%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.28%) Android
9 2 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.32%) SUSE
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.17%) Migration
2 25 (7.99%) Data Migration
3 17 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (5.11%) ERP
4 16 (5.11%) Project Management
5 15 (4.79%) CRM
5 15 (4.79%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (4.47%) DevOps
6 14 (4.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (4.15%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (4.15%) ITIL
7 13 (4.15%) Security Management
7 13 (4.15%) SIEM
8 12 (3.83%) Service Management
8 12 (3.83%) Workflow
9 11 (3.51%) ITSM
9 11 (3.51%) Threat Management
10 10 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (3.19%) Information Security
10 10 (3.19%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.35%) SQL
2 20 (6.39%) Java
2 20 (6.39%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.56%) Python
4 7 (2.24%) Bash Shell
5 6 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.60%) VBA
7 4 (1.28%) ABAP
7 4 (1.28%) VB
8 3 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.64%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.64%) Perl
9 2 (0.64%) Scala
10 1 (0.32%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.32%) X++
Qualifications
1 40 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (1.92%) CISSP
5 5 (1.60%) CCNP
5 5 (1.60%) CISM
5 5 (1.60%) Degree
5 5 (1.60%) MCSE
5 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.28%) CCIE
6 4 (1.28%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.28%) PMP
7 3 (0.96%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.64%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.64%) CCNA
8 2 (0.64%) CIPD
8 2 (0.64%) CISA
8 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.92%) COBIT
3 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 4 (1.28%) SLA
4 3 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 3 (0.96%) QA
5 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.32%) NEBOSH
6 1 (0.32%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 26 (8.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.64%) HDFS
3 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.64%) vCloud
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (2.56%) Ansible
1 8 (2.56%) WSUS
2 6 (1.92%) SELinux
3 5 (1.60%) AirWatch
3 5 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.60%) Puppet
4 4 (1.28%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.28%) SCCM
5 3 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.64%) Nagios
6 2 (0.64%) Oozie
6 2 (0.64%) vRealize
7 1 (0.32%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.32%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.32%) MOM
Vendors
1 58 (18.53%) SAP
2 39 (12.46%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.95%) Cisco
4 23 (7.35%) Oracle
5 21 (6.71%) VMware
6 13 (4.15%) Google
6 13 (4.15%) HP
7 12 (3.83%) Splunk
8 11 (3.51%) Citrix
9 9 (2.88%) IBM
9 9 (2.88%) Sun
10 8 (2.56%) Ariba
11 7 (2.24%) OpenText
11 7 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.92%) Symantec
12 6 (1.92%) Tableau
13 5 (1.60%) BMC
13 5 (1.60%) Hyperion
13 5 (1.60%) Remedy
14 4 (1.28%) MobileIron
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