Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 16 13
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 227 326 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 6.11% 7.59% 8.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.59% 8.21% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 130 174
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £448 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -10.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £339 £313 £329
90th Percentile £625 £575 £638
South East median daily rate £495 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.60 £35.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% -27.08% +114.77%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.00 £42.80
90th Percentile £66.56 £35.00 £64.40
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £54.00
% change year-on-year +17.86% -35.19% +96.36%

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 3,447 3,973 3,806
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.71% 92.52% 92.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,755 1,949 2,010
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 102 139
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +37.93% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £10.48
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.43 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -2.83%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -22 82 £475 +8.57% 23
Newbury 0 48 £490 +22.50% 5
Slough +5 17 £526 +7.79% 2
Bracknell -3 16 £450 - 5
Maidenhead +12 10 £413 +10.00% 1
Thatcham - 3 £494 -
Wokingham +4 2 £400 -10.11% 2
Windsor - 2 £550 -
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 51 (22.47%) SAP
2 42 (18.50%) Oracle
3 37 (16.30%) Migration
4 34 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (14.54%) Finance
5 33 (14.54%) SQL
6 31 (13.66%) Microsoft
7 27 (11.89%) SAP S/4HANA
8 25 (11.01%) Java
9 24 (10.57%) Azure
10 22 (9.69%) Telecoms
11 21 (9.25%) DevOps
12 19 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
13 18 (7.93%) Python
13 18 (7.93%) Data Migration
14 16 (7.05%) JIRA
15 15 (6.61%) Jenkins
15 15 (6.61%) SaaS
15 15 (6.61%) ERP
15 15 (6.61%) Unix
15 15 (6.61%) Kubernetes
16 14 (6.17%) ITIL
16 14 (6.17%) Oracle Database
17 13 (5.73%) Windows
17 13 (5.73%) JavaScript
18 12 (5.29%) Web Services
18 12 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (5.29%) Visual Studio Team System

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 11 (4.85%) Confluence
2 9 (3.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.32%) Apache
3 3 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.88%) iPlanet
4 2 (0.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.44%) IBM Transformation Extender
5 1 (0.44%) Liferay
5 1 (0.44%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.44%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 5 (2.20%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.88%) Sketch
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (11.89%) SAP S/4HANA
2 9 (3.96%) Sonata
3 8 (3.52%) SAP FI
4 7 (3.08%) SAP CO
4 7 (3.08%) SAP ERP
5 6 (2.64%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (2.20%) Maximo
6 5 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (2.20%) SAP MDG
7 4 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (1.76%) SAP EWM
7 4 (1.76%) SAP WM
8 3 (1.32%) SAP FSCM
9 2 (0.88%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.88%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.88%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.88%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.57%) Azure
2 15 (6.61%) SaaS
3 11 (4.85%) PaaS
4 9 (3.96%) GitHub
4 9 (3.96%) Power Platform
5 8 (3.52%) AWS
6 6 (2.64%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.20%) Office 365
8 4 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.76%) GCP
8 4 (1.76%) IaaS
9 3 (1.32%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.88%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.44%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.44%) Apigee
11 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.44%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.08%) Firewall
2 6 (2.64%) LAN
3 5 (2.20%) WAN
4 2 (0.88%) MPLS
4 2 (0.88%) SAN
4 2 (0.88%) Skype
5 1 (0.44%) BGP
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.44%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.44%) DOCSIS
5 1 (0.44%) Internet
5 1 (0.44%) Intranet
5 1 (0.44%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.44%) MVNO
5 1 (0.44%) Network Security
5 1 (0.44%) OSPF
5 1 (0.44%) SSH
5 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.17%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.96%) Power BI
2 9 (3.96%) Relational Database
2 9 (3.96%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.52%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.08%) Essbase
4 7 (3.08%) Oracle Smart View
5 6 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.20%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.32%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.88%) OLAP
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (7.05%) JIRA
2 15 (6.61%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.29%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (2.64%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.76%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.88%) LSMW
8 1 (0.44%) Ant
8 1 (0.44%) JMeter
8 1 (0.44%) JUnit
8 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.44%) Maven
8 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 33 (14.54%) Finance
2 22 (9.69%) Telecoms
3 8 (3.52%) Marketing
4 5 (2.20%) Billing
4 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.32%) General Ledger
6 2 (0.88%) Banking
6 2 (0.88%) German Language
6 2 (0.88%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.88%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.88%) Publishing
6 2 (0.88%) Retail
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Automotive
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.29%) Web Services
2 9 (3.96%) HTML
3 8 (3.52%) .NET
4 7 (3.08%) CSS
5 5 (2.20%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.20%) Sass
6 4 (1.76%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.76%) SailPoint
6 4 (1.76%) XML
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.88%) IDoc
8 2 (0.88%) jQuery
8 2 (0.88%) LDAP
8 2 (0.88%) Middleware
8 2 (0.88%) Node.js
8 2 (0.88%) OAuth
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.88%) REST
8 2 (0.88%) SAP PI
8 2 (0.88%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.41%) User Experience
3 9 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.64%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.20%) Graphic Design
6 4 (1.76%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.32%) Clustering
7 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.88%) CMDB
8 2 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.88%) Social Media
9 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.44%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.44%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) Robotics
9 1 (0.44%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.61%) Unix
2 13 (5.73%) Windows
3 10 (4.41%) Linux
4 6 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.30%) Migration
2 34 (14.98%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (9.25%) DevOps
4 19 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (7.93%) Data Migration
5 18 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (6.61%) ERP
7 14 (6.17%) ITIL
8 12 (5.29%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (4.41%) Analytics
10 10 (4.41%) CRM
11 9 (3.96%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.96%) ITSM
11 9 (3.96%) Wealth Management
12 8 (3.52%) Decision-Making
12 8 (3.52%) Identity Access Management
12 8 (3.52%) Identity Management
12 8 (3.52%) Scrum
12 8 (3.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.54%) SQL
2 25 (11.01%) Java
3 18 (7.93%) Python
4 13 (5.73%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.41%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.96%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.52%) ABAP
7 8 (3.52%) Groovy
8 7 (3.08%) C#
8 7 (3.08%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.20%) PHP
9 5 (2.20%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) C++
10 2 (0.88%) R
10 2 (0.88%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.44%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (4.41%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.96%) Degree
3 6 (2.64%) CISSP
3 6 (2.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.20%) CISM
5 3 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.32%) SAP Certification
6 2 (0.88%) CEH
6 2 (0.88%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.44%) ACCA
7 1 (0.44%) CCA
7 1 (0.44%) CCIE
7 1 (0.44%) CCNA
7 1 (0.44%) CCNP
7 1 (0.44%) CIMA
7 1 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.64%) QA
2 5 (2.20%) NIST
3 3 (1.32%) GDPR
4 2 (0.88%) COBIT
4 2 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.32%) Docker
2 3 (1.32%) vSphere
3 2 (0.88%) vCloud
3 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (6.61%) Kubernetes
2 11 (4.85%) Ansible
3 7 (3.08%) Terraform
4 6 (2.64%) Puppet
5 3 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.88%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.88%) SCCM
7 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.44%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.44%) Kibana
7 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.44%) Netcool
7 1 (0.44%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.44%) SCOM
7 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (22.47%) SAP
2 42 (18.50%) Oracle
3 31 (13.66%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.96%) Atlassian
4 9 (3.96%) BMC
4 9 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (3.52%) Ariba
6 7 (3.08%) VMware
7 6 (2.64%) HP
7 6 (2.64%) Hyperion
8 5 (2.20%) CyberArk
8 5 (2.20%) Google
8 5 (2.20%) Tableau
8 5 (2.20%) Workday
9 4 (1.76%) JDA
10 3 (1.32%) Adobe
10 3 (1.32%) Cisco
10 3 (1.32%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.32%) Remedy
10 3 (1.32%) Sun