Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £445 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 330 352 352
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.06% 8.72% 8.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.71% 9.50% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 164 200
Berkshire median daily rate £445 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.32% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £575 £638 £588
South East median daily rate £495 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £33.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +42.54% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £54.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% -25.00%

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 3,788 3,706 3,677
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 91.82% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,850 1,960 1,967
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £215 £257 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £433 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 100 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -27.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.58 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.28 £49.80
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

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 21 January 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
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 21 January 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 +9 137 £450 -5.26% 46
Bracknell +4 53 £450 -2.70% 4
Newbury +8 36 £400 -2.44% 4
Slough -15 18 £488 +14.71% 4
Maidenhead -15 13 £388 -29.55% 4
Wokingham - 3 £575 - 1
Consultant
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 66 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (18.18%) SAP
3 54 (16.36%) Microsoft
4 48 (14.55%) Active Directory
5 45 (13.64%) Migration
6 43 (13.03%) SQL
7 42 (12.73%) Windows
8 41 (12.42%) Security Cleared
9 35 (10.61%) Oracle
10 30 (9.09%) Finance
11 29 (8.79%) Telecoms
12 28 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 28 (8.48%) SAP S/4HANA
13 27 (8.18%) Cisco
14 26 (7.88%) SC Cleared
15 25 (7.58%) PowerShell
15 25 (7.58%) ERP
16 24 (7.27%) Office 365
17 21 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
18 20 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
18 20 (6.06%) Linux
18 20 (6.06%) IaaS
19 19 (5.76%) DevOps
19 19 (5.76%) Java
20 18 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (5.45%) Firewall
21 17 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
21 17 (5.15%) CRM
21 17 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
21 17 (5.15%) PaaS

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 15 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 10 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.91%) IBM Domino
3 3 (0.91%) IBM Notes
3 3 (0.91%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.30%) SAS
5 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.30%) Smallworld
Applications
1 7 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.61%) InVision
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.61%) UXPin
3 1 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (8.48%) SAP S/4HANA
2 10 (3.03%) SAP MDG
3 7 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (2.12%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.12%) SAP MM
4 6 (1.82%) SAP ERP
5 5 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (1.52%) SAP SD
6 4 (1.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (1.21%) SAP GRC
6 4 (1.21%) SAP PP
7 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.91%) Maximo
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.61%) Sage X3
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.30%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (8.48%) Azure Active Directory
3 24 (7.27%) Office 365
4 20 (6.06%) IaaS
5 18 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (5.15%) PaaS
7 9 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.52%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.21%) SaaS
9 4 (1.21%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.91%) Apigee
10 3 (0.91%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (0.91%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.91%) GitHub
11 2 (0.61%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.30%) G Suite
12 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.30%) Veeva
12 1 (0.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.45%) Firewall
2 15 (4.55%) DNS
3 12 (3.64%) VoIP
4 10 (3.03%) Network Security
5 9 (2.73%) 3GPP
6 8 (2.42%) LAN
6 8 (2.42%) Wireless
7 7 (2.12%) 4G
7 7 (2.12%) IP Telephony
7 7 (2.12%) MPLS
7 7 (2.12%) VPN
7 7 (2.12%) WAN
8 6 (1.82%) 3G
8 6 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (1.52%) 2G
9 5 (1.52%) HTTP
9 5 (1.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (1.52%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.21%) DHCP
10 4 (1.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.33%) Power BI
2 8 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.12%) Big Data
4 6 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.52%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.21%) Data Lake
7 3 (0.91%) Oracle Smart View
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.61%) DB2
8 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.61%) MySQL
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.61%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.21%) JIRA
3 4 (1.21%) LSMW
4 3 (0.91%) Axure RP
4 3 (0.91%) Maven
4 3 (0.91%) NWDI
5 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.61%) CMake
5 2 (0.61%) Gradle
5 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.30%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.30%) JMeter
6 1 (0.30%) JUnit
6 1 (0.30%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.30%) Mocha
6 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (9.09%) Finance
2 29 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.73%) Retail
4 6 (1.82%) Billing
5 5 (1.52%) Legal
6 4 (1.21%) Advertising
7 3 (0.91%) Automotive
7 3 (0.91%) General Ledger
7 3 (0.91%) Marketing
7 3 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.91%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.61%) German Language
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.03%) Web Services
2 7 (2.12%) IDoc
3 6 (1.82%) .NET
4 5 (1.52%) Middleware
5 4 (1.21%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.21%) SAP PI
5 4 (1.21%) SAP XI
6 3 (0.91%) J2EE
6 3 (0.91%) JSON
6 3 (0.91%) LDAP
6 3 (0.91%) Redux
6 3 (0.91%) SAP Fiori
6 3 (0.91%) VXML
6 3 (0.91%) XSLT
7 2 (0.61%) CSS
7 2 (0.61%) Framer.js
7 2 (0.61%) Kafka
7 2 (0.61%) Node.js
7 2 (0.61%) SAML
7 2 (0.61%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (3.33%) User Experience
3 6 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 6 (1.82%) Virtual Team
4 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 5 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.21%) RIA
5 4 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (0.91%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.91%) iPad
7 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.61%) EPoS
7 2 (0.61%) IVR
7 2 (0.61%) NHS
7 2 (0.61%) PKI
7 2 (0.61%) Replication
7 2 (0.61%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.30%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (12.73%) Windows
2 20 (6.06%) Linux
3 12 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 7 (2.12%) Unix
4 7 (2.12%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.61%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.30%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.30%) VME
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.64%) Migration
2 25 (7.58%) ERP
3 21 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 20 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.76%) DevOps
6 17 (5.15%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (5.15%) CRM
6 17 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (4.55%) ITIL
7 15 (4.55%) Test Scripting
8 14 (4.24%) Data Migration
8 14 (4.24%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (4.24%) Validation
9 13 (3.94%) Analytics
9 13 (3.94%) Project Management
10 12 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
10 12 (3.64%) SAP Implementation
11 11 (3.33%) Service Management
12 10 (3.03%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.03%) SQL
2 25 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 19 (5.76%) Java
4 15 (4.55%) Python
5 8 (2.42%) ABAP
5 8 (2.42%) C
5 8 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.12%) C#
7 5 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.21%) Groovy
8 4 (1.21%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.91%) LotusScript
9 3 (0.91%) Perl
9 3 (0.91%) PHP
9 3 (0.91%) VB
10 2 (0.61%) C++
10 2 (0.61%) R
10 2 (0.61%) U-SQL
11 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (12.42%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.42%) CISSP
5 8 (2.42%) Degree
6 7 (2.12%) CISM
7 6 (1.82%) CCNP
8 5 (1.52%) CCIE
8 5 (1.52%) CCNA
9 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.91%) MCSE
11 2 (0.61%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.61%) PMP
11 2 (0.61%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.30%) GIAC
12 1 (0.30%) ISEB
12 1 (0.30%) MCTS
12 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.73%) GDPR
2 9 (2.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 9 (2.73%) SLA
3 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 4 (1.21%) QA
5 3 (0.91%) PMO
6 2 (0.61%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.61%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.61%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.30%) COBIT
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 48 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.82%) Docker
3 6 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.61%) vCloud
4 2 (0.61%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.61%) XenApp
4 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.30%) KVM
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (3.33%) HP ALM
2 9 (2.73%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (2.73%) Cisco UCCE
2 9 (2.73%) Nessus
3 8 (2.42%) Cisco UCCX
4 6 (1.82%) Ansible
4 6 (1.82%) SCCM
5 5 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.21%) BladeLogic
6 4 (1.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.21%) Netcool
7 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.91%) Puppet
7 3 (0.91%) WSUS
8 2 (0.61%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.61%) SCOM
9 1 (0.30%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (18.18%) SAP
2 54 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.61%) Oracle
4 27 (8.18%) Cisco
5 15 (4.55%) HP
6 11 (3.33%) Ariba
6 11 (3.33%) VMware
7 9 (2.73%) Splunk
8 7 (2.12%) BMC
8 7 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.12%) Tableau
9 5 (1.52%) 3PAR
9 5 (1.52%) Acme Packet
9 5 (1.52%) IBM
9 5 (1.52%) IronPort
9 5 (1.52%) Remedy
9 5 (1.52%) Sonus
9 5 (1.52%) Symantec
10 4 (1.21%) Adobe
10 4 (1.21%) Juniper