Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £455 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 24 February 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 21 11
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 25 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 10.33% 5.21% 7.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.11% 5.38% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 26
Slough median daily rate £455 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.11% +9.76% -3.53%
10th Percentile £338 £286 £300
90th Percentile £553 £530 £478
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £13.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. 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
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 225 279 434
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.98% 96.88% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 197 284
Slough median daily rate £400 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -4.46% +12.14%
10th Percentile £264 £206 £251
90th Percentile £555 £535 £522
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 16
Slough median hourly rate £41.00 £15.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +164.52% +29.17% -31.43%
10th Percentile £40.50 £9.62 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £41.50 £33.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -23.68% +11.76%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Slough

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Consultant in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Slough

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Slough over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Slough

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Consultant in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Slough region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 6 (24.00%) Perl
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) Unix
1 6 (24.00%) C++
1 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) Data Science
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Python
3 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 4 (16.00%) STL
3 4 (16.00%) OLTP
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) COBOL
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
4 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
4 3 (12.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (12.00%) Tableau
4 3 (12.00%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
5 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (8.00%) SSH
5 2 (8.00%) JavaScript

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Hybris
1 1 (4.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
1 2 (8.00%) FTP
1 2 (8.00%) SNMP
1 2 (8.00%) SSH
1 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) OLTP
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) STL
2 2 (8.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Unix
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) OpenVMS
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Data Science
4 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (12.00%) Data Extraction
4 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (12.00%) Data Visualisation
4 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (4.00%) Contract Management
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) E-Procurement
6 1 (4.00%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) ITSM
6 1 (4.00%) Project Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) C++
1 6 (24.00%) Perl
1 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) COBOL
4 2 (8.00%) C
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Netcool
1 2 (8.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Tableau
4 2 (8.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Amdocs
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) hybris
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.00%) NetCracker
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy