Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 12 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 21 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 6.07% 8.19% 9.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 8.65% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 18
Slough median daily rate £500 £443 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.99% -3.01% +10.61%
10th Percentile £360 £356 £270
90th Percentile £544 £513 £549
Berkshire median daily rate £443 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -11.50% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £56.50 £33.68
% change year-on-year -38.05% +67.78% -

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 322 266 282
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.06% 94.66% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 179 188
Slough median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £204
90th Percentile £550 £558 £504
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 13
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 £41.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.37% +115.79% +46.15%
10th Percentile £12.45 £18.63 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £41.50 £41.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £14.75
% change year-on-year +44.14% -5.93% -26.25%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Information Security
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) C
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) CISM
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 2 (9.52%) Ariba
4 2 (9.52%) Python
4 2 (9.52%) OpenVMS
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Perl
4 2 (9.52%) SAP
4 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) RIA
4 2 (9.52%) CMake
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) Gradle
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ICMP
1 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Power BI
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) CMake
1 2 (9.52%) Gradle
2 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) RIA
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) FlexPod
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) OpenVMS
3 1 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Information Security
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Refactoring
4 1 (4.76%) Accounts Payable
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.76%) Decision-Making
4 1 (4.76%) ISMS
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Service Design
4 1 (4.76%) System Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) C
3 2 (9.52%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Delphi
4 1 (4.76%) Groovy
4 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISM
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) GDPR
2 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (4.76%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Ariba
3 2 (9.52%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) DevExpress
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas