Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 16 17
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 11 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.00% 6.20% 6.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.26% 6.69% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 14
Slough median daily rate £375 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £340 £335 £269
90th Percentile £543 £523 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year -27.78% +101.34% +29.79%

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 258 254 365
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 92.70% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 179 232
Slough median daily rate £400 £417 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +7.14% +7.99%
10th Percentile £208 £246 £214
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -12.62% -8.45%
10th Percentile £15.10 £13.80 £10.48
90th Percentile £20.70 £22.30 £40.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -21.62%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 4 (36.36%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Data Science
2 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
2 3 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (27.27%) Tableau
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (18.18%) SAP QM
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) STL
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) OLTP
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (9.09%) BMC

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 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP QM
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (9.09%) OLTP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (27.27%) Data Science
2 3 (27.27%) Data Visualisation
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Visualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) PLM
4 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (9.09%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Tableau
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) Amdocs
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) NetCracker
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy