The table below looks at the statistics for the Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 9 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 79 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.50% 8.47% 10.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.46% 9.32% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 33
Average daily rate
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£450 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.05% -14.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.26%
Consultant
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
755 848 851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.75% 90.89% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 383 377
Average daily rate £381 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 28 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.05 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Consultant in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Consultant across the Reading region.

Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Consultant across the Reading region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title.

1 34 (22.97%) Migration
2 32 (21.62%) Security Cleared
3 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 27 (18.24%) Oracle
5 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
6 21 (14.19%) Finance
7 18 (12.16%) Oracle EBS R12
8 16 (10.81%) Data Migration
8 16 (10.81%) Telecoms
9 15 (10.14%) ERP
10 13 (8.78%) Windows
11 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
11 12 (8.11%) Project Management
11 12 (8.11%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (8.11%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
12 11 (7.43%) Cisco
12 11 (7.43%) Linux
12 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
13 10 (6.76%) SQL
13 10 (6.76%) CRM
13 10 (6.76%) SharePoint
14 9 (6.08%) IBM
14 9 (6.08%) E-business
14 9 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
15 8 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (5.41%) Active Directory
16 7 (4.73%) SAP
16 7 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
16 7 (4.73%) Information Security

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.05%) Lync
3 5 (3.38%) IIS
4 4 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (2.03%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.35%) nginx
6 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.35%) Apache
6 2 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.68%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.68%) CMS
7 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (12.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (8.11%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (8.11%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (6.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (4.73%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 2 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (1.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (1.35%) HFM
6 1 (0.68%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.68%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.05%) SuccessFactors
2 5 (3.38%) Office 365
3 4 (2.70%) SaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Taleo
4 2 (1.35%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.68%) IaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) DNS
1 5 (3.38%) Firewall
2 4 (2.70%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.03%) 4G
3 3 (2.03%) VoLTE
3 3 (2.03%) PBX
4 2 (1.35%) POP3
4 2 (1.35%) SMTP
4 2 (1.35%) FTP
4 2 (1.35%) HTTP
4 2 (1.35%) SSL
4 2 (1.35%) NAS
4 2 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (1.35%) SSH
4 2 (1.35%) IMAP
4 2 (1.35%) Network Security
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.68%) LTE
5 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) DB2
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.03%) MySQL
3 2 (1.35%) Hyperion Smart View
3 2 (1.35%) Big Data
3 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.35%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.68%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (14.19%) Finance
2 16 (10.81%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.73%) Marketing
4 5 (3.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.35%) Back Office
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Billing
6 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (2.03%) LAMP
2 2 (1.35%) JMS
2 2 (1.35%) Middleware
2 2 (1.35%) J2EE
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) CSS
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) .NET
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.68%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.05%) User Experience
2 6 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.70%) Clustering
4 3 (2.03%) DataPower
4 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.35%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.35%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.68%) IVR
6 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.78%) Windows
2 11 (7.43%) Linux
3 6 (4.05%) Solaris
4 4 (2.70%) UNIX
4 4 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (0.68%) HPUX
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.97%) Migration
2 16 (10.81%) Data Migration
3 15 (10.14%) ERP
4 12 (8.11%) Project Management
5 11 (7.43%) Service Delivery
6 10 (6.76%) CRM
7 9 (6.08%) E-business
8 8 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.73%) Information Security
9 7 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.73%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.05%) ITIL
10 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.38%) Business Analysis
11 5 (3.38%) Business Transformation
12 4 (2.70%) Coaching
12 4 (2.70%) Asset Management
12 4 (2.70%) Data Security
12 4 (2.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.76%) SQL
2 4 (2.70%) Bash Shell
3 3 (2.03%) VBA
3 3 (2.03%) Python
3 3 (2.03%) C
3 3 (2.03%) Java
4 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.35%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.35%) ABAP
4 2 (1.35%) XQuery
4 2 (1.35%) Ruby
4 2 (1.35%) Korn
5 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) Perl
5 1 (0.68%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.70%) Degree
3 4 (2.70%) CISSP
3 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.03%) IBM Certification
4 3 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.03%) MCSE
4 3 (2.03%) CCNP
4 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) CCNA
5 2 (1.35%) CCIE
5 2 (1.35%) CCVP
6 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.68%) MCTS
6 1 (0.68%) MCITP
6 1 (0.68%) CIPD
6 1 (0.68%) ACCA
6 1 (0.68%) CIMA
6 1 (0.68%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.35%) SLA
1 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) GAAP
2 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.35%) XenServer
3 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) SCOM
2 2 (1.35%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.68%) Oozie
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (0.68%) MOM
3 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (19.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.24%) Oracle
3 11 (7.43%) Cisco
4 9 (6.08%) IBM
5 7 (4.73%) SAP
6 6 (4.05%) Symantec
7 4 (2.70%) NetApp
7 4 (2.70%) VMware
8 3 (2.03%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.03%) BMC
8 3 (2.03%) Citrix
8 3 (2.03%) Avaya
9 2 (1.35%) Informatica
9 2 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.35%) HP
9 2 (1.35%) Dell
9 2 (1.35%) EMC
9 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.35%) webMethods
9 2 (1.35%) Remedy
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