The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 13 21 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 61 64 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.74% 6.30% 6.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.89% 6.67% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 30
Median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £315 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £582
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-0.05% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
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
617 959 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.40% 94.39% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 600 417
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 56
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £37.09 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 1 October 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 33 (21.57%) Migration
2 25 (16.34%) Finance
3 22 (14.38%) Windows
3 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
4 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
5 19 (12.42%) Cisco
5 19 (12.42%) PowerShell
6 17 (11.11%) Office 365
7 16 (10.46%) SAP
8 15 (9.80%) MS Exchange
9 13 (8.50%) Linux
9 13 (8.50%) Oracle
9 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (7.84%) Data Centre
10 12 (7.84%) C#
10 12 (7.84%) Telecoms
10 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 11 (7.19%) Network Security
11 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (7.19%) SIEM
12 10 (6.54%) .NET
12 10 (6.54%) SharePoint
12 10 (6.54%) CCIE
12 10 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (6.54%) Juniper
13 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (5.88%) SQL
13 9 (5.88%) SC Cleared

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (9.80%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (6.54%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.61%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.96%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.96%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.31%) SAS
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (4.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) MS Office
2 3 (1.96%) MS Project
3 2 (1.31%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.92%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.27%) SAP IS-U
3 4 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.61%) SAP CO
3 4 (2.61%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (1.96%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.96%) Oracle Receivables
4 3 (1.96%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (1.31%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.65%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.65%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.65%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.65%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.11%) Office 365
2 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.27%) IaaS
4 3 (1.96%) PaaS
5 2 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.19%) Network Security
2 8 (5.23%) Firewall
2 8 (5.23%) LAN
3 6 (3.92%) WAN
4 5 (3.27%) WLAN
5 3 (1.96%) Skype
5 3 (1.96%) Wireless
6 2 (1.31%) CTI
6 2 (1.31%) DNS
6 2 (1.31%) VPN
7 1 (0.65%) BGP
7 1 (0.65%) Broadband
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco ICM
7 1 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.65%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.65%) SAN
7 1 (0.65%) SMTP
7 1 (0.65%) SSL
7 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.31%) DB2
4 2 (1.31%) MySQL
4 2 (1.31%) Power BI
4 2 (1.31%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.31%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.65%) DocumentDB
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.65%) MS Access
5 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.61%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.61%) ClearQuest
2 4 (2.61%) MSTest
3 2 (1.31%) Ant
3 2 (1.31%) Maven
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.65%) PeopleTools
4 1 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (16.34%) Finance
2 12 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.61%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Marketing
4 3 (1.96%) General Ledger
4 3 (1.96%) Local Government
5 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Law
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.54%) .NET
2 7 (4.58%) JSON
3 5 (3.27%) Web Services
4 4 (2.61%) REST
4 4 (2.61%) SOAP
4 4 (2.61%) XML
5 3 (1.96%) HTML
6 2 (1.31%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.31%) CGI
6 2 (1.31%) VXML
6 2 (1.31%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Felix
7 1 (0.65%) Apache Sling
7 1 (0.65%) CSS3
7 1 (0.65%) HTML5
7 1 (0.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.65%) OSGi
7 1 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.31%) BYOD
4 2 (1.31%) CESG
4 2 (1.31%) Clustering
4 2 (1.31%) CMDB
4 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.65%) CCTV
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Grid Computing
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) iPad
5 1 (0.65%) IVR
5 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (14.38%) Windows
2 13 (8.50%) Linux
3 9 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 5 (3.27%) AIX
4 5 (3.27%) Unix
5 4 (2.61%) Solaris
6 2 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.65%) VMS
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.57%) Migration
2 11 (7.19%) SIEM
3 9 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (5.23%) Information Security
5 7 (4.58%) B2B
5 7 (4.58%) CRM
5 7 (4.58%) Project Management
6 6 (3.92%) Data Analysis
6 6 (3.92%) Unit Testing
7 5 (3.27%) Analytics
7 5 (3.27%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (3.27%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.27%) ITIL
7 5 (3.27%) SOA
8 4 (2.61%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.61%) Data Modelling
8 4 (2.61%) Integration Testing
8 4 (2.61%) OO
8 4 (2.61%) OOD
8 4 (2.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.42%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.84%) C#
3 9 (5.88%) SQL
4 4 (2.61%) Perl
5 3 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.31%) ABAP
6 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.31%) VBA
6 2 (1.31%) VBScript
6 2 (1.31%) XAML
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) C++
7 1 (0.65%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) R
7 1 (0.65%) SQR
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.54%) CCIE
2 10 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.23%) Degree
5 7 (4.58%) CISSP
6 4 (2.61%) CCNP
7 3 (1.96%) CEH
7 3 (1.96%) CISM
7 3 (1.96%) SANS
8 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.65%) CCNA
9 1 (0.65%) CCVP
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) MBA
9 1 (0.65%) MCITP
9 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.65%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.92%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (1.96%) SCCM
3 2 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.31%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.65%) Netcool
4 1 (0.65%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.65%) SCSM
4 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.42%) Cisco
3 16 (10.46%) SAP
4 13 (8.50%) Oracle
5 10 (6.54%) Juniper
6 6 (3.92%) CheckPoint
6 6 (3.92%) F5
6 6 (3.92%) IBM
7 3 (1.96%) HP
7 3 (1.96%) Lotus
8 2 (1.31%) Informatica
8 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.31%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.65%) Aruba
9 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.65%) hybris
9 1 (0.65%) Mercator
9 1 (0.65%) Symantec
9 1 (0.65%) VMware
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