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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 11 18 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 88 64 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.93% 7.31% 10.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.49% 7.67% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 59
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £405 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £56.25 £24.75 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+127.27% -
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
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 33 (23.74%) SAP
2 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 27 (19.42%) Windows
4 23 (16.55%) SQL
5 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
6 18 (12.95%) Finance
7 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
7 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
7 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (10.07%) Migration
8 14 (10.07%) Oracle
8 14 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (8.63%) Billing
9 12 (8.63%) Unit Testing
9 12 (8.63%) Windows Server
10 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (7.91%) Information Security
10 11 (7.91%) CRM
10 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
10 11 (7.91%) ITIL
11 10 (7.19%) Linux
12 9 (6.47%) ABAP
12 9 (6.47%) SharePoint
12 9 (6.47%) DNS
12 9 (6.47%) Degree
12 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
12 9 (6.47%) Open Source
13 8 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
13 8 (5.76%) Integration Testing
13 8 (5.76%) SAP IS-U

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (6.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.60%) Apache
2 5 (3.60%) IIS
3 4 (2.88%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.88%) Oracle Spatial
4 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.16%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.44%) nginx
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.72%) Node.js
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (5.76%) SAP IS-U
2 4 (2.88%) SAP GRC
3 3 (2.16%) SAP Payroll
4 2 (1.44%) Infor LN
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.44%) Primavera
4 2 (1.44%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle E-Business Tax
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.72%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.72%) SAP EHS
5 1 (0.72%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.72%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.32%) Office 365
2 5 (3.60%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (2.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (2.88%) Boomi
3 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.44%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.72%) IaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.47%) DNS
2 8 (5.76%) Firewall
3 7 (5.04%) SSL
4 5 (3.60%) HTTP
5 4 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.88%) FTP
5 4 (2.88%) Internet
5 4 (2.88%) RTP
6 3 (2.16%) DHCP
6 3 (2.16%) NAS
6 3 (2.16%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.16%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (2.16%) SAN
6 3 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.16%) WAN
7 2 (1.44%) 3G
7 2 (1.44%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (1.44%) GSM
7 2 (1.44%) UMTS
7 2 (1.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) GIS
3 6 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.60%) Big Data
4 5 (3.60%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (2.16%) DB2
6 3 (2.16%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.44%) Impala
7 2 (1.44%) MS Access
7 2 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.44%) QlikView
7 2 (1.44%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.44%) Maven
2 2 (1.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (12.95%) Finance
2 16 (11.51%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.63%) Billing
4 5 (3.60%) Marketing
5 3 (2.16%) Retail
6 2 (1.44%) Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Electronics
6 2 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.44%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) French Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
7 1 (0.72%) Law
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) SAP Basis
2 4 (2.88%) Middleware
2 4 (2.88%) SAP Smart Forms
3 3 (2.16%) .NET
3 3 (2.16%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (2.16%) JMS
3 3 (2.16%) Web Services
3 3 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.44%) CSS
4 2 (1.44%) J2EE
4 2 (1.44%) REST
4 2 (1.44%) SOAP
5 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.72%) COM
5 1 (0.72%) EDI
5 1 (0.72%) SAML
5 1 (0.72%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.72%) XML
5 1 (0.72%) XSD
5 1 (0.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.60%) Clustering
2 5 (3.60%) CMDB
2 5 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.16%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.16%) DataPower
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.16%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.16%) Replication
5 2 (1.44%) FMCG
5 2 (1.44%) PMI
5 2 (1.44%) W3C
6 1 (0.72%) Economics
6 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) IVR
6 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (19.42%) Windows
2 12 (8.63%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.19%) Linux
4 4 (2.88%) CentOS
5 3 (2.16%) AIX
5 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.16%) Solaris
6 2 (1.44%) NetWare
6 2 (1.44%) Unix
6 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (10.07%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (10.07%) Migration
3 12 (8.63%) Unit Testing
4 11 (7.91%) CRM
4 11 (7.91%) Data Modelling
4 11 (7.91%) Information Security
4 11 (7.91%) ITIL
4 11 (7.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (6.47%) Open Source
6 8 (5.76%) Functional Testing
6 8 (5.76%) Integration Testing
7 7 (5.04%) Scrum
7 7 (5.04%) TOGAF
8 6 (4.32%) Analytics
9 5 (3.60%) Data Management
9 5 (3.60%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.88%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.55%) SQL
2 9 (6.47%) ABAP
3 6 (4.32%) C#
3 6 (4.32%) Java
3 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.88%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.88%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.44%) Python
5 2 (1.44%) Ruby
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.72%) XAML
Qualifications
1 19 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.47%) Degree
2 9 (6.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.32%) CISSP
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.16%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.44%) MCITP
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
6 2 (1.44%) MCTS
6 2 (1.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.72%) CIPD
7 1 (0.72%) HND
7 1 (0.72%) IISP
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.72%) MCSD
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.44%) COBIT
3 2 (1.44%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) SDET
4 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.16%) UAG
3 2 (1.44%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.44%) Docker
3 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.44%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) SCCM
2 2 (1.44%) Ansible
2 2 (1.44%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.44%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (1.44%) WSUS
3 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.72%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 33 (23.74%) SAP
2 28 (20.14%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.07%) Oracle
4 6 (4.32%) Cisco
4 6 (4.32%) IBM
5 5 (3.60%) OpenText
6 4 (2.88%) BMC
6 4 (2.88%) VMware
7 3 (2.16%) Dell
7 3 (2.16%) Huawei
7 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.16%) Tableau
8 2 (1.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.44%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.44%) EMC
8 2 (1.44%) Infor
8 2 (1.44%) Lotus
8 2 (1.44%) Nokia
8 2 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.44%) Trustwave
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