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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 11 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 77 67 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.45% 7.27% 8.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.44% 7.70% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £360 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.10 £46.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-25.88% +85.85%

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
673 870 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.32% 94.46% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 498 456
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 57 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +35.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 40 (28.57%) Migration
2 33 (23.57%) Security Cleared
3 31 (22.14%) Office 365
4 23 (16.43%) Finance
5 19 (13.57%) SAP
6 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
7 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
7 17 (12.14%) Linux
7 17 (12.14%) MS Exchange
8 15 (10.71%) Cisco
9 14 (10.00%) Java
9 14 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 13 (9.29%) Hadoop
11 12 (8.57%) Data Migration
11 12 (8.57%) ITIL
11 12 (8.57%) Unix
12 11 (7.86%) Windows
12 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
12 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
12 11 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (7.86%) Load Balancing
12 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (7.86%) Data Centre
13 10 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (7.14%) CCIE
13 10 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (7.14%) Juniper
13 10 (7.14%) ERP

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 17 (12.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.00%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.43%) SAS
8 1 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.71%) Apache
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) SAP FI-CA
2 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (2.86%) Oracle Receivables
2 4 (2.86%) SAP FI
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (2.14%) SAP CO
3 3 (2.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (2.14%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.71%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.71%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.14%) Office 365
2 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.43%) SuccessFactors
3 5 (3.57%) IaaS
4 3 (2.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.71%) Network Security
1 8 (5.71%) Skype
2 6 (4.29%) HTTP
2 6 (4.29%) ICMP
2 6 (4.29%) SSH
2 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.86%) LAN
3 4 (2.86%) WAN
4 3 (2.14%) 3G
4 3 (2.14%) Firewall
4 3 (2.14%) LTE
4 3 (2.14%) SAN
4 3 (2.14%) WLAN
5 1 (0.71%) SSL
5 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) Hadoop
2 7 (5.00%) Apache Hive
2 7 (5.00%) Big Data
2 7 (5.00%) DB2
2 7 (5.00%) HBase
2 7 (5.00%) Impala
2 7 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.00%) Sqoop
3 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (1.43%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.71%) CloverETL
6 1 (0.71%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.71%) MS Access
6 1 (0.71%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (4.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.86%) ClearCase
2 4 (2.86%) ClearQuest
3 3 (2.14%) MSTest
3 3 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.43%) Ant
4 2 (1.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.71%) Grunt
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (16.43%) Finance
2 9 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.57%) Retail
4 3 (2.14%) Banking
4 3 (2.14%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.14%) Law
4 3 (2.14%) Marketing
5 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.71%) Local Government
6 1 (0.71%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.00%) .NET
2 5 (3.57%) JSON
3 4 (2.86%) Web Services
4 3 (2.14%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) REST
4 3 (2.14%) SOAP
5 2 (1.43%) CGI
5 2 (1.43%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.43%) XML
6 1 (0.71%) Ajax
6 1 (0.71%) HTML5
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.71%) jQuery
6 1 (0.71%) Lucene
6 1 (0.71%) Middleware
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.71%) OSGi
6 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.71%) RESTful
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) Learning Management System
3 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.14%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.14%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.14%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.43%) Clustering
5 2 (1.43%) CMDB
5 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.43%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.71%) Blog
6 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) RIA
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.14%) Linux
2 12 (8.57%) Unix
3 11 (7.86%) Windows
4 8 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.29%) CentOS
5 6 (4.29%) Debian
5 6 (4.29%) Ubuntu
6 5 (3.57%) AIX
6 5 (3.57%) Solaris
7 2 (1.43%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.71%) VMS
8 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (28.57%) Migration
2 12 (8.57%) Data Migration
2 12 (8.57%) ITIL
3 11 (7.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.86%) Load Balancing
4 10 (7.14%) ERP
5 8 (5.71%) High Availability
6 7 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.00%) CRM
6 7 (5.00%) ETL
6 7 (5.00%) MapReduce
6 7 (5.00%) Prototyping
7 6 (4.29%) B2B
7 6 (4.29%) Change Control
7 6 (4.29%) DevOps
7 6 (4.29%) Project Management
7 6 (4.29%) SAP Implementation
8 5 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (3.57%) Presales
8 5 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.00%) Java
1 14 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.71%) SQL
3 7 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.00%) Scala
4 6 (4.29%) Bash Shell
4 6 (4.29%) C#
4 6 (4.29%) Python
5 5 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.86%) Perl
7 3 (2.14%) ABAP
8 2 (1.43%) C
8 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.43%) VBA
9 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.71%) SQR
Qualifications
1 33 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.14%) CCIE
3 10 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.57%) Degree
5 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.43%) CCNA
6 2 (1.43%) CCNP
7 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) CCVP
7 1 (0.71%) CIPD
7 1 (0.71%) CISSP
7 1 (0.71%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MBA
7 1 (0.71%) MCP
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.71%) OSCP
7 1 (0.71%) PhD
7 1 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.00%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 7 (5.00%) HDFS
2 5 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.71%) Docker
4 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (5.00%) Oozie
2 6 (4.29%) Ansible
2 6 (4.29%) SELinux
3 2 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.43%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
4 1 (0.71%) Marathon
4 1 (0.71%) Mesos
4 1 (0.71%) Netcool
4 1 (0.71%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (13.57%) SAP
2 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (10.71%) Cisco
4 10 (7.14%) Juniper
5 8 (5.71%) CheckPoint
5 8 (5.71%) IBM
5 8 (5.71%) Oracle
6 5 (3.57%) MicroStrategy
6 5 (3.57%) Palo Alto
7 4 (2.86%) Ab Initio
7 4 (2.86%) F5
8 3 (2.14%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.14%) Hortonworks
8 3 (2.14%) NetApp
8 3 (2.14%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.43%) EMC
9 2 (1.43%) HP
9 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.43%) VMware