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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 20 15 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 54 99 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.51% 9.16% 6.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.23% 10.02% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 23
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -33.33%
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
747 988 1211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.11% 91.40% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 492 370
Average daily rate £385 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 33 34
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.44% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £50.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

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 30 September 2014, 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 32 (23.88%) Windows
2 27 (20.15%) Finance
3 23 (17.16%) Security Cleared
4 20 (14.93%) Migration
5 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
5 19 (14.18%) SC Cleared
6 18 (13.43%) Cisco
6 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
7 13 (9.70%) Firewall
8 12 (8.96%) Active Directory
8 12 (8.96%) High Availability
8 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (8.96%) User Experience
9 11 (8.21%) SharePoint
9 11 (8.21%) Oracle
10 10 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (6.72%) Linux
12 8 (5.97%) Apache
12 8 (5.97%) UNIX
12 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
12 8 (5.97%) CRM
12 8 (5.97%) IBM
12 8 (5.97%) CISSP
12 8 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (5.97%) Juniper
12 8 (5.97%) CheckPoint
12 8 (5.97%) Clustering
12 8 (5.97%) Information Security
12 8 (5.97%) F5

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 11 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.97%) Apache
3 5 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.73%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.49%) IIS
5 2 (1.49%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.75%) Lync
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Office
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.49%) InfoPath
3 2 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.49%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.49%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.49%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.75%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.75%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.75%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) Firewall
2 7 (5.22%) VoIP
2 7 (5.22%) OSPF
3 6 (4.48%) SAN
3 6 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (3.73%) BIG-IP
4 5 (3.73%) SNMP
4 5 (3.73%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (2.99%) Network Security
5 4 (2.99%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.24%) MPLS
6 3 (2.24%) LTE
6 3 (2.24%) ATM
6 3 (2.24%) BGP
6 3 (2.24%) VPN
6 3 (2.24%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.49%) DNS
7 2 (1.49%) IPsec
7 2 (1.49%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) DB2
2 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.49%) OLAP
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos Query Studio
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos Analysis Studio
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 2 (1.49%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.75%) BODI
5 1 (0.75%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.49%) GDB
3 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.75%) MSI
3 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
General
1 27 (20.15%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 3 (2.24%) Banking
5 2 (1.49%) General Ledger
5 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.49%) Advertising
5 2 (1.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) .NET
2 5 (3.73%) HTML
3 4 (2.99%) CSS
3 4 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (2.24%) JSON
4 3 (2.24%) XML
4 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.24%) jQuery
5 2 (1.49%) WCF
6 1 (0.75%) WF
6 1 (0.75%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.75%) SyncML
6 1 (0.75%) VXML
6 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.75%) XSD
6 1 (0.75%) XSLT
6 1 (0.75%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.96%) User Experience
2 8 (5.97%) Clustering
3 7 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.99%) DataPower
6 2 (1.49%) CMDB
6 2 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.75%) GIS
7 1 (0.75%) W3C
7 1 (0.75%) IVR
7 1 (0.75%) PKI
7 1 (0.75%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.75%) SCADA
7 1 (0.75%) RMADS
7 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.88%) Windows
2 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.72%) Linux
5 8 (5.97%) UNIX
6 6 (4.48%) AIX
6 6 (4.48%) Solaris
7 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.24%) zOS
8 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.24%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.93%) Migration
2 12 (8.96%) High Availability
3 10 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (5.97%) Information Security
4 8 (5.97%) CRM
5 7 (5.22%) Test Scripting
6 6 (4.48%) Network Management
6 6 (4.48%) ITIL
6 6 (4.48%) ETL
6 6 (4.48%) Service Management
6 6 (4.48%) Data Security
7 5 (3.73%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.99%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (2.99%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.99%) Analytics
8 4 (2.99%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.24%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.24%) Cash Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.97%) JavaScript
2 7 (5.22%) SQL
3 6 (4.48%) C
4 4 (2.99%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.49%) C#
6 2 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (17.16%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.18%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.97%) CISSP
3 8 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.22%) CCNP
5 6 (4.48%) CCIE
5 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.73%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (2.99%) IBM Certification
7 4 (2.99%) Degree
8 3 (2.24%) CISA
8 3 (2.24%) CISM
8 3 (2.24%) MCTS
8 3 (2.24%) MCITP
9 2 (1.49%) CRISC
9 2 (1.49%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.75%) VTSP
10 1 (0.75%) CCSP
10 1 (0.75%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.99%) SLA
3 3 (2.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.24%) Xen
5 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.75%) XenServer
6 1 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.75%) KVM
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.99%) SCCM
3 3 (2.24%) BMC Performance Manager
3 3 (2.24%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.24%) Nessus
4 2 (1.49%) WSUS
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 19 (14.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.43%) Cisco
3 11 (8.21%) Oracle
4 8 (5.97%) IBM
4 8 (5.97%) Juniper
4 8 (5.97%) CheckPoint
4 8 (5.97%) F5
5 7 (5.22%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.48%) VMware
6 6 (4.48%) BMC
7 5 (3.73%) EMC
7 5 (3.73%) SAP
7 5 (3.73%) Cognos
7 5 (3.73%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.99%) HP
8 4 (2.99%) Citrix
9 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.24%) Remedy
10 2 (1.49%) Websense
10 2 (1.49%) Omniture
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