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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 10 21 8
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 88 54 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.30% 6.10% 11.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.27% 6.88% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £343 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £489 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.75 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+68.10% +5.45%
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
857 785 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.59% 88.70% 90.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 354 363
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 33 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.07 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +4.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.13 £19.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 37 (24.67%) Oracle
2 35 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (22.00%) Migration
4 32 (21.33%) Finance
5 28 (18.67%) SC Cleared
6 22 (14.67%) Oracle EBS R12
7 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
8 19 (12.67%) Telecoms
9 18 (12.00%) ERP
10 17 (11.33%) Data Migration
11 16 (10.67%) Oracle ERP
11 16 (10.67%) Windows
12 15 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
13 14 (9.33%) Linux
13 14 (9.33%) Cisco
13 14 (9.33%) Service Delivery
14 12 (8.00%) E-business
14 12 (8.00%) Marketing
14 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
15 11 (7.33%) CRM
16 10 (6.67%) IBM
16 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
17 9 (6.00%) SQL
17 9 (6.00%) Project Management
17 9 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
18 8 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (5.33%) ITIL
18 8 (5.33%) UNIX
19 7 (4.67%) Java
19 7 (4.67%) SharePoint

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.67%) IIS
2 4 (2.67%) Apache
3 3 (2.00%) Lync
3 3 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.33%) nginx
4 2 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.33%) K2 blackpearl
5 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.67%) CMS
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.00%) DOC1
4 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (14.67%) Oracle EBS R12
2 16 (10.67%) Oracle ERP
3 15 (10.00%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (4.67%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
7 3 (2.00%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (1.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (1.33%) SAP MM
8 2 (1.33%) HFM
9 1 (0.67%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
2 4 (2.67%) SaaS
3 2 (1.33%) Taleo
3 2 (1.33%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.33%) Office 365
4 1 (0.67%) IaaS
4 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.33%) HTTP
1 5 (3.33%) SSL
2 4 (2.67%) Firewall
2 4 (2.67%) SSH
2 4 (2.67%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.00%) 4G
3 3 (2.00%) VoLTE
3 3 (2.00%) Network Security
3 3 (2.00%) SAN
3 3 (2.00%) PBX
4 2 (1.33%) SNMP
4 2 (1.33%) VPN
4 2 (1.33%) DNS
4 2 (1.33%) CTI
4 2 (1.33%) FTP
4 2 (1.33%) NAS
4 2 (1.33%) Cisco ICM
4 2 (1.33%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.00%) DB2
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.33%) Hyperion Smart View
3 2 (1.33%) Big Data
3 2 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.33%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.67%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.67%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
General
1 32 (21.33%) Finance
2 19 (12.67%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.00%) Marketing
4 4 (2.67%) Billing
5 3 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Publishing
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.33%) Middleware
2 4 (2.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.00%) JMS
4 2 (1.33%) .NET
4 2 (1.33%) J2EE
4 2 (1.33%) SOAP
4 2 (1.33%) REST
5 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.67%) XML
5 1 (0.67%) CSS
5 1 (0.67%) HTML
5 1 (0.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) User Experience
4 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.67%) Clustering
5 4 (2.67%) DataPower
6 3 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.00%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.00%) PKI
6 3 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) CMDB
7 2 (1.33%) IVR
7 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.67%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) FMCG
8 1 (0.67%) GIS
8 1 (0.67%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 16 (10.67%) Windows
2 14 (9.33%) Linux
3 8 (5.33%) UNIX
4 7 (4.67%) Solaris
5 5 (3.33%) AIX
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.33%) SUSE
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.00%) Migration
2 18 (12.00%) ERP
3 17 (11.33%) Data Migration
4 14 (9.33%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.00%) E-business
6 11 (7.33%) CRM
7 9 (6.00%) Project Management
8 8 (5.33%) ITIL
8 8 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (4.67%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.00%) Information Security
10 6 (4.00%) Data Security
11 5 (3.33%) Asset Management
11 5 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.33%) Business Analysis
11 5 (3.33%) Business Transformation
12 4 (2.67%) Cash Management
12 4 (2.67%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.00%) SQL
2 7 (4.67%) Java
2 7 (4.67%) Bash Shell
3 5 (3.33%) Python
4 4 (2.67%) Ruby
5 3 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.00%) VBA
5 3 (2.00%) C
5 3 (2.00%) Perl
6 2 (1.33%) PHP
6 2 (1.33%) C++
6 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.33%) VBScript
6 2 (1.33%) Korn
6 2 (1.33%) XQuery
7 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.67%) ABAP
7 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.00%) Degree
4 4 (2.67%) IBM Certification
4 4 (2.67%) CISSP
5 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.00%) MCSE
5 3 (2.00%) CCIE
5 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) CCVP
6 2 (1.33%) CCNP
6 2 (1.33%) CCNA
7 1 (0.67%) CCA
7 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CIPD
7 1 (0.67%) ACCA
7 1 (0.67%) CIMA
7 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) SLA
1 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.33%) COBIT
1 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) GAAP
System Software
1 3 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.33%) XenServer
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (3.33%) SCOM
2 3 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.33%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.33%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.33%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (1.33%) SCCM
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.67%) Oozie
Vendors
1 37 (24.67%) Oracle
2 21 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.33%) Cisco
4 10 (6.67%) IBM
5 6 (4.00%) Symantec
5 6 (4.00%) SAP
6 5 (3.33%) HP
7 4 (2.67%) BMC
7 4 (2.67%) NetApp
7 4 (2.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.67%) Thunderhead
8 3 (2.00%) VMware
8 3 (2.00%) Cincom
8 3 (2.00%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.00%) EMC
8 3 (2.00%) Citrix
8 3 (2.00%) Avaya
9 2 (1.33%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.33%) Nokia
9 2 (1.33%) Dell
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