The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 16 9 24
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 64 97 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.19% 9.97% 5.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.07% 10.89% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 32
Average daily rate
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£351 £425 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.52% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £532 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.38%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 891 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.10% 91.57% 89.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 387 383
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Consultant
Berkshire

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 37 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.29%) Windows
3 33 (21.02%) SC Cleared
4 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
5 22 (14.01%) Finance
6 21 (13.38%) Migration
6 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
7 19 (12.10%) Cisco
8 15 (9.55%) Oracle
9 14 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (8.28%) Service Management
11 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
11 12 (7.64%) SharePoint
11 12 (7.64%) High Availability
12 11 (7.01%) ITIL
12 11 (7.01%) Firewall
13 10 (6.37%) Telecoms
13 10 (6.37%) Linux
13 10 (6.37%) IBM
13 10 (6.37%) PowerShell
14 9 (5.73%) SQL
14 9 (5.73%) VMware
14 9 (5.73%) Service Delivery
15 8 (5.10%) Clustering
15 8 (5.10%) ITSM
15 8 (5.10%) Apache
15 8 (5.10%) Degree
16 7 (4.46%) Test Scripting
16 7 (4.46%) F5

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.10%) Apache
3 7 (4.46%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.18%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.18%) Lync
5 4 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.91%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.27%) IIS
7 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.64%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Excel
1 3 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.27%) WebTrends
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.64%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.64%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.64%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.64%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
1 1 (0.64%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.01%) Firewall
2 7 (4.46%) OSPF
2 7 (4.46%) VoIP
3 6 (3.82%) SAN
3 6 (3.82%) Network Security
4 5 (3.18%) BIG-IP
4 5 (3.18%) SNMP
4 5 (3.18%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.18%) Cisco PIX
5 4 (2.55%) ATM
6 3 (1.91%) DNS
6 3 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.91%) BGP
6 3 (1.91%) MPLS
6 3 (1.91%) RTP
7 2 (1.27%) VPN
7 2 (1.27%) IPsec
7 2 (1.27%) PSTN
8 1 (0.64%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.55%) DB2
4 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.64%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.64%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.64%) DataStage
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.64%) Essbase
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.27%) GDB
2 1 (0.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (14.01%) Finance
2 10 (6.37%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.55%) Retail
4 2 (1.27%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.27%) Banking
5 1 (0.64%) Legal
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.55%) .NET
1 4 (2.55%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (2.55%) XML
2 3 (1.91%) HTML
2 3 (1.91%) J2EE
3 2 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (0.64%) JSP
4 1 (0.64%) Struts
4 1 (0.64%) Web Services
4 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.64%) COM
4 1 (0.64%) SyncML
4 1 (0.64%) VXML
4 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.64%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.64%) Spring
4 1 (0.64%) Java EE
4 1 (0.64%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.64%) WCF
4 1 (0.64%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.10%) Clustering
2 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.18%) PKI
4 4 (2.55%) DataPower
5 3 (1.91%) CESG
6 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 1 (0.64%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.64%) GIS
7 1 (0.64%) IVR
7 1 (0.64%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.29%) Windows
2 14 (8.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.37%) Linux
5 7 (4.46%) UNIX
6 6 (3.82%) AIX
6 6 (3.82%) Solaris
7 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.55%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.91%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.91%) zOS
10 1 (0.64%) Android
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (13.38%) Migration
2 13 (8.28%) Service Management
3 12 (7.64%) High Availability
4 11 (7.01%) ITIL
5 9 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.10%) ITSM
7 7 (4.46%) CRM
7 7 (4.46%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (4.46%) Test Scripting
8 6 (3.82%) Network Management
8 6 (3.82%) Data Security
9 5 (3.18%) Project Management
9 5 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (2.55%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.55%) ETL
10 4 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (1.91%) Identity Management
11 3 (1.91%) Configuration Management
11 3 (1.91%) Network Design
11 3 (1.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.37%) PowerShell
2 9 (5.73%) SQL
3 5 (3.18%) C
4 4 (2.55%) C#
4 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.91%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.64%) C++
7 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.64%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 37 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 33 (21.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.10%) Degree
4 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.82%) CCNP
6 5 (3.18%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (3.18%) CISSP
6 5 (3.18%) CCIE
7 4 (2.55%) MCTS
7 4 (2.55%) MCITP
7 4 (2.55%) IBM Certification
8 3 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) CCSP
10 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.64%) CCNA
10 1 (0.64%) CCDA
10 1 (0.64%) CCDP
10 1 (0.64%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) SLA
1 3 (1.91%) COBIT
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.91%) Xen
4 2 (1.27%) UAG
5 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.64%) KVM
5 1 (0.64%) NFS
5 1 (0.64%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.64%) XenServer
5 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.82%) SCOrch
1 6 (3.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (3.18%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.18%) SCCM
3 3 (1.91%) BMC Performance Manager
3 3 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (1.91%) Nessus
4 2 (1.27%) WSUS
4 2 (1.27%) SCSM
5 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.10%) Cisco
3 15 (9.55%) Oracle
4 10 (6.37%) IBM
5 9 (5.73%) VMware
6 7 (4.46%) F5
7 6 (3.82%) Juniper
7 6 (3.82%) BMC
7 6 (3.82%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.18%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.18%) SAP
8 5 (3.18%) EMC
8 5 (3.18%) Hyperion
9 4 (2.55%) Citrix
9 4 (2.55%) ArcSight
10 3 (1.91%) Remedy
10 3 (1.91%) HP
10 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.27%) Nokia
11 2 (1.27%) Brocade
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