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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 8 24 15
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 109 63 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.59% 6.33% 8.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.46% 6.72% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 46
Average daily rate £450 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £610 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £40.75
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -11.04%
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
951 938 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.42% 94.18% 90.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 501 481
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.45 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 50 (27.47%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.68%) SAP
3 32 (17.58%) SQL
3 32 (17.58%) Security Cleared
4 31 (17.03%) Windows
5 24 (13.19%) SQL Server
6 22 (12.09%) Migration
6 22 (12.09%) Degree
6 22 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (10.99%) ITIL
7 20 (10.99%) Oracle
7 20 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
7 20 (10.99%) Windows Server
8 18 (9.89%) DNS
8 18 (9.89%) MS Excel
8 18 (9.89%) Firewall
8 18 (9.89%) Finance
8 18 (9.89%) SC Cleared
9 17 (9.34%) PowerShell
9 17 (9.34%) Telecoms
10 16 (8.79%) Office 365
11 15 (8.24%) Unit Testing
11 15 (8.24%) SharePoint
11 15 (8.24%) .NET
12 14 (7.69%) C#
12 14 (7.69%) Billing
13 13 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (7.14%) Data Modelling
13 13 (7.14%) CRM
13 13 (7.14%) Active Directory

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 15 (8.24%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.04%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.49%) IIS
4 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.20%) Apache
5 4 (2.20%) GeoServer
5 4 (2.20%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.20%) Oracle Spatial
5 4 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.65%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.10%) nginx
7 2 (1.10%) Node.js
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.04%) SAP IS-U
2 9 (4.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.20%) SAP GRC
4 3 (1.65%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.10%) Primavera
5 2 (1.10%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.55%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.55%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.55%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.55%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.79%) Office 365
3 5 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.20%) PaaS
4 4 (2.20%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (1.65%) Boomi
5 3 (1.65%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.10%) IaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.55%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.89%) DNS
1 18 (9.89%) Firewall
2 10 (5.49%) Internet
3 7 (3.85%) DHCP
3 7 (3.85%) SSL
3 7 (3.85%) VPN
3 7 (3.85%) Wireless
4 6 (3.30%) FTP
4 6 (3.30%) NetScaler
4 6 (3.30%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (3.30%) RTP
5 5 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.20%) IPsec
6 4 (2.20%) Network Security
6 4 (2.20%) SAN
6 4 (2.20%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.20%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.65%) CTI
7 3 (1.65%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) Big Data
2 9 (4.95%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.40%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (4.40%) GIS
4 7 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.75%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.75%) Power BI
6 5 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 4 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.20%) SAP BW
8 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (1.65%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.65%) QlikView
9 2 (1.10%) DB2
9 2 (1.10%) Impala
9 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.10%) Maven
3 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.55%) AppScan
General
1 18 (9.89%) Finance
2 17 (9.34%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.69%) Billing
4 6 (3.30%) Marketing
5 3 (1.65%) German Language
5 3 (1.65%) Legal
5 3 (1.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Electronics
6 2 (1.10%) French Language
6 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Automotive
7 1 (0.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.24%) .NET
2 5 (2.75%) SAP Basis
2 5 (2.75%) SAP Smart Forms
3 4 (2.20%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.20%) CSS
3 4 (2.20%) REST
3 4 (2.20%) XML
4 2 (1.10%) COM
4 2 (1.10%) J2EE
4 2 (1.10%) Middleware
4 2 (1.10%) SAML
4 2 (1.10%) SOAP
4 2 (1.10%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) ADO
5 1 (0.55%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.55%) OLE
5 1 (0.55%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.55%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.55%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.30%) PKI
5 5 (2.75%) CMDB
6 4 (2.20%) Replication
7 3 (1.65%) Clustering
7 3 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.65%) SCADA
8 2 (1.10%) IVR
8 2 (1.10%) PMI
8 2 (1.10%) W3C
9 1 (0.55%) CCTV
9 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.55%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.55%) Economics
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.03%) Windows
2 20 (10.99%) Windows Server
3 10 (5.49%) Linux
4 5 (2.75%) CentOS
4 5 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.75%) Unix
5 2 (1.10%) NetWare
5 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.09%) Migration
2 20 (10.99%) Business Intelligence
2 20 (10.99%) ITIL
3 15 (8.24%) Unit Testing
4 13 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (7.14%) Analytics
4 13 (7.14%) CRM
4 13 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 13 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (6.59%) Data Analysis
5 12 (6.59%) Service Management
6 11 (6.04%) Information Security
6 11 (6.04%) Open Source
7 10 (5.49%) Customer Engagement
7 10 (5.49%) Functional Testing
7 10 (5.49%) Integration Testing
8 9 (4.95%) High Availability
8 9 (4.95%) Identity Management
9 8 (4.40%) TOGAF
10 7 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.58%) SQL
2 17 (9.34%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.69%) C#
4 12 (6.59%) ABAP
5 10 (5.49%) Java
6 7 (3.85%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.30%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.75%) Python
9 4 (2.20%) C
9 4 (2.20%) C++
10 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.65%) R
10 3 (1.65%) VBScript
10 3 (1.65%) XAML
11 2 (1.10%) Ruby
11 2 (1.10%) VB
11 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.55%) Korn
12 1 (0.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (17.58%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.09%) Degree
3 18 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.49%) CISSP
4 10 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.85%) MCITP
5 7 (3.85%) MCTS
6 4 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.65%) CISM
7 3 (1.65%) GCIA
7 3 (1.65%) GCIH
7 3 (1.65%) GIAC
7 3 (1.65%) GSEC
7 3 (1.65%) ISSAP
7 3 (1.65%) MCSD
8 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) MCSE
8 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.55%) CIPD
9 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.20%) RMADS
3 2 (1.10%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) COBIT
4 1 (0.55%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.55%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.04%) UAG
3 4 (2.20%) BitLocker
3 4 (2.20%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.65%) Docker
5 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.10%) Terminal Server
5 2 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (3.85%) WSUS
2 3 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (1.65%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.65%) SCCM
3 2 (1.10%) Ansible
3 2 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.10%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.55%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.55%) Nagios
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
4 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.55%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.55%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 50 (27.47%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.68%) SAP
3 20 (10.99%) Oracle
4 7 (3.85%) Cisco
5 6 (3.30%) hybris
6 5 (2.75%) VMware
7 4 (2.20%) BMC
7 4 (2.20%) Cognos
7 4 (2.20%) Lotus
7 4 (2.20%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.65%) Dell
8 3 (1.65%) EMC
8 3 (1.65%) IBM
8 3 (1.65%) OpenText
9 2 (1.10%) BT
9 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.10%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.10%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.10%) Nokia
9 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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