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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 11 24 8
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 80 50 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.86% 5.74% 11.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.71% 6.37% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 51
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £347 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.09%
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
918 785 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.18% 90.13% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 397 430
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.42 £19.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 40 (25.97%) Oracle
2 38 (24.68%) Finance
3 35 (22.73%) Security Cleared
4 34 (22.08%) Migration
5 29 (18.83%) SC Cleared
6 23 (14.94%) Oracle EBS R12
7 21 (13.64%) Telecoms
7 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.99%) Windows
9 19 (12.34%) ERP
9 19 (12.34%) Data Migration
10 17 (11.04%) Oracle ERP
11 16 (10.39%) Oracle Applications
12 15 (9.74%) Linux
13 13 (8.44%) SQL
13 13 (8.44%) Cisco
13 13 (8.44%) E-business
14 12 (7.79%) Marketing
14 12 (7.79%) CRM
14 12 (7.79%) Data Centre
15 11 (7.14%) IBM
15 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
16 10 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
17 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
17 9 (5.84%) HTTP
17 9 (5.84%) UNIX
17 9 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
18 8 (5.19%) Information Security
18 8 (5.19%) Data Security
18 8 (5.19%) ITIL

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (3.25%) IIS
2 5 (3.25%) Apache
2 5 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Spatial
4 2 (1.30%) K2 blackpearl
4 2 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.30%) nginx
4 2 (1.30%) Lync
4 2 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.90%) MS Office
3 3 (1.95%) DOC1
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 23 (14.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 17 (11.04%) Oracle ERP
3 16 (10.39%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle Cash Management
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle E-Business Tax
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (1.95%) Oracle iProcurement
8 2 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (1.30%) HFM
8 2 (1.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 2 (1.30%) SAP MM
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.65%) Agresso
9 1 (0.65%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.60%) SaaS
2 3 (1.95%) Office 365
3 2 (1.30%) Taleo
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
4 1 (0.65%) IaaS
4 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.84%) HTTP
2 8 (5.19%) SSL
3 5 (3.25%) Firewall
3 5 (3.25%) SSH
4 4 (2.60%) DNS
5 3 (1.95%) VoLTE
5 3 (1.95%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.95%) 4G
5 3 (1.95%) Network Security
5 3 (1.95%) VPN
5 3 (1.95%) SAN
6 2 (1.30%) CTI
6 2 (1.30%) 3G
6 2 (1.30%) SNMP
6 2 (1.30%) PBX
6 2 (1.30%) FTP
6 2 (1.30%) Cisco ICM
6 2 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.30%) LTE
6 2 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) DB2
2 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.30%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.30%) Hyperion Smart View
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.65%) QlikView
5 1 (0.65%) MS Access
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
General
1 38 (24.68%) Finance
2 21 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.79%) Marketing
4 5 (3.25%) Billing
5 3 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.19%) Middleware
2 5 (3.25%) JMS
2 5 (3.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.95%) .NET
3 3 (1.95%) SOAP
3 3 (1.95%) REST
4 2 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) CSS
5 1 (0.65%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.65%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.25%) Clustering
3 5 (3.25%) Cryptography
3 5 (3.25%) DataPower
3 5 (3.25%) User Experience
3 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) PKI
4 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.60%) CMDB
5 3 (1.95%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.95%) GIS
6 2 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.30%) FMCG
6 2 (1.30%) IVR
6 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.65%) EPoS
7 1 (0.65%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.65%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.99%) Windows
2 15 (9.74%) Linux
3 9 (5.84%) UNIX
4 8 (5.19%) Solaris
5 6 (3.90%) AIX
6 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (22.08%) Migration
2 19 (12.34%) ERP
2 19 (12.34%) Data Migration
3 13 (8.44%) E-business
4 12 (7.79%) CRM
5 11 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.19%) Data Security
7 8 (5.19%) Information Security
7 8 (5.19%) ITIL
7 8 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.55%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.90%) Coaching
9 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.90%) Project Management
10 5 (3.25%) Asset Management
10 5 (3.25%) Scrum
10 5 (3.25%) Ethical Hacking
10 5 (3.25%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.44%) SQL
2 8 (5.19%) Java
3 7 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.25%) Python
5 4 (2.60%) Ruby
6 3 (1.95%) Perl
6 3 (1.95%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.95%) C++
6 3 (1.95%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.30%) VBScript
7 2 (1.30%) C
7 2 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.30%) VBA
7 2 (1.30%) PHP
7 2 (1.30%) Korn
7 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.30%) XQuery
8 1 (0.65%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 35 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 29 (18.83%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.90%) Degree
4 5 (3.25%) IBM Certification
4 5 (3.25%) CISSP
5 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.60%) MCSE
6 3 (1.95%) CCIE
6 3 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.30%) CCNP
7 2 (1.30%) CCNA
7 2 (1.30%) CCVP
7 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) MCTS
8 1 (0.65%) MCITP
8 1 (0.65%) ACCA
8 1 (0.65%) CIMA
8 1 (0.65%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.95%) COBIT
1 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.30%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) GAAP
System Software
1 4 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (3.25%) SCOM
2 3 (1.95%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.30%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (1.30%) BladeLogic
3 2 (1.30%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 40 (25.97%) Oracle
2 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.44%) Cisco
4 11 (7.14%) IBM
5 5 (3.25%) Symantec
6 4 (2.60%) Thunderhead
6 4 (2.60%) SAP
6 4 (2.60%) HP
6 4 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.60%) BMC
7 3 (1.95%) NetApp
7 3 (1.95%) EMC
7 3 (1.95%) F5
7 3 (1.95%) Cincom
7 3 (1.95%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.30%) VMware
8 2 (1.30%) Remedy
8 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.30%) Isilon
8 2 (1.30%) Huawei
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