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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Consultant
Rank 23 8 23
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 49 113 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.61% 11.25% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.22% 12.31% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 50 26
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +15.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £327 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.31% -1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% -23.61%
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
788 918 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.16% 91.43% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 418 361
Average daily rate £376 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (23.02%) Windows
2 28 (20.14%) Finance
3 26 (18.71%) Security Cleared
4 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
5 22 (15.83%) Microsoft
6 17 (12.23%) Cisco
6 17 (12.23%) Migration
7 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
8 14 (10.07%) Active Directory
9 13 (9.35%) Oracle
9 13 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (8.63%) High Availability
10 12 (8.63%) Firewall
11 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (7.19%) ITIL
11 10 (7.19%) IBM
11 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
11 10 (7.19%) Service Management
12 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (6.47%) Linux
12 9 (6.47%) SQL
12 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
13 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
13 8 (5.76%) Clustering
13 8 (5.76%) Apache
13 8 (5.76%) UNIX
13 8 (5.76%) CRM
13 8 (5.76%) F5
14 7 (5.04%) PowerShell
14 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.76%) Apache
3 5 (3.60%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.72%) Lync
7 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.88%) MS Office
1 4 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.44%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.44%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.72%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.72%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.72%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.63%) Firewall
2 7 (5.04%) VoIP
2 7 (5.04%) OSPF
3 5 (3.60%) SNMP
3 5 (3.60%) SAN
3 5 (3.60%) BIG-IP
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco PIX
3 5 (3.60%) Network Security
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (3.60%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.16%) MPLS
4 3 (2.16%) ATM
4 3 (2.16%) BGP
5 2 (1.44%) VPN
5 2 (1.44%) DNS
5 2 (1.44%) IPsec
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (0.72%) Internet
6 1 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.88%) DB2
4 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.72%) Essbase
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.72%) QlikView
6 1 (0.72%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.72%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.44%) GDB
3 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.72%) MSI
3 1 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (20.14%) Finance
2 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.88%) Retail
4 3 (2.16%) Banking
5 2 (1.44%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.72%) Billing
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) .NET
2 4 (2.88%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.16%) JSON
3 3 (2.16%) XML
3 3 (2.16%) HTML
3 3 (2.16%) jQuery
4 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.44%) CSS
4 2 (1.44%) WCF
5 1 (0.72%) WF
5 1 (0.72%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.72%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.72%) SyncML
5 1 (0.72%) VXML
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) Web Services
5 1 (0.72%) J2EE
5 1 (0.72%) XSD
5 1 (0.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Clustering
2 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.88%) DataPower
4 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.44%) CMDB
4 2 (1.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.72%) iPhone
5 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.72%) GIS
5 1 (0.72%) IVR
5 1 (0.72%) Graphic Design
5 1 (0.72%) SCADA
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 32 (23.02%) Windows
2 13 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.47%) Linux
5 8 (5.76%) UNIX
6 6 (4.32%) AIX
6 6 (4.32%) Solaris
7 5 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.88%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.16%) zOS
10 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.23%) Migration
2 12 (8.63%) High Availability
3 10 (7.19%) ITIL
3 10 (7.19%) Service Management
4 9 (6.47%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.47%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (5.76%) CRM
6 7 (5.04%) Data Security
6 7 (5.04%) ITSM
6 7 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (5.04%) Test Scripting
7 6 (4.32%) Network Management
8 5 (3.60%) ETL
9 4 (2.88%) Information Security
9 4 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (2.88%) ITIL V3
9 4 (2.88%) Analytics
10 3 (2.16%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.16%) Cash Management
10 3 (2.16%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.47%) SQL
2 7 (5.04%) JavaScript
2 7 (5.04%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.32%) C
4 4 (2.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.44%) C#
5 2 (1.44%) C++
5 2 (1.44%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.72%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.32%) CCNP
4 6 (4.32%) CISSP
5 5 (3.60%) CCIE
5 5 (3.60%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (2.88%) IBM Certification
6 4 (2.88%) Degree
7 3 (2.16%) MCTS
7 3 (2.16%) MCITP
8 2 (1.44%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) CCSP
9 1 (0.72%) CISA
9 1 (0.72%) CISM
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.72%) CCNA
9 1 (0.72%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.88%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.16%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.07%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.16%) Xen
4 2 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.72%) XenServer
5 1 (0.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.72%) KVM
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.72%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (3.60%) SCCM
1 5 (3.60%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.88%) SCOrch
2 4 (2.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (2.16%) BMC Performance Manager
3 3 (2.16%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.16%) Nessus
4 2 (1.44%) WSUS
5 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.72%) SCOM
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.72%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (15.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.23%) Cisco
3 13 (9.35%) Oracle
4 10 (7.19%) IBM
5 8 (5.76%) F5
6 7 (5.04%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.04%) VMware
6 7 (5.04%) Juniper
7 6 (4.32%) BMC
7 6 (4.32%) Blue Coat
8 5 (3.60%) ArcSight
8 5 (3.60%) EMC
8 5 (3.60%) Hyperion
8 5 (3.60%) SAP
9 4 (2.88%) HP
10 3 (2.16%) Citrix
10 3 (2.16%) Remedy
10 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.44%) Omniture
11 2 (1.44%) Google
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