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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 15 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 68 107 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.16% 10.69% 10.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.90% 11.98% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 64 33
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -6.66%
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
764 893 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.72% 89.21% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 440 324
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 46
Average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £175.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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 28 January 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 34 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.43%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.29%) Information Security
4 18 (12.86%) Windows
4 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
5 15 (10.71%) Firewall
5 15 (10.71%) Migration
6 14 (10.00%) Finance
6 14 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 13 (9.29%) Cisco
7 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
8 12 (8.57%) Linux
8 12 (8.57%) SAP
8 12 (8.57%) Project Management
8 12 (8.57%) Informatica
9 10 (7.14%) VMware
9 10 (7.14%) SQL
10 9 (6.43%) MS Exchange
10 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
11 8 (5.71%) LAMP
11 8 (5.71%) WAN
11 8 (5.71%) MySQL
11 8 (5.71%) SCOM
12 7 (5.00%) F5
12 7 (5.00%) Oracle
12 7 (5.00%) .NET
12 7 (5.00%) ETL
12 7 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.00%) Juniper

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 13 (9.29%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.43%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.57%) Lync
3 5 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 5 (3.57%) IIS
3 5 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (2.86%) NetWeaver
5 3 (2.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.71%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (2.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.43%) MS Office
2 2 (1.43%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.71%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.71%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.71%) Firewall
2 8 (5.71%) WAN
3 6 (4.29%) DNS
3 6 (4.29%) LAN
4 5 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.57%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (2.86%) BIG-IP
5 4 (2.86%) SAN
6 3 (2.14%) LTE
6 3 (2.14%) NAS
6 3 (2.14%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.14%) POP3
6 3 (2.14%) SMTP
6 3 (2.14%) HTTPS
6 3 (2.14%) FTP
6 3 (2.14%) DHCP
6 3 (2.14%) DMZ
6 3 (2.14%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.71%) MySQL
3 5 (3.57%) SAP BW
4 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.86%) PowerCenter
4 4 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.86%) DB2
5 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.43%) OLAP
6 2 (1.43%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (1.43%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 2 (1.43%) Cognos Report Studio
6 2 (1.43%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (1.43%) Cognos Transformer
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.71%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.29%) Retail
3 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Advertising
4 2 (1.43%) Games
4 2 (1.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.71%) LAMP
2 7 (5.00%) .NET
3 4 (2.86%) SAP Basis
4 3 (2.14%) jQuery
4 3 (2.14%) HTML
4 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.14%) CSS
4 3 (2.14%) XML
4 3 (2.14%) JSON
4 3 (2.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.71%) XSLT
5 1 (0.71%) WCF
5 1 (0.71%) WF
5 1 (0.71%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.57%) Visualisation
2 3 (2.14%) Clustering
2 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) RMADS
4 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.71%) User Experience
4 1 (0.71%) W3C
4 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.71%) SCADA
4 1 (0.71%) PKI
4 1 (0.71%) Statistics
4 1 (0.71%) IVR
4 1 (0.71%) CESG
4 1 (0.71%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (0.71%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.86%) Windows
2 12 (8.57%) Linux
3 5 (3.57%) UNIX
4 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.29%) Information Security
2 15 (10.71%) Migration
3 12 (8.57%) Project Management
4 7 (5.00%) ETL
4 7 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.29%) ITIL
5 6 (4.29%) Data Migration
6 5 (3.57%) Data Visualisation
6 5 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.86%) Service Management
7 4 (2.86%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (2.14%) SIEM
8 3 (2.14%) CRM
8 3 (2.14%) Data Modelling
8 3 (2.14%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.43%) Security Management
9 2 (1.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.14%) SQL
2 6 (4.29%) Java
3 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.57%) ABAP
4 4 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.14%) sed
5 3 (2.14%) Korn
5 3 (2.14%) AWK
6 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.43%) VBScript
7 1 (0.71%) VB
7 1 (0.71%) Perl
7 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) C#
7 1 (0.71%) C++
7 1 (0.71%) Python
7 1 (0.71%) VB6
7 1 (0.71%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.43%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.29%) CISSP
4 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.57%) CCNP
5 5 (3.57%) JNCIS
5 5 (3.57%) CISA
5 5 (3.57%) CISM
6 4 (2.86%) Degree
6 4 (2.86%) CCDP
7 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.14%) MCTS
7 3 (2.14%) MCITP
8 2 (1.43%) GSEC
8 2 (1.43%) CCIE
8 2 (1.43%) CRISC
8 2 (1.43%) GCED
8 2 (1.43%) CSSLP
8 2 (1.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.71%) QA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) BS15000
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) SCOM
2 4 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.43%) WMI
4 1 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.71%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.71%) SCSM
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.71%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.71%) OpenView
4 1 (0.71%) MOM
4 1 (0.71%) Netcool
Vendors
1 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.29%) Cisco
3 12 (8.57%) SAP
3 12 (8.57%) Informatica
4 10 (7.14%) VMware
5 7 (5.00%) F5
5 7 (5.00%) Oracle
5 7 (5.00%) Juniper
6 4 (2.86%) Mercator
6 4 (2.86%) Cognos
7 3 (2.14%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.14%) Sun
7 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.43%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.43%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.43%) Websense
8 2 (1.43%) Remedy
8 2 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.43%) BMC
8 2 (1.43%) Citrix
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