The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 12 20 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 93 72 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.08% 7.89% 9.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.90% 8.36% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 48
Median daily rate £466 £458 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £350 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.25 £43.25
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -11.56%
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
853 861 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.42% 94.30% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 436 430
Median daily rate £413 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £26.14 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 May 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 51 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.84%) Security Cleared
3 30 (15.31%) Windows
4 28 (14.29%) SAP
4 28 (14.29%) Migration
5 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 26 (13.27%) SQL
7 23 (11.73%) Windows Server
8 22 (11.22%) Telecoms
8 22 (11.22%) SQL Server
8 22 (11.22%) PowerShell
9 20 (10.20%) Oracle
9 20 (10.20%) Firewall
10 19 (9.69%) ITIL
10 19 (9.69%) Office 365
10 19 (9.69%) Degree
11 18 (9.18%) MS Excel
11 18 (9.18%) DNS
12 17 (8.67%) SharePoint
12 17 (8.67%) Finance
12 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
13 16 (8.16%) Data Analysis
13 16 (8.16%) .NET
14 15 (7.65%) MS Exchange
14 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (7.65%) CISSP
14 15 (7.65%) Unit Testing
15 14 (7.14%) SAP IS-U
15 14 (7.14%) Information Security
15 14 (7.14%) Billing

Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 15 (7.65%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.10%) IIS
4 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.06%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.04%) Apache
7 4 (2.04%) Oracle Spatial
7 4 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.53%) GeoServer
8 3 (1.53%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (1.02%) nginx
9 2 (1.02%) Node.js
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.02%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.51%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 18 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.14%) SAP IS-U
2 10 (5.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.53%) Primavera
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.02%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.51%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.51%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.51%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (9.69%) Office 365
3 5 (2.55%) PaaS
4 4 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.53%) IaaS
5 3 (1.53%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.51%) Boomi
7 1 (0.51%) Scribe Online
7 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.20%) Firewall
2 18 (9.18%) DNS
3 10 (5.10%) Internet
4 9 (4.59%) Wireless
5 8 (4.08%) Network Security
5 8 (4.08%) VPN
6 7 (3.57%) SSL
7 6 (3.06%) DHCP
7 6 (3.06%) FTP
7 6 (3.06%) NetScaler
7 6 (3.06%) Reverse Proxy
7 6 (3.06%) RTP
8 5 (2.55%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.04%) IPsec
9 4 (2.04%) LAN
9 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.04%) Wireless Security
10 3 (1.53%) Cisco ICM
10 3 (1.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) GIS
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (2.55%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (2.55%) Power BI
5 4 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.04%) Big Data
5 4 (2.04%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.04%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.53%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.53%) QlikView
6 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.02%) DB2
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.02%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.02%) Maven
2 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) AppScan
3 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (11.22%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.67%) Finance
3 14 (7.14%) Billing
4 4 (2.04%) Marketing
5 3 (1.53%) Banking
5 3 (1.53%) German Language
5 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.53%) Legal
5 3 (1.53%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) French Language
7 1 (0.51%) Automotive
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.16%) .NET
2 5 (2.55%) SAP Smart Forms
2 5 (2.55%) XML
3 4 (2.04%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.04%) CSS
3 4 (2.04%) REST
4 2 (1.02%) ADO.NET
4 2 (1.02%) COM
4 2 (1.02%) J2EE
4 2 (1.02%) Middleware
4 2 (1.02%) SAML
4 2 (1.02%) SOAP
4 2 (1.02%) Web Services
5 1 (0.51%) Autofac
5 1 (0.51%) OLE
5 1 (0.51%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.51%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.51%) VXML
5 1 (0.51%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.06%) PKI
5 5 (2.55%) CMDB
6 4 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.53%) IVR
7 3 (1.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.53%) SCADA
8 2 (1.02%) Clustering
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.02%) PMI
8 2 (1.02%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) W3C
9 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.51%) BYOD
9 1 (0.51%) CCTV
9 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.31%) Windows
2 23 (11.73%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.12%) Linux
4 5 (2.55%) CentOS
4 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (2.55%) Unix
5 2 (1.02%) AIX
5 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.51%) NetWare
6 1 (0.51%) Solaris
6 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (14.29%) Migration
2 19 (9.69%) ITIL
3 16 (8.16%) Data Analysis
4 15 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (7.65%) Unit Testing
5 14 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 14 (7.14%) Information Security
6 13 (6.63%) Customer Engagement
7 12 (6.12%) Analytics
7 12 (6.12%) CRM
7 12 (6.12%) Service Management
8 11 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (5.10%) Functional Testing
9 10 (5.10%) High Availability
9 10 (5.10%) Integration Testing
9 10 (5.10%) Open Source
9 10 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (5.10%) SIEM
10 8 (4.08%) Service Delivery
11 7 (3.57%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.27%) SQL
2 22 (11.22%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.14%) C#
4 13 (6.63%) ABAP
5 10 (5.10%) Java
6 7 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.06%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.55%) C++
8 5 (2.55%) Python
9 4 (2.04%) C
9 4 (2.04%) VBScript
10 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.53%) R
10 3 (1.53%) VB
10 3 (1.53%) XAML
11 2 (1.02%) Ruby
12 1 (0.51%) Korn
12 1 (0.51%) Perl
12 1 (0.51%) Scala
12 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.69%) Degree
3 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
4 15 (7.65%) CISSP
5 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (3.57%) MCITP
6 7 (3.57%) MCTS
7 6 (3.06%) CISM
8 4 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.53%) CEH
9 3 (1.53%) GCIA
9 3 (1.53%) GCIH
9 3 (1.53%) GIAC
9 3 (1.53%) GSEC
9 3 (1.53%) ISSAP
9 3 (1.53%) SANS
10 2 (1.02%) CCIE
10 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.02%) MCSE
10 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.04%) RMADS
3 1 (0.51%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.51%) NEBOSH
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 14 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.61%) UAG
3 4 (2.04%) BitLocker
3 4 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.04%) ISA Server
4 3 (1.53%) Docker
4 3 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.02%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.57%) WSUS
2 4 (2.04%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (1.53%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.53%) SCCM
4 2 (1.02%) Ansible
4 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.02%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (1.02%) Puppet
4 2 (1.02%) SCOM
4 2 (1.02%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.51%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.51%) Nagios
5 1 (0.51%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.51%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 51 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.29%) SAP
3 20 (10.20%) Oracle
4 11 (5.61%) Cisco
5 6 (3.06%) hybris
5 6 (3.06%) Lotus
6 4 (2.04%) BMC
6 4 (2.04%) Cognos
6 4 (2.04%) Juniper
6 4 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.53%) Citrix
7 3 (1.53%) F5
7 3 (1.53%) IBM
7 3 (1.53%) VMware
8 2 (1.02%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.02%) Clearswift
8 2 (1.02%) Informatica
8 2 (1.02%) Intel Security
8 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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