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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 16 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 71 97 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.91% 9.72% 5.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.69% 10.89% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 20
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£465 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-18.88% +38.46%
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
817 891 767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.98% 89.28% 91.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 421 350
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 42
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 30 (22.90%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.56%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.27%) Migration
3 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
4 17 (12.98%) Oracle
5 15 (11.45%) Finance
6 13 (9.92%) Telecoms
6 13 (9.92%) Project Management
7 12 (9.16%) Cisco
8 11 (8.40%) MS Excel
8 11 (8.40%) Windows
8 11 (8.40%) Data Centre
9 10 (7.63%) SQL
10 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
11 8 (6.11%) IBM
11 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
11 8 (6.11%) Firewall
11 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (6.11%) DV Cleared
11 8 (6.11%) Oracle EBS R12
12 7 (5.34%) Lync
12 7 (5.34%) Mentoring
12 7 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
12 7 (5.34%) VMware
12 7 (5.34%) SCOM
12 7 (5.34%) Service Delivery
12 7 (5.34%) MS Exchange
12 7 (5.34%) Linux
13 6 (4.58%) SAP
13 6 (4.58%) DNS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.34%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.34%) Lync
3 5 (3.82%) IIS
4 4 (3.05%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.53%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.76%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.76%) CMS
7 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.76%) Apache
7 1 (0.76%) nginx
7 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (8.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (6.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.53%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.53%) HFM
5 1 (0.76%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.82%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (2.29%) Office 365
2 3 (2.29%) SaaS
3 2 (1.53%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.76%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) PaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) Firewall
2 6 (4.58%) DNS
3 5 (3.82%) WAN
3 5 (3.82%) LAN
3 5 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.05%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.05%) BIG-IP
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (3.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (2.29%) VoLTE
5 3 (2.29%) Unified Communications
5 3 (2.29%) 4G
5 3 (2.29%) IMAP
5 3 (2.29%) PBX
5 3 (2.29%) POP3
5 3 (2.29%) SMTP
6 2 (1.53%) FTP
6 2 (1.53%) SSH
6 2 (1.53%) SAN
6 2 (1.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.29%) MySQL
3 2 (1.53%) Hyperion Smart View
3 2 (1.53%) Big Data
3 2 (1.53%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.53%) DB2
4 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.76%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.76%) Sqoop
4 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 13 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.82%) Retail
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) LAMP
2 2 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.53%) .NET
3 1 (0.76%) J2EE
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
3 1 (0.76%) JMS
3 1 (0.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.82%) User Experience
4 4 (3.05%) Clustering
5 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.53%) DataPower
6 2 (1.53%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.76%) IVR
7 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.40%) Windows
2 7 (5.34%) Linux
3 4 (3.05%) Solaris
4 3 (2.29%) UNIX
5 2 (1.53%) AIX
5 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.27%) Migration
2 13 (9.92%) Project Management
3 8 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (5.34%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.34%) Mentoring
5 6 (4.58%) Service Management
5 6 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.58%) Information Security
5 6 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.82%) ERP
6 5 (3.82%) ITIL
6 5 (3.82%) CRM
6 5 (3.82%) Data Migration
6 5 (3.82%) Business Transformation
7 4 (3.05%) Coaching
7 4 (3.05%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (3.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (3.05%) Six Sigma
7 4 (3.05%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.63%) SQL
2 3 (2.29%) VBA
2 3 (2.29%) C
2 3 (2.29%) Java
2 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.53%) ABAP
3 2 (1.53%) XQuery
3 2 (1.53%) Korn
3 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.76%) C#
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) VBScript
4 1 (0.76%) VB
4 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.76%) VB6
4 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (22.90%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.11%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.82%) Degree
5 4 (3.05%) JNCIS
5 4 (3.05%) CISSP
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.05%) CCNP
5 4 (3.05%) CCDP
6 3 (2.29%) MCSE
7 2 (1.53%) IBM Certification
7 2 (1.53%) MCTS
7 2 (1.53%) MCITP
8 1 (0.76%) CIPD
8 1 (0.76%) ACCA
8 1 (0.76%) CIMA
8 1 (0.76%) CCA
8 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
1 1 (0.76%) GAAP
1 1 (0.76%) BS15000
1 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.76%) COBIT
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.53%) XenServer
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (5.34%) SCOM
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.76%) Oozie
2 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
2 1 (0.76%) MOM
2 1 (0.76%) WMI
2 1 (0.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (17.56%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.98%) Oracle
3 12 (9.16%) Cisco
4 8 (6.11%) IBM
5 7 (5.34%) VMware
6 6 (4.58%) SAP
6 6 (4.58%) Symantec
7 4 (3.05%) F5
7 4 (3.05%) Juniper
7 4 (3.05%) NetApp
7 4 (3.05%) Mercator
8 3 (2.29%) Citrix
8 3 (2.29%) Avaya
9 2 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.53%) HP
9 2 (1.53%) Dell
9 2 (1.53%) EMC
9 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.53%) Varonis
9 2 (1.53%) Zerto
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
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Posted: 6 days ago