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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Consultant
Rank 25 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 63 92 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 6.33% 8.86% 7.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.96% 9.96% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 21
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £314 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £563 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £40.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-11.04% +16.42%
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
905 924 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.95% 89.02% 92.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 475 309
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £190
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 28 27 49
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £12.30 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £27.93 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 24 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.78%) Cisco
4 15 (11.28%) Project Management
4 15 (11.28%) Migration
5 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.02%) DV Cleared
7 11 (8.27%) Active Directory
7 11 (8.27%) SQL
7 11 (8.27%) Windows
8 10 (7.52%) SAP
8 10 (7.52%) Finance
8 10 (7.52%) VMware
8 10 (7.52%) Information Security
8 10 (7.52%) SCOM
9 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
9 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
10 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
10 8 (6.02%) MS Exchange
10 8 (6.02%) Linux
10 8 (6.02%) Oracle
10 8 (6.02%) Firewall
11 7 (5.26%) Service Management
11 7 (5.26%) Informatica
11 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
11 7 (5.26%) IIS
11 7 (5.26%) IBM
11 7 (5.26%) MySQL
11 7 (5.26%) WAN
11 7 (5.26%) DNS

Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
1 8 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) IIS
2 7 (5.26%) Lync
3 4 (3.01%) Office Communications Server
3 4 (3.01%) NetWeaver
4 3 (2.26%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.26%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.75%) GroupWise
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.75%) SAP PM
2 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.76%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (2.26%) Office 365
3 2 (1.50%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.02%) Firewall
2 7 (5.26%) DNS
2 7 (5.26%) WAN
3 6 (4.51%) LAN
4 5 (3.76%) iSCSI
4 5 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (3.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (3.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (3.01%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.26%) IMAP
6 3 (2.26%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.26%) PBX
6 3 (2.26%) POP3
6 3 (2.26%) SMTP
6 3 (2.26%) DHCP
6 3 (2.26%) SAN
6 3 (2.26%) 4G
6 3 (2.26%) VoLTE
7 2 (1.50%) MPLS
7 2 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.26%) MySQL
1 7 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.51%) SAP BW
3 5 (3.76%) DB2
4 3 (2.26%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.75%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.75%) HBase
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (7.52%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.76%) Retail
4 2 (1.50%) Back Office
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Games
5 1 (0.75%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.26%) LAMP
2 4 (3.01%) SAP Basis
2 4 (3.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.76%) Visualisation
3 4 (3.01%) Clustering
4 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.50%) IVR
6 1 (0.75%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) CMDB
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.75%) EMC Centera
6 1 (0.75%) User Experience
6 1 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.27%) Windows
2 8 (6.02%) Linux
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.75%) UNIX
4 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.75%) AIX
4 1 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.28%) Project Management
1 15 (11.28%) Migration
2 10 (7.52%) Information Security
3 7 (5.26%) Service Management
3 7 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 6 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (3.76%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.76%) ITIL
5 5 (3.76%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (3.76%) Coaching
5 5 (3.76%) Data Visualisation
6 4 (3.01%) Protective Monitoring
6 4 (3.01%) Six Sigma
6 4 (3.01%) Data Modelling
6 4 (3.01%) Data Security
6 4 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.26%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.26%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (2.26%) Validation
7 3 (2.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.27%) SQL
2 6 (4.51%) ABAP
2 6 (4.51%) Java
3 3 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.26%) VBA
3 3 (2.26%) VBScript
3 3 (2.26%) C
4 2 (1.50%) XQuery
5 1 (0.75%) VB6
5 1 (0.75%) C#
5 1 (0.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.02%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.76%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.76%) Degree
6 4 (3.01%) CISSP
6 4 (3.01%) CCNP
6 4 (3.01%) CCDP
6 4 (3.01%) JNCIS
7 3 (2.26%) MCTS
7 3 (2.26%) MCITP
7 3 (2.26%) MCSE
8 1 (0.75%) CCIE
8 1 (0.75%) CCA
8 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.75%) CIPD
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
8 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) BS15000
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (8.27%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.50%) XenServer
4 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) SCOM
2 2 (1.50%) WMI
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (1.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.75%) Oozie
3 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.75%) SCSM
3 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.75%) MOM
3 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.78%) Cisco
3 10 (7.52%) SAP
3 10 (7.52%) VMware
4 8 (6.02%) Oracle
5 7 (5.26%) IBM
5 7 (5.26%) Informatica
6 6 (4.51%) Symantec
7 5 (3.76%) F5
8 4 (3.01%) Mercator
8 4 (3.01%) Juniper
8 4 (3.01%) Citrix
9 3 (2.26%) Avaya
9 3 (2.26%) HP
9 3 (2.26%) EMC
9 3 (2.26%) BMC
9 3 (2.26%) NetApp
10 2 (1.50%) Dell
10 2 (1.50%) webMethods
10 2 (1.50%) Veeam
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