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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Consultant
Rank 5 9 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 97 86 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 12.36% 9.22% 7.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.18% 9.89% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 27
Median daily rate £469 £458 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +30.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £321 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £528 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
- +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.35 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.45 £54.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.27% +111.76%
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
736 870 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.76% 93.25% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 499 377
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 49 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £40.00 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 July 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 July 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 45 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.90%) Migration
3 32 (15.53%) Windows
3 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
4 28 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 25 (12.14%) Office 365
6 24 (11.65%) PowerShell
6 24 (11.65%) SAP
6 24 (11.65%) Finance
7 22 (10.68%) MS Exchange
8 21 (10.19%) SQL
9 20 (9.71%) Telecoms
9 20 (9.71%) Windows Server
10 18 (8.74%) Oracle
11 17 (8.25%) .NET
11 17 (8.25%) Firewall
11 17 (8.25%) SC Cleared
11 17 (8.25%) Degree
12 16 (7.77%) Data Analysis
12 16 (7.77%) SQL Server
12 16 (7.77%) ITIL
12 16 (7.77%) MS Excel
12 16 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (7.28%) DNS
13 15 (7.28%) Active Directory
14 14 (6.80%) Information Security
14 14 (6.80%) Cisco
14 14 (6.80%) SharePoint
14 14 (6.80%) C#
15 13 (6.31%) CISSP

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 22 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (4.37%) IIS
6 7 (3.40%) IBM Notes
7 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.43%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.97%) Oracle Spatial
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.49%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.49%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 16 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.94%) MS Office
2 4 (1.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.83%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (3.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (2.43%) SAP FI
4 3 (1.46%) SAP CO
4 3 (1.46%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.97%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.97%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.49%) Primavera
6 1 (0.49%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.49%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.49%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.49%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (12.14%) Office 365
3 5 (2.43%) PaaS
4 4 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.94%) IaaS
5 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.46%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.49%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.25%) Firewall
2 15 (7.28%) DNS
3 9 (4.37%) Internet
3 9 (4.37%) Network Security
3 9 (4.37%) Wireless
4 6 (2.91%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (2.91%) SSL
4 6 (2.91%) VPN
5 5 (2.43%) FTP
5 5 (2.43%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (2.43%) NetScaler
5 5 (2.43%) Skype
6 4 (1.94%) DHCP
6 4 (1.94%) LAN
6 4 (1.94%) RTP
6 4 (1.94%) Wireless Security
7 3 (1.46%) CTI
7 3 (1.46%) IPsec
7 3 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.43%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (2.43%) Power BI
5 4 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.94%) Big Data
5 4 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (1.94%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.46%) GIS
6 3 (1.46%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.46%) QlikView
6 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.97%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.46%) MSTest
3 2 (0.97%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.97%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.49%) AppScan
4 1 (0.49%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (11.65%) Finance
2 20 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.37%) Billing
4 5 (2.43%) Banking
5 4 (1.94%) Marketing
6 3 (1.46%) German Language
6 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.97%) French Language
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Local Government
7 2 (0.97%) Retail
8 1 (0.49%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.25%) .NET
2 7 (3.40%) REST
3 4 (1.94%) JSON
3 4 (1.94%) SOAP
3 4 (1.94%) XML
4 3 (1.46%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.46%) SAP Smart Forms
4 3 (1.46%) VXML
4 3 (1.46%) Web Services
5 2 (0.97%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.97%) CSS
5 2 (0.97%) Node.js
6 1 (0.49%) ADO
6 1 (0.49%) COM
6 1 (0.49%) Middleware
6 1 (0.49%) ODBC
6 1 (0.49%) OLE
6 1 (0.49%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.49%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.37%) Data Centre
2 6 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (2.91%) PKI
3 4 (1.94%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.46%) BYOD
4 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.46%) SCADA
4 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
5 2 (0.97%) CESG
5 2 (0.97%) Clustering
5 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (0.97%) IVR
5 2 (0.97%) PMI
5 2 (0.97%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (15.53%) Windows
2 20 (9.71%) Windows Server
3 12 (5.83%) Linux
4 4 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.94%) Unix
5 3 (1.46%) CentOS
6 2 (0.97%) AIX
6 2 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.49%) Solaris
7 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (19.90%) Migration
2 16 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (7.77%) Data Analysis
2 16 (7.77%) ITIL
3 14 (6.80%) Information Security
4 12 (5.83%) Customer Engagement
4 12 (5.83%) Unit Testing
5 11 (5.34%) SIEM
6 10 (4.85%) CRM
6 10 (4.85%) High Availability
6 10 (4.85%) Integration Testing
6 10 (4.85%) Service Management
7 9 (4.37%) Analytics
8 8 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.40%) Project Planning
9 7 (3.40%) Validation
10 6 (2.91%) Identity Management
10 6 (2.91%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.65%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.19%) SQL
3 14 (6.80%) C#
4 9 (4.37%) ABAP
5 6 (2.91%) Java
5 6 (2.91%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.43%) C++
7 4 (1.94%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.94%) C
7 4 (1.94%) VBScript
8 3 (1.46%) Perl
8 3 (1.46%) Python
8 3 (1.46%) R
8 3 (1.46%) VB
8 3 (1.46%) XAML
9 2 (0.97%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.49%) Korn
10 1 (0.49%) Scala
10 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (15.53%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.25%) Degree
2 17 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.31%) CISSP
4 9 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.91%) CCIE
5 6 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.91%) CISM
5 6 (2.91%) MCITP
5 6 (2.91%) MCTS
6 4 (1.94%) CCNP
7 3 (1.46%) CEH
7 3 (1.46%) GCIA
7 3 (1.46%) GCIH
7 3 (1.46%) GIAC
7 3 (1.46%) GSEC
7 3 (1.46%) ISSAP
7 3 (1.46%) SANS
8 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.97%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.43%) RMADS
3 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.49%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.49%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.28%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.85%) UAG
3 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.94%) ISA Server
3 4 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.46%) Docker
5 2 (0.97%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (3.40%) Cisco UCCE
2 6 (2.91%) WSUS
3 4 (1.94%) SCCM
4 3 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.97%) SCOM
5 2 (0.97%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.49%) HP Fortify
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.49%) Nagios
6 1 (0.49%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.49%) SCSM
6 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 45 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 24 (11.65%) SAP
3 18 (8.74%) Oracle
4 14 (6.80%) Cisco
5 7 (3.40%) Lotus
6 6 (2.91%) hybris
7 4 (1.94%) Cognos
7 4 (1.94%) F5
7 4 (1.94%) Juniper
8 3 (1.46%) IBM
9 2 (0.97%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.97%) Citrix
9 2 (0.97%) Informatica
9 2 (0.97%) VMware
10 1 (0.49%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.49%) NetApp
10 1 (0.49%) Nokia
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.49%) Symantec
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