The table below looks at the statistics for Customer Engagement skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Customer Engagement over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Customer Engagement
Rank 45 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing Customer Engagement 23 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.67% 0.71% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 1.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £325 £500
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.58 - £16.38
Customer Engagement
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
567 703 614
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 65.93% 71.08% 66.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 349 229
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 21
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+247.81% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Customer Engagement
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Customer Engagement across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Customer Engagement Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Customer Engagement
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Customer Engagement across the Reading region.

Customer Engagement Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Customer Engagement
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Customer Engagement also 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 that cited Customer Engagement.

1 27 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (86.67%) Degree
3 25 (83.33%) MCTS
3 25 (83.33%) MCITP
3 25 (83.33%) Service Management
3 25 (83.33%) ITIL
4 22 (73.33%) Windows
5 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 14 (46.67%) DNS
6 11 (36.67%) IIS
6 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
7 10 (33.33%) SQL
8 9 (30.00%) .NET
9 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (23.33%) Clustering
10 7 (23.33%) C#
10 7 (23.33%) MCSE
10 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (20.00%) IBM Notes
11 6 (20.00%) POP3
11 6 (20.00%) SMTP
11 6 (20.00%) DHCP
11 6 (20.00%) SAN
11 6 (20.00%) Novell
11 6 (20.00%) Lotus
11 6 (20.00%) GroupWise
11 6 (20.00%) IMAP
11 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 5 (16.67%) SCOM

Customer Engagement
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Customer Engagement also 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 that cited Customer Engagement. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (36.67%) IIS
2 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 6 (20.00%) GroupWise
4 4 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (3.33%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) POP3
2 6 (20.00%) SMTP
2 6 (20.00%) DHCP
2 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 6 (20.00%) IMAP
3 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.33%) RTP
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) PBX
3 1 (3.33%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Fiddler
3 1 (3.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Field Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Escalation Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Server Support
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Social Media Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (30.00%) .NET
2 5 (16.67%) XML
3 4 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) LINQ
4 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
4 1 (3.33%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (3.33%) FastCGI
4 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Blog
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (83.33%) Service Management
1 25 (83.33%) ITIL
2 8 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (13.33%) CMMI
4 4 (13.33%) Scrum
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) Kanban
5 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.33%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (3.33%) Brand Management
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.33%) High Availability
6 1 (3.33%) MVC
6 1 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (3.33%) Benchmarking
6 1 (3.33%) B2B
6 1 (3.33%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) C#
3 6 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.67%) VBScript
5 4 (13.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (6.67%) VBA
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (3.33%) C++
7 1 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (90.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (86.67%) Degree
3 25 (83.33%) MCTS
3 25 (83.33%) MCITP
4 7 (23.33%) MCSE
5 2 (6.67%) MCP
5 2 (6.67%) MCSD
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCOM
1 5 (16.67%) WMI
1 5 (16.67%) SCSM
2 4 (13.33%) MOM
3 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Novell
2 6 (20.00%) Lotus
3 1 (3.33%) Avaya
3 1 (3.33%) Nortel
3 1 (3.33%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
Reading
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago