The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Consultant
Rank - 76 84
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.10% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £425 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £35.61 -
% change year-on-year
+33.38% -
Technical Consultant
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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
791 914 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.09% 91.40% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 404 372
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 40 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Consultant across the Reading region.

Technical Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title.

1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) EMC
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) GDB
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
2 1 (12.50%) SCSM
2 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (12.50%) JDA
2 1 (12.50%) Manugistics
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SAP

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Technical 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 Technical Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) GDB
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Procure-to-pay
2 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
2 1 (12.50%) ETL
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) System Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
1 1 (12.50%) SCSM
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (12.50%) JDA
2 1 (12.50%) Manugistics
2 1 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (12.50%) Cognos
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft