The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Technical Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 61 75 74
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 17 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.67% 0.10% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.11% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 6
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £404 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.02% +0.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00
Technical 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
943 918 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.45% 94.44% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 487 480
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 30
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £14.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Technical Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Technical Consultant in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Technical 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Windows
3 11 (44.00%) DNS
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (32.00%) SQL
5 8 (32.00%) Degree
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (24.00%) DHCP
7 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (24.00%) Office 365
8 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (20.00%) Service Management
8 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (16.00%) VPN
9 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (16.00%) .NET
9 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 4 (16.00%) MS Office
9 4 (16.00%) C
9 4 (16.00%) Replication
9 4 (16.00%) Firewall

Technical 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.00%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (4.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (24.00%) Office 365
3 3 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) DHCP
3 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.00%) VPN
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (12.00%) IPsec
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
5 2 (8.00%) IPv6
5 2 (8.00%) Kerberos
5 2 (8.00%) NAS
5 2 (8.00%) Skype
5 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 2 (8.00%) Wireless Security
6 1 (4.00%) HTTP
6 1 (4.00%) POP3
6 1 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) Big Data
2 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (16.00%) Hadoop
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.00%) Datazen
4 1 (4.00%) DB2
4 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) Power BI
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) AppScan
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.00%) Marketing
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.00%) ADO
3 1 (4.00%) ADO.NET
3 1 (4.00%) Autofac
3 1 (4.00%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (4.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
3 1 (4.00%) ODBC
3 1 (4.00%) OLE
3 1 (4.00%) OLE DB
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.00%) RSS
3 1 (4.00%) SAML
3 1 (4.00%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
3 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Public Cloud
1 4 (16.00%) Replication
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
3 2 (8.00%) Clustering
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.00%) BYOD
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
4 2 (8.00%) NetWare
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
2 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Presales
4 3 (12.00%) Use Case
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (8.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) C#
4 3 (12.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) Java
5 2 (8.00%) Python
5 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) Korn
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) R
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (4.00%) VB
6 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Degree
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) MCITP
4 4 (16.00%) MCTS
5 3 (12.00%) MCSD
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) MCSE
7 1 (4.00%) CISM
7 1 (4.00%) CISSP
7 1 (4.00%) GCIA
7 1 (4.00%) GCIH
7 1 (4.00%) GIAC
7 1 (4.00%) GSEC
7 1 (4.00%) HND
7 1 (4.00%) ISSAP
7 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) UAG
3 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) WSUS
2 3 (12.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.00%) HP Fortify
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.00%) WebInspect
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) EMC
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) CommVault
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) Mercator
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Remedy
5 1 (4.00%) Splunk
5 1 (4.00%) Sybase
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec