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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Consultant
Rank 74 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 6 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.61% 0.82% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.86% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £450 £450 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £450 £394
% change year-on-year
-0.55% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
927 817 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.92% 95.22% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 435 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 22 31
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Clustering
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 3 (23.08%) DataPower
4 3 (23.08%) Cryptography
4 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
4 3 (23.08%) Replication
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) IBM Certification
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) DB2
4 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) JMS
4 3 (23.08%) HTTP
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) SSL
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) EMC

Technical Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) HTTP
1 3 (23.08%) SSL
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) DB2
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Big Data
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) JMS
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
1 3 (23.08%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 3 (23.08%) Cryptography
2 3 (23.08%) DataPower
2 3 (23.08%) Replication
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (15.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) AIX
3 3 (23.08%) Solaris
4 2 (15.38%) NetWare
4 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (15.38%) Analytics
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Presales
2 2 (15.38%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Market Research
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) IBM Certification
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) HND
4 1 (7.69%) MCSD
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) CommVault
4 1 (7.69%) Mercator
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec