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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Consultant 4 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.78% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

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
640 894 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.43% 94.60% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 513 464
Median daily rate £413 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 55 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.71% +71.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £54.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017, 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 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) French Language
3 1 (14.29%) Italian Language
3 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) PaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Advertising
3 1 (14.29%) MBA
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team

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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) PeopleTools
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) French Language
1 1 (14.29%) Italian Language
1 1 (14.29%) Spanish Language
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Development
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (14.29%) High Availability
1 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Presales
1 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQR
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MBA
2 1 (14.29%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (14.29%) SAP