Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Consultant
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 105 133 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.88% 10.07% 9.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.43% 10.87% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 68 97
Reading median daily rate £444 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £343 £308
90th Percentile £575 £650 £571
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 - £22.35
10th Percentile £14.75 - £21.13
90th Percentile £55.55 - £23.57
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £5.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year +550.00% -77.63% +29.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,245 1,224 1,801
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.47% 92.66% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 624 1,037
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £260 £213 £237
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +0.60% +3.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 74
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% -23.81%
10th Percentile £11.91 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £56.02 £58.70
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -20.00%

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Consultant in Reading

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Consultant in Reading

Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Reading over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Consultant in Reading

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Consultant in Reading

Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Consultant in Reading over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Consultant in Reading

Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Consultant in the job title.

1 34 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (18.10%) Windows
4 18 (17.14%) Finance
5 16 (15.24%) Office 365
5 16 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (13.33%) Oracle
7 13 (12.38%) SQL
7 13 (12.38%) Migration
8 12 (11.43%) Degree
9 11 (10.48%) Power BI
10 10 (9.52%) IaaS
10 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
10 10 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (8.57%) SAP
11 9 (8.57%) Project Management
11 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
12 8 (7.62%) Puppet
12 8 (7.62%) Workflow
12 8 (7.62%) Linux
12 8 (7.62%) Python
12 8 (7.62%) Cisco
12 8 (7.62%) Ansible
12 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (6.67%) Analytics
13 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
13 7 (6.67%) Windows 10
13 7 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
13 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
13 7 (6.67%) Unix

Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (4.76%) Apache
1 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.76%) Skype for Business
1 5 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.81%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Pig
4 2 (1.90%) CMS
4 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.90%) SAS
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.95%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.90%) SPSS
2 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Sonata
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.86%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.90%) Infor M3
3 2 (1.90%) SAP FI-GL
3 2 (1.90%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.95%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (15.24%) Office 365
3 10 (9.52%) IaaS
4 6 (5.71%) PaaS
5 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.90%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.95%) GitHub
6 1 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) DNS
1 6 (5.71%) DOCSIS
1 6 (5.71%) HTTP
1 6 (5.71%) SNMP
1 6 (5.71%) VPN
2 4 (3.81%) Network Security
2 4 (3.81%) Skype
3 3 (2.86%) Firewall
3 3 (2.86%) Wireless
4 2 (1.90%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (1.90%) DHCP
4 2 (1.90%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.90%) WAN
4 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.95%) IOS XR
5 1 (0.95%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.95%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.48%) Power BI
2 6 (5.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.76%) Big Data
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.86%) Oracle Smart View
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.90%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.90%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.90%) HBase
6 2 (1.90%) Mahout
6 2 (1.90%) Redis
6 2 (1.90%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.90%) Sqoop
6 2 (1.90%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.86%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.95%) LSMW
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.95%) PVCS
3 1 (0.95%) Selenium
3 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (17.14%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Marketing
3 5 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) REST
1 7 (6.67%) Web Services
2 6 (5.71%) SOAP
3 4 (3.81%) JSON
4 2 (1.90%) JSP
4 2 (1.90%) VXML
5 1 (0.95%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) jQuery
5 1 (0.95%) JSTL
5 1 (0.95%) React
5 1 (0.95%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.95%) STL
5 1 (0.95%) Visualforce
5 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.76%) User Experience
4 4 (3.81%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.81%) Replication
5 3 (2.86%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Clustering
6 2 (1.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.95%) Animation
7 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.95%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.95%) IVR
7 1 (0.95%) Social Media
7 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.95%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 19 (18.10%) Windows
2 8 (7.62%) Linux
3 7 (6.67%) Unix
3 7 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.95%) Android
5 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.95%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.95%) VMS
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.24%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (12.38%) Migration
3 10 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (8.57%) Project Management
5 8 (7.62%) Workflow
6 7 (6.67%) Analytics
6 7 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
7 6 (5.71%) Data Loss Prevention
7 6 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.76%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.76%) Data Analytics
8 5 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.76%) Presales
8 5 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.81%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.38%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.62%) Python
4 6 (5.71%) Perl
5 5 (4.76%) Java
6 4 (3.81%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.90%) ABAP
7 2 (1.90%) C#
7 2 (1.90%) F#
7 2 (1.90%) R
8 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) C++
8 1 (0.95%) DCL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Degree
2 9 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.86%) CCIE
5 3 (2.86%) CCNP
6 2 (1.90%) CCIE Wireless
6 2 (1.90%) CCNA
6 2 (1.90%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.90%) MCITP
6 2 (1.90%) MCTS
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.95%) ACCA
7 1 (0.95%) CCSA
7 1 (0.95%) CCSE
7 1 (0.95%) CEH
7 1 (0.95%) CISSP
7 1 (0.95%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) GDPR
2 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.95%) Docker
4 1 (0.95%) vSphere
4 1 (0.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) Ansible
1 8 (7.62%) Puppet
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.71%) SCCM
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.90%) Terraform
4 2 (1.90%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.90%) vRealize
4 2 (1.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Nessus
5 1 (0.95%) OpenView
5 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (32.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.33%) Oracle
3 9 (8.57%) SAP
4 8 (7.62%) Cisco
5 5 (4.76%) AppDynamics
5 5 (4.76%) FNZ
6 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
7 3 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.86%) VMware
8 2 (1.90%) AirMagnet
8 2 (1.90%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (1.90%) Citrix
8 2 (1.90%) Informatica
8 2 (1.90%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.90%) Talend
8 2 (1.90%) Teradata
8 2 (1.90%) Vertica
9 1 (0.95%) Meraki
9 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.95%) Sonus