Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 12 6
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 111 107 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.51% 8.43% 11.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.05% 9.10% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 110
Reading median daily rate £450 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £356 £325 £356
90th Percentile £625 £645 £603
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £55.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.91% +146.09% -
10th Percentile £14.75 £44.50 £21.13
90th Percentile £55.55 £65.50 £23.57
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £48.00 £22.35
% change year-on-year -32.29% +114.77% +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 1,379 1,176 1,587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.30% 92.67% 92.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 610 907
Reading median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £219 £249 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 78 66
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% - -30.39%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.50 £47.65 £27.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +11.11% -34.94%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (18.02%) Oracle
3 20 (18.02%) Windows
4 18 (16.22%) Finance
4 18 (16.22%) Office 365
5 13 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.71%) Active Directory
6 12 (10.81%) SQL
6 12 (10.81%) Migration
7 11 (9.91%) Degree
7 11 (9.91%) Deployment Automation
8 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
8 10 (9.01%) Web Services
8 10 (9.01%) Linux
8 10 (9.01%) Python
9 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
10 8 (7.21%) SCCM
10 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
10 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
10 8 (7.21%) Ansible
10 8 (7.21%) REST
10 8 (7.21%) IaaS
10 8 (7.21%) Analytics
10 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
11 7 (6.31%) Power BI
11 7 (6.31%) Project Management
11 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (6.31%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (6.31%) PaaS

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 (4.50%) Apache
1 5 (4.50%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (3.60%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) SAS
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) InVision
1 2 (1.80%) UXPin
2 1 (0.90%) HipChat
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.90%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Sonata
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (2.70%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.80%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.90%) SAP QM
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.22%) Office 365
3 8 (7.21%) IaaS
4 7 (6.31%) PaaS
5 4 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.60%) SaaS
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.70%) GitHub
7 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) DOCSIS
1 6 (5.41%) HTTP
1 6 (5.41%) SNMP
2 4 (3.60%) Network Security
3 3 (2.70%) 5G
3 3 (2.70%) DNS
3 3 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (2.70%) Skype
3 3 (2.70%) VPN
4 2 (1.80%) Firewall
4 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.80%) Wireless
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.90%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.90%) LTE
5 1 (0.90%) QSIG
5 1 (0.90%) SCCP
5 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) Power BI
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (5.41%) Oracle Smart View
3 5 (4.50%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.70%) Big Data
6 2 (1.80%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.90%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.70%) JIRA
3 3 (2.70%) Subversion
4 2 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.80%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.80%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.80%) Maven
5 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.90%) FishEye
5 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.90%) PVCS
5 1 (0.90%) Selenium
5 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.50%) Marketing
5 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) Web Services
2 8 (7.21%) REST
3 6 (5.41%) SOAP
4 3 (2.70%) JSON
4 3 (2.70%) XML
5 2 (1.80%) Framer.js
5 2 (1.80%) VXML
6 1 (0.90%) .NET
6 1 (0.90%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.90%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.41%) User Experience
2 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.70%) Replication
5 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.90%) Clustering
6 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.90%) IVR
6 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.02%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
3 6 (5.41%) Unix
4 5 (4.50%) Windows 10
4 5 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.80%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.90%) Android
7 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.90%) OpenVMS
7 1 (0.90%) VMS
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (10.81%) Migration
3 11 (9.91%) Deployment Automation
4 8 (7.21%) Analytics
5 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (6.31%) Customer Engagement
5 7 (6.31%) Project Management
6 6 (5.41%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 6 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (5.41%) DevOps
6 6 (5.41%) Service Design
6 6 (5.41%) Workflow
7 5 (4.50%) B2C
7 5 (4.50%) Change Management
7 5 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.50%) ITIL
7 5 (4.50%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (4.50%) Presales
7 5 (4.50%) Service Management
7 5 (4.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.81%) SQL
2 10 (9.01%) Python
3 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.41%) Perl
5 4 (3.60%) Java
6 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.80%) C
7 2 (1.80%) Groovy
7 2 (1.80%) PHP
8 1 (0.90%) C#
8 1 (0.90%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) DCL
8 1 (0.90%) F#
8 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.90%) R
8 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.91%) Degree
2 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.70%) MCITP
5 3 (2.70%) MCTS
5 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.80%) CCNA
6 2 (1.80%) CCNP
6 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.80%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.90%) CCIE
7 1 (0.90%) CCSA
7 1 (0.90%) CCSE
7 1 (0.90%) CEH
7 1 (0.90%) CISSP
7 1 (0.90%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) PMO
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.90%) Docker
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (7.21%) Ansible
1 8 (7.21%) SCCM
2 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.41%) Puppet
3 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.80%) MOM
5 2 (1.80%) Terraform
6 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.90%) Nessus
6 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (25.23%) Microsoft
2 20 (18.02%) Oracle
3 4 (3.60%) AppDynamics
3 4 (3.60%) CheckPoint
3 4 (3.60%) Cisco
3 4 (3.60%) FNZ
3 4 (3.60%) SAP
4 3 (2.70%) Hyperion
4 3 (2.70%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.70%) Splunk
5 2 (1.80%) Adobe
5 2 (1.80%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.80%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (1.80%) Palo Alto
5 2 (1.80%) Samsung
6 1 (0.90%) Acme Packet
6 1 (0.90%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.90%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.90%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (0.90%) Sonus