Period
to 19 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £436 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 19 7
Rank change year-on-year +7 -12 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 136 100 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.63% 7.76% 10.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.52% 8.31% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 53 75
Reading median daily rate £436 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.16% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £354 £360 £350
90th Percentile £575 £605 £612
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -12.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £65.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +190.83% -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £56.50 £33.68
% change year-on-year -38.05% +67.78% -

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 1,428 1,203 1,338
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.61% 93.33% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 742 709
Reading median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £215 £250 £235
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 74
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.45 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.25 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -25.00%

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 19 December 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 35 (25.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (24.26%) Microsoft
3 28 (20.59%) Active Directory
4 26 (19.12%) Windows
5 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
5 19 (13.97%) IaaS
6 18 (13.24%) Oracle
6 18 (13.24%) Migration
7 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
7 15 (11.03%) PaaS
7 15 (11.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (10.29%) SQL
9 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
10 11 (8.09%) Cisco
10 11 (8.09%) Office 365
11 10 (7.35%) SC Cleared
12 9 (6.62%) SCCM
12 9 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (6.62%) Finance
12 9 (6.62%) 3GPP
12 9 (6.62%) Linux
12 9 (6.62%) CRM
12 9 (6.62%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (6.62%) Technical Leadership
13 8 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
13 8 (5.88%) User Experience
13 8 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (5.88%) SAP
13 8 (5.88%) DNS

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 (3.68%) SharePoint
1 5 (3.68%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.47%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.74%) Confluence
3 1 (0.74%) IIS
3 1 (0.74%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.74%) Smallworld
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.47%) InVision
2 2 (1.47%) UXPin
3 1 (0.74%) HipChat
3 1 (0.74%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.94%) SAP ERP
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.21%) SAP PP
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.74%) Maximo
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.74%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.74%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.74%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.74%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 35 (25.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (13.97%) IaaS
3 15 (11.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (11.03%) PaaS
4 11 (8.09%) Office 365
5 9 (6.62%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.94%) SaaS
7 2 (1.47%) GitHub
7 2 (1.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.74%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.74%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.62%) 3GPP
2 8 (5.88%) DNS
3 7 (5.15%) VoIP
3 7 (5.15%) Wireless
4 5 (3.68%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (3.68%) Unified Communications
5 4 (2.94%) Network Security
6 3 (2.21%) 5G
6 3 (2.21%) DHCP
6 3 (2.21%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.47%) CTI
7 2 (1.47%) Firewall
7 2 (1.47%) H.323
7 2 (1.47%) Internet
7 2 (1.47%) QSIG
7 2 (1.47%) SCCP
7 2 (1.47%) Skype
7 2 (1.47%) WAN
8 1 (0.74%) HTTP
8 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) Big Data
2 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle Smart View
3 2 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.47%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.47%) Power BI
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.74%) GIS
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.94%) JIRA
2 3 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.21%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.21%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.47%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.47%) Maven
4 1 (0.74%) FishEye
4 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (11.03%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.62%) Finance
3 4 (2.94%) Legal
4 3 (2.21%) Automotive
5 2 (1.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.15%) Web Services
2 4 (2.94%) .NET
2 4 (2.94%) IDoc
3 3 (2.21%) VXML
4 2 (1.47%) Framer.js
4 2 (1.47%) JSON
4 2 (1.47%) Middleware
4 2 (1.47%) XML
5 1 (0.74%) Kafka
5 1 (0.74%) LDAP
5 1 (0.74%) Node.js
5 1 (0.74%) OAuth
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.74%) REST
5 1 (0.74%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.74%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (5.88%) User Experience
3 5 (3.68%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.47%) IVR
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.47%) NHS
5 2 (1.47%) Replication
5 2 (1.47%) RIA
6 1 (0.74%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.74%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.74%) Clustering
6 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.74%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.12%) Windows
2 9 (6.62%) Linux
3 7 (5.15%) Windows 10
4 6 (4.41%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.21%) Unix
7 2 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.74%) CentOS
8 1 (0.74%) VME
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.24%) Migration
2 9 (6.62%) CRM
2 9 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (6.62%) Technical Leadership
3 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (5.88%) Customer-Centricity
4 7 (5.15%) DevOps
5 6 (4.41%) Analytics
5 6 (4.41%) ERP
6 5 (3.68%) Deployment Automation
6 5 (3.68%) High Availability
6 5 (3.68%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (3.68%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (2.94%) ITIL
7 4 (2.94%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (2.94%) Presales
7 4 (2.94%) Service Management
7 4 (2.94%) Smart Manufacturing
7 4 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.29%) SQL
2 13 (9.56%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.41%) Python
4 5 (3.68%) Java
4 5 (3.68%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.94%) ABAP
5 4 (2.94%) C
6 3 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.47%) C#
7 2 (1.47%) Groovy
7 2 (1.47%) PHP
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) R
8 1 (0.74%) VBA
8 1 (0.74%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.15%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.68%) CCNP
5 5 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.94%) CCIE
6 4 (2.94%) CCNA
6 4 (2.94%) Degree
7 3 (2.21%) MCSE
8 2 (1.47%) MCITP
8 2 (1.47%) MCTS
9 1 (0.74%) CISSP
9 1 (0.74%) ISEB
9 1 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.47%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.47%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.47%) GDPR
2 2 (1.47%) IEC 61508
2 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.74%) Docker
3 1 (0.74%) XenApp
3 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.62%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (5.15%) Cisco UCCE
3 6 (4.41%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.21%) Ansible
5 3 (2.21%) WSUS
6 2 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.47%) SCOM
7 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.74%) MOM
7 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.74%) Puppet
7 1 (0.74%) Terraform
Vendors
1 33 (24.26%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.24%) Oracle
3 11 (8.09%) Cisco
4 8 (5.88%) SAP
5 4 (2.94%) Acme Packet
5 4 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (2.94%) Sonus
6 3 (2.21%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.21%) Avaya
6 3 (2.21%) Hyperion
6 3 (2.21%) Splunk
7 2 (1.47%) Adobe
7 2 (1.47%) Google
7 2 (1.47%) Tableau
8 1 (0.74%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.74%) Meraki
8 1 (0.74%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.74%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.74%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow