Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 11 16
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 83 132 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.83% 9.12% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.28% 10.00% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 60 76
Reading median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £316 £350 £328
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +3.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 1,140 1,320 1,842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 91.16% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 677 1,066
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £214 £226
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 82 122
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £14.25 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -46.23% +41.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.65 £55.59 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -3.33% -22.08% +13.24%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (19.28%) SQL
4 14 (16.87%) Windows
5 13 (15.66%) Finance
6 10 (12.05%) Office 365
6 10 (12.05%) SAP
6 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
7 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
7 9 (10.84%) Project Management
7 9 (10.84%) IaaS
8 8 (9.64%) Oracle
9 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
9 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (7.23%) DNS
10 6 (7.23%) Cisco
10 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
10 6 (7.23%) C#
10 6 (7.23%) Migration
10 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (7.23%) VMware
10 6 (7.23%) Power BI
10 6 (7.23%) Presales
10 6 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
11 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (6.02%) Skype
11 5 (6.02%) Legal
11 5 (6.02%) Service Management

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 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.41%) CMS
4 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) Liferay
5 1 (1.20%) SAS
5 1 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.20%) Smallworld
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.61%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.41%) Maximo
2 2 (2.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.41%) SAP FI-GL
2 2 (2.41%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (1.20%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.20%) SAP EWM
3 1 (1.20%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (1.20%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (12.05%) Office 365
3 9 (10.84%) IaaS
4 4 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (4.82%) PaaS
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.20%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.20%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (1.20%) GitHub
6 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.20%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) DNS
2 5 (6.02%) Skype
3 3 (3.61%) VPN
4 2 (2.41%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (2.41%) DHCP
4 2 (2.41%) WAN
4 2 (2.41%) Wireless
5 1 (1.20%) CTI
5 1 (1.20%) Firewall
5 1 (1.20%) H.323
5 1 (1.20%) Internet
5 1 (1.20%) MPLS
5 1 (1.20%) OpenScape
5 1 (1.20%) PBX
5 1 (1.20%) PSTN
5 1 (1.20%) QSIG
5 1 (1.20%) SCCP
5 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.20%) VoIP
5 1 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) Power BI
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.61%) Big Data
3 3 (3.61%) Data Lake
3 3 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle Smart View
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.41%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.41%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) LSMW
3 1 (1.20%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Legal
3 3 (3.61%) Billing
3 3 (3.61%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) .NET
1 5 (6.02%) JSON
2 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.41%) JSP
3 2 (2.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.41%) XML
4 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.20%) CGI
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) EDI
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) jQuery
4 1 (1.20%) JSTL
4 1 (1.20%) LINQ
4 1 (1.20%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.20%) Visualforce
4 1 (1.20%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.61%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.41%) PKI
3 2 (2.41%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Animation
4 1 (1.20%) CESG
4 1 (1.20%) Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) DataPower
4 1 (1.20%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.20%) IVR
4 1 (1.20%) RIA
4 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.20%) Social Media
4 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.20%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.87%) Windows
2 6 (7.23%) Windows 10
3 5 (6.02%) Unix
4 3 (3.61%) Linux
4 3 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.84%) Project Management
2 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (8.43%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (7.23%) Migration
3 6 (7.23%) Presales
3 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (6.02%) Service Management
5 4 (4.82%) Analytics
5 4 (4.82%) Information Security
6 3 (3.61%) Change Management
6 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.61%) CRM
6 3 (3.61%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (3.61%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.61%) ITIL
6 3 (3.61%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.61%) Validation
6 3 (3.61%) Wireframes
6 3 (3.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.23%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.61%) ABAP
5 3 (3.61%) Java
5 3 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.41%) Python
7 1 (1.20%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.20%) AWK
7 1 (1.20%) C
7 1 (1.20%) F#
7 1 (1.20%) PHP
7 1 (1.20%) R
7 1 (1.20%) sed
7 1 (1.20%) U-SQL
7 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.61%) Degree
1 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.41%) CCIE
2 2 (2.41%) CCIE Wireless
2 2 (2.41%) MCSD
2 2 (2.41%) MCSE
2 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.20%) ACCA
3 1 (1.20%) CCNP
3 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) GDPR
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.23%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.20%) Docker
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.20%) vSphere
5 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (4.82%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) Ansible
2 3 (3.61%) Puppet
3 2 (2.41%) Control-M
3 2 (2.41%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.41%) vRealize
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.20%) OpenView
4 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.05%) SAP
3 8 (9.64%) Oracle
4 6 (7.23%) Cisco
4 6 (7.23%) VMware
5 4 (4.82%) CyberArk
6 3 (3.61%) Ab Initio
6 3 (3.61%) Hyperion
6 3 (3.61%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.41%) AirMagnet
7 2 (2.41%) Ariba
7 2 (2.41%) BMC
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix
7 2 (2.41%) FairCom
7 2 (2.41%) Remedy
7 2 (2.41%) Symantec
8 1 (1.20%) Acme Packet
8 1 (1.20%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.20%) FNZ
8 1 (1.20%) Splunk