Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 105 138 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 8.31% 9.36% 7.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.92% 10.34% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 86
Reading median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £365 £368 £284
90th Percentile £609 £613 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £499 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +10.83% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Reading median hourly rate £55.00 £22.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.09% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £48.00 £33.68 -
% change year-on-year +42.54% - -

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 1177 1335 1831
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 90.57% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 717 1086
Reading median daily rate £402 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £253 £227 £219
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 79 126
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (18.10%) Active Directory
4 17 (16.19%) SQL
4 17 (16.19%) Windows
5 15 (14.29%) Hyperion
5 15 (14.29%) Hyperion Planning
6 14 (13.33%) Migration
6 14 (13.33%) Finance
6 14 (13.33%) Office 365
7 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
8 9 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (7.62%) Data Structures
9 8 (7.62%) VMware
9 8 (7.62%) Data Management
9 8 (7.62%) Workflow
9 8 (7.62%) SAP
10 7 (6.67%) .NET
10 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
10 7 (6.67%) Cisco
10 7 (6.67%) Billing
10 7 (6.67%) SCCM
10 7 (6.67%) Oracle Smart View
10 7 (6.67%) IaaS
11 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (5.71%) Oracle
11 6 (5.71%) CRM
11 6 (5.71%) Project 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 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.81%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.95%) CMS
4 1 (0.95%) Confluence
4 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.95%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (14.29%) Hyperion Planning
2 4 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.90%) Maximo
3 2 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.95%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (0.95%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (13.33%) Office 365
3 9 (8.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (6.67%) IaaS
5 5 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.81%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (2.86%) PaaS
8 2 (1.90%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (1.90%) SaaS
9 1 (0.95%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.95%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.95%) GitHub
9 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.76%) Skype
2 3 (2.86%) DNS
2 3 (2.86%) VPN
2 3 (2.86%) WAN
3 2 (1.90%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.90%) DHCP
3 2 (1.90%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (1.90%) SIGTRAN
3 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.95%) 4G
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.95%) DSL
4 1 (0.95%) Firewall
4 1 (0.95%) IPsec
4 1 (0.95%) Junos
4 1 (0.95%) LTE
4 1 (0.95%) MPLS
4 1 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Oracle Smart View
1 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.90%) Data Lake
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
3 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.90%) Power BI
3 2 (1.90%) Redis
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.95%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.95%) Big Data
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.95%) OLAP
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.95%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.95%) JIRA
3 1 (0.95%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.95%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.95%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (13.33%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Billing
3 5 (4.76%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Automotive
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Publishing
6 1 (0.95%) Advertising
6 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (3.81%) Spring
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.86%) JSON
4 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.90%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.90%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.90%) J2EE
4 2 (1.90%) Middleware
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.90%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.90%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.95%) EDI
5 1 (0.95%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.95%) LINQ
5 1 (0.95%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) RESTful
5 1 (0.95%) WCF
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.62%) Data Structures
2 5 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.81%) PKI
4 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.86%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.90%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.95%) CESG
6 1 (0.95%) DataPower
6 1 (0.95%) FMCG
6 1 (0.95%) IVR
6 1 (0.95%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) RIA
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Windows
2 5 (4.76%) Linux
2 5 (4.76%) Unix
3 4 (3.81%) Android
3 4 (3.81%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.86%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.95%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.33%) Migration
2 8 (7.62%) Data Management
2 8 (7.62%) Workflow
3 6 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (5.71%) CRM
3 6 (5.71%) Project Management
4 5 (4.76%) Change Management
4 5 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 5 (4.76%) Service Management
5 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.81%) Information Security
5 4 (3.81%) ITIL
5 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.81%) Validation
6 3 (2.86%) BDD
6 3 (2.86%) Change Control
6 3 (2.86%) MVC
6 3 (2.86%) Presales
6 3 (2.86%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.19%) SQL
2 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.76%) C#
3 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.81%) Java
4 4 (3.81%) Python
5 2 (1.90%) C++
6 1 (0.95%) ABAP
6 1 (0.95%) AWK
6 1 (0.95%) C
6 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) sed
6 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.95%) U-SQL
6 1 (0.95%) VB
6 1 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) Degree
1 4 (3.81%) MCSE
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.90%) MCDST
3 2 (1.90%) MCP
3 2 (1.90%) MCSA
3 2 (1.90%) MCSD
3 2 (1.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) CCIE
4 1 (0.95%) CCIE Data Center
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.95%) CISM
4 1 (0.95%) CISSP
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) COBIT
2 1 (0.95%) GDPR
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (18.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.86%) Docker
5 2 (1.90%) BitLocker
5 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.95%) XenApp
6 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.90%) Ansible
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (1.90%) Control-M
3 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.90%) Puppet
3 2 (1.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.95%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.95%) Icinga
4 1 (0.95%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.95%) SCOM
4 1 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) Hyperion
3 8 (7.62%) SAP
3 8 (7.62%) VMware
4 7 (6.67%) Cisco
5 6 (5.71%) Oracle
6 4 (3.81%) CyberArk
7 3 (2.86%) Ab Initio
7 3 (2.86%) Remedy
7 3 (2.86%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.90%) Ariba
8 2 (1.90%) BMC
8 2 (1.90%) FairCom
8 2 (1.90%) IBM
8 2 (1.90%) Samsung
8 2 (1.90%) Symantec
9 1 (0.95%) Acme Packet
9 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.95%) Splunk
9 1 (0.95%) Tableau