The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 44 94 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.63% 10.72% 9.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.35% 11.44% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 52 34
Median daily rate £500 £473 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +3.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £375 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £599 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +5.55% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £22.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.08% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £53.00 £51.03 £47.50
% change year-on-year +3.86% +7.42%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 482 382
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Consultant in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 June 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 32 (30.48%) Migration
2 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
3 20 (19.05%) Linux
4 18 (17.14%) Unix
5 16 (15.24%) SAP
6 15 (14.29%) Java
6 15 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 15 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 13 (12.38%) Windows
8 12 (11.43%) VMware
9 11 (10.48%) Firewall
9 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
9 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
10 10 (9.52%) Google
10 10 (9.52%) Finance
10 10 (9.52%) HP
11 9 (8.57%) Citrix
11 9 (8.57%) Sun
11 9 (8.57%) IBM
11 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
11 9 (8.57%) SAP IS-U
11 9 (8.57%) Private Cloud
11 9 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (8.57%) Office 365
12 8 (7.62%) DevOps
13 7 (6.67%) Project Management
13 7 (6.67%) Python
13 7 (6.67%) SQL
13 7 (6.67%) Active Directory

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 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.81%) Apache
3 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.90%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (8.57%) SAP IS-U
2 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.86%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.90%) SAP FI-AP
3 2 (1.90%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.95%) iTrent
4 1 (0.95%) Maximo
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.95%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.95%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.95%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.95%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.95%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Office 365
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.81%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (2.86%) IaaS
4 3 (2.86%) PaaS
5 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.48%) Firewall
2 5 (4.76%) HTTP
2 5 (4.76%) ICMP
2 5 (4.76%) SSH
2 5 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.81%) 3GPP
3 4 (3.81%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (3.81%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (2.86%) DHCP
4 3 (2.86%) DNS
4 3 (2.86%) SSL
5 2 (1.90%) Internet
5 2 (1.90%) Network Security
6 1 (0.95%) 4G
6 1 (0.95%) Intranet
6 1 (0.95%) IPsec
6 1 (0.95%) LTE
6 1 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.95%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (5.71%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.90%) Big Data
6 2 (1.90%) HBase
6 2 (1.90%) Impala
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.90%) Sqoop
7 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.95%) DB2
7 1 (0.95%) Redis
7 1 (0.95%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.86%) Maven
2 3 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 15 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.52%) Finance
3 7 (6.67%) Billing
4 3 (2.86%) Marketing
4 3 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.90%) French Language
5 2 (1.90%) German Language
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.95%) Law
6 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) Spring
2 4 (3.81%) ActiveMQ
2 4 (3.81%) J2EE
2 4 (3.81%) Web Services
3 3 (2.86%) RESTful
4 1 (0.95%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.95%) EDI
4 1 (0.95%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.95%) SAP ALE
4 1 (0.95%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.95%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.57%) Linux Command Line
2 9 (8.57%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.81%) Learning Management System
5 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.90%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.90%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.95%) CMDB
7 1 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.95%) FMCG
7 1 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.95%) iPad
7 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.05%) Linux
2 18 (17.14%) Unix
3 13 (12.38%) Windows
4 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.76%) CentOS
5 5 (4.76%) Debian
5 5 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) SUSE
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.95%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.48%) Migration
2 15 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 8 (7.62%) DevOps
4 7 (6.67%) Project Management
5 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (5.71%) ITIL
5 6 (5.71%) Open Source
5 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.76%) ITSM
6 5 (4.76%) Prototyping
6 5 (4.76%) Service Management
6 5 (4.76%) Six Sigma
7 4 (3.81%) Analytics
7 4 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.81%) CRM
7 4 (3.81%) ERP
7 4 (3.81%) Line Management
7 4 (3.81%) MSF
7 4 (3.81%) Post-Production
7 4 (3.81%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) Java
2 7 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.67%) Python
2 7 (6.67%) SQL
3 6 (5.71%) Bash Shell
3 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.90%) Scala
5 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.90%) VBA
6 1 (0.95%) ABAP
6 1 (0.95%) C++
6 1 (0.95%) Perl
6 1 (0.95%) PHP
6 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.76%) Degree
4 4 (3.81%) PMP
5 3 (2.86%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.90%) CCIE
6 2 (1.90%) CIPD
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.95%) CCIE Data Center
7 1 (0.95%) CCNA
7 1 (0.95%) CCNP
7 1 (0.95%) CISM
7 1 (0.95%) CISSP
7 1 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.95%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) COBIT
2 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.86%) SLA
4 2 (1.90%) QA
5 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.95%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.90%) HDFS
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.76%) Ansible
1 5 (4.76%) SELinux
2 4 (3.81%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) WSUS
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.90%) Oozie
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.95%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.24%) SAP
3 12 (11.43%) VMware
4 10 (9.52%) Google
4 10 (9.52%) HP
5 9 (8.57%) Citrix
5 9 (8.57%) IBM
5 9 (8.57%) Sun
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle
7 3 (2.86%) Cisco
7 3 (2.86%) Jaspersoft
7 3 (2.86%) Tableau
8 2 (1.90%) Ariba
8 2 (1.90%) OpenText
8 2 (1.90%) Remedy
9 1 (0.95%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.95%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.95%) Infovista
9 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
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