Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £424 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 20 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 111 101 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.67% 8.00% 10.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.38% 8.62% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 54 86
Reading median daily rate £424 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.74% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £352 £333 £350
90th Percentile £571 £600 £600
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 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 £28.25 £65.50 £23.57
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -55.21% +6.67% -

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 1,325 1,172 1,396
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.57% 92.79% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 664 797
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £193 £250 £227
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £421 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 65 73
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% - -28.07%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.93 £45.40 £32.56
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.81% +10.71% -35.03%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 27 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.12%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.12%) Windows
3 18 (16.22%) Oracle
4 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (12.61%) SQL
5 14 (12.61%) Office 365
6 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
7 11 (9.91%) PowerShell
7 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
7 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
7 11 (9.91%) Finance
7 11 (9.91%) Migration
7 11 (9.91%) IaaS
8 10 (9.01%) Linux
9 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.31%) Python
10 7 (6.31%) SAP
10 7 (6.31%) SCCM
10 7 (6.31%) PaaS
10 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
10 7 (6.31%) Analytics
11 6 (5.41%) DevOps
11 6 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (5.41%) Web Services
11 6 (5.41%) 3GPP
11 6 (5.41%) Wireless

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%) MS Exchange
1 5 (4.50%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
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 Spark
5 1 (0.90%) CMS
5 1 (0.90%) Confluence
5 1 (0.90%) IIS
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) InVision
1 2 (1.80%) UXPin
2 1 (0.90%) HipChat
2 1 (0.90%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) SAP PP
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.80%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.90%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP PLM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP QM
3 1 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.90%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.90%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.61%) Office 365
3 11 (9.91%) IaaS
4 7 (6.31%) PaaS
5 6 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (3.60%) SaaS
7 3 (2.70%) GitHub
8 1 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) 3GPP
1 6 (5.41%) Wireless
2 5 (4.50%) DNS
3 4 (3.60%) Network Security
3 4 (3.60%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (2.70%) 5G
4 3 (2.70%) Firewall
4 3 (2.70%) Skype
4 3 (2.70%) VoIP
4 3 (2.70%) VPN
4 3 (2.70%) WAN
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.80%) Cisco Firepower
5 2 (1.80%) DHCP
5 2 (1.80%) Internet
5 2 (1.80%) SNMP
5 2 (1.80%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.80%) WLAN
6 1 (0.90%) IOS XR
6 1 (0.90%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) Power BI
3 3 (2.70%) Big Data
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.90%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.90%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.90%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.70%) JIRA
3 2 (1.80%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.80%) Maven
4 1 (0.90%) FishEye
4 1 (0.90%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.90%) PVCS
4 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.91%) Finance
1 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.60%) Legal
3 2 (1.80%) Automotive
3 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.80%) Marketing
3 2 (1.80%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) Web Services
2 3 (2.70%) JSON
2 3 (2.70%) REST
2 3 (2.70%) XML
3 2 (1.80%) Framer.js
3 2 (1.80%) IDoc
4 1 (0.90%) .NET
4 1 (0.90%) Kafka
4 1 (0.90%) Node.js
4 1 (0.90%) SOAP
4 1 (0.90%) STL
4 1 (0.90%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (4.50%) User Experience
2 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.80%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.80%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) Public Cloud
3 2 (1.80%) Replication
3 2 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
4 1 (0.90%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (0.90%) Clustering
4 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.90%) PKI
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (17.12%) Windows
2 10 (9.01%) Linux
3 7 (6.31%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.60%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.70%) Unix
5 3 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.90%) Android
6 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.90%) CentOS
6 1 (0.90%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.90%) VME
6 1 (0.90%) VMS
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.91%) Migration
2 9 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (6.31%) Analytics
4 6 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (5.41%) DevOps
4 6 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (4.50%) Customer-Centricity
6 4 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.60%) Presales
7 3 (2.70%) CRM
7 3 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (2.70%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.70%) ITIL
7 3 (2.70%) Project Management
7 3 (2.70%) Service Management
7 3 (2.70%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.61%) SQL
2 11 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.31%) Python
4 4 (3.60%) Bash Shell
4 4 (3.60%) C
4 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.70%) Java
6 2 (1.80%) ABAP
6 2 (1.80%) C#
6 2 (1.80%) Groovy
6 2 (1.80%) PHP
7 1 (0.90%) C++
7 1 (0.90%) DCL
7 1 (0.90%) Perl
7 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) R
7 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.71%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.50%) CCNP
3 5 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.60%) CCNA
4 4 (3.60%) Degree
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.70%) CCIE
5 3 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.90%) CCSA
6 1 (0.90%) CCSE
6 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.90%) MCITP
6 1 (0.90%) MCP
6 1 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) Def Stans
1 2 (1.80%) DO-178B
1 2 (1.80%) GDPR
1 2 (1.80%) IEC 61508
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (17.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.80%) Docker
4 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) SCCM
2 5 (4.50%) Ansible
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.70%) Puppet
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.80%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.80%) MOM
5 1 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.90%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) Terraform
5 1 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.22%) Oracle
3 7 (6.31%) SAP
4 5 (4.50%) Cisco
5 3 (2.70%) Acme Packet
5 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.70%) Hyperion
5 3 (2.70%) Sonus
5 3 (2.70%) Splunk
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) Avaya
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.80%) Samsung
6 2 (1.80%) Tableau
7 1 (0.90%) CA
7 1 (0.90%) Citrix
7 1 (0.90%) Dell
7 1 (0.90%) EMC
7 1 (0.90%) HP