The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 8 25
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 61 107 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 9.28% 10.58% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.90% 11.49% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 25
Median daily rate £520 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £360 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £550 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.85% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 £50.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.00% +38.88%  

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 616 931 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.76% 92.09% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 506 521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% +102.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 March 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 50 (35.21%) Migration
2 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
3 32 (22.54%) Office 365
4 30 (21.13%) Microsoft
5 23 (16.20%) SAP
6 22 (15.49%) Linux
7 21 (14.79%) Data Migration
8 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
8 20 (14.08%) Unix
8 20 (14.08%) MS Excel
9 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
10 17 (11.97%) Data Centre
11 16 (11.27%) Java
11 16 (11.27%) Hadoop
12 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
13 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
14 12 (8.45%) Finance
14 12 (8.45%) ITIL
14 12 (8.45%) SAP IS-U
14 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2003
14 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (8.45%) Private Cloud
14 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (7.75%) IBM
15 11 (7.75%) ERP
15 11 (7.75%) VMware
16 10 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (7.04%) Firewall
16 10 (7.04%) HP

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 18 (12.68%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (7.04%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.93%) Apache Spark
6 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (14.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (8.45%) SAP IS-U
2 6 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.11%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.70%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.54%) Office 365
2 9 (6.34%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (4.23%) IaaS
5 5 (3.52%) PaaS
6 2 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.04%) Firewall
2 9 (6.34%) HTTP
2 9 (6.34%) ICMP
2 9 (6.34%) SSH
2 9 (6.34%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.63%) Skype
4 5 (3.52%) Network Security
5 3 (2.11%) 3G
5 3 (2.11%) LTE
6 2 (1.41%) DHCP
6 2 (1.41%) DNS
6 2 (1.41%) SAN
6 2 (1.41%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.27%) Hadoop
2 7 (4.93%) Apache Hive
2 7 (4.93%) Big Data
2 7 (4.93%) HBase
2 7 (4.93%) Impala
2 7 (4.93%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.93%) Sqoop
3 6 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.52%) DB2
5 3 (2.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.70%) CloverETL
7 1 (0.70%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.70%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.70%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (6.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.70%) Grunt
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (9.15%) Telecoms
2 12 (8.45%) Finance
3 5 (3.52%) Retail
4 3 (2.11%) French Language
5 2 (1.41%) German Language
5 2 (1.41%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Publishing
6 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.11%) .NET
2 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
2 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Core
2 1 (0.70%) Aurelia
2 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.45%) Private Cloud
3 9 (6.34%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (5.63%) Learning Management System
5 5 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.82%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.41%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.41%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.41%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.70%) Blog
9 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) iPad
9 1 (0.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.49%) Linux
2 20 (14.08%) Unix
3 10 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (7.04%) Windows
4 9 (6.34%) CentOS
4 9 (6.34%) Debian
4 9 (6.34%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.41%) AIX
6 2 (1.41%) Solaris
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.70%) SUSE
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (35.21%) Migration
2 21 (14.79%) Data Migration
3 12 (8.45%) ITIL
4 11 (7.75%) ERP
5 10 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (7.04%) Load Balancing
6 9 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.34%) DevOps
6 9 (6.34%) Project Management
6 9 (6.34%) Prototyping
7 8 (5.63%) ETL
8 7 (4.93%) CRM
8 7 (4.93%) MapReduce
9 6 (4.23%) Change Control
9 6 (4.23%) High Availability
9 6 (4.23%) Presales
9 6 (4.23%) SAP Implementation
10 5 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.52%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.27%) Java
2 14 (9.86%) PowerShell
3 10 (7.04%) Bash Shell
3 10 (7.04%) Python
4 9 (6.34%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.93%) Scala
6 4 (2.82%) ABAP
6 4 (2.82%) SQL
7 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.41%) VBA
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) Perl
9 1 (0.70%) PHP
9 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.70%) Ruby
9 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 20 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.23%) CCIE
3 6 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.82%) Degree
4 4 (2.82%) PMP
5 3 (2.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.41%) CCNA
6 2 (1.41%) CCNP
6 2 (1.41%) CIPD
7 1 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.70%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) MBA
7 1 (0.70%) MCP
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.70%) OSCP
7 1 (0.70%) PhD
7 1 (0.70%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.82%) COBIT
3 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.41%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) IFRS
5 1 (0.70%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 8 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.93%) HDFS
3 3 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.70%) Docker
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.34%) Ansible
1 9 (6.34%) SELinux
2 7 (4.93%) Oozie
3 3 (2.11%) WSUS
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.41%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (0.70%) Marathon
5 1 (0.70%) Mesos
5 1 (0.70%) SCCM
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
5 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 30 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.20%) SAP
3 11 (7.75%) IBM
3 11 (7.75%) VMware
4 10 (7.04%) Citrix
4 10 (7.04%) HP
5 9 (6.34%) Google
5 9 (6.34%) Sun
6 8 (5.63%) Cisco
7 6 (4.23%) Oracle
8 5 (3.52%) MicroStrategy
9 4 (2.82%) Ab Initio
9 4 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.82%) Juniper
9 4 (2.82%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.11%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.11%) Hortonworks
10 3 (2.11%) Tableau
11 2 (1.41%) NetApp
11 2 (1.41%) Salesforce.com