Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Consultant was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 20 16
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Consultant 108 111 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.73% 7.54% 7.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.20% 8.09% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 61 43
Reading median daily rate £500 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £413 £320 £338
90th Percentile £691 £575 £645
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Reading median hourly rate £70.00 £21.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +225.58% -60.91% +146.09%
10th Percentile £67.50 £14.75 £44.50
90th Percentile £72.50 £55.55 £65.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £70.00 £32.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +115.38% -40.91% +146.09%

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 1,317 1,372 1,175
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.21% 93.14% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 834 605
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £205
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 40 84
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.30% +43.33% -9.09%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.81 £9.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £48.88 £55.08
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +9.21% +28.81% +5.36%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019, 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 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.30%) SQL
3 23 (21.30%) Migration
4 21 (19.44%) SAP
5 20 (18.52%) Oracle
5 20 (18.52%) Finance
6 14 (12.96%) PaaS
6 14 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (12.04%) SaaS
8 12 (11.11%) DevOps
8 12 (11.11%) Unix
8 12 (11.11%) Windows
9 11 (10.19%) Web Services
9 11 (10.19%) Java
9 11 (10.19%) Service Management
10 10 (9.26%) ITIL
10 10 (9.26%) Data Migration
10 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (8.33%) Data Protection
11 9 (8.33%) Linux
12 8 (7.41%) CISSP
12 8 (7.41%) Python
12 8 (7.41%) Project Management
12 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
12 8 (7.41%) SCCM
12 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
12 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
12 8 (7.41%) Maximo

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 (5.56%) Confluence
2 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) iPlanet
3 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.85%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Maximo
2 6 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.56%) Sonata
3 4 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (3.70%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (2.78%) SAP CO
4 3 (2.78%) SAP FI
4 3 (2.78%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (1.85%) CSG Singleview
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (1.85%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.85%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle iSupplier
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.93%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 34 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.96%) PaaS
3 13 (12.04%) SaaS
4 8 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.41%) IaaS
5 7 (6.48%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (5.56%) GitHub
7 4 (3.70%) Office 365
8 2 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (1.85%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.93%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.93%) Serverless
9 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.48%) DNS
2 6 (5.56%) DHCP
3 5 (4.63%) Firewall
4 4 (3.70%) WAN
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (2.78%) LAN
5 3 (2.78%) Network Security
5 3 (2.78%) Sourcefire
5 3 (2.78%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.85%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (1.85%) CTI
6 2 (1.85%) H.323
6 2 (1.85%) HTTP
6 2 (1.85%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.85%) QSIG
6 2 (1.85%) SCCP
6 2 (1.85%) Skype
6 2 (1.85%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
2 5 (4.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.85%) OLAP
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.93%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.93%) DTS
5 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.93%) Power BI
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.56%) JIRA
2 6 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (1.85%) LSMW
4 1 (0.93%) Ant
4 1 (0.93%) Maven
4 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.63%) Billing
3 4 (3.70%) Marketing
3 4 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.93%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Web Services
2 4 (3.70%) Middleware
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (2.78%) .NET
3 3 (2.78%) OAuth
3 3 (2.78%) OAuth2
3 3 (2.78%) OpenID
4 2 (1.85%) Apache Commons
4 2 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.85%) COM
4 2 (1.85%) JDBC
4 2 (1.85%) JSP
4 2 (1.85%) LDAP
4 2 (1.85%) Servlets
4 2 (1.85%) VXML
5 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.93%) BAPI
5 1 (0.93%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.63%) DataPower
2 5 (4.63%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.70%) CMDB
4 3 (2.78%) Cyber Defence
4 3 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.85%) IVR
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) User Experience
5 2 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) Blog
6 1 (0.93%) Clustering
6 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.11%) Unix
1 12 (11.11%) Windows
2 9 (8.33%) Linux
3 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.78%) AIX
4 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Migration
2 14 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.11%) DevOps
4 11 (10.19%) Service Management
5 10 (9.26%) Data Migration
5 10 (9.26%) ITIL
5 10 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (8.33%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.41%) Identity Access Management
7 8 (7.41%) Project Management
8 7 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (6.48%) CRM
8 7 (6.48%) Customer Requirements
8 7 (6.48%) Service Delivery
8 7 (6.48%) Technical Leadership
9 6 (5.56%) B2C
9 6 (5.56%) Data Analysis
9 6 (5.56%) Information Security
9 6 (5.56%) Wealth Management
10 5 (4.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) SQL
2 11 (10.19%) Java
3 8 (7.41%) Python
3 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.63%) C#
6 4 (3.70%) ABAP
6 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.93%) Java 8
9 1 (0.93%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (7.41%) CISSP
1 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 8 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.63%) CCNA
2 5 (4.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.63%) Degree
3 4 (3.70%) CCNP
3 4 (3.70%) CISM
4 3 (2.78%) MCSE
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.85%) CCIE
5 2 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.85%) CRISC
5 2 (1.85%) CSSLP
5 2 (1.85%) GIAC
5 2 (1.85%) MCP
5 2 (1.85%) SSCP
6 1 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) GDPR
1 2 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) COBIT
2 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.93%) FedRAMP
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) NIST
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (6.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) XenApp
3 3 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.78%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) Kubernetes
1 8 (7.41%) SCCM
2 5 (4.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (3.70%) Nessus
4 3 (2.78%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.93%) SCOM
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.44%) SAP
3 20 (18.52%) Oracle
4 7 (6.48%) Cisco
5 6 (5.56%) Atlassian
5 6 (5.56%) IBM
6 5 (4.63%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.63%) Citrix
6 5 (4.63%) Fortinet
6 5 (4.63%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.70%) Remedy
8 3 (2.78%) Blue Coat
8 3 (2.78%) BMC
8 3 (2.78%) Google
8 3 (2.78%) IronPort
8 3 (2.78%) Juniper
8 3 (2.78%) McAfee
8 3 (2.78%) Qualys
8 3 (2.78%) Sun