Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Presales skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Presales over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Presales
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 73 77
Rank change year-on-year -13 +4 -4
Contract jobs citing Presales 12 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 1.18% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.41% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Reading median daily rate £500 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +58.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £354 £300 £222
90th Percentile £523 £528 £452
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £500 £350
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

Presales is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,360 1,066 1,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.19% 83.74% 81.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 649 612
Reading median daily rate £433 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% - -
10th Percentile £222 £269 £232
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 40 45
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +167.86% -37.78% -27.18%
10th Percentile £20.00 £10.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £56.75 £39.75 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +48.28% -21.62% -27.55%

Presales
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Presales as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Presales in Reading

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Presales in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Presales in Reading

Presales
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Presales in Reading over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Presales in Reading

Presales
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Presales in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Presales in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Presales also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Presales.

1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) F5
2 2 (16.67%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) 3G
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL

Presales
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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
3 1 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) 2G
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
2 1 (8.33%) 4G
2 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Bid Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Data Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Presales Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Project Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Solutions Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) SailPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (16.67%) Project Management
1 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (8.33%) Business Development
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Facilities Management
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Telesales
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CISSP
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
1 2 (16.67%) F5
1 2 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Cramer
2 1 (8.33%) CyberArk
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) NetCracker
2 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto
2 1 (8.33%) SAP