Period
to 14 October 2019

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 14 October 2019 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
14 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 78 62
Rank change year-on-year -2 -16 +10
Contract jobs citing Presales 20 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.39% 1.19% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.37% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Reading median daily rate £360 £393 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -17.37% +11.76%
10th Percentile £272 £356 £300
90th Percentile £613 £545 £528
Berkshire median daily rate £463 £438 £500
% change year-on-year +5.71% -12.50% +19.40%
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 1,249 1,237 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.62% 86.56% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 682 592
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.43% +4.75%
10th Percentile £289 £213 £270
90th Percentile £604 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 20 47
Reading median hourly rate £71.25 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +231.40% +34.38% -28.41%
10th Percentile £20.00 £13.30 £11.05
90th Percentile £83.75 £56.50 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +114.29% +31.25% -8.57%

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 14 October 2019.

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 14 October 2019, 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 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (30.00%) Project Planning
3 5 (25.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (15.00%) CCNA
5 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source
5 3 (15.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (15.00%) Open Source Development
5 3 (15.00%) Sprint Retrospective
5 3 (15.00%) Sprint Planning
5 3 (15.00%) Sprint Review
5 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
5 3 (15.00%) Project Delivery
6 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Dynamics 365

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (5.00%) AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (10.00%) 2G
4 2 (10.00%) 3G
4 2 (10.00%) 4G
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) PSTN
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Local Government
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Telecoms Architect
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Open Source Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Project Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (10.00%) Social Media
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source Development
3 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Project Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) SDLC
3 3 (15.00%) Sprint Planning
3 3 (15.00%) Sprint Retrospective
3 3 (15.00%) Sprint Review
3 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (10.00%) Analytics
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCNA
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) APMP
3 1 (5.00%) CCIP
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
3 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 2 (10.00%) McAfee
3 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (10.00%) Qualys
4 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) F5
4 1 (5.00%) FireEye
4 1 (5.00%) IronPort
4 1 (5.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.00%) Zscaler