Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 77 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 -23 +22
Contract jobs citing Presales 23 13 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.52% 1.00% 2.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.19% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 14
Reading median daily rate £391 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.08% -1.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £303 £310 £252
90th Percentile £588 £521 £589
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £450 £488
% change year-on-year -2.22% -7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 - -

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 1,308 1,097 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.34% 84.65% 81.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 767 680 565
Reading median daily rate £465 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £228
90th Percentile £625 £600 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £417
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.92% +4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 39
Reading median hourly rate £42.50 £16.75 £17.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +153.73% -5.26% -35.71%
10th Percentile £16.25 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.75 £49.38 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.64% -7.58%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 12 (52.17%) Telecoms
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) CISSP
4 4 (17.39%) SAP
4 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 4 (17.39%) 3G
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) 4G
4 4 (17.39%) Big Data
4 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (13.04%) 5G
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) PMP
5 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
5 3 (13.04%) Web Services
5 3 (13.04%) LDAP
5 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 3 (13.04%) Java
5 3 (13.04%) LAN
5 3 (13.04%) HTTP
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.70%) WAN

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 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Azure Functions
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (4.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) 3G
1 4 (17.39%) 4G
2 3 (13.04%) 5G
2 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 2 (8.70%) 2G
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (8.70%) LTE
3 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (8.70%) Sourcefire
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (52.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Consultant
1 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Systems Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 4G Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LDAP
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) OAuth
2 2 (8.70%) OAuth2
2 2 (8.70%) OpenID
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (4.35%) React
3 1 (4.35%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (8.70%) DataPower
1 2 (8.70%) PMI
1 2 (8.70%) Social Media
2 1 (4.35%) Animation
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Identity Access Management
1 4 (17.39%) Project Management
1 4 (17.39%) Project Planning
2 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
2 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
2 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) EAI
3 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (4.35%) Contract Negotiation
4 1 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.35%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
2 3 (13.04%) PMP
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) GIAC
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Nessus
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
1 4 (17.39%) SAP
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
3 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) F5
3 2 (8.70%) FireEye
3 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
3 2 (8.70%) IronPort
3 2 (8.70%) Juniper
3 2 (8.70%) McAfee
3 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
3 2 (8.70%) Qualys
3 2 (8.70%) Zscaler
4 1 (4.35%) CyberArk
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com