Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 66 74
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 +3
Contract jobs citing Presales 17 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.19% 1.52% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.83% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 7
Reading median daily rate £393 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.37% +11.76% -15.00%
10th Percentile £356 £300 £334
90th Percentile £545 £529 £493
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £500 £419
% change year-on-year -12.50% +19.40% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £23.00
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £23.00

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 1,233 1,041 1,220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 86.34% 83.41% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 587 675
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £217 £279 £233
90th Percentile £578 £575 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 48 46
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -28.41% -15.66%
10th Percentile £13.10 £11.10 £14.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £47.50 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +26.98% -10.00% -33.96%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Office 365
5 2 (11.76%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (11.76%) Business Development
5 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
5 2 (11.76%) SCCM
5 2 (11.76%) F5
5 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Skype
6 1 (5.88%) IOS XR
6 1 (5.88%) Microwave Transmission Network Planning

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 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (23.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Office 365
4 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (5.88%) IaaS
5 1 (5.88%) PaaS
5 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) 2G
2 1 (5.88%) 3G
2 1 (5.88%) 4G
2 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (5.88%) IOS XR
2 1 (5.88%) MPLS
2 1 (5.88%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
2 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Mercurial
1 1 (5.88%) Subversion
1 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
2 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Bid Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Presales Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) Business Development
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) B2C
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.88%) Facilities Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Network Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.88%) Telesales
3 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) CCSA
1 1 (5.88%) CCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) BitLocker
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) Cramer
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) NetApp
4 1 (5.88%) NetCracker
4 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.88%) VMware