The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 102 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 26 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.05% 0.14% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.15% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 9
Median daily rate £450 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Consultant
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2321 2647 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.33% 92.62% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1379 1283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 95
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 24 £450 +27.93% 2
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
Microsoft Consultant
South East

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Microsoft Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 27 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Office 365
3 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
4 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
4 11 (26.83%) Migration
5 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
6 9 (21.95%) DNS
6 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (21.95%) Dynamics NAV
7 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
7 8 (19.51%) Degree
8 7 (17.07%) Service Management
8 7 (17.07%) ITIL
8 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
9 6 (14.63%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (14.63%) Procure-to-pay
10 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (12.20%) .NET
10 5 (12.20%) DHCP
10 5 (12.20%) WSUS
10 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (12.20%) MCTS
10 5 (12.20%) MCITP
11 4 (9.76%) Identity Management

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (26.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.76%) IBM Notes
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.44%) IIS
5 1 (2.44%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (31.71%) Office 365
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 3 (7.32%) Wireless
4 2 (4.88%) Internet
4 2 (4.88%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.88%) IPsec
4 2 (4.88%) IPv6
4 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
4 2 (4.88%) Skype
4 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) VPN
4 2 (4.88%) Wireless Security
5 1 (2.44%) BGP
5 1 (2.44%) CTI
5 1 (2.44%) HTTP
5 1 (2.44%) IPv4
5 1 (2.44%) RTP
5 1 (2.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.88%) Big Data
3 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.44%) Datazen
4 1 (2.44%) Power BI
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) French Language
3 2 (4.88%) German Language
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.44%) ADO
3 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.44%) Autofac
3 1 (2.44%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.44%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.44%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.44%) ODBC
3 1 (2.44%) OLE
3 1 (2.44%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.44%) RSS
3 1 (2.44%) SAML
3 1 (2.44%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) PKI
2 2 (4.88%) Clustering
2 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.88%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.44%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.44%) VMS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Service Management
3 6 (14.63%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (14.63%) Procure-to-pay
4 4 (9.76%) Change Control
4 4 (9.76%) Identity Management
5 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.32%) High Availability
5 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.88%) CRM
6 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.88%) Security Management
7 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.44%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.88%) C
5 2 (4.88%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) R
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) VBScript
6 1 (2.44%) XAML
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (19.51%) Degree
3 5 (12.20%) MCITP
3 5 (12.20%) MCTS
4 4 (9.76%) MCSD
4 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
6 1 (2.44%) MCSA
6 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 9 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
2 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
2 2 (4.88%) Terminal Server
2 2 (4.88%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) WSUS
2 2 (4.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.76%) Lotus
3 2 (4.88%) Citrix
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.44%) Remedy
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