The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 1 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 115 - 117
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% - 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% - 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £525 £385
% change year-on-year
-17.47% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Specialist
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
2174 2258 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.54% 89.50% 91.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 1096 899
Average daily rate £393 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 72 110
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.11% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Specialist in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 June 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 - -
Microsoft Specialist
South East

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Lync
1 3 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (66.67%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Microsoft Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Lync
2 2 (66.67%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (66.67%) PBX
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco