The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 125 - 130
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% - 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% - 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £340 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
MSF
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1967 2130 2025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 79.09% 74.53% 74.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1061 1124 1030
Median daily rate £408 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £502 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 64 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.81% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.50 £32.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MSF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MSF
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MSF Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MSF
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MSF Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MSF
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 MSF 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 - 1 - -
MSF
South East

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MSF.

1 9 (90.00%) CRM
1 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (90.00%) ERP
1 9 (90.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (80.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (70.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) .NET
5 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 3 (30.00%) Contact Management
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) Test Management
7 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
8 1 (10.00%) Software Optimisation
8 1 (10.00%) WSE
8 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012

MSF
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 9 (90.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (10.00%) SAML
4 1 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (10.00%) WSE
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSD
4 1 (10.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) CRM
1 9 (90.00%) ERP
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
2 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (30.00%) Contact Management
5 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft