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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing MSF 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1918 1994 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 80.12% 77.44% 77.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1053 910
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.90 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (100.00%) CRM
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) ERP
1 5 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (60.00%) C#
3 3 (60.00%) .NET
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) WCF
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SDET
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Contact Management

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 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) CRM Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Testing Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) WCF
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) CRM
1 5 (100.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Contact Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (60.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SDET
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft