The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 125 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.076% - 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% - 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £50
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £750 £50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +1400.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1813 1840 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 68.94% 71.18% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 936 683
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 56 78
Average hourly rate £20.63 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MSF also 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 that cited MSF.

1 2 (100.00%) BS15000
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) MOF
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) IT Governance
1 2 (100.00%) COBIT
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Strategic Planning

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MSF also 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 that cited MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Management Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Services Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Service Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Six Sigma
1 2 (100.00%) MOF
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) IT Governance
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 1 (50.00%) Line Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) BS15000
1 2 (100.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft