The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Microsoft Consultant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Consultant
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 58 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 1.79% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.90% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 3
Median daily rate - £450 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
663 947 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.25% 93.95% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 555 474
Median daily rate £425 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 23
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.55 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.49% +184.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Reading region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Security Cleared
2 12 (85.71%) Migration
2 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 12 (85.71%) Office 365
2 12 (85.71%) MS Exchange
3 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
5 1 (7.14%) .NET
5 1 (7.14%) MS Office
5 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 1 (7.14%) MS Access
5 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Lotus
5 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
5 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (7.14%) Finance
5 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Retail

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 12 (85.71%) MS Exchange
2 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (78.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (85.71%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
2 1 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Lotus