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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 52 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 12 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.52% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £444
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.50
Microsoft Consultant
Berkshire

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
739 868 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.66% 93.23% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 494 371
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 48 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.73 £40.39 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Microsoft Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 18 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (47.22%) Migration
3 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
4 16 (44.44%) Office 365
5 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 11 (30.56%) Windows
7 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 7 (19.44%) DNS
10 6 (16.67%) Lotus
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (16.67%) IBM Notes
10 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 6 (16.67%) Degree
11 5 (13.89%) Service Management
11 5 (13.89%) ITIL
11 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
11 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
12 4 (11.11%) .NET
12 4 (11.11%) SQL
12 4 (11.11%) WSUS
12 4 (11.11%) MCTS
12 4 (11.11%) MCITP
12 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement

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 18 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.78%) IIS
6 1 (2.78%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Office 365
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) Network Security
2 3 (8.33%) Wireless
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.56%) IPsec
3 2 (5.56%) IPv6
3 2 (5.56%) Kerberos
3 2 (5.56%) Skype
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless Security
4 1 (2.78%) BGP
4 1 (2.78%) CTI
4 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) RTP
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.78%) Datazen
4 1 (2.78%) Power BI
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.56%) French Language
1 2 (5.56%) German Language
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.78%) ADO
3 1 (2.78%) ADO.NET
3 1 (2.78%) Autofac
3 1 (2.78%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.78%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.78%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.78%) ODBC
3 1 (2.78%) OLE
3 1 (2.78%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.78%) RSS
3 1 (2.78%) SAML
3 1 (2.78%) Unity DI Container
3 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Migration
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Service Management
3 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (8.33%) High Availability
4 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.56%) B2B
5 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (5.56%) Security Management
6 1 (2.78%) Analytics
6 1 (2.78%) Database Tuning
6 1 (2.78%) Memory Management
6 1 (2.78%) Open Source
6 1 (2.78%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.33%) C
3 3 (8.33%) C#
3 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) Python
5 1 (2.78%) R
5 1 (2.78%) Scala
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.78%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) MCITP
3 4 (11.11%) MCTS
4 2 (5.56%) MCSD
4 2 (5.56%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) MCSA
5 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.56%) ISA Server
2 2 (5.56%) UAG
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) WSUS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Lotus
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Remedy