The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 64 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.10% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.11% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.50 -
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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
811 882 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.41% 89.45% 91.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 425 358
Average daily rate £388 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 43
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Microsoft Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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

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Top 24 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) VBA
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Lync
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) ERP
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) CMMI
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Microsoft Consultant in their job title 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 with Microsoft Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) ERP
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) CMMI
2 1 (14.29%) Kanban
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft