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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Consultant
Rank 72 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.51% 0.46% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.48% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £450 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
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
916 832 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.14% 95.30% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 442 448
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 32
Average hourly rate £45.15 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.55% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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

Microsoft Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Tableau
4 1 (16.67%) CMMI
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Retail

Microsoft Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (16.67%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) FMCG
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) ETL
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSD
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau