The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 71 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.39% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +25.00%
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 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
918 785 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.18% 90.13% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 397 430
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.42 £19.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Lync
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) PBX
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared

Microsoft Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Lync
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) PBX
1 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (33.33%) Validation
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco