The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Microsoft Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Specialist
Rank 69 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Specialist 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £416 £525
% change year-on-year
+5.16% -20.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Specialist
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
853 861 907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.42% 94.30% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 436 430
Median daily rate £413 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.07% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.08 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £26.14 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Microsoft Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Microsoft Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
2 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) ISA Server
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless Security
2 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP

Microsoft Specialist 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) Network Security
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless Security
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Network Architecture
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) MCTS
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) ISA Server
1 2 (66.67%) UAG
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft