The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 80 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.097% - 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSF
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
788 716 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 76.58% 71.89% 77.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 382 412
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 17
Average hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £18.55 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -3.17%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MSF
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MSF Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MSF
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MSF Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing MSF also 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 that cited MSF.

1 5 (83.33%) CRM
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) ERP
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) Contact Management
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Optimisation
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) SDET
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (16.67%) XSD

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing MSF also 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 that cited MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Lead
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (16.67%) SAML
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) WCF
3 1 (16.67%) WSE
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) XSD
3 1 (16.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) CRM
1 5 (83.33%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Contact Management
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft