The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Consultant
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 102 132
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 6 26 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.31% 1.04% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 4
Median daily rate £513 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1781 2335 2617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.52% 93.47% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1232 1365
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 63 86
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in Berkshire

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Berkshire

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Berkshire

Microsoft Consultant
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Consultant within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 3 - -
Bracknell +3 2 £513 +13.88%
Wokingham - 1 £450 -
Microsoft Consultant
South East

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Microsoft Consultant 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 Berkshire region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Migration
1 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
1 11 (84.62%) Office 365
2 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) MCSE
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (7.69%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (7.69%) SaaS
6 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (7.69%) Order to Cash

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (69.23%) MS Exchange
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (61.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (84.62%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Order to Cash
2 1 (7.69%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft