The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 June 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 57 65
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 2 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.35% 1.52% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.63% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £465 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +32.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £415
% change year-on-year -5.26% +14.45%  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 528 799 791
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.19% 93.56% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 465 390
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Consultant in Reading

Microsoft Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Consultant in Reading

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Reading region featuring Microsoft Consultant in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Migration
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Microsoft Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Office 365
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared