Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Consultant was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 81 110
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Consultant 5 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.39% 1.07% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Reading median daily rate £600 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +6.67% -37.50%
10th Percentile £550 £370 £363
90th Percentile £650 £609 £388
Berkshire median daily rate £513 £463 £388
% change year-on-year +10.81% +19.35% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1200 1345 1833
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 90.33% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 720 721 1087
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £220
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +4.75% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 129
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -1.72% -32.71% +24.03%

Microsoft Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Microsoft Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Billing
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (20.00%) Power BI
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Data Lake
3 1 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) U-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET

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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (20.00%) Data Lake Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (20.00%) Data Lake
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) OLAP
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
1 1 (20.00%) QlikView
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
1 2 (40.00%) Billing
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Analytics
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Dashboard Development
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau