The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 289 374 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.61% 14.61% 12.49%
As % of the Vendors category 25.26% 30.66% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 135 149
Average daily rate
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£385 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 19
Average hourly rate £17.29 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.65 £12.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.15 £30.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1144 1220 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 45.96% 47.66% 51.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 455 552
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 56 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -20.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.85 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 151 £400 +9.58% 43
Bracknell -2 25 £300 -4.45% 10
Slough -10 12 £275 -8.33% 14
Newbury +1 11 £400 +60.00% 6
Maidenhead -12 5 £325 -7.14% 8
Windsor +2 2 - - 3
Wokingham -1 2 - - 5
Thatcham - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 239 (38.80%) MS Excel
2 234 (37.99%) Windows
3 179 (29.06%) MS Office
4 134 (21.75%) Security Cleared
5 130 (21.10%) Active Directory
6 124 (20.13%) SQL Server
7 111 (18.02%) SQL
8 95 (15.42%) .NET
9 89 (14.45%) Finance
10 81 (13.15%) C#
10 81 (13.15%) SC Cleared
11 77 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 76 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 67 (10.88%) Telecoms
14 66 (10.71%) MS Exchange
15 65 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 64 (10.39%) VMware
17 62 (10.06%) Project Management
17 62 (10.06%) ITIL
17 62 (10.06%) Degree
18 60 (9.74%) Windows 7
19 56 (9.09%) DV Cleared
19 56 (9.09%) Migration
20 53 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
21 52 (8.44%) Citrix
22 51 (8.28%) ASP.NET
23 50 (8.12%) XML
24 49 (7.95%) T-SQL
25 47 (7.63%) Visual Studio
26 43 (6.98%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 77 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 66 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 39 (6.33%) IIS
4 24 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (3.73%) SharePoint Server
6 19 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (3.08%) Lync
7 17 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.44%) IBM Notes
10 13 (2.11%) CMS
11 6 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.65%) Apache
12 4 (0.65%) Magnolia
12 4 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
12 4 (0.65%) Zimbra
12 4 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 239 (38.80%) MS Excel
2 179 (29.06%) MS Office
3 41 (6.66%) MS Project
3 41 (6.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (5.84%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.30%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (0.97%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.65%) InDesign
8 4 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.32%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (4.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.16%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.16%) SAP SEM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.79%) Office 365
3 3 (0.49%) PaaS
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.82%) Internet
2 34 (5.52%) DNS
3 31 (5.03%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.55%) Firewall
5 21 (3.41%) LAN
6 20 (3.25%) SAN
7 19 (3.08%) VoIP
7 19 (3.08%) WAN
8 17 (2.76%) LDAP
8 17 (2.76%) DHCP
9 14 (2.27%) VPN
10 9 (1.46%) DMZ
11 8 (1.30%) 3G
11 8 (1.30%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.30%) LTE
12 7 (1.14%) Intranet
13 5 (0.81%) Network Security
13 5 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
13 5 (0.81%) SSL
13 5 (0.81%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (20.13%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 29 (4.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (4.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (2.60%) IDOL
8 16 (2.60%) OLAP
9 15 (2.44%) DTS
10 10 (1.62%) Data Mining
11 8 (1.30%) MS Access
12 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.81%) QlikView
14 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
16 3 (0.49%) Relational Database
16 3 (0.49%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 47 (7.63%) Visual Studio
2 21 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.30%) MSI
4 7 (1.14%) StarTeam
5 6 (0.97%) Subversion
5 6 (0.97%) SoapUI
5 6 (0.97%) Axure RP
6 5 (0.81%) Selenium
6 5 (0.81%) NUnit
7 4 (0.65%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.65%) JIRA
7 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.49%) MSTest
9 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.32%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.32%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 89 (14.45%) Finance
2 67 (10.88%) Telecoms
3 26 (4.22%) Marketing
4 15 (2.44%) Legal
5 13 (2.11%) Retail
6 11 (1.79%) Publishing
7 9 (1.46%) Law
8 8 (1.30%) Billing
9 7 (1.14%) German Language
10 6 (0.97%) Banking
10 6 (0.97%) Games
11 4 (0.65%) Automotive
11 4 (0.65%) Back Office
11 4 (0.65%) Interactive Media
12 3 (0.49%) Military
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
13 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.16%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.16%) Front Office
14 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 85 (13.80%) Developer
2 69 (11.20%) Analyst
3 63 (10.23%) Consultant
4 41 (6.66%) Project Manager
5 40 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.52%) Administrator
7 30 (4.87%) Architect
8 21 (3.41%) Microsoft Consultant
8 21 (3.41%) SharePoint Developer
9 19 (3.08%) CRM Consultant
10 18 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 15 (2.44%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
11 15 (2.44%) Business Analyst
11 15 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
12 14 (2.27%) Coordinator
12 14 (2.27%) Designer
13 13 (2.11%) Service Manager
14 12 (1.95%) Project Administrator
14 12 (1.95%) Support Analyst
14 12 (1.95%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (15.42%) .NET
2 51 (8.28%) ASP.NET
3 50 (8.12%) XML
4 41 (6.66%) HTML
5 30 (4.87%) .NET Framework
6 27 (4.38%) Web Services
6 27 (4.38%) CSS
7 20 (3.25%) jQuery
8 16 (2.60%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 16 (2.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (2.11%) Application Packaging
9 13 (2.11%) WCF
10 12 (1.95%) DCOM
11 8 (1.30%) SOAP
11 8 (1.30%) WSDL
11 8 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (1.30%) HTML5
12 7 (1.14%) WPF
12 7 (1.14%) Ajax
13 6 (0.97%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.41%) Management Information System
2 19 (3.08%) Blackberry
3 15 (2.44%) PKI
4 12 (1.95%) Clustering
5 9 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.30%) GIS
7 7 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.97%) NHS
9 5 (0.81%) iPhone
9 5 (0.81%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.81%) Statistics
9 5 (0.81%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.65%) Replication
10 4 (0.65%) iPad
10 4 (0.65%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.49%) Inversion of Control
11 3 (0.49%) Blog
11 3 (0.49%) Kindle
11 3 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 234 (37.99%) Windows
2 76 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 65 (10.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (9.74%) Windows 7
5 40 (6.49%) Windows XP
6 32 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.90%) Linux
7 24 (3.90%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.11%) UNIX
9 10 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (1.14%) Android
10 7 (1.14%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.81%) Windows Vista
11 5 (0.81%) Solaris
12 4 (0.65%) AIX
13 3 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.49%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.32%) Debian
14 2 (0.32%) CentOS
15 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (10.06%) Project Management
1 62 (10.06%) ITIL
2 56 (9.09%) Migration
3 42 (6.82%) PRINCE2
4 32 (5.19%) CRM
5 29 (4.71%) Service Delivery
6 28 (4.55%) Web Development
7 27 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (4.38%) Workflow
7 27 (4.38%) Service Management
8 26 (4.22%) Configuration Management
9 25 (4.06%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (3.57%) MVC
11 21 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (2.92%) ETL
13 17 (2.76%) Risk Management
13 17 (2.76%) Validation
13 17 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (2.76%) Scrum
14 15 (2.44%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 111 (18.02%) SQL
2 81 (13.15%) C#
3 49 (7.95%) T-SQL
4 43 (6.98%) PowerShell
5 35 (5.68%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.60%) VBScript
7 11 (1.79%) C
8 9 (1.46%) C++
9 7 (1.14%) Java
9 7 (1.14%) VB
10 6 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.49%) Perl
12 3 (0.49%) VBA
13 2 (0.32%) VC++
13 2 (0.32%) Delphi
13 2 (0.32%) ABAP
13 2 (0.32%) SAPscript
13 2 (0.32%) Lua
Qualifications
1 134 (21.75%) Security Cleared
2 81 (13.15%) SC Cleared
3 62 (10.06%) Degree
4 56 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 53 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (4.55%) MCSE
7 14 (2.27%) MCP
8 12 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (1.79%) MCITP
10 10 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.62%) PMP
10 10 (1.62%) PMI Certification
10 10 (1.62%) MCTS
11 6 (0.97%) CCNA
11 6 (0.97%) CCA
11 6 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.81%) CISSP
13 4 (0.65%) HND
13 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.71%) SLA
2 15 (2.44%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.79%) QA
4 6 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 130 (21.10%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.71%) XenDesktop
4 27 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.92%) vSphere
6 18 (2.92%) XenApp
7 14 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.46%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.81%) XenServer
10 5 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.16%) vCloud
12 1 (0.16%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.16%) NFS
12 1 (0.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 42 (6.82%) SCCM
2 22 (3.57%) SCOM
3 12 (1.95%) WMI
4 7 (1.14%) WSUS
4 7 (1.14%) Tivoli
4 7 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.49%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.16%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.16%) Netcool/Webtop
8 1 (0.16%) Puppet
8 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.16%) Salt
8 1 (0.16%) SCSM
Vendors
1 64 (10.39%) VMware
2 52 (8.44%) Citrix
3 33 (5.36%) Cisco
4 29 (4.71%) Oracle
5 26 (4.22%) HP
6 17 (2.76%) IBM
6 17 (2.76%) SAP
7 15 (2.44%) Lotus
8 14 (2.27%) AppSense
9 13 (2.11%) Meridio
10 12 (1.95%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.46%) Symantec
12 8 (1.30%) EMC
12 8 (1.30%) Lumension
13 7 (1.14%) Borland
14 6 (0.97%) Adobe
14 6 (0.97%) Remedy
15 5 (0.81%) Dell
15 5 (0.81%) CA
15 5 (0.81%) Apple
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