The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 300 387 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.98% 15.82% 11.97%
As % of the Vendors category 25.27% 32.71% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 138 160
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 30 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £8.99 £11.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £31.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1187 1183 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.39% 48.36% 49.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 444 539
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £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 35 48 67
Average hourly rate £18.68 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Microsoft
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 -1 147 £400 +6.66% 52
Bracknell -4 24 £283 -5.83% 12
Slough -10 14 £263 -19.23% 14
Newbury -4 11 £400 +45.45% 7
Maidenhead -12 5 £400 +14.28% 6
Wokingham -1 2 - - 5
Windsor -1 1 - - 1
Thatcham - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 265 (39.67%) MS Excel
2 246 (36.83%) Windows
3 190 (28.44%) MS Office
4 146 (21.86%) Security Cleared
5 135 (20.21%) Active Directory
6 127 (19.01%) SQL Server
7 122 (18.26%) SQL
8 96 (14.37%) Finance
9 94 (14.07%) .NET
10 91 (13.62%) SC Cleared
11 84 (12.57%) C#
11 84 (12.57%) SharePoint
12 78 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 73 (10.93%) Degree
14 72 (10.78%) Telecoms
15 71 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 65 (9.73%) VMware
17 64 (9.58%) Project Management
17 64 (9.58%) MS Exchange
18 62 (9.28%) Migration
18 62 (9.28%) Windows 7
19 58 (8.68%) ITIL
19 58 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
20 55 (8.23%) Citrix
21 54 (8.08%) XML
21 54 (8.08%) T-SQL
21 54 (8.08%) IIS
22 53 (7.93%) DV Cleared
23 52 (7.78%) ASP.NET
24 50 (7.49%) Visual Studio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 84 (12.57%) SharePoint
2 64 (9.58%) MS Exchange
3 54 (8.08%) IIS
4 27 (4.04%) SharePoint Server
5 25 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.14%) BizTalk Server
7 19 (2.84%) Lync
8 17 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 15 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (2.25%) CMS
9 15 (2.25%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.75%) ArcGIS
13 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
13 4 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.60%) Zimbra
13 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 265 (39.67%) MS Excel
2 190 (28.44%) MS Office
3 48 (7.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (5.99%) MS Visio
5 38 (5.69%) MS Project
6 14 (2.10%) Photoshop
7 11 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (1.35%) InDesign
8 9 (1.35%) OmniGraffle
9 8 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
10 6 (0.90%) AutoCAD
11 3 (0.45%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.30%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.15%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.54%) Office 365
2 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.69%) DNS
2 36 (5.39%) TCP/IP
3 35 (5.24%) Internet
4 28 (4.19%) Firewall
5 21 (3.14%) LAN
6 20 (2.99%) VoIP
7 19 (2.84%) WAN
7 19 (2.84%) LDAP
8 18 (2.69%) SAN
8 18 (2.69%) VPN
8 18 (2.69%) DHCP
9 10 (1.50%) LTE
10 9 (1.35%) 3G
11 7 (1.05%) Network Security
11 7 (1.05%) NetScaler
11 7 (1.05%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.05%) Intranet
12 6 (0.90%) DMZ
13 5 (0.75%) SSL
13 5 (0.75%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (19.01%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 33 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 31 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (4.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (3.44%) IDOL
7 22 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (2.40%) OLAP
9 15 (2.25%) DTS
10 12 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 10 (1.50%) Data Mining
12 8 (1.20%) MS Access
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.60%) QlikView
16 3 (0.45%) Star Schema
16 3 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (7.49%) Visual Studio
2 26 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.65%) Axure RP
3 11 (1.65%) StarTeam
4 9 (1.35%) Dreamweaver
4 9 (1.35%) MSI
5 6 (0.90%) SoapUI
5 6 (0.90%) Subversion
6 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.60%) NUnit
6 4 (0.60%) JIRA
6 4 (0.60%) Selenium
6 4 (0.60%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.30%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.30%) Ranorex
7 2 (0.30%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 96 (14.37%) Finance
2 72 (10.78%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.64%) Marketing
4 14 (2.10%) Publishing
5 13 (1.95%) Billing
6 11 (1.65%) Retail
6 11 (1.65%) Legal
7 9 (1.35%) Games
7 9 (1.35%) Interactive Media
8 8 (1.20%) German Language
9 7 (1.05%) Law
10 6 (0.90%) Banking
10 6 (0.90%) Automotive
11 5 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.60%) Back Office
13 3 (0.45%) Military
14 2 (0.30%) Front Office
14 2 (0.30%) Advertising
15 1 (0.15%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 86 (12.87%) Analyst
2 80 (11.98%) Developer
3 71 (10.63%) Consultant
4 46 (6.89%) Architect
5 42 (6.29%) Support Engineer
6 39 (5.84%) Project Manager
7 37 (5.54%) Administrator
8 22 (3.29%) Microsoft Consultant
9 21 (3.14%) SharePoint Developer
10 18 (2.69%) Business Analyst
10 18 (2.69%) Coordinator
11 17 (2.54%) Support Analyst
12 16 (2.40%) 1st Line Support
12 16 (2.40%) Service Manager
13 15 (2.25%) CRM Consultant
13 15 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
14 14 (2.10%) Test Analyst
15 13 (1.95%) Designer
15 13 (1.95%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
16 11 (1.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (14.07%) .NET
2 54 (8.08%) XML
3 52 (7.78%) ASP.NET
4 43 (6.44%) HTML
5 27 (4.04%) .NET Framework
6 25 (3.74%) CSS
7 24 (3.59%) Web Services
8 16 (2.40%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 16 (2.40%) WCF
8 16 (2.40%) jQuery
9 13 (1.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (1.95%) Application Packaging
10 11 (1.65%) DCOM
11 9 (1.35%) HTML5
12 8 (1.20%) WSDL
13 7 (1.05%) SOAP
14 6 (0.90%) Middleware
15 5 (0.75%) XSD
15 5 (0.75%) CSS3
15 5 (0.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (2.99%) Management Information System
2 17 (2.54%) PKI
3 16 (2.40%) Blackberry
4 13 (1.95%) Clustering
5 12 (1.80%) GIS
6 11 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 6 (0.90%) Statistics
8 6 (0.90%) Replication
9 5 (0.75%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.75%) iPhone
9 5 (0.75%) NHS
9 5 (0.75%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.60%) EPoS
10 4 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 4 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.60%) Kindle
11 3 (0.45%) iPad
11 3 (0.45%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 246 (36.83%) Windows
2 78 (11.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 71 (10.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (9.28%) Windows 7
5 41 (6.14%) Windows XP
6 33 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (3.59%) Linux
8 22 (3.29%) Windows 8
9 17 (2.54%) UNIX
10 9 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.20%) Windows 2000
12 6 (0.90%) Android
13 5 (0.75%) Windows Vista
13 5 (0.75%) Solaris
14 4 (0.60%) AIX
14 4 (0.60%) Windows NT
14 4 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.30%) CentOS
15 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (9.58%) Project Management
2 62 (9.28%) Migration
3 58 (8.68%) ITIL
4 37 (5.54%) PRINCE2
5 32 (4.79%) Workflow
6 31 (4.64%) Configuration Management
7 29 (4.34%) Service Delivery
7 29 (4.34%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (4.34%) Web Development
8 28 (4.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (4.04%) CRM
10 25 (3.74%) Service Management
10 25 (3.74%) ETL
11 24 (3.59%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (2.69%) Validation
12 18 (2.69%) Scrum
13 17 (2.54%) E-Commerce
14 16 (2.40%) MVC
14 16 (2.40%) Risk Management
15 15 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (18.26%) SQL
2 84 (12.57%) C#
3 54 (8.08%) T-SQL
4 44 (6.59%) PowerShell
5 29 (4.34%) JavaScript
6 17 (2.54%) C
7 16 (2.40%) VBScript
8 12 (1.80%) VB
9 11 (1.65%) C++
10 7 (1.05%) Java
10 7 (1.05%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.05%) Lua
11 6 (0.90%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.60%) VBA
13 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.30%) SAPscript
14 2 (0.30%) Perl
14 2 (0.30%) ABAP
15 1 (0.15%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.15%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 146 (21.86%) Security Cleared
2 91 (13.62%) SC Cleared
3 73 (10.93%) Degree
4 58 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 53 (7.93%) DV Cleared
6 31 (4.64%) MCSE
7 14 (2.10%) MCP
8 13 (1.95%) MCTS
9 12 (1.80%) MCITP
10 10 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.20%) HND
11 8 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 8 (1.20%) PMP
11 8 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.90%) CCNA
12 6 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.75%) ISEB
13 5 (0.75%) CCA
13 5 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.64%) SLA
2 14 (2.10%) ISO 9001
3 11 (1.65%) QA
4 5 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 135 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.19%) XenDesktop
3 28 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 22 (3.29%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.69%) vSphere
6 16 (2.40%) XenApp
7 12 (1.80%) VMware ESX
8 9 (1.35%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.75%) XenServer
11 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.30%) vCloud
12 2 (0.30%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.30%) NLBS
13 1 (0.15%) NFS
13 1 (0.15%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.15%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (6.14%) SCCM
2 20 (2.99%) SCOM
3 12 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (1.65%) WMI
5 9 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.05%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.05%) WSUS
7 5 (0.75%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.75%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.60%) SCSM
8 4 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.45%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Salt
11 1 (0.15%) Puppet
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (9.73%) VMware
2 55 (8.23%) Citrix
3 41 (6.14%) Oracle
4 36 (5.39%) Cisco
5 27 (4.04%) HP
6 26 (3.89%) SAP
7 16 (2.40%) IBM
8 15 (2.25%) Lotus
8 15 (2.25%) AppSense
9 13 (1.95%) Meridio
10 11 (1.65%) Google
10 11 (1.65%) Remedy
10 11 (1.65%) Borland
10 11 (1.65%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.65%) Adobe
11 10 (1.50%) Symantec
12 8 (1.20%) Lumension
12 8 (1.20%) CA
13 6 (0.90%) Apple
14 5 (0.75%) TIBCO
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