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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 302 321 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.98% 13.12% 13.31%
As % of the Vendors category 25.72% 25.85% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 152 139
Median daily rate £398 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 17
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +65.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.03 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £18.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
1174 1242 1230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.47% 50.78% 49.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 587 543
Median daily rate £400 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 54 33
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +30.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 152 £393 -1.87% 24
Bracknell -2 29 £475 +58.33% 4
Slough +5 19 £225 +3.44% 5
Wokingham +3 11 £338 +3.92% 5
Maidenhead -5 11 £363 +4.46% 5
Newbury -7 9 £260 -20.00% 4
Hungerford - 1 £275 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 264 (39.94%) Windows
2 258 (39.03%) MS Excel
3 153 (23.15%) Active Directory
4 150 (22.69%) MS Office
5 143 (21.63%) Windows Server
6 124 (18.76%) SQL Server
7 122 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 114 (17.25%) SQL
9 103 (15.58%) Security Cleared
10 102 (15.43%) C#
10 102 (15.43%) SharePoint
11 101 (15.28%) .NET
12 96 (14.52%) ITIL
13 89 (13.46%) DNS
13 89 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 78 (11.80%) Degree
15 77 (11.65%) Office 365
16 69 (10.44%) Telecoms
17 68 (10.29%) Project Management
17 68 (10.29%) PowerShell
18 64 (9.68%) Migration
18 64 (9.68%) VMware
19 62 (9.38%) SC Cleared
20 59 (8.93%) MS Exchange
21 58 (8.77%) Hyper-V
22 57 (8.62%) MS Project
22 57 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
23 55 (8.32%) CRM
24 53 (8.02%) DHCP
25 51 (7.72%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related 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
1 102 (15.43%) SharePoint
2 59 (8.93%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.54%) IIS
4 19 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (1.82%) CMS
6 12 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.51%) Live Communications Server
9 9 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.76%) Drupal
11 5 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.45%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.45%) WordPress
13 2 (0.30%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
Applications
1 258 (39.03%) MS Excel
2 150 (22.69%) MS Office
3 57 (8.62%) MS Project
4 37 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (3.33%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.45%) InDesign
8 3 (0.45%) Mingle
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 46 (6.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.45%) assyst
3 3 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (11.65%) Office 365
3 16 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (1.97%) IaaS
5 9 (1.36%) PaaS
6 8 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.76%) SaaS
8 4 (0.61%) Trello
9 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.45%) Scribe Online
10 2 (0.30%) AdWords
10 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 89 (13.46%) DNS
2 53 (8.02%) DHCP
3 46 (6.96%) VPN
4 45 (6.81%) TCP/IP
5 44 (6.66%) Firewall
6 35 (5.30%) Internet
7 33 (4.99%) Skype
8 31 (4.69%) HTTP
9 30 (4.54%) SAN
10 26 (3.93%) IPsec
11 21 (3.18%) IPv6
12 20 (3.03%) Software-Defined Networking
12 20 (3.03%) Wireless
13 17 (2.57%) LTE
14 16 (2.42%) LAN
15 14 (2.12%) SSL
15 14 (2.12%) WAN
15 14 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
16 13 (1.97%) Ethernet
17 12 (1.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (18.76%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (4.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (3.78%) MS Access
6 22 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (2.42%) GIS
8 16 (2.42%) Relational Database
9 14 (2.12%) Big Data
10 11 (1.66%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.06%) Datazen
12 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (0.91%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.91%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.76%) Power BI
15 4 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.61%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (6.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.78%) Visual Studio
3 20 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.27%) JIRA
5 14 (2.12%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.97%) Artifactory
6 13 (1.97%) MSBuild
6 13 (1.97%) NuGet
7 10 (1.51%) Selenium
8 8 (1.21%) WebDriver
9 6 (0.91%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.76%) Fiddler
10 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.45%) Appium
11 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.45%) Toad
12 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.30%) Subversion
General
1 69 (10.44%) Telecoms
2 48 (7.26%) Finance
3 35 (5.30%) Marketing
4 32 (4.84%) German Language
5 25 (3.78%) Retail
6 20 (3.03%) French Language
7 13 (1.97%) Spanish Language
8 11 (1.66%) Italian Language
9 10 (1.51%) Back Office
10 9 (1.36%) Advertising
11 8 (1.21%) Publishing
12 6 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.76%) Banking
13 5 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
14 4 (0.61%) Billing
15 3 (0.45%) Games
15 3 (0.45%) Legal
15 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.30%) Electronics
16 2 (0.30%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 97 (14.67%) Support Engineer
2 77 (11.65%) Architect
3 70 (10.59%) Consultant
4 57 (8.62%) Analyst
4 57 (8.62%) Developer
5 36 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 26 (3.93%) Field Engineer
7 24 (3.63%) Administrator
8 23 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
9 22 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 22 (3.33%) Microsoft Consultant
10 21 (3.18%) Escalation Engineer
11 20 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (3.03%) Microsoft Engineer
11 20 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
12 19 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (2.72%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (2.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (2.57%) SharePoint Architect
14 17 (2.57%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (15.28%) .NET
2 40 (6.05%) CSS
3 35 (5.30%) XML
4 27 (4.08%) HTML
5 25 (3.78%) ASP.NET
6 22 (3.33%) .NET Framework
7 17 (2.57%) Web Services
8 15 (2.27%) ADO.NET
9 10 (1.51%) REST
10 9 (1.36%) COM
10 9 (1.36%) HTML5
10 9 (1.36%) WCF
11 8 (1.21%) Entity Framework
11 8 (1.21%) Node.js
11 8 (1.21%) XML Schema
12 7 (1.06%) Autofac
12 7 (1.06%) Castle Windsor
12 7 (1.06%) ODBC
12 7 (1.06%) OLE
12 7 (1.06%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.14%) Management Information System
2 33 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.54%) Public Cloud
4 29 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.48%) Data Centre
6 20 (3.03%) Clustering
7 17 (2.57%) PKI
8 9 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.21%) Thin Client
10 7 (1.06%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.06%) FMCG
10 7 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.06%) Statistics
11 6 (0.91%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.91%) User Experience
12 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.61%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.61%) VCE vBlock
12 4 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 264 (39.94%) Windows
2 143 (21.63%) Windows Server
3 47 (7.11%) Linux
4 42 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (6.05%) Windows 7
6 28 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (2.42%) Windows XP
9 15 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.97%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.82%) Ubuntu
11 12 (1.82%) Windows 8
12 8 (1.21%) Unix
13 4 (0.61%) AIX
13 4 (0.61%) Android
14 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.30%) Solaris
15 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.52%) ITIL
2 68 (10.29%) Project Management
3 64 (9.68%) Migration
4 57 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (8.32%) CRM
6 47 (7.11%) Business Intelligence
7 39 (5.90%) PRINCE2
8 38 (5.75%) Workflow
9 37 (5.60%) Presales
9 37 (5.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (4.99%) Mentoring
11 31 (4.69%) ITIL V3
11 31 (4.69%) Service Management
12 30 (4.54%) Load Balancing
13 24 (3.63%) Customer Engagement
13 24 (3.63%) Identity Management
14 22 (3.33%) SDLC
15 21 (3.18%) Scrum
16 20 (3.03%) Process Improvement
17 19 (2.87%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 114 (17.25%) SQL
2 102 (15.43%) C#
3 68 (10.29%) PowerShell
4 37 (5.60%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.69%) C++
5 31 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 29 (4.39%) VBScript
7 26 (3.93%) C
7 26 (3.93%) VB
8 20 (3.03%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.72%) Java
10 11 (1.66%) Python
11 8 (1.21%) PHP
12 7 (1.06%) Ruby
13 6 (0.91%) R
14 5 (0.76%) XAML
15 4 (0.61%) Scala
16 3 (0.45%) VB6
16 3 (0.45%) VBA
17 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 89 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (11.80%) Degree
4 62 (9.38%) SC Cleared
5 50 (7.56%) MCSE
6 38 (5.75%) MCITP
7 37 (5.60%) DV Cleared
8 22 (3.33%) MCSA
8 22 (3.33%) MCTS
9 17 (2.57%) MCP
10 16 (2.42%) MCDST
11 15 (2.27%) MCSD
12 14 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (1.82%) CCNA
14 8 (1.21%) ISEB
15 7 (1.06%) HNC
16 6 (0.91%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.91%) CISSP
17 4 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.05%) SLA
2 13 (1.97%) QA
3 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.76%) SDET
5 4 (0.61%) GxP
6 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) GAAP
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (23.15%) Active Directory
2 58 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 41 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (2.72%) UAG
6 15 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.82%) vSphere
8 11 (1.66%) ISA Server
8 11 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.36%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.21%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.21%) XenApp
11 7 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.91%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.76%) XenServer
14 3 (0.45%) Docker
14 3 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (6.35%) SCCM
2 30 (4.54%) WSUS
3 18 (2.72%) SCOM
4 15 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (1.36%) WMI
9 8 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.21%) Netcool
9 8 (1.21%) Unicenter
9 8 (1.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 7 (1.06%) Amdocs OSS
10 7 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.91%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.61%) Puppet
13 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
13 3 (0.45%) Perfmon
13 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 64 (9.68%) VMware
2 51 (7.72%) Citrix
2 51 (7.72%) Oracle
3 40 (6.05%) HP
4 39 (5.90%) Cisco
5 33 (4.99%) Remedy
6 22 (3.33%) SAP
7 21 (3.18%) Ericsson
8 17 (2.57%) IBM
9 16 (2.42%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.27%) Amdocs
10 15 (2.27%) Dell
11 13 (1.97%) EMC
12 11 (1.66%) Veritas
13 10 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.21%) Hitachi
14 8 (1.21%) Huawei
14 8 (1.21%) Intel
14 8 (1.21%) Meridio
14 8 (1.21%) Nokia
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