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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 255 319 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.57% 12.87% 12.80%
As % of the Vendors category 23.27% 25.42% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 162 153
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 34
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.91% +23.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
1096 1255 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.73% 50.63% 45.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 686 493
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 61 47
Median hourly rate £12.75 £19.18 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.51% +9.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £33.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 0 111 £363 -3.33% 22
Bracknell +8 41 £425 +13.33% 8
Maidenhead +3 19 £423 +36.29% 7
Slough -15 10 £400 +37.33% 7
Wokingham -5 6 £400 - 4
Newbury +5 5 £168 -55.33% 2
Windsor +4 2 £480 +104.25% 1
Hungerford - 1 £265 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 237 (41.95%) MS Excel
2 183 (32.39%) Windows
3 153 (27.08%) MS Office
4 133 (23.54%) Active Directory
5 101 (17.88%) SQL Server
6 99 (17.52%) SQL
7 91 (16.11%) Windows Server
8 89 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
9 84 (14.87%) Office 365
10 81 (14.34%) .NET
11 80 (14.16%) Security Cleared
12 76 (13.45%) C#
13 74 (13.10%) SharePoint
14 69 (12.21%) ITIL
15 66 (11.68%) Degree
16 65 (11.50%) PowerShell
17 64 (11.33%) MS Exchange
18 63 (11.15%) Telecoms
19 60 (10.62%) VMware
20 59 (10.44%) Finance
20 59 (10.44%) Migration
20 59 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
21 58 (10.27%) Project Management
22 50 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
23 47 (8.32%) HP
23 47 (8.32%) DNS
24 45 (7.96%) JavaScript
25 44 (7.79%) SLA
25 44 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
25 44 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint

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 74 (13.10%) SharePoint
2 64 (11.33%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.31%) Skype for Business
4 19 (3.36%) IIS
5 12 (2.12%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.42%) Live Communications Server
9 7 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.06%) Apache
10 6 (1.06%) CMS
10 6 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.53%) Documentum
12 3 (0.53%) Drupal
12 3 (0.53%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 237 (41.95%) MS Excel
2 153 (27.08%) MS Office
3 44 (7.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (5.66%) MS Project
5 30 (5.31%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.35%) Mingle
8 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.18%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (4.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.35%) assyst
5 2 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.35%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 89 (15.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (14.87%) Office 365
3 20 (3.54%) IaaS
4 14 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.12%) PaaS
6 10 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (1.06%) Yammer
8 5 (0.88%) SaaS
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.35%) GitHub
9 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.35%) Trello
10 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.32%) DNS
2 34 (6.02%) TCP/IP
3 33 (5.84%) DHCP
4 31 (5.49%) Internet
5 30 (5.31%) Skype
6 27 (4.78%) VPN
7 25 (4.42%) HTTP
8 21 (3.72%) SAN
9 15 (2.65%) LAN
10 14 (2.48%) Firewall
10 14 (2.48%) IPsec
11 13 (2.30%) LTE
11 13 (2.30%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (2.30%) WAN
12 12 (2.12%) IPv6
12 12 (2.12%) SSL
13 10 (1.77%) Wireless
14 9 (1.59%) 4G
14 9 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.42%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (17.88%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (4.25%) MS Access
3 24 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (4.07%) GIS
4 23 (4.07%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.30%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (2.12%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.24%) Oracle Database
8 7 (1.24%) Power BI
9 6 (1.06%) MySQL
9 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.71%) Big Data
10 4 (0.71%) Data Mart
10 4 (0.71%) DataStage
10 4 (0.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 26 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (3.54%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.48%) Selenium
4 13 (2.30%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.42%) WebDriver
6 7 (1.24%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.24%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.06%) Artifactory
7 6 (1.06%) JIRA
7 6 (1.06%) MSBuild
7 6 (1.06%) NuGet
8 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.71%) Toad
10 3 (0.53%) Appium
10 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.53%) MSI
10 3 (0.53%) NUnit
10 3 (0.53%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.35%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.35%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 63 (11.15%) Telecoms
2 59 (10.44%) Finance
3 36 (6.37%) Marketing
4 18 (3.19%) German Language
5 17 (3.01%) Retail
6 14 (2.48%) French Language
6 14 (2.48%) Spanish Language
7 11 (1.95%) Italian Language
8 10 (1.77%) Advertising
8 10 (1.77%) Electronics
8 10 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.59%) Back Office
10 5 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.88%) Publishing
11 3 (0.53%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
13 1 (0.18%) Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (12.21%) Support Engineer
2 63 (11.15%) Analyst
3 56 (9.91%) Developer
4 55 (9.73%) Architect
5 52 (9.20%) Consultant
6 32 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 22 (3.89%) Administrator
8 21 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support
8 21 (3.72%) GIS Technician
9 20 (3.54%) Data Technician
10 19 (3.36%) .NET Developer
11 16 (2.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 15 (2.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (2.48%) Azure Architect
13 14 (2.48%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.48%) Desktop Engineer
14 13 (2.30%) Azure Engineer
14 13 (2.30%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (14.34%) .NET
2 34 (6.02%) CSS
3 32 (5.66%) HTML
4 29 (5.13%) ASP.NET
5 27 (4.78%) Web Services
6 25 (4.42%) XML
7 14 (2.48%) Node.js
8 10 (1.77%) .NET Framework
8 10 (1.77%) MAPI
9 9 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (1.42%) JSON
10 8 (1.42%) WCF
11 7 (1.24%) DCOM
11 7 (1.24%) HTML5
11 7 (1.24%) jQuery
11 7 (1.24%) RESTful
12 6 (1.06%) COM
12 6 (1.06%) Gherkin
12 6 (1.06%) MDX
12 6 (1.06%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (7.08%) Management Information System
3 25 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.36%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 11 (1.95%) Clustering
6 11 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 11 (1.95%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.77%) Mathematics
8 8 (1.42%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.24%) Statistics
10 6 (1.06%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.88%) PKI
11 5 (0.88%) User Experience
12 4 (0.71%) Animation
12 4 (0.71%) Video Editing
13 3 (0.53%) FMCG
13 3 (0.53%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 183 (32.39%) Windows
2 91 (16.11%) Windows Server
3 39 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 39 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (6.55%) Linux
5 20 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 17 (3.01%) Windows XP
9 16 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.12%) Android
11 10 (1.77%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.24%) Unix
13 4 (0.71%) Solaris
14 3 (0.53%) AIX
14 3 (0.53%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (12.21%) ITIL
2 59 (10.44%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (10.44%) Migration
3 58 (10.27%) Project Management
4 39 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (6.19%) CRM
6 30 (5.31%) SDLC
7 29 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 26 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (4.25%) MVC
9 24 (4.25%) Presales
10 23 (4.07%) Workflow
11 20 (3.54%) Load Balancing
12 19 (3.36%) Business Analysis
12 19 (3.36%) Programme Management
12 19 (3.36%) Waterfall
13 18 (3.19%) Mentoring
13 18 (3.19%) Scrum
13 18 (3.19%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.01%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 99 (17.52%) SQL
2 76 (13.45%) C#
3 65 (11.50%) PowerShell
4 45 (7.96%) JavaScript
5 35 (6.19%) C++
6 33 (5.84%) VB
7 31 (5.49%) VBScript
8 27 (4.78%) C
9 22 (3.89%) T-SQL
10 20 (3.54%) Java
11 19 (3.36%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.77%) PHP
13 5 (0.88%) VBA
13 5 (0.88%) XPath
14 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.53%) Python
15 3 (0.53%) Ruby
15 3 (0.53%) VB6
16 2 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 66 (11.68%) Degree
3 44 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (7.08%) DV Cleared
4 40 (7.08%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.25%) MCSE
6 12 (2.12%) MCSA
7 11 (1.95%) MCP
8 10 (1.77%) MCITP
9 8 (1.42%) HNC
9 8 (1.42%) MCTS
10 7 (1.24%) MCSD
11 6 (1.06%) A+ Certification
11 6 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.06%) ISEB
11 6 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.88%) HND
13 3 (0.53%) CCNP
13 3 (0.53%) CISSP
13 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.79%) SLA
2 19 (3.36%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) SDET
4 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) GAAP
6 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 133 (23.54%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.59%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.42%) vSphere
7 6 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.88%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.88%) XenApp
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.53%) Docker
10 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.53%) Xen
11 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.35%) XenServer
12 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.18%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (6.19%) SCCM
2 21 (3.72%) WSUS
3 19 (3.36%) SCOM
4 15 (2.65%) NetBackup
5 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.59%) WMI
7 8 (1.42%) Netcool
7 8 (1.42%) Unicenter
7 8 (1.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (1.24%) Amdocs OSS
9 6 (1.06%) AirWatch
10 5 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.71%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.53%) Nagios
12 3 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 60 (10.62%) VMware
2 47 (8.32%) HP
3 42 (7.43%) Citrix
4 39 (6.90%) Oracle
5 35 (6.19%) Cisco
6 27 (4.78%) SAP
7 19 (3.36%) EMC
7 19 (3.36%) Remedy
8 17 (3.01%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.48%) Symantec
10 13 (2.30%) Ericsson
11 11 (1.95%) Veritas
12 10 (1.77%) Adobe
13 9 (1.59%) Dell
13 9 (1.59%) Huawei
14 8 (1.42%) Meridio
14 8 (1.42%) Nokia Networks
15 7 (1.24%) Amdocs
15 7 (1.24%) BT
15 7 (1.24%) Cramer
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