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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 358 349 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.85% 13.74% 12.72%
As % of the Vendors category 29.71% 28.17% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 171 122
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £230 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £483 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 22
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.55 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.61% +34.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £9.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £22.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
1205 1239 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 49.98% 48.78% 48.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 615 558
Median daily rate £400 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 42 47
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +20.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £13.25 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.92 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 25 May 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 0 187 £393 +8.27% 40
Bracknell +4 42 £480 +37.14% 6
Maidenhead +2 14 £388 -10.81% 7
Slough 0 11 £211 +40.83% 5
Wokingham 0 10 £338 -12.83% 4
Newbury -5 10 £205 -36.92% 5
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 276 (40.59%) Windows
2 257 (37.79%) MS Excel
3 160 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 151 (22.21%) MS Office
5 147 (21.62%) Windows Server
6 134 (19.71%) SQL Server
6 134 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 133 (19.56%) SQL
8 106 (15.59%) .NET
9 105 (15.44%) C#
10 104 (15.29%) ITIL
10 104 (15.29%) SharePoint
11 103 (15.15%) Security Cleared
12 95 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 94 (13.82%) DNS
14 78 (11.47%) PowerShell
14 78 (11.47%) Office 365
15 75 (11.03%) Migration
16 74 (10.88%) Degree
17 71 (10.44%) VMware
18 65 (9.56%) Hyper-V
19 64 (9.41%) Project Management
20 63 (9.26%) Telecoms
21 61 (8.97%) MS Exchange
21 61 (8.97%) Oracle
22 59 (8.68%) Firewall
22 59 (8.68%) SC Cleared
23 58 (8.53%) CRM
24 57 (8.38%) MS Project
25 55 (8.09%) DHCP

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
1 104 (15.29%) SharePoint
2 61 (8.97%) MS Exchange
3 31 (4.56%) IIS
4 16 (2.35%) Skype for Business
5 15 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
8 11 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (1.47%) CMS
9 10 (1.47%) Live Communications Server
10 9 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.18%) Node.js
12 7 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.74%) Drupal
15 3 (0.44%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.44%) Joomla!
15 3 (0.44%) WordPress
16 2 (0.29%) GroupWise
Applications
1 257 (37.79%) MS Excel
2 151 (22.21%) MS Office
3 57 (8.38%) MS Project
4 25 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (2.50%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.44%) InDesign
8 3 (0.44%) Mingle
9 2 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 50 (7.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.44%) assyst
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 134 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (11.47%) Office 365
3 19 (2.79%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (1.91%) IaaS
5 9 (1.32%) PaaS
6 5 (0.74%) SaaS
6 5 (0.74%) Scribe Online
7 4 (0.59%) Trello
8 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.29%) AdWords
9 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.29%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 94 (13.82%) DNS
2 59 (8.68%) Firewall
3 55 (8.09%) DHCP
4 46 (6.76%) TCP/IP
5 45 (6.62%) VPN
6 38 (5.59%) Internet
7 31 (4.56%) SAN
8 30 (4.41%) Skype
9 28 (4.12%) HTTP
10 25 (3.68%) IPsec
11 23 (3.38%) LAN
11 23 (3.38%) WAN
12 22 (3.24%) Wireless
13 20 (2.94%) IPv6
14 18 (2.65%) Software-Defined Networking
15 15 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (2.06%) LTE
16 14 (2.06%) SSL
17 13 (1.91%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 40 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 21 (3.09%) MS Access
6 20 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (2.79%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.65%) Big Data
9 16 (2.35%) GIS
10 15 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 15 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.32%) Datazen
14 7 (1.03%) QlikView
15 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.88%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.74%) OLAP
16 5 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
16 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 48 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.68%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.79%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.21%) JIRA
5 14 (2.06%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.91%) Artifactory
6 13 (1.91%) MSBuild
6 13 (1.91%) NuGet
7 9 (1.32%) Selenium
8 7 (1.03%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.59%) Fiddler
9 4 (0.59%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.29%) Appium
11 2 (0.29%) Axure RP
11 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.29%) MSI
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 2 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 63 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 50 (7.35%) Finance
3 34 (5.00%) Marketing
4 32 (4.71%) German Language
5 28 (4.12%) Retail
6 20 (2.94%) French Language
7 15 (2.21%) Spanish Language
8 11 (1.62%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.32%) Advertising
10 8 (1.18%) Billing
10 8 (1.18%) Publishing
11 7 (1.03%) Back Office
11 7 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (1.03%) Portuguese Language
12 6 (0.88%) Banking
12 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.74%) Legal
14 3 (0.44%) Games
15 2 (0.29%) Electronics
15 2 (0.29%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 99 (14.56%) Support Engineer
2 79 (11.62%) Architect
3 75 (11.03%) Consultant
4 70 (10.29%) Developer
5 60 (8.82%) Analyst
6 40 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 30 (4.41%) Field Engineer
8 25 (3.68%) Microsoft Consultant
9 24 (3.53%) Administrator
10 23 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
10 23 (3.38%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 22 (3.24%) Escalation Engineer
12 20 (2.94%) Solutions Architect
12 20 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
13 19 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (2.79%) Microsoft Engineer
13 19 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (2.50%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (2.50%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (15.59%) .NET
2 41 (6.03%) CSS
3 36 (5.29%) XML
4 27 (3.97%) HTML
5 25 (3.68%) ASP.NET
6 24 (3.53%) .NET Framework
7 21 (3.09%) Web Services
8 17 (2.50%) ADO.NET
9 13 (1.91%) COM
10 11 (1.62%) Entity Framework
10 11 (1.62%) Middleware
10 11 (1.62%) REST
10 11 (1.62%) WCF
11 10 (1.47%) HTML5
11 10 (1.47%) XML Schema
12 9 (1.32%) ADO
12 9 (1.32%) Autofac
12 9 (1.32%) Castle Windsor
12 9 (1.32%) ODBC
12 9 (1.32%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.56%) Management Information System
2 30 (4.41%) Public Cloud
3 29 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 24 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.09%) PKI
7 20 (2.94%) Clustering
8 10 (1.47%) Statistics
9 9 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.18%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 7 (1.03%) FMCG
12 6 (0.88%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
12 6 (0.88%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 276 (40.59%) Windows
2 147 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 50 (7.35%) Linux
4 44 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (5.74%) Windows 7
6 33 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 15 (2.21%) Windows 8
11 12 (1.76%) Windows 10
12 10 (1.47%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.32%) Unix
14 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.44%) AIX
15 3 (0.44%) Android
15 3 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.44%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.44%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.29%) ITIL
2 75 (11.03%) Migration
3 64 (9.41%) Project Management
4 58 (8.53%) CRM
5 54 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (7.06%) Business Intelligence
7 43 (6.32%) PRINCE2
8 41 (6.03%) Presales
9 35 (5.15%) Service Management
9 35 (5.15%) Stakeholder Management
10 34 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 32 (4.71%) ITIL V3
12 30 (4.41%) Workflow
13 27 (3.97%) Customer Engagement
14 26 (3.82%) Identity Management
14 26 (3.82%) Load Balancing
15 24 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (3.24%) Data Modelling
17 21 (3.09%) Scrum
18 20 (2.94%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (19.56%) SQL
2 105 (15.44%) C#
3 78 (11.47%) PowerShell
4 39 (5.74%) T-SQL
5 33 (4.85%) JavaScript
6 29 (4.26%) C++
7 28 (4.12%) VBScript
8 25 (3.68%) VB
9 23 (3.38%) VB.NET
10 22 (3.24%) C
11 19 (2.79%) Java
12 15 (2.21%) Ruby
13 12 (1.76%) Python
14 9 (1.32%) PHP
15 8 (1.18%) VBA
16 7 (1.03%) R
17 5 (0.74%) Scala
17 5 (0.74%) XAML
18 3 (0.44%) VB6
19 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 95 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (10.88%) Degree
4 59 (8.68%) SC Cleared
5 48 (7.06%) MCSE
6 40 (5.88%) MCITP
7 38 (5.59%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.53%) MCSA
8 24 (3.53%) MCTS
9 19 (2.79%) MCP
10 16 (2.35%) MCDST
10 16 (2.35%) MCSD
11 14 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (1.76%) CCNA
12 12 (1.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (1.18%) ISEB
14 6 (0.88%) A+ Certification
14 6 (0.88%) CISSP
14 6 (0.88%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.71%) SLA
2 16 (2.35%) QA
3 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.59%) GxP
5 3 (0.44%) SDET
6 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 65 (9.56%) Hyper-V
3 48 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.24%) UAG
5 19 (2.79%) vSphere
6 16 (2.35%) ISA Server
7 13 (1.91%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.32%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.18%) BitLocker
10 8 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.03%) XenApp
12 6 (0.88%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.74%) XenServer
14 4 (0.59%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.44%) Docker
15 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.29%) NFS
16 2 (0.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 49 (7.21%) SCCM
2 32 (4.71%) WSUS
3 25 (3.68%) SCOM
4 15 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 15 (2.21%) SCVMM
4 15 (2.21%) Windows Intune
5 14 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (1.91%) Puppet
7 10 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (1.32%) WMI
9 8 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.18%) Netcool
9 8 (1.18%) Unicenter
9 8 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.44%) Nagios
11 3 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 71 (10.44%) VMware
2 61 (8.97%) Oracle
3 37 (5.44%) Cisco
3 37 (5.44%) Citrix
4 35 (5.15%) HP
5 31 (4.56%) Remedy
6 26 (3.82%) SAP
7 24 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.65%) Ericsson
9 17 (2.50%) IBM
10 16 (2.35%) Amdocs
11 15 (2.21%) Dell
12 14 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.76%) EMC
14 11 (1.62%) Veritas
15 9 (1.32%) CA
15 9 (1.32%) RightScale
16 8 (1.18%) Hitachi
16 8 (1.18%) Meridio
16 8 (1.18%) Tableau
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Pertemps Managed Services
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day + Circa £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Boston Hale
Rate: £175 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 - £17.00 per hour + Please quote
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
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Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
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Reading
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Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day + Please quote
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