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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 380 392 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 15.28% 13.72% 13.79%
As % of the Vendors category 29.21% 28.14% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 201 148
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £499 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 25
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £22.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
1301 1393 1351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.31% 48.74% 49.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 708 629
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 46 56
Median hourly rate £13.17 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.50 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £39.00 £27.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 0 213 £400 - 29
Bracknell +1 38 £480 +20.15% 14
Slough -3 15 £263 +28.04% 10
Maidenhead +2 10 £223 -49.85% 6
Newbury 0 10 £205 -41.42% 10
Wokingham -3 6 £280 -30.00% 6
Windsor - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 271 (40.21%) Windows
2 252 (37.39%) MS Excel
3 161 (23.89%) Active Directory
4 156 (23.15%) MS Office
5 138 (20.47%) Windows Server
6 129 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
7 128 (18.99%) SQL
8 121 (17.95%) SQL Server
9 105 (15.58%) .NET
9 105 (15.58%) SharePoint
10 104 (15.43%) ITIL
11 99 (14.69%) C#
12 96 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 95 (14.09%) DNS
14 94 (13.95%) Security Cleared
15 83 (12.31%) Office 365
16 79 (11.72%) Migration
17 76 (11.28%) VMware
18 74 (10.98%) Degree
19 72 (10.68%) PowerShell
19 72 (10.68%) Project Management
20 68 (10.09%) Telecoms
21 63 (9.35%) Firewall
22 59 (8.75%) CRM
22 59 (8.75%) Finance
23 58 (8.61%) SC Cleared
23 58 (8.61%) Hyper-V
24 57 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
25 56 (8.31%) DHCP
25 56 (8.31%) MS Project

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
1 105 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 54 (8.01%) MS Exchange
3 30 (4.45%) IIS
4 17 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
5 15 (2.23%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.19%) CMS
8 8 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.19%) Node.js
9 6 (0.89%) Live Communications Server
9 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.74%) Drupal
10 5 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.59%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.45%) Joomla!
12 3 (0.45%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 252 (37.39%) MS Excel
2 156 (23.15%) MS Office
3 56 (8.31%) MS Project
4 25 (3.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (3.26%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.59%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.30%) InDesign
8 2 (0.30%) Mingle
8 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 52 (7.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 7 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.30%) assyst
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 129 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (12.31%) Office 365
3 22 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.89%) IaaS
6 5 (0.74%) PaaS
6 5 (0.74%) Scribe Online
7 4 (0.59%) AdWords
7 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.59%) SaaS
8 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.45%) Trello
9 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.30%) SmartFocus
10 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 95 (14.09%) DNS
2 63 (9.35%) Firewall
3 56 (8.31%) DHCP
4 41 (6.08%) TCP/IP
5 39 (5.79%) Internet
6 36 (5.34%) VPN
7 31 (4.60%) Skype
8 28 (4.15%) SAN
9 26 (3.86%) LAN
10 24 (3.56%) HTTP
10 24 (3.56%) WAN
11 21 (3.12%) IPsec
11 21 (3.12%) Wireless
12 16 (2.37%) IPv6
13 15 (2.23%) LTE
14 14 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
14 14 (2.08%) SSL
14 14 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (1.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 38 (5.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (4.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (3.71%) Relational Database
6 22 (3.26%) Big Data
6 22 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.12%) MS Access
8 19 (2.82%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.37%) GIS
10 13 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.34%) Datazen
14 7 (1.04%) Power BI
14 7 (1.04%) QlikView
15 6 (0.89%) OLAP
15 6 (0.89%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
17 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (6.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (3.71%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.37%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.23%) JIRA
5 14 (2.08%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.93%) Artifactory
6 13 (1.93%) MSBuild
6 13 (1.93%) NuGet
7 4 (0.59%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.45%) Selenium
8 3 (0.45%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
9 2 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.30%) MSI
9 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.30%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.15%) AppScan
10 1 (0.15%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.15%) Subversion
10 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 68 (10.09%) Telecoms
2 59 (8.75%) Finance
3 31 (4.60%) German Language
4 30 (4.45%) Marketing
5 24 (3.56%) Retail
6 19 (2.82%) French Language
7 14 (2.08%) Spanish Language
8 11 (1.63%) Advertising
8 11 (1.63%) Italian Language
9 8 (1.19%) Banking
9 8 (1.19%) Billing
9 8 (1.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (0.89%) Back Office
10 6 (0.89%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.89%) Portuguese Language
11 5 (0.74%) Legal
11 5 (0.74%) Publishing
12 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 91 (13.50%) Support Engineer
2 85 (12.61%) Architect
3 77 (11.42%) Consultant
4 72 (10.68%) Developer
5 62 (9.20%) Analyst
6 39 (5.79%) Project Manager
7 36 (5.34%) Field Engineer
8 27 (4.01%) Microsoft Consultant
9 23 (3.41%) Technical Consultant
10 21 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (3.12%) Administrator
10 21 (3.12%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 19 (2.82%) Azure Engineer
12 19 (2.82%) SharePoint Architect
12 19 (2.82%) Technical Support
12 19 (2.82%) Windows Engineer
13 18 (2.67%) .NET Developer
13 18 (2.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 18 (2.67%) Escalation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (15.58%) .NET
2 34 (5.04%) CSS
2 34 (5.04%) XML
3 25 (3.71%) HTML
3 25 (3.71%) Web Services
4 24 (3.56%) .NET Framework
4 24 (3.56%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.37%) ADO.NET
6 12 (1.78%) COM
7 11 (1.63%) Entity Framework
7 11 (1.63%) REST
8 10 (1.48%) Middleware
8 10 (1.48%) WCF
8 10 (1.48%) XML Schema
9 9 (1.34%) ADO
9 9 (1.34%) Autofac
9 9 (1.34%) Castle Windsor
9 9 (1.34%) ODBC
9 9 (1.34%) OLE
9 9 (1.34%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.45%) Public Cloud
4 23 (3.41%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.12%) PKI
6 20 (2.97%) Clustering
7 19 (2.82%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.34%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (1.19%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.19%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.04%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.89%) Replication
12 6 (0.89%) Statistics
12 6 (0.89%) VCE vBlock
12 6 (0.89%) Visualisation
13 5 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.74%) FMCG
13 5 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 271 (40.21%) Windows
2 138 (20.47%) Windows Server
3 53 (7.86%) Linux
4 40 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (5.79%) Windows 7
6 34 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 17 (2.52%) Windows XP
11 13 (1.93%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.34%) Ubuntu
12 9 (1.34%) Unix
13 4 (0.59%) AIX
13 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.59%) SUSE
14 3 (0.45%) Android
14 3 (0.45%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.45%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.43%) ITIL
2 79 (11.72%) Migration
3 72 (10.68%) Project Management
4 59 (8.75%) CRM
5 57 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (6.82%) PRINCE2
8 42 (6.23%) Presales
9 38 (5.64%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (5.34%) Service Management
11 33 (4.90%) ITIL V3
12 29 (4.30%) Mentoring
13 28 (4.15%) Workflow
14 27 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (3.86%) Customer Engagement
16 24 (3.56%) Data Modelling
17 23 (3.41%) Identity Management
18 21 (3.12%) Load Balancing
18 21 (3.12%) Scrum
18 21 (3.12%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (18.99%) SQL
2 99 (14.69%) C#
3 72 (10.68%) PowerShell
4 40 (5.93%) T-SQL
5 27 (4.01%) JavaScript
6 26 (3.86%) C++
7 25 (3.71%) VBScript
8 23 (3.41%) VB
8 23 (3.41%) VB.NET
9 18 (2.67%) Java
10 17 (2.52%) C
11 16 (2.37%) Ruby
12 13 (1.93%) Python
13 9 (1.34%) PHP
14 8 (1.19%) VBA
15 6 (0.89%) R
16 5 (0.74%) Scala
16 5 (0.74%) XAML
17 3 (0.45%) VB6
18 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 96 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (13.95%) Security Cleared
3 74 (10.98%) Degree
4 58 (8.61%) SC Cleared
5 44 (6.53%) MCSE
6 41 (6.08%) MCITP
7 31 (4.60%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.56%) MCTS
9 22 (3.26%) MCSA
10 20 (2.97%) MCP
11 16 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (2.37%) MCDST
12 15 (2.23%) CCNA
13 14 (2.08%) MCSD
14 11 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.89%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 4 (0.59%) CISSP
17 4 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.75%) SLA
2 14 (2.08%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.59%) GxP
5 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) SDET
System Software
1 161 (23.89%) Active Directory
2 58 (8.61%) Hyper-V
3 53 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.12%) UAG
4 21 (3.12%) vSphere
5 17 (2.52%) ISA Server
6 10 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.34%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.34%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.04%) Terminal Server
9 7 (1.04%) XenApp
10 5 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.45%) XenServer
12 2 (0.30%) KVM
12 2 (0.30%) NFS
12 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 52 (7.72%) SCCM
2 33 (4.90%) WSUS
3 25 (3.71%) SCOM
4 18 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 15 (2.23%) Windows Intune
6 13 (1.93%) Puppet
6 13 (1.93%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (1.19%) WMI
9 6 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (0.59%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.59%) Netcool
10 4 (0.59%) Unicenter
10 4 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (0.59%) vRealize
11 3 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.45%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 76 (11.28%) VMware
2 52 (7.72%) Oracle
3 38 (5.64%) Cisco
3 38 (5.64%) Citrix
4 32 (4.75%) HP
4 32 (4.75%) Remedy
5 27 (4.01%) SAP
6 25 (3.71%) Red Hat
7 17 (2.52%) Ericsson
7 17 (2.52%) IBM
8 16 (2.37%) Amdocs
8 16 (2.37%) Dell
9 15 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (1.63%) RightScale
11 10 (1.48%) CA
11 10 (1.48%) Tableau
12 8 (1.19%) EMC
12 8 (1.19%) Google
12 8 (1.19%) Hitachi
12 8 (1.19%) Intel
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