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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Berkshire
Rank 3 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 285 287 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.69% 11.82% 12.12%
As % of the Vendors category 28.67% 23.88% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 133 148
Median daily rate £381 £400 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +11.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £175 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 17
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.91 £55.55 £45.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.02 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +3.33%

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
994 1202 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 51.24% 49.49% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 577 606
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 73 28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +58.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.20 £23.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-20.89% +33.33%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +3 154 £350 -17.64% 17
Bracknell -3 24 £488 +16.41% 9
Maidenhead -4 15 £313 +6.38% 5
Wokingham +5 14 £350 - 5
Slough -4 10 £260 -26.24% 12
Newbury +5 9 £450 +38.46% 5
Windsor +2 4 £400 +4.57%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 246 (46.59%) MS Excel
2 129 (24.43%) MS Office
3 126 (23.86%) Windows
4 107 (20.27%) Telecoms
5 92 (17.42%) Project Management
6 89 (16.86%) SQL Server
7 88 (16.67%) SQL
8 85 (16.10%) Active Directory
9 84 (15.91%) Finance
10 72 (13.64%) Security Cleared
11 69 (13.07%) ITIL
12 65 (12.31%) MS Project
13 64 (12.12%) VMware
14 61 (11.55%) SharePoint
14 61 (11.55%) Office 365
15 60 (11.36%) Management Information System
16 58 (10.98%) Degree
16 58 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
17 55 (10.42%) PRINCE2
17 55 (10.42%) .NET
18 50 (9.47%) CRM
19 49 (9.28%) C#
19 49 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
20 47 (8.90%) Remedy
21 46 (8.71%) MS PowerPoint
21 46 (8.71%) Windows Server
22 44 (8.33%) ITIL V3
22 44 (8.33%) SC Cleared
22 44 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
22 44 (8.33%) 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 61 (11.55%) SharePoint
2 38 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.41%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.08%) IIS
6 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.14%) Apache
8 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.57%) Documentum
10 2 (0.38%) CMS
10 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 246 (46.59%) MS Excel
2 129 (24.43%) MS Office
3 65 (12.31%) MS Project
4 46 (8.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 12 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.14%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.57%) Maya
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.19%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 44 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.33%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.95%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.19%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.19%) HFM
7 1 (0.19%) Maximo
7 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.19%) Primavera
7 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 61 (11.55%) Office 365
2 58 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.41%) IaaS
4 14 (2.65%) PaaS
5 12 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.95%) Yammer
8 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.57%) SaaS
10 2 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.38%) GitHub
11 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) iTunes
11 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.95%) LTE
2 39 (7.39%) Wi-Fi
3 34 (6.44%) VoLTE
4 29 (5.49%) DNS
5 22 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.98%) Firewall
7 19 (3.60%) LAN
7 19 (3.60%) Skype
8 18 (3.41%) DHCP
9 16 (3.03%) Internet
10 15 (2.84%) SAN
11 14 (2.65%) WAN
12 12 (2.27%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.89%) HTTP
13 10 (1.89%) SMTP
14 9 (1.70%) 3G
14 9 (1.70%) 4G
14 9 (1.70%) SSL
15 8 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (1.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 40 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (5.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (5.49%) GIS
5 25 (4.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (3.98%) MS Access
7 18 (3.41%) Relational Database
8 17 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.70%) Power BI
12 7 (1.33%) Oracle Database
13 6 (1.14%) MySQL
14 4 (0.76%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
16 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
16 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (2.84%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.14%) MSTest
4 4 (0.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.76%) MSI
5 3 (0.57%) JIRA
5 3 (0.57%) NUnit
5 3 (0.57%) Selenium
6 2 (0.38%) NSubstitute
6 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.19%) git-flow
7 1 (0.19%) Grunt
7 1 (0.19%) NuGet
7 1 (0.19%) Redmine
7 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 107 (20.27%) Telecoms
2 84 (15.91%) Finance
3 25 (4.73%) Marketing
4 16 (3.03%) Retail
5 13 (2.46%) Advertising
6 12 (2.27%) Electronics
6 12 (2.27%) Legal
7 11 (2.08%) French Language
8 10 (1.89%) Italian Language
8 10 (1.89%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.89%) Spanish Language
9 9 (1.70%) German Language
10 7 (1.33%) Billing
11 6 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Avionics
13 1 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (13.83%) Analyst
2 64 (12.12%) Developer
3 59 (11.17%) Project Manager
4 48 (9.09%) Consultant
5 43 (8.14%) Architect
6 34 (6.44%) Voice Project Manager
7 27 (5.11%) Support Engineer
8 23 (4.36%) GIS Technician
9 22 (4.17%) Data Technician
10 20 (3.79%) .NET Developer
10 20 (3.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 19 (3.60%) Administrator
12 15 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
14 12 (2.27%) Business Analyst
14 12 (2.27%) Network Manager
14 12 (2.27%) SQL Developer
15 11 (2.08%) Network Project Manager
15 11 (2.08%) Office 365 Architect
15 11 (2.08%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.42%) .NET
2 23 (4.36%) Web Services
3 20 (3.79%) ASP.NET
4 18 (3.41%) HTML
5 17 (3.22%) XML
6 14 (2.65%) WCF
7 12 (2.27%) CSS
8 9 (1.70%) REST
9 8 (1.52%) Middleware
10 6 (1.14%) HTML5
10 6 (1.14%) SOAP
11 5 (0.95%) AngularJS
11 5 (0.95%) JSON
11 5 (0.95%) MAPI
11 5 (0.95%) XSLT
12 4 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.76%) LAMP
12 4 (0.76%) MDX
12 4 (0.76%) Node.js
12 4 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 60 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 49 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.73%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.52%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.33%) Clustering
8 6 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.76%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.76%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.76%) Replication
10 4 (0.76%) Social Media
10 4 (0.76%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.76%) User Experience
11 3 (0.57%) Economics
11 3 (0.57%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.38%) Over-the-Top Content
12 2 (0.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 126 (23.86%) Windows
2 46 (8.71%) Windows Server
3 35 (6.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (6.25%) Linux
5 22 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 20 (3.79%) Windows 10
6 20 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (2.65%) Android
9 10 (1.89%) Unix
10 9 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.70%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.14%) Solaris
13 5 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.57%) AIX
14 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.42%) Project Management
2 69 (13.07%) ITIL
3 55 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 50 (9.47%) CRM
5 44 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 40 (7.58%) Migration
7 38 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (4.17%) ERP
11 21 (3.98%) ETL
12 18 (3.41%) Mentoring
12 18 (3.41%) Presales
13 16 (3.03%) Data Migration
13 16 (3.03%) Service Delivery
14 15 (2.84%) Problem Management
14 15 (2.84%) Workflow
15 14 (2.65%) DevOps
15 14 (2.65%) Programme Management
15 14 (2.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 88 (16.67%) SQL
2 49 (9.28%) C#
3 24 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 20 (3.79%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.41%) VB
6 14 (2.65%) C
7 11 (2.08%) VBA
8 8 (1.52%) C++
8 8 (1.52%) Java
8 8 (1.52%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.33%) VBScript
10 6 (1.14%) PHP
11 5 (0.95%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.95%) XPath
12 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.19%) Python
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.98%) Degree
3 44 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 31 (5.87%) DV Cleared
5 28 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.89%) MCSE
7 9 (1.70%) PMI Certification
8 8 (1.52%) CCNP
8 8 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.52%) PMP
9 7 (1.33%) HND
9 7 (1.33%) MCITP
10 6 (1.14%) CCNA
10 6 (1.14%) MCSA
11 5 (0.95%) ACCA
11 5 (0.95%) CIMA
12 4 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.76%) ECDL
13 3 (0.57%) CCNP Voice
13 3 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.60%) SLA
2 17 (3.22%) QA
3 7 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.76%) GAAP
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) GMP
5 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.19%) IFRS
5 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 85 (16.10%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.22%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.33%) vSphere
5 6 (1.14%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.57%) Docker
7 3 (0.57%) XenApp
8 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.38%) Xen
9 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.19%) Squid
9 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (4.17%) SCCM
2 14 (2.65%) WSUS
3 10 (1.89%) SCOM
4 7 (1.33%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.38%) Cisco CME
8 2 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) Netcool
8 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.38%) vMotion
Vendors
1 64 (12.12%) VMware
2 47 (8.90%) Remedy
3 44 (8.33%) Oracle
4 38 (7.20%) Ericsson
5 33 (6.25%) SAP
6 32 (6.06%) Cisco
6 32 (6.06%) Citrix
7 25 (4.73%) HP
8 13 (2.46%) EMC
9 10 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.70%) Symantec
11 8 (1.52%) Huawei
11 8 (1.52%) NetApp
12 6 (1.14%) Intel Security
12 6 (1.14%) MobileIron
13 5 (0.95%) Apple
13 5 (0.95%) Google
13 5 (0.95%) Juniper
13 5 (0.95%) Samsung
14 4 (0.76%) IBM
Berkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £525 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago