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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 391 369 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.83% 13.56% 14.04%
As % of the Vendors category 28.46% 27.09% 28.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 148 128
Average daily rate
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£400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £163 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 44
Average hourly rate £17.22 £13.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.55% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.10 £11.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.47 £21.50 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -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
1374 1362 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.60% 50.06% 48.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 646 453
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 60 71
Average hourly rate £18.55 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.25 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 April 2015.

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 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 202 £400 +8.10% 54
Bracknell -2 31 £415 +14.41% 5
Slough +4 30 £210 -36.36% 10
Newbury -4 19 £350 +55.55% 4
Maidenhead +8 11 £450 +110.52% 7
Wokingham 0 4 £425 - 2
Thatcham - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 272 (38.42%) MS Excel
2 251 (35.45%) Windows
3 170 (24.01%) Active Directory
4 157 (22.18%) Security Cleared
5 155 (21.89%) Telecoms
6 144 (20.34%) SQL
7 141 (19.92%) MS Office
8 115 (16.24%) VMware
9 108 (15.25%) Windows 7
10 106 (14.97%) ITIL
11 105 (14.83%) DV Cleared
12 85 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
13 84 (11.86%) SharePoint
14 81 (11.44%) Degree
15 74 (10.45%) SCCM
16 73 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
17 72 (10.17%) Project Management
17 72 (10.17%) SQL Server
18 71 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 69 (9.75%) SC Cleared
19 69 (9.75%) .NET
20 65 (9.18%) Oracle
21 64 (9.04%) C#
21 64 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
22 62 (8.76%) Migration
22 62 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
23 59 (8.33%) HP
24 58 (8.19%) Citrix
24 58 (8.19%) Linux
24 58 (8.19%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 84 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 56 (7.91%) MS Exchange
3 38 (5.37%) Lync
4 28 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 27 (3.81%) IIS
6 25 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 21 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
8 20 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
9 19 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (2.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
11 12 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (1.55%) Node.js
12 11 (1.55%) CMS
13 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
13 9 (1.27%) IBM Notes
13 9 (1.27%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
14 8 (1.13%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.85%) GroupWise
Applications
1 272 (38.42%) MS Excel
2 141 (19.92%) MS Office
3 50 (7.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 45 (6.36%) MS Visio
5 37 (5.23%) MS Project
6 19 (2.68%) Photoshop
6 19 (2.68%) OmniGraffle
7 17 (2.40%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (1.13%) InDesign
8 8 (1.13%) AutoCAD
9 3 (0.42%) SPSS
10 2 (0.28%) RoboHelp
10 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (4.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.71%) Maximo
5 3 (0.42%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.28%) Endur
6 2 (0.28%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.40%) Office 365
2 10 (1.41%) Mimecast
2 10 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.85%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.28%) PaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (6.21%) DNS
2 39 (5.51%) Firewall
3 35 (4.94%) DHCP
4 33 (4.66%) TCP/IP
5 29 (4.10%) Internet
6 28 (3.95%) LAN
7 26 (3.67%) VPN
8 25 (3.53%) SSL
9 24 (3.39%) SAN
10 21 (2.97%) WAN
10 21 (2.97%) Network Security
11 19 (2.68%) OSPF
12 16 (2.26%) Wireless
13 15 (2.12%) IPsec
13 15 (2.12%) RIP
14 14 (1.98%) Ethernet
14 14 (1.98%) WLAN
14 14 (1.98%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (1.55%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (1.55%) MySQL
6 11 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.55%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.99%) DB2
9 6 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.71%) OLAP
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (0.56%) Star Schema
12 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.42%) QlikView
12 3 (0.42%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (4.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.68%) Axure RP
3 15 (2.12%) Git (software)
4 12 (1.69%) MSI
5 10 (1.41%) StarTeam
6 9 (1.27%) Visual Studio
6 9 (1.27%) SoapUI
7 6 (0.85%) JIRA
7 6 (0.85%) Fiddler
8 5 (0.71%) Subversion
8 5 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 5 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
8 5 (0.71%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
10 3 (0.42%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.42%) Selenium
11 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.28%) TestComplete
11 2 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 155 (21.89%) Telecoms
2 52 (7.34%) Finance
3 27 (3.81%) Retail
4 25 (3.53%) Marketing
5 13 (1.84%) Interactive Media
6 10 (1.41%) Advertising
7 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.71%) Legal
8 5 (0.71%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Publishing
9 4 (0.56%) German Language
10 2 (0.28%) Games
10 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 84 (11.86%) Analyst
2 69 (9.75%) Support Engineer
3 67 (9.46%) Developer
4 54 (7.63%) Architect
5 46 (6.50%) Consultant
6 35 (4.94%) Design Engineer
7 34 (4.80%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.81%) Applications Packager
8 27 (3.81%) Server Engineer
9 22 (3.11%) Security Engineer
9 22 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 21 (2.97%) Administrator
10 21 (2.97%) Field Engineer
11 19 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (2.68%) Coordinator
11 19 (2.68%) Data Analyst
12 18 (2.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (2.12%) Desktop Support
13 15 (2.12%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.12%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (9.75%) .NET
2 41 (5.79%) HTML
3 37 (5.23%) XML
4 30 (4.24%) CSS
5 22 (3.11%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.12%) RESTful
7 14 (1.98%) Web Services
8 13 (1.84%) WCF
8 13 (1.84%) WPF
8 13 (1.84%) jQuery
9 12 (1.69%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.69%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.55%) Application Packaging
10 11 (1.55%) Middleware
10 11 (1.55%) Express
11 10 (1.41%) SOAP
12 7 (0.99%) Ajax
13 6 (0.85%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (0.71%) XSD
14 5 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.80%) User Experience
3 26 (3.67%) Clustering
4 22 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.82%) PKI
6 16 (2.26%) SecurID
7 14 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.69%) Social Media
8 12 (1.69%) Replication
9 10 (1.41%) GIS
9 10 (1.41%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.27%) AS400
11 8 (1.13%) iSeries
11 8 (1.13%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.71%) IPTV
13 5 (0.71%) Graphic Design
13 5 (0.71%) RIA
14 4 (0.56%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 251 (35.45%) Windows
2 108 (15.25%) Windows 7
3 71 (10.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (8.19%) Linux
6 26 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.25%) Windows XP
8 20 (2.82%) UNIX
9 13 (1.84%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.99%) Solaris
12 6 (0.85%) AIX
13 4 (0.56%) zOS
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.42%) i5/OS
14 3 (0.42%) Android
14 3 (0.42%) OS/400
14 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (14.97%) ITIL
2 72 (10.17%) Project Management
3 62 (8.76%) Migration
4 49 (6.92%) PRINCE2
5 39 (5.51%) CRM
6 34 (4.80%) E-Commerce
6 34 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (4.66%) Service Management
7 33 (4.66%) Configuration Management
8 29 (4.10%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (4.10%) Validation
9 26 (3.67%) Data Analysis
9 26 (3.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
11 22 (3.11%) Customer Engagement
12 20 (2.82%) Data Modelling
13 18 (2.54%) Service Delivery
13 18 (2.54%) Information Architecture
14 16 (2.26%) Data Migration
14 16 (2.26%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 144 (20.34%) SQL
2 64 (9.04%) C#
3 38 (5.37%) JavaScript
3 38 (5.37%) PowerShell
4 27 (3.81%) VB
5 26 (3.67%) VBScript
6 15 (2.12%) Java
7 14 (1.98%) C
8 12 (1.69%) PHP
8 12 (1.69%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.41%) C++
10 7 (0.99%) VBA
11 5 (0.71%) Perl
11 5 (0.71%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.71%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.42%) Ruby
12 3 (0.42%) COBOL
12 3 (0.42%) Python
12 3 (0.42%) RPG
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 157 (22.18%) Security Cleared
2 105 (14.83%) DV Cleared
3 81 (11.44%) Degree
4 73 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 69 (9.75%) SC Cleared
6 42 (5.93%) MCSE
7 29 (4.10%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (3.95%) MCITP
9 25 (3.53%) MCP
10 23 (3.25%) CCNP
11 22 (3.11%) MCTS
12 15 (2.12%) CISSP
13 13 (1.84%) PMI Certification
14 11 (1.55%) PMP
15 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.27%) CCNA
16 7 (0.99%) CCIE
17 6 (0.85%) NVQ Level 3
18 5 (0.71%) Sun Certification
18 5 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.39%) SLA
2 19 (2.68%) QA
3 17 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.42%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) BS15000
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 170 (24.01%) Active Directory
2 85 (12.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (8.19%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (2.97%) XenApp
6 19 (2.68%) vSphere
7 18 (2.54%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.85%) XenServer
8 6 (0.85%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.42%) PowerHA
11 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.14%) NDS
12 1 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.14%) NLBS
12 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 74 (10.45%) SCCM
2 30 (4.24%) SCOM
3 21 (2.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (2.12%) WMI
5 12 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (1.69%) SCSM
6 11 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
7 10 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.27%) MOM
9 6 (0.85%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (0.56%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.42%) SCVMM
12 3 (0.42%) Tivoli NetView
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 3 (0.42%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.42%) vMotion
13 2 (0.28%) Puppet
Vendors
1 115 (16.24%) VMware
2 65 (9.18%) Oracle
3 59 (8.33%) HP
4 58 (8.19%) Citrix
5 47 (6.64%) Cisco
6 38 (5.37%) SAP
7 33 (4.66%) Dell
8 26 (3.67%) Symantec
9 21 (2.97%) IBM
10 18 (2.54%) CA
11 17 (2.40%) Remedy
11 17 (2.40%) CheckPoint
12 16 (2.26%) Fortinet
13 15 (2.12%) Tufin
13 15 (2.12%) F5
13 15 (2.12%) AlgoSec
14 14 (1.98%) AppSense
14 14 (1.98%) Wyse
14 14 (1.98%) TOWER Software
15 12 (1.69%) Adobe
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