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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Berkshire
Rank 2 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 291 291 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 14.42% 11.56% 11.91%
As % of the Vendors category 28.78% 23.06% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 137 161
Median daily rate £350 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £224 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.91 £55.64 £54.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
1011 1262 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.10% 50.14% 48.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 627 651
Median daily rate £400 £380 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 65 39
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +4 150 £350 -12.50% 24
Bracknell -3 28 £494 +11.26% 3
Maidenhead +2 18 £275 -32.09% 3
Slough 0 11 £260 -35.00% 6
Wokingham +5 8 £331 +1.92% 4
Newbury 0 7 £450 +38.46% 4
Windsor +4 4 £400 +9.58% 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 245 (45.71%) MS Excel
2 126 (23.51%) Windows
3 123 (22.95%) MS Office
4 117 (21.83%) Telecoms
5 103 (19.22%) Project Management
6 95 (17.72%) SQL Server
7 88 (16.42%) Finance
8 87 (16.23%) Active Directory
9 85 (15.86%) SQL
10 79 (14.74%) ITIL
11 78 (14.55%) Security Cleared
12 74 (13.81%) MS Project
13 64 (11.94%) PRINCE2
14 61 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 60 (11.19%) VMware
16 59 (11.01%) CRM
16 59 (11.01%) SharePoint
17 58 (10.82%) Management Information System
18 57 (10.63%) Remedy
19 55 (10.26%) Oracle
19 55 (10.26%) Office 365
20 54 (10.07%) .NET
20 54 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM
20 54 (10.07%) Degree
21 53 (9.89%) ITIL V3
21 53 (9.89%) SC Cleared
22 49 (9.14%) Windows Server
22 49 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 49 (9.14%) C#
23 46 (8.58%) 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 59 (11.01%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.60%) MS Exchange
3 17 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 12 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (2.24%) IIS
5 10 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (0.93%) Apache
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.19%) JBoss
11 1 (0.19%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 245 (45.71%) MS Excel
2 123 (22.95%) MS Office
3 74 (13.81%) MS Project
4 46 (8.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.68%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (1.31%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.56%) Maya
8 1 (0.19%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 54 (10.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.05%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.93%) Dynamics GP
4 5 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.19%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.19%) HFM
7 1 (0.19%) Maximo
7 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.19%) Primavera
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 61 (11.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (10.26%) Office 365
3 20 (3.73%) IaaS
4 18 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (2.99%) PaaS
6 12 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.75%) SaaS
7 4 (0.75%) Yammer
8 3 (0.56%) GitHub
8 3 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.37%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.21%) LTE
2 40 (7.46%) Wi-Fi
3 36 (6.72%) VoLTE
4 28 (5.22%) DNS
5 23 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 19 (3.54%) Firewall
7 16 (2.99%) LAN
8 15 (2.80%) SAN
9 14 (2.61%) DHCP
9 14 (2.61%) Skype
10 13 (2.43%) HTTP
11 12 (2.24%) Internet
12 11 (2.05%) WAN
13 10 (1.87%) Unified Communications
14 9 (1.68%) 3G
14 9 (1.68%) 4G
14 9 (1.68%) SSL
15 8 (1.49%) SMTP
15 8 (1.49%) VPN
16 7 (1.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 49 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 30 (5.60%) GIS
4 27 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (4.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 18 (3.36%) MS Access
6 18 (3.36%) Relational Database
7 17 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.80%) Oracle Database
9 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 10 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.31%) MySQL
12 6 (1.12%) Power BI
12 6 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 12c
15 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
15 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
15 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 13 (2.43%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.12%) MSTest
4 4 (0.75%) JIRA
4 4 (0.75%) Selenium
5 3 (0.56%) NUnit
6 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.37%) MSI
6 2 (0.37%) NSubstitute
6 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.37%) Rhino Mocks
6 2 (0.37%) Subversion
6 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.19%) git-flow
7 1 (0.19%) Grunt
7 1 (0.19%) NuGet
7 1 (0.19%) Redmine
General
1 117 (21.83%) Telecoms
2 88 (16.42%) Finance
3 25 (4.66%) Marketing
4 17 (3.17%) Retail
5 13 (2.43%) Advertising
6 10 (1.87%) Legal
7 9 (1.68%) Billing
7 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.49%) Electronics
9 6 (1.12%) French Language
9 6 (1.12%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.12%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.75%) Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
12 2 (0.37%) German Language
12 2 (0.37%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Avionics
13 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (12.87%) Analyst
1 69 (12.87%) Project Manager
2 62 (11.57%) Developer
3 49 (9.14%) Consultant
4 45 (8.40%) Architect
5 36 (6.72%) Voice Project Manager
6 24 (4.48%) GIS Technician
7 23 (4.29%) Data Technician
8 22 (4.10%) Support Engineer
9 20 (3.73%) .NET Developer
9 20 (3.73%) Administrator
10 17 (3.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 16 (2.99%) SQL Developer
12 13 (2.43%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (2.43%) Windows Engineer
13 12 (2.24%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (2.24%) Network Manager
13 12 (2.24%) Office 365 Architect
13 12 (2.24%) Support Analyst
14 11 (2.05%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.07%) .NET
2 29 (5.41%) Web Services
3 21 (3.92%) XML
4 19 (3.54%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.61%) WCF
6 12 (2.24%) HTML
7 8 (1.49%) CSS
7 8 (1.49%) Middleware
7 8 (1.49%) REST
8 5 (0.93%) HTML5
8 5 (0.93%) SOAP
9 4 (0.75%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.75%) COM
9 4 (0.75%) LAMP
9 4 (0.75%) MDX
9 4 (0.75%) WPF
10 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.82%) Management Information System
2 42 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.10%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.43%) Public Cloud
5 9 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.68%) Virtual Team
6 8 (1.49%) Clustering
7 6 (1.12%) PMI
8 5 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.93%) Replication
9 4 (0.75%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.75%) PKI
9 4 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.56%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.56%) RIA
10 3 (0.56%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.37%) Social Media
11 2 (0.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 126 (23.51%) Windows
2 49 (9.14%) Windows Server
3 38 (7.09%) Linux
4 37 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.10%) Windows 7
5 22 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.92%) Windows 10
7 19 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.87%) Android
8 10 (1.87%) Unix
9 9 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.12%) Solaris
11 6 (1.12%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.56%) AIX
13 3 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.37%) SUSE
15 1 (0.19%) Debian
15 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (19.22%) Project Management
2 79 (14.74%) ITIL
3 64 (11.94%) PRINCE2
4 59 (11.01%) CRM
5 53 (9.89%) ITIL V3
6 46 (8.58%) Migration
7 37 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (5.04%) ETL
10 26 (4.85%) ERP
11 23 (4.29%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.29%) Presales
12 22 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (3.92%) SOA
14 19 (3.54%) Data Migration
15 16 (2.99%) DevOps
16 15 (2.80%) Workflow
17 14 (2.61%) Problem Management
17 14 (2.61%) Security Management
17 14 (2.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 85 (15.86%) SQL
2 49 (9.14%) C#
3 21 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 21 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 19 (3.54%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.24%) C
5 12 (2.24%) VBA
6 10 (1.87%) VB
7 6 (1.12%) Java
8 5 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.93%) PHP
8 5 (0.93%) Python
9 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.37%) C++
10 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.37%) XPath
11 1 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.19%) Perl
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 78 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 54 (10.07%) Degree
3 53 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.97%) DV Cleared
5 25 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.61%) PMI Certification
7 12 (2.24%) MCSE
8 11 (2.05%) PMP
9 9 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.49%) CCNP
11 7 (1.31%) CCNA
11 7 (1.31%) HND
12 5 (0.93%) ACCA
12 5 (0.93%) CIMA
12 5 (0.93%) MCITP
12 5 (0.93%) MCSA
13 4 (0.75%) CIPD
13 4 (0.75%) ECDL
14 3 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.54%) QA
2 15 (2.80%) SLA
3 8 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.75%) GAAP
5 2 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.19%) GMP
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS
6 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 87 (16.23%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.31%) vSphere
5 6 (1.12%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.75%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.75%) XenApp
8 3 (0.56%) Docker
8 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.56%) Xen
9 2 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) Squid
10 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (3.73%) SCCM
2 11 (2.05%) SCOM
3 5 (0.93%) Ansible
3 5 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.93%) WSUS
4 3 (0.56%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.56%) Nagios
5 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.37%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.37%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.37%) Netcool
5 2 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.37%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (11.19%) VMware
2 57 (10.63%) Remedy
3 55 (10.26%) Oracle
4 40 (7.46%) Ericsson
5 33 (6.16%) Citrix
5 33 (6.16%) SAP
6 23 (4.29%) Cisco
7 20 (3.73%) HP
8 10 (1.87%) EMC
8 10 (1.87%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.68%) NetApp
10 8 (1.49%) Huawei
10 8 (1.49%) IBM
11 6 (1.12%) Apple
11 6 (1.12%) Intel Security
12 5 (0.93%) Google
12 5 (0.93%) Samsung
12 5 (0.93%) Symantec
13 4 (0.75%) Nortel
13 4 (0.75%) Veritas
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