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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 283 317 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.18% 11.80% 13.43%
As % of the Vendors category 22.84% 24.84% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 154 173
Average daily rate £400 £371 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -7.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £521 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.65 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.63 £55.65 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
1239 1276 1273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.95% 47.49% 48.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 613 614
Average daily rate £380 £375 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -3.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 32 63
Average hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.80 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £28.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 138 £425 +30.76% 87
Bracknell +1 33 £419 +61.52% 10
Slough +11 21 £353 +12.80% 9
Maidenhead +4 14 £405 -10.00% 15
Newbury +3 9 £325 -7.14% 8
Wokingham - 7 £325 - 2
Windsor +3 3 £383 +2.00% 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 244 (39.61%) Windows
2 196 (31.82%) MS Excel
3 146 (23.70%) Active Directory
4 133 (21.59%) SQL Server
5 130 (21.10%) SQL
6 120 (19.48%) MS Office
7 112 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 84 (13.64%) Windows Server
9 76 (12.34%) Finance
9 76 (12.34%) Windows 7
10 75 (12.18%) SharePoint
11 72 (11.69%) VMware
12 71 (11.53%) ITIL
13 69 (11.20%) C#
14 68 (11.04%) .NET
15 67 (10.88%) DV Cleared
16 66 (10.71%) DNS
17 65 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
18 64 (10.39%) SCCM
19 60 (9.74%) Migration
20 58 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
20 58 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
21 51 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
21 51 (8.28%) PowerShell
22 47 (7.63%) Project Management
22 47 (7.63%) Oracle
23 46 (7.47%) Telecoms
23 46 (7.47%) Firewall
24 45 (7.31%) Citrix
25 44 (7.14%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 75 (12.18%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 24 (3.90%) IIS
4 16 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 14 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 8 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.81%) CMS
12 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.49%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.32%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.32%) Drupal
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 196 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 120 (19.48%) MS Office
3 35 (5.68%) MS Project
4 31 (5.03%) MS Visio
5 27 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.49%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.32%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.16%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 40 (6.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.65%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.16%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (6.98%) Office 365
3 23 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.14%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.97%) IaaS
7 5 (0.81%) AdWords
7 5 (0.81%) Scribe Online
8 4 (0.65%) SaaS
9 3 (0.49%) SmartFocus
10 2 (0.32%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.32%) PaaS
10 2 (0.32%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.71%) DNS
2 46 (7.47%) Firewall
3 42 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 38 (6.17%) DHCP
5 31 (5.03%) LAN
6 28 (4.55%) WAN
7 17 (2.76%) Skype
8 15 (2.44%) Internet
9 14 (2.27%) Wireless
10 12 (1.95%) Ethernet
10 12 (1.95%) iSCSI
10 12 (1.95%) SAN
11 11 (1.79%) VPN
12 9 (1.46%) Network Security
13 8 (1.30%) LTE
13 8 (1.30%) NetScaler
13 8 (1.30%) VLAN
14 7 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (0.97%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 42 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (6.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
6 24 (3.90%) GIS
7 23 (3.73%) Relational Database
8 22 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (2.92%) MS Access
9 18 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 15 (2.44%) Big Data
11 14 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.62%) OLAP
13 9 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (1.46%) QlikView
14 8 (1.30%) Hadoop
14 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (0.81%) DB2
15 5 (0.81%) PerformancePoint
15 5 (0.81%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 35 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (4.22%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.65%) MSI
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (0.65%) Subversion
4 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.49%) Toad
5 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.32%) NuGet
5 2 (0.32%) Selenium
5 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.16%) JIRA
6 1 (0.16%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.16%) Moq
6 1 (0.16%) PVCS
6 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 76 (12.34%) Finance
2 46 (7.47%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.25%) Marketing
4 17 (2.76%) Advertising
5 13 (2.11%) Retail
6 9 (1.46%) German Language
6 9 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.14%) Banking
7 7 (1.14%) French Language
8 6 (0.97%) Automotive
8 6 (0.97%) Billing
8 6 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (0.81%) Electronics
9 5 (0.81%) Publishing
10 4 (0.65%) Legal
11 3 (0.49%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.32%) Back Office
12 2 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
12 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 87 (14.12%) Analyst
2 81 (13.15%) Developer
3 77 (12.50%) Architect
4 61 (9.90%) Support Engineer
5 51 (8.28%) Consultant
6 29 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
7 26 (4.22%) Administrator
8 23 (3.73%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.57%) GIS Technician
10 21 (3.41%) Data Technician
10 21 (3.41%) Technical Architect
11 19 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (2.92%) Field Engineer
12 18 (2.92%) SQL Developer
13 17 (2.76%) Support Analyst
14 16 (2.60%) Applications Packager
14 16 (2.60%) Desktop Support
14 16 (2.60%) DV Cleared Application Packager
15 15 (2.44%) .NET Developer
15 15 (2.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (11.04%) .NET
2 29 (4.71%) Web Services
3 21 (3.41%) HTML
4 17 (2.76%) ASP.NET
4 17 (2.76%) XML
5 15 (2.44%) .NET Framework
6 14 (2.27%) CSS
7 11 (1.79%) Middleware
8 9 (1.46%) REST
8 9 (1.46%) SOAP
8 9 (1.46%) WCF
9 8 (1.30%) HTML5
10 7 (1.14%) jQuery
11 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.97%) Entity Framework
12 5 (0.81%) Ajax
12 5 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (0.81%) COM
12 5 (0.81%) MDX
13 4 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.41%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.44%) Public Cloud
5 12 (1.95%) Clustering
5 12 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.30%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.30%) Social Media
7 8 (1.30%) User Experience
8 7 (1.14%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.14%) Replication
9 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
9 6 (0.97%) VCE vBlock
9 6 (0.97%) Visualisation
10 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.81%) NHS
10 5 (0.81%) PKI
11 4 (0.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 244 (39.61%) Windows
2 84 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 76 (12.34%) Windows 7
4 39 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (5.68%) Linux
6 28 (4.55%) Windows XP
7 27 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (3.41%) Windows 8
10 14 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (1.95%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.46%) Unix
13 8 (1.30%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.97%) AIX
15 4 (0.65%) Solaris
15 4 (0.65%) SUSE
16 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.32%) NetWare
17 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
18 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (11.53%) ITIL
2 60 (9.74%) Migration
3 58 (9.42%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (7.63%) Project Management
5 44 (7.14%) CRM
6 41 (6.66%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (4.38%) ETL
8 23 (3.73%) Presales
9 22 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (3.41%) Analytics
10 21 (3.41%) SDLC
10 21 (3.41%) Workflow
11 20 (3.25%) Configuration Management
11 20 (3.25%) PRINCE2
11 20 (3.25%) Service Management
12 18 (2.92%) Change Management
12 18 (2.92%) Scrum
13 17 (2.76%) Data Management
13 17 (2.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 130 (21.10%) SQL
2 69 (11.20%) C#
3 51 (8.28%) PowerShell
4 43 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.44%) VB
6 14 (2.27%) Ruby
6 14 (2.27%) VBA
7 8 (1.30%) C++
8 6 (0.97%) C
8 6 (0.97%) Java
9 5 (0.81%) PHP
9 5 (0.81%) Python
9 5 (0.81%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.65%) VBScript
11 3 (0.49%) XAML
12 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.16%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.16%) R
12 1 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 112 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.88%) DV Cleared
3 65 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (6.82%) Degree
5 40 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 34 (5.52%) MCSE
7 20 (3.25%) MCITP
8 18 (2.92%) MCP
9 11 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.79%) MCSA
10 10 (1.62%) CCNA
10 10 (1.62%) MCDST
11 9 (1.46%) MCTS
12 7 (1.14%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 5 (0.81%) HND
14 5 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.81%) MCSD
15 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.71%) SLA
2 15 (2.44%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.49%) GxP
4 2 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) GAAP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) SDET
System Software
1 146 (23.70%) Active Directory
2 51 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (6.49%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.57%) vSphere
5 20 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.79%) XenApp
8 10 (1.62%) ISA Server
9 8 (1.30%) UAG
10 7 (1.14%) BitLocker
10 7 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.81%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.65%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.65%) XenServer
13 3 (0.49%) vCloud
13 3 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 64 (10.39%) SCCM
2 27 (4.38%) SCOM
3 20 (3.25%) WSUS
4 14 (2.27%) SCVMM
5 11 (1.79%) Windows Intune
6 10 (1.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 10 (1.62%) Puppet
7 6 (0.97%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.65%) vRealize
10 3 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.32%) EdgeSight
11 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.32%) NSN NetAct
11 2 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 72 (11.69%) VMware
2 47 (7.63%) Oracle
3 45 (7.31%) Citrix
4 41 (6.66%) HP
5 32 (5.19%) Cisco
6 28 (4.55%) SAP
7 20 (3.25%) Remedy
8 18 (2.92%) IBM
9 15 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 12 (1.95%) CA
11 11 (1.79%) Dell
11 11 (1.79%) Google
11 11 (1.79%) RightScale
11 11 (1.79%) Tableau
12 8 (1.30%) Cognos
12 8 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.97%) Amdocs
13 6 (0.97%) EMC
13 6 (0.97%) Juniper
13 6 (0.97%) Symantec
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