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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 262 336 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 13.11% 13.19% 13.52%
As % of the Vendors category 25.74% 27.03% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 152 200
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £190 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 17
Median hourly rate £14.20 £17.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.85% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £55.55 £33.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
1018 1243 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 50.95% 48.78% 48.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 610 677
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 86 31
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +49.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.31 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 0 138 £375 -6.25% 33
Bracknell -4 21 £425 +34.92% 6
Slough +5 16 £338 +3.84% 9
Wokingham +4 13 £383 - 7
Maidenhead -3 12 £403 -0.24% 2
Newbury +12 11 £193 -35.83% 4
Windsor +2 5 £400 +9.58%
Thatcham - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 222 (42.61%) MS Excel
2 131 (25.14%) Windows
2 131 (25.14%) MS Office
3 95 (18.23%) Active Directory
4 88 (16.89%) SQL
5 82 (15.74%) Telecoms
6 80 (15.36%) SQL Server
7 78 (14.97%) Finance
8 75 (14.40%) Office 365
9 74 (14.20%) Project Management
10 73 (14.01%) SharePoint
11 67 (12.86%) VMware
12 64 (12.28%) ITIL
12 64 (12.28%) Degree
13 57 (10.94%) Security Cleared
13 57 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
14 54 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
15 52 (9.98%) Windows Server
15 52 (9.98%) .NET
15 52 (9.98%) MS PowerPoint
16 49 (9.40%) Management Information System
16 49 (9.40%) C#
17 48 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
18 47 (9.02%) Migration
18 47 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
19 45 (8.64%) MS Exchange
19 45 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (8.45%) MS Project
21 43 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
22 42 (8.06%) 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 73 (14.01%) SharePoint
2 45 (8.64%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.76%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.92%) IIS
7 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.34%) Apache
9 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.96%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.58%) Documentum
11 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.38%) CMS
12 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 222 (42.61%) MS Excel
2 131 (25.14%) MS Office
3 52 (9.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (8.45%) MS Project
5 26 (4.99%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.15%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.38%) Maya
Business Applications
1 26 (4.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (2.88%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.73%) Dynamics NAV
4 8 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
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
Cloud Services
1 75 (14.40%) Office 365
2 54 (10.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.92%) IaaS
6 6 (1.15%) Yammer
7 5 (0.96%) PaaS
8 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.38%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.38%) GitHub
9 2 (0.38%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.38%) SaaS
10 1 (0.19%) Google Drive
10 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (6.33%) LTE
1 33 (6.33%) Skype
2 28 (5.37%) DNS
3 25 (4.80%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (4.22%) TCP/IP
5 21 (4.03%) VoLTE
6 18 (3.45%) LAN
7 16 (3.07%) DHCP
7 16 (3.07%) Firewall
7 16 (3.07%) Internet
8 14 (2.69%) WAN
9 13 (2.50%) 3G
9 13 (2.50%) 4G
10 12 (2.30%) HTTP
10 12 (2.30%) SSL
11 11 (2.11%) SMTP
12 10 (1.92%) SAN
12 10 (1.92%) Unified Communications
13 8 (1.54%) Wireless
14 7 (1.34%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (15.36%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.76%) GIS
3 27 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (5.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (4.22%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (3.45%) MS Access
6 17 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (1.92%) Power BI
10 10 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.73%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.34%) MySQL
13 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (0.77%) CouchDB
14 4 (0.77%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.77%) DataStage
14 4 (0.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 18 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.15%) MSTest
4 4 (0.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.77%) MSI
4 4 (0.77%) NUnit
4 4 (0.77%) Selenium
4 4 (0.77%) Toad
5 2 (0.38%) Grunt
5 2 (0.38%) NSubstitute
5 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.38%) Rhino Mocks
5 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.38%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.19%) Bower
6 1 (0.19%) JSHint
6 1 (0.19%) Moq
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 82 (15.74%) Telecoms
2 78 (14.97%) Finance
3 29 (5.57%) Marketing
4 14 (2.69%) Advertising
4 14 (2.69%) Retail
5 13 (2.50%) Electronics
6 11 (2.11%) French Language
6 11 (2.11%) Legal
6 11 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 11 (2.11%) Spanish Language
7 10 (1.92%) Italian Language
8 9 (1.73%) German Language
9 6 (1.15%) Back Office
10 5 (0.96%) Billing
11 4 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
13 1 (0.19%) Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.19%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 72 (13.82%) Analyst
2 62 (11.90%) Developer
3 46 (8.83%) Consultant
4 45 (8.64%) Architect
5 43 (8.25%) Project Manager
6 36 (6.91%) Support Engineer
7 24 (4.61%) GIS Technician
8 23 (4.41%) Data Technician
9 21 (4.03%) Voice Project Manager
10 18 (3.45%) .NET Developer
10 18 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (3.45%) Administrator
11 17 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
12 14 (2.69%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support
13 13 (2.50%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.50%) Office 365 Architect
14 12 (2.30%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (2.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 11 (2.11%) Onboarding Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.98%) .NET
2 23 (4.41%) ASP.NET
3 21 (4.03%) Web Services
4 20 (3.84%) HTML
5 19 (3.65%) XML
6 14 (2.69%) CSS
7 13 (2.50%) WCF
8 8 (1.54%) Middleware
9 7 (1.34%) HTML5
9 7 (1.34%) REST
10 6 (1.15%) AngularJS
10 6 (1.15%) MAPI
10 6 (1.15%) Node.js
10 6 (1.15%) SOAP
11 5 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (0.96%) jQuery
11 5 (0.96%) JSON
11 5 (0.96%) LAMP
11 5 (0.96%) MDX
11 5 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (9.40%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 15 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.34%) Mathematics
5 7 (1.34%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.15%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 5 (0.96%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.96%) Clustering
7 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.96%) Replication
7 5 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.58%) Economics
8 3 (0.58%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.58%) SCADA
8 3 (0.58%) Social Media
9 2 (0.38%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 131 (25.14%) Windows
2 52 (9.98%) Windows Server
3 43 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (7.10%) Linux
5 27 (5.18%) Windows 7
6 19 (3.65%) Windows 10
7 17 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.69%) Unix
10 12 (2.30%) Android
11 10 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.54%) Solaris
12 8 (1.54%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.96%) AIX
14 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.19%) SUSE
16 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (14.20%) Project Management
2 64 (12.28%) ITIL
3 48 (9.21%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (9.02%) Migration
5 40 (7.68%) PRINCE2
6 33 (6.33%) CRM
7 27 (5.18%) ITIL V3
8 23 (4.41%) Programme Management
8 23 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (3.84%) SDLC
10 19 (3.65%) Business Analysis
11 18 (3.45%) Mentoring
11 18 (3.45%) MVC
11 18 (3.45%) Presales
11 18 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.88%) Identity Management
12 15 (2.88%) SOA
12 15 (2.88%) Workflow
13 14 (2.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 88 (16.89%) SQL
2 49 (9.40%) C#
3 26 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 25 (4.80%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.61%) VB
6 22 (4.22%) T-SQL
7 21 (4.03%) C
8 18 (3.45%) C++
9 16 (3.07%) Java
10 10 (1.92%) VBA
11 9 (1.73%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.54%) VBScript
13 7 (1.34%) PHP
14 5 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.96%) XPath
15 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.58%) Python
16 2 (0.38%) Ruby
16 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (12.28%) Degree
2 57 (10.94%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 27 (5.18%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.34%) MCITP
6 7 (1.34%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.34%) PMP
7 6 (1.15%) CCNP
7 6 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.15%) HND
7 6 (1.15%) MCSE
8 5 (0.96%) HNC
9 4 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.77%) CCNA
9 4 (0.77%) MCP
10 3 (0.58%) ACCA
10 3 (0.58%) CIMA
10 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.76%) SLA
2 21 (4.03%) QA
3 4 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.77%) GAAP
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) GMP
4 1 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 95 (18.23%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.26%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.34%) vSphere
5 7 (1.34%) XenApp
6 5 (0.96%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
7 4 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.58%) Docker
8 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.58%) Xen
9 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.19%) Squid
10 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (5.37%) SCCM
2 15 (2.88%) WSUS
3 13 (2.50%) SCOM
4 7 (1.34%) AirWatch
4 7 (1.34%) Amdocs OSS
4 7 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.38%) NetVault Backup
8 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.38%) vMotion
9 1 (0.19%) Marathon
Vendors
1 67 (12.86%) VMware
2 42 (8.06%) Oracle
3 36 (6.91%) Citrix
4 31 (5.95%) Cisco
4 31 (5.95%) Remedy
5 29 (5.57%) Ericsson
5 29 (5.57%) HP
5 29 (5.57%) SAP
6 14 (2.69%) Red Hat
7 13 (2.50%) EMC
7 13 (2.50%) Symantec
8 11 (2.11%) Huawei
9 8 (1.54%) Nokia Networks
10 7 (1.34%) Cramer
10 7 (1.34%) NetApp
10 7 (1.34%) Nortel
10 7 (1.34%) Tellabs
11 6 (1.15%) Adobe
11 6 (1.15%) Juniper
11 6 (1.15%) MobileIron
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