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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 372 378 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.94% 13.59% 11.34%
As % of the Vendors category 26.46% 27.33% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 181 94
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £207 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 43
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.70 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.81 £27.20 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
1406 1383 1041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.90% 49.73% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 650 372
Average daily rate £400 £380 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% +13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £205 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 77 78
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £29.15 £47.50
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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +1 177 £375 -5.66% 73
Bracknell 0 42 £290 -11.04% 4
Slough -4 23 £300 +26.31% 8
Newbury -5 19 £350 +41.41% 6
Maidenhead -1 11 £450 +24.13% 8
Wokingham +1 1 £400 - 1
Windsor - 1 £375 - 2
Thatcham - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Hungerford - - - - 4
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 268 (36.86%) MS Excel
2 245 (33.70%) Windows
3 198 (27.24%) Active Directory
4 165 (22.70%) Security Cleared
5 151 (20.77%) SQL
6 131 (18.02%) Telecoms
7 127 (17.47%) MS Office
7 127 (17.47%) SharePoint
8 115 (15.82%) VMware
9 107 (14.72%) ITIL
10 103 (14.17%) DV Cleared
11 98 (13.48%) Windows 7
12 88 (12.10%) SC Cleared
12 88 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 86 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 83 (11.42%) .NET
15 81 (11.14%) SQL Server
16 80 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 76 (10.45%) CRM
18 74 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 74 (10.18%) Hyper-V
18 74 (10.18%) Degree
19 71 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
20 70 (9.63%) SCCM
21 68 (9.35%) MS Exchange
22 67 (9.22%) Project Management
23 63 (8.67%) SharePoint 2013
24 61 (8.39%) HP
25 59 (8.12%) Lync
26 58 (7.98%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
1 127 (17.47%) SharePoint
2 68 (9.35%) MS Exchange
3 63 (8.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 59 (8.12%) Lync
5 46 (6.33%) BizTalk Server
6 42 (5.78%) SharePoint 2010
7 40 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 37 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 32 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 32 (4.40%) IIS
10 23 (3.16%) SharePoint Server
11 17 (2.34%) Node.js
12 12 (1.65%) CMS
12 12 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.10%) IBM Notes
14 8 (1.10%) Live Communications Server
15 7 (0.96%) Office Communications Server
15 7 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
16 6 (0.83%) GroupWise
Applications
1 268 (36.86%) MS Excel
2 127 (17.47%) MS Office
3 49 (6.74%) MS Visio
4 47 (6.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 42 (5.78%) MS Project
6 19 (2.61%) OmniGraffle
7 14 (1.93%) Photoshop
8 10 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 6 (0.83%) InDesign
10 5 (0.69%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.28%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
12 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 71 (9.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 32 (4.40%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.55%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.41%) Changepoint
7 2 (0.28%) Endur
7 2 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.14%) Pivotal CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (2.20%) Office 365
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.69%) PaaS
5 4 (0.55%) Yammer
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.98%) DNS
2 45 (6.19%) DHCP
3 43 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 34 (4.68%) Internet
5 32 (4.40%) Firewall
6 30 (4.13%) SAN
7 28 (3.85%) LAN
8 22 (3.03%) VPN
9 21 (2.89%) SSL
10 20 (2.75%) WAN
10 20 (2.75%) Network Security
11 17 (2.34%) OSPF
12 15 (2.06%) Wireless
12 15 (2.06%) IPsec
12 15 (2.06%) RIP
13 14 (1.93%) Ethernet
14 13 (1.79%) NetScaler
15 12 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (1.65%) WLAN
16 11 (1.51%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (2.20%) MongoDB
5 15 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.51%) MySQL
8 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.69%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.55%) Star Schema
12 4 (0.55%) OLAP
13 3 (0.41%) DB2
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.41%) IDOL
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 26 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (2.61%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.61%) Axure RP
3 17 (2.34%) Visual Studio
4 12 (1.65%) MSI
5 10 (1.38%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.83%) JIRA
6 6 (0.83%) Subversion
7 5 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.55%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.55%) MSTest
9 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.41%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.41%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.28%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.28%) NuGet
10 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
General
1 131 (18.02%) Telecoms
2 47 (6.46%) Finance
3 36 (4.95%) Retail
4 23 (3.16%) Marketing
5 18 (2.48%) Interactive Media
6 9 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.24%) Advertising
7 6 (0.83%) Publishing
8 4 (0.55%) Billing
8 4 (0.55%) Legal
9 3 (0.41%) German Language
9 3 (0.41%) Games
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.28%) Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 88 (12.10%) Developer
2 82 (11.28%) Architect
3 69 (9.49%) Analyst
4 65 (8.94%) Support Engineer
5 41 (5.64%) Consultant
6 38 (5.23%) Technical Architect
7 35 (4.81%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (3.71%) Design Engineer
9 26 (3.58%) Field Engineer
10 24 (3.30%) Server Engineer
11 23 (3.16%) Security Engineer
12 21 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
12 21 (2.89%) Administrator
13 20 (2.75%) Microsoft Developer
14 19 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (2.61%) User Experience Architect
15 17 (2.34%) Applications Packager
15 17 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
15 17 (2.34%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (11.42%) .NET
2 56 (7.70%) HTML
3 50 (6.88%) CSS
4 35 (4.81%) XML
5 28 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.89%) Application Packaging
7 20 (2.75%) AngularJS
8 19 (2.61%) Web Services
9 16 (2.20%) .NET Framework
9 16 (2.20%) jQuery
10 15 (2.06%) ExpressJS
11 11 (1.51%) RESTful
12 8 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (1.10%) SOAP
13 7 (0.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 7 (0.96%) Unity DI Container
13 7 (0.96%) Managed Extensibility Framework
14 6 (0.83%) Software Packaging
15 5 (0.69%) WCF
15 5 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.02%) Clustering
2 46 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (5.36%) User Experience
4 25 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.48%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.48%) PKI
6 17 (2.34%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (2.20%) SecurID
8 10 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.10%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.96%) Visualisation
10 7 (0.96%) Social Media
11 6 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (0.83%) Graphic Design
11 6 (0.83%) Replication
12 5 (0.69%) RIA
13 4 (0.55%) Open Source
13 4 (0.55%) PMI
14 3 (0.41%) AS400
14 3 (0.41%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 245 (33.70%) Windows
2 98 (13.48%) Windows 7
3 88 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 80 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (5.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.81%) Linux
7 27 (3.71%) Windows XP
8 16 (2.20%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.51%) UNIX
10 10 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.55%) Android
12 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.41%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.41%) i5/OS
12 3 (0.41%) OS/400
12 3 (0.41%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.28%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.28%) Debian
14 1 (0.14%) VMS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (14.72%) ITIL
2 76 (10.45%) CRM
3 67 (9.22%) Project Management
4 53 (7.29%) Migration
5 52 (7.15%) PRINCE2
6 41 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (4.95%) Validation
8 33 (4.54%) E-Commerce
9 32 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (4.40%) Configuration Management
10 30 (4.13%) Service Management
11 25 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (3.44%) Data Analysis
12 24 (3.30%) Data Modelling
13 23 (3.16%) SOA
14 22 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
14 22 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (2.75%) MVC
15 20 (2.75%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.77%) SQL
2 55 (7.57%) JavaScript
3 52 (7.15%) C#
4 43 (5.91%) PowerShell
5 30 (4.13%) VBScript
6 26 (3.58%) VB
7 18 (2.48%) VBA
8 10 (1.38%) C
8 10 (1.38%) Java
8 10 (1.38%) PHP
9 7 (0.96%) C++
10 5 (0.69%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.55%) VC++
12 3 (0.41%) COBOL
12 3 (0.41%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.41%) RPG
12 3 (0.41%) Perl
12 3 (0.41%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.28%) Ruby
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 165 (22.70%) Security Cleared
2 103 (14.17%) DV Cleared
3 88 (12.10%) SC Cleared
4 74 (10.18%) Degree
4 74 (10.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (6.60%) MCSE
6 27 (3.71%) MCP
6 27 (3.71%) MCITP
7 24 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (2.61%) MCTS
9 18 (2.48%) CCNP
10 15 (2.06%) CISSP
10 15 (2.06%) VCP4
11 13 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 11 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.38%) PMP
14 9 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.24%) MCSA
15 8 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.64%) SLA
2 17 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 15 (2.06%) QA
4 3 (0.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) BS15000
5 1 (0.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.14%) GCP
5 1 (0.14%) CDISC
5 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 198 (27.24%) Active Directory
2 86 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (10.18%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.03%) vSphere
5 21 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (2.61%) XenApp
7 16 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.55%) XenServer
9 4 (0.55%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.41%) PowerHA
10 3 (0.41%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.41%) KVM
11 2 (0.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.14%) NLBS
12 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 70 (9.63%) SCCM
2 32 (4.40%) SCOM
3 21 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (2.34%) WMI
5 12 (1.65%) SCSM
6 11 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.38%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (1.24%) MOM
8 9 (1.24%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (0.83%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.41%) WSUS
11 3 (0.41%) Tivoli NetView
11 3 (0.41%) XenMobile
11 3 (0.41%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.28%) Puppet
12 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 115 (15.82%) VMware
2 61 (8.39%) HP
3 55 (7.57%) Citrix
4 44 (6.05%) Oracle
5 41 (5.64%) Cisco
6 32 (4.40%) Dell
7 29 (3.99%) Symantec
8 23 (3.16%) SAP
9 22 (3.03%) CA
10 18 (2.48%) IBM
11 17 (2.34%) CheckPoint
12 16 (2.20%) Fortinet
13 15 (2.06%) Tufin
13 15 (2.06%) F5
13 15 (2.06%) AlgoSec
13 15 (2.06%) Remedy
14 12 (1.65%) AppSense
15 11 (1.51%) Wyse
16 10 (1.38%) Borland
16 10 (1.38%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £460 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 45 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £307.12 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £130.12 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £221.25 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £175.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago