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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 289 320 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.15% 12.41% 12.14%
As % of the Vendors category 23.16% 23.93% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 155 136
Median daily rate £375 £338 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 20
Median hourly rate £11.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.80 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.97 £30.90 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
1248 1337 1165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 52.48% 51.84% 47.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 668 511
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 62 37
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £18.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +17.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £36.25 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +1 134 £375 +7.14% 39
Bracknell 0 36 £475 +70.55% 5
Slough -5 18 £313 +13.63% 10
Maidenhead +2 12 £400 +45.45% 2
Wokingham +1 10 £408 +25.38% 2
Newbury -10 3 £338 +8.00% 7
Hungerford - 1 £275 - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 252 (37.72%) MS Excel
2 250 (37.43%) Windows
3 162 (24.25%) MS Office
4 148 (22.16%) Active Directory
5 137 (20.51%) Windows Server
6 130 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
7 117 (17.51%) SQL Server
8 116 (17.37%) SQL
9 110 (16.47%) SharePoint
10 101 (15.12%) ITIL
11 100 (14.97%) .NET
12 94 (14.07%) C#
13 92 (13.77%) Office 365
14 89 (13.32%) Security Cleared
15 81 (12.13%) Degree
16 78 (11.68%) DNS
17 75 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
18 74 (11.08%) Migration
19 73 (10.93%) Telecoms
20 72 (10.78%) PowerShell
21 71 (10.63%) Project Management
22 63 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
23 60 (8.98%) VMware
23 60 (8.98%) MS Exchange
24 57 (8.53%) Finance
25 56 (8.38%) SC Cleared
26 55 (8.23%) MS Project
27 53 (7.93%) Hyper-V
28 50 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
29 48 (7.19%) 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
1 110 (16.47%) SharePoint
2 60 (8.98%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.79%) IIS
4 28 (4.19%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.50%) CMS
7 10 (1.50%) Live Communications Server
7 10 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.45%) Drupal
11 3 (0.45%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.45%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.45%) WordPress
12 2 (0.30%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 252 (37.72%) MS Excel
2 162 (24.25%) MS Office
3 55 (8.23%) MS Project
4 41 (6.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (4.49%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.45%) InDesign
8 3 (0.45%) Mingle
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 36 (5.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.45%) assyst
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.15%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 130 (19.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (13.77%) Office 365
3 23 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (2.25%) IaaS
5 9 (1.35%) PaaS
6 8 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.75%) SaaS
8 4 (0.60%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.60%) Trello
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.30%) Yammer
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 78 (11.68%) DNS
2 44 (6.59%) VPN
3 42 (6.29%) DHCP
4 41 (6.14%) TCP/IP
5 38 (5.69%) Firewall
6 37 (5.54%) Skype
7 34 (5.09%) Internet
8 33 (4.94%) HTTP
9 27 (4.04%) SAN
10 24 (3.59%) IPsec
11 21 (3.14%) IPv6
12 20 (2.99%) Software-Defined Networking
12 20 (2.99%) Wireless
13 17 (2.54%) LAN
13 17 (2.54%) LTE
14 16 (2.40%) SSL
15 15 (2.25%) WAN
15 15 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (1.80%) BGP
17 11 (1.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 28 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 22 (3.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 20 (2.99%) MS Access
7 16 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (2.25%) GIS
8 15 (2.25%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.10%) Big Data
10 11 (1.65%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.05%) Datazen
12 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.90%) Power BI
14 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (0.60%) Data Mart
15 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (3.59%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.14%) Jenkins
4 15 (2.25%) JIRA
5 14 (2.10%) Git (software)
6 13 (1.95%) Artifactory
6 13 (1.95%) MSBuild
6 13 (1.95%) NuGet
7 11 (1.65%) Selenium
8 8 (1.20%) WebDriver
9 7 (1.05%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.90%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.60%) Toad
13 3 (0.45%) Appium
13 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.45%) Subversion
13 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
14 2 (0.30%) Axure RP
14 2 (0.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 73 (10.93%) Telecoms
2 57 (8.53%) Finance
3 35 (5.24%) Marketing
4 29 (4.34%) German Language
5 24 (3.59%) Retail
6 17 (2.54%) French Language
7 15 (2.25%) Spanish Language
8 12 (1.80%) Italian Language
9 10 (1.50%) Back Office
10 9 (1.35%) Advertising
11 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
13 5 (0.75%) Publishing
14 4 (0.60%) Billing
15 3 (0.45%) Electronics
15 3 (0.45%) Legal
16 2 (0.30%) Banking
16 2 (0.30%) Games
16 2 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (14.37%) Support Engineer
2 74 (11.08%) Consultant
3 70 (10.48%) Architect
4 66 (9.88%) Analyst
5 53 (7.93%) Developer
6 41 (6.14%) Project Manager
7 26 (3.89%) Administrator
8 25 (3.74%) Field Engineer
9 24 (3.59%) Microsoft Consultant
10 23 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
10 23 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
11 22 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
12 21 (3.14%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (3.14%) Escalation Engineer
13 20 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
14 19 (2.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 19 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (2.84%) Microsoft Engineer
15 18 (2.69%) 2nd Line Support
16 16 (2.40%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (14.97%) .NET
2 43 (6.44%) CSS
3 36 (5.39%) XML
4 30 (4.49%) HTML
5 25 (3.74%) ASP.NET
6 21 (3.14%) .NET Framework
7 16 (2.40%) Web Services
8 15 (2.25%) ADO.NET
9 10 (1.50%) HTML5
9 10 (1.50%) Node.js
9 10 (1.50%) WCF
10 9 (1.35%) COM
11 8 (1.20%) jQuery
11 8 (1.20%) REST
11 8 (1.20%) XML Schema
12 7 (1.05%) Autofac
12 7 (1.05%) Castle Windsor
12 7 (1.05%) DCOM
12 7 (1.05%) Entity Framework
12 7 (1.05%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.54%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.34%) Computer Science
4 28 (4.19%) Public Cloud
5 20 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 17 (2.54%) Clustering
7 16 (2.40%) PKI
8 10 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.50%) Mathematics
8 10 (1.50%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.35%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.05%) FMCG
10 7 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
10 7 (1.05%) Statistics
11 6 (0.90%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.75%) User Experience
13 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.60%) Replication
14 3 (0.45%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 250 (37.43%) Windows
2 137 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 48 (7.19%) Linux
4 42 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (6.14%) Windows 7
6 26 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.25%) Windows XP
10 14 (2.10%) Windows 8
11 13 (1.95%) Windows 10
12 12 (1.80%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.35%) Unix
14 4 (0.60%) Android
14 4 (0.60%) Solaris
15 3 (0.45%) AIX
15 3 (0.45%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (15.12%) ITIL
2 74 (11.08%) Migration
3 71 (10.63%) Project Management
4 63 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (7.49%) Business Intelligence
6 47 (7.04%) CRM
7 41 (6.14%) PRINCE2
8 38 (5.69%) Presales
9 37 (5.54%) Workflow
10 31 (4.64%) Load Balancing
10 31 (4.64%) Mentoring
10 31 (4.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (4.49%) ITIL V3
12 29 (4.34%) Identity Management
12 29 (4.34%) SDLC
13 26 (3.89%) Service Management
14 25 (3.74%) MVC
15 23 (3.44%) Customer Engagement
16 22 (3.29%) Programme Management
17 20 (2.99%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 116 (17.37%) SQL
2 94 (14.07%) C#
3 72 (10.78%) PowerShell
4 43 (6.44%) JavaScript
5 40 (5.99%) C++
6 37 (5.54%) C
7 30 (4.49%) VBScript
8 29 (4.34%) T-SQL
8 29 (4.34%) VB
9 25 (3.74%) Java
10 22 (3.29%) VB.NET
11 12 (1.80%) Python
12 9 (1.35%) PHP
13 7 (1.05%) Ruby
14 6 (0.90%) R
15 5 (0.75%) XAML
16 4 (0.60%) Scala
17 3 (0.45%) VB6
18 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 89 (13.32%) Security Cleared
2 81 (12.13%) Degree
3 75 (11.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (8.38%) SC Cleared
5 41 (6.14%) MCSE
6 32 (4.79%) DV Cleared
7 28 (4.19%) MCITP
8 19 (2.84%) MCSA
8 19 (2.84%) MCTS
9 15 (2.25%) MCP
9 15 (2.25%) MCSD
10 11 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.35%) CCNA
11 9 (1.35%) MCDST
11 9 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.20%) HNC
12 8 (1.20%) ISEB
13 7 (1.05%) CISSP
14 6 (0.90%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.44%) SLA
2 21 (3.14%) QA
3 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.75%) SDET
5 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.60%) GxP
6 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) GAAP
8 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 148 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 53 (7.93%) Hyper-V
3 37 (5.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.40%) UAG
6 11 (1.65%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.35%) vSphere
8 7 (1.05%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.05%) ISA Server
8 7 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.05%) XenApp
9 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.45%) Docker
11 3 (0.45%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.45%) XenServer
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (5.54%) SCCM
2 23 (3.44%) WSUS
3 17 (2.54%) SCOM
4 15 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 15 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 10 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (1.35%) WMI
8 8 (1.20%) Netcool
8 8 (1.20%) Unicenter
8 8 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (1.05%) Amdocs OSS
9 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (0.90%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.60%) Puppet
12 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.45%) Nagios
12 3 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 60 (8.98%) VMware
2 48 (7.19%) Oracle
3 47 (7.04%) Citrix
4 38 (5.69%) HP
5 37 (5.54%) Cisco
6 31 (4.64%) Remedy
7 29 (4.34%) SAP
8 21 (3.14%) Ericsson
9 19 (2.84%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.25%) Amdocs
11 14 (2.10%) EMC
12 11 (1.65%) IBM
12 11 (1.65%) Veritas
13 10 (1.50%) Dell
13 10 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (1.35%) Adobe
15 8 (1.20%) Huawei
15 8 (1.20%) Meridio
15 8 (1.20%) Nokia Networks
15 8 (1.20%) Symantec
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