The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bracknell region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 68 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.57% 26.25% 14.19%
As % of the Vendors category 18.75% 49.28% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 12
Average daily rate
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£283 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.83% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £137 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £381 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £85.00 £15.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+457.37% -24.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £14.25 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £16.25 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
128 138 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 56.39% 53.28% 58.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 39 32
Average daily rate £313 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £151 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £14.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £182.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 28 (39.44%) Windows
2 27 (38.03%) MS Office
3 25 (35.21%) MS Excel
4 22 (30.99%) Security Cleared
5 18 (25.35%) MS Exchange
5 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
6 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
6 16 (22.54%) Migration
7 13 (18.31%) Windows XP
7 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
9 10 (14.08%) ITIL
9 10 (14.08%) Office 365
9 10 (14.08%) VMware
10 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (11.27%) IBM Notes
10 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.27%) HP
10 8 (11.27%) Lotus
11 7 (9.86%) DNS
11 7 (9.86%) Cisco
11 7 (9.86%) SQL
11 7 (9.86%) XML
12 6 (8.45%) Linux
12 6 (8.45%) VB
12 6 (8.45%) IIS
12 6 (8.45%) Oracle
12 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 18 (25.35%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (14.08%) SharePoint
4 8 (11.27%) IBM Notes
5 6 (8.45%) IIS
6 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (7.04%) Lync
7 4 (5.63%) Zimbra
7 4 (5.63%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (2.82%) Magnolia
8 2 (2.82%) CMS
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.41%) SAS
9 1 (1.41%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.41%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (38.03%) MS Office
2 25 (35.21%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.23%) MS Project
4 3 (4.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.41%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.86%) DNS
2 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.04%) Internet
3 5 (7.04%) DHCP
4 4 (5.63%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.23%) Broadband
5 3 (4.23%) Firewall
5 3 (4.23%) Network Security
6 2 (2.82%) IPsec
6 2 (2.82%) OSPF
6 2 (2.82%) LAN
6 2 (2.82%) RIP
6 2 (2.82%) VPN
6 2 (2.82%) SSL
7 1 (1.41%) SAN
7 1 (1.41%) DWDM
7 1 (1.41%) PBX
7 1 (1.41%) SDH
7 1 (1.41%) VoIP
7 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.04%) IDOL
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) Big Data
6 1 (1.41%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.41%) QlikView
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.41%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 6 (8.45%) MSI
2 2 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.82%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.41%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.63%) German Language
3 3 (4.23%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) Military
4 2 (2.82%) Finance
4 2 (2.82%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Publishing
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (21.13%) Architect
2 7 (9.86%) Analyst
3 4 (5.63%) Consultant
3 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
4 3 (4.23%) Coordinator
4 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Server Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Server Support Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (2.82%) Web Manager
5 2 (2.82%) Trainer
5 2 (2.82%) Server Support
5 2 (2.82%) E-Commerce Specialist
5 2 (2.82%) Messaging Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) XML
2 3 (4.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.82%) Middleware
3 2 (2.82%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.41%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) XSLT
4 1 (1.41%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) NHS
1 2 (2.82%) Replication
1 2 (2.82%) SecurID
1 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
1 2 (2.82%) Data Integration
1 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.41%) FMCG
2 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.41%) Statistics
2 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.41%) DTV
2 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.41%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows XP
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.45%) Linux
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.82%) UNIX
8 2 (2.82%) Solaris
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Migration
2 10 (14.08%) ITIL
3 5 (7.04%) Content Management
3 5 (7.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.63%) Business Analysis
4 4 (5.63%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.23%) Validation
5 3 (4.23%) Release Management
5 3 (4.23%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.82%) Database Tuning
6 2 (2.82%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.82%) Master Data Management
6 2 (2.82%) Software Distribution
6 2 (2.82%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.82%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (2.82%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) SQL
2 6 (8.45%) VB
3 4 (5.63%) C
3 4 (5.63%) Lua
3 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.82%) VBScript
5 2 (2.82%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (30.99%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.04%) Degree
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.63%) MCSE
4 4 (5.63%) MCITP
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.82%) CISSP
6 2 (2.82%) CCSP
6 2 (2.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.41%) CCNA
7 1 (1.41%) CCA
7 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.41%) COBIT
3 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (25.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) vSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.23%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.41%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.41%) Netcool
4 1 (1.41%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) VMware
2 8 (11.27%) HP
2 8 (11.27%) Lotus
3 7 (9.86%) Cisco
4 6 (8.45%) Oracle
5 5 (7.04%) IBM
5 5 (7.04%) Google
6 4 (5.63%) Citrix
7 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.82%) AppSense
8 2 (2.82%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.82%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.82%) Tufin
8 2 (2.82%) F5
8 2 (2.82%) AlgoSec
8 2 (2.82%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.82%) Borland
8 2 (2.82%) CA
8 2 (2.82%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.41%) ESRI
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