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 24 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
24 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 67 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.96% 25.77% 14.00%
As % of the Vendors category 19.35% 48.55% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 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 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £383 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £85.00 £15.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+448.38% -23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £14.15 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £18.95 £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
124 138 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 56.62% 53.08% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 40 33
Average daily rate £325 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £149 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 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 £12.10 £14.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £134.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 24 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 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 24 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 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 27 (36.99%) MS Office
3 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
4 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
5 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
5 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
6 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
7 16 (21.92%) Migration
8 14 (19.18%) Windows XP
9 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (15.07%) ITIL
12 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
12 10 (13.70%) VMware
12 10 (13.70%) Office 365
13 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (10.96%) HP
14 8 (10.96%) IBM Notes
14 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.96%) Lotus
15 7 (9.59%) SQL
15 7 (9.59%) XML
15 7 (9.59%) DNS
15 7 (9.59%) Cisco
16 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
16 6 (8.22%) Linux
16 6 (8.22%) VB
16 6 (8.22%) IIS
16 6 (8.22%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 19 (26.03%) MS Exchange
2 13 (17.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
4 8 (10.96%) IBM Notes
5 6 (8.22%) IIS
5 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (6.85%) Lync
6 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (5.48%) Zimbra
7 4 (5.48%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (2.74%) CMS
9 2 (2.74%) Magnolia
10 1 (1.37%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.37%) ArcGIS
10 1 (1.37%) Apache
10 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (36.99%) MS Office
2 26 (35.62%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.11%) MS Project
5 1 (1.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.59%) DNS
2 6 (8.22%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.85%) Internet
3 5 (6.85%) DHCP
4 4 (5.48%) Kerberos
5 3 (4.11%) Network Security
5 3 (4.11%) Firewall
5 3 (4.11%) Broadband
6 2 (2.74%) SSL
6 2 (2.74%) VPN
6 2 (2.74%) LAN
6 2 (2.74%) RIP
6 2 (2.74%) IPsec
6 2 (2.74%) OSPF
7 1 (1.37%) DWDM
7 1 (1.37%) DSL
7 1 (1.37%) SAN
7 1 (1.37%) LDAP
7 1 (1.37%) ADSL
7 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) IDOL
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.37%) Big Data
6 1 (1.37%) QlikView
6 1 (1.37%) Spotfire
6 1 (1.37%) SAP BI
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) MSI
2 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (2.74%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.37%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.37%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.48%) German Language
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Finance
4 2 (2.74%) Automotive
4 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.74%) Military
5 1 (1.37%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Architect
2 7 (9.59%) Analyst
3 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Business Analyst
4 4 (5.48%) Consultant
5 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Build Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.11%) Coordinator
6 2 (2.74%) Trainer
6 2 (2.74%) Server Support
6 2 (2.74%) Web Content Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Data Integration Specialist
6 2 (2.74%) Content Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Integration Specialist
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Server Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) XML
2 3 (4.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.74%) Middleware
3 2 (2.74%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.37%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.37%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.37%) XSLT
4 1 (1.37%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Replication
2 2 (2.74%) NHS
2 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.74%) SecurID
2 2 (2.74%) Graphic Design
2 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
2 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.37%) Statistics
3 1 (1.37%) Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Handset
3 1 (1.37%) FMCG
3 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.37%) DTV
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.10%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Windows XP
3 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.22%) Linux
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) UNIX
8 2 (2.74%) Solaris
8 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Migration
2 11 (15.07%) ITIL
3 5 (6.85%) Content Management
3 5 (6.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
4 4 (5.48%) Business Analysis
5 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.11%) Validation
5 3 (4.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.11%) Release Management
5 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.74%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.74%) Data Modelling
6 2 (2.74%) SOA
6 2 (2.74%) ETL
6 2 (2.74%) Project Management
6 2 (2.74%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.74%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.59%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) VB
3 4 (5.48%) C
3 4 (5.48%) Lua
3 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.74%) VBScript
5 2 (2.74%) C#
5 2 (2.74%) Java
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
6 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (23.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) Degree
3 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.48%) MCSE
4 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) MCITP
5 3 (4.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) CISSP
6 2 (2.74%) CCSP
6 2 (2.74%) CCNP
7 1 (1.37%) MCP
7 1 (1.37%) CCNA
7 1 (1.37%) CCA
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) COBIT
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) vSphere
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.11%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.37%) SCOM
4 1 (1.37%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.37%) Netcool
4 1 (1.37%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 10 (13.70%) VMware
2 8 (10.96%) HP
2 8 (10.96%) Lotus
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco
4 6 (8.22%) Oracle
5 5 (6.85%) Google
5 5 (6.85%) IBM
5 5 (6.85%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) Borland
7 2 (2.74%) CA
7 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.74%) Fujitsu
7 2 (2.74%) F5
7 2 (2.74%) Tufin
7 2 (2.74%) AppSense
7 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.74%) AlgoSec
7 2 (2.74%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.37%) Cramer
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