The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 45 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 11.03% 15.52% 18.22%
As % of the Vendors category 20.71% 27.61% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 13
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£400 £363 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% +119.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Vendors Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
140 163 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 53.23% 56.21% 55.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 63 43
Average daily rate £400 £326 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.88% -13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £11.25 £12.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £27.88 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -7.89%

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 6 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) VMware
3 25 (37.88%) MS Excel
3 25 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (25.76%) HP
6 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (24.24%) MS Office
8 15 (22.73%) Migration
9 14 (21.21%) vSphere
10 13 (19.70%) SQL
11 12 (18.18%) Citrix
11 12 (18.18%) TCP/IP
11 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 10 (15.15%) Finance
13 10 (15.15%) IBM
14 8 (12.12%) Manufacturing
14 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
14 8 (12.12%) Marketing
15 7 (10.61%) Retail
15 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (10.61%) IIS
15 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
15 7 (10.61%) Project Management
16 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (9.09%) MS Visio

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 8 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) IIS
2 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.55%) Lync
4 2 (3.03%) WordPress
4 2 (3.03%) SAS
5 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.52%) CMS
5 1 (1.52%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (37.88%) MS Excel
2 16 (24.24%) MS Office
3 6 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.03%) SPSS
5 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Mimecast
2 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.09%) LAN
2 6 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (7.58%) Internet
4 4 (6.06%) DNS
4 4 (6.06%) DHCP
5 3 (4.55%) FTP
5 3 (4.55%) HTTP
5 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 3 (4.55%) SNA
5 3 (4.55%) APPN
6 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 2 (3.03%) VLAN
6 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.03%) VPN
6 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) DB2
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.03%) Data Mart
3 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.52%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.52%) QlikView
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) WinRunner
1 1 (1.52%) TestDirector
1 1 (1.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 10 (15.15%) Finance
3 8 (12.12%) Manufacturing
3 8 (12.12%) Marketing
4 7 (10.61%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Advertising
6 2 (3.03%) Publishing
7 1 (1.52%) Electronics
7 1 (1.52%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.52%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 12 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Server Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Server Support Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Server Support
5 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Data Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Marketing Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Transition Manager
10 2 (3.03%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 3 (4.55%) APPC
3 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (3.03%) XML
3 2 (3.03%) COM
4 1 (1.52%) COM+
4 1 (1.52%) CSS
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Social Media
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) iSeries
2 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.55%) AS400
2 3 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Celerra
3 2 (3.03%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.03%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.03%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.03%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.52%) Open Source
4 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) DTV
4 1 (1.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 32 (48.48%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.58%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.55%) OS/400
7 3 (4.55%) i5/OS
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.52%) AIX
9 1 (1.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) Migration
2 7 (10.61%) Project Management
3 6 (9.09%) B2B
3 6 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 5 (7.58%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.58%) Online Marketing
4 5 (7.58%) Analytics
5 4 (6.06%) Time Management
5 4 (6.06%) Change Management
5 4 (6.06%) Information Management
5 4 (6.06%) Telemarketing
5 4 (6.06%) Project Planning
5 4 (6.06%) Operations Management
5 4 (6.06%) Matrix Management
5 4 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (4.55%) Validation
6 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.55%) ITIL
6 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.55%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) VB
2 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.55%) C
3 3 (4.55%) COBOL
3 3 (4.55%) RPG
4 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) IBM Certification
5 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
5 2 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.52%) Degree
6 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) MCSA
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (37.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 14 (21.21%) vSphere
4 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.55%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (4.55%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (4.55%) HP SIM
2 3 (4.55%) vMotion
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
4 1 (1.52%) Netcool
4 1 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 26 (39.39%) VMware
2 17 (25.76%) HP
3 12 (18.18%) Citrix
4 10 (15.15%) IBM
5 6 (9.09%) Dell
6 5 (7.58%) SAP
7 4 (6.06%) Oracle
8 3 (4.55%) Cognos
8 3 (4.55%) NetIQ
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco
9 2 (3.03%) Remedy
9 2 (3.03%) Business Objects
9 2 (3.03%) EMC
9 2 (3.03%) Adobe
9 2 (3.03%) Omniture
9 2 (3.03%) Google
10 1 (1.52%) Tableau
10 1 (1.52%) Hyperion
10 1 (1.52%) Veritas
10 1 (1.52%) Red Hat
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