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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.59% 10.50% 12.83%
As % of the Vendors category 23.21% 19.38% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 12
Median daily rate £484 £357 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.50% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £248 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £472 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.32 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +6.89%
Microsoft
Berkshire

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
168 129 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 58.54% 54.20% 53.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 49 53
Median daily rate £450 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £39.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.94% +246.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £39.00 £13.00
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 Bracknell

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bracknell region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
1 25 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 23 (29.49%) MS Excel
3 21 (26.92%) MS Office
4 20 (25.64%) SQL
5 19 (24.36%) SharePoint
5 19 (24.36%) Windows
5 19 (24.36%) Migration
6 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 17 (21.79%) Presales
8 16 (20.51%) Windows Server
8 16 (20.51%) Office 365
9 15 (19.23%) MS Exchange
10 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
11 13 (16.67%) Oracle
12 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
12 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (12.82%) Citrix
14 9 (11.54%) VMware
14 9 (11.54%) Finance
14 9 (11.54%) SAN
14 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
14 9 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 9 (11.54%) MS Access
14 9 (11.54%) DV Cleared
14 9 (11.54%) Marketing
15 8 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (10.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell 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 19 (24.36%) SharePoint
2 15 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (10.26%) Live Communications Server
4 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.28%) CMS
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 23 (29.49%) MS Excel
2 21 (26.92%) MS Office
3 5 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.28%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.51%) Office 365
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) SAN
2 6 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (5.13%) LAN
3 4 (5.13%) WAN
4 3 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.85%) DHCP
5 2 (2.56%) DNS
6 1 (1.28%) FTP
6 1 (1.28%) MPLS
6 1 (1.28%) VPN
6 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.54%) MS Access
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.28%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.28%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 9 (11.54%) Finance
1 9 (11.54%) Marketing
2 5 (6.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.56%) Automotive
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Billing
4 1 (1.28%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (28.21%) Architect
2 15 (19.23%) SharePoint Architect
3 10 (12.82%) Consultant
4 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (10.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Analyst
5 8 (10.26%) Support Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Data Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Exchange Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Identity Management Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Management Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Product Owner
9 3 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 3 (3.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.85%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) CSS
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
2 3 (3.85%) HTML5
2 3 (3.85%) jQuery
2 3 (3.85%) REST
2 3 (3.85%) SOAP
3 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) Ajax
4 1 (1.28%) CSS3
4 1 (1.28%) Laravel
4 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Fat Client
1 8 (10.26%) Thin Client
2 7 (8.97%) Statistics
3 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.28%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (1.28%) Clustering
4 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) Windows
2 16 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (1.28%) VMS
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.36%) Migration
2 17 (21.79%) Presales
3 8 (10.26%) ITIL
4 7 (8.97%) Identity Access Management
4 7 (8.97%) Identity Management
4 7 (8.97%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.13%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.13%) Business Development
7 4 (5.13%) ITSM
7 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.13%) Scrum
7 4 (5.13%) Security Management
7 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.13%) Service Management
7 4 (5.13%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.64%) SQL
2 12 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.13%) C
3 4 (5.13%) C#
4 3 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.56%) VB
6 1 (1.28%) C++
6 1 (1.28%) PHP
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (32.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.28%) CISSP
6 1 (1.28%) MCP
6 1 (1.28%) MCSD
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 25 (32.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (10.26%) NetBackup
2 8 (10.26%) Netcool
2 8 (10.26%) Unicenter
2 8 (10.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 7 (8.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) Oracle
2 10 (12.82%) Citrix
3 9 (11.54%) VMware
4 8 (10.26%) EMC
4 8 (10.26%) HP
4 8 (10.26%) Meridio
4 8 (10.26%) Veritas
5 4 (5.13%) LANDesk
6 3 (3.85%) Cisco
7 2 (2.56%) F5
7 2 (2.56%) SAP
8 1 (1.28%) Adobe
8 1 (1.28%) Aruba
8 1 (1.28%) Borland
8 1 (1.28%) Google
8 1 (1.28%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.28%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.28%) Sage