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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 34 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.96% 15.53% 10.53%
As % of the Vendors category 25.41% 33.01% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 3
Average daily rate
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£378 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.17% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £221 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
122 103 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 54.95% 47.03% 64.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 26
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £424 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -57.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 32 (59.26%) MS Excel
2 22 (40.74%) Security Cleared
3 18 (33.33%) Windows
4 17 (31.48%) MS Office
5 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
6 12 (22.22%) ITIL
6 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 12 (22.22%) HP
7 11 (20.37%) Windows XP
7 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
8 10 (18.52%) MS Project
8 10 (18.52%) Linux
9 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (16.67%) VMware
9 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
10 8 (14.81%) Cisco
10 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
11 7 (12.96%) DNS
11 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
11 7 (12.96%) Internet
11 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
11 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (11.11%) High Availability
12 6 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (11.11%) MCITP
12 6 (11.11%) Live Communications Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.11%) Live Communications Server
3 6 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.70%) CMS
5 2 (3.70%) Magnolia
6 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.85%) Lync
6 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (59.26%) MS Excel
2 17 (31.48%) MS Office
3 10 (18.52%) MS Project
4 5 (9.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (7.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.85%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
2 7 (12.96%) DNS
2 7 (12.96%) Internet
3 6 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) RIP
5 2 (3.70%) SSL
5 2 (3.70%) OSPF
5 2 (3.70%) VPN
5 2 (3.70%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) IPsec
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.85%) LDAP
6 1 (1.85%) ADSL
6 1 (1.85%) Broadband
6 1 (1.85%) PBX
6 1 (1.85%) SDH
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.85%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.85%) QlikView
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.85%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
1 5 (9.26%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) German Language
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Automotive
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Military
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (12.96%) Support Engineer
2 5 (9.26%) Messaging Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (7.41%) Analyst
3 4 (7.41%) Messaging Support Engineer
4 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Architect
4 3 (5.56%) Trainer
4 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 3 (5.56%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 3 (5.56%) Programme Planner
5 2 (3.70%) Web Manager
5 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce Specialist
5 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.70%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Content Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.70%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
2 2 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (11.11%) Clustering
2 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
4 2 (3.70%) SecurID
4 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.85%) DTV
5 1 (1.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (33.33%) Windows
2 11 (20.37%) Windows XP
3 10 (18.52%) Linux
4 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.56%) UNIX
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2
2 7 (12.96%) Incident Management
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
3 6 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (11.11%) High Availability
4 5 (9.26%) Project Management
4 5 (9.26%) Content Management
4 5 (9.26%) Time Management
5 4 (7.41%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.41%) Validation
6 3 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.56%) CRM
7 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.70%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) C
2 1 (1.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) VBScript
2 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
4 6 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (11.11%) MCITP
4 6 (11.11%) MCSE
4 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (7.41%) Degree
7 2 (3.70%) CISSP
7 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.70%) CCSP
7 2 (3.70%) CCNP
8 1 (1.85%) CCA
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
3 3 (5.56%) KVM
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (1.85%) Netcool
1 1 (1.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (1.85%) Netcool/Webtop
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) HP
2 9 (16.67%) VMware
3 8 (14.81%) Cisco
4 6 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.41%) Lotus
6 3 (5.56%) IBM
6 3 (5.56%) Dell
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle
7 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.70%) Tufin
7 2 (3.70%) F5
7 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.70%) AlgoSec
8 1 (1.85%) BT
8 1 (1.85%) Cramer
8 1 (1.85%) Tableau
8 1 (1.85%) Borland
8 1 (1.85%) CODA
8 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards