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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 60 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 11.42% 22.39% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 21.93% 46.15% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £328 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £191 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £384 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £85.00 £16.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+415.15% -47.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £16.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £16.50 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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
114 130 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 52.05% 48.51% 59.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 37 32
Average daily rate £319 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.37% -5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £229 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £425 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -57.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 August 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 20 August 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 26 (40.63%) MS Office
2 25 (39.06%) MS Excel
3 24 (37.50%) Windows
4 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 17 (26.56%) MS Exchange
6 16 (25.00%) Migration
7 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
8 13 (20.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
8 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
9 10 (15.63%) ITIL
9 10 (15.63%) Office 365
10 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
11 8 (12.50%) IBM Notes
11 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.50%) Lotus
11 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (10.94%) Oracle
12 7 (10.94%) SQL
12 7 (10.94%) DNS
12 7 (10.94%) Cisco
12 7 (10.94%) VMware
13 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
13 6 (9.38%) HP
13 6 (9.38%) Linux
13 6 (9.38%) XML
13 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
14 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
14 5 (7.81%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (26.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (20.31%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (14.06%) SharePoint
4 8 (12.50%) IBM Notes
5 5 (7.81%) IIS
5 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (7.81%) Lync
6 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (6.25%) Zimbra
7 3 (4.69%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (3.13%) CMS
8 2 (3.13%) Magnolia
8 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.56%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.56%) Apache
9 1 (1.56%) SAS
9 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (40.63%) MS Office
2 25 (39.06%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.81%) MS Project
4 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 3 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.56%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.94%) DNS
2 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.81%) Internet
3 5 (7.81%) DHCP
4 3 (4.69%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.69%) Broadband
4 3 (4.69%) Network Security
5 2 (3.13%) SSL
5 2 (3.13%) VPN
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
5 2 (3.13%) RIP
5 2 (3.13%) OSPF
5 2 (3.13%) Firewall
5 2 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (1.56%) DSL
6 1 (1.56%) DWDM
6 1 (1.56%) SAN
6 1 (1.56%) LDAP
6 1 (1.56%) ADSL
6 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.69%) IDOL
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) SAP BI
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.56%) QlikView
5 1 (1.56%) Big Data
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) MSI
2 2 (3.13%) StarTeam
2 2 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.25%) German Language
3 3 (4.69%) Finance
4 2 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (3.13%) Military
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Front Office
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Architect
2 6 (9.38%) Analyst
3 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 3 (4.69%) Project Planner
5 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce Specialist
5 2 (3.13%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (3.13%) Web Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (3.13%) Build Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Content Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Integration Specialist
5 2 (3.13%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (3.13%) Data Integration Specialist
5 2 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.13%) Coordinator
5 2 (3.13%) Trainer
5 2 (3.13%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) XML
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 2 (3.13%) Software Packaging
3 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) Middleware
4 1 (1.56%) XSLT
4 1 (1.56%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.13%) Replication
1 2 (3.13%) SecurID
1 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.13%) Data Integration
1 2 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (1.56%) DTV
2 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.56%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.56%) FMCG
2 1 (1.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.56%) Handset
2 1 (1.56%) Statistics
2 1 (1.56%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 24 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (20.31%) Windows XP
3 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (9.38%) Linux
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.13%) UNIX
7 2 (3.13%) Solaris
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Migration
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
3 5 (7.81%) Content Management
4 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
4 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
5 3 (4.69%) Release Management
5 3 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.69%) Validation
5 3 (4.69%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.13%) Pay per click
6 2 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.13%) Data Management
6 2 (3.13%) eTOM
6 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (3.13%) Business Transformation
6 2 (3.13%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) VB
3 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.69%) C
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.69%) Lua
4 2 (3.13%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) Java
5 1 (1.56%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) VBScript
5 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
3 4 (6.25%) MCSE
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.69%) MCITP
5 2 (3.13%) CCSP
5 2 (3.13%) CCNP
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.56%) MCP
6 1 (1.56%) CCA
6 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (20.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.56%) Netcool
3 1 (1.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) SCOM
3 1 (1.56%) Netcool/Webtop
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) Lotus
2 7 (10.94%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Cisco
2 7 (10.94%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) IBM
5 3 (4.69%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.69%) Google
6 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.13%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.13%) AlgoSec
6 2 (3.13%) F5
6 2 (3.13%) Tufin
6 2 (3.13%) Citrix
6 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Borland
6 2 (3.13%) CA
7 1 (1.56%) ESRI
7 1 (1.56%) BT
7 1 (1.56%) Informatica
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