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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Bracknell
Rank 9 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.32% 13.78% 14.33%
As % of the Vendors category 18.95% 27.08% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Median daily rate £513 £450 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +55.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £550 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 16
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.25 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.27%

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
153 144 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 54.45% 50.88% 53.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 71 59
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 £252 £253 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.51 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -30.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £7.68 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £14.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
4 11 (21.15%) Office 365
5 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
5 10 (19.23%) MS Office
5 10 (19.23%) Finance
6 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
6 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
7 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (15.38%) Migration
7 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 7 (13.46%) ITIL
8 7 (13.46%) SAP
8 7 (13.46%) IIS
8 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (13.46%) Internet
8 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
8 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
9 6 (11.54%) Project Management
9 6 (11.54%) VMware
9 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (9.62%) MCSE
10 5 (9.62%) Intel Security
10 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) IIS
3 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.69%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (5.77%) Apache
5 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Office 365
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) Internet
2 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.77%) FTP
3 3 (5.77%) HTTP
3 3 (5.77%) HTTPS
3 3 (5.77%) SSH
3 3 (5.77%) SSL
3 3 (5.77%) Telnet
4 2 (3.85%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.92%) DHCP
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MSTest
2 1 (1.92%) Redmine
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
2 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.77%) Electronics
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) German Language
4 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.92%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Analyst
1 9 (17.31%) Architect
2 7 (13.46%) Consultant
2 7 (13.46%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (7.69%) Developer
3 4 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (7.69%) Operations Technician
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) Coordinator
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (5.77%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (5.77%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Architect
5 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) CSS
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.77%) LAMP
3 2 (3.85%) WCF
3 2 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.92%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.92%) EDI
4 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.92%) RequireJS
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.92%) CESG
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (7.69%) Linux
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.92%) Debian
7 1 (1.92%) SUSE
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Migration
2 7 (13.46%) ITIL
3 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (11.54%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) Software Distribution
5 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.69%) Process Improvement
5 4 (7.69%) Security Monitoring
5 4 (7.69%) Security Operations
5 4 (7.69%) Server Patching
6 3 (5.77%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.77%) Economics
6 3 (5.77%) ETL
6 3 (5.77%) Financial Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.77%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.77%) C#
4 3 (5.77%) PHP
4 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.85%) C
6 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
4 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) MCSE
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) GAAP
2 2 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.85%) Netcool
2 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (1.92%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (1.92%) SCSM
3 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.92%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) SAP
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Intel Security
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) NetApp
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (5.77%) EMC
5 3 (5.77%) Fujitsu
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) Ariba
7 1 (1.92%) CommVault
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) Meridio
7 1 (1.92%) Progress
7 1 (1.92%) Qualys
7 1 (1.92%) Sophos
7 1 (1.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas