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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 11.92% 9.03% 10.96%
As % of the Vendors category 18.85% 16.23% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 10
Median daily rate £475 £279 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.55% -1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £206 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £432 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £85.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -76.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £20.00 £41.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £20.00 £129.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
191 154 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 63.25% 55.60% 56.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 56 70
Median daily rate £448 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £186 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £39.00 £63.00
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 July 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 July 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 30 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (30.26%) Office 365
3 22 (28.95%) MS Office
3 22 (28.95%) Windows
4 20 (26.32%) Migration
4 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
4 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (23.68%) SQL
6 17 (22.37%) Presales
7 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 15 (19.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
9 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
9 14 (18.42%) Oracle
10 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
10 13 (17.11%) Identity Management
11 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
12 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (13.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 10 (13.16%) Citrix
12 10 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
13 9 (11.84%) HP
13 9 (11.84%) EMC
13 9 (11.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
13 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
14 8 (10.53%) Fat Client

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 16 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (10.53%) Live Communications Server
4 4 (5.26%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.95%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) CMS
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (28.95%) MS Office
2 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 23 (30.26%) Office 365
2 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (19.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.32%) IaaS
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) SAN
2 6 (7.89%) Firewall
3 4 (5.26%) Skype
4 3 (3.95%) LAN
4 3 (3.95%) Unified Communications
4 3 (3.95%) WAN
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (1.32%) DNS
6 1 (1.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) MS Access
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.63%) Subversion
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) Bower
3 1 (1.32%) FxCop
3 1 (1.32%) Grunt
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.32%) JSHint
3 1 (1.32%) Moq
3 1 (1.32%) NDepend
3 1 (1.32%) NUnit
3 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.32%) Selenium
3 1 (1.32%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.32%) StyleCop
3 1 (1.32%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
1 6 (7.89%) Retail
2 3 (3.95%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Architect
2 12 (15.79%) Consultant
3 11 (14.47%) SharePoint Architect
4 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.89%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Identity Management Consultant
4 6 (7.89%) Management Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Azure Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Exchange Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Office 365 Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Azure Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Cloud Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) HTML
2 4 (5.26%) CSS
2 4 (5.26%) XML
3 3 (3.95%) .NET
3 3 (3.95%) HTML5
3 3 (3.95%) jQuery
4 2 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.63%) REST
4 2 (2.63%) SOAP
4 2 (2.63%) XSLT
5 1 (1.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Thrift
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.32%) Node.js
5 1 (1.32%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 8 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.21%) Statistics
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.32%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
3 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) Migration
2 17 (22.37%) Presales
3 13 (17.11%) Identity Management
4 10 (13.16%) Identity Access Management
5 7 (9.21%) ITIL
5 7 (9.21%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.95%) Analytics
7 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.95%) Data Entry
7 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.95%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (2.63%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.63%) Line Management
8 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.68%) SQL
2 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.58%) C
3 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.26%) C#
5 2 (2.63%) VBA
5 2 (2.63%) XPath
6 1 (1.32%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.84%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CISSP
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) MCSD
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (13.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 9 (11.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 8 (10.53%) Netcool
3 8 (10.53%) Unicenter
3 8 (10.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 6 (7.89%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 10 (13.16%) Citrix
3 9 (11.84%) EMC
3 9 (11.84%) HP
4 8 (10.53%) Meridio
4 8 (10.53%) Veritas
4 8 (10.53%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco
6 3 (3.95%) F5
6 3 (3.95%) Google
6 3 (3.95%) SAP
7 2 (2.63%) Ariba
7 2 (2.63%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.32%) Adobe
8 1 (1.32%) Borland
8 1 (1.32%) Dell
8 1 (1.32%) Genesys
8 1 (1.32%) Juniper
8 1 (1.32%) Software AG
8 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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