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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 15.44% 11.95% 13.41%
As % of the Vendors category 28.38% 22.73% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.53% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.70 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £20.47 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
148 154 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 54.41% 52.56% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 62 29
Average daily rate £300 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £195 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £11.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £26.90 £42.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 27 (36.49%) Windows
3 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 22 (29.73%) VMware
4 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
6 18 (24.32%) HP
6 18 (24.32%) MS Exchange
7 17 (22.97%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (22.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (20.27%) MS Office
8 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (20.27%) Migration
9 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
9 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
9 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (13.51%) Linux
11 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
11 10 (13.51%) SQL
11 10 (13.51%) Retail
11 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
12 9 (12.16%) vSphere
12 9 (12.16%) Finance
12 9 (12.16%) DHCP
12 9 (12.16%) MS Project
12 9 (12.16%) IBM
12 9 (12.16%) DNS
13 8 (10.81%) ITIL
13 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 17 (22.97%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (22.97%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (9.46%) Live Communications Server
3 7 (9.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.41%) IIS
5 4 (5.41%) Lync
6 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.70%) WordPress
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.35%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.27%) MS Office
3 9 (12.16%) MS Project
4 5 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.57%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.16%) DHCP
2 9 (12.16%) DNS
3 6 (8.11%) SAN
3 6 (8.11%) LAN
3 6 (8.11%) WAN
4 5 (6.76%) Internet
5 3 (4.05%) FTP
5 3 (4.05%) HTTP
5 3 (4.05%) SNA
5 3 (4.05%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.05%) DB2
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 10 (13.51%) Retail
2 9 (12.16%) Finance
3 8 (10.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.41%) Advertising
4 4 (5.41%) Marketing
5 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.70%) Automotive
6 2 (2.70%) Publishing
7 1 (1.35%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.51%) Analyst
3 7 (9.46%) Data Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Exchange Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Messaging Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Server Engineer
6 4 (5.41%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Server Support
6 4 (5.41%) Marketing Manager
6 4 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Programme Planner
7 3 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.05%) Administrator
7 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Software Packaging
2 3 (4.05%) APPC
3 2 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.35%) COM
4 1 (1.35%) COM+
4 1 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (9.46%) Clustering
2 7 (9.46%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.41%) Social Media
4 3 (4.05%) iSeries
4 3 (4.05%) AS400
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (36.49%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.51%) Linux
4 10 (13.51%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.05%) i5/OS
7 3 (4.05%) UNIX
7 3 (4.05%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Migration
2 8 (10.81%) ITIL
3 7 (9.46%) High Availability
3 7 (9.46%) Validation
3 7 (9.46%) Incident Management
3 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
3 7 (9.46%) Project Management
4 6 (8.11%) Data Analysis
4 6 (8.11%) Time Management
5 5 (6.76%) Project Planning
5 5 (6.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.76%) CRM
6 4 (5.41%) B2B
6 4 (5.41%) Operations Management
6 4 (5.41%) Online Marketing
6 4 (5.41%) Telemarketing
7 3 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.05%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) VB
2 6 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.41%) C
4 3 (4.05%) COBOL
4 3 (4.05%) RPG
5 1 (1.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (25.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (13.51%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) MCSE
5 6 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (8.11%) MCITP
6 5 (6.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (4.05%) IBM Certification
8 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.16%) vSphere
4 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.05%) PowerHA
5 3 (4.05%) KVM
5 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (4.05%) HP SIM
2 3 (4.05%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) VMware
2 18 (24.32%) HP
3 9 (12.16%) IBM
4 7 (9.46%) Dell
5 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco
7 3 (4.05%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.70%) Oracle
8 2 (2.70%) SAP
9 1 (1.35%) Siebel
9 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.35%) CA
9 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.35%) Remedy
9 1 (1.35%) McAfee
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