The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bracknell region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 39 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 16.83% 18.14% 17.48%
As % of the Vendors category 29.94% 31.97% 37.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 6
Average daily rate £340 £165 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.06% -25.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.43 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.11
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.72%
Vendors Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
177 122 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 56.19% 56.74% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 39 11
Average daily rate £314 £375 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £510 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -43.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Microsoft
Berkshire

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
3 24 (29.27%) VMware
3 24 (29.27%) Security Cleared
4 23 (28.05%) MS Excel
5 21 (25.61%) MS Office
6 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
6 19 (23.17%) SC Cleared
6 19 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
7 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (17.07%) SQL
9 13 (15.85%) Migration
9 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (14.63%) Windows XP
11 11 (13.41%) Oracle
11 11 (13.41%) HP
12 10 (12.20%) Cisco
12 10 (12.20%) vSphere
12 10 (12.20%) Office 365
13 9 (10.98%) LAN
14 8 (9.76%) IIS
14 8 (9.76%) .NET
14 8 (9.76%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (8.54%) Release Management
15 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
16 6 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
16 6 (7.32%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (23.17%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (9.76%) IIS
4 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.88%) Lync
6 4 (4.88%) Zimbra
6 4 (4.88%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.44%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.22%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.22%) Apache
8 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (28.05%) MS Excel
2 21 (25.61%) MS Office
3 5 (6.10%) MS Project
4 2 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.98%) LAN
2 6 (7.32%) DNS
3 5 (6.10%) DHCP
4 4 (4.88%) Kerberos
4 4 (4.88%) Firewall
5 2 (2.44%) Network Security
5 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.44%) Broadband
5 2 (2.44%) WAN
5 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.44%) MGCP
5 2 (2.44%) H.323
6 1 (1.22%) HTTP
6 1 (1.22%) SAN
6 1 (1.22%) VLAN
6 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) IDOL
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.22%) OLAP
6 1 (1.22%) MySQL
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.22%) Big Data
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Oracle Forms
1 6 (7.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 6 (7.32%) MSI
2 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.22%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.22%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) PhoneGap
3 1 (1.22%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.22%) Hudson
3 1 (1.22%) Subversion
3 1 (1.22%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.22%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.22%) MSBuild
General
1 5 (6.10%) Retail
2 4 (4.88%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Military
3 1 (1.22%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Front Office
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (19.51%) Architect
2 13 (15.85%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Analyst
4 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Server Support
5 8 (9.76%) Server Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Server Support Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.66%) Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Project Planner
9 3 (3.66%) Consultant
10 2 (2.44%) Messaging Support Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
10 2 (2.44%) SQL Developer
10 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 6 (7.32%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.44%) SOAP
4 2 (2.44%) Middleware
5 1 (1.22%) XSD
5 1 (1.22%) XSLT
5 1 (1.22%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) CSS
5 1 (1.22%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.22%) HTML
5 1 (1.22%) WSDL
5 1 (1.22%) CSS3
5 1 (1.22%) REST
5 1 (1.22%) HTML5
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
5 1 (1.22%) WCF
5 1 (1.22%) Ajax
5 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Graphic Design
1 4 (4.88%) Replication
2 3 (3.66%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.22%) FMCG
4 1 (1.22%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (14.63%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.10%) Linux
6 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.44%) UNIX
8 2 (2.44%) Solaris
9 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.22%) Android
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) Migration
2 7 (8.54%) Release Management
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL
3 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
3 5 (6.10%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
4 4 (4.88%) Validation
5 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (3.66%) SOA
5 3 (3.66%) ETL
5 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.66%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.66%) Web Development
6 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.44%) Master Data Management
6 2 (2.44%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.44%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) VB
3 5 (6.10%) C#
3 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.88%) Lua
4 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.66%) C
6 2 (2.44%) Perl
6 2 (2.44%) Java
7 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
7 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (29.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.66%) Degree
4 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CCNA
5 1 (1.22%) MCP
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) MCITP
5 1 (1.22%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (35.37%) Active Directory
2 19 (23.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.20%) vSphere
4 3 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (6.10%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.66%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
4 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) VMware
2 11 (13.41%) Oracle
2 11 (13.41%) HP
3 10 (12.20%) Cisco
4 6 (7.32%) IBM
4 6 (7.32%) Citrix
5 5 (6.10%) Google
6 4 (4.88%) Lotus
7 3 (3.66%) AppSense
8 2 (2.44%) LogRhythm
8 2 (2.44%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.44%) Veritas
8 2 (2.44%) CA
9 1 (1.22%) Informatica
9 1 (1.22%) NetApp
9 1 (1.22%) Dell
9 1 (1.22%) Borland
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.22%) Symantec
9 1 (1.22%) ESRI
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