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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 28 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 10.97% 12.39% 23.58%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 23.14% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 - £17.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
130 121 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 54.85% 53.54% 59.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 48
Average daily rate £400 £314 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.38% -8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £11.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+246.66% -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 34 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) MS Excel
3 27 (39.71%) VMware
4 26 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
6 18 (26.47%) HP
7 17 (25.00%) MS Office
7 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (23.53%) vSphere
8 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (23.53%) Migration
9 13 (19.12%) SQL
9 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
10 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (17.65%) Citrix
11 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
11 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (16.18%) HP Data Protector
11 11 (16.18%) Marketing
12 10 (14.71%) Finance
13 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
13 9 (13.24%) Project Management
13 9 (13.24%) IBM
13 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
14 8 (11.76%) Manufacturing
14 8 (11.76%) Data Analysis
14 8 (11.76%) Analytics
14 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
15 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (10.29%) IIS
3 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.88%) SAS
5 3 (4.41%) Lync
6 2 (2.94%) WordPress
7 1 (1.47%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (45.59%) MS Excel
2 17 (25.00%) MS Office
3 6 (8.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.88%) SPSS
5 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Google Analytics
2 4 (5.88%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (4.41%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.47%) Office 365
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
2 5 (7.35%) LAN
2 5 (7.35%) WAN
2 5 (7.35%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) Internet
4 3 (4.41%) VLAN
4 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 3 (4.41%) SAN
5 2 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.94%) FTP
5 2 (2.94%) HTTP
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
5 2 (2.94%) SNA
5 2 (2.94%) APPN
5 2 (2.94%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) DB2
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.94%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.47%) QlikView
4 1 (1.47%) SAP BI
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MSI
2 1 (1.47%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.47%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (16.18%) Marketing
2 10 (14.71%) Finance
3 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
4 8 (11.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.88%) Advertising
5 4 (5.88%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) Publishing
7 1 (1.47%) Czech Language
7 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.47%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Analyst
2 15 (22.06%) Support Engineer
3 10 (14.71%) Data Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Server Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Server Support Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Server Support
5 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Exchange Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.88%) Marketing Manager
8 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (4.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) Web Services
3 2 (2.94%) XML
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) APPC
4 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) COM
4 1 (1.47%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Data Centre
2 11 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.82%) Social Media
4 3 (4.41%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) AS400
5 2 (2.94%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.94%) Celerra
5 2 (2.94%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.94%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.94%) iSeries
5 2 (2.94%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Economics
6 1 (1.47%) PDA
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.94%) OS/400
8 2 (2.94%) i5/OS
9 1 (1.47%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Migration
2 9 (13.24%) Project Management
3 8 (11.76%) Data Analysis
3 8 (11.76%) Analytics
4 7 (10.29%) E-Commerce
5 6 (8.82%) B2B
5 6 (8.82%) Change Management
6 5 (7.35%) Online Marketing
7 4 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (5.88%) Matrix Management
7 4 (5.88%) Telemarketing
7 4 (5.88%) Operations Management
7 4 (5.88%) Time Management
7 4 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.88%) Information Management
8 3 (4.41%) Content Management
8 3 (4.41%) Resource Management
8 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.41%) UML
8 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.35%) VB
3 2 (2.94%) C
3 2 (2.94%) COBOL
3 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.94%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.94%) IBM Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) MCTS
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (38.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
3 16 (23.53%) vSphere
4 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.94%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (5.88%) SCCM
3 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.41%) HP SIM
3 3 (4.41%) vMotion
4 2 (2.94%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) Netcool
5 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) VMware
2 18 (26.47%) HP
3 12 (17.65%) Citrix
4 9 (13.24%) IBM
5 6 (8.82%) SAP
5 6 (8.82%) Dell
6 5 (7.35%) Omniture
6 5 (7.35%) Google
6 5 (7.35%) Adobe
7 3 (4.41%) McAfee
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco
7 3 (4.41%) Cognos
7 3 (4.41%) Oracle
8 2 (2.94%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.94%) EMC
8 2 (2.94%) NetIQ
8 2 (2.94%) Remedy
9 1 (1.47%) Tableau
9 1 (1.47%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.47%) Veritas
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