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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 39 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 12.29% 17.18% 12.90%
As % of the Vendors category 22.83% 35.45% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
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£379 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.47% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £265 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £85.00 £16.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+415.15% -47.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £16.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £16.50 £46.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
127 110 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 53.81% 48.46% 64.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 32 31
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £390 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -57.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 28 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 25 (43.10%) Windows
3 20 (34.48%) MS Office
3 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
4 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
5 13 (22.41%) ITIL
5 13 (22.41%) Windows XP
6 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
6 12 (20.69%) HP
6 12 (20.69%) MS Exchange
7 11 (18.97%) Linux
7 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (17.24%) Migration
9 9 (15.52%) VMware
9 9 (15.52%) MS Project
9 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
9 9 (15.52%) DNS
10 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
11 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (12.07%) Cisco
11 7 (12.07%) IBM
11 7 (12.07%) DHCP
11 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (12.07%) Lotus
11 7 (12.07%) IBM Notes
11 7 (12.07%) MCSE
11 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
11 7 (12.07%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (12.07%) IBM Notes
2 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.90%) Lync
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.17%) Zimbra
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.45%) CMS
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.45%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (3.45%) Magnolia
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.72%) SAS
7 1 (1.72%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 28 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 20 (34.48%) MS Office
3 9 (15.52%) MS Project
4 4 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.72%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
1 9 (15.52%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) DHCP
2 7 (12.07%) Internet
3 3 (5.17%) Network Security
3 3 (5.17%) SAN
4 2 (3.45%) IPsec
4 2 (3.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.45%) OSPF
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) RIP
4 2 (3.45%) SSL
5 1 (1.72%) ADSL
5 1 (1.72%) Broadband
5 1 (1.72%) PBX
5 1 (1.72%) SDH
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
5 1 (1.72%) LDAP
5 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.72%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) QlikView
3 1 (1.72%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.72%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MSI
2 2 (3.45%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
2 4 (6.90%) German Language
3 3 (5.17%) Finance
4 2 (3.45%) Automotive
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.45%) Military
5 1 (1.72%) Marketing
5 1 (1.72%) Back Office
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (10.34%) Architect
2 5 (8.62%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (5.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 3 (5.17%) Programme Planner
4 3 (5.17%) Trainer
4 3 (5.17%) Analyst
4 3 (5.17%) Consultant
5 2 (3.45%) Project Planner
5 2 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce Specialist
5 2 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Web Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Software Packaging
2 3 (5.17%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
4 1 (1.72%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.72%) XSLT
4 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.17%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) SecurID
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.72%) FMCG
3 1 (1.72%) DTV
3 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.10%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) Windows XP
3 11 (18.97%) Linux
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.17%) UNIX
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Migration
3 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.62%) Content Management
4 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.90%) Validation
5 4 (6.90%) Project Management
5 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.90%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.17%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.17%) Business Transformation
6 3 (5.17%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.45%) CRM
7 2 (3.45%) Data Modelling
7 2 (3.45%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) C
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.72%) Java
2 1 (1.72%) Perl
2 1 (1.72%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 16 (27.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) DV Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.07%) MCSE
4 6 (10.34%) MCITP
4 6 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (3.45%) CCSP
6 2 (3.45%) CCNP
6 2 (3.45%) CISSP
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) MCP
7 1 (1.72%) CCA
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) COBIT
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.45%) KVM
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.72%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.72%) Netcool
3 1 (1.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) HP
2 9 (15.52%) VMware
3 7 (12.07%) Cisco
3 7 (12.07%) IBM
3 7 (12.07%) Lotus
4 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) Borland
6 2 (3.45%) Dell
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.45%) Fujitsu
6 2 (3.45%) F5
6 2 (3.45%) Tufin
6 2 (3.45%) AlgoSec
7 1 (1.72%) Tableau
7 1 (1.72%) Cognos
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Nortel
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