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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 48 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.91% 20.60% 13.39%
As % of the Vendors category 24.24% 41.38% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £309 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £179 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £393 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
132 116 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 57.39% 49.79% 63.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 32 31
Average daily rate £300 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 4
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 £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 29 (48.33%) MS Excel
2 26 (43.33%) Windows
3 24 (40.00%) MS Office
4 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
5 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 15 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 15 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 13 (21.67%) Migration
7 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (16.67%) ITIL
9 9 (15.00%) HP
9 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (13.33%) Lotus
10 8 (13.33%) DNS
10 8 (13.33%) MS Project
10 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 8 (13.33%) IBM Notes
10 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
11 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (11.67%) Linux
11 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.67%) Internet
12 6 (10.00%) Tivoli
12 6 (10.00%) VMware
12 6 (10.00%) DHCP
12 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (8.33%) Lync

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.33%) IBM Notes
2 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.33%) Lync
5 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (6.67%) Zimbra
7 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.33%) CMS
7 2 (3.33%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.33%) Magnolia
8 1 (1.67%) ArcGIS
8 1 (1.67%) SAS
8 1 (1.67%) IIS
8 1 (1.67%) Apache
Applications
1 29 (48.33%) MS Excel
2 24 (40.00%) MS Office
3 8 (13.33%) MS Project
4 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) DNS
2 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (11.67%) Internet
3 6 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) Broadband
4 3 (5.00%) Network Security
5 2 (3.33%) RIP
5 2 (3.33%) Firewall
5 2 (3.33%) IPsec
5 2 (3.33%) OSPF
5 2 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) SSL
6 1 (1.67%) SAN
6 1 (1.67%) DSL
6 1 (1.67%) DWDM
6 1 (1.67%) PBX
6 1 (1.67%) SDH
6 1 (1.67%) VoIP
6 1 (1.67%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.67%) QlikView
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.67%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MSI
2 2 (3.33%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) German Language
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.33%) Military
4 2 (3.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Publishing
5 1 (1.67%) Automotive
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (11.67%) Architect
2 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (6.67%) Analyst
3 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (5.00%) Programme Planner
4 3 (5.00%) Trainer
4 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Project Planner
5 2 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Build Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Content Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Web Manager
5 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce Specialist
5 2 (3.33%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Messaging Architect
5 2 (3.33%) Web Content Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) XML
1 3 (5.00%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) Classic ASP
3 1 (1.67%) XSLT
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) NHS
1 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) SecurID
2 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
3 1 (1.67%) Statistics
3 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.67%) FMCG
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
3 1 (1.67%) Handset
3 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 15 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (11.67%) Linux
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) UNIX
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Migration
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.33%) Content Management
4 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (5.00%) Validation
5 3 (5.00%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.33%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.33%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.33%) Coaching
6 2 (3.33%) High Availability
6 2 (3.33%) Time Management
6 2 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) C
1 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.67%) VBScript
3 1 (1.67%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (31.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.67%) MCITP
5 4 (6.67%) Degree
6 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.33%) CISSP
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.33%) CCSP
7 2 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (1.67%) CCA
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.67%) Netcool/Webtop
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) SCOM
3 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.67%) Netcool
3 1 (1.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) HP
2 8 (13.33%) Lotus
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 5 (8.33%) Cisco
4 5 (8.33%) IBM
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Citrix
7 2 (3.33%) Borland
7 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.33%) Fujitsu
7 2 (3.33%) Tufin
7 2 (3.33%) F5
7 2 (3.33%) AlgoSec
8 1 (1.67%) Tableau
8 1 (1.67%) ESRI
8 1 (1.67%) BT
8 1 (1.67%) Cramer
8 1 (1.67%) CODA