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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 24 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 8.63% 10.86% 26.46%
As % of the Vendors category 15.58% 18.90% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 17
Average daily rate
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£265 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £192 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £381 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £85.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.47% +457.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
154 127 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 55.40% 57.47% 52.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 39
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £165 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.10 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £63.00 £182.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 July 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 30 July 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 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) VMware
3 23 (41.07%) MS Excel
3 23 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (30.36%) Active Directory
5 15 (26.79%) HP
6 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (25.00%) MS Office
7 13 (23.21%) vSphere
8 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
8 12 (21.43%) Citrix
9 11 (19.64%) Migration
10 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (16.07%) Marketing
11 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
11 9 (16.07%) Project Management
11 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
11 9 (16.07%) SQL
12 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
12 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
12 8 (14.29%) Analytics
13 7 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
13 7 (12.50%) SAP
13 7 (12.50%) Finance
14 6 (10.71%) Change Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.14%) SAS
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (41.07%) MS Excel
2 14 (25.00%) MS Office
3 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (7.14%) SPSS
5 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Google Analytics
2 4 (7.14%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.79%) Office 365
3 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) VLAN
3 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.57%) VPN
3 2 (3.57%) DNS
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (3.57%) Data Mart
2 2 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) SAP BI
3 1 (1.79%) Spotfire
3 1 (1.79%) QlikView
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MSI
2 1 (1.79%) WinRunner
2 1 (1.79%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.79%) HP UFT
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
1 9 (16.07%) Marketing
2 7 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Server Support
3 7 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.93%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.36%) SAP Manager
7 3 (5.36%) SAP Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Marketing Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) .NET
1 4 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.57%) HTML
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) COM
3 1 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Social Media
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Celerra
4 2 (3.57%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.57%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.79%) Economics
5 1 (1.79%) PDA
5 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Migration
2 9 (16.07%) Project Management
3 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 8 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.29%) Analytics
4 6 (10.71%) Change Management
5 5 (8.93%) Project Planning
5 5 (8.93%) Matrix Management
6 4 (7.14%) Information Management
6 4 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (7.14%) B2B
6 4 (7.14%) Software Delivery
6 4 (7.14%) Time Management
7 3 (5.36%) Online Marketing
7 3 (5.36%) Software Distribution
7 3 (5.36%) UML
7 3 (5.36%) Service Management
7 3 (5.36%) Resource Management
8 2 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) MCSA
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCTS
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (30.36%) Active Directory
3 13 (23.21%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.79%) Netcool
5 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (42.86%) VMware
2 15 (26.79%) HP
3 12 (21.43%) Citrix
4 7 (12.50%) SAP
5 5 (8.93%) IBM
5 5 (8.93%) Adobe
5 5 (8.93%) McAfee
5 5 (8.93%) Omniture
5 5 (8.93%) Google
6 4 (7.14%) Cisco
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle
7 3 (5.36%) Cognos
7 3 (5.36%) Dell
7 3 (5.36%) EMC
7 3 (5.36%) Remedy
8 2 (3.57%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (3.57%) Sophos
9 1 (1.79%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.79%) Veritas
9 1 (1.79%) Tableau