The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Maidenhead region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 9.02% 12.07% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 23.40% 21.54% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
Median daily rate £363 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -28.12%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.38 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
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 Maidenhead region.

Vendors Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
47 65 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 38.52% 56.03% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 17
Median daily rate £400 £370 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £218 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £419 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Maidenhead region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Maidenhead region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Maidenhead region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Maidenhead region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Maidenhead region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (40.00%) Windows
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Office
3 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) Office 365
4 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (20.00%) SDLC
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.00%) QA
4 5 (20.00%) Selenium
4 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (20.00%) Open Source
4 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.00%) ISEB
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (16.00%) ITIL
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.00%) SCCM
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) TeamCity
6 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.00%) SMTP
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) EDMS
2 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Selenium
1 5 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (12.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Automation Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Analytics Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Cloud Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Junior
5 1 (4.00%) Management Consultant
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Licensing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Handset
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
1 5 (20.00%) SDLC
1 5 (20.00%) TDD
1 5 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (16.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Content Management
4 2 (8.00%) Digital Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.00%) Web Analytics
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISEB
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Docker
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.00%) Puppet
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Avaya
3 1 (4.00%) CA
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec