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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 10 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 13.04% 10.64% 21.88%
As % of the Vendors category 23.81% 22.73% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 10
Average daily rate £404 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £450 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
63 44 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 54.78% 46.81% 53.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 23
Average daily rate £401 £336 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.10% -15.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £219 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidenhead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Maidenhead region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 10 (38.46%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) LAN
5 9 (34.62%) WAN
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 8 (30.77%) SCCM
6 8 (30.77%) SQL
6 8 (30.77%) Migration
7 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (26.92%) Linux
7 7 (26.92%) SCOM
7 7 (26.92%) SCVMM
7 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (26.92%) vSphere
7 7 (26.92%) RightScale
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Intune
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (23.08%) Puppet
8 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
8 6 (23.08%) Ruby
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (23.08%) Red Hat

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Maidenhead 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.54%) AdWords
3 3 (11.54%) Google Analytics
3 3 (11.54%) Office 365
3 3 (11.54%) SmartFocus
4 2 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) BGP
3 2 (7.69%) BIG-IP
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.69%) Converged Networks
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (7.69%) OSPF
3 2 (7.69%) SNA
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
3 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) PBX
4 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Billing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Lync Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (3.85%) iSeries
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.85%) Social Media
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.85%) AIX
8 1 (3.85%) Solaris
8 1 (3.85%) SUSE
8 1 (3.85%) Unix
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Migration
3 7 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Analytics
5 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (11.54%) Email Marketing
5 3 (11.54%) Marketing Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) Content Management
6 2 (7.69%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) Information Security
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.69%) Security Management
7 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 8 (30.77%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) CCNP
3 2 (7.69%) CCSA
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MOS
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (26.92%) vSphere
3 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) vCloud
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 7 (26.92%) SCOM
2 7 (26.92%) SCVMM
2 7 (26.92%) Windows Intune
3 6 (23.08%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 7 (26.92%) RightScale
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 4 (15.38%) Google
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) ExactTarget
6 2 (7.69%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) HP
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) SAP
7 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow