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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 17 3
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 12.09% 5.21% 22.37%
As % of the Vendors category 27.50% 12.82% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 12
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £212 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £365 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.38 - -
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 Maidenhead region.

Vendors Category
Maidenhead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
40 39 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 43.96% 40.63% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 23
Average daily rate £338 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £418 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) MS Office
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
4 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
5 4 (17.39%) MCITP
5 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
5 4 (17.39%) AS400
5 4 (17.39%) Maximo
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) AIX
5 4 (17.39%) SAP
5 4 (17.39%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) EMC
6 3 (13.04%) SAN
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 3 (13.04%) McAfee
6 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (13.04%) VBScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
3 3 (13.04%) Lync
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) Node.js
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
3 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
3 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (8.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (8.70%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Google Analytics
1 2 (8.70%) SmartFocus
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.04%) VLAN
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) PBX
5 1 (4.35%) VPN
5 1 (4.35%) SSL
5 1 (4.35%) DMZ
5 1 (4.35%) Internet
5 1 (4.35%) H.323
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
5 1 (4.35%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) OLAP
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Interactive Media
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (8.70%) Analyst
1 2 (8.70%) Architect
1 2 (8.70%) Technical Manager
1 2 (8.70%) Problem Manager
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing Manager
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing Campaign Manager
1 2 (8.70%) Campaign Manager
1 2 (8.70%) User Experience Architect
2 1 (4.35%) Email Marketing Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Designer
2 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) XML Developer
2 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Junior Data Analyst
2 1 (4.35%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (4.35%) Communications Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
2 1 (4.35%) SAML
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) OAuth
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) AS400
2 3 (13.04%) iSeries
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) EMC VNX
3 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
3 2 (8.70%) Graphic Design
3 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
4 1 (4.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) zOS
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
3 3 (13.04%) Software Deployment
3 3 (13.04%) Malware Detection\Protection
4 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Change Control
4 2 (8.70%) Marketing Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Email Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) VBScript
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 1 (4.35%) XPath
4 1 (4.35%) C-shell
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) XQuery
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) MCSE
2 4 (17.39%) MCITP
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCVP
5 1 (4.35%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
3 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
1 3 (13.04%) HP SIM
2 2 (8.70%) WSUS
2 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) SAP
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) EMC
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) McAfee
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.70%) ExactTarget
5 2 (8.70%) Google
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Websense
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) IBM