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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 10.00% 10.68% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 17.46% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Average daily rate £323 £450 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +110.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £401 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
42 63 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 35.00% 61.17% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 40 14
Average daily rate £375 £398 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £250 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
4 10 (37.04%) SCCM
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (37.04%) VMware
5 9 (33.33%) Migration
5 9 (33.33%) Firewall
5 9 (33.33%) ITIL
6 8 (29.63%) SQL
6 8 (29.63%) MS Office
6 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Intune
7 7 (25.93%) vSphere
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.93%) RightScale
7 7 (25.93%) SCOM
7 7 (25.93%) SCVMM
7 7 (25.93%) LAN
7 7 (25.93%) WAN
7 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 6 (22.22%) Linux
8 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 6 (22.22%) Ruby
8 6 (22.22%) Puppet
8 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (18.52%) Office 365
4 2 (7.41%) AdWords
4 2 (7.41%) Google Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (25.93%) LAN
2 7 (25.93%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) EDMS
General
1 3 (11.11%) Billing
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Architect
4 3 (11.11%) Cloud Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Azure Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Server Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (22.22%) Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 7 (25.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.11%) CRM
4 2 (7.41%) Analytics
4 2 (7.41%) Content Management
4 2 (7.41%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Email Marketing
4 2 (7.41%) Information Security
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Marketing Strategy
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Security Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Document Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 1 (3.70%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (3.70%) MCP
3 1 (3.70%) MOS
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.93%) vSphere
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (37.04%) SCCM
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Intune
3 7 (25.93%) SCOM
3 7 (25.93%) SCVMM
4 6 (22.22%) Puppet
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) RightScale
3 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Google
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec