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 17 October 2014 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 9 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 11.54% 13.83% 13.58%
As % of the Vendors category 24.19% 38.24% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
62 34 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 47.69% 36.17% 54.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 24
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £75 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +240.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.70%

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 17 October 2014.

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 17 October 2014, 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 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) IBM
3 5 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) HTML
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) .NET
4 4 (20.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) C#
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 3 (15.00%) EMC
5 3 (15.00%) SAN
5 3 (15.00%) CA
5 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (15.00%) Symantec
5 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (15.00%) X-Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (15.00%) Finance
5 3 (15.00%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, 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 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (10.00%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Google Analytics
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) DHCP
1 3 (15.00%) DNS
1 3 (15.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (55.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) DB2
3 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.00%) QlikView
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) MS Access
5 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) Axure RP
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Marketing
2 2 (10.00%) Interactive Media
2 2 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Email Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) X-Windows
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
4 2 (10.00%) XML
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) Web Services
5 1 (5.00%) Ajax
5 1 (5.00%) JSON
5 1 (5.00%) WPF
5 1 (5.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (5.00%) RESTful
5 1 (5.00%) REST
5 1 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.00%) ExpressJS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) Graphic Design
3 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Project Management
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Email Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (15.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (15.00%) ETL
2 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing Strategy
2 3 (15.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 2 (10.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Information Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.00%) OOD
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (15.00%) DFS Replication
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Dell
2 3 (15.00%) EMC
2 3 (15.00%) CA
2 3 (15.00%) Symantec
2 3 (15.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) Google
2 3 (15.00%) SmartFocus
2 3 (15.00%) ExactTarget
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco