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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 11.88% 23.13% 5.77%
As % of the Vendors category 24.00% 44.29% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Average hourly rate - £27.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.36% -14.28%
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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
50 70 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Maidenhead 49.50% 52.24% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 8
Average daily rate £300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £325 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £505 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £27.20 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 11 (39.29%) User Experience
3 10 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (35.71%) HTML
4 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.00%) CSS
5 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (21.43%) Interactive Media
6 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 6 (21.43%) Information Architecture
6 6 (21.43%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (21.43%) Axure RP
6 6 (21.43%) Node.js
6 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 6 (21.43%) Windows
6 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
7 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
7 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
7 5 (17.86%) ExpressJS
7 5 (17.86%) RESTful
7 5 (17.86%) Visualisation

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Maidenhead by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 10 (35.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (21.43%) Node.js
4 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (14.29%) Lync
6 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) OmniGraffle
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
1 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (14.29%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (14.29%) Photoshop
3 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (10.71%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DMZ
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (21.43%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (39.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (21.43%) Interactive Media
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) User Experience Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Email Specialist
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) CSS
3 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 5 (17.86%) ExpressJS
4 5 (17.86%) RESTful
5 3 (10.71%) X-Windows
6 2 (7.14%) XML
7 1 (3.57%) SOAP
7 1 (3.57%) Web Services
7 1 (3.57%) .NET
7 1 (3.57%) Ajax
7 1 (3.57%) REST
7 1 (3.57%) WPF
7 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
7 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) User Experience
2 6 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (17.86%) Visualisation
3 5 (17.86%) Graphic Design
4 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
5 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Information Architecture
1 6 (21.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Marketing Strategy
3 3 (10.71%) Analytics
3 3 (10.71%) Email Marketing
3 3 (10.71%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) OOD
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCIE
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Terminal Services
2 3 (10.71%) vSphere
2 3 (10.71%) DFS Replication
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
1 3 (10.71%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) VMware
2 3 (10.71%) Dell
2 3 (10.71%) EMC
2 3 (10.71%) CA
2 3 (10.71%) IBM
2 3 (10.71%) Symantec
2 3 (10.71%) SmartFocus
2 3 (10.71%) ExactTarget
2 3 (10.71%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Sophos
3 1 (3.57%) Meraki
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