The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 13 11
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 12.99% 8.06% 3.85%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 15.63% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Average daily rate
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£375 £266 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% -21.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Vendors Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
80 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 51.95% 51.61% 54.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 43 20
Average daily rate £375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £10.00 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.29% -4.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Newbury region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Newbury region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Newbury

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Newbury region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 (48.15%) MS Excel
1 13 (48.15%) Project Management
2 11 (40.74%) PRINCE2
3 9 (33.33%) MS Project
3 9 (33.33%) MS Office
4 8 (29.63%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 6 (22.22%) Operations Management
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 4 (14.81%) Service Management
7 4 (14.81%) EMC
7 4 (14.81%) Internet
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) LAN
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 3 (11.11%) WAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) MS Project
2 9 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) LAN
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
2 3 (11.11%) Intranet
3 2 (7.41%) 2G
3 2 (7.41%) LTE
3 2 (7.41%) 4G
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) 3G
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
1 5 (18.52%) Change Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (11.11%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.70%) PC Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) Ajax
2 1 (3.70%) Zend Framework
2 1 (3.70%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (3.70%) jQuery
2 1 (3.70%) Laravel
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) PMI
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Debian
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Project Management
2 11 (40.74%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 6 (22.22%) Operations Management
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Service Management
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) OO PHP
8 1 (3.70%) Line Management
8 1 (3.70%) People Management
8 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
8 1 (3.70%) OO
8 1 (3.70%) MVC
8 1 (3.70%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) MCSA
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) vCloud
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) VMware
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) EMC
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Zend
4 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint