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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 10.26% 7.26% 7.32%
As % of the Vendors category 24.62% 16.98% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £154 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £413 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.36 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.13% -25.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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 Newbury region.

Vendors Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
65 53 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 41.67% 42.74% 57.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 27
Average daily rate £400 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.36 £66.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.13% -72.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015, 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 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
3 10 (33.33%) MS Office
4 9 (30.00%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) Oracle
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) ITIL
6 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
6 6 (20.00%) Finance
6 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 5 (16.67%) Windows
8 4 (13.33%) Symantec
8 4 (13.33%) Remedy
8 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 4 (13.33%) MS Project
8 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (10.00%) Big Data
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) NAS
9 3 (10.00%) Lync
9 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (10.00%) Project Governance
9 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (10.00%) SCCM
9 3 (10.00%) Network Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Lync
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (33.33%) MS Office
3 6 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (13.33%) MS Project
5 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
1 3 (10.00%) Network Security
1 3 (10.00%) NAS
1 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Intranet
2 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 13 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Junior
3 3 (10.00%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Junior Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Access Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (10.00%) VBA Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Designer
4 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Software Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSP
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (10.00%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) Logistics
5 2 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (6.67%) Software Licensing
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) ITSM
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) VBA
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (3.33%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) Symantec
3 4 (13.33%) Remedy
4 3 (10.00%) BMC
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Google
6 1 (3.33%) Wyse
6 1 (3.33%) Software AG
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Dell