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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 20 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 3.64% 9.73% 8.62%
As % of the Vendors category 6.90% 19.30% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 6
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £288 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.38 - £24.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 - £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.48 - £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
87 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 52.73% 50.44% 39.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 29 25
Average daily rate £440 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £268 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £24.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 - £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.51%

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
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 September 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 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) MS Visio
6 5 (22.73%) SQL
6 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 5 (22.73%) SCCM
7 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) Project Management
7 4 (18.18%) MS Office
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (18.18%) Service Management
7 4 (18.18%) Migration
8 3 (13.64%) ITSM
8 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) Remedy
8 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
8 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared

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Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (9.09%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (13.64%) Big Data
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Consultant
2 3 (13.64%) Support Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
2 3 (13.64%) Designer
3 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) VBA Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Project Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Access Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) JSP
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
1 4 (18.18%) Project Management
1 4 (18.18%) Service Management
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
2 3 (13.64%) ITSM
2 3 (13.64%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics
3 2 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.55%) PMBOK
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Citrix
2 3 (13.64%) Remedy
3 2 (9.09%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) Symantec
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
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