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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 7.98% 7.55% 3.08%
As % of the Vendors category 15.63% 14.63% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £219 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +117.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
96 82 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 51.06% 51.57% 64.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 49 21
Average daily rate £363 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Average hourly rate £10.00 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 10 (37.04%) Project Management
3 9 (33.33%) MS Project
3 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) MS Office
5 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 6 (22.22%) Operations Management
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
7 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (14.81%) CRM
7 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.81%) VMware
7 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
8 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
8 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (11.11%) C#
8 3 (11.11%) .NET
8 3 (11.11%) LAN
8 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco
8 3 (11.11%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (7.41%) Lync
5 1 (3.70%) Apache
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) MS Excel
2 9 (33.33%) MS Project
3 8 (29.63%) MS Office
4 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) 3G
2 2 (7.41%) 2G
2 2 (7.41%) Intranet
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) LTE
2 2 (7.41%) 4G
2 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 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 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Change Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) CRM Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Change Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.70%) PC Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) PC Support
5 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Laravel
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%) CSS
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
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 2012
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) UNIX
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Project Management
2 9 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 6 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 6 (22.22%) Operations Management
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL
5 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Service Management
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
7 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
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%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) PHP5
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
1 2 (7.41%) MCSA
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.70%) vCloud
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) EMC
3 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.70%) Zend
4 1 (3.70%) NetApp
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) Wyse
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