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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 8.41% 9.94% 7.05%
As % of the Vendors category 17.59% 22.67% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £125 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £165.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +1334.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
108 75 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 47.79% 43.86% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 40 24
Average daily rate £350 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £168 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £165.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +340.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 18 (48.65%) MS Excel
2 15 (40.54%) Project Management
3 12 (32.43%) MS Project
4 11 (29.73%) MS Office
4 11 (29.73%) PRINCE2
5 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
6 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
8 6 (16.22%) Citrix
8 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
8 6 (16.22%) Operations Management
9 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
9 5 (13.51%) Windows
9 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (10.81%) Symantec
10 4 (10.81%) Remedy
10 4 (10.81%) Finance
10 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
10 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
11 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.11%) VMware
11 3 (8.11%) NAS
11 3 (8.11%) QA
11 3 (8.11%) SCCM
11 3 (8.11%) Network Security
11 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Lync
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (48.65%) MS Excel
2 12 (32.43%) MS Project
3 11 (29.73%) MS Office
4 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (8.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SAN
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
1 3 (8.11%) NAS
1 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
1 3 (8.11%) Network Security
2 2 (5.41%) LTE
2 2 (5.41%) 4G
2 2 (5.41%) 2G
2 2 (5.41%) Intranet
2 2 (5.41%) 3G
3 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (27.03%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) German Language
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Change Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Junior
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Junior Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) VBA Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Access Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Junior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) CRM Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Software Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) JSP
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) PMI
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) UNIX
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Project Management
2 11 (29.73%) PRINCE2
3 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.62%) ITIL
4 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
4 6 (16.22%) Operations Management
5 3 (8.11%) Project Governance
5 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) CRM
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Software Licensing
6 2 (5.41%) People Management
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.70%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
1 3 (8.11%) VBA
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) vCloud
3 1 (2.70%) Firmware
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 4 (10.81%) Symantec
3 4 (10.81%) Remedy
4 3 (8.11%) BMC
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) EMC
5 2 (5.41%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) Software AG
6 1 (2.70%) Juniper
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) Wyse
6 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds