The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 141 150 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.31% 17.12% 18.57%
As % of the Vendors category 28.03% 39.06% 36.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 84 95
Average daily rate £425 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £142 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £521 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £55.65 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.23% +192.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.90 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Berkshire

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

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
503 384 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.07% 43.84% 50.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 211 248
Average daily rate £375 £375 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Reading region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Reading region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

1 152 (47.65%) Windows
2 100 (31.35%) MS Excel
3 82 (25.71%) Active Directory
4 75 (23.51%) Security Cleared
5 70 (21.94%) MS Office
6 61 (19.12%) SQL
7 60 (18.81%) SQL Server
8 56 (17.55%) DV Cleared
9 51 (15.99%) Windows 7
10 48 (15.05%) DNS
11 47 (14.73%) Windows Server
12 46 (14.42%) C#
13 45 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
14 43 (13.48%) .NET
15 37 (11.60%) ITIL
16 36 (11.29%) TCP/IP
16 36 (11.29%) SCCM
17 35 (10.97%) SharePoint
18 32 (10.03%) CRM
18 32 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (9.72%) VMware
20 30 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
21 29 (9.09%) Finance
22 28 (8.78%) PowerShell
23 25 (7.84%) MCSE
23 25 (7.84%) DHCP
24 24 (7.52%) HP
24 24 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
25 23 (7.21%) T-SQL
26 22 (6.90%) IIS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 35 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 22 (6.90%) IIS
3 12 (3.76%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.51%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.63%) CMS
8 2 (0.63%) Drupal
8 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 100 (31.35%) MS Excel
2 70 (21.94%) MS Office
3 15 (4.70%) MS Project
3 15 (4.70%) MS Visio
4 11 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 30 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.94%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.58%) Office 365
2 20 (6.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.25%) IaaS
6 3 (0.94%) SaaS
7 2 (0.63%) AdWords
7 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.63%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.05%) DNS
2 36 (11.29%) TCP/IP
3 25 (7.84%) DHCP
4 22 (6.90%) Firewall
5 14 (4.39%) Skype
6 13 (4.08%) Internet
7 12 (3.76%) iSCSI
8 9 (2.82%) SAN
8 9 (2.82%) Wireless
9 8 (2.51%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.88%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (1.88%) LTE
10 6 (1.88%) Network Security
11 5 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (1.57%) Reverse Proxy
11 5 (1.57%) SSL
11 5 (1.57%) VoLTE
11 5 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (1.57%) Wireless Security
12 4 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.90%) GIS
3 21 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (5.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.82%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 7 (2.19%) QlikView
10 6 (1.88%) Big Data
10 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.57%) OLAP
11 5 (1.57%) PerformancePoint
12 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.94%) Cognos Report Studio
13 3 (0.94%) DB2
13 3 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (5.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.51%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.94%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.63%) Subversion
4 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 29 (9.09%) Finance
2 14 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.13%) German Language
4 8 (2.51%) Retail
5 6 (1.88%) French Language
6 5 (1.57%) Advertising
6 5 (1.57%) Banking
6 5 (1.57%) Marketing
7 4 (1.25%) Publishing
8 3 (0.94%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.63%) Back Office
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (12.85%) Support Engineer
2 39 (12.23%) Developer
3 36 (11.29%) Analyst
4 29 (9.09%) Architect
5 28 (8.78%) Consultant
6 21 (6.58%) Data Technician
6 21 (6.58%) GIS Technician
6 21 (6.58%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (5.33%) Administrator
8 16 (5.02%) Applications Packager
8 16 (5.02%) DV Cleared Application Packager
9 15 (4.70%) Field Engineer
10 12 (3.76%) .NET Developer
11 11 (3.45%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (3.13%) CRM Developer
12 10 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.13%) Technical Architect
13 9 (2.82%) 1st Line Engineer
13 9 (2.82%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.48%) .NET
2 17 (5.33%) Web Services
3 9 (2.82%) CSS
4 8 (2.51%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.51%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.51%) XML
5 7 (2.19%) WCF
6 6 (1.88%) HTML
7 4 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.25%) COM
7 4 (1.25%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.25%) Unity DI Container
8 3 (0.94%) Ajax
8 3 (0.94%) jQuery
8 3 (0.94%) REST
8 3 (0.94%) SOAP
9 2 (0.63%) JMS
9 2 (0.63%) XSD
9 2 (0.63%) XSL
9 2 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.82%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.19%) Clustering
5 6 (1.88%) Replication
6 5 (1.57%) PKI
6 5 (1.57%) Social Media
6 5 (1.57%) Visualisation
7 4 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.94%) NHS
8 3 (0.94%) Statistics
8 3 (0.94%) User Experience
9 2 (0.63%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.63%) FMCG
9 2 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
9 2 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 152 (47.65%) Windows
2 51 (15.99%) Windows 7
3 47 (14.73%) Windows Server
4 19 (5.96%) Windows XP
5 18 (5.64%) Linux
6 16 (5.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.76%) Windows 8
8 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.51%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.57%) Unix
10 5 (1.57%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.94%) AIX
11 3 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.94%) Solaris
11 3 (0.94%) SUSE
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (11.60%) ITIL
2 32 (10.03%) CRM
3 24 (7.52%) Business Intelligence
4 16 (5.02%) Project Management
5 15 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (4.70%) Migration
6 14 (4.39%) Configuration Management
6 14 (4.39%) Service Management
6 14 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (3.76%) Data Modelling
7 12 (3.76%) ERP
8 11 (3.45%) Workflow
9 10 (3.13%) ITIL V3
9 10 (3.13%) PRINCE2
9 10 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (3.13%) Unit Testing
10 9 (2.82%) Data Cleansing
10 9 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.51%) Analytics
11 8 (2.51%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (19.12%) SQL
2 46 (14.42%) C#
3 28 (8.78%) PowerShell
4 23 (7.21%) T-SQL
5 8 (2.51%) VBA
6 7 (2.19%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.57%) C
7 5 (1.57%) Java
7 5 (1.57%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.25%) Python
8 4 (1.25%) Ruby
9 3 (0.94%) C++
9 3 (0.94%) PHP
9 3 (0.94%) VB
9 3 (0.94%) VBScript
9 3 (0.94%) XAML
10 1 (0.31%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) R
10 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 75 (23.51%) Security Cleared
2 56 (17.55%) DV Cleared
3 45 (14.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (7.84%) MCSE
5 20 (6.27%) Degree
6 17 (5.33%) MCITP
7 15 (4.70%) MCP
7 15 (4.70%) SC Cleared
8 10 (3.13%) MCDST
9 7 (2.19%) MCTS
10 6 (1.88%) CCNA
10 6 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.57%) HND
11 5 (1.57%) MCSA
12 4 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.94%) ACMT
13 3 (0.94%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 3 (0.94%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.02%) SLA
2 4 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 82 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.02%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (2.51%) UAG
6 7 (2.19%) ISA Server
6 7 (2.19%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.88%) BitLocker
8 5 (1.57%) Terminal Server
9 4 (1.25%) XenApp
10 3 (0.94%) vSphere
11 2 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.63%) NFS
11 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.63%) XenServer
12 1 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 36 (11.29%) SCCM
2 15 (4.70%) WSUS
3 8 (2.51%) SCOM
4 6 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.94%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.94%) SCVMM
5 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.94%) vRealize
6 2 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.31%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.31%) Simpana
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.31%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (9.72%) VMware
2 24 (7.52%) HP
3 22 (6.90%) Citrix
4 15 (4.70%) Oracle
4 15 (4.70%) SAP
5 14 (4.39%) Cisco
6 11 (3.45%) Remedy
7 10 (3.13%) IBM
8 7 (2.19%) Tableau
9 6 (1.88%) Amdocs
9 6 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (1.57%) Dell
10 5 (1.57%) EMC
10 5 (1.57%) Ericsson
10 5 (1.57%) Google
11 4 (1.25%) Apple
11 4 (1.25%) Hitachi
11 4 (1.25%) Intel
12 3 (0.94%) Cognos
12 3 (0.94%) Red Hat
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