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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 177 187 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.37% 18.39% 16.82%
As % of the Vendors category 44.25% 36.31% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 91
Average daily rate
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£413 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +14.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £30.50 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
400 515 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 46.03% 50.64% 56.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 215 224
Average daily rate £388 £385 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +11.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 21
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £45.00 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 145 (42.27%) MS Excel
2 140 (40.82%) Windows
3 104 (30.32%) Active Directory
4 87 (25.36%) MS Office
5 82 (23.91%) Security Cleared
6 76 (22.16%) SQL
7 75 (21.87%) .NET
7 75 (21.87%) SQL Server
8 66 (19.24%) SharePoint
9 55 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (15.74%) C#
10 54 (15.74%) SC Cleared
11 44 (12.83%) Degree
12 42 (12.24%) Windows 7
13 40 (11.66%) Project Management
14 36 (10.50%) ITIL
15 35 (10.20%) ASP.NET
15 35 (10.20%) Finance
15 35 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (9.91%) T-SQL
17 33 (9.62%) Internet
17 33 (9.62%) DV Cleared
18 32 (9.33%) PowerShell
18 32 (9.33%) Visual Studio
19 31 (9.04%) MS Exchange
19 31 (9.04%) .NET Framework
20 30 (8.75%) SLA
20 30 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
20 30 (8.75%) PRINCE2
21 28 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 66 (19.24%) SharePoint
2 31 (9.04%) MS Exchange
3 27 (7.87%) BizTalk Server
4 25 (7.29%) IIS
5 23 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (6.41%) SharePoint Server
7 19 (5.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 19 (5.54%) Lync
8 17 (4.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (2.04%) CMS
13 4 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.87%) TIBCO EMS
14 3 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.87%) ArcGIS
15 2 (0.58%) Apache
16 1 (0.29%) Drupal
Applications
1 145 (42.27%) MS Excel
2 87 (25.36%) MS Office
3 28 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (7.00%) MS Visio
5 21 (6.12%) MS Project
6 6 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 24 (7.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (5.83%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.87%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.33%) PaaS
4 3 (0.87%) Office 365
5 1 (0.29%) GitHub
5 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (9.62%) Internet
2 17 (4.96%) Firewall
2 17 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 17 (4.96%) DNS
3 13 (3.79%) LDAP
4 10 (2.92%) LAN
4 10 (2.92%) WAN
5 9 (2.62%) VoIP
6 8 (2.33%) VPN
7 6 (1.75%) 3G
7 6 (1.75%) ATM
7 6 (1.75%) NetScaler
8 5 (1.46%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (1.46%) LTE
9 4 (1.17%) DMZ
9 4 (1.17%) SDH
9 4 (1.17%) DHCP
9 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.58%) DSL
10 2 (0.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (21.87%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (4.08%) OLAP
4 13 (3.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.79%) IDOL
4 13 (3.79%) DTS
5 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.17%) MySQL
9 4 (1.17%) Data Mining
9 4 (1.17%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.87%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.29%) QlikView
12 1 (0.29%) PerformancePoint
12 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (9.33%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.75%) Subversion
3 6 (1.75%) MSTest
4 5 (1.46%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.46%) StarTeam
5 4 (1.17%) NUnit
5 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.87%) Selenium
6 3 (0.87%) JIRA
7 2 (0.58%) MSI
7 2 (0.58%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.29%) Moq
8 1 (0.29%) PVCS
8 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
General
1 35 (10.20%) Finance
2 22 (6.41%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.79%) Marketing
4 6 (1.75%) Retail
5 5 (1.46%) Legal
6 4 (1.17%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Billing
7 3 (0.87%) Games
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Law
8 2 (0.58%) Military
8 2 (0.58%) Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 63 (18.37%) Developer
2 34 (9.91%) Project Manager
3 33 (9.62%) Analyst
4 29 (8.45%) Architect
5 24 (7.00%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.00%) Administrator
6 19 (5.54%) SharePoint Developer
6 19 (5.54%) Technical Architect
6 19 (5.54%) Consultant
7 11 (3.21%) Technical Manager
7 11 (3.21%) Project Administrator
7 11 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (3.21%) Technical Project Manager
8 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Developer
9 9 (2.62%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (2.62%) Support Analyst
9 9 (2.62%) Software Developer
10 8 (2.33%) Technical Support
10 8 (2.33%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (2.33%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (21.87%) .NET
2 35 (10.20%) ASP.NET
3 31 (9.04%) .NET Framework
4 26 (7.58%) XML
5 19 (5.54%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 19 (5.54%) Web Services
6 16 (4.66%) jQuery
7 14 (4.08%) CSS
7 14 (4.08%) Application Packaging
8 13 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (3.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 13 (3.79%) HTML
9 11 (3.21%) WCF
10 10 (2.92%) DCOM
11 8 (2.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 8 (2.33%) Unity DI Container
12 7 (2.04%) SOAP
13 6 (1.75%) Ajax
14 4 (1.17%) WPF
14 4 (1.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.54%) Clustering
3 18 (5.25%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.79%) PKI
5 9 (2.62%) Inversion of Control
6 8 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.17%) GIS
9 3 (0.87%) Replication
10 2 (0.58%) EPoS
10 2 (0.58%) NHS
10 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.58%) Blog
10 2 (0.58%) Human Factors
10 2 (0.58%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.58%) User Experience
11 1 (0.29%) Open Source
11 1 (0.29%) New Media
11 1 (0.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 140 (40.82%) Windows
2 55 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 42 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 35 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.83%) Windows 8
6 15 (4.37%) Windows XP
7 14 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (3.79%) UNIX
9 9 (2.62%) Linux
10 4 (1.17%) Windows 2000
10 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.87%) Debian
12 2 (0.58%) AIX
12 2 (0.58%) Solaris
12 2 (0.58%) CentOS
13 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (11.66%) Project Management
2 36 (10.50%) ITIL
3 30 (8.75%) PRINCE2
4 26 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (7.29%) Web Development
5 25 (7.29%) Migration
6 24 (7.00%) CRM
7 22 (6.41%) MVC
7 22 (6.41%) Configuration Management
8 21 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 21 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (6.12%) Workflow
9 19 (5.54%) Scrum
10 15 (4.37%) SOA
11 13 (3.79%) Service Management
12 12 (3.50%) Change Control
12 12 (3.50%) Dependency Injection
13 11 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (2.92%) Document Management
14 10 (2.92%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (22.16%) SQL
2 54 (15.74%) C#
3 34 (9.91%) T-SQL
4 32 (9.33%) PowerShell
5 21 (6.12%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.50%) C++
7 10 (2.92%) VBScript
8 7 (2.04%) C
9 6 (1.75%) Java
9 6 (1.75%) VC++
10 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.58%) VB
11 2 (0.58%) PHP
11 2 (0.58%) PHP5
12 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.29%) Lua
12 1 (0.29%) X++
12 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.29%) Perl
12 1 (0.29%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 82 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 54 (15.74%) SC Cleared
3 44 (12.83%) Degree
4 33 (9.62%) DV Cleared
5 30 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 21 (6.12%) MCSE
7 14 (4.08%) MCP
8 11 (3.21%) PMP
8 11 (3.21%) PMI Certification
9 8 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.75%) MCTS
11 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.46%) CCNA
11 5 (1.46%) HND
12 4 (1.17%) MCITP
13 3 (0.87%) CISSP
14 2 (0.58%) ACCA
14 2 (0.58%) CIMA
14 2 (0.58%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.75%) SLA
2 7 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (30.32%) Active Directory
2 19 (5.54%) Hyper-V
3 13 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.50%) XenApp
5 10 (2.92%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (2.33%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.04%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.46%) vSphere
8 5 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.29%) vCloud
12 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (6.71%) SCCM
2 11 (3.21%) SCOM
3 9 (2.62%) WMI
4 6 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.87%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Puppet
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 24 (7.00%) VMware
2 21 (6.12%) Citrix
3 14 (4.08%) Symantec
4 13 (3.79%) HP
5 12 (3.50%) Meridio
6 9 (2.62%) Oracle
6 9 (2.62%) Cisco
7 6 (1.75%) AppSense
7 6 (1.75%) SAP
7 6 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.46%) Borland
9 4 (1.17%) Amdocs
10 3 (0.87%) Unica
10 3 (0.87%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.87%) Altiris
10 3 (0.87%) CA
10 3 (0.87%) Informatica
10 3 (0.87%) EMC
10 3 (0.87%) Open Text
10 3 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
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