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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 152 168 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.80% 19.49% 16.68%
As % of the Vendors category 36.28% 36.60% 33.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 75 64
Median daily rate £393 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £320 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £485 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 12
Median hourly rate £13.25 £21.55 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.51% +62.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £21.55 £9.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £24.12 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
419 459 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.06% 53.25% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 211 190
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 15
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £15.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +42.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £16.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £24.12 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 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 25 June 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 159 (45.69%) Windows
2 150 (43.10%) MS Excel
3 87 (25.00%) MS Office
3 87 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 82 (23.56%) Active Directory
5 79 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
6 74 (21.26%) C#
7 73 (20.98%) .NET
8 67 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (18.39%) SQL Server
10 62 (17.82%) ITIL
11 59 (16.95%) DNS
12 50 (14.37%) SQL
13 49 (14.08%) PowerShell
14 48 (13.79%) Project Management
15 47 (13.51%) Degree
16 44 (12.64%) SharePoint
16 44 (12.64%) Security Cleared
17 37 (10.63%) Telecoms
18 36 (10.34%) MCSE
18 36 (10.34%) MS Project
18 36 (10.34%) Hyper-V
19 33 (9.48%) CRM
20 32 (9.20%) Office 365
21 31 (8.91%) Linux
22 30 (8.62%) TCP/IP
22 30 (8.62%) VMware
22 30 (8.62%) Firewall
22 30 (8.62%) MCITP
23 29 (8.33%) SCCM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (12.64%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.47%) IIS
3 24 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.72%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.44%) CMS
6 5 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.15%) Drupal
8 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.57%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.57%) WordPress
10 1 (0.29%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.29%) JBoss
10 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 150 (43.10%) MS Excel
2 87 (25.00%) MS Office
3 36 (10.34%) MS Project
4 14 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.30%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.86%) Mingle
7 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.29%) InDesign
8 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 27 (7.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) assyst
2 3 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.57%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 79 (22.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (9.20%) Office 365
3 10 (2.87%) IaaS
4 7 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.72%) PaaS
6 4 (1.15%) Trello
7 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (0.57%) AdWords
8 2 (0.57%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.57%) Scribe Online
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.95%) DNS
2 30 (8.62%) Firewall
2 30 (8.62%) TCP/IP
3 29 (8.33%) DHCP
4 28 (8.05%) Internet
5 23 (6.61%) VPN
6 20 (5.75%) HTTP
7 19 (5.46%) Skype
8 15 (4.31%) IPsec
9 14 (4.02%) SAN
10 13 (3.74%) Wireless
11 12 (3.45%) IPv6
11 12 (3.45%) SSL
12 11 (3.16%) Software-Defined Networking
12 11 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (2.59%) BGP
13 9 (2.59%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (2.59%) LTE
13 9 (2.59%) VoLTE
14 8 (2.30%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (4.60%) GIS
4 15 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (4.02%) Big Data
5 14 (4.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (3.16%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.01%) Datazen
9 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.86%) MS Access
11 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.86%) Power BI
12 2 (0.57%) DB2
12 2 (0.57%) MySQL
12 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 24 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (4.02%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.16%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.16%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.87%) Artifactory
4 10 (2.87%) JIRA
4 10 (2.87%) MSBuild
4 10 (2.87%) NuGet
5 6 (1.72%) SpecFlow
6 5 (1.44%) Fiddler
6 5 (1.44%) Selenium
7 3 (0.86%) Appium
7 3 (0.86%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.86%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.29%) AppScan
8 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 37 (10.63%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.18%) Finance
3 23 (6.61%) German Language
4 21 (6.03%) Marketing
5 15 (4.31%) French Language
6 12 (3.45%) Retail
7 10 (2.87%) Spanish Language
8 9 (2.59%) Italian Language
9 5 (1.44%) Banking
9 5 (1.44%) Publishing
10 4 (1.15%) Advertising
10 4 (1.15%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.57%) Electronics
12 1 (0.29%) Billing
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.29%) Legal
12 1 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (17.53%) Support Engineer
2 46 (13.22%) Consultant
3 30 (8.62%) Developer
4 25 (7.18%) Analyst
4 25 (7.18%) Project Manager
5 24 (6.90%) Field Engineer
6 20 (5.75%) Microsoft Consultant
7 18 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
8 17 (4.89%) Escalation Engineer
9 16 (4.60%) Architect
9 16 (4.60%) Data Technician
9 16 (4.60%) GIS Technician
10 15 (4.31%) Technical Consultant
11 14 (4.02%) Administrator
12 13 (3.74%) .NET Developer
12 13 (3.74%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (3.74%) Microsoft Engineer
13 11 (3.16%) C# Developer
14 10 (2.87%) Desktop Engineer
14 10 (2.87%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (20.98%) .NET
2 26 (7.47%) XML
3 22 (6.32%) CSS
4 18 (5.17%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.60%) .NET Framework
6 14 (4.02%) ADO.NET
7 13 (3.74%) Web Services
8 11 (3.16%) HTML
9 8 (2.30%) Entity Framework
9 8 (2.30%) WCF
9 8 (2.30%) XML Schema
10 7 (2.01%) ADO
10 7 (2.01%) Autofac
10 7 (2.01%) Castle Windsor
10 7 (2.01%) Node.js
10 7 (2.01%) ODBC
10 7 (2.01%) OLE
10 7 (2.01%) OLE DB
10 7 (2.01%) Unity DI Container
11 6 (1.72%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.03%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.75%) Public Cloud
3 16 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.60%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.31%) PKI
5 13 (3.74%) Clustering
6 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.01%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.86%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.86%) User Experience
11 2 (0.57%) Animation
11 2 (0.57%) BYOD
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.57%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 159 (45.69%) Windows
2 87 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 31 (8.91%) Linux
4 21 (6.03%) Windows 7
5 18 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.87%) Windows 8
8 9 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.59%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.72%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.15%) Unix
11 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.57%) AIX
12 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.57%) Solaris
13 1 (0.29%) HPUX
13 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.82%) ITIL
2 48 (13.79%) Project Management
3 33 (9.48%) CRM
4 28 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.76%) ITIL V3
5 27 (7.76%) PRINCE2
6 25 (7.18%) Mentoring
7 23 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (6.61%) Customer Engagement
8 20 (5.75%) Service Management
9 17 (4.89%) Workflow
10 16 (4.60%) Load Balancing
10 16 (4.60%) Migration
10 16 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (4.02%) Data Modelling
11 14 (4.02%) Presales
12 12 (3.45%) Memory Management
12 12 (3.45%) Software Testing
13 11 (3.16%) High Availability
13 11 (3.16%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (21.26%) C#
2 50 (14.37%) SQL
3 49 (14.08%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.76%) VBScript
5 26 (7.47%) C++
6 21 (6.03%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.03%) T-SQL
7 18 (5.17%) VB.NET
8 16 (4.60%) C
8 16 (4.60%) VB
9 14 (4.02%) Java
10 11 (3.16%) Python
11 7 (2.01%) PHP
12 6 (1.72%) R
12 6 (1.72%) Ruby
13 4 (1.15%) Scala
13 4 (1.15%) XAML
14 2 (0.57%) VB6
15 1 (0.29%) Korn
15 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 67 (19.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (13.51%) Degree
3 44 (12.64%) Security Cleared
4 36 (10.34%) MCSE
5 30 (8.62%) MCITP
6 24 (6.90%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.75%) MCTS
8 18 (5.17%) DV Cleared
9 16 (4.60%) MCSA
10 15 (4.31%) MCP
11 11 (3.16%) MCDST
12 10 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (2.59%) CCNA
13 9 (2.59%) MCSD
14 8 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.86%) CISSP
16 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.57%) HND
16 2 (0.57%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.57%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.61%) SLA
2 5 (1.44%) SDET
3 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.86%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (23.56%) Active Directory
2 36 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.89%) UAG
5 8 (2.30%) ISA Server
6 7 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.44%) BitLocker
7 5 (1.44%) Terminal Server
8 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.86%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.86%) vSphere
8 3 (0.86%) XenServer
9 2 (0.57%) NFS
9 2 (0.57%) XenApp
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.29%) Xen
10 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (8.33%) SCCM
2 24 (6.90%) WSUS
3 12 (3.45%) SCOM
4 10 (2.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.01%) WMI
7 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.72%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.86%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.86%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.57%) Puppet
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.29%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (8.62%) VMware
2 24 (6.90%) Remedy
3 19 (5.46%) Citrix
4 18 (5.17%) Oracle
5 17 (4.89%) Cisco
6 15 (4.31%) Amdocs
6 15 (4.31%) HP
7 12 (3.45%) Ericsson
8 11 (3.16%) IBM
9 9 (2.59%) Dell
9 9 (2.59%) Red Hat
9 9 (2.59%) SAP
10 8 (2.30%) Hitachi
10 8 (2.30%) Intel
11 3 (0.86%) Adobe
11 3 (0.86%) Juniper
11 3 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.57%) Apple
12 2 (0.57%) Sybase
12 2 (0.57%) Symantec
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