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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 162 140 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.98% 15.20% 16.09%
As % of the Vendors category 37.85% 30.43% 36.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 61 87
Median daily rate £363 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £200 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 2
Median hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 £33.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -58.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
428 460 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 58.07% 49.95% 44.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 248 224
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 5
Median hourly rate £30.91 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.26 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 134 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 77 (28.73%) MS Office
3 70 (26.12%) Telecoms
4 69 (25.75%) Project Management
5 55 (20.52%) ITIL
5 55 (20.52%) Windows
6 50 (18.66%) MS Project
7 47 (17.54%) PRINCE2
8 46 (17.16%) Management Information System
9 45 (16.79%) Finance
10 42 (15.67%) Degree
11 40 (14.93%) ITIL V3
11 40 (14.93%) Remedy
12 37 (13.81%) Office 365
13 36 (13.43%) Active Directory
14 33 (12.31%) Ericsson
14 33 (12.31%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (12.31%) LTE
15 32 (11.94%) Security Cleared
15 32 (11.94%) VoLTE
15 32 (11.94%) SQL Server
16 31 (11.57%) SharePoint
17 28 (10.45%) VMware
18 27 (10.07%) MS PowerPoint
19 26 (9.70%) SQL
20 25 (9.33%) GIS
21 24 (8.96%) C#
22 22 (8.21%) .NET
22 22 (8.21%) Oracle
22 22 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure

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 31 (11.57%) SharePoint
2 21 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (3.36%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.12%) Documentum
6 2 (0.75%) CMS
6 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 134 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 77 (28.73%) MS Office
3 50 (18.66%) MS Project
4 27 (10.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
7 3 (1.12%) Maya
8 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.75%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (6.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.37%) HFM
4 1 (0.37%) Maximo
4 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (13.81%) Office 365
2 22 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.49%) IaaS
5 4 (1.49%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) Yammer
7 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.37%) Google Drive
7 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.31%) LTE
1 33 (12.31%) Wi-Fi
2 32 (11.94%) VoLTE
3 12 (4.48%) DNS
4 11 (4.10%) Firewall
4 11 (4.10%) Skype
5 10 (3.73%) DHCP
5 10 (3.73%) TCP/IP
6 8 (2.99%) Internet
7 7 (2.61%) LAN
8 6 (2.24%) SAN
8 6 (2.24%) Unified Communications
8 6 (2.24%) VoIP
9 5 (1.87%) SMTP
9 5 (1.87%) VPN
10 4 (1.49%) HTTP
11 3 (1.12%) MGW
11 3 (1.12%) SCCP
11 3 (1.12%) SSL
11 3 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.33%) GIS
3 13 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.87%) Power BI
7 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.12%) MS Access
8 3 (1.12%) MySQL
8 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.37%) Big Data
10 1 (0.37%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.37%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) MSI
1 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.75%) JIRA
2 2 (0.75%) MSTest
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) git-flow
3 1 (0.37%) Grunt
3 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 70 (26.12%) Telecoms
2 45 (16.79%) Finance
3 18 (6.72%) Marketing
4 10 (3.73%) French Language
4 10 (3.73%) Retail
4 10 (3.73%) Spanish Language
5 9 (3.36%) Italian Language
6 8 (2.99%) German Language
7 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (17.16%) Project Manager
2 32 (11.94%) Voice Project Manager
3 28 (10.45%) Developer
4 23 (8.58%) GIS Technician
5 22 (8.21%) Analyst
5 22 (8.21%) Data Technician
6 19 (7.09%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.72%) Consultant
8 15 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.85%) Administrator
9 13 (4.85%) Architect
10 12 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (3.73%) Network Manager
12 9 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (3.36%) Core Network Project Manager
12 9 (3.36%) Network Project Manager
12 9 (3.36%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (2.99%) Data Analyst
13 8 (2.99%) Senior Manager
14 7 (2.61%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.21%) .NET
2 9 (3.36%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.99%) Web Services
4 5 (1.87%) MAPI
5 4 (1.49%) Node.js
5 4 (1.49%) XML
6 3 (1.12%) CSS
6 3 (1.12%) HTML
6 3 (1.12%) WCF
7 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.75%) MDX
7 2 (0.75%) REST
7 2 (0.75%) WPF
7 2 (0.75%) XMPP
8 1 (0.37%) Middleware
8 1 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.37%) Spring
8 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.16%) Management Information System
2 20 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.85%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.99%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.61%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.49%) Replication
8 3 (1.12%) Clustering
8 3 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) Social Media
8 3 (1.12%) User Experience
9 2 (0.75%) Animation
9 2 (0.75%) IVR
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.75%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 55 (20.52%) Windows
2 21 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 20 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (6.34%) Linux
5 10 (3.73%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.61%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.24%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.87%) Unix
10 4 (1.49%) Solaris
10 4 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.12%) AIX
11 3 (1.12%) Android
11 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.75%) Project Management
2 55 (20.52%) ITIL
3 47 (17.54%) PRINCE2
4 40 (14.93%) ITIL V3
5 19 (7.09%) CRM
6 17 (6.34%) Migration
7 15 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.60%) Presales
8 12 (4.48%) Mentoring
8 12 (4.48%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.10%) ERP
10 10 (3.73%) Analytics
10 10 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.36%) Cybersecurity
11 9 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.99%) High Availability
12 8 (2.99%) Problem Management
12 8 (2.99%) Workflow
13 7 (2.61%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.70%) SQL
2 24 (8.96%) C#
3 10 (3.73%) T-SQL
4 9 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 6 (2.24%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.24%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.24%) VBScript
6 5 (1.87%) C
6 5 (1.87%) C++
7 3 (1.12%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.12%) VBA
8 2 (0.75%) Java
8 2 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.37%) Go
9 1 (0.37%) Python
9 1 (0.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (15.67%) Degree
2 32 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 19 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (6.34%) SC Cleared
5 16 (5.97%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.99%) MCSE
7 7 (2.61%) HND
8 6 (2.24%) CCNP
8 6 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.24%) MCITP
8 6 (2.24%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.87%) CCNA
9 5 (1.87%) MCSA
9 5 (1.87%) PMP
10 4 (1.49%) ECDL
10 4 (1.49%) MCP
11 3 (1.12%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (1.12%) MCDST
12 2 (0.75%) ACCA
12 2 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.60%) SLA
2 9 (3.36%) QA
3 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.37%) GAAP
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.36%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.75%) Docker
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (4.85%) SCCM
2 7 (2.61%) SCOM
3 6 (2.24%) WSUS
4 3 (1.12%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.75%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.37%) Marathon
6 1 (0.37%) Mesos
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (14.93%) Remedy
2 33 (12.31%) Ericsson
3 28 (10.45%) VMware
4 22 (8.21%) Oracle
5 15 (5.60%) Citrix
5 15 (5.60%) SAP
6 9 (3.36%) HP
7 7 (2.61%) Cisco
8 6 (2.24%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.87%) EMC
10 4 (1.49%) Apple
11 3 (1.12%) Huawei
11 3 (1.12%) Samsung
12 2 (0.75%) Adobe
12 2 (0.75%) Amdocs
12 2 (0.75%) Dell
12 2 (0.75%) IBM
12 2 (0.75%) Sun
12 2 (0.75%) Veritas
13 1 (0.37%) Hyperion
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