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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 154 147 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.45% 16.33% 18.89%
As % of the Vendors category 31.17% 34.27% 36.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 65
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £214 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -0.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 21
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.08 £12.50 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.20 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
494 429 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.78% 47.67% 51.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 173 188
Average daily rate £388 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £251 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.25 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.25%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

1 166 (47.16%) Windows
2 143 (40.63%) MS Excel
3 130 (36.93%) Security Cleared
4 108 (30.68%) Windows 7
5 93 (26.42%) DV Cleared
6 88 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 76 (21.59%) MS Office
8 63 (17.90%) C#
9 54 (15.34%) SQL
9 54 (15.34%) SCCM
10 53 (15.06%) .NET
11 45 (12.78%) SQL Server
11 45 (12.78%) SC Cleared
12 42 (11.93%) Telecoms
12 42 (11.93%) HP
13 41 (11.65%) ITIL
14 40 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 40 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (10.80%) Linux
15 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 37 (10.51%) Migration
17 34 (9.66%) VMware
18 32 (9.09%) Project Management
19 30 (8.52%) SharePoint
20 29 (8.24%) MS Exchange
20 29 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
21 28 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
22 27 (7.67%) Oracle
23 26 (7.39%) Degree
24 25 (7.10%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 30 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.24%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
3 15 (4.26%) Lync
4 12 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.41%) IIS
5 6 (1.70%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.70%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (1.42%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.14%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.85%) MS Project Server
8 3 (0.85%) Smallworld
8 3 (0.85%) CMS
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.57%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.57%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 143 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 76 (21.59%) MS Office
3 29 (8.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.40%) MS Visio
5 14 (3.98%) MS Project
6 2 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.57%) Maya
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.99%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.42%) Maximo
4 3 (0.85%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.28%) Lawson
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.55%) Office 365
2 4 (1.14%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.85%) PaaS
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.57%) Yammer
5 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.53%) TCP/IP
2 20 (5.68%) DNS
3 19 (5.40%) Firewall
4 10 (2.84%) VoIP
4 10 (2.84%) WAN
4 10 (2.84%) DHCP
4 10 (2.84%) Ethernet
5 8 (2.27%) LAN
6 7 (1.99%) ATM
6 7 (1.99%) SAN
7 6 (1.70%) VPN
7 6 (1.70%) PPP
7 6 (1.70%) DSLAM
7 6 (1.70%) Broadband
7 6 (1.70%) Network Security
7 6 (1.70%) xDSL
7 6 (1.70%) Skype
8 5 (1.42%) Internet
8 5 (1.42%) SSL
9 4 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.70%) MySQL
4 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.14%) Star Schema
7 3 (0.85%) DB2
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.57%) Data Mart
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.57%) QlikView
8 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Power View
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 22 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (3.13%) MSI
3 10 (2.84%) SoapUI
4 8 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.70%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.42%) Fiddler
7 4 (1.14%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.85%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.85%) JIRA
9 2 (0.57%) Selenium
9 2 (0.57%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.57%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.57%) Subversion
9 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Blend
10 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.28%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
General
1 42 (11.93%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.10%) Finance
3 18 (5.11%) Marketing
4 7 (1.99%) French Language
4 7 (1.99%) German Language
5 5 (1.42%) Retail
6 4 (1.14%) Advertising
6 4 (1.14%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.57%) Polish Language
7 2 (0.57%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.57%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.57%) Hebrew Language
7 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.57%) Back Office
7 2 (0.57%) Legal
7 2 (0.57%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Automotive
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.28%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 48 (13.64%) Analyst
2 43 (12.22%) Support Engineer
3 40 (11.36%) Applications Packager
4 31 (8.81%) Developer
5 21 (5.97%) Consultant
6 19 (5.40%) Rollout Engineer
7 18 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 17 (4.83%) Architect
9 16 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 14 (3.98%) Project Manager
11 13 (3.69%) C# Developer
12 10 (2.84%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.84%) Desktop Support
13 9 (2.56%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.56%) Programmer
13 9 (2.56%) Technical Manager
14 8 (2.27%) Business Analyst
14 8 (2.27%) C# Programmer
15 7 (1.99%) Systems Analyst
15 7 (1.99%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.06%) .NET
2 17 (4.83%) Application Packaging
2 17 (4.83%) WCF
3 16 (4.55%) HTML
4 13 (3.69%) XML
5 12 (3.41%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.13%) WPF
7 10 (2.84%) Web Services
8 9 (2.56%) SOAP
8 9 (2.56%) CSS
9 8 (2.27%) XSD
9 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.27%) RESTful
9 8 (2.27%) .NET Framework
10 6 (1.70%) Middleware
10 6 (1.70%) Ajax
11 4 (1.14%) J2EE
11 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (0.85%) jQuery
12 3 (0.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.69%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.27%) Mobile Computing
3 8 (2.27%) User Experience
4 7 (1.99%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.70%) iSeries
5 6 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.70%) AS400
5 6 (1.70%) Clustering
6 5 (1.42%) GIS
6 5 (1.42%) Replication
6 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.14%) PMI
8 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.85%) PKI
8 3 (0.85%) IPTV
8 3 (0.85%) Social Media
9 2 (0.57%) Xbox
9 2 (0.57%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 166 (47.16%) Windows
2 108 (30.68%) Windows 7
3 38 (10.80%) Linux
4 21 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (5.68%) Windows XP
6 18 (5.11%) UNIX
7 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.41%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.84%) Solaris
10 7 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.70%) Windows 2000
12 5 (1.42%) AIX
12 5 (1.42%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.57%) zOS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.28%) Android
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (11.65%) ITIL
2 37 (10.51%) Migration
3 32 (9.09%) Project Management
4 20 (5.68%) CRM
5 19 (5.40%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.40%) Configuration Management
6 15 (4.26%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.98%) PRINCE2
8 12 (3.41%) Service Management
8 12 (3.41%) Scrum
9 11 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (3.13%) System Testing
9 11 (3.13%) Data Migration
10 10 (2.84%) Application Discovery
11 9 (2.56%) Test Scripting
11 9 (2.56%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (2.56%) Validation
12 8 (2.27%) Workflow
12 8 (2.27%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 63 (17.90%) C#
2 54 (15.34%) SQL
3 17 (4.83%) T-SQL
4 10 (2.84%) Java
4 10 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.99%) VBA
6 7 (1.99%) C++
7 6 (1.70%) PHP
7 6 (1.70%) VB
8 5 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.42%) C
9 4 (1.14%) VBScript
10 3 (0.85%) Perl
11 2 (0.57%) Python
11 2 (0.57%) Ruby
12 1 (0.28%) X++
12 1 (0.28%) C++/CLI
12 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.28%) XAML
Qualifications
1 130 (36.93%) Security Cleared
2 93 (26.42%) DV Cleared
3 45 (12.78%) SC Cleared
4 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (7.39%) Degree
6 23 (6.53%) MCSE
7 18 (5.11%) MCP
8 10 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.84%) PMI Certification
8 10 (2.84%) MCTS
9 8 (2.27%) MCITP
9 8 (2.27%) PMP
9 8 (2.27%) CCNA
10 6 (1.70%) CCNP
10 6 (1.70%) Sun Certification
10 6 (1.70%) SCSA
11 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.85%) MCDST
12 3 (0.85%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.97%) SLA
2 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.57%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.28%) GCP
5 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 88 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (11.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 28 (7.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (5.68%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.42%) XenServer
6 4 (1.14%) XenApp
7 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (15.34%) SCCM
2 17 (4.83%) SCOM
3 7 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.85%) SCDPM
4 3 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.57%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.28%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 42 (11.93%) HP
2 34 (9.66%) VMware
3 27 (7.67%) Oracle
4 21 (5.97%) Symantec
5 18 (5.11%) Citrix
6 17 (4.83%) SAP
7 16 (4.55%) Cisco
8 10 (2.84%) Sun
9 8 (2.27%) Telerik
10 7 (1.99%) Huawei
10 7 (1.99%) IBM
11 6 (1.70%) NetApp
11 6 (1.70%) Veritas
12 5 (1.42%) Lotus
12 5 (1.42%) Remedy
12 5 (1.42%) Dell
12 5 (1.42%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.14%) TOWER Software
13 4 (1.14%) Varonis
13 4 (1.14%) Zerto
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