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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 187 184 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 20.49% 17.02%
As % of the Vendors category 40.92% 40.62% 34.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 95 64
Median daily rate £393 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 13
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.55 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.35% +59.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.82 £9.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
457 453 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 50.55% 50.45% 49.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 230 218
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £517 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 15
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +46.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £17.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £22.50 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 May 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 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 168 (46.15%) Windows
2 147 (40.38%) MS Excel
3 86 (23.63%) Windows Server
4 85 (23.35%) MS Office
5 82 (22.53%) C#
5 82 (22.53%) .NET
5 82 (22.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 81 (22.25%) Active Directory
7 78 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 74 (20.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 67 (18.41%) SQL
10 66 (18.13%) ITIL
11 63 (17.31%) DNS
12 51 (14.01%) SharePoint
13 49 (13.46%) PowerShell
14 48 (13.19%) Security Cleared
14 48 (13.19%) Degree
15 44 (12.09%) Project Management
16 39 (10.71%) CRM
17 38 (10.44%) Hyper-V
18 36 (9.89%) MCSE
18 36 (9.89%) MS Project
18 36 (9.89%) Firewall
18 36 (9.89%) Telecoms
19 34 (9.34%) Dynamics CRM
20 33 (9.07%) Internet
20 33 (9.07%) TCP/IP
20 33 (9.07%) Office 365
21 32 (8.79%) MCITP
22 30 (8.24%) DHCP

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 51 (14.01%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.42%) IIS
3 26 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.92%) Node.js
6 6 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.10%) Drupal
7 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.82%) CMS
8 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.55%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.55%) WordPress
10 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Foundation
10 1 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 147 (40.38%) MS Excel
2 85 (23.35%) MS Office
3 36 (9.89%) MS Project
4 8 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.92%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.82%) Mingle
7 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.27%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 34 (9.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.82%) assyst
4 2 (0.55%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 82 (22.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.07%) Office 365
3 10 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (2.75%) IaaS
4 6 (1.65%) PaaS
5 5 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.10%) Trello
7 2 (0.55%) AdWords
7 2 (0.55%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.55%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.55%) SaaS
7 2 (0.55%) Scribe Online
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 63 (17.31%) DNS
2 36 (9.89%) Firewall
3 33 (9.07%) Internet
3 33 (9.07%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.24%) DHCP
5 22 (6.04%) VPN
6 19 (5.22%) Wireless
7 18 (4.95%) HTTP
8 17 (4.67%) Skype
9 16 (4.40%) SAN
10 14 (3.85%) IPsec
11 13 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
12 12 (3.30%) IPv6
12 12 (3.30%) SSL
12 12 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (3.30%) Wireless Security
13 10 (2.75%) LTE
13 10 (2.75%) Software-Defined Networking
13 10 (2.75%) VoLTE
14 9 (2.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 21 (5.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.40%) Big Data
6 15 (4.12%) GIS
7 13 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 10 (2.75%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.47%) Datazen
10 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.92%) QlikView
11 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.37%) OLAP
12 5 (1.37%) PerformancePoint
13 4 (1.10%) Power BI
14 3 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.82%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.02%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.75%) Artifactory
4 10 (2.75%) JIRA
4 10 (2.75%) MSBuild
4 10 (2.75%) NuGet
5 4 (1.10%) Fiddler
5 4 (1.10%) Selenium
5 4 (1.10%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.55%) Appium
6 2 (0.55%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.55%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.27%) AppScan
7 1 (0.27%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 36 (9.89%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.32%) German Language
3 19 (5.22%) Finance
4 18 (4.95%) Marketing
5 15 (4.12%) French Language
6 14 (3.85%) Retail
7 12 (3.30%) Spanish Language
8 9 (2.47%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.65%) Advertising
9 6 (1.65%) Portuguese Language
10 5 (1.37%) Banking
10 5 (1.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.82%) Billing
12 2 (0.55%) Back Office
12 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.27%) Electronics
13 1 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.27%) Law
13 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 64 (17.58%) Support Engineer
2 51 (14.01%) Consultant
3 45 (12.36%) Developer
4 28 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 25 (6.87%) Project Manager
6 23 (6.32%) Analyst
7 21 (5.77%) Microsoft Consultant
8 20 (5.49%) Architect
9 19 (5.22%) Technical Consultant
10 18 (4.95%) Escalation Engineer
11 17 (4.67%) Azure Engineer
12 16 (4.40%) .NET Developer
13 15 (4.12%) Data Technician
13 15 (4.12%) GIS Technician
14 13 (3.57%) C# Developer
14 13 (3.57%) Microsoft Engineer
15 11 (3.02%) Cloud Engineer
16 10 (2.75%) CRM Developer
16 10 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
17 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.53%) .NET
2 28 (7.69%) XML
3 24 (6.59%) CSS
4 21 (5.77%) ASP.NET
5 19 (5.22%) .NET Framework
6 17 (4.67%) Web Services
7 16 (4.40%) ADO.NET
8 11 (3.02%) Entity Framework
8 11 (3.02%) HTML
9 10 (2.75%) WCF
9 10 (2.75%) XML Schema
10 9 (2.47%) ADO
10 9 (2.47%) Autofac
10 9 (2.47%) Castle Windsor
10 9 (2.47%) COM
10 9 (2.47%) ODBC
10 9 (2.47%) OLE
10 9 (2.47%) OLE DB
10 9 (2.47%) Unity DI Container
11 7 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.04%) Computer Science
2 20 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (5.49%) Public Cloud
3 19 (5.22%) PKI
4 17 (4.67%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.57%) Clustering
6 9 (2.47%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.47%) Inversion of Control
7 8 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.37%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.37%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.82%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.82%) NHS
9 3 (0.82%) Replication
9 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.82%) Statistics
10 2 (0.55%) BYOD
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 168 (46.15%) Windows
2 86 (23.63%) Windows Server
3 30 (8.24%) Linux
4 20 (5.49%) Windows 7
5 19 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.02%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.47%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.92%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.65%) Unix
11 6 (1.65%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.55%) NetWare
13 2 (0.55%) Solaris
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.13%) ITIL
2 44 (12.09%) Project Management
3 39 (10.71%) CRM
4 29 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (7.97%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 27 (7.42%) Mentoring
6 27 (7.42%) PRINCE2
7 26 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
8 23 (6.32%) Service Management
9 19 (5.22%) Migration
10 18 (4.95%) Data Modelling
10 18 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (4.67%) Presales
12 15 (4.12%) Security Management
13 13 (3.57%) Identity Management
13 13 (3.57%) Load Balancing
13 13 (3.57%) Memory Management
14 12 (3.30%) Network Architecture
14 12 (3.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 82 (22.53%) C#
2 67 (18.41%) SQL
3 49 (13.46%) PowerShell
4 28 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 26 (7.14%) VBScript
6 25 (6.87%) C++
7 22 (6.04%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.77%) VB.NET
9 16 (4.40%) C
9 16 (4.40%) Java
10 15 (4.12%) VB
11 11 (3.02%) Python
12 8 (2.20%) PHP
13 7 (1.92%) R
14 5 (1.37%) Ruby
14 5 (1.37%) Scala
14 5 (1.37%) VBA
15 4 (1.10%) XAML
16 2 (0.55%) VB6
17 1 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 74 (20.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (13.19%) Degree
2 48 (13.19%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.89%) MCSE
4 32 (8.79%) MCITP
5 24 (6.59%) SC Cleared
6 22 (6.04%) MCTS
7 20 (5.49%) DV Cleared
8 16 (4.40%) MCP
8 16 (4.40%) MCSA
9 11 (3.02%) MCDST
9 11 (3.02%) MCSD
10 10 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.47%) CCNA
12 8 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.82%) ACMT
13 3 (0.82%) CISSP
13 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.55%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.49%) SLA
2 5 (1.37%) QA
3 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.82%) SDET
4 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 81 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.44%) Hyper-V
3 21 (5.77%) UAG
3 21 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.57%) ISA Server
5 6 (1.65%) BitLocker
6 5 (1.37%) Terminal Server
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.82%) XenServer
9 2 (0.55%) KVM
9 2 (0.55%) NFS
9 2 (0.55%) vSphere
9 2 (0.55%) XenApp
10 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.27%) Xen
10 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (7.42%) SCCM
2 26 (7.14%) WSUS
3 11 (3.02%) SCOM
4 10 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.92%) WMI
6 6 (1.65%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.37%) Windows Intune
8 3 (0.82%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.82%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.55%) Puppet
10 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.27%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.27%) Simpana
10 1 (0.27%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (7.97%) VMware
2 25 (6.87%) Remedy
3 24 (6.59%) Oracle
4 17 (4.67%) Cisco
5 16 (4.40%) Amdocs
6 15 (4.12%) HP
7 14 (3.85%) Citrix
8 13 (3.57%) Ericsson
9 11 (3.02%) IBM
10 9 (2.47%) Dell
10 9 (2.47%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.20%) Hitachi
11 8 (2.20%) Intel
12 7 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.92%) SAP
13 6 (1.65%) Tableau
14 4 (1.10%) Apple
14 4 (1.10%) Google
15 2 (0.55%) CommVault
15 2 (0.55%) Juniper
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