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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 161 156 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.44% 17.07% 21.30%
As % of the Vendors category 35.54% 34.82% 39.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 69 75
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £212 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 23
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.96
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.07%
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
453 448 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 54.71% 49.02% 54.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 179 195
Average daily rate £381 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £257 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 29
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -43.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.15 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 7 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 7 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 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.

1 179 (47.73%) Windows
2 149 (39.73%) MS Excel
3 138 (36.80%) Security Cleared
4 109 (29.07%) Windows 7
5 106 (28.27%) Active Directory
6 96 (25.60%) DV Cleared
7 77 (20.53%) MS Office
8 64 (17.07%) SQL
9 61 (16.27%) C#
10 56 (14.93%) SCCM
11 54 (14.40%) SC Cleared
12 53 (14.13%) .NET
13 52 (13.87%) ITIL
14 49 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
15 48 (12.80%) SQL Server
15 48 (12.80%) Telecoms
16 43 (11.47%) HP
17 40 (10.67%) Linux
18 39 (10.40%) SharePoint
18 39 (10.40%) VMware
18 39 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
19 37 (9.87%) Microsoft App-V
19 37 (9.87%) Migration
20 35 (9.33%) MS Exchange
21 34 (9.07%) Degree
22 31 (8.27%) MS PowerPoint
22 31 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
22 31 (8.27%) Oracle
23 29 (7.73%) MCSE
23 29 (7.73%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 39 (10.40%) SharePoint
2 35 (9.33%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.27%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (4.00%) Lync
5 13 (3.47%) IIS
6 12 (3.20%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.87%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 7 (1.87%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.07%) CMS
11 4 (1.07%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.07%) GroupWise
12 3 (0.80%) MS Project Server
12 3 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 149 (39.73%) MS Excel
2 77 (20.53%) MS Office
3 31 (8.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.07%) MS Visio
5 15 (4.00%) MS Project
6 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.27%) InDesign
7 1 (0.27%) SPSS
7 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 18 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.33%) Maximo
4 3 (0.80%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.53%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.27%) Office 365
2 4 (1.07%) Mimecast
3 3 (0.80%) PaaS
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.53%) Yammer
5 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.87%) DNS
2 20 (5.33%) TCP/IP
3 18 (4.80%) Firewall
4 13 (3.47%) Ethernet
5 12 (3.20%) DHCP
6 10 (2.67%) WAN
7 9 (2.40%) VoIP
8 8 (2.13%) ATM
8 8 (2.13%) LAN
8 8 (2.13%) SAN
9 6 (1.60%) DSLAM
9 6 (1.60%) PPP
9 6 (1.60%) VPN
9 6 (1.60%) Broadband
9 6 (1.60%) xDSL
10 5 (1.33%) SSL
10 5 (1.33%) Internet
11 4 (1.07%) 3G
11 4 (1.07%) POP3
11 4 (1.07%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (12.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (1.87%) MySQL
5 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.07%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.80%) DB2
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.53%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.53%) QlikView
9 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 22 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.93%) MSI
3 10 (2.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.33%) Fiddler
7 4 (1.07%) StarTeam
7 4 (1.07%) JIRA
7 4 (1.07%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.80%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.80%) HP UFT
8 3 (0.80%) Selenium
9 2 (0.53%) TestComplete
9 2 (0.53%) Subversion
9 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.27%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Blend
10 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.27%) MSTest
General
1 48 (12.80%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.40%) Finance
3 17 (4.53%) Marketing
4 6 (1.60%) Retail
5 4 (1.07%) German Language
6 3 (0.80%) Advertising
6 3 (0.80%) French Language
7 2 (0.53%) Back Office
7 2 (0.53%) Military
7 2 (0.53%) Hebrew Language
7 2 (0.53%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.53%) Polish Language
7 2 (0.53%) Russian Language
8 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 50 (13.33%) Analyst
2 48 (12.80%) Support Engineer
3 37 (9.87%) Applications Packager
4 35 (9.33%) Developer
5 29 (7.73%) Consultant
6 20 (5.33%) Rollout Engineer
7 19 (5.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (4.80%) Architect
8 18 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (3.73%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.20%) C# Developer
11 11 (2.93%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (2.67%) Field Engineer
13 9 (2.40%) Desktop Support
13 9 (2.40%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.40%) Programmer
14 8 (2.13%) Coordinator
14 8 (2.13%) Administrator
14 8 (2.13%) Microsoft Developer
14 8 (2.13%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (14.13%) .NET
2 17 (4.53%) WCF
3 16 (4.27%) HTML
3 16 (4.27%) XML
4 14 (3.73%) Application Packaging
5 13 (3.47%) ASP.NET
6 12 (3.20%) WPF
7 11 (2.93%) Web Services
8 10 (2.67%) SOAP
9 8 (2.13%) CSS
9 8 (2.13%) XSD
9 8 (2.13%) RESTful
9 8 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (1.87%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.60%) Middleware
11 6 (1.60%) Ajax
12 4 (1.07%) J2EE
12 4 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.80%) jQuery
13 3 (0.80%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.20%) Client/Server
3 9 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.13%) User Experience
4 8 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
5 7 (1.87%) Data Centre
5 7 (1.87%) Clustering
6 6 (1.60%) AS400
6 6 (1.60%) iSeries
7 5 (1.33%) Replication
8 4 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.07%) GIS
8 4 (1.07%) PKI
8 4 (1.07%) IPTV
9 3 (0.80%) PMI
9 3 (0.80%) Social Media
9 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.27%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 179 (47.73%) Windows
2 109 (29.07%) Windows 7
3 40 (10.67%) Linux
4 26 (6.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (5.60%) Windows XP
7 20 (5.33%) UNIX
8 15 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.67%) Solaris
10 7 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.33%) Windows Phone
11 5 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.33%) AIX
11 5 (1.33%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.53%) zOS
12 2 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (13.87%) ITIL
2 37 (9.87%) Migration
3 29 (7.73%) Project Management
4 28 (7.47%) Configuration Management
5 19 (5.07%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (4.80%) PRINCE2
6 18 (4.80%) CRM
7 17 (4.53%) Service Management
7 17 (4.53%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.20%) Scrum
8 12 (3.20%) Data Migration
9 11 (2.93%) ETL
9 11 (2.93%) System Testing
10 10 (2.67%) Test Scripting
10 10 (2.67%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (2.67%) Workflow
10 10 (2.67%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (2.40%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.40%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (2.40%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.07%) SQL
2 61 (16.27%) C#
3 15 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 11 (2.93%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.67%) Java
5 10 (2.67%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.40%) VB
7 8 (2.13%) VBScript
8 7 (1.87%) C++
9 6 (1.60%) C
9 6 (1.60%) PHP
9 6 (1.60%) VBA
10 5 (1.33%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.80%) Perl
12 2 (0.53%) Python
12 2 (0.53%) Ruby
13 1 (0.27%) C++/CLI
13 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 138 (36.80%) Security Cleared
2 96 (25.60%) DV Cleared
3 54 (14.40%) SC Cleared
4 49 (13.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (9.07%) Degree
6 29 (7.73%) MCSE
7 24 (6.40%) MCP
8 14 (3.73%) MCTS
9 12 (3.20%) MCITP
10 9 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.40%) PMI Certification
11 8 (2.13%) PMP
11 8 (2.13%) CCNA
12 6 (1.60%) CCNP
12 6 (1.60%) Sun Certification
12 6 (1.60%) SCSA
13 4 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (1.07%) NVQ Level 3
14 3 (0.80%) HND
15 2 (0.53%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.13%) SLA
2 4 (1.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.80%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) GCP
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 106 (28.27%) Active Directory
2 37 (9.87%) Microsoft App-V
3 31 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (5.07%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.33%) XenServer
6 4 (1.07%) XenApp
7 2 (0.53%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (14.93%) SCCM
2 19 (5.07%) SCOM
3 8 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (1.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.80%) MOM
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Puppet
7 2 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.53%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.53%) WMI
8 1 (0.27%) SCSM
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 43 (11.47%) HP
2 39 (10.40%) VMware
3 31 (8.27%) Oracle
4 23 (6.13%) Symantec
5 20 (5.33%) SAP
6 17 (4.53%) Citrix
7 14 (3.73%) Cisco
8 10 (2.67%) Sun
9 8 (2.13%) Huawei
9 8 (2.13%) Telerik
10 7 (1.87%) Lotus
10 7 (1.87%) IBM
11 6 (1.60%) Informatica
11 6 (1.60%) NetApp
11 6 (1.60%) Veritas
11 6 (1.60%) TOWER Software
12 5 (1.33%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.33%) Dell
13 4 (1.07%) Novell
13 4 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
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