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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 199 197 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 19.84% 18.69% 15.40%
As % of the Vendors category 41.29% 36.55% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 79 48
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £357
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £155 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 18
Average hourly rate £21.55 £12.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.40% -55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.64 £9.10 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.82 £15.11 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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
482 539 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 48.06% 51.14% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 254 156
Average daily rate £400 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £199 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 31
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.67 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.89% -47.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 155 (45.72%) Windows
2 145 (42.77%) MS Excel
3 112 (33.04%) Active Directory
4 107 (31.56%) Security Cleared
5 84 (24.78%) Windows 7
6 78 (23.01%) DV Cleared
7 71 (20.94%) SQL
8 66 (19.47%) MS Office
9 57 (16.81%) ITIL
10 51 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (15.04%) SCCM
11 49 (14.45%) Telecoms
11 49 (14.45%) VMware
12 47 (13.86%) SC Cleared
13 46 (13.57%) SharePoint
14 44 (12.98%) .NET
14 44 (12.98%) C#
15 41 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
16 40 (11.80%) SQL Server
17 37 (10.91%) Degree
18 36 (10.62%) HP
19 35 (10.32%) Linux
20 33 (9.73%) Configuration Management
20 33 (9.73%) Oracle
20 33 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
21 32 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
22 30 (8.85%) Migration
22 30 (8.85%) MCSE
22 30 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
23 29 (8.55%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (13.57%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.90%) SharePoint Server
4 15 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (3.83%) Lync
6 12 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 12 (3.54%) IIS
7 9 (2.65%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (2.65%) IBM Notes
8 7 (2.06%) CMS
8 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.77%) GroupWise
10 5 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 145 (42.77%) MS Excel
2 66 (19.47%) MS Office
3 27 (7.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.60%) MS Project
5 15 (4.42%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.88%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.59%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.59%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.29%) InDesign
8 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (5.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.65%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.88%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.59%) Maximo
4 2 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.65%) Office 365
2 4 (1.18%) Mimecast
2 4 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.59%) PaaS
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.49%) DNS
2 14 (4.13%) TCP/IP
2 14 (4.13%) DHCP
2 14 (4.13%) Ethernet
3 11 (3.24%) SAN
4 10 (2.95%) Firewall
5 8 (2.36%) ATM
6 7 (2.06%) 2G
6 7 (2.06%) 3G
6 7 (2.06%) WAN
6 7 (2.06%) LAN
7 6 (1.77%) SSL
7 6 (1.77%) POP3
7 6 (1.77%) SMTP
7 6 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (1.77%) IMAP
8 5 (1.47%) VPN
8 5 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.18%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.18%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.80%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.77%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.77%) MySQL
7 5 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.88%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.88%) DB2
8 3 (0.88%) OLAP
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (0.59%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.59%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.29%) QlikView
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.95%) StarTeam
3 7 (2.06%) SoapUI
4 6 (1.77%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.47%) JIRA
5 5 (1.47%) Fiddler
5 5 (1.47%) Subversion
6 3 (0.88%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.88%) Selenium
6 3 (0.88%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.88%) MSI
6 3 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.59%) TestComplete
8 1 (0.29%) MSTest
8 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Blend
8 1 (0.29%) Firebug
General
1 49 (14.45%) Telecoms
2 23 (6.78%) Finance
3 9 (2.65%) Marketing
4 7 (2.06%) Retail
5 3 (0.88%) Advertising
6 2 (0.59%) Legal
7 1 (0.29%) German Language
7 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
7 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (12.39%) Support Engineer
1 42 (12.39%) Analyst
2 35 (10.32%) Developer
3 24 (7.08%) Architect
4 19 (5.60%) Consultant
5 18 (5.31%) Applications Packager
6 17 (5.01%) Field Engineer
7 16 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.42%) Rollout Engineer
9 14 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (3.54%) Coordinator
11 11 (3.24%) Project Coordinator
12 10 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (2.65%) Integration Engineer
13 9 (2.65%) Administrator
13 9 (2.65%) Test Analyst
13 9 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
14 8 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.98%) .NET
2 20 (5.90%) XML
3 18 (5.31%) HTML
4 12 (3.54%) CSS
5 11 (3.24%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.36%) SOAP
6 8 (2.36%) Application Packaging
6 8 (2.36%) .NET Framework
6 8 (2.36%) WCF
7 7 (2.06%) WPF
7 7 (2.06%) jQuery
8 6 (1.77%) Web Services
8 6 (1.77%) Middleware
9 5 (1.47%) XSD
10 4 (1.18%) J2EE
10 4 (1.18%) Ajax
11 3 (0.88%) MDX
11 3 (0.88%) CSS3
11 3 (0.88%) HTML5
11 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.13%) Clustering
3 10 (2.95%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.06%) PKI
5 6 (1.77%) Replication
6 5 (1.47%) IPTV
6 5 (1.47%) Private Cloud
7 3 (0.88%) Open Source
7 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.88%) iSeries
7 3 (0.88%) GIS
7 3 (0.88%) AS400
8 2 (0.59%) Social Media
8 2 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.59%) PMI
8 2 (0.59%) NHS
8 2 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.59%) Life Science
9 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 155 (45.72%) Windows
2 84 (24.78%) Windows 7
3 35 (10.32%) Linux
4 33 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (9.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (4.13%) UNIX
7 12 (3.54%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.95%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.06%) Solaris
10 6 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.59%) AIX
13 2 (0.59%) zOS
13 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.29%) Android
14 1 (0.29%) Debian
14 1 (0.29%) VMS
14 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (16.81%) ITIL
2 33 (9.73%) Configuration Management
3 30 (8.85%) Migration
4 29 (8.55%) Project Management
5 26 (7.67%) PRINCE2
6 21 (6.19%) Service Management
7 18 (5.31%) CRM
8 16 (4.72%) Customer Engagement
8 16 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (4.13%) Data Migration
11 13 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (3.54%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.95%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (2.95%) ETL
13 10 (2.95%) Data Entry
13 10 (2.95%) Network Management
13 10 (2.95%) Mentoring
14 9 (2.65%) Waterfall
14 9 (2.65%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (20.94%) SQL
2 44 (12.98%) C#
3 23 (6.78%) PowerShell
4 20 (5.90%) VBScript
5 15 (4.42%) VB
6 13 (3.83%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.36%) Java
7 8 (2.36%) T-SQL
8 7 (2.06%) C++
8 7 (2.06%) PHP
9 6 (1.77%) C
9 6 (1.77%) VBA
10 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.29%) XAML
12 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.29%) Perl
12 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 107 (31.56%) Security Cleared
2 78 (23.01%) DV Cleared
3 51 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (13.86%) SC Cleared
5 37 (10.91%) Degree
6 30 (8.85%) MCSE
7 23 (6.78%) MCP
8 18 (5.31%) MCTS
8 18 (5.31%) MCITP
9 10 (2.95%) PMP
9 10 (2.95%) PMI Certification
10 6 (1.77%) NVQ Level 3
11 5 (1.47%) CCNA
11 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.18%) HND
12 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.88%) SCSA
13 3 (0.88%) CCNP
13 3 (0.88%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.59%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.90%) SLA
2 6 (1.77%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) BS15000
5 1 (0.29%) GCP
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
System Software
1 112 (33.04%) Active Directory
2 41 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.26%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.77%) XenServer
6 3 (0.88%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (15.04%) SCCM
2 22 (6.49%) SCOM
3 12 (3.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (2.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.95%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (2.06%) WMI
5 7 (2.06%) SCSM
6 6 (1.77%) MOM
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.59%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Puppet
8 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 49 (14.45%) VMware
2 36 (10.62%) HP
3 33 (9.73%) Oracle
4 19 (5.60%) Symantec
5 17 (5.01%) SAP
6 12 (3.54%) Citrix
7 11 (3.24%) Cisco
8 10 (2.95%) Borland
9 9 (2.65%) Lotus
10 7 (2.06%) Amdocs
10 7 (2.06%) Informatica
10 7 (2.06%) Sun
11 6 (1.77%) Dell
11 6 (1.77%) Novell
11 6 (1.77%) IBM
11 6 (1.77%) Remedy
11 6 (1.77%) TOWER Software
12 5 (1.47%) Sitecore
12 5 (1.47%) Huawei
12 5 (1.47%) NetApp
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