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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 146 159 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.33% 15.71% 17.55%
As % of the Vendors category 41.24% 29.55% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 70 83
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £225 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 5
Median hourly rate £9.50 £12.50 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -77.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
354 538 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.30% 53.16% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 285 212
Median daily rate £392 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.46% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 9
Median hourly rate £30.91 £30.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 138 (49.82%) MS Excel
2 87 (31.41%) Telecoms
3 81 (29.24%) Project Management
4 67 (24.19%) MS Office
4 67 (24.19%) ITIL
5 62 (22.38%) MS Project
6 57 (20.58%) PRINCE2
7 55 (19.86%) Windows
8 52 (18.77%) Remedy
8 52 (18.77%) ITIL V3
9 51 (18.41%) Management Information System
10 46 (16.61%) Finance
11 39 (14.08%) Degree
12 38 (13.72%) Wi-Fi
13 37 (13.36%) Active Directory
13 37 (13.36%) Ericsson
13 37 (13.36%) LTE
14 36 (13.00%) VoLTE
15 35 (12.64%) Security Cleared
16 33 (11.91%) SQL Server
17 28 (10.11%) SharePoint
17 28 (10.11%) Office 365
18 26 (9.39%) CRM
18 26 (9.39%) VMware
18 26 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
19 25 (9.03%) GIS
19 25 (9.03%) SQL
20 24 (8.66%) Oracle
20 24 (8.66%) Dynamics CRM
20 24 (8.66%) 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 28 (10.11%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.78%) MS Exchange
3 9 (3.25%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.89%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.36%) IIS
7 1 (0.36%) JBoss
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 138 (49.82%) MS Excel
2 67 (24.19%) MS Office
3 62 (22.38%) MS Project
4 26 (9.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.08%) Maya
7 2 (0.72%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (8.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.53%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.36%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.36%) HFM
4 1 (0.36%) Maximo
4 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.11%) Office 365
2 24 (8.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.81%) IaaS
5 5 (1.81%) PaaS
6 4 (1.44%) Yammer
7 3 (1.08%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.72%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.36%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (13.72%) Wi-Fi
2 37 (13.36%) LTE
3 36 (13.00%) VoLTE
4 14 (5.05%) DNS
5 11 (3.97%) Firewall
6 9 (3.25%) DHCP
6 9 (3.25%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.53%) HTTP
7 7 (2.53%) Skype
7 7 (2.53%) SMTP
8 6 (2.17%) LAN
8 6 (2.17%) Unified Communications
8 6 (2.17%) VoIP
8 6 (2.17%) VPN
9 5 (1.81%) Internet
9 5 (1.81%) MGW
9 5 (1.81%) SAN
10 3 (1.08%) QSIG
10 3 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.08%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.03%) GIS
3 14 (5.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.81%) Power BI
8 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.08%) MySQL
10 2 (0.72%) MS Access
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.36%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.36%) DB2
11 1 (0.36%) OLTP
11 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.72%) JIRA
1 2 (0.72%) MSI
1 2 (0.72%) MSTest
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.72%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.36%) git-flow
2 1 (0.36%) Grunt
2 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (31.41%) Telecoms
2 46 (16.61%) Finance
3 16 (5.78%) Marketing
4 11 (3.97%) Retail
5 5 (1.81%) Billing
5 5 (1.81%) French Language
5 5 (1.81%) Italian Language
5 5 (1.81%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.44%) Advertising
6 4 (1.44%) Banking
6 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 3 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
Job Titles
1 57 (20.58%) Project Manager
2 36 (13.00%) Voice Project Manager
3 27 (9.75%) Developer
4 24 (8.66%) GIS Technician
5 23 (8.30%) Data Technician
6 22 (7.94%) Consultant
7 19 (6.86%) Analyst
8 14 (5.05%) Administrator
9 12 (4.33%) Support Engineer
10 11 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.97%) Network Manager
10 11 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (3.61%) Architect
11 10 (3.61%) Core Network Project Manager
11 10 (3.61%) Network Project Manager
12 9 (3.25%) Project Administrator
13 8 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (2.89%) Data Analyst
14 7 (2.53%) Project Assistant
14 7 (2.53%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.14%) .NET
2 9 (3.25%) Web Services
3 6 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.81%) XML
5 4 (1.44%) WCF
6 3 (1.08%) REST
7 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.72%) MDX
7 2 (0.72%) XMPP
8 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.36%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.36%) JSON
8 1 (0.36%) Kendo UI
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.36%) SignalR
8 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.36%) Unity DI Container
8 1 (0.36%) Velocity
8 1 (0.36%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 51 (18.41%) Management Information System
2 18 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.33%) Public Cloud
4 8 (2.89%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.89%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.17%) PMI
5 6 (2.17%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.81%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.44%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.44%) Replication
8 3 (1.08%) Clustering
8 3 (1.08%) RIA
9 2 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.72%) IVR
9 2 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Licensing
9 2 (0.72%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (19.86%) Windows
2 24 (8.66%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (6.86%) Linux
5 9 (3.25%) Windows 10
5 9 (3.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.53%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.81%) Unix
8 4 (1.44%) Android
8 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.08%) AIX
9 3 (1.08%) Solaris
10 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (29.24%) Project Management
2 67 (24.19%) ITIL
3 57 (20.58%) PRINCE2
4 52 (18.77%) ITIL V3
5 26 (9.39%) CRM
6 19 (6.86%) Migration
6 19 (6.86%) Presales
7 17 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
8 16 (5.78%) Mentoring
9 13 (4.69%) ERP
10 12 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.97%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.25%) Analytics
12 9 (3.25%) Cybersecurity
12 9 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (3.25%) Workflow
13 8 (2.89%) High Availability
13 8 (2.89%) Load Balancing
13 8 (2.89%) Patch Management
13 8 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.03%) SQL
2 21 (7.58%) C#
3 8 (2.89%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.89%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.17%) C
5 5 (1.81%) Python
5 5 (1.81%) VBA
6 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) Go
7 1 (0.36%) Java
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
7 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (14.08%) Degree
2 35 (12.64%) Security Cleared
3 21 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.05%) DV Cleared
5 13 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.61%) PMI Certification
7 7 (2.53%) HND
7 7 (2.53%) PMP
8 6 (2.17%) CCNP
8 6 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.17%) MCSE
9 5 (1.81%) CCNA
9 5 (1.81%) MCSA
10 4 (1.44%) ECDL
10 4 (1.44%) MCITP
11 3 (1.08%) CCNP Voice
11 3 (1.08%) MCP
12 2 (0.72%) ACCA
12 2 (0.72%) CCIE
12 2 (0.72%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.33%) QA
2 8 (2.89%) SLA
3 2 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) GAAP
4 1 (0.36%) IFRS
4 1 (0.36%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 37 (13.36%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.61%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.72%) Docker
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (3.97%) SCCM
2 8 (2.89%) SCOM
3 4 (1.44%) Ansible
4 3 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.72%) Cisco CME
5 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.72%) WSUS
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.36%) Marathon
6 1 (0.36%) Mesos
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (18.77%) Remedy
2 37 (13.36%) Ericsson
3 26 (9.39%) VMware
4 24 (8.66%) Oracle
5 16 (5.78%) SAP
6 15 (5.42%) Citrix
7 7 (2.53%) Cisco
7 7 (2.53%) HP
8 5 (1.81%) IBM
8 5 (1.81%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.44%) Apple
9 4 (1.44%) Samsung
10 3 (1.08%) Huawei
10 3 (1.08%) Tableau
11 2 (0.72%) Adobe
11 2 (0.72%) Dell
11 2 (0.72%) EMC
11 2 (0.72%) Rackspace
11 2 (0.72%) Sun
11 2 (0.72%) Veritas
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