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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 156 149 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.37% 17.29% 18.61%
As % of the Vendors category 29.32% 36.79% 38.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 74 71
Average daily rate
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£385 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -41.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.50 £8.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £18.00 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +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
532 405 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.41% 46.98% 48.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 186 195
Average daily rate £413 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 27
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.07 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.24% -44.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £19.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 156 (46.29%) Windows
2 122 (36.20%) MS Excel
3 109 (32.34%) Security Cleared
4 98 (29.08%) Windows 7
5 77 (22.85%) DV Cleared
5 77 (22.85%) Active Directory
6 70 (20.77%) SQL
7 64 (18.99%) C#
7 64 (18.99%) MS Office
8 57 (16.91%) SQL Server
8 57 (16.91%) .NET
9 43 (12.76%) SCCM
10 38 (11.28%) SC Cleared
10 38 (11.28%) ITIL
10 38 (11.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 36 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
12 35 (10.39%) Telecoms
12 35 (10.39%) Migration
12 35 (10.39%) Linux
13 33 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 32 (9.50%) HP
15 31 (9.20%) Project Management
16 28 (8.31%) T-SQL
17 27 (8.01%) VMware
18 26 (7.72%) TCP/IP
18 26 (7.72%) DNS
19 25 (7.42%) Oracle
20 24 (7.12%) SharePoint
20 24 (7.12%) MS Exchange
21 22 (6.53%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 24 (7.12%) SharePoint
1 24 (7.12%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.34%) IIS
3 15 (4.45%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.86%) Lync
6 8 (2.37%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.48%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.89%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.59%) ArcGIS
11 2 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.59%) JBoss
11 2 (0.59%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.59%) Apache
11 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 122 (36.20%) MS Excel
2 64 (18.99%) MS Office
3 22 (6.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (5.93%) MS Visio
5 12 (3.56%) MS Project
6 2 (0.59%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.59%) Maya
6 2 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.30%) InDesign
7 1 (0.30%) SPSS
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 19 (5.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.37%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.48%) Maximo
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.30%) Lawson
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.45%) Office 365
2 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.89%) PaaS
3 3 (0.89%) IaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Yammer
4 2 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.59%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.72%) DNS
1 26 (7.72%) TCP/IP
2 22 (6.53%) Firewall
3 14 (4.15%) DHCP
4 11 (3.26%) WAN
5 10 (2.97%) VoIP
5 10 (2.97%) LAN
5 10 (2.97%) VPN
6 9 (2.67%) Network Security
6 9 (2.67%) HTTP
7 7 (2.08%) SSL
8 6 (1.78%) PPP
8 6 (1.78%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.78%) ATM
8 6 (1.78%) Broadband
8 6 (1.78%) iSCSI
8 6 (1.78%) xDSL
8 6 (1.78%) Internet
8 6 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (1.78%) DSLAM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.48%) MySQL
6 5 (1.48%) DB2
7 4 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.89%) QlikView
9 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.59%) MS Access
9 2 (0.59%) Data Mart
10 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (6.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.56%) MSI
3 9 (2.67%) SoapUI
4 8 (2.37%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.78%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.48%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.48%) Fiddler
7 2 (0.59%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.59%) Subversion
7 2 (0.59%) Selenium
7 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.30%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Blend
General
1 35 (10.39%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.53%) Finance
3 18 (5.34%) Marketing
4 7 (2.08%) French Language
4 7 (2.08%) German Language
5 5 (1.48%) Advertising
6 4 (1.19%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.89%) Military
8 2 (0.59%) Back Office
8 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 2 (0.59%) Polish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.59%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.59%) Hebrew Language
8 2 (0.59%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (13.65%) Analyst
2 43 (12.76%) Support Engineer
3 38 (11.28%) Applications Packager
4 33 (9.79%) Developer
5 21 (6.23%) Consultant
6 19 (5.64%) Rollout Engineer
7 16 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (4.45%) Architect
8 15 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 14 (4.15%) Project Manager
10 13 (3.86%) C# Developer
11 12 (3.56%) Administrator
12 11 (3.26%) Desktop Support
12 11 (3.26%) Test Analyst
13 10 (2.97%) Business Analyst
14 9 (2.67%) Programmer
15 8 (2.37%) DBA
15 8 (2.37%) SQL DBA
15 8 (2.37%) Technical Manager
15 8 (2.37%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (16.91%) .NET
2 20 (5.93%) WCF
3 17 (5.04%) Application Packaging
4 16 (4.75%) HTML
4 16 (4.75%) XML
5 15 (4.45%) Web Services
6 13 (3.86%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.97%) CSS
7 10 (2.97%) WPF
8 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (2.67%) SOAP
8 9 (2.67%) XSD
9 8 (2.37%) Middleware
9 8 (2.37%) RESTful
10 7 (2.08%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.78%) Ajax
12 4 (1.19%) J2EE
12 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (0.89%) jQuery
13 3 (0.89%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.75%) Client/Server
3 10 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.37%) User Experience
4 8 (2.37%) Mobile Computing
4 8 (2.37%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.08%) GIS
5 7 (2.08%) Clustering
6 6 (1.78%) AS400
6 6 (1.78%) iSeries
7 5 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.48%) Replication
8 4 (1.19%) PKI
9 3 (0.89%) PMI
9 3 (0.89%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.89%) Social Media
10 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.59%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.59%) FMCG
10 2 (0.59%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 156 (46.29%) Windows
2 98 (29.08%) Windows 7
3 35 (10.39%) Linux
4 20 (5.93%) Windows XP
5 18 (5.34%) UNIX
6 17 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (3.86%) Solaris
8 11 (3.26%) Windows 8
9 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.08%) AIX
10 6 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.48%) Windows Phone
11 5 (1.48%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.59%) zOS
12 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.30%) Android
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (11.28%) ITIL
2 35 (10.39%) Migration
3 31 (9.20%) Project Management
4 21 (6.23%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (5.93%) CRM
6 16 (4.75%) PRINCE2
6 16 (4.75%) Configuration Management
7 11 (3.26%) Scrum
7 11 (3.26%) Service Management
7 11 (3.26%) Service Delivery
7 11 (3.26%) System Testing
8 10 (2.97%) Data Migration
8 10 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (2.97%) Application Discovery
9 9 (2.67%) Test Scripting
9 9 (2.67%) Mentoring
9 9 (2.67%) Unit Testing
9 9 (2.67%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (2.37%) RAD
10 8 (2.37%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.77%) SQL
2 64 (18.99%) C#
3 28 (8.31%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.75%) PowerShell
5 10 (2.97%) C++
5 10 (2.97%) Java
5 10 (2.97%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.37%) C
7 7 (2.08%) VB
8 6 (1.78%) PHP
8 6 (1.78%) VBScript
9 5 (1.48%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.48%) VBA
10 2 (0.59%) Python
10 2 (0.59%) Ruby
10 2 (0.59%) X++
10 2 (0.59%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) C++/CLI
11 1 (0.30%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.30%) XAML
Qualifications
1 109 (32.34%) Security Cleared
2 77 (22.85%) DV Cleared
3 38 (11.28%) SC Cleared
4 33 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (6.23%) MCSE
5 21 (6.23%) Degree
6 16 (4.75%) MCP
7 9 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.67%) MCTS
8 8 (2.37%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.08%) CCNA
9 7 (2.08%) MCITP
10 6 (1.78%) SCSA
10 6 (1.78%) CCNP
10 6 (1.78%) Sun Certification
10 6 (1.78%) PMP
11 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.89%) MCDST
13 2 (0.59%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.75%) SLA
2 5 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.89%) QA
4 2 (0.59%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 77 (22.85%) Active Directory
2 38 (11.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (5.64%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.89%) XenApp
7 2 (0.59%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 43 (12.76%) SCCM
2 13 (3.86%) SCOM
3 5 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.89%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.59%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.30%) WMI
7 1 (0.30%) WSUS
7 1 (0.30%) vMotion
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
7 1 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 32 (9.50%) HP
2 27 (8.01%) VMware
3 25 (7.42%) Oracle
4 19 (5.64%) Citrix
5 18 (5.34%) Symantec
6 13 (3.86%) Cisco
7 12 (3.56%) SAP
8 10 (2.97%) Sun
9 8 (2.37%) Telerik
10 7 (2.08%) Huawei
11 6 (1.78%) Amdocs
11 6 (1.78%) Remedy
11 6 (1.78%) IBM
11 6 (1.78%) Ericsson
11 6 (1.78%) Veritas
12 4 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.19%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.89%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.89%) Adobe
13 3 (0.89%) NetApp
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