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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 151 183 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 17.56% 18.50% 11.33%
As % of the Vendors category 39.12% 36.90% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 99 45
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£325 £415 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +27.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £183 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 14
Average hourly rate £55.65 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+237.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
386 496 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 44.88% 50.15% 51.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 252 159
Average daily rate £375 £390 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 34
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+192.89% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 124 (37.58%) MS Excel
2 123 (37.27%) Windows
3 122 (36.97%) Active Directory
4 82 (24.85%) SharePoint
4 82 (24.85%) SQL
5 80 (24.24%) Security Cleared
6 62 (18.79%) MS Office
7 60 (18.18%) ITIL
8 58 (17.58%) Windows 7
9 51 (15.45%) CRM
10 50 (15.15%) SC Cleared
10 50 (15.15%) DV Cleared
10 50 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
11 49 (14.85%) .NET
12 45 (13.64%) SQL Server
13 43 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
14 41 (12.42%) Degree
15 39 (11.82%) Hyper-V
15 39 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 37 (11.21%) BizTalk Server
16 37 (11.21%) SharePoint 2013
17 36 (10.91%) Telecoms
17 36 (10.91%) VMware
17 36 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (10.61%) SLA
19 33 (10.00%) Project Management
19 33 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
20 32 (9.70%) Lync
20 32 (9.70%) Clustering
20 32 (9.70%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 82 (24.85%) SharePoint
2 37 (11.21%) BizTalk Server
2 37 (11.21%) SharePoint 2013
3 33 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 32 (9.70%) Lync
5 29 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 27 (8.18%) MS Exchange
7 24 (7.27%) SharePoint Server
8 10 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.12%) CMS
10 5 (1.52%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.52%) IIS
10 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (1.21%) GroupWise
12 3 (0.91%) Apache
12 3 (0.91%) Documentum
12 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 124 (37.58%) MS Excel
2 62 (18.79%) MS Office
3 24 (7.27%) MS Visio
3 24 (7.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 18 (5.45%) MS Project
5 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.61%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 50 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.73%) Office 365
3 8 (2.42%) PaaS
3 8 (2.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.24%) DHCP
1 14 (4.24%) DNS
2 12 (3.64%) Internet
3 10 (3.03%) LAN
4 9 (2.73%) WAN
4 9 (2.73%) Ethernet
5 8 (2.42%) Firewall
5 8 (2.42%) SAN
6 7 (2.12%) SDH
6 7 (2.12%) ATM
6 7 (2.12%) 3G
7 6 (1.82%) 2G
7 6 (1.82%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (1.52%) DMZ
9 4 (1.21%) IMAP
9 4 (1.21%) VPN
9 4 (1.21%) POP3
9 4 (1.21%) SMTP
10 3 (0.91%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.82%) OLAP
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.52%) MySQL
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.21%) IDOL
7 3 (0.91%) DTS
8 2 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.61%) PerformancePoint
8 2 (0.61%) QlikView
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (4.24%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.73%) StarTeam
3 7 (2.12%) MSTest
4 5 (1.52%) Subversion
5 4 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.91%) MSI
6 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.61%) JIRA
8 1 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.30%) Firebug
8 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.30%) Moq
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 36 (10.91%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.58%) Finance
3 10 (3.03%) Retail
4 8 (2.42%) Marketing
5 4 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (0.91%) Publishing
6 3 (0.91%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Billing
7 2 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.30%) Banking
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 51 (15.45%) Developer
2 42 (12.73%) Architect
3 32 (9.70%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.79%) Technical Architect
5 28 (8.48%) Analyst
6 23 (6.97%) Project Manager
7 21 (6.36%) Field Engineer
8 18 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.45%) Consultant
9 15 (4.55%) Microsoft Developer
10 13 (3.94%) SharePoint Developer
11 11 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (2.73%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.73%) Administrator
12 9 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.73%) .NET Developer
12 9 (2.73%) Team Leader
13 8 (2.42%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (14.85%) .NET
2 24 (7.27%) HTML
3 23 (6.97%) CSS
4 19 (5.76%) Application Packaging
5 16 (4.85%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.85%) XML
5 16 (4.85%) .NET Framework
6 15 (4.55%) jQuery
7 11 (3.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 10 (3.03%) Web Services
8 10 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (2.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 8 (2.42%) Unity DI Container
10 5 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (1.21%) JSON
11 4 (1.21%) SOAP
12 3 (0.91%) HTML5
12 3 (0.91%) CSS3
12 3 (0.91%) MDX
12 3 (0.91%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.70%) Clustering
2 13 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 12 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
5 6 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.52%) PKI
7 3 (0.91%) Reference Data
7 3 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.91%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.61%) IPTV
8 2 (0.61%) Life Science
8 2 (0.61%) Open Source
8 2 (0.61%) NHS
9 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.30%) Replication
9 1 (0.30%) Handset
9 1 (0.30%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.30%) Social Media
9 1 (0.30%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 123 (37.27%) Windows
2 58 (17.58%) Windows 7
3 39 (11.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.94%) Windows 8
6 11 (3.33%) Linux
6 11 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 10 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.82%) UNIX
9 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.91%) Debian
11 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.30%) Solaris
12 1 (0.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.18%) ITIL
2 51 (15.45%) CRM
3 33 (10.00%) Project Management
4 32 (9.70%) PRINCE2
5 30 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 27 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (6.67%) Service Management
8 20 (6.06%) MVC
8 20 (6.06%) SOA
9 19 (5.76%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (5.15%) Migration
11 16 (4.85%) Enterprise Architecture
12 14 (4.24%) Customer Engagement
12 14 (4.24%) Data Modelling
13 12 (3.64%) Service Delivery
14 11 (3.33%) Workflow
14 11 (3.33%) Data Entry
14 11 (3.33%) Data Migration
15 10 (3.03%) Data Architecture
15 10 (3.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 82 (24.85%) SQL
2 28 (8.48%) JavaScript
3 26 (7.88%) C#
3 26 (7.88%) PowerShell
4 18 (5.45%) VBScript
5 12 (3.64%) VB
6 10 (3.03%) VBA
7 8 (2.42%) C++
8 6 (1.82%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.82%) VC++
9 5 (1.52%) Java
9 5 (1.52%) PHP
10 2 (0.61%) PHP5
10 2 (0.61%) C
11 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.30%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 80 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.15%) SC Cleared
2 50 (15.15%) DV Cleared
3 43 (13.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (12.42%) Degree
5 30 (9.09%) MCSE
6 22 (6.67%) MCP
7 13 (3.94%) MCTS
7 13 (3.94%) MCITP
8 9 (2.73%) PMP
8 9 (2.73%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.52%) HND
11 3 (0.91%) CCNA
11 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.91%) CCENT
11 3 (0.91%) NVQ Level 3
12 2 (0.61%) AAT
12 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.61%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.61%) SLA
2 6 (1.82%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) BS15000
4 1 (0.30%) CDISC
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 122 (36.97%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.82%) Hyper-V
3 29 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.12%) XenApp
5 5 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.21%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.91%) vSphere
8 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.30%) XenServer
8 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 29 (8.79%) SCCM
2 16 (4.85%) SCOM
3 10 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (3.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.12%) SCSM
4 7 (2.12%) WMI
5 6 (1.82%) MOM
6 4 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.61%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.30%) OpenView
8 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 36 (10.91%) VMware
2 22 (6.67%) HP
3 19 (5.76%) Oracle
4 18 (5.45%) Symantec
5 17 (5.15%) Citrix
6 10 (3.03%) SAP
7 9 (2.73%) Borland
8 8 (2.42%) Amdocs
9 7 (2.12%) Informatica
10 5 (1.52%) CA
10 5 (1.52%) Lotus
11 4 (1.21%) Remedy
11 4 (1.21%) Novell
11 4 (1.21%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.21%) EMC
12 3 (0.91%) NetApp
12 3 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.91%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.91%) Meridio
13 2 (0.61%) Zend
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