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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 1
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 185 175 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.65% 17.34% 19.93%
As % of the Vendors category 39.96% 34.79% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 67 74
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £219 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 14
Average hourly rate £21.55 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.62% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.73 £9.68 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £17.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
463 503 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.67% 49.85% 53.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 222 184
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 24
Average hourly rate £21.55 £14.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.62% -35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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.

1 168 (46.41%) Windows
2 151 (41.71%) MS Excel
3 131 (36.19%) Security Cleared
4 107 (29.56%) Active Directory
5 101 (27.90%) Windows 7
6 89 (24.59%) DV Cleared
7 70 (19.34%) MS Office
8 69 (19.06%) SQL
9 59 (16.30%) SC Cleared
10 58 (16.02%) ITIL
11 56 (15.47%) C#
12 54 (14.92%) SCCM
13 53 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 52 (14.36%) SQL Server
15 48 (13.26%) .NET
16 45 (12.43%) Telecoms
17 44 (12.15%) VMware
18 41 (11.33%) HP
18 41 (11.33%) SharePoint
19 37 (10.22%) Linux
20 36 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
21 35 (9.67%) Degree
21 35 (9.67%) Oracle
22 33 (9.12%) Migration
23 32 (8.84%) Microsoft App-V
23 32 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
24 31 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
24 31 (8.56%) Project Management
24 31 (8.56%) Configuration Management
24 31 (8.56%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 41 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 31 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.97%) SharePoint Server
4 16 (4.42%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (3.59%) IIS
6 12 (3.31%) Lync
7 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (2.49%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (2.49%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.66%) GroupWise
9 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.38%) CMS
9 5 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.83%) MS Project Server
11 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 151 (41.71%) MS Excel
2 70 (19.34%) MS Office
3 28 (7.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (5.25%) MS Project
5 17 (4.70%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
7 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) Changepoint
4 2 (0.55%) Maximo
4 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.31%) Office 365
2 4 (1.10%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.63%) DNS
2 18 (4.97%) TCP/IP
3 13 (3.59%) DHCP
3 13 (3.59%) Ethernet
4 12 (3.31%) Firewall
5 9 (2.49%) ATM
5 9 (2.49%) SAN
6 8 (2.21%) WAN
7 7 (1.93%) LAN
8 6 (1.66%) SSL
8 6 (1.66%) VPN
8 6 (1.66%) VoIP
8 6 (1.66%) POP3
8 6 (1.66%) SMTP
8 6 (1.66%) IMAP
9 5 (1.38%) 2G
9 5 (1.38%) 3G
9 5 (1.38%) Internet
10 4 (1.10%) Broadband
10 4 (1.10%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.36%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.21%) MySQL
4 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.93%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.10%) Star Schema
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.83%) QlikView
8 3 (0.83%) DB2
8 3 (0.83%) OLAP
9 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.55%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.55%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 22 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.76%) SoapUI
3 9 (2.49%) MSI
4 8 (2.21%) StarTeam
4 8 (2.21%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.66%) Visual Studio
6 5 (1.38%) Fiddler
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.10%) JIRA
8 3 (0.83%) Selenium
8 3 (0.83%) Subversion
8 3 (0.83%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.55%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.28%) NuGet
10 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.28%) MSTest
10 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (12.43%) Telecoms
2 24 (6.63%) Finance
3 13 (3.59%) Marketing
4 6 (1.66%) Retail
5 4 (1.10%) Advertising
6 2 (0.55%) Back Office
6 2 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.28%) Hebrew Language
7 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.28%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.28%) Russian Language
7 1 (0.28%) French Language
7 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Legal
7 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (13.26%) Analyst
2 44 (12.15%) Support Engineer
3 40 (11.05%) Developer
4 29 (8.01%) Applications Packager
5 23 (6.35%) Consultant
6 18 (4.97%) Rollout Engineer
7 17 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 17 (4.70%) Architect
8 16 (4.42%) Field Engineer
8 16 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (4.14%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.04%) C# Developer
11 10 (2.76%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
12 9 (2.49%) Programmer
12 9 (2.49%) Coordinator
13 8 (2.21%) Desktop Support
13 8 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
13 8 (2.21%) Administrator
13 8 (2.21%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.26%) .NET
2 19 (5.25%) XML
3 18 (4.97%) HTML
4 17 (4.70%) WCF
5 13 (3.59%) WPF
5 13 (3.59%) Application Packaging
6 12 (3.31%) ASP.NET
7 11 (3.04%) Web Services
8 10 (2.76%) SOAP
9 9 (2.49%) CSS
10 8 (2.21%) XSD
10 8 (2.21%) RESTful
10 8 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (1.93%) .NET Framework
11 7 (1.93%) Middleware
12 6 (1.66%) Ajax
13 5 (1.38%) jQuery
13 5 (1.38%) J2EE
14 4 (1.10%) MDX
15 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.84%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.76%) Client/Server
4 8 (2.21%) Clustering
4 8 (2.21%) Mobile Computing
5 7 (1.93%) User Experience
6 6 (1.66%) PKI
6 6 (1.66%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.38%) Replication
8 4 (1.10%) GIS
8 4 (1.10%) IPTV
9 3 (0.83%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.83%) iSeries
9 3 (0.83%) AS400
10 2 (0.55%) PMI
10 2 (0.55%) NHS
10 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.55%) Life Science
10 2 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 168 (46.41%) Windows
2 101 (27.90%) Windows 7
3 37 (10.22%) Linux
4 31 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (5.52%) Windows XP
7 15 (4.14%) Windows 8
8 14 (3.87%) UNIX
9 9 (2.49%) Solaris
10 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.38%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.55%) AIX
14 2 (0.55%) zOS
14 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.28%) Android
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.02%) ITIL
2 33 (9.12%) Migration
3 31 (8.56%) Project Management
3 31 (8.56%) Configuration Management
4 21 (5.80%) PRINCE2
4 21 (5.80%) Service Management
5 20 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (4.14%) CRM
7 14 (3.87%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.87%) Customer Engagement
8 13 (3.59%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.31%) Scrum
9 12 (3.31%) Data Migration
10 11 (3.04%) System Testing
10 11 (3.04%) ETL
11 10 (2.76%) Workflow
11 10 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (2.76%) Release Management
11 10 (2.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.06%) SQL
2 56 (15.47%) C#
3 18 (4.97%) PowerShell
4 16 (4.42%) T-SQL
5 15 (4.14%) VBScript
6 14 (3.87%) VB
7 11 (3.04%) Java
7 11 (3.04%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.21%) PHP
9 7 (1.93%) C++
10 6 (1.66%) C
10 6 (1.66%) VBA
11 5 (1.38%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.83%) Perl
13 2 (0.55%) Python
13 2 (0.55%) Ruby
14 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.28%) C++/CLI
14 1 (0.28%) XAML
14 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 131 (36.19%) Security Cleared
2 89 (24.59%) DV Cleared
3 59 (16.30%) SC Cleared
4 53 (14.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (9.67%) Degree
6 30 (8.29%) MCSE
7 23 (6.35%) MCP
8 18 (4.97%) MCTS
9 17 (4.70%) MCITP
10 8 (2.21%) PMP
10 8 (2.21%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.66%) CCNA
11 6 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.10%) HND
12 4 (1.10%) CCNP
12 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.10%) Sun Certification
12 4 (1.10%) SCSA
12 4 (1.10%) NVQ Level 3
13 2 (0.55%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.08%) SLA
2 4 (1.10%) QA
3 3 (0.83%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) BS15000
5 1 (0.28%) GCP
System Software
1 107 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 36 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (6.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.38%) XenServer
6 4 (1.10%) XenApp
7 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 54 (14.92%) SCCM
2 19 (5.25%) SCOM
3 11 (3.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.38%) MOM
6 4 (1.10%) WMI
7 3 (0.83%) SCSM
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.55%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.28%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 44 (12.15%) VMware
2 41 (11.33%) HP
3 35 (9.67%) Oracle
4 21 (5.80%) Symantec
5 17 (4.70%) SAP
6 14 (3.87%) Citrix
7 11 (3.04%) Cisco
8 9 (2.49%) Lotus
8 9 (2.49%) Sun
9 8 (2.21%) Borland
9 8 (2.21%) Telerik
10 7 (1.93%) Amdocs
10 7 (1.93%) IBM
11 6 (1.66%) Dell
11 6 (1.66%) Informatica
11 6 (1.66%) NetApp
11 6 (1.66%) Novell
11 6 (1.66%) TOWER Software
11 6 (1.66%) Huawei
12 5 (1.38%) 3PAR
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