The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 203 117 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.90% 15.16% 15.12%
As % of the Vendors category 36.31% 30.08% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 44 79
Average daily rate £375 £368 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.35% +93.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £12.90 £9.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £32.50 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
559 389 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 52.05% 50.39% 55.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 149 217
Average daily rate £365 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 28
Average hourly rate £14.67 £28.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +93.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Berkshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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.

1 161 (43.51%) MS Excel
2 145 (39.19%) Windows
3 96 (25.95%) SQL
4 93 (25.14%) Active Directory
5 79 (21.35%) SQL Server
6 77 (20.81%) MS Office
7 68 (18.38%) Security Cleared
8 60 (16.22%) .NET
9 56 (15.14%) SharePoint
10 55 (14.86%) C#
11 51 (13.78%) SC Cleared
12 50 (13.51%) Degree
13 49 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (12.43%) Finance
15 45 (12.16%) Project Management
16 44 (11.89%) Migration
17 40 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
18 37 (10.00%) PowerShell
19 36 (9.73%) IIS
19 36 (9.73%) MS Exchange
20 32 (8.65%) Windows 7
21 31 (8.38%) SharePoint Server
22 29 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (7.84%) T-SQL
23 28 (7.57%) Visual Studio
24 27 (7.30%) VMware
25 25 (6.76%) .NET Framework
25 25 (6.76%) Telecoms
26 24 (6.49%) Remedy
26 24 (6.49%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 56 (15.14%) SharePoint
2 36 (9.73%) IIS
2 36 (9.73%) MS Exchange
3 31 (8.38%) SharePoint Server
4 19 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.05%) Lync
6 11 (2.97%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (2.97%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.16%) CMS
9 6 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.35%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.81%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.81%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (0.54%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 161 (43.51%) MS Excel
2 77 (20.81%) MS Office
3 24 (6.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (4.05%) MS Project
5 13 (3.51%) MS Visio
6 5 (1.35%) Photoshop
7 4 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (4.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.81%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.27%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 21 (5.68%) Office 365
2 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.81%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.27%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 19 (5.14%) Internet
3 14 (3.78%) VPN
3 14 (3.78%) VoIP
4 11 (2.97%) DNS
4 11 (2.97%) LAN
4 11 (2.97%) Firewall
5 10 (2.70%) WAN
6 8 (2.16%) Network Security
6 8 (2.16%) LDAP
7 6 (1.62%) LTE
7 6 (1.62%) Intranet
7 6 (1.62%) 3G
7 6 (1.62%) SAN
8 5 (1.35%) DHCP
9 4 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.81%) HTTP
10 3 (0.81%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (4.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.97%) MS Access
6 10 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.43%) OLAP
7 9 (2.43%) IDOL
8 8 (2.16%) DTS
9 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.35%) Data Mining
11 4 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.81%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.54%) EDRMS
13 2 (0.54%) MySQL
13 2 (0.54%) DB2
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (7.57%) Visual Studio
2 17 (4.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.62%) SoapUI
3 6 (1.62%) StarTeam
4 4 (1.08%) TestDirector
4 4 (1.08%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (0.81%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.81%) NUnit
6 2 (0.54%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.54%) Subversion
6 2 (0.54%) Selenium
6 2 (0.54%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.27%) ERwin
7 1 (0.27%) JIRA
7 1 (0.27%) TestComplete
7 1 (0.27%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.27%) Hudson
7 1 (0.27%) QAComplete
7 1 (0.27%) SpecFlow
General
1 46 (12.43%) Finance
2 25 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.32%) Marketing
4 14 (3.78%) Games
5 13 (3.51%) Retail
6 11 (2.97%) Publishing
7 7 (1.89%) Billing
8 4 (1.08%) Banking
8 4 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
9 3 (0.81%) Electronics
10 2 (0.54%) Military
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (15.95%) Analyst
2 51 (13.78%) Developer
3 41 (11.08%) Consultant
4 30 (8.11%) Architect
5 29 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 15 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 13 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
8 12 (3.24%) Administrator
9 11 (2.97%) Project Manager
9 11 (2.97%) Service Manager
9 11 (2.97%) Data Analyst
10 9 (2.43%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (2.16%) Active Directory Consultant
11 8 (2.16%) CRM Developer
11 8 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 8 (2.16%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (2.16%) Desktop Support
11 8 (2.16%) Coordinator
12 7 (1.89%) Software Developer
12 7 (1.89%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.22%) .NET
2 25 (6.76%) .NET Framework
3 21 (5.68%) CSS
4 20 (5.41%) ASP.NET
5 19 (5.14%) HTML
6 13 (3.51%) Web Services
6 13 (3.51%) XML
7 11 (2.97%) WCF
8 9 (2.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 9 (2.43%) HTML5
9 8 (2.16%) jQuery
10 7 (1.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (1.35%) ODBC
11 5 (1.35%) XSD
11 5 (1.35%) WPF
12 4 (1.08%) CSS3
12 4 (1.08%) SAML
12 4 (1.08%) SOAP
13 3 (0.81%) OAuth
13 3 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.59%) Computer Science
1 17 (4.59%) Blackberry
2 14 (3.78%) Replication
3 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.89%) PKI
4 7 (1.89%) Clustering
5 6 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.62%) GIS
6 5 (1.35%) Learning Management System
7 4 (1.08%) Kindle
8 3 (0.81%) PMI
8 3 (0.81%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.81%) EPoS
8 3 (0.81%) Statistics
8 3 (0.81%) Blog
8 3 (0.81%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.54%) Xbox
9 2 (0.54%) Social Media
9 2 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 145 (39.19%) Windows
2 49 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (8.65%) Windows 7
5 24 (6.49%) Windows XP
6 16 (4.32%) UNIX
7 12 (3.24%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (2.43%) Linux
10 8 (2.16%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.08%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.81%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.81%) AIX
12 3 (0.81%) SELinux
13 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.27%) Solaris
14 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (12.16%) Project Management
2 44 (11.89%) Migration
3 24 (6.49%) ITIL
3 24 (6.49%) ETL
4 23 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (6.22%) CRM
5 18 (4.86%) Service Delivery
6 17 (4.59%) Test Scripting
6 17 (4.59%) Data Modelling
6 17 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (4.05%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.78%) Unit Testing
8 14 (3.78%) Data Analysis
8 14 (3.78%) Validation
9 13 (3.51%) Data Management
9 13 (3.51%) Data Migration
9 13 (3.51%) Web Development
9 13 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 13 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 96 (25.95%) SQL
2 55 (14.86%) C#
3 37 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 29 (7.84%) T-SQL
5 18 (4.86%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.51%) C++
7 12 (3.24%) C
8 7 (1.89%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.62%) VBScript
10 5 (1.35%) Perl
11 4 (1.08%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.08%) VB
12 3 (0.81%) Python
12 3 (0.81%) Java
13 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.27%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.27%) VBA
14 1 (0.27%) Delphi
14 1 (0.27%) Lua
14 1 (0.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 68 (18.38%) Security Cleared
2 51 (13.78%) SC Cleared
3 50 (13.51%) Degree
4 29 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (5.68%) MCSE
6 14 (3.78%) ISEB
7 10 (2.70%) MCSD
8 8 (2.16%) ISTQB
8 8 (2.16%) MCTS
8 8 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.62%) HNC
10 5 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.35%) HND
10 5 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.08%) MCP
12 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.81%) CCNA
12 3 (0.81%) CCA
12 3 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.24%) SLA
2 10 (2.70%) QA
3 7 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 4 (1.08%) TickIT
5 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (25.14%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.35%) XenApp
4 5 (1.35%) vSphere
5 4 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.08%) Shibboleth
5 4 (1.08%) XenServer
5 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.81%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.27%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.27%) NLBS
8 1 (0.27%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.27%) UAG
8 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (3.51%) SCCM
2 12 (3.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.43%) SCOM
4 8 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.35%) Windows Intune
6 4 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.08%) SCSM
6 4 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.08%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.81%) Netcool
7 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.54%) WMI
9 1 (0.27%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.27%) Foglight
9 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.27%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (7.30%) VMware
2 24 (6.49%) Remedy
3 23 (6.22%) Oracle
4 21 (5.68%) SAP
5 18 (4.86%) Cisco
6 17 (4.59%) Citrix
7 15 (4.05%) Informatica
8 8 (2.16%) Meridio
9 7 (1.89%) HP
10 6 (1.62%) Veritas
10 6 (1.62%) Borland
10 6 (1.62%) Cognos
10 6 (1.62%) IBM
11 5 (1.35%) NetApp
11 5 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.35%) Google
12 4 (1.08%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.08%) Apple
12 4 (1.08%) Business Objects
12 4 (1.08%) CA
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £10 - £14 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Reading
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago