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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 147 181 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.33% 18.89% 16.19%
As % of the Vendors category 34.11% 36.49% 30.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 65 85
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £136 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.15% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 9
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +77.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £31.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
431 496 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 47.89% 51.77% 53.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 189 203
Average daily rate £375 £335 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 30
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +76.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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.

1 150 (43.99%) Windows
2 148 (43.40%) MS Excel
3 88 (25.81%) MS Office
3 88 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 82 (24.05%) SQL Server
4 82 (24.05%) Security Cleared
5 79 (23.17%) SQL
6 64 (18.77%) .NET
7 59 (17.30%) SC Cleared
8 58 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 56 (16.42%) C#
10 52 (15.25%) SharePoint
11 49 (14.37%) Degree
12 45 (13.20%) Finance
13 40 (11.73%) T-SQL
13 40 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (10.56%) IIS
14 36 (10.56%) Project Management
14 36 (10.56%) Windows 7
15 35 (10.26%) Visual Studio
16 34 (9.97%) ASP.NET
17 33 (9.68%) MS Exchange
18 32 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
18 32 (9.38%) PowerShell
19 31 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
20 28 (8.21%) Migration
20 28 (8.21%) VMware
21 26 (7.62%) XML
21 26 (7.62%) Web Development
21 26 (7.62%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 52 (15.25%) SharePoint
2 36 (10.56%) IIS
3 33 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 19 (5.57%) SharePoint Server
5 17 (4.99%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.35%) CMS
9 6 (1.76%) Lync
9 6 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.47%) ArcGIS
11 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.88%) TIBCO EMS
13 2 (0.59%) MS Project Server
13 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 148 (43.40%) MS Excel
2 88 (25.81%) MS Office
3 31 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (4.99%) MS Visio
5 16 (4.69%) MS Project
6 3 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.88%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.33%) Internet
2 20 (5.87%) DNS
3 19 (5.57%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.28%) Firewall
5 14 (4.11%) LDAP
6 13 (3.81%) VoIP
6 13 (3.81%) VPN
7 12 (3.52%) WAN
7 12 (3.52%) LAN
8 6 (1.76%) NetScaler
9 5 (1.47%) LTE
9 5 (1.47%) ATM
9 5 (1.47%) DHCP
9 5 (1.47%) 3G
10 4 (1.17%) HTTPS
10 4 (1.17%) SAN
10 4 (1.17%) Network Security
10 4 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (0.59%) NAS
11 2 (0.59%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 22 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.40%) IDOL
4 15 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (4.11%) OLAP
6 13 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.81%) DTS
7 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (2.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.17%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.88%) Star Schema
9 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.59%) MySQL
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.29%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (10.26%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.93%) StarTeam
4 5 (1.47%) SoapUI
5 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.17%) NUnit
5 4 (1.17%) Subversion
6 3 (0.88%) JIRA
6 3 (0.88%) Selenium
6 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.59%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.59%) MSI
8 1 (0.29%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.29%) PVCS
8 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
General
1 45 (13.20%) Finance
2 20 (5.87%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.28%) Marketing
4 8 (2.35%) Publishing
5 7 (2.05%) Games
6 6 (1.76%) Billing
7 4 (1.17%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.17%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) Legal
9 2 (0.59%) Law
9 2 (0.59%) Military
9 2 (0.59%) Banking
9 2 (0.59%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) Automotive
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 59 (17.30%) Developer
2 41 (12.02%) Analyst
3 29 (8.50%) Consultant
4 27 (7.92%) Administrator
5 23 (6.74%) Support Engineer
6 21 (6.16%) Project Manager
7 19 (5.57%) SharePoint Developer
8 12 (3.52%) Test Analyst
8 12 (3.52%) Service Manager
9 11 (3.23%) Architect
10 10 (2.93%) Project Administrator
11 9 (2.64%) Coordinator
11 9 (2.64%) Software Developer
11 9 (2.64%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (2.64%) SCCM Engineer
12 8 (2.35%) Services Delivery Manager
12 8 (2.35%) C# Developer
12 8 (2.35%) Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.05%) Technical Manager
13 7 (2.05%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (18.77%) .NET
2 34 (9.97%) ASP.NET
3 26 (7.62%) XML
3 26 (7.62%) .NET Framework
4 16 (4.69%) Web Services
5 15 (4.40%) jQuery
5 15 (4.40%) CSS
6 14 (4.11%) HTML
6 14 (4.11%) WCF
7 13 (3.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 13 (3.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 9 (2.64%) HTML5
8 9 (2.64%) DCOM
9 5 (1.47%) SOAP
9 5 (1.47%) XSD
9 5 (1.47%) CSS3
9 5 (1.47%) ASP.NET Web API
10 4 (1.17%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (1.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.40%) Management Information System
1 15 (4.40%) PKI
2 11 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 6 (1.76%) Clustering
3 6 (1.76%) Blackberry
3 6 (1.76%) GIS
4 4 (1.17%) Replication
4 4 (1.17%) Statistics
4 4 (1.17%) Kindle
5 3 (0.88%) EPoS
6 2 (0.59%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.59%) Human Factors
6 2 (0.59%) Blog
6 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.29%) FMCG
7 1 (0.29%) iPhone
7 1 (0.29%) Open Source
7 1 (0.29%) Social Media
7 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 150 (43.99%) Windows
2 58 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 40 (11.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (10.56%) Windows 7
5 18 (5.28%) Windows XP
6 17 (4.99%) Windows 8
7 15 (4.40%) UNIX
8 13 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.05%) Linux
10 6 (1.76%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.88%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.88%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.59%) CentOS
12 2 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.59%) AIX
12 2 (0.59%) Solaris
13 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (10.56%) Project Management
2 28 (8.21%) Migration
3 26 (7.62%) Web Development
4 25 (7.33%) Configuration Management
5 24 (7.04%) Workflow
5 24 (7.04%) ITIL
5 24 (7.04%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (5.87%) Service Delivery
7 16 (4.69%) PRINCE2
7 16 (4.69%) Scrum
8 13 (3.81%) MVC
8 13 (3.81%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (3.81%) Performance Analysis
9 12 (3.52%) ETL
10 11 (3.23%) Service Management
10 11 (3.23%) Document Management
11 9 (2.64%) TDD
11 9 (2.64%) Telemarketing
11 9 (2.64%) CRM
11 9 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.17%) SQL
2 56 (16.42%) C#
3 40 (11.73%) T-SQL
4 32 (9.38%) PowerShell
5 18 (5.28%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.52%) VBScript
7 11 (3.23%) C
8 10 (2.93%) C++
9 6 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.47%) Java
11 4 (1.17%) VB
12 3 (0.88%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.59%) VBA
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) X++
14 1 (0.29%) Lua
14 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.29%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.29%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 82 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 59 (17.30%) SC Cleared
3 49 (14.37%) Degree
4 32 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (6.74%) MCSE
6 22 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 12 (3.52%) MCP
8 9 (2.64%) MCTS
9 7 (2.05%) PMP
9 7 (2.05%) PMI Certification
9 7 (2.05%) HND
10 5 (1.47%) MCSD
10 5 (1.47%) ISEB
10 5 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.17%) MCITP
11 4 (1.17%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.17%) CCA
11 4 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.88%) CISSP
12 3 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.57%) SLA
2 9 (2.64%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.59%) QA
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.81%) XenApp
4 11 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.64%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.35%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.76%) vSphere
9 5 (1.47%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.17%) XenServer
11 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.59%) Shibboleth
12 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.59%) vCloud
13 1 (0.29%) NLBS
13 1 (0.29%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 24 (7.04%) SCCM
2 11 (3.23%) SCOM
2 11 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.64%) WMI
4 7 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.88%) ARCserve
6 3 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.29%) SCSM
8 1 (0.29%) Salt
8 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.29%) Puppet
8 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (8.21%) VMware
2 22 (6.45%) Citrix
3 19 (5.57%) Oracle
4 15 (4.40%) SAP
5 14 (4.11%) Cisco
6 13 (3.81%) Meridio
7 10 (2.93%) Symantec
7 10 (2.93%) HP
7 10 (2.93%) Borland
8 7 (2.05%) Remedy
9 6 (1.76%) AppSense
10 4 (1.17%) Altiris
10 4 (1.17%) Google
10 4 (1.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.88%) Apple
11 3 (0.88%) CA
11 3 (0.88%) Informatica
11 3 (0.88%) EMC
11 3 (0.88%) TIBCO
11 3 (0.88%) Unica
Reading, Berkshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 20 days ago