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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 136 167 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.48% 17.29% 19.91%
As % of the Vendors category 32.61% 34.15% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 121
Median daily rate £394 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £184 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 12
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.55 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.91% -10.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
417 489 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 56.66% 50.62% 46.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 258 253
Median daily rate £375 £425 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 17
Median hourly rate £43.28 £30.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.26% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.31 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +3.44%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 2 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 113 (46.12%) MS Excel
2 79 (32.24%) MS Office
3 62 (25.31%) Windows
4 51 (20.82%) Project Management
5 44 (17.96%) Telecoms
5 44 (17.96%) Office 365
6 41 (16.73%) Active Directory
6 41 (16.73%) SharePoint
7 40 (16.33%) ITIL
7 40 (16.33%) Degree
8 35 (14.29%) Finance
9 31 (12.65%) Management Information System
9 31 (12.65%) PRINCE2
9 31 (12.65%) MS Project
10 28 (11.43%) Windows Server
11 27 (11.02%) VMware
12 26 (10.61%) GIS
12 26 (10.61%) SQL Server
13 25 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
14 24 (9.80%) Remedy
15 23 (9.39%) Oracle
15 23 (9.39%) ITIL V3
16 22 (8.98%) C#
17 21 (8.57%) SQL
17 21 (8.57%) MS Exchange
17 21 (8.57%) SLA
17 21 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (8.57%) Skype
17 21 (8.57%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (16.73%) SharePoint
2 21 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 16 (6.53%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.22%) Documentum
6 2 (0.82%) CMS
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.82%) IIS
6 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 113 (46.12%) MS Excel
2 79 (32.24%) MS Office
3 31 (12.65%) MS Project
4 24 (9.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.82%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.82%) Maya
Business Applications
1 11 (4.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.41%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.41%) HFM
5 1 (0.41%) Maximo
5 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.96%) Office 365
2 20 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.63%) Yammer
5 2 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.82%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.57%) Skype
2 20 (8.16%) LTE
3 19 (7.76%) VoLTE
3 19 (7.76%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (4.90%) DNS
5 9 (3.67%) DHCP
6 8 (3.27%) Firewall
6 8 (3.27%) Internet
6 8 (3.27%) TCP/IP
7 7 (2.86%) HTTP
8 6 (2.45%) LAN
8 6 (2.45%) SMTP
9 5 (2.04%) SAN
10 4 (1.63%) VoIP
10 4 (1.63%) VPN
11 3 (1.22%) SSL
11 3 (1.22%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.22%) WAN
12 2 (0.82%) 4G
12 2 (0.82%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.61%) GIS
1 26 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (2.45%) Power BI
3 6 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.22%) MySQL
6 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.82%) MS Access
7 2 (0.82%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.82%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.82%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.82%) MSI
2 2 (0.82%) MSTest
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.82%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.41%) git-flow
3 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
General
1 44 (17.96%) Telecoms
2 35 (14.29%) Finance
3 18 (7.35%) Marketing
4 10 (4.08%) French Language
4 10 (4.08%) Spanish Language
5 9 (3.67%) Italian Language
5 9 (3.67%) Retail
6 8 (3.27%) German Language
7 5 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.82%) Electronics
9 2 (0.82%) Legal
9 2 (0.82%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.41%) Banking
10 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (12.65%) Project Manager
2 25 (10.20%) Support Engineer
3 24 (9.80%) GIS Technician
4 23 (9.39%) Data Technician
5 22 (8.98%) Developer
6 19 (7.76%) Analyst
6 19 (7.76%) Voice Project Manager
7 16 (6.53%) Consultant
8 15 (6.12%) Administrator
9 14 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 13 (5.31%) Architect
11 12 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 11 (4.49%) Onboarding Engineer
13 10 (4.08%) Project Administrator
14 9 (3.67%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (3.27%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 8 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 8 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.94%) .NET
2 7 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 7 (2.86%) XML
3 6 (2.45%) Web Services
4 5 (2.04%) MAPI
5 4 (1.63%) Node.js
6 3 (1.22%) CSS
6 3 (1.22%) HTML
7 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.82%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.82%) JSON
7 2 (0.82%) MDX
7 2 (0.82%) RESTful
7 2 (0.82%) WCF
8 1 (0.41%) Ajax
8 1 (0.41%) LINQ
8 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.41%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.41%) Spring
8 1 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.65%) Management Information System
2 21 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 6 (2.45%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.04%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.22%) Clustering
7 3 (1.22%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.22%) Replication
7 3 (1.22%) Social Media
8 2 (0.82%) Animation
8 2 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.82%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.82%) User Experience
8 2 (0.82%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.41%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.41%) Life Science
9 1 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 62 (25.31%) Windows
2 28 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 25 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (8.16%) Linux
5 12 (4.90%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.08%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.86%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.45%) Unix
9 6 (2.45%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.04%) AIX
11 4 (1.63%) Solaris
12 2 (0.82%) Android
12 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.82%) Project Management
2 40 (16.33%) ITIL
3 31 (12.65%) PRINCE2
4 23 (9.39%) ITIL V3
5 19 (7.76%) Migration
6 16 (6.53%) Business Intelligence
7 14 (5.71%) CRM
8 13 (5.31%) Mentoring
9 11 (4.49%) Analytics
9 11 (4.49%) Presales
10 10 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.08%) Workflow
11 9 (3.67%) Data Entry
11 9 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.27%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (3.27%) Load Balancing
12 8 (3.27%) Problem Management
12 8 (3.27%) Scrum
13 7 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (8.98%) C#
2 21 (8.57%) SQL
3 13 (5.31%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.67%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.27%) C++
6 7 (2.86%) VBScript
7 6 (2.45%) C
7 6 (2.45%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.45%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.22%) Python
8 3 (1.22%) Ruby
8 3 (1.22%) VB
8 3 (1.22%) VBA
9 2 (0.82%) Java
10 1 (0.41%) Go
10 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 40 (16.33%) Degree
2 21 (8.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.45%) HND
6 6 (2.45%) MCITP
7 5 (2.04%) MCSE
8 4 (1.63%) CCNP
8 4 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.63%) MCP
8 4 (1.63%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.63%) PMP
9 3 (1.22%) CCNA
9 3 (1.22%) MCDST
10 2 (0.82%) ECDL
10 2 (0.82%) MCSA
10 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.82%) SCSA
10 2 (0.82%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.57%) SLA
2 5 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.41%) SDET
System Software
1 41 (16.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.22%) XenApp
5 2 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.82%) vSphere
6 1 (0.41%) Docker
6 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (7.35%) SCCM
2 8 (3.27%) SCOM
2 8 (3.27%) WSUS
3 4 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (11.02%) VMware
2 24 (9.80%) Remedy
3 23 (9.39%) Oracle
4 20 (8.16%) Ericsson
5 19 (7.76%) Citrix
6 14 (5.71%) HP
7 13 (5.31%) SAP
8 7 (2.86%) EMC
8 7 (2.86%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.04%) Cisco
10 4 (1.63%) Veritas
11 2 (0.82%) Adobe
11 2 (0.82%) Altiris
11 2 (0.82%) Amdocs
11 2 (0.82%) Apple
11 2 (0.82%) Dell
11 2 (0.82%) Huawei
11 2 (0.82%) IBM
11 2 (0.82%) Juniper
11 2 (0.82%) Sun
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