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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 211 200 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.47% 20.14% 18.64%
As % of the Vendors category 38.16% 41.15% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 101 74
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 12
Median hourly rate £18.67 £21.55 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.38% +72.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £18.55 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £15.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
553 486 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 53.64% 48.94% 51.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 253 241
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 14
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +53.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £9.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.65 £20.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 1 May 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 1 May 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 165 (46.48%) Windows
2 139 (39.15%) MS Excel
3 86 (24.23%) MS Office
4 81 (22.82%) Windows Server
5 80 (22.54%) Active Directory
6 77 (21.69%) .NET
7 76 (21.41%) C#
8 75 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
9 72 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 70 (19.72%) SQL Server
11 67 (18.87%) DNS
12 66 (18.59%) SQL
12 66 (18.59%) ITIL
13 48 (13.52%) SharePoint
14 46 (12.96%) Security Cleared
14 46 (12.96%) PowerShell
15 45 (12.68%) Degree
16 41 (11.55%) Project Management
17 39 (10.99%) CRM
18 38 (10.70%) Firewall
18 38 (10.70%) Telecoms
19 35 (9.86%) Internet
19 35 (9.86%) DHCP
19 35 (9.86%) Office 365
20 34 (9.58%) Linux
20 34 (9.58%) MS Project
20 34 (9.58%) Dynamics CRM
21 33 (9.30%) MCITP
21 33 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
22 32 (9.01%) TCP/IP

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 48 (13.52%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.61%) IIS
3 23 (6.48%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.97%) Node.js
6 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.13%) Drupal
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.56%) CMS
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.56%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.56%) WordPress
10 1 (0.28%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 139 (39.15%) MS Excel
2 86 (24.23%) MS Office
3 34 (9.58%) MS Project
4 7 (1.97%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 34 (9.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.56%) assyst
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 75 (21.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (9.86%) Office 365
3 13 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.41%) IaaS
6 4 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.85%) Trello
8 2 (0.56%) AdWords
8 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.56%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.56%) SaaS
8 2 (0.56%) Scribe Online
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 67 (18.87%) DNS
2 38 (10.70%) Firewall
3 35 (9.86%) DHCP
3 35 (9.86%) Internet
4 32 (9.01%) TCP/IP
5 20 (5.63%) VPN
6 19 (5.35%) Skype
7 18 (5.07%) HTTP
7 18 (5.07%) Wireless
8 16 (4.51%) SAN
9 14 (3.94%) IPsec
10 13 (3.66%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (3.38%) IPv6
11 12 (3.38%) SSL
11 12 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (3.38%) Wireless Security
12 11 (3.10%) LTE
13 10 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
13 10 (2.82%) VoLTE
14 9 (2.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (5.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (5.63%) Big Data
5 19 (5.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.79%) Hadoop
7 16 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.51%) GIS
8 12 (3.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 12 (3.38%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.54%) Datazen
10 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.97%) QlikView
11 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (1.41%) OLAP
12 5 (1.41%) PerformancePoint
13 4 (1.13%) Power BI
14 3 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
14 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (7.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.38%) Visual Studio
3 11 (3.10%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.10%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.82%) Artifactory
4 10 (2.82%) JIRA
4 10 (2.82%) MSBuild
4 10 (2.82%) NuGet
5 4 (1.13%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.28%) AppScan
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.28%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 38 (10.70%) Telecoms
2 22 (6.20%) German Language
3 20 (5.63%) Finance
4 16 (4.51%) Marketing
5 15 (4.23%) Retail
6 14 (3.94%) French Language
7 11 (3.10%) Spanish Language
8 9 (2.54%) Italian Language
9 6 (1.69%) Advertising
10 5 (1.41%) Banking
10 5 (1.41%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.85%) Billing
11 3 (0.85%) Publishing
12 2 (0.56%) Back Office
12 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.28%) Electronics
13 1 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (16.90%) Support Engineer
2 50 (14.08%) Consultant
3 45 (12.68%) Developer
4 34 (9.58%) Field Engineer
5 24 (6.76%) Project Manager
6 23 (6.48%) Architect
7 22 (6.20%) Analyst
7 22 (6.20%) Technical Consultant
8 20 (5.63%) Microsoft Consultant
9 17 (4.79%) .NET Developer
10 16 (4.51%) Data Technician
10 16 (4.51%) GIS Technician
11 14 (3.94%) Escalation Engineer
12 13 (3.66%) Azure Engineer
13 12 (3.38%) C# Developer
13 12 (3.38%) Technical Support
13 12 (3.38%) Windows Engineer
14 11 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
15 10 (2.82%) CRM Developer
15 10 (2.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (21.69%) .NET
2 26 (7.32%) XML
3 22 (6.20%) CSS
4 21 (5.92%) ASP.NET
5 19 (5.35%) .NET Framework
6 15 (4.23%) Web Services
7 14 (3.94%) ADO.NET
8 11 (3.10%) Entity Framework
9 10 (2.82%) XML Schema
10 9 (2.54%) ADO
10 9 (2.54%) Autofac
10 9 (2.54%) Castle Windsor
10 9 (2.54%) ODBC
10 9 (2.54%) OLE
10 9 (2.54%) OLE DB
10 9 (2.54%) Unity DI Container
10 9 (2.54%) WCF
11 7 (1.97%) COM
11 7 (1.97%) HTML
11 7 (1.97%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (6.20%) Public Cloud
2 19 (5.35%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.35%) PKI
3 17 (4.79%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.94%) Clustering
5 10 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.54%) Inversion of Control
7 6 (1.69%) Replication
8 5 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.41%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.41%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
10 3 (0.85%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.85%) Statistics
11 2 (0.56%) IVR
11 2 (0.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 165 (46.48%) Windows
2 81 (22.82%) Windows Server
3 34 (9.58%) Linux
4 20 (5.63%) Windows 7
5 17 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.38%) Windows 8
6 12 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.54%) Ubuntu
9 8 (2.25%) Windows 10
10 6 (1.69%) Unix
10 6 (1.69%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.13%) SUSE
12 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.56%) AIX
13 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.56%) NetWare
13 2 (0.56%) Solaris
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.59%) ITIL
2 41 (11.55%) Project Management
3 39 (10.99%) CRM
4 33 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (8.17%) ITIL V3
6 27 (7.61%) PRINCE2
7 25 (7.04%) Customer Engagement
7 25 (7.04%) Mentoring
7 25 (7.04%) Service Management
8 21 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (5.92%) Migration
9 19 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (5.07%) Data Modelling
11 16 (4.51%) Presales
12 15 (4.23%) Security Management
13 13 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.66%) Identity Management
13 13 (3.66%) Memory Management
13 13 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (3.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.41%) C#
2 66 (18.59%) SQL
3 46 (12.96%) PowerShell
4 27 (7.61%) T-SQL
5 24 (6.76%) VBScript
6 23 (6.48%) C++
7 21 (5.92%) VB.NET
8 18 (5.07%) JavaScript
9 16 (4.51%) C
9 16 (4.51%) Java
10 13 (3.66%) VB
11 12 (3.38%) Python
12 8 (2.25%) PHP
13 6 (1.69%) R
13 6 (1.69%) Ruby
14 5 (1.41%) Scala
14 5 (1.41%) VBA
15 4 (1.13%) XAML
16 2 (0.56%) VB6
17 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 72 (20.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (12.96%) Security Cleared
3 45 (12.68%) Degree
4 33 (9.30%) MCITP
5 32 (9.01%) MCSE
6 22 (6.20%) MCTS
6 22 (6.20%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.63%) DV Cleared
8 16 (4.51%) MCSA
9 15 (4.23%) MCP
10 11 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (3.10%) MCDST
10 11 (3.10%) MCSD
11 10 (2.82%) CCNA
12 8 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.85%) ACMT
13 3 (0.85%) CISSP
13 3 (0.85%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.35%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 80 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.73%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (5.92%) UAG
5 14 (3.94%) ISA Server
6 7 (1.97%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.69%) Terminal Server
8 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.56%) KVM
9 2 (0.56%) NFS
9 2 (0.56%) vSphere
9 2 (0.56%) XenApp
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.28%) Xen
10 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 28 (7.89%) SCCM
2 27 (7.61%) WSUS
3 11 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.54%) SCOM
5 8 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 7 (1.97%) WMI
7 3 (0.85%) vRealize
7 3 (0.85%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.56%) Puppet
8 2 (0.56%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.28%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.28%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 29 (8.17%) VMware
2 25 (7.04%) Remedy
3 24 (6.76%) Oracle
4 17 (4.79%) Cisco
4 17 (4.79%) Citrix
5 16 (4.51%) Amdocs
5 16 (4.51%) HP
6 13 (3.66%) Ericsson
7 12 (3.38%) Red Hat
8 11 (3.10%) IBM
9 9 (2.54%) Dell
10 8 (2.25%) Hitachi
10 8 (2.25%) Intel
11 7 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.97%) SAP
12 6 (1.69%) Tableau
13 4 (1.13%) Apple
13 4 (1.13%) Google
14 3 (0.85%) Polycom
14 3 (0.85%) Symantec
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