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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 132 156 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.82% 16.72% 16.91%
As % of the Vendors category 33.85% 31.39% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 73 74
Median daily rate £375 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £200 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 14
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.55 £16.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.91% +28.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
390 497 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 49.68% 53.27% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 262 178
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 21
Median hourly rate £19.61 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £30.90 £19.55
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 28 July 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 28 July 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 146 (42.69%) MS Excel
2 144 (42.11%) Windows
3 90 (26.32%) MS Office
4 84 (24.56%) Windows Server
5 80 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 72 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 70 (20.47%) .NET
8 67 (19.59%) C#
9 66 (19.30%) SQL Server
10 65 (19.01%) ITIL
11 55 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 54 (15.79%) SharePoint
13 53 (15.50%) DNS
14 50 (14.62%) Project Management
14 50 (14.62%) PowerShell
15 47 (13.74%) SQL
16 46 (13.45%) Degree
17 41 (11.99%) Office 365
18 39 (11.40%) Telecoms
19 35 (10.23%) MS Project
19 35 (10.23%) Security Cleared
20 32 (9.36%) Linux
21 31 (9.06%) Finance
21 31 (9.06%) Hyper-V
22 30 (8.77%) SLA
23 29 (8.48%) MCSE
24 28 (8.19%) XML
24 28 (8.19%) PRINCE2
24 28 (8.19%) C++
24 28 (8.19%) VBScript

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 54 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.60%) IIS
3 24 (7.02%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.88%) CMS
10 2 (0.58%) Drupal
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.58%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.58%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.58%) WordPress
11 1 (0.29%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Foundation
11 1 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 146 (42.69%) MS Excel
2 90 (26.32%) MS Office
3 35 (10.23%) MS Project
4 18 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.63%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.88%) Mingle
6 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.29%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 19 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) assyst
2 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.58%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 80 (23.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (11.99%) Office 365
3 11 (3.22%) IaaS
4 7 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.75%) PaaS
6 4 (1.17%) Trello
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.58%) SaaS
8 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (15.50%) DNS
2 26 (7.60%) Internet
3 24 (7.02%) DHCP
3 24 (7.02%) Firewall
3 24 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 23 (6.73%) VPN
5 22 (6.43%) Skype
6 21 (6.14%) HTTP
7 15 (4.39%) IPsec
8 12 (3.51%) IPv6
8 12 (3.51%) SSL
8 12 (3.51%) Wireless
9 11 (3.22%) SAN
9 11 (3.22%) Software-Defined Networking
9 11 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (2.63%) BGP
10 9 (2.63%) LTE
10 9 (2.63%) VoLTE
11 7 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.05%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (4.39%) GIS
4 14 (4.09%) Big Data
4 14 (4.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.22%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.63%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.05%) Datazen
8 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (1.17%) Power BI
10 3 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.58%) MS Access
11 2 (0.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (4.09%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 11 (3.22%) Git (software)
5 10 (2.92%) Artifactory
5 10 (2.92%) JIRA
5 10 (2.92%) MSBuild
5 10 (2.92%) NuGet
6 7 (2.05%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.75%) Fiddler
8 5 (1.46%) Selenium
9 3 (0.88%) Appium
9 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.88%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.29%) AppScan
10 1 (0.29%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 39 (11.40%) Telecoms
2 31 (9.06%) Finance
3 21 (6.14%) German Language
3 21 (6.14%) Marketing
4 13 (3.80%) French Language
5 12 (3.51%) Spanish Language
6 10 (2.92%) Italian Language
6 10 (2.92%) Retail
7 4 (1.17%) Portuguese Language
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
8 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.58%) Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
10 1 (0.29%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (18.13%) Support Engineer
2 45 (13.16%) Consultant
3 27 (7.89%) Analyst
3 27 (7.89%) Project Manager
4 25 (7.31%) Developer
5 23 (6.73%) Field Engineer
6 20 (5.85%) Microsoft Consultant
7 18 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
8 17 (4.97%) Escalation Engineer
9 16 (4.68%) Administrator
9 16 (4.68%) Technical Consultant
10 15 (4.39%) Architect
10 15 (4.39%) Data Technician
10 15 (4.39%) GIS Technician
11 14 (4.09%) Windows Engineer
12 13 (3.80%) Cloud Engineer
12 13 (3.80%) Microsoft Engineer
13 12 (3.51%) Onboarding Engineer
13 12 (3.51%) Windows Support Engineer
14 11 (3.22%) Project Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (20.47%) .NET
2 28 (8.19%) XML
3 23 (6.73%) CSS
4 18 (5.26%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.68%) .NET Framework
6 14 (4.09%) ADO.NET
7 13 (3.80%) Web Services
8 12 (3.51%) HTML
9 8 (2.34%) Node.js
9 8 (2.34%) WCF
9 8 (2.34%) XML Schema
10 7 (2.05%) ADO
10 7 (2.05%) Autofac
10 7 (2.05%) Castle Windsor
10 7 (2.05%) Entity Framework
10 7 (2.05%) ODBC
10 7 (2.05%) OLE
10 7 (2.05%) OLE DB
10 7 (2.05%) Unity DI Container
11 6 (1.75%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.14%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 18 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.09%) PKI
5 13 (3.80%) Clustering
6 10 (2.92%) Data Centre
7 7 (2.05%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.46%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.17%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.88%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.88%) User Experience
11 2 (0.58%) Animation
11 2 (0.58%) BYOD
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.58%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 144 (42.11%) Windows
2 84 (24.56%) Windows Server
3 32 (9.36%) Linux
4 22 (6.43%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.22%) Windows 8
7 11 (3.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.63%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.75%) Unix
11 4 (1.17%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.88%) AIX
12 3 (0.88%) Solaris
13 2 (0.58%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.29%) HPUX
14 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.29%) SUSE
14 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.01%) ITIL
2 50 (14.62%) Project Management
3 28 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (8.19%) PRINCE2
4 26 (7.60%) CRM
4 26 (7.60%) ITIL V3
4 26 (7.60%) Migration
5 25 (7.31%) Business Intelligence
5 25 (7.31%) Mentoring
6 20 (5.85%) Customer Engagement
7 19 (5.56%) Workflow
8 18 (5.26%) Service Management
9 16 (4.68%) Load Balancing
10 15 (4.39%) Presales
11 13 (3.80%) Data Modelling
11 13 (3.80%) Memory Management
11 13 (3.80%) Software Testing
12 12 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (3.22%) High Availability
13 11 (3.22%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.59%) C#
2 50 (14.62%) PowerShell
3 47 (13.74%) SQL
4 28 (8.19%) C++
4 28 (8.19%) VBScript
5 23 (6.73%) JavaScript
6 21 (6.14%) T-SQL
7 20 (5.85%) VB.NET
8 18 (5.26%) C
9 16 (4.68%) VB
10 13 (3.80%) Java
11 11 (3.22%) Python
12 7 (2.05%) PHP
13 6 (1.75%) R
13 6 (1.75%) Ruby
14 4 (1.17%) Scala
15 3 (0.88%) XAML
16 2 (0.58%) VB6
17 1 (0.29%) Korn
17 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (16.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (13.45%) Degree
3 35 (10.23%) Security Cleared
4 29 (8.48%) MCSE
5 22 (6.43%) MCITP
5 22 (6.43%) SC Cleared
6 17 (4.97%) MCTS
7 13 (3.80%) MCP
7 13 (3.80%) MCSA
8 11 (3.22%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.63%) MCSD
10 7 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.75%) CCNA
11 6 (1.75%) MCDST
12 5 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.88%) CISSP
13 3 (0.88%) HND
14 2 (0.58%) MCAD
14 2 (0.58%) MCPD
14 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.46%) SDET
3 3 (0.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.06%) Hyper-V
3 19 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.39%) UAG
5 7 (2.05%) ISA Server
5 7 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.17%) XenApp
7 3 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.88%) vSphere
8 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.58%) XenServer
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.29%) NFS
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.29%) Xen
9 1 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (6.43%) SCCM
2 20 (5.85%) WSUS
3 11 (3.22%) SCOM
4 10 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.05%) WMI
7 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (1.75%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.88%) Perfmon
8 3 (0.88%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.58%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.58%) Puppet
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco IPCC
10 1 (0.29%) HP Fortify
10 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 26 (7.60%) VMware
2 23 (6.73%) Remedy
3 21 (6.14%) Oracle
4 19 (5.56%) Citrix
5 16 (4.68%) HP
6 15 (4.39%) Amdocs
7 14 (4.09%) Cisco
8 12 (3.51%) Ericsson
8 12 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.51%) SAP
9 8 (2.34%) IBM
10 6 (1.75%) Dell
11 5 (1.46%) Hitachi
11 5 (1.46%) Intel
12 3 (0.88%) Adobe
12 3 (0.88%) Juniper
13 2 (0.58%) EMC
13 2 (0.58%) Sybase
13 2 (0.58%) Symantec
13 2 (0.58%) Veritas
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