The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 6.18% 8.95% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 14.66% 18.55% 28.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 10
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£285 £250 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £166 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £11.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +0.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £11.65 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £12.35 £13.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
116 124 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 42.18% 48.25% 44.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 62 40
Average daily rate £375 £415 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.50 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £37.20 £76.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Slough region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Slough region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Slough region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) MS Office
3 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
4 10 (28.57%) SAN
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (20.00%) HP
7 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (17.14%) VMware
8 6 (17.14%) Finance
8 6 (17.14%) ITIL
8 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.29%) Change Management
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco
10 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
10 4 (11.43%) Citrix
10 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
10 4 (11.43%) DNS
11 3 (8.57%) SSL
11 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
11 3 (8.57%) Dell
11 3 (8.57%) IIS
11 3 (8.57%) MS Project
11 3 (8.57%) VBScript
11 3 (8.57%) Oracle
11 3 (8.57%) XML
11 3 (8.57%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (40.00%) MS Office
2 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (8.57%) MS Project
5 2 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (2.86%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) SSL
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) 4G
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) LDAP
4 2 (5.71%) GPRS
4 2 (5.71%) UMTS
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) GSM
5 1 (2.86%) IPv6
5 1 (2.86%) HTTP
5 1 (2.86%) DMZ
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) MS Access
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Back Office
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Developer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) XML
2 2 (5.71%) SOAP
2 2 (5.71%) HTML
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) LAMP
3 1 (2.86%) Ajax
3 1 (2.86%) WCF
3 1 (2.86%) Zend Framework
3 1 (2.86%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.86%) Laravel
3 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.86%) CSS
3 1 (2.86%) WML
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) iPad
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Handset
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.86%) EPoS
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Android
4 3 (8.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Debian
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) AIX
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Business Analysis
3 3 (8.57%) Coaching
4 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) Investment Management
4 2 (5.71%) Time Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.71%) MVC
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) UML
5 1 (2.86%) OO
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) VBScript
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) PHP
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Dell Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.86%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) XenApp
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) HP
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) Citrix
4 3 (8.57%) Oracle
4 3 (8.57%) Dell
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) Mapinfo
6 1 (2.86%) BT
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
6 1 (2.86%) Zend
6 1 (2.86%) Polycom
6 1 (2.86%) Actix
6 1 (2.86%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.86%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.86%) Siebel
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
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