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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.12% 6.36% 12.84%
As % of the Vendors category 13.25% 12.00% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 14
Average daily rate
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£288 £250 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -36.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £184 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £275 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +34.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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Berkshire

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
151 125 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 53.74% 52.97% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 69 62
Average daily rate £314 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -11.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015, 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 23 (44.23%) MS Office
2 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 13 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (23.08%) Windows
4 12 (23.08%) Finance
5 10 (19.23%) Project Management
5 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (17.31%) Degree
7 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 8 (15.38%) ITIL
7 8 (15.38%) SQL
8 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
9 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
10 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (9.62%) Office 365
10 5 (9.62%) Validation
10 5 (9.62%) GIS
10 5 (9.62%) ArcGIS
10 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
10 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
10 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
10 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (9.62%) Mapinfo
10 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (7.69%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 5 (9.62%) ArcGIS
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) MS Office
2 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.69%) MS Project
4 2 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.92%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) LLU
2 2 (3.85%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) VoIP
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) OLAP
2 3 (5.77%) SAP BI
2 3 (5.77%) SAP BW
3 2 (3.85%) DataStage
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
4 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Toad
2 1 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Data Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Coordinator
4 5 (9.62%) Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Manager
5 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Developer
5 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Data Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Project Coordinator
6 3 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) SAP BW Developer
7 2 (3.85%) SAP Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) XML
2 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.85%) WPF
3 1 (1.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) MDX
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) GIS
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) EPoS
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.92%) Statistics
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) Social Media
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
2 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
3 4 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.92%) Android
5 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (19.23%) Project Management
3 8 (15.38%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (11.54%) Data Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (9.62%) Data Modelling
5 5 (9.62%) Validation
5 5 (9.62%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) ETL
6 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.69%) OOP
6 4 (7.69%) OO
7 3 (5.77%) CRM
7 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.85%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) MATLAB
3 3 (5.77%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) C
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) ABAP
5 1 (1.92%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) Degree
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.77%) MCSE
3 3 (5.77%) MCSA
4 2 (3.85%) ACCA
4 2 (3.85%) CIMA
4 2 (3.85%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCP
5 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) MOS
5 1 (1.92%) MCTS
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
2 1 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.92%) Nagios
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Mapinfo
2 4 (7.69%) SAP
2 4 (7.69%) McAfee
3 3 (5.77%) Dell
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.85%) Cognos
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco
4 2 (3.85%) BT
4 2 (3.85%) Business Objects
4 2 (3.85%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) CA
5 1 (1.92%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.92%) ExactTarget
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