The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Slough region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 18 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.56% 12.24% 15.38%
As % of the Vendors category 12.07% 26.61% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.33%
Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
116 109 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 46.03% 45.99% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 58 46
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £122.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -84.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.80 £60.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £19.00 £184.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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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
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 22 July 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 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (39.39%) MS Office
3 11 (33.33%) Windows
4 8 (24.24%) SAN
5 7 (21.21%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.18%) Finance
7 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
7 5 (15.15%) VMware
7 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco
7 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.15%) SQL
7 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle
9 3 (9.09%) Change Management
9 3 (9.09%) Project Management
9 3 (9.09%) .NET
9 3 (9.09%) HTML
9 3 (9.09%) MS Project
9 3 (9.09%) XML
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL
9 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 3 (9.09%) Citrix
9 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (6.06%) Lync
1 2 (6.06%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (39.39%) MS Office
3 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
3 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (9.09%) MS Project
5 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (6.06%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (6.06%) Photoshop
5 2 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (6.06%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) 4G
2 2 (6.06%) GPRS
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) UMTS
2 2 (6.06%) VoIP
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) 2G
3 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) 3G
3 1 (3.03%) DAB
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (3.03%) Broadband
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) GSM
3 1 (3.03%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Axure RP
1 2 (6.06%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Interactive Media
4 1 (3.03%) Games
4 1 (3.03%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) French Language
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) User Experience Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Coordinator
6 2 (6.06%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Siebel Business Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) HTML
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) WML
2 1 (3.03%) WAP
2 1 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) iPad
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Handset
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) EPoS
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.06%) Android
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Change Management
1 3 (9.09%) Project Management
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL
1 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 2 (6.06%) Systems Analysis
2 2 (6.06%) Use Case
2 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (6.06%) Information Architecture
2 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
2 2 (6.06%) UML
2 2 (6.06%) CRM
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.03%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.03%) PDM
3 1 (3.03%) Validation
3 1 (3.03%) Data Management
3 1 (3.03%) Data Security
3 1 (3.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) C#
2 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Dell Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) HP
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Dell
5 2 (6.06%) Adobe
5 2 (6.06%) Siebel
6 1 (3.03%) BT
6 1 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 1 (3.03%) SAP
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.03%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (3.03%) Actix
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