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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 1 22
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 6.25% 17.52% 6.03%
As % of the Vendors category 10.75% 33.06% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 23 6
Median daily rate £400 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £130 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% -3.33%
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 Slough region.

Vendors Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
93 124 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 58.13% 52.99% 39.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 80 53
Median daily rate £360 £360 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £208 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £465 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 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 Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
2 13 (44.83%) MS Office
3 12 (41.38%) SQL
4 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
5 10 (34.48%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (31.03%) Citrix
6 9 (31.03%) Back Office
6 9 (31.03%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
8 7 (24.14%) Nortel
8 7 (24.14%) Remedy
8 7 (24.14%) SLA
8 7 (24.14%) MS Visio
8 7 (24.14%) Huawei
8 7 (24.14%) Cramer
8 7 (24.14%) Nokia Networks
8 7 (24.14%) 4G
8 7 (24.14%) Radio Access Network
8 7 (24.14%) Tellabs
8 7 (24.14%) Amdocs OSS
8 7 (24.14%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (20.69%) Dashboard Development
9 6 (20.69%) LTE
9 6 (20.69%) 2G
9 6 (20.69%) MS Access
9 6 (20.69%) Windows
9 6 (20.69%) Ericsson
9 6 (20.69%) Wireless
9 6 (20.69%) 3G

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (55.17%) MS Excel
2 13 (44.83%) MS Office
3 9 (31.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (24.14%) MS Visio
5 4 (13.79%) MS Project
6 2 (6.90%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) 4G
1 7 (24.14%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (20.69%) 2G
2 6 (20.69%) 3G
2 6 (20.69%) LTE
2 6 (20.69%) Wireless
3 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) ATM
5 1 (3.45%) Broadband
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.45%) SDH
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (20.69%) MS Access
3 4 (13.79%) Data Mart
3 4 (13.79%) DataStage
3 4 (13.79%) OLAP
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Toad
2 1 (3.45%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 9 (31.03%) Back Office
3 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Service Desk Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Deskside Support
4 2 (6.90%) Deskside Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Master Data Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft BI Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SAP Data Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Developer
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
4 3 (10.34%) iPad
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.45%) FMCG
5 1 (3.45%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (3.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) Android
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (20.69%) Dashboard Development
3 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) DSDM
4 4 (13.79%) ETL
4 4 (13.79%) Inmon Methodology
4 4 (13.79%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (13.79%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) Six Sigma
4 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Waterfall
5 3 (10.34%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
1 5 (17.24%) HNC
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.45%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.45%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Citrix
2 7 (24.14%) Cramer
2 7 (24.14%) Huawei
2 7 (24.14%) Nokia Networks
2 7 (24.14%) Nortel
2 7 (24.14%) Remedy
2 7 (24.14%) Tellabs
3 6 (20.69%) Ericsson
4 5 (17.24%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (17.24%) Arqiva
4 5 (17.24%) BT
4 5 (17.24%) NetCracker
4 5 (17.24%) Nokia
4 5 (17.24%) Siemens
4 5 (17.24%) Telindus
4 5 (17.24%) Virgin Media
4 5 (17.24%) ZTE
5 4 (13.79%) Cognos
5 4 (13.79%) Informatica
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco