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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.43% 5.88% 8.57%
As % of the Vendors category 15.22% 10.65% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 11
Average daily rate £353 £313 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.80% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £232 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
138 169 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 55.42% 55.23% 46.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 101 54
Average daily rate £380 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, 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 16 (37.21%) MS Office
2 14 (32.56%) Windows
3 9 (20.93%) SQL
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
3 9 (20.93%) Finance
4 8 (18.60%) DNS
4 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
5 7 (16.28%) Cisco
5 7 (16.28%) DHCP
5 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
5 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
6 6 (13.95%) ETL
6 6 (13.95%) SAP
6 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (13.95%) CA
6 6 (13.95%) Software Licensing
7 5 (11.63%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
7 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
7 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.63%) Citrix
7 5 (11.63%) ITIL
7 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (11.63%) VMware
8 4 (9.30%) Migration
8 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
8 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (9.30%) SLA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) ArcGIS
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (37.21%) MS Office
2 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Acrobat
4 2 (4.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (4.65%) MS Project
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) DNS
2 7 (16.28%) DHCP
3 4 (9.30%) VLAN
4 3 (6.98%) 2G
4 3 (6.98%) 3G
4 3 (6.98%) 4G
4 3 (6.98%) ATM
4 3 (6.98%) Ethernet
4 3 (6.98%) HSRP
4 3 (6.98%) ICMP
4 3 (6.98%) IPsec
4 3 (6.98%) OSPF
4 3 (6.98%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (6.98%) RTCP
4 3 (6.98%) RTP
4 3 (6.98%) SCTP
4 3 (6.98%) SDH
4 3 (6.98%) VPN
4 3 (6.98%) VRRP
4 3 (6.98%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (6.98%) DataStage
4 3 (6.98%) OLAP
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.65%) Big Data
5 2 (4.65%) DB2
5 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.33%) GIS
6 1 (2.33%) QGIS
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Toad
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Moq
3 1 (2.33%) ReSharper
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Legal
4 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Analyst
1 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
2 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Lync Consultant
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (6.98%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (4.65%) Telecoms Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) MDX
1 3 (6.98%) XML
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 1 (2.33%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Unix
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (13.95%) ETL
2 6 (13.95%) Software Licensing
3 5 (11.63%) ITIL
3 5 (11.63%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (9.30%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) DSDM
5 3 (6.98%) Inmon Methodology
5 3 (6.98%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (6.98%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (6.98%) Project Management
5 3 (6.98%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Six Sigma
5 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Use Case
5 3 (6.98%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
3 2 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) VCP5
2 2 (4.65%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.33%) CCIE
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) JNCIE
3 1 (2.33%) JNCIP
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) MCTS
3 1 (2.33%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) vSphere
3 3 (6.98%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (6.98%) ISA Server
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.98%) XenApp
3 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) vCloud
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) WSUS
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.65%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (4.65%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Cisco
2 6 (13.95%) CA
2 6 (13.95%) SAP
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 3 (6.98%) Cognos
4 3 (6.98%) Dell
4 3 (6.98%) HP
4 3 (6.98%) IBM
4 3 (6.98%) Informatica
4 3 (6.98%) NetApp
4 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.65%) Adobe
5 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 2 (4.65%) Nokia
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle
5 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec
5 2 (4.65%) Teradata
5 2 (4.65%) Veritas
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