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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 21 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 6.49% 4.56% 7.58%
As % of the Vendors category 13.42% 11.22% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 11
Average daily rate
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£363 £220 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.77% -51.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
149 98 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 48.38% 40.66% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 44 46
Average daily rate £350 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £192 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.38 £24.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -48.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £12.75 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £30.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 14 (37.84%) MS Office
2 13 (35.14%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
4 9 (24.32%) DNS
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) IIS
6 7 (18.92%) SAN
6 7 (18.92%) Firewall
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) Linux
8 5 (13.51%) Change Management
9 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (10.81%) Back Office
9 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
9 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) Citrix
9 4 (10.81%) User Experience
9 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (10.81%) Android
9 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
10 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
10 3 (8.11%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Office
2 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 3 (8.11%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (2.70%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 7 (18.92%) SAN
2 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
4 3 (8.11%) Internet
4 3 (8.11%) SSL
5 2 (5.41%) LDAP
5 2 (5.41%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.70%) SAP BI
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Back Office
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Interactive Media
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Hosting Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) User Experience Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Deskside Support
6 2 (5.41%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Web Support Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Designer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.70%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) LAMP
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) SOAP
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Ajax
2 2 (5.41%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.70%) Laravel
3 1 (2.70%) MDX
3 1 (2.70%) WCF
3 1 (2.70%) Zend Framework
3 1 (2.70%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (2.70%) XHTML
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Xbox
3 1 (2.70%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Debian
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) OO
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Data Management
5 2 (5.41%) MVC
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.70%) PDM
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) VBScript
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) ABAP
4 1 (2.70%) SAPscript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.70%) MCITP
2 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) SCVMM
1 2 (5.41%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) MobileIron
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) Zend
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