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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 22 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.80% 10.16% 14.36%
As % of the Vendors category 11.71% 20.97% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 14
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£275 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £10.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +15.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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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
111 124 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 40.96% 48.44% 44.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 66 49
Average daily rate £375 £415 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +13.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £42.40 £138.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (40.63%) MS Office
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) SAN
4 8 (25.00%) HP
5 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 6 (18.75%) VMware
5 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.63%) SQL
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (12.50%) Finance
8 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
8 3 (9.38%) Project Management
8 3 (9.38%) Change Management
8 3 (9.38%) MS Project
8 3 (9.38%) XML
8 3 (9.38%) Linux
8 3 (9.38%) Oracle
8 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
8 3 (9.38%) Dell
8 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Lync
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 13 (40.63%) MS Office
3 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (9.38%) MS Project
4 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (3.13%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.25%) GPRS
3 2 (6.25%) UMTS
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) 4G
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) 2G
4 1 (3.13%) HSPA
4 1 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) 3G
4 1 (3.13%) DAB
4 1 (3.13%) DMZ
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) GSM
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) MS Access
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
3 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Coordinator
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Trainer
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) WML
3 1 (3.13%) WAP
3 1 (3.13%) Ajax
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) Zend Framework
3 1 (3.13%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (3.13%) jQuery
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.13%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
1 3 (9.38%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
3 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Debian
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Project Management
2 3 (9.38%) Change Management
2 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Time Management
3 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.25%) MVC
3 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.13%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.13%) Validation
4 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.13%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
3 1 (3.13%) PHP5
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Dell Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Dell
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.13%) BT
6 1 (3.13%) Zend
6 1 (3.13%) Polycom
6 1 (3.13%) Actix
6 1 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.13%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) Lotus
6 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
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