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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 20 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.99% 9.62% 10.73%
As % of the Vendors category 14.53% 17.24% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
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£285 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £175 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £11.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.65 £10.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.35 £13.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
117 145 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 41.20% 55.77% 40.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 70 32
Average daily rate £325 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £208 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.69% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £37.20 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (46.88%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) MS Office
3 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
3 11 (34.38%) SAN
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.75%) HP
6 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL
6 6 (18.75%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) Finance
6 6 (18.75%) Android
7 5 (15.63%) iPad
7 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (15.63%) Change Management
7 5 (15.63%) Back Office
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
8 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 4 (12.50%) DNS
8 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
9 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
9 3 (9.38%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Office
2 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.25%) MS Project
4 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (3.13%) Hyperion Planning
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (9.38%) SSL
4 3 (9.38%) Internet
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 2 (6.25%) LDAP
5 2 (6.25%) GPRS
5 2 (6.25%) UMTS
5 2 (6.25%) DHCP
5 2 (6.25%) 4G
6 1 (3.13%) HTTP
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) WAN
6 1 (3.13%) GSM
6 1 (3.13%) IPv6
6 1 (3.13%) 2G
6 1 (3.13%) HSPA
6 1 (3.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) 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 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Back Office
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Deskside Support
4 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Server Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) SOAP
1 2 (6.25%) XML
1 2 (6.25%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) Ajax
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) Zend Framework
2 1 (3.13%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.13%) Laravel
2 1 (3.13%) WAP
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) WML
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
1 5 (15.63%) iPad
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (6.25%) iPhone
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Handset
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (18.75%) Android
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (9.38%) Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.13%) Debian
8 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) AIX
8 1 (3.13%) Solaris
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
3 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) MVC
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) OO PHP
6 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.13%) Coaching
6 1 (3.13%) Time Management
6 1 (3.13%) Data Security
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Financial Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) VBA
3 1 (3.13%) PHP5
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) HP
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Dell
4 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) Zend
5 1 (3.13%) Polycom
5 1 (3.13%) Actix
5 1 (3.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
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