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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 16 9
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 18 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.38% 7.50% 15.00%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 15.13% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 12
Average daily rate
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£150 £283 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.90% -33.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £112 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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
140 119 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 51.66% 49.58% 47.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 53
Average daily rate £320 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015, 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 20 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (45.24%) MS Office
3 10 (23.81%) Windows
4 9 (21.43%) Degree
5 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
6 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 7 (16.67%) Project Management
7 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (14.29%) Finance
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
8 5 (11.90%) Validation
8 5 (11.90%) GIS
8 5 (11.90%) ArcGIS
8 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (11.90%) MATLAB
8 5 (11.90%) Mapinfo
8 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.90%) ITIL
8 5 (11.90%) SQL
8 5 (11.90%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.52%) Office 365
9 4 (9.52%) QA
9 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
9 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
9 4 (9.52%) McAfee
10 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.14%) LLU

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 5 (11.90%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.38%) Lync
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (45.24%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS Project
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CCM
2 1 (2.38%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) LLU
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.38%) DNS
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) LAN
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Senior Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Coordinator
2 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
2 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Data Manager
3 4 (9.52%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Data Consultant
4 3 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Author
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.76%) WPF
3 1 (2.38%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) MDX
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
3 1 (2.38%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) GIS
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) EPoS
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Statistics
4 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows XP
2 4 (9.52%) Mac OS X
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.38%) Android
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Project Management
2 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 5 (11.90%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
3 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) Validation
4 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.14%) OOP
4 3 (7.14%) OO
4 3 (7.14%) CRM
4 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (4.76%) MVVM
5 2 (4.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
1 5 (11.90%) MATLAB
2 3 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (4.76%) C
4 1 (2.38%) VB
4 1 (2.38%) ABAP
4 1 (2.38%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) MCSA
3 3 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ACCA
4 1 (2.38%) CIMA
4 1 (2.38%) MOS
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Nagios
1 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
1 1 (2.38%) SCCM
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
1 1 (2.38%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Mapinfo
2 4 (9.52%) McAfee
3 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.14%) Cisco
3 3 (7.14%) Dell
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) BT
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec
5 1 (2.38%) ExactTarget
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) CA
5 1 (2.38%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint