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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 7.86% 6.25% 6.35%
As % of the Vendors category 16.89% 14.95% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £159 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £548 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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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
148 107 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 46.54% 41.80% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 42 26
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £131 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £508 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 9
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.08 £28.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 13 (34.21%) MS Office
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
3 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 8 (21.05%) DNS
3 8 (21.05%) SAN
4 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
4 7 (18.42%) IIS
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
5 6 (15.79%) Firewall
5 6 (15.79%) Finance
6 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
6 5 (13.16%) Back Office
6 5 (13.16%) VMware
6 5 (13.16%) Change Management
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 5 (13.16%) Linux
6 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
6 5 (13.16%) Android
7 4 (10.53%) iPad
7 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.53%) User Experience
7 4 (10.53%) Internet
7 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
7 4 (10.53%) SSL
7 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
7 4 (10.53%) Citrix
8 3 (7.89%) Interactive Media

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (18.42%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Office
2 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (7.89%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (5.26%) MS Project
5 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.63%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) DNS
1 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) Internet
4 4 (10.53%) SSL
4 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) LDAP
6 1 (2.63%) GPRS
6 1 (2.63%) GSM
6 1 (2.63%) UMTS
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) IPv6
6 1 (2.63%) DAB
6 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.63%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.63%) MS Access
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Back Office
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Interactive Media
4 2 (5.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 8 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
4 4 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Deskside Support
5 3 (7.89%) User Experience Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Web Hosting Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Web Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (2.63%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) LAMP
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) jQuery
2 2 (5.26%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) CSS
2 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XHTML
3 1 (2.63%) WAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.63%) WML
3 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.63%) Laravel
3 1 (2.63%) WCF
3 1 (2.63%) Zend Framework
3 1 (2.63%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
1 5 (13.16%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.53%) iPad
2 4 (10.53%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) Android
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Debian
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.16%) Change Management
4 4 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.89%) Information Architecture
5 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
6 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.26%) MVC
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.26%) Investment Management
7 1 (2.63%) Time Management
7 1 (2.63%) BPMN
7 1 (2.63%) Process Architecture
7 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.63%) Change Control
7 1 (2.63%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) VBScript
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) C#
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
1 2 (5.26%) SCVMM
1 2 (5.26%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.63%) WMI
2 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (13.16%) VMware
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Dell
4 2 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
4 2 (5.26%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) NetApp
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Zend
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