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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 12.34% 6.16% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 17.92% 11.64% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Median daily rate £225 £218 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £115 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £308 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £337 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.01% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.02% -21.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
Berkshire

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
106 146 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 68.83% 52.90% 51.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 81 66
Median daily rate £375 £328 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £18.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.82%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) MS Office
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Citrix
3 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
4 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
4 9 (26.47%) Back Office
4 9 (26.47%) SQL
5 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (23.53%) SLA
5 8 (23.53%) 4G
5 8 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
6 7 (20.59%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (20.59%) Cisco
6 7 (20.59%) Nokia
6 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
6 7 (20.59%) 2G
6 7 (20.59%) 3G
6 7 (20.59%) Remedy
6 7 (20.59%) Project Management
7 6 (17.65%) Finance
7 6 (17.65%) Wireless
7 6 (17.65%) Cramer
7 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 6 (17.65%) MS Access
7 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
7 6 (17.65%) Ericsson
7 6 (17.65%) Nortel
7 6 (17.65%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (32.35%) MS Office
3 7 (20.59%) MS Visio
4 6 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (14.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (23.53%) 4G
1 8 (23.53%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (20.59%) 2G
2 7 (20.59%) 3G
3 6 (17.65%) Wireless
4 5 (14.71%) DHCP
4 5 (14.71%) DNS
4 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
4 5 (14.71%) LTE
5 4 (11.76%) SAN
5 4 (11.76%) VPN
6 3 (8.82%) ATM
6 3 (8.82%) SDH
6 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.88%) ICMP
7 2 (5.88%) IPsec
7 2 (5.88%) OSPF
7 2 (5.88%) RTCP
7 2 (5.88%) RTP
7 2 (5.88%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.65%) MS Access
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (8.82%) Data Mart
5 3 (8.82%) DataStage
5 3 (8.82%) OLAP
6 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Toad
2 1 (2.94%) JIRA
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (26.47%) Back Office
3 6 (17.65%) Finance
4 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (2.94%) Law
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Service Desk Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Deskside Support
5 2 (5.88%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) PMO Lead
5 2 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Transmission Planning Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Management Information System
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 3 (8.82%) Clustering
4 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (8.82%) FMCG
4 3 (8.82%) iPad
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.82%) Android
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Unix
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) AIX
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (20.59%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Dashboard Development
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.71%) Six Sigma
4 4 (11.76%) Change Management
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.82%) DSDM
5 3 (8.82%) ETL
5 3 (8.82%) Inmon Methodology
5 3 (8.82%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (8.82%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
1 5 (14.71%) HNC
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) VCP5
3 2 (5.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) CISA
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CISM
4 1 (2.94%) CISSP
4 1 (2.94%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) GxP
3 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.94%) QA
3 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.82%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (8.82%) ISA Server
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) XenApp
3 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Amdocs OSS
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
3 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Citrix
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Nokia
2 7 (20.59%) Remedy
3 6 (17.65%) Cramer
3 6 (17.65%) Ericsson
3 6 (17.65%) Huawei
3 6 (17.65%) Nokia Networks
3 6 (17.65%) Nortel
3 6 (17.65%) Tellabs
4 5 (14.71%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 5 (14.71%) Arqiva
4 5 (14.71%) BT
4 5 (14.71%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) NetCracker
4 5 (14.71%) Siemens
4 5 (14.71%) Telindus
4 5 (14.71%) Virgin Media
4 5 (14.71%) ZTE
5 4 (11.76%) VMware