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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 23 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.36% 8.00% 10.63%
As % of the Vendors category 7.98% 18.18% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 15
Average daily rate
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£331 £244 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.89% -45.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
163 110 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 54.70% 44.00% 46.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 50 55
Average daily rate £375 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £193 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 3
Average hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% -62.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
4 9 (24.32%) DNS
5 8 (21.62%) Firewall
6 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (18.92%) SAN
7 6 (16.22%) IIS
7 6 (16.22%) Finance
7 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (13.51%) Linux
8 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) Cisco
9 4 (10.81%) Citrix
9 4 (10.81%) SQL
9 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
9 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
9 4 (10.81%) Back Office
9 4 (10.81%) Change Management
9 4 (10.81%) User Experience
9 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (10.81%) Android
10 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
10 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (8.11%) Interactive Media
10 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 6 (16.22%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.11%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.41%) RoboHelp
5 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) DNS
2 8 (21.62%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.92%) SAN
4 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
4 3 (8.11%) SSL
4 3 (8.11%) Internet
5 2 (5.41%) LDAP
5 2 (5.41%) DHCP
6 1 (2.70%) Network Security
6 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.70%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.70%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Axure RP
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Back Office
3 3 (8.11%) Interactive Media
3 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (2.70%) Games
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Web Hosting Specialist
5 3 (8.11%) User Experience Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Deskside Support
6 2 (5.41%) Service Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Author
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Author
6 2 (5.41%) Web Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Hosting Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (2.70%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) LAMP
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Ajax
2 2 (5.41%) jQuery
3 1 (2.70%) Zend Framework
3 1 (2.70%) CodeIgniter
3 1 (2.70%) MDX
3 1 (2.70%) Laravel
3 1 (2.70%) BAPI
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) XHTML
3 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) iPad
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) iPhone
4 1 (2.70%) Statistics
4 1 (2.70%) Xbox
4 1 (2.70%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 4 (10.81%) Android
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
4 3 (8.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.41%) OO
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) BPMN
6 1 (2.70%) OO PHP
6 1 (2.70%) Process Architecture
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Change Control
6 1 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) VBScript
3 2 (5.41%) C#
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP5
4 1 (2.70%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) ABAP
4 1 (2.70%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) MCITP
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) XenMobile
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.70%) WMI
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) VMware
2 4 (10.81%) Cisco
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
4 2 (5.41%) IBM
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.41%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.70%) Zend
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Juniper
5 1 (2.70%) Mapinfo
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat