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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.15% 10.62% 7.92%
As % of the Vendors category 14.42% 21.09% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 11
Average daily rate £263 £205 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.04% -37.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £118 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.86 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.81% -38.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
104 147 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 56.52% 50.34% 50.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 68
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.61 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.49% -21.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 17 (43.59%) MS Office
2 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
3 11 (28.21%) Finance
4 9 (23.08%) SAP
5 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 7 (17.95%) MS Project
6 7 (17.95%) Project Management
7 6 (15.38%) SQL
7 6 (15.38%) DHCP
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco
7 6 (15.38%) DNS
7 6 (15.38%) CA
7 6 (15.38%) Software Licensing
7 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
7 6 (15.38%) Invoice Processing
8 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (12.82%) Ethernet
8 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
8 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
8 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
9 4 (10.26%) 2G
9 4 (10.26%) Change Management
9 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
9 4 (10.26%) VMware
9 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
9 4 (10.26%) 3G
9 4 (10.26%) ETL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (43.59%) MS Office
2 14 (35.90%) MS Excel
3 7 (17.95%) MS Project
4 4 (10.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (5.13%) Acrobat
6 2 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
1 1 (2.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DHCP
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 5 (12.82%) Ethernet
3 4 (10.26%) 2G
3 4 (10.26%) 3G
3 4 (10.26%) 4G
3 4 (10.26%) ATM
3 4 (10.26%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (10.26%) SDH
4 3 (7.69%) HSRP
4 3 (7.69%) ICMP
4 3 (7.69%) IPsec
4 3 (7.69%) OSPF
4 3 (7.69%) RTCP
4 3 (7.69%) RTP
4 3 (7.69%) SCTP
4 3 (7.69%) VLAN
4 3 (7.69%) VPN
4 3 (7.69%) VRRP
4 3 (7.69%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Big Data
3 2 (5.13%) DataStage
3 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.13%) MS Access
3 2 (5.13%) OLAP
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Toad
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.69%) Back Office
3 3 (7.69%) Legal
3 3 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.13%) Retail
5 1 (2.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (15.38%) Analyst
1 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Support Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Business Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Configuration Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (5.13%) PMO Lead
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (5.13%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) MDX
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 3 (7.69%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.13%) FMCG
4 2 (5.13%) iPad
5 1 (2.56%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Unix
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) AIX
5 2 (5.13%) Android
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) Project Management
2 6 (15.38%) Invoice Processing
2 6 (15.38%) Software Licensing
3 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.26%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) ETL
4 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (10.26%) Six Sigma
5 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (5.13%) DSDM
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) VCP5
2 2 (5.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) CISA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISM
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) HNC
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (5.13%) GxP
2 2 (5.13%) QA
3 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (7.69%) ISA Server
2 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
2 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) WSUS
2 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.13%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.13%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (5.13%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.56%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (2.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) SAP
2 6 (15.38%) CA
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) HP
3 4 (10.26%) IBM
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Dell
4 3 (7.69%) NetApp
4 3 (7.69%) Nokia
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe
5 2 (5.13%) BMC
5 2 (5.13%) Cognos
5 2 (5.13%) Informatica
5 2 (5.13%) JD Edwards
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle
5 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.13%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) Teradata
5 2 (5.13%) Veritas