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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 12 8 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 5.93% 8.53% 6.91%
As % of the Vendors category 8.99% 14.77% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 13
Median daily rate £368 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £264 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.57
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.95%

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
89 149 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 65.93% 57.75% 55.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 87 96
Median daily rate £425 £390 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%

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
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 22 February 2017, 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 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
3 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (30.43%) SLA
5 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (17.39%) Huawei
7 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
7 4 (17.39%) Nortel
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
8 3 (13.04%) Remedy
8 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) MS Access
8 3 (13.04%) Legal
8 3 (13.04%) Cramer
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (13.04%) VLAN
8 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
8 3 (13.04%) Nokia Networks

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 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
3 4 (17.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.35%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) VLAN
2 2 (8.70%) 2G
2 2 (8.70%) 3G
2 2 (8.70%) 4G
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) FTP
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) ICMP
2 2 (8.70%) IGMP
2 2 (8.70%) LTE
2 2 (8.70%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (8.70%) SNMP
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) DWDM
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) Multicast
3 1 (4.35%) RSVP
3 1 (4.35%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 3 (13.04%) MS Access
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (39.13%) Telecoms
2 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Legal
4 2 (8.70%) Billing
4 2 (8.70%) Electronics
5 1 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (4.35%) Marketing
5 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Developer
1 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.70%) RAN Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.35%) Audit Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Business Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) DBA
3 1 (4.35%) Programmer
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) COM
2 1 (4.35%) Mason
2 1 (4.35%) MDX
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Driving Licence
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) IPTV
3 2 (8.70%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
4 1 (4.35%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (4.35%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Android
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Fault Management
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) Trend Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) WFM
4 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) CCIP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) OCP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Amdocs OSS
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Huawei
1 4 (17.39%) Nortel
2 3 (13.04%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) Cramer
2 3 (13.04%) Ericsson
2 3 (13.04%) Nokia Networks
2 3 (13.04%) Remedy
2 3 (13.04%) Tellabs
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 2 (8.70%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) Talend
4 1 (4.35%) Virgin Media