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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 13 9
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 19 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 10.34% 7.79% 14.69%
As % of the Vendors category 20.41% 14.73% 30.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 11
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£210 £330 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £13.86 £22.50 £38.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.40% -40.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £22.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.22 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.03% -3.33%
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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
147 129 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 50.69% 52.87% 48.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 72 58
Average daily rate £350 £330 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £475 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -34.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 19 (42.22%) MS Office
2 18 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 10 (22.22%) Windows
4 9 (20.00%) Degree
5 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
6 7 (15.56%) Finance
6 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
7 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (13.33%) Project Management
7 6 (13.33%) SQL
8 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
8 5 (11.11%) Mapinfo
8 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.11%) Validation
8 5 (11.11%) GIS
8 5 (11.11%) ArcGIS
8 5 (11.11%) MATLAB
8 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
8 5 (11.11%) QA
8 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.89%) Firewall
9 4 (8.89%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
9 4 (8.89%) ITIL
10 3 (6.67%) .NET
10 3 (6.67%) C#
10 3 (6.67%) CRM
10 3 (6.67%) OOP
10 3 (6.67%) OO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 5 (11.11%) ArcGIS
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Office
2 18 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) RoboHelp
4 1 (2.22%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (2.22%) Endur
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) DNS
1 4 (8.89%) Firewall
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) LLU
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) VoIP
4 1 (2.22%) SSL
4 1 (2.22%) SAN
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.22%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (17.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.56%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Interactive Media
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (11.11%) Data Manager
2 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 5 (11.11%) Consultant
2 5 (11.11%) Analyst
2 5 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (8.89%) Coordinator
3 4 (8.89%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Data Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Author
5 2 (4.44%) Technical Author
5 2 (4.44%) Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.22%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.44%) WPF
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) MDX
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) LAMP
3 1 (2.22%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) GIS
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) EPoS
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Statistics
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Xbox
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.22%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.22%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Project Management
1 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.11%) Validation
2 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) OOP
4 3 (6.67%) OO
4 3 (6.67%) CRM
4 3 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (6.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) MVVM
5 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) MATLAB
3 3 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) C
5 1 (2.22%) ABAP
5 1 (2.22%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Degree
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) MCITP
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) MCSA
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ACCA
4 1 (2.22%) CIMA
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (2.22%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) ARCserve
1 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Mapinfo
2 3 (6.67%) McAfee
2 3 (6.67%) Dell
2 3 (6.67%) Cisco
2 3 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 2 (4.44%) Business Objects
3 2 (4.44%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) ExactTarget
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
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