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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 15.22% 5.20% 9.02%
As % of the Vendors category 28.39% 12.84% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £260 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £354 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.65 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £19.75 £12.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
155 109 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 53.63% 40.52% 47.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 52 60
Average daily rate £320 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £481 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £22.00 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Slough region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Slough

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (39.68%) MS Office
2 21 (33.33%) Finance
3 17 (26.98%) Windows
4 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
4 15 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (22.22%) ITIL
6 13 (20.63%) Project Management
7 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (17.46%) SQL
9 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (15.87%) MS Project
9 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
9 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
10 9 (14.29%) ETL
10 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (12.70%) OLAP
11 8 (12.70%) ACCA
11 8 (12.70%) CIMA
12 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (9.52%) SAP
13 6 (9.52%) MCSA
13 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
13 6 (9.52%) Citrix
13 6 (9.52%) Cisco
13 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (9.52%) SCCM
14 5 (7.94%) Lean Six Sigma
14 5 (7.94%) Use Case

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.94%) Lync
3 2 (3.17%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (39.68%) MS Office
2 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 10 (15.87%) MS Project
4 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP CCM
1 2 (3.17%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.76%) LLU
3 2 (3.17%) LAN
3 2 (3.17%) WAN
3 2 (3.17%) SAN
3 2 (3.17%) Internet
4 1 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) VLAN
4 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
4 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.59%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (12.70%) OLAP
3 5 (7.94%) DataStage
4 3 (4.76%) SAP BI
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.76%) SAP BW
4 3 (4.76%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (3.17%) Big Data
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Toad
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Advertising
4 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.52%) Business Analyst
3 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
3 6 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Developer
4 5 (7.94%) Consultant
5 4 (6.35%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Coordinator
5 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Data Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) SAP BW Developer
7 2 (3.17%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) MDX
2 2 (3.17%) WPF
2 2 (3.17%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
2 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (1.59%) BAPI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.17%) EPoS
3 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 1 (1.59%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.59%) Statistics
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.59%) Social Media
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 17 (26.98%) Windows
2 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
3 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
5 2 (3.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Business Intelligence
2 14 (22.22%) ITIL
3 13 (20.63%) Project Management
4 9 (14.29%) ETL
5 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Lean Six Sigma
7 5 (7.94%) Use Case
7 5 (7.94%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (7.94%) Six Sigma
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 5 (7.94%) DSDM
7 5 (7.94%) Waterfall
7 5 (7.94%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (7.94%) Inmon Methodology
8 4 (6.35%) OOP
8 4 (6.35%) OO
9 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
9 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C
2 2 (3.17%) C#
2 2 (3.17%) MATLAB
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.59%) VB
3 1 (1.59%) ABAP
3 1 (1.59%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.70%) ACCA
2 8 (12.70%) CIMA
3 6 (9.52%) MCSA
4 4 (6.35%) MCSE
4 4 (6.35%) Degree
5 3 (4.76%) MCITP
6 2 (3.17%) MOS
6 2 (3.17%) MCTS
7 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) MCP
7 1 (1.59%) CCNP
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.59%) CCVP
7 1 (1.59%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) XenApp
3 1 (1.59%) SRDF
3 1 (1.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.17%) WSUS
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.17%) SCOM
3 2 (3.17%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.59%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (1.59%) SnapMirror
4 1 (1.59%) SnapVault
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (9.52%) SAP
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco
1 6 (9.52%) Citrix
2 5 (7.94%) Cognos
2 5 (7.94%) Informatica
3 4 (6.35%) Symantec
4 3 (4.76%) McAfee
4 3 (4.76%) BT
5 2 (3.17%) VMware
5 2 (3.17%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.17%) Dell
5 2 (3.17%) EMC
5 2 (3.17%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.17%) Mapinfo
5 2 (3.17%) IBM
5 2 (3.17%) CA
6 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.59%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.59%) HP