The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Windsor region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Windsor 10.00% 2.56% -
As % of the Vendors category 18.75% 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £383 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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 Windsor region.

Vendors Category
Windsor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
16 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Windsor 53.33% 48.72% 52.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate £365 £500 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +22.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £400 £402
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £580 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Windsor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Windsor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Windsor

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Windsor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Windsor region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Windsor

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Windsor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Windsor region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Windsor

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Windsor

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Windsor 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 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) People Management
2 2 (40.00%) Presales
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Telemarketing
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Windsor by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Windsor 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.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Change Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) CRM Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) People Management
1 2 (40.00%) Presales
1 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing Management
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Telemarketing
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Marketo
2 1 (20.00%) Sage
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) VMware