The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Berkshire
Rank 3 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 249 350 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.59% 14.25% 13.28%
As % of the Vendors category 26.83% 27.17% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 175 183
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £55.65 £50.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 928 1288 1399
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.66% 52.44% 48.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 661 685
Median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 48 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Berkshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 133 £360 -10.00% 27
Bracknell -5 28 £513 +7.89% 5
Maidenhead -1 16 £273 +25.28% 7
Slough 0 9 £450 +19.60% 12
Newbury -1 6 £400 +23.07% 2
Wokingham +1 4 £344 +5.76% 7
Windsor +4 1 £153 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 232 (44.79%) MS Excel
2 125 (24.13%) Windows
3 119 (22.97%) MS Office
4 115 (22.20%) Telecoms
5 102 (19.69%) Project Management
6 96 (18.53%) SQL Server
7 90 (17.37%) Finance
8 82 (15.83%) Active Directory
9 80 (15.44%) ITIL
10 79 (15.25%) SQL
10 79 (15.25%) Security Cleared
11 78 (15.06%) MS Project
12 65 (12.55%) PRINCE2
13 59 (11.39%) CRM
13 59 (11.39%) SharePoint
13 59 (11.39%) VMware
14 58 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
15 57 (11.00%) SC Cleared
15 57 (11.00%) Oracle
16 54 (10.42%) Remedy
16 54 (10.42%) Management Information System
16 54 (10.42%) Migration
17 53 (10.23%) Dynamics CRM
18 51 (9.85%) Degree
19 50 (9.65%) ITIL V3
20 49 (9.46%) MS PowerPoint
20 49 (9.46%) .NET
21 48 (9.27%) Windows Server
22 47 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 43 (8.30%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 59 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 27 (5.21%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.09%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (2.51%) IIS
6 11 (2.12%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.77%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.39%) Apache
11 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.19%) Confluence
12 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 232 (44.79%) MS Excel
2 119 (22.97%) MS Office
3 78 (15.06%) MS Project
4 49 (9.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.74%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.16%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.58%) Maya
8 1 (0.19%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 53 (10.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.12%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.97%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.19%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.19%) HFM
8 1 (0.19%) Maximo
8 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.19%) Primavera
8 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.19%) SAP GRC
8 1 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 58 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (8.30%) Office 365
3 23 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.28%) IaaS
5 15 (2.90%) PaaS
6 11 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.77%) SaaS
9 3 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.39%) GitHub
10 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.39%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.19%) G Suite
11 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.19%) iTunes
11 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.92%) LTE
2 38 (7.34%) Wi-Fi
3 34 (6.56%) VoLTE
4 31 (5.98%) Firewall
5 30 (5.79%) DNS
6 19 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 17 (3.28%) LAN
8 14 (2.70%) DHCP
8 14 (2.70%) HTTP
8 14 (2.70%) SAN
9 12 (2.32%) Internet
9 12 (2.32%) Skype
10 11 (2.12%) SMTP
10 11 (2.12%) WAN
11 9 (1.74%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.54%) 3G
12 8 (1.54%) 4G
12 8 (1.54%) VPN
13 6 (1.16%) VLAN
13 6 (1.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 47 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (5.41%) GIS
5 25 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.09%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.90%) Oracle Database
9 13 (2.51%) MS Access
10 10 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.35%) Power BI
13 5 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.77%) MySQL
15 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 12c
15 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
16 1 (0.19%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.32%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.16%) MSTest
4 5 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.77%) JIRA
6 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.39%) MSI
6 2 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.39%) Subversion
6 2 (0.39%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.19%) Grunt
7 1 (0.19%) NuGet
7 1 (0.19%) NUnit
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
General
1 115 (22.20%) Telecoms
2 90 (17.37%) Finance
3 20 (3.86%) Marketing
4 15 (2.90%) Retail
5 12 (2.32%) Legal
6 11 (2.12%) Advertising
7 9 (1.74%) Billing
8 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.16%) Banking
9 6 (1.16%) Electronics
9 6 (1.16%) French Language
10 5 (0.97%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
10 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.39%) Back Office
12 2 (0.39%) German Language
12 2 (0.39%) Local Government
13 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.19%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 68 (13.13%) Project Manager
2 61 (11.78%) Analyst
3 59 (11.39%) Developer
4 53 (10.23%) Consultant
5 37 (7.14%) Architect
6 34 (6.56%) Voice Project Manager
7 24 (4.63%) Data Technician
7 24 (4.63%) GIS Technician
8 21 (4.05%) Administrator
8 21 (4.05%) Support Engineer
9 18 (3.47%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (2.90%) SQL Developer
12 14 (2.70%) Coordinator
12 14 (2.70%) Windows Engineer
13 12 (2.32%) Network Manager
14 11 (2.12%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.12%) Network Project Manager
14 11 (2.12%) Project Coordinator
14 11 (2.12%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (9.46%) .NET
2 30 (5.79%) Web Services
3 20 (3.86%) XML
4 19 (3.67%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.12%) WCF
6 8 (1.54%) HTML
7 7 (1.35%) Middleware
7 7 (1.35%) REST
8 5 (0.97%) AngularJS
8 5 (0.97%) CSS
9 4 (0.77%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.77%) COM
9 4 (0.77%) SOAP
10 3 (0.58%) Java EE
11 2 (0.39%) EDI
11 2 (0.39%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.39%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (0.39%) LAMP
11 2 (0.39%) MDX
11 2 (0.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 40 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 17 (3.28%) Public Cloud
5 12 (2.32%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.54%) Clustering
7 7 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.16%) PMI
9 5 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.97%) Replication
10 4 (0.77%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.58%) IVR
11 3 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (0.58%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 125 (24.13%) Windows
2 48 (9.27%) Windows Server
3 40 (7.72%) Linux
4 34 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.05%) Windows 10
6 21 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (3.86%) Windows 7
8 17 (3.28%) Unix
9 7 (1.35%) Android
10 5 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.97%) Solaris
10 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.77%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.39%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) SUSE
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (19.69%) Project Management
2 80 (15.44%) ITIL
3 65 (12.55%) PRINCE2
4 59 (11.39%) CRM
5 54 (10.42%) Migration
6 50 (9.65%) ITIL V3
7 38 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (5.21%) Mentoring
10 26 (5.02%) Data Migration
10 26 (5.02%) ERP
10 26 (5.02%) ETL
11 24 (4.63%) Presales
12 20 (3.86%) SOA
12 20 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (3.67%) Problem Management
14 15 (2.90%) Load Balancing
14 15 (2.90%) Service Delivery
14 15 (2.90%) Workflow
15 14 (2.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (15.25%) SQL
2 43 (8.30%) C#
3 26 (5.02%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.47%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.70%) C
7 9 (1.74%) Java
7 9 (1.74%) Python
7 9 (1.74%) VBA
8 8 (1.54%) VB
9 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.39%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.19%) Go
11 1 (0.19%) Perl
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 79 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 57 (11.00%) SC Cleared
3 51 (9.85%) Degree
4 29 (5.60%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (2.90%) PMI Certification
7 13 (2.51%) PMP
8 9 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.74%) MCSE
9 8 (1.54%) CCNP
10 7 (1.35%) CCNA
10 7 (1.35%) HND
11 5 (0.97%) ACCA
11 5 (0.97%) CIMA
11 5 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.77%) CIPD
12 4 (0.77%) ECDL
13 3 (0.58%) MCITP
13 3 (0.58%) MCP
13 3 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.63%) PMO
2 20 (3.86%) QA
3 13 (2.51%) SLA
4 8 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.77%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.77%) GAAP
6 2 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.39%) GDPR
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) COBIT
7 1 (0.19%) GMP
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS
7 1 (0.19%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 82 (15.83%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.35%) vSphere
5 6 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.97%) VMware ESX
6 5 (0.97%) XenApp
7 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.58%) Docker
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.39%) Xen
10 1 (0.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.19%) Squid
10 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (3.28%) SCCM
2 9 (1.74%) Ansible
3 8 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (1.54%) SCOM
4 7 (1.35%) WSUS
5 4 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.58%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.58%) Nagios
7 2 (0.39%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.39%) Netcool
7 2 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 59 (11.39%) VMware
2 57 (11.00%) Oracle
3 54 (10.42%) Remedy
4 38 (7.34%) Ericsson
5 36 (6.95%) Citrix
6 32 (6.18%) SAP
7 24 (4.63%) HP
8 20 (3.86%) Cisco
9 15 (2.90%) IBM
10 12 (2.32%) Google
11 10 (1.93%) Sun
12 9 (1.74%) EMC
12 9 (1.74%) Intel Security
13 7 (1.35%) Huawei
14 6 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.97%) NetApp
15 5 (0.97%) Symantec
16 4 (0.77%) Apple
16 4 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
16 4 (0.77%) Veritas
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