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 26 June 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.

Microsoft
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year -2 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 247 302 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.45% 12.98% 13.12%
As % of the Vendors category 27.69% 25.59% 25.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 137 152
Median daily rate £375 £398 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 30
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £21.33 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 892 1180 1246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 48.56% 50.73% 50.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 616 585
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 72 54
Median hourly rate £13.25 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 0 123 £375 -4.45% 32
Bracknell +4 28 £337 -29.05% 6
Maidenhead -1 12 £425 +17.24% 7
Newbury +5 10 £335 +28.84% 3
Slough -6 9 £250 +11.11% 7
Windsor - 6 £475 - 1
Wokingham -3 1 - - 4
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 134 (27.13%) Windows
2 128 (25.91%) Microsoft Office
3 110 (22.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 96 (19.43%) Active Directory
5 91 (18.42%) SQL Server
6 87 (17.61%) Telecoms
7 81 (16.40%) Security Cleared
8 78 (15.79%) Finance
9 76 (15.38%) Project Management
9 76 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 74 (14.98%) SQL
11 73 (14.78%) ITIL
12 65 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
13 62 (12.55%) Microsoft Project
14 60 (12.15%) SharePoint
14 60 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
15 59 (11.94%) .NET
15 59 (11.94%) SC Cleared
16 57 (11.54%) Windows Server
17 50 (10.12%) CRM
18 49 (9.92%) PRINCE2
18 49 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
19 48 (9.72%) C#
20 46 (9.31%) Dynamics CRM
21 45 (9.11%) Oracle
21 45 (9.11%) PowerShell
22 42 (8.50%) Migration
22 42 (8.50%) VMware
23 39 (7.89%) Degree
24 38 (7.69%) Remedy

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 60 (12.15%) SharePoint
2 28 (5.67%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.86%) IIS
4 18 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 12 (2.43%) SharePoint Server
6 9 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.62%) MS Project Server
7 8 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.81%) JBoss
10 4 (0.81%) nginx
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.20%) CMS
13 1 (0.20%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 128 (25.91%) Microsoft Office
2 110 (22.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 76 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 62 (12.55%) Microsoft Project
5 23 (4.66%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.40%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.20%) CATIA
8 1 (0.20%) Maya
8 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (9.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.61%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.40%) Changepoint
5 2 (0.40%) FRx
5 2 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.40%) Scribe Insight
5 2 (0.40%) Unica
5 2 (0.40%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.20%) Primavera
6 1 (0.20%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 65 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (7.49%) Office 365
3 23 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.04%) IaaS
6 12 (2.43%) PaaS
7 9 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.21%) SaaS
9 5 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.61%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.61%) Yammer
11 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.40%) GitHub
11 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.40%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.20%) G Suite
12 1 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.87%) DNS
2 25 (5.06%) Firewall
3 20 (4.05%) Internet
4 17 (3.44%) DHCP
5 14 (2.83%) LAN
5 14 (2.83%) Skype
6 12 (2.43%) SMTP
7 11 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (2.02%) LTE
8 10 (2.02%) VoLTE
9 9 (1.82%) SAN
9 9 (1.82%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.62%) HTTP
11 6 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.21%) WAN
12 5 (1.01%) VPN
13 4 (0.81%) MGW
14 3 (0.61%) NAS
14 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (5.06%) GIS
4 22 (4.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.43%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.82%) MS Access
8 9 (1.82%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.42%) Power BI
11 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.61%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (3.44%) Visual Studio
3 13 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.42%) Ant
4 7 (1.42%) Maven
4 7 (1.42%) MSBuild
5 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (1.01%) Subversion
7 4 (0.81%) Selenium
8 3 (0.61%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.61%) JIRA
8 3 (0.61%) NUnit
8 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.40%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.20%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
General
1 87 (17.61%) Telecoms
2 78 (15.79%) Finance
3 21 (4.25%) Marketing
4 14 (2.83%) Mandarin Language
5 10 (2.02%) Advertising
6 8 (1.62%) Banking
7 7 (1.42%) Retail
8 6 (1.21%) Billing
9 5 (1.01%) Legal
10 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.61%) Law
11 3 (0.61%) Publishing
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.40%) German Language
12 2 (0.40%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (12.75%) Analyst
2 57 (11.54%) Developer
3 44 (8.91%) Project Manager
4 41 (8.30%) Architect
5 39 (7.89%) Consultant
6 25 (5.06%) Data Technician
6 25 (5.06%) GIS Technician
7 21 (4.25%) Support Engineer
8 20 (4.05%) Coordinator
9 18 (3.64%) Project Coordinator
10 17 (3.44%) .NET Developer
10 17 (3.44%) Service Analyst
11 16 (3.24%) Administrator
11 16 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.04%) Support Analyst
13 14 (2.83%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 10 (2.02%) Operations Technician
15 10 (2.02%) Voice Project Manager
16 9 (1.82%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (11.94%) .NET
2 31 (6.28%) Web Services
3 19 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 19 (3.85%) RESTful
4 17 (3.44%) XML
5 12 (2.43%) HTML
6 10 (2.02%) REST
7 8 (1.62%) CSS
7 8 (1.62%) JSON
8 7 (1.42%) SOAP
8 7 (1.42%) WebCenter
9 6 (1.21%) COM
10 5 (1.01%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.01%) OAuth2
10 5 (1.01%) WCF
10 5 (1.01%) XSLT
11 4 (0.81%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.81%) J2EE
11 4 (0.81%) Node.js
11 4 (0.81%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.68%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 18 (3.64%) PMI
4 15 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.43%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.23%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.62%) Replication
7 8 (1.62%) Social Media
8 7 (1.42%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.21%) Clustering
10 4 (0.81%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.81%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.81%) RIA
10 4 (0.81%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.61%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 134 (27.13%) Windows
2 57 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 37 (7.49%) Linux
4 32 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (6.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (4.66%) Windows 10
8 22 (4.45%) Windows 7
9 13 (2.63%) Unix
10 10 (2.02%) Android
11 9 (1.82%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.82%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.01%) Debian
14 3 (0.61%) CentOS
14 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.40%) SUSE
16 1 (0.20%) Solaris
16 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (15.38%) Project Management
2 73 (14.78%) ITIL
3 60 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (10.12%) CRM
5 49 (9.92%) PRINCE2
6 42 (8.50%) Migration
7 32 (6.48%) Scrum
8 27 (5.47%) ITIL V3
9 24 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (4.05%) Information Management
10 20 (4.05%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.85%) Data Migration
11 19 (3.85%) Presales
12 18 (3.64%) ERP
12 18 (3.64%) Problem Management
13 17 (3.44%) ETL
14 16 (3.24%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (3.24%) MVC
14 16 (3.24%) SOA
15 15 (3.04%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 74 (14.98%) SQL
2 48 (9.72%) C#
3 45 (9.11%) PowerShell
4 24 (4.86%) JavaScript
5 20 (4.05%) Java
6 18 (3.64%) Python
7 14 (2.83%) C
8 12 (2.43%) T-SQL
9 11 (2.23%) VB
10 7 (1.42%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.21%) VBA
12 4 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.81%) XAML
13 3 (0.61%) C++
14 1 (0.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.20%) Perl
14 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 81 (16.40%) Security Cleared
2 59 (11.94%) SC Cleared
3 39 (7.89%) Degree
4 32 (6.48%) DV Cleared
5 21 (4.25%) PMI Certification
6 20 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (2.83%) MCSE
8 10 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.42%) PMP
10 6 (1.21%) HNC
10 6 (1.21%) MCP
11 5 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.81%) MCSA
12 4 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.61%) CCNA
13 3 (0.61%) HND
13 3 (0.61%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.40%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.87%) PMO
2 17 (3.44%) SLA
3 13 (2.63%) QA
4 7 (1.42%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.61%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.40%) GDPR
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 96 (19.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.02%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.81%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.61%) XenApp
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.40%) vCloud
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.40%) vSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Docker
8 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (3.64%) SCCM
2 12 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (2.02%) Ansible
4 9 (1.82%) WSUS
5 8 (1.62%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.21%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.21%) SCOM
7 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.01%) Puppet
8 4 (0.81%) Netcool
8 4 (0.81%) Unicenter
9 3 (0.61%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.61%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.40%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 45 (9.11%) Oracle
2 42 (8.50%) VMware
3 38 (7.69%) Remedy
4 34 (6.88%) HP
5 24 (4.86%) Citrix
6 19 (3.85%) IBM
7 17 (3.44%) SAP
8 14 (2.83%) Cisco
9 12 (2.43%) McAfee
9 12 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.23%) Google
11 10 (2.02%) Ericsson
11 10 (2.02%) Sun
11 10 (2.02%) Symantec
12 7 (1.42%) Tableau
13 6 (1.21%) Adobe
13 6 (1.21%) EMC
13 6 (1.21%) Serena
14 5 (1.01%) MobileIron
14 5 (1.01%) Veeam
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