Period
to 23 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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 6 months to 23 July 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
Berkshire > Bracknell
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 54 76 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 10.67% 13.22% 11.28%
As % of the Vendors category 20.77% 22.22% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 29
Bracknell median daily rate £405 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.74% +58.33% -7.98%
10th Percentile £97 £255 £201
90th Percentile £519 £538 £484
Berkshire median daily rate £384 £400 £354
% change year-on-year -4.06% +13.15% -5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 12
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -24.24% -13.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £16.65 £18.75 £20.78
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £18.55
% change year-on-year -4.00% -32.61% +26.45%

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 Bracknell.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 260 342 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 51.38% 59.48% 54.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 158 111
Bracknell median daily rate £450 £444 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% +18.33% +7.91%
10th Percentile £162 £208 £156
90th Percentile £571 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 49 38
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -54.55% +86.44%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.54 £15.45
90th Percentile £18.75 £16.55 £39.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +8.00% -42.00% +23.14%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bracknell.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Bracknell

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bracknell

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Bracknell over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Bracknell

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
3 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
4 13 (24.07%) SharePoint
4 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) Finance
7 10 (18.52%) SQL
8 9 (16.67%) IIS
8 9 (16.67%) Internet
8 9 (16.67%) McAfee
8 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 9 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (16.67%) Software Distribution
8 9 (16.67%) Server Patching
8 9 (16.67%) Security Operations
8 9 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
9 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.96%) ITIL
10 7 (12.96%) Migration
10 7 (12.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
11 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 13 (24.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (16.67%) IIS
2 9 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.70%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (24.07%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Office 365
3 3 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.85%) SaaS
4 1 (1.85%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) DHCP
2 3 (5.56%) DNS
2 3 (5.56%) SAN
3 2 (3.70%) Skype
4 1 (1.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) VLAN
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.70%) MS Access
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) Subversion
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.85%) Dreamweaver
General
1 11 (20.37%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 3 (5.56%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Publishing
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.67%) Developer
1 9 (16.67%) Operations Technician
2 8 (14.81%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Coordinator
3 7 (12.96%) Project Coordinator
4 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.56%) Email Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Exchange Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Office 365 Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Active Directory Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Excel Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Migration Architect
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 3 (5.56%) CSS
2 3 (5.56%) HTML
3 2 (3.70%) COM
4 1 (1.85%) REST
4 1 (1.85%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.85%) WCF
4 1 (1.85%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.56%) Clustering
2 3 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.56%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) Social Media
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 6 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
1 9 (16.67%) Security Operations
1 9 (16.67%) Server Patching
1 9 (16.67%) Software Distribution
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Migration
3 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.41%) Time Management
5 3 (5.56%) A/B Testing
5 3 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 3 (5.56%) ERP
5 3 (5.56%) Marketing Automation
5 3 (5.56%) Project Management
5 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.56%) Ticket Management
5 3 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 2 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) VBA
6 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 12 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) MCSE
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) HND
5 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.85%) QA
1 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) BitLocker
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.56%) Netcool
3 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.70%) Unicenter
3 2 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.85%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.85%) Netcool/Webtop
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
4 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 9 (16.67%) McAfee
2 6 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) SAP
4 4 (7.41%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) EMC
5 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (5.56%) VMware
6 2 (3.70%) Meridio
6 2 (3.70%) Spredfast
6 2 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) CommVault
7 1 (1.85%) Fujitsu
7 1 (1.85%) NetApp
7 1 (1.85%) Qualys
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec