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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 10.25% 14.98% 14.03%
As % of the Vendors category 20.16% 26.49% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 25 15
Median daily rate £405 £480 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +23.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £255 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £525 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £350
% change year-on-year -4.43% +4.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.22%  

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 124 151 151
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 50.82% 56.55% 54.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 80 64
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £253 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -32.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £7.88 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.75 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.31% +8.57%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 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 3 months to 25 April 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 25 April 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 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 10 (20.00%) Finance
7 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (16.00%) IIS
9 8 (16.00%) Internet
9 8 (16.00%) Intel Security
9 8 (16.00%) Migration
9 8 (16.00%) Software Distribution
10 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.00%) Server Patching
10 7 (14.00%) Security Operations
10 7 (14.00%) Security Monitoring
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (14.00%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (14.00%) Degree
10 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (14.00%) Project Management
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (14.00%) SAP
11 6 (12.00%) 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 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 8 (16.00%) IIS
3 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.00%) Apache
6 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.00%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (12.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 4 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Internet
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) DHCP
3 3 (6.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) Skype
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) FTP
5 1 (2.00%) HTTP
5 1 (2.00%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.00%) SSH
5 1 (2.00%) SSL
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) Telnet
5 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.00%) MS Access
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.00%) MSTest
1 2 (4.00%) Subversion
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Legal
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) French Language
4 1 (2.00%) German Language
4 1 (2.00%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Polish Language
4 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (14.00%) Architect
1 7 (14.00%) Consultant
1 7 (14.00%) Operations Technician
2 5 (10.00%) Analyst
2 5 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 5 (10.00%) Developer
3 4 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (6.00%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Architect
4 3 (6.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Office 365 Architect
4 3 (6.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
4 3 (6.00%) SSIS Developer
4 3 (6.00%) SSRS Developer
4 3 (6.00%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) HR Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.00%) WCF
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
3 1 (2.00%) EDI
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (2.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) CESG
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.00%) Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Migration
1 8 (16.00%) Software Distribution
2 7 (14.00%) Project Management
2 7 (14.00%) Security Monitoring
2 7 (14.00%) Security Operations
2 7 (14.00%) Server Patching
3 6 (12.00%) ITIL
4 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
4 4 (8.00%) Ticket Management
5 3 (6.00%) Economics
5 3 (6.00%) ETL
5 3 (6.00%) Financial Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) MVC
6 2 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) C
5 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (14.00%) Degree
5 5 (10.00%) MCSE
5 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) GAAP
2 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.00%) PMO
3 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) BitLocker
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.00%) Netcool
3 2 (4.00%) Unicenter
4 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Intel Security
2 7 (14.00%) SAP
3 6 (12.00%) HP
3 6 (12.00%) Oracle
4 4 (8.00%) Citrix
4 4 (8.00%) EMC
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Fujitsu
5 2 (4.00%) Meridio
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas
5 2 (4.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Ariba
6 1 (2.00%) CommVault
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) NetApp
6 1 (2.00%) Progress
6 1 (2.00%) Qualys
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Sophos
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec
Bracknell, Berkshire
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