Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 8
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 68 64 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 12.98% 11.21% 11.01%
As % of the Vendors category 23.53% 20.78% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 26
Bracknell median daily rate £450 £456 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +21.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £321 £313 £238
90th Percentile £488 £593 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 4
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -15.15%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.60 £12.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +13.33% -34.25% +7.35%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bracknell.

All Vendors
Bracknell
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 289 308 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 55.15% 53.94% 48.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 129 99
Bracknell median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £259 £217 £231
90th Percentile £601 £601 £528
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 36
Bracknell median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -13.79% -12.12%
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +17.31% -27.78% +5.88%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018, 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 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 18 (26.47%) SharePoint
4 17 (25.00%) IIS
4 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (25.00%) Internet
4 17 (25.00%) McAfee
4 17 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
4 17 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 17 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 17 (25.00%) Server Patching
4 17 (25.00%) Security Operations
4 17 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
5 15 (22.06%) Data Analysis
6 13 (19.12%) C#
6 13 (19.12%) .NET
7 12 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 12 (17.65%) IBM
7 12 (17.65%) Retail
7 12 (17.65%) Data Architecture
8 11 (16.18%) Data Mapping
8 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
9 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Excel
10 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
10 8 (11.76%) Finance
10 8 (11.76%) VMware
11 7 (10.29%) WCF

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 18 (26.47%) SharePoint
2 17 (25.00%) IIS
2 17 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.94%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (4.41%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Dynamics 365
1 6 (8.82%) Office 365
2 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) GitHub
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (25.00%) Internet
2 7 (10.29%) SAN
3 4 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.47%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.65%) Retail
2 8 (11.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Operations Technician
2 14 (20.59%) Architect
2 14 (20.59%) Developer
3 10 (14.71%) Data Architect
4 6 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
4 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 6 (8.82%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Software Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Support Technician
5 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Project Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) REST
2 7 (10.29%) WCF
3 5 (7.35%) CSS
3 5 (7.35%) HTML
3 5 (7.35%) JSON
3 5 (7.35%) SOAP
3 5 (7.35%) WSDL
3 5 (7.35%) XML
3 5 (7.35%) XSD
3 5 (7.35%) XSLT
4 4 (5.88%) Web Services
4 4 (5.88%) X-Windows
5 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.94%) CSS3
5 2 (2.94%) HTML5
5 2 (2.94%) jQuery
5 2 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.47%) Social Media
3 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.47%) Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
1 17 (25.00%) Security Operations
1 17 (25.00%) Server Patching
1 17 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 15 (22.06%) Data Analysis
3 12 (17.65%) Data Architecture
3 12 (17.65%) Data Modelling
4 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.18%) Data Mapping
5 7 (10.29%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (8.82%) CRM
7 5 (7.35%) Data Management
7 5 (7.35%) Domain-Driven Design
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL
7 5 (7.35%) Kanban
7 5 (7.35%) Master Data Management
7 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.35%) TDD
7 5 (7.35%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) C#
2 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.82%) SQL
5 5 (7.35%) XPath
6 2 (2.94%) Java
6 2 (2.94%) PHP
6 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) Degree
3 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (1.47%) NFS
2 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
2 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.41%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.94%) SCCM
4 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) McAfee
2 12 (17.65%) IBM
3 8 (11.76%) VMware
4 6 (8.82%) Oracle
5 5 (7.35%) F5
5 5 (7.35%) JDA
6 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.94%) Adobe
7 2 (2.94%) Dell
7 2 (2.94%) EMC
7 2 (2.94%) HP
7 2 (2.94%) NetApp
7 2 (2.94%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix
8 1 (1.47%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.47%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.47%) Wyse