The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 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 24 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
Berkshire / Maidenhead
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 9 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 9.76% 8.33% 14.85%
As % of the Vendors category 16.90% 27.50% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 8
Median daily rate £425 £363 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +4.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.18 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.44% -  
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 Maidenhead.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Maidenhead
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 71 40 63
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 57.72% 30.30% 62.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 32
Median daily rate £360 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £20.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -38.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidenhead

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Maidenhead 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 Maidenhead

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 24 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 Maidenhead region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (35.71%) SQL
4 9 (32.14%) Finance
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) Project Management
6 7 (25.00%) PMI Certification
6 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.00%) PMO
7 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
8 5 (17.86%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
8 5 (17.86%) PMI
8 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
8 5 (17.86%) MS Project Server
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (17.86%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (17.86%) Dependency Management
9 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 4 (14.29%) Windows
9 4 (14.29%) SAP
9 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
10 3 (10.71%) .NET
10 3 (10.71%) MS Access
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (10.71%) CCNA
10 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
10 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Maidenhead 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 5 (17.86%) MS Project Server
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (21.43%) MS Visio
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.57%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (3.57%) CloudFront
3 1 (3.57%) G Suite
3 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) IPsec
2 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (10.71%) MS Access
4 2 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.57%) MySQL
5 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) PMO Planner
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Coordinator
4 2 (7.14%) Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Junior
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 2 (7.14%) PMO Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (7.14%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SQL Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Ajax
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) PMI
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.57%) Handset
5 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Dependency Management
2 5 (17.86%) Portfolio Management
2 5 (17.86%) Project Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (10.71%) Demand Management
3 3 (10.71%) Gantt Chart
3 3 (10.71%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (10.71%) SAP Security
4 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.14%) Contract Management
4 2 (7.14%) Facilities Management
4 2 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (7.14%) OO
4 2 (7.14%) OOD
4 2 (7.14%) People Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCNA
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ACCA
3 2 (7.14%) CIMA
3 2 (7.14%) PMP
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) CIPD
4 1 (3.57%) CISA
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) PMO
2 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Nagios
1 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) Google
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle