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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Maidenhead
Rank 5 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 15.53% 13.27% 11.63%
As % of the Vendors category 32.00% 27.66% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
Median daily rate £273 £218 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.28% -51.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 50 47 53
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Maidenhead 48.54% 47.96% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 36
Median daily rate £400 £275 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -30.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £140 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Maidenhead over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Maidenhead

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Maidenhead

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Maidenhead over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Maidenhead

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidenhead

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (45.83%) MS Office
3 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) SQL
6 4 (16.67%) SAP
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) People Management
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (12.50%) SAP Security
7 3 (12.50%) Case Management
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (12.50%) CIPD
7 3 (12.50%) Marketing
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (12.50%) PMP
7 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
7 3 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (12.50%) CIMA

Microsoft
Top Related 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 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (45.83%) MS Office
3 5 (20.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (4.17%) MS Project
4 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (4.17%) CloudFront
3 1 (4.17%) G Suite
3 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
1 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) MS Access
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (4.17%) Automotive
4 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) HR Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.17%) Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Strategy Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Ajax
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Solaris
3 2 (8.33%) Unix
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) People Management
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Budgeting and Forecasting
3 3 (12.50%) Case Management
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (12.50%) SAP Security
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) CRM
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
4 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum
4 2 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) C#
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ACCA
1 3 (12.50%) CIMA
1 3 (12.50%) CIPD
1 3 (12.50%) PMI Certification
1 3 (12.50%) PMP
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.17%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) CISA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CISM
3 1 (4.17%) CISSP
3 1 (4.17%) MBA
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) GMP
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) vMotion
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) SAP
1 4 (16.67%) VMware
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) EMC
3 2 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) Google