Period
to 26 September 2018

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 6 months to 26 September 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 > Maidenhead
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 10.34% 10.29% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 21.90% 20.29% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 22
Maidenhead median daily rate £488 £318 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.54% -22.56% +32.26%
10th Percentile £187 £247 £272
90th Percentile £583 £408 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Maidenhead median hourly rate £36.50 £27.09 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.74% -39.80% +236.45%
10th Percentile £35.75 £16.80 £12.99
90th Percentile £37.25 £39.05 £47.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% +8.00% -42.00%

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

All Vendors
Maidenhead
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 137 138 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Maidenhead 47.24% 50.74% 38.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 57 61
Maidenhead median daily rate £456 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% -5.88% +12.73%
10th Percentile £313 £249 £288
90th Percentile £586 £565 £623
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 8
Maidenhead median hourly rate £38.75 £36.50 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +47.47% +44.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £16.43 £13.55
90th Percentile £55.75 £49.00 £46.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +26.67% +20.00% -42.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Maidenhead

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

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 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Maidenhead region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (36.67%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (23.33%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (23.33%) Office 365
8 6 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 5 (16.67%) PKI
9 5 (16.67%) SCCM
9 5 (16.67%) Time Management
9 5 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
9 5 (16.67%) SailPoint
10 4 (13.33%) REST
10 4 (13.33%) CyberArk
10 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) Nokia
10 4 (13.33%) Linux
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (13.33%) VPN
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (10.00%) Internet
11 3 (10.00%) McAfee
11 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical

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 9 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (23.33%) Office 365
4 1 (3.33%) Akamai
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.33%) G Suite
4 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (3.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) VPN
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (10.00%) Network Security
2 3 (10.00%) Skype
3 2 (6.67%) IPsec
3 2 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) DNS
4 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.33%) MPLS
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) AnthillPro
2 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.67%) Hudson
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) Ant
3 1 (3.33%) Gradle
3 1 (3.33%) Introscope
3 1 (3.33%) JMeter
3 1 (3.33%) JProfiler
3 1 (3.33%) JUnit
3 1 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.33%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Metasploit
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Architect
2 3 (10.00%) Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) Systems Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) SailPoint
2 4 (13.33%) REST
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) CGI
3 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) OAuth
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) WAP
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.33%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) Unix
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
1 5 (16.67%) Time Management
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (10.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Critical Thinking
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) SIEM
4 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) MCSE
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PMO
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) GAMP
System Software
1 19 (63.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (16.67%) SCCM
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (3.33%) CSIRT
5 1 (3.33%) HP ALM
5 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.33%) Puppet
5 1 (3.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Citrix
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) CyberArk
2 4 (13.33%) Nokia
3 3 (10.00%) McAfee
4 2 (6.67%) F5
4 2 (6.67%) Google
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Intel
4 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
4 2 (6.67%) Qualys
4 2 (6.67%) Sophos
4 2 (6.67%) Trend Micro
4 2 (6.67%) Zscaler
5 1 (3.33%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.33%) Lancope
5 1 (3.33%) Okta
5 1 (3.33%) Proofpoint
5 1 (3.33%) Workday
5 1 (3.33%) Wrike