Period
to 23 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 23 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 > Reading
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 214 236 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.17% 18.90% 17.25%
As % of the Vendors category 31.80% 37.11% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 94 124
Reading median daily rate £444 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £162 £299 £158
90th Percentile £647 £574 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 35 37
Reading median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +57.89% -55.92%
10th Percentile £10.55 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £21.80 £36.79 £23.89
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £12.95 £12.50
% change year-on-year +54.44% +3.60% -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 Reading.

All Vendors
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 673 636 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 47.70% 50.92% 48.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 315 422
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £239 £273 £201
90th Percentile £587 £583 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 50 48
Reading median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +25.49% -40.84%
10th Percentile £11.05 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.10 £48.13 £28.98
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00% -42.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Reading

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Reading

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Reading over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Reading

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 58 (27.10%) Windows
2 55 (25.70%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (21.03%) Microsoft Excel
5 44 (20.56%) Finance
6 39 (18.22%) Active Directory
7 36 (16.82%) Oracle
8 33 (15.42%) SQL
9 32 (14.95%) Project Management
9 32 (14.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 31 (14.49%) Office 365
10 31 (14.49%) Telecoms
11 29 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (13.55%) Degree
12 28 (13.08%) Workflow
13 27 (12.62%) SQL Server
14 25 (11.68%) C#
15 23 (10.75%) SCCM
15 23 (10.75%) PowerShell
16 22 (10.28%) .NET
17 20 (9.35%) Migration
17 20 (9.35%) Marketing
17 20 (9.35%) Windows 10
18 19 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
18 19 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
19 18 (8.41%) ITIL
19 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
20 16 (7.48%) Windows 7
20 16 (7.48%) Self-Motivation

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 13 (6.07%) Skype for Business
2 11 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.27%) IIS
4 7 (3.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.40%) CMS
7 2 (0.93%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.93%) FileNet
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.93%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 55 (25.70%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (21.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (14.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.93%) CATIA
5 2 (0.93%) InDesign
5 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Eloqua
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.93%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (24.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (14.49%) Office 365
3 15 (7.01%) IaaS
3 15 (7.01%) SaaS
4 14 (6.54%) PaaS
5 11 (5.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (4.21%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.87%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.47%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.54%) DNS
1 14 (6.54%) Skype
2 12 (5.61%) VPN
3 10 (4.67%) Firewall
4 7 (3.27%) DHCP
4 7 (3.27%) Internet
4 7 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (2.80%) SAN
5 6 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.87%) LTE
6 4 (1.87%) PBX
6 4 (1.87%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.87%) VoIP
6 4 (1.87%) VoLTE
7 3 (1.40%) LAN
7 3 (1.40%) Network Security
7 3 (1.40%) SSL
7 3 (1.40%) WAN
7 3 (1.40%) WLAN
8 2 (0.93%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.62%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.61%) Power BI
3 10 (4.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.40%) Big Data
6 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.40%) GIS
6 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (0.93%) MySQL
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.93%) QGIS
7 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio
1 6 (2.80%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.40%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.40%) Selenium
3 3 (1.40%) SpecFlow
4 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.93%) NUnit
4 2 (0.93%) webpack
5 1 (0.47%) JIRA
5 1 (0.47%) MSI
5 1 (0.47%) MSTest
5 1 (0.47%) Toad
General
1 44 (20.56%) Finance
2 31 (14.49%) Telecoms
3 20 (9.35%) Marketing
4 13 (6.07%) Mandarin Language
5 10 (4.67%) Retail
6 7 (3.27%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.34%) Legal
7 5 (2.34%) Publishing
8 4 (1.87%) Electronics
9 3 (1.40%) French Language
10 2 (0.93%) Advertising
10 2 (0.93%) Banking
10 2 (0.93%) German Language
11 1 (0.47%) Billing
11 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.47%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 29 (13.55%) Architect
2 26 (12.15%) Consultant
3 17 (7.94%) Analyst
3 17 (7.94%) Developer
4 16 (7.48%) Coordinator
4 16 (7.48%) Project Coordinator
5 15 (7.01%) Project Manager
6 14 (6.54%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.21%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.27%) Azure Consultant
8 7 (3.27%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (3.27%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (2.80%) Administrator
9 6 (2.80%) Azure Architect
9 6 (2.80%) Business Architect
9 6 (2.80%) Platform Architect
9 6 (2.80%) Technical Manager
10 5 (2.34%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.34%) Desktop Engineer
10 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.28%) .NET
2 11 (5.14%) CSS
2 11 (5.14%) HTML
3 9 (4.21%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.74%) XML
5 6 (2.80%) JSON
5 6 (2.80%) Web Services
6 5 (2.34%) REST
7 3 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.40%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.40%) SOAP
7 3 (1.40%) XSLT
8 2 (0.93%) CSS3
8 2 (0.93%) HTML5
9 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (0.47%) Kafka
9 1 (0.47%) LINQ
9 1 (0.47%) Node.js
9 1 (0.47%) RESTful
9 1 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.48%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.21%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 9 (4.21%) Replication
5 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.80%) Social Media
6 6 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.34%) Clustering
7 5 (2.34%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.87%) CCTV
8 4 (1.87%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.87%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.93%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
9 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.10%) Windows
2 20 (9.35%) Windows 10
3 16 (7.48%) Windows 7
4 12 (5.61%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.67%) Linux
6 6 (2.80%) Android
6 6 (2.80%) Windows 8
6 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.34%) Apple iOS
7 5 (2.34%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (14.95%) Project Management
2 29 (13.55%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (13.08%) Workflow
4 20 (9.35%) Migration
5 19 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (8.41%) ITIL
7 13 (6.07%) PRINCE2
8 12 (5.61%) Analytics
8 12 (5.61%) Information Management
9 11 (5.14%) CRM
10 9 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (4.21%) Mentoring
10 9 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.74%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.74%) Decision-Making
11 8 (3.74%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 8 (3.74%) Service Management
12 7 (3.27%) ERP
12 7 (3.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.42%) SQL
2 25 (11.68%) C#
3 23 (10.75%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.01%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.21%) T-SQL
6 8 (3.74%) Java
7 6 (2.80%) C++
8 4 (1.87%) C
9 3 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.40%) Python
10 2 (0.93%) R
10 2 (0.93%) VB
10 2 (0.93%) VBA
11 1 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.47%) Ruby
11 1 (0.47%) Scala
11 1 (0.47%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (13.55%) Degree
2 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.67%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.80%) MCSE
6 5 (2.34%) MCDST
7 4 (1.87%) CCNA
7 4 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.93%) CCDA
9 2 (0.93%) CCIE
9 2 (0.93%) CCNP
9 2 (0.93%) CCVP
9 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.93%) MCITP
9 2 (0.93%) MCP
9 2 (0.93%) MCTS
9 2 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.74%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.80%) SLA
3 5 (2.34%) QA
4 4 (1.87%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) GDPR
5 2 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.93%) P3O
System Software
1 39 (18.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.34%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.40%) Docker
5 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.40%) KVM
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (10.75%) SCCM
2 7 (3.27%) SCOM
3 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.93%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.93%) Puppet
6 2 (0.93%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.93%) Terraform
7 1 (0.47%) Ansible
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (16.82%) Oracle
2 15 (7.01%) SAP
3 12 (5.61%) VMware
4 9 (4.21%) HP
5 7 (3.27%) Cisco
6 6 (2.80%) Remedy
7 4 (1.87%) Ericsson
7 4 (1.87%) McAfee
7 4 (1.87%) Okta
7 4 (1.87%) Veeam
8 3 (1.40%) Avaya
8 3 (1.40%) Concur
8 3 (1.40%) Ivanti
8 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.40%) Samsung
9 2 (0.93%) Citrix
9 2 (0.93%) Dell
9 2 (0.93%) IBM
9 2 (0.93%) Juniper
9 2 (0.93%) Nortel