Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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 > Reading
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 214 238 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.93% 16.32% 16.22%
As % of the Vendors category 32.42% 31.40% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 95 138
Reading median daily rate £450 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.10% -3.25%
10th Percentile £279 £131 £173
90th Percentile £625 £569 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 60
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -55.92% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £36.79 £43.28 £33.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +20.83% -44.32% +26.24%

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 660 758 995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 52.22% 51.99% 51.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 369 545
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £276 £188 £229
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 79
Reading median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.93 £47.97 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year +13.46% -39.68% +23.14%

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 20 November 2017.

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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Reading region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 75 (35.05%) Windows
2 57 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (23.83%) Active Directory
4 45 (21.03%) SQL Server
5 42 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 41 (19.16%) Degree
7 40 (18.69%) Telecoms
8 39 (18.22%) SQL
9 37 (17.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 36 (16.82%) Microsoft Excel
11 34 (15.89%) .NET
12 31 (14.49%) ITIL
13 30 (14.02%) Finance
14 29 (13.55%) C#
15 27 (12.62%) PowerShell
16 25 (11.68%) Office 365
16 25 (11.68%) Windows Server
17 24 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
18 23 (10.75%) Project Management
18 23 (10.75%) Cloud Computing
19 22 (10.28%) Mandarin Language
19 22 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (9.35%) IIS
21 19 (8.88%) Customer-Centricity
22 18 (8.41%) VMware
23 17 (7.94%) Workflow
23 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
24 16 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
24 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
24 16 (7.48%) Information Management

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 20 (9.35%) IIS
2 16 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.07%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.74%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.87%) CMS
5 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.93%) Confluence
6 2 (0.93%) Documentum
6 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.93%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) Apache
7 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.47%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 57 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (17.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 36 (16.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (5.61%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.93%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (3.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.93%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.93%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.47%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (19.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (11.68%) Office 365
3 23 (10.75%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (4.21%) IaaS
7 8 (3.74%) SaaS
8 7 (3.27%) PaaS
9 3 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.93%) GitHub
11 1 (0.47%) Azure Machine Learning
11 1 (0.47%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (6.54%) DNS
2 12 (5.61%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.14%) VPN
4 9 (4.21%) DHCP
5 7 (3.27%) Internet
5 7 (3.27%) Skype
5 7 (3.27%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (2.34%) LAN
7 4 (1.87%) NAS
7 4 (1.87%) SAN
8 3 (1.40%) Firewall
8 3 (1.40%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.40%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.40%) Network Security
8 3 (1.40%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.93%) WAN
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (21.03%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.27%) GIS
4 7 (3.27%) MySQL
5 6 (2.80%) Power BI
5 6 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.34%) Datazen
6 5 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.34%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.93%) Big Data
9 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (4.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (2.34%) MSBuild
4 4 (1.87%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.40%) Ant
5 3 (1.40%) JIRA
5 3 (1.40%) Maven
6 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.93%) Selenium
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.47%) MSI
7 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (18.69%) Telecoms
2 30 (14.02%) Finance
3 22 (10.28%) Mandarin Language
4 13 (6.07%) Marketing
5 9 (4.21%) Legal
6 6 (2.80%) Publishing
7 4 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.87%) Billing
8 2 (0.93%) Automotive
8 2 (0.93%) Law
8 2 (0.93%) Retail
9 1 (0.47%) Back Office
9 1 (0.47%) Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Games
9 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (11.21%) Developer
2 21 (9.81%) Architect
2 21 (9.81%) Consultant
3 18 (8.41%) Analyst
4 15 (7.01%) Coordinator
4 15 (7.01%) Project Coordinator
5 14 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.21%) Service Analyst
6 9 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (3.74%) IT Support
8 7 (3.27%) Administrator
8 7 (3.27%) Azure Consultant
8 7 (3.27%) Data Technician
8 7 (3.27%) GIS Technician
8 7 (3.27%) Project Assistant
8 7 (3.27%) Support Engineer
8 7 (3.27%) Support Technician
8 7 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (2.80%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (15.89%) .NET
2 15 (7.01%) Web Services
2 15 (7.01%) XML
3 11 (5.14%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.74%) .NET Framework
4 8 (3.74%) HTML
5 6 (2.80%) CSS
5 6 (2.80%) JSON
6 5 (2.34%) ADO
6 5 (2.34%) ADO.NET
6 5 (2.34%) ODBC
6 5 (2.34%) OLE
6 5 (2.34%) OLE DB
7 4 (1.87%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.87%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.87%) LINQ
7 4 (1.87%) REST
7 4 (1.87%) RESTful
8 3 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (1.40%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 11 (5.14%) Replication
4 7 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.80%) Social Media
6 4 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.40%) CCTV
7 3 (1.40%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.40%) PKI
7 3 (1.40%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.93%) Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) Derivative
8 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.93%) NHS
8 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.47%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (35.05%) Windows
2 25 (11.68%) Windows Server
3 17 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.01%) Linux
6 12 (5.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.74%) Android
8 7 (3.27%) Apple iOS
8 7 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.27%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.27%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.34%) Unix
11 4 (1.87%) Debian
12 3 (1.40%) SUSE
12 3 (1.40%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.49%) ITIL
2 23 (10.75%) Project Management
3 22 (10.28%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.88%) Customer-Centricity
5 17 (7.94%) Workflow
6 16 (7.48%) Information Management
7 15 (7.01%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (6.54%) Migration
9 12 (5.61%) Mentoring
9 12 (5.61%) PRINCE2
10 10 (4.67%) CRM
10 10 (4.67%) Service Management
11 9 (4.21%) DevOps
11 9 (4.21%) ITSM
11 9 (4.21%) MVC
12 8 (3.74%) Coaching
12 8 (3.74%) ITIL V3
12 8 (3.74%) Validation
13 7 (3.27%) Scrum
13 7 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (18.22%) SQL
2 29 (13.55%) C#
3 27 (12.62%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.67%) Java
5 8 (3.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.34%) C++
6 5 (2.34%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.87%) C
7 4 (1.87%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.40%) Python
8 3 (1.40%) VB
9 2 (0.93%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.93%) VBScript
10 1 (0.47%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.47%) Scala
10 1 (0.47%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (19.16%) Degree
2 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.01%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.67%) MCSE
5 9 (4.21%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.80%) MCP
9 3 (1.40%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (1.40%) MCITP
9 3 (1.40%) MCSA
9 3 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.40%) Security+ Certification
10 2 (0.93%) MCDST
10 2 (0.93%) MCSD
10 2 (0.93%) PMP
10 2 (0.93%) RHCE
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.47%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.34%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) GDPR
3 2 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (23.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.74%) BitLocker
4 7 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.34%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.40%) Docker
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.47%) vSphere
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.07%) SCCM
2 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.87%) SCOM
3 4 (1.87%) WSUS
4 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.40%) Puppet
5 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.93%) Ansible
5 2 (0.93%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.47%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.47%) MOM
6 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (8.41%) VMware
2 16 (7.48%) Remedy
3 13 (6.07%) HP
4 12 (5.61%) Cisco
5 11 (5.14%) Samsung
6 8 (3.74%) Oracle
7 7 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.27%) SAP
8 6 (2.80%) Tableau
9 5 (2.34%) Sitecore
9 5 (2.34%) Sybase
10 4 (1.87%) Citrix
10 4 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.40%) Lumension
11 3 (1.40%) Symantec
11 3 (1.40%) Veeam
12 2 (0.93%) Dell
12 2 (0.93%) Infoblox
12 2 (0.93%) McAfee
12 2 (0.93%) WSO2