Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 253 285 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.04% 21.67% 18.89%
As % of the Vendors category 36.56% 42.35% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 111 187
Reading median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £163 £241
90th Percentile £625 £500 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 40 35
Reading median hourly rate £15.08 £9.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.68% -38.71% -28.07%
10th Percentile £11.42 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £18.63 £55.65 £55.61
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +32.17% -4.00% -27.41%

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 692 673 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 52.07% 51.18% 52.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 292 556
Reading median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £262 £231 £226
90th Percentile £616 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 63 55
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% -28.07%
10th Percentile £11.91 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £54.75 £60.06
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.83
% change year-on-year +22.22% +5.22% -32.47%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 62 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 61 (24.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (23.32%) Windows
4 52 (20.55%) Microsoft Office
5 44 (17.39%) Office 365
6 43 (17.00%) Security Cleared
7 38 (15.02%) Degree
8 37 (14.62%) SQL
9 35 (13.83%) Finance
10 33 (13.04%) VMware
10 33 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
11 30 (11.86%) Project Management
11 30 (11.86%) SC Cleared
12 28 (11.07%) PowerShell
12 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
13 27 (10.67%) Marketing
13 27 (10.67%) SQL Server
14 26 (10.28%) Cisco
15 25 (9.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 24 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
17 23 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (9.09%) Migration
18 22 (8.70%) Oracle
18 22 (8.70%) Power BI
19 21 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (7.91%) Telecoms
20 20 (7.91%) Windows 10
21 19 (7.51%) Windows Server
21 19 (7.51%) C#

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 18 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.14%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.95%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.16%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (2.37%) IIS
6 5 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.58%) CMS
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.79%) FileNet
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Domino
8 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.79%) SAS
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) uWSGI
Applications
1 52 (20.55%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (13.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (9.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (3.56%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.19%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.19%) InDesign
6 3 (1.19%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.79%) CATIA
7 2 (0.79%) SPSS
8 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Oracle Cash Management
1 4 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
1 4 (1.58%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.79%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.40%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 61 (24.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (17.39%) Office 365
3 15 (5.93%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (5.53%) IaaS
5 10 (3.95%) PaaS
6 8 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.16%) SaaS
7 4 (1.58%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.79%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.79%) Yammer
10 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.53%) Skype
2 13 (5.14%) DNS
3 11 (4.35%) Firewall
3 11 (4.35%) VPN
4 7 (2.77%) Internet
5 5 (1.98%) DHCP
5 5 (1.98%) IP Telephony
6 4 (1.58%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.19%) PSTN
7 3 (1.19%) VoIP
7 3 (1.19%) WAN
7 3 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.79%) CTI
8 2 (0.79%) GSM
8 2 (0.79%) LAN
8 2 (0.79%) Network Security
8 2 (0.79%) PBX
8 2 (0.79%) SAN
8 2 (0.79%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.70%) Power BI
3 9 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.16%) Big Data
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.98%) Data Lake
6 5 (1.98%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.98%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.98%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (1.58%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.58%) MS Access
8 3 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.19%) HDInsight
8 3 (1.19%) Redis
9 2 (0.79%) Mahout
9 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (3.56%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.98%) MSI
3 3 (1.19%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (13.83%) Finance
2 27 (10.67%) Marketing
3 20 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.72%) Mandarin Language
5 11 (4.35%) Retail
6 10 (3.95%) Legal
7 8 (3.16%) French Language
8 6 (2.37%) German Language
9 5 (1.98%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.19%) Banking
10 3 (1.19%) Local Government
10 3 (1.19%) Publishing
11 2 (0.79%) Advertising
11 2 (0.79%) Billing
11 2 (0.79%) Czech Language
11 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.79%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.40%) Back Office
12 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (13.44%) Consultant
2 30 (11.86%) Architect
3 29 (11.46%) Analyst
4 21 (8.30%) Developer
5 18 (7.11%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
7 10 (3.95%) Azure Consultant
7 10 (3.95%) Coordinator
7 10 (3.95%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (3.56%) Azure Architect
8 9 (3.56%) Project Assistant
8 9 (3.56%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.16%) Business Architect
9 8 (3.16%) Marketing Analyst
9 8 (3.16%) Salesforce Analyst
10 7 (2.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (2.77%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 7 (2.77%) Platform Architect
10 7 (2.77%) Requirements Analyst
10 7 (2.77%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.11%) .NET
2 15 (5.93%) HTML
3 10 (3.95%) XML
4 9 (3.56%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.56%) CSS
5 7 (2.77%) JSON
6 4 (1.58%) HTML5
7 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (1.19%) CSS3
7 3 (1.19%) jQuery
7 3 (1.19%) Web Services
8 2 (0.79%) Ajax
8 2 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.79%) Node.js
8 2 (0.79%) Swagger
8 2 (0.79%) XSLT
9 1 (0.40%) Meteor
9 1 (0.40%) React
9 1 (0.40%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.07%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (9.49%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (4.74%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 10 (3.95%) Replication
6 8 (3.16%) User Experience
7 7 (2.77%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.77%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.77%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.77%) Social Media
8 5 (1.98%) Clustering
9 4 (1.58%) Animation
9 4 (1.58%) Data Structures
9 4 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.58%) Video Editing
10 3 (1.19%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.19%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.79%) CCTV
11 2 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 59 (23.32%) Windows
2 20 (7.91%) Windows 10
3 19 (7.51%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.14%) Linux
5 13 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.56%) Windows 7
7 8 (3.16%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.98%) Android
8 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.98%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.58%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.19%) Unix
10 3 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.86%) Project Management
2 28 (11.07%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (9.09%) Migration
4 21 (8.30%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (6.72%) Analytics
5 17 (6.72%) Information Management
6 14 (5.53%) DevOps
6 14 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (5.14%) Workflow
8 12 (4.74%) ITIL
8 12 (4.74%) Mentoring
9 11 (4.35%) Customer-Centricity
9 11 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (4.35%) ERP
9 11 (4.35%) Validation
10 10 (3.95%) MVC
10 10 (3.95%) Traceability Matrix
11 9 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.56%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 37 (14.62%) SQL
2 28 (11.07%) PowerShell
3 19 (7.51%) C#
4 15 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.56%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.77%) C
6 7 (2.77%) C++
7 6 (2.37%) Python
8 5 (1.98%) Java
8 5 (1.98%) R
9 3 (1.19%) Scala
10 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.79%) F#
10 2 (0.79%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (15.02%) Degree
3 30 (11.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.56%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.77%) ISTQB
6 4 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.79%) CCNA
7 2 (0.79%) CCNP
7 2 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.79%) MCP
7 2 (0.79%) MCSE
7 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.40%) CCIE
8 1 (0.40%) ISEB
8 1 (0.40%) MCDST
8 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.98%) QA
2 3 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.19%) PMO
3 2 (0.79%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) P3O
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.98%) vSphere
5 4 (1.58%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.19%) Docker
7 2 (0.79%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.79%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.79%) XenApp
8 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (6.72%) SCCM
2 12 (4.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.56%) SCOM
4 8 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.79%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.79%) MOM
6 2 (0.79%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.79%) Terraform
7 1 (0.40%) Ansible
7 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.40%) Puppet
7 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (13.04%) VMware
2 26 (10.28%) Cisco
3 22 (8.70%) Oracle
4 17 (6.72%) Palo Alto
5 14 (5.53%) HP
6 8 (3.16%) Lumension
6 8 (3.16%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (2.77%) Adobe
8 6 (2.37%) Citrix
8 6 (2.37%) SAP
8 6 (2.37%) Veeam
9 5 (1.98%) McAfee
10 4 (1.58%) Borland
10 4 (1.58%) Capita
11 3 (1.19%) Samsung
12 2 (0.79%) Informatica
12 2 (0.79%) Lotus
12 2 (0.79%) Okta
12 2 (0.79%) Talend
12 2 (0.79%) Vertica