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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 121 152 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.08% 17.80% 19.49%
As % of the Vendors category 43.37% 36.28% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 70 75
Median daily rate £375 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% -1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £496 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 22
Median hourly rate £9.50 £13.25 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.30% -38.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 279 419 459
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 48.61% 49.06% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 241 211
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 30
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.45 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 74 (28.91%) Microsoft Office
2 66 (25.78%) Windows
3 60 (23.44%) ITIL
4 55 (21.48%) Telecoms
5 50 (19.53%) Active Directory
6 46 (17.97%) Project Management
7 45 (17.58%) SQL Server
8 41 (16.02%) Microsoft Excel
9 39 (15.23%) Finance
10 38 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
11 37 (14.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 37 (14.45%) Microsoft Project
12 34 (13.28%) Security Cleared
12 34 (13.28%) Windows Server
13 31 (12.11%) Remedy
13 31 (12.11%) .NET
13 31 (12.11%) Linux
13 31 (12.11%) PRINCE2
14 30 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
15 29 (11.33%) PowerShell
16 28 (10.94%) SharePoint
16 28 (10.94%) C#
17 26 (10.16%) Migration
17 26 (10.16%) VMware
17 26 (10.16%) Management Information System
17 26 (10.16%) ITIL V3
18 25 (9.77%) Degree
18 25 (9.77%) GIS
19 24 (9.38%) SQL
20 22 (8.59%) CRM

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 28 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.03%) MS Exchange
3 15 (5.86%) Skype for Business
4 9 (3.52%) IIS
5 8 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.56%) JBoss
7 4 (1.56%) nginx
8 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.39%) CMS
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 74 (28.91%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (16.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 37 (14.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 37 (14.45%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.39%) Maya
Business Applications
1 21 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.78%) Unica
3 2 (0.78%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (14.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.03%) Office 365
3 9 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (2.73%) IaaS
5 6 (2.34%) PaaS
6 5 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.17%) SaaS
8 3 (1.17%) Yammer
9 2 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.59%) DNS
2 21 (8.20%) Firewall
3 12 (4.69%) DHCP
3 12 (4.69%) Skype
3 12 (4.69%) SMTP
4 11 (4.30%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (3.91%) LTE
5 10 (3.91%) VoLTE
6 9 (3.52%) LAN
7 8 (3.13%) HTTP
8 7 (2.73%) Internet
9 5 (1.95%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.95%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.56%) MGW
10 4 (1.56%) VPN
11 3 (1.17%) SSH
12 2 (0.78%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.78%) SAN
13 1 (0.39%) NAS
13 1 (0.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 25 (9.77%) GIS
3 12 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.34%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.95%) Power BI
8 4 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.39%) Big Data
11 1 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.39%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.39%) MS Access
11 1 (0.39%) OLTP
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (3.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (2.73%) Ant
3 7 (2.73%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.73%) Maven
3 7 (2.73%) MSBuild
4 6 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.78%) Fiddler
5 2 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.78%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (21.48%) Telecoms
2 39 (15.23%) Finance
3 15 (5.86%) Marketing
4 12 (4.69%) Mandarin Language
5 6 (2.34%) Billing
6 5 (1.95%) Banking
6 5 (1.95%) Retail
7 3 (1.17%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.39%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) French Language
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) German Language
9 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 27 (10.55%) Developer
3 25 (9.77%) Data Technician
3 25 (9.77%) GIS Technician
4 21 (8.20%) Consultant
5 18 (7.03%) Analyst
6 11 (4.30%) Support Engineer
7 10 (3.91%) Service Analyst
7 10 (3.91%) Voice Project Manager
8 9 (3.52%) Active Directory Engineer
8 9 (3.52%) Coordinator
8 9 (3.52%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 8 (3.13%) Administrator
10 7 (2.73%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (2.73%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (2.73%) IT Consultant
10 7 (2.73%) Service Manager
10 7 (2.73%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (12.11%) .NET
2 18 (7.03%) Web Services
3 11 (4.30%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.52%) RESTful
5 8 (3.13%) JSON
5 8 (3.13%) XML
6 7 (2.73%) REST
7 5 (1.95%) OAuth2
8 4 (1.56%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.56%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.56%) J2EE
8 4 (1.56%) Node.js
8 4 (1.56%) SAML
8 4 (1.56%) SOAP
8 4 (1.56%) XSLT
9 3 (1.17%) HTML
9 3 (1.17%) Java EE
9 3 (1.17%) WCF
10 2 (0.78%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.78%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.16%) Management Information System
2 21 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.30%) Private Cloud
4 10 (3.91%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.52%) PMI
6 7 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.95%) Replication
8 4 (1.56%) RIA
8 4 (1.56%) Social Media
8 4 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.17%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.17%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.78%) Blog
10 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (0.78%) NHS
10 2 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (25.78%) Windows
2 34 (13.28%) Windows Server
3 31 (12.11%) Linux
4 22 (8.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.30%) Unix
6 11 (4.30%) Windows 7
7 10 (3.91%) Windows 10
7 10 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.73%) Android
9 5 (1.95%) Debian
9 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.17%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.78%) CentOS
11 2 (0.78%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (23.44%) ITIL
2 46 (17.97%) Project Management
3 31 (12.11%) PRINCE2
4 30 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (10.16%) ITIL V3
5 26 (10.16%) Migration
6 22 (8.59%) CRM
7 20 (7.81%) Scrum
8 19 (7.42%) Information Management
9 14 (5.47%) Data Migration
9 14 (5.47%) Load Balancing
10 13 (5.08%) Presales
11 12 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (4.30%) MVC
12 11 (4.30%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.91%) Mentoring
14 9 (3.52%) Customer Requirements
14 9 (3.52%) DevOps
14 9 (3.52%) Task Automation
15 8 (3.13%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (11.33%) PowerShell
2 28 (10.94%) C#
3 24 (9.38%) SQL
4 17 (6.64%) Python
5 14 (5.47%) Java
6 13 (5.08%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.91%) C
8 6 (2.34%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.34%) VB
9 3 (1.17%) C++
10 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.78%) VBA
11 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.39%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.77%) Degree
3 19 (7.42%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.91%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (3.91%) PMI Certification
6 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.73%) MCSE
8 5 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.95%) MCP
8 5 (1.95%) PMP
9 4 (1.56%) HNC
9 4 (1.56%) MCSA
10 3 (1.17%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.78%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.39%) ECDL
12 1 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.47%) SLA
2 8 (3.13%) PMO
3 7 (2.73%) QA
4 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
6 1 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.39%) IFRS
6 1 (0.39%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (19.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.39%) vCloud
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.30%) SCCM
2 8 (3.13%) Ansible
2 8 (3.13%) WSUS
3 6 (2.34%) AirWatch
4 5 (1.95%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.56%) SCOM
6 3 (1.17%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (12.11%) Remedy
2 26 (10.16%) VMware
3 21 (8.20%) HP
4 17 (6.64%) Oracle
5 14 (5.47%) IBM
6 12 (4.69%) Citrix
7 10 (3.91%) Ericsson
8 9 (3.52%) Google
8 9 (3.52%) Sun
9 8 (3.13%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.73%) Cisco
11 6 (2.34%) Serena
11 6 (2.34%) Symantec
12 5 (1.95%) MobileIron
12 5 (1.95%) SAP
13 4 (1.56%) Adobe
13 4 (1.56%) Apigee
13 4 (1.56%) Tableau
14 3 (1.17%) Apple
15 2 (0.78%) CheckPoint
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