Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 230 277 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.87% 19.22% 16.40%
As % of the Vendors category 35.01% 36.45% 31.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 108 145
Reading median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £236 £163 £182
90th Percentile £586 £500 £497
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 39 62
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.89% -55.92% -10.21%
10th Percentile £14.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.83% -31.43% +2.94%

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 657 760 1,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 53.90% 52.74% 51.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 341 543
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £274 £220 £226
90th Percentile £575 £550 £534
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 57 87
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 £12.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.82% -42.81% +6.42%
10th Percentile £12.39 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.26 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -22.86% +1.98%

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 22 February 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

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Reading over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 70 (30.43%) Windows
2 63 (27.39%) Active Directory
3 56 (24.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (22.17%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (16.96%) Degree
6 37 (16.09%) SQL
7 36 (15.65%) Telecoms
8 35 (15.22%) VMware
9 34 (14.78%) SQL Server
10 32 (13.91%) Project Management
10 32 (13.91%) PowerShell
11 31 (13.48%) Office 365
11 31 (13.48%) Microsoft Excel
12 30 (13.04%) C#
12 30 (13.04%) .NET
12 30 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (13.04%) Security Cleared
13 26 (11.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 25 (10.87%) Marketing
15 24 (10.43%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (10.43%) Finance
16 23 (10.00%) ITIL
16 23 (10.00%) Cisco
17 21 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (9.13%) SC Cleared
18 20 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (8.70%) Mandarin Language
18 20 (8.70%) XML
18 20 (8.70%) Windows Server
18 20 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity

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 15 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 13 (5.65%) IIS
2 13 (5.65%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.48%) CMS
3 8 (3.48%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.87%) Documentum
6 2 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.43%) Apache
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.43%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.43%) nginx
7 1 (0.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.43%) uWSGI
Applications
1 51 (22.17%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (13.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (11.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.87%) XMetaL
7 1 (0.43%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.43%) InDesign
7 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.87%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.87%) SAP PM
3 2 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) SessionCam
4 1 (0.43%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 56 (24.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (13.48%) Office 365
3 24 (10.43%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (6.09%) IaaS
5 10 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 9 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (3.91%) PaaS
7 7 (3.04%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.74%) SaaS
9 2 (0.87%) GitHub
9 2 (0.87%) Yammer
10 1 (0.43%) Azure Machine Learning
10 1 (0.43%) Data Lake Analytics
10 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.83%) DNS
2 10 (4.35%) Skype
3 8 (3.48%) VPN
4 7 (3.04%) DHCP
4 7 (3.04%) Internet
4 7 (3.04%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.61%) Firewall
6 4 (1.74%) Network Security
7 3 (1.30%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.30%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.30%) WAN
8 2 (0.87%) LAN
8 2 (0.87%) NAS
8 2 (0.87%) PSTN
8 2 (0.87%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (0.87%) SAN
8 2 (0.87%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.43%) CTI
9 1 (0.43%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.65%) Power BI
3 9 (3.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (3.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (3.04%) Big Data
6 6 (2.61%) Data Lake
6 6 (2.61%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.17%) MySQL
7 5 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.74%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.74%) HDInsight
8 4 (1.74%) MS Access
8 4 (1.74%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.30%) MSI
3 3 (1.30%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.87%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 36 (15.65%) Telecoms
2 25 (10.87%) Marketing
3 24 (10.43%) Finance
4 20 (8.70%) Mandarin Language
5 15 (6.52%) Legal
6 5 (2.17%) Billing
6 5 (2.17%) French Language
6 5 (2.17%) Retail
7 4 (1.74%) German Language
7 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.30%) Advertising
8 3 (1.30%) Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Czech Language
9 2 (0.87%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.87%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.43%) Back Office
10 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (11.30%) Analyst
1 26 (11.30%) Consultant
2 23 (10.00%) Developer
3 22 (9.57%) Architect
4 18 (7.83%) Project Manager
5 10 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
5 10 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 10 (4.35%) Project Assistant
5 10 (4.35%) Project Coordinator
6 8 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (3.48%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.04%) Field Engineer
7 7 (3.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (3.04%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 7 (3.04%) Requirements Analyst
7 7 (3.04%) Software Developer
7 7 (3.04%) Support Technician
7 7 (3.04%) Test Analyst
8 6 (2.61%) Microsoft Engineer
8 6 (2.61%) Salesforce Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.04%) .NET
2 20 (8.70%) XML
3 17 (7.39%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.39%) HTML
4 13 (5.65%) Web Services
5 11 (4.78%) CSS
6 8 (3.48%) JSON
7 7 (3.04%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.17%) HTML5
9 4 (1.74%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.30%) CSS3
10 3 (1.30%) jQuery
10 3 (1.30%) LINQ
10 3 (1.30%) ODBC
10 3 (1.30%) OLE
10 3 (1.30%) OLE DB
10 3 (1.30%) REST
10 3 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.48%) Replication
5 7 (3.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (3.04%) Social Media
5 7 (3.04%) User Experience
6 5 (2.17%) Animation
6 5 (2.17%) CCTV
6 5 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.17%) Video Editing
7 4 (1.74%) Graphic Design
7 4 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.74%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.30%) PKI
8 3 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.87%) Derivative
9 2 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (30.43%) Windows
2 20 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 20 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (8.26%) Linux
4 16 (6.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (5.22%) Windows 10
6 11 (4.78%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (2.61%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.17%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.74%) Unix
10 3 (1.30%) Debian
10 3 (1.30%) SUSE
11 2 (0.87%) Android
11 2 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.87%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.87%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (13.91%) Project Management
2 23 (10.00%) ITIL
3 21 (9.13%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity
5 18 (7.83%) Analytics
5 18 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
5 18 (7.83%) Migration
6 17 (7.39%) Information Management
7 15 (6.52%) MVC
7 15 (6.52%) Workflow
8 14 (6.09%) DevOps
9 13 (5.65%) Validation
10 11 (4.78%) Marketing Intelligence
11 10 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (4.35%) PRINCE2
11 10 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.35%) Traceability Matrix
12 8 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (3.48%) CRM
12 8 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.09%) SQL
2 32 (13.91%) PowerShell
3 30 (13.04%) C#
4 17 (7.39%) JavaScript
5 9 (3.91%) Java
6 6 (2.61%) Python
7 4 (1.74%) C++
7 4 (1.74%) R
7 4 (1.74%) Scala
8 3 (1.30%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.87%) C
9 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.87%) VBA
9 2 (0.87%) VBScript
10 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.43%) F#
10 1 (0.43%) PHP
10 1 (0.43%) U-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (16.96%) Degree
2 30 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 21 (9.13%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.91%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.04%) ISTQB
7 5 (2.17%) MCSE
8 3 (1.30%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.30%) MCP
8 3 (1.30%) MCSD
8 3 (1.30%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.43%) APMP
9 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.43%) MCDST
9 1 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.43%) PMP
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.74%) GDPR
1 4 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) PMO
System Software
1 63 (27.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.91%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.74%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.74%) vSphere
6 3 (1.30%) Docker
7 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.87%) XenApp
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 10 (4.35%) SCCM
3 8 (3.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.17%) SCOM
5 4 (1.74%) MOM
6 3 (1.30%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.87%) Ansible
7 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.87%) Puppet
8 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.43%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (15.22%) VMware
2 23 (10.00%) Cisco
3 17 (7.39%) Palo Alto
4 16 (6.96%) Oracle
5 11 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.91%) HP
7 8 (3.48%) Remedy
8 7 (3.04%) Lumension
9 6 (2.61%) Adobe
9 6 (2.61%) Citrix
10 5 (2.17%) Borland
11 4 (1.74%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.74%) Sybase
11 4 (1.74%) Tableau
11 4 (1.74%) Veeam
12 3 (1.30%) SAP
13 2 (0.87%) Infoblox
13 2 (0.87%) McAfee
13 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
13 2 (0.87%) WSO2