Period
to 24 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 2 2 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 268 212 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.95% 17.06% 18.75%
As % of the Vendors category 39.24% 31.59% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 102 108
Reading median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £157 £264 £165
90th Percentile £595 £599 £504
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -2.78% +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 37
Reading median hourly rate £31.25 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.33% +57.89% -55.92%
10th Percentile £9.85 £14.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £53.50 £47.50 £48.23
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -13.79% +20.83% -34.44%

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 683 671 744
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 45.75% 53.98% 53.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 387 340
Reading median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £215 £275 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 55
Reading median hourly rate £47.50 £19.31 £12.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.95% +56.69% -42.81%
10th Percentile £11.05 £14.10 £9.25
90th Percentile £64.35 £47.50 £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% +19.23% -27.78%

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 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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.

1 119 (44.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 94 (35.07%) Windows
3 58 (21.64%) PowerShell
4 54 (20.15%) Microsoft Office
5 49 (18.28%) Active Directory
6 48 (17.91%) Microsoft Excel
6 48 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (17.54%) IaaS
8 45 (16.79%) Office 365
9 42 (15.67%) SQL
10 41 (15.30%) Finance
11 39 (14.55%) Telecoms
12 34 (12.69%) Oracle
12 34 (12.69%) DevOps
13 33 (12.31%) Analytics
13 33 (12.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 32 (11.94%) ITIL
14 32 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
15 31 (11.57%) Security Cleared
16 30 (11.19%) PaaS
17 29 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
18 28 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
19 27 (10.07%) Workflow
19 27 (10.07%) Project Management
19 27 (10.07%) Azure Active Directory
19 27 (10.07%) Power BI
20 26 (9.70%) Windows Server
20 26 (9.70%) C#
20 26 (9.70%) DNS
21 25 (9.33%) Migration

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 17 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 14 (5.22%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.24%) Oracle Workflow
4 4 (1.49%) IIS
5 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (20.15%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (17.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (12.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (3.73%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.12%) Eloqua
3 3 (1.12%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 119 (44.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (17.54%) IaaS
3 45 (16.79%) Office 365
4 30 (11.19%) PaaS
5 27 (10.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (4.85%) SaaS
8 6 (2.24%) Boomi
9 4 (1.49%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (0.75%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.37%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.37%) BlueKai
11 1 (0.37%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.37%) Trello
11 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.70%) DNS
2 21 (7.84%) Firewall
3 11 (4.10%) Internet
3 11 (4.10%) LAN
3 11 (4.10%) TCP/IP
4 10 (3.73%) DHCP
4 10 (3.73%) SAN
4 10 (3.73%) Skype
4 10 (3.73%) VPN
5 9 (3.36%) Reverse Proxy
6 8 (2.99%) VoIP
7 7 (2.61%) Unified Communications
7 7 (2.61%) WAN
8 6 (2.24%) NAS
8 6 (2.24%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.49%) CTI
9 4 (1.49%) IP Telephony
9 4 (1.49%) LTE
9 4 (1.49%) QSIG
9 4 (1.49%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.07%) Power BI
2 22 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 20 (7.46%) Data Lake
5 19 (7.09%) HDInsight
6 7 (2.61%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (1.49%) Big Data
9 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.12%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.12%) MySQL
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.75%) GIS
11 2 (0.75%) MS Access
11 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 28 (10.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 24 (8.96%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.73%) Selenium
4 7 (2.61%) Jenkins
5 6 (2.24%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.49%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.12%) JIRA
7 3 (1.12%) JMeter
7 3 (1.12%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.12%) webpack
8 2 (0.75%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.37%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.37%) MSI
9 1 (0.37%) NUnit
9 1 (0.37%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 41 (15.30%) Finance
2 39 (14.55%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.85%) Mandarin Language
3 13 (4.85%) Marketing
4 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.49%) Electronics
5 4 (1.49%) French Language
5 4 (1.49%) Retail
6 2 (0.75%) Legal
6 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.75%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) German Language
7 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.37%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.37%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 39 (14.55%) Architect
2 36 (13.43%) Consultant
3 26 (9.70%) Azure Engineer
4 23 (8.58%) Support Engineer
5 22 (8.21%) Developer
6 20 (7.46%) Analyst
6 20 (7.46%) Coordinator
7 19 (7.09%) Project Coordinator
8 18 (6.72%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (5.60%) Azure Consultant
10 14 (5.22%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.85%) Azure DevOps
12 11 (4.10%) Azure Architect
12 11 (4.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 11 (4.10%) Project Manager
12 11 (4.10%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
14 9 (3.36%) Desktop Engineer
14 9 (3.36%) Desktop Support
14 9 (3.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.21%) .NET
2 13 (4.85%) Web Services
3 10 (3.73%) CSS
3 10 (3.73%) HTML
4 8 (2.99%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.61%) REST
6 6 (2.24%) XML
7 5 (1.87%) SOAP
8 4 (1.49%) .NET Core
8 4 (1.49%) JSON
8 4 (1.49%) VXML
9 3 (1.12%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.12%) CSS3
9 3 (1.12%) HTML5
9 3 (1.12%) RESTful
9 3 (1.12%) XSLT
10 2 (0.75%) Middleware
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.75%) Taurus
11 1 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.58%) Self-Motivation
2 15 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.22%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.73%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.99%) Clustering
5 8 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.99%) Replication
6 7 (2.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Licensing
6 7 (2.61%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.24%) RIA
8 5 (1.87%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.49%) Blog
9 4 (1.49%) IVR
9 4 (1.49%) NHS
9 4 (1.49%) Social Media
9 4 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.75%) DataPower
11 2 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 94 (35.07%) Windows
2 26 (9.70%) Windows Server
3 13 (4.85%) Windows 7
4 12 (4.48%) Linux
4 12 (4.48%) Windows 10
5 8 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.61%) Android
7 6 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.75%) AIX
9 2 (0.75%) Unix
9 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.91%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (12.69%) DevOps
3 33 (12.31%) Analytics
4 32 (11.94%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (11.94%) ITIL
5 29 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 27 (10.07%) Project Management
6 27 (10.07%) Workflow
7 25 (9.33%) Migration
8 24 (8.96%) Continuous Delivery
8 24 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.58%) CRM
10 22 (8.21%) Test Automation
11 20 (7.46%) Service Management
12 18 (6.72%) Scrum
13 17 (6.34%) Security Testing
14 16 (5.97%) Data Management
14 16 (5.97%) Data Science
15 14 (5.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.64%) PowerShell
2 42 (15.67%) SQL
3 26 (9.70%) C#
4 14 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 10 (3.73%) Java
6 5 (1.87%) C++
7 4 (1.49%) F#
7 4 (1.49%) Python
7 4 (1.49%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.12%) VBA
9 2 (0.75%) R
9 2 (0.75%) VB
10 1 (0.37%) C
10 1 (0.37%) Perl
10 1 (0.37%) PHP
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.37%) Ruby
10 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 31 (11.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.21%) Degree
3 18 (6.72%) SC Cleared
4 15 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.73%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (1.87%) CCNA
6 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.87%) MCDST
7 4 (1.49%) CCIE
7 4 (1.49%) CCNP
7 4 (1.49%) PMP
8 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.12%) MBA
8 3 (1.12%) MCITP
8 3 (1.12%) MCSE
8 3 (1.12%) MCTS
8 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.36%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) SLA
3 4 (1.49%) PMO
4 2 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (18.28%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.46%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.87%) Docker
5 3 (1.12%) KVM
6 2 (0.75%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.75%) XenApp
7 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (5.60%) SCCM
2 8 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (2.99%) Cisco UCCE
2 8 (2.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (2.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.49%) Nessus
6 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.75%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.75%) SCOM
7 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.37%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.37%) Puppet
7 1 (0.37%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 34 (12.69%) Oracle
2 16 (5.97%) VMware
3 15 (5.60%) SAP
4 9 (3.36%) Cisco
5 7 (2.61%) Dell
6 5 (1.87%) Avaya
6 5 (1.87%) Remedy
7 4 (1.49%) Acme Packet
7 4 (1.49%) Sonus
8 3 (1.12%) Ericsson
8 3 (1.12%) HP
8 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.75%) Citrix
9 2 (0.75%) IBM
9 2 (0.75%) IFS
9 2 (0.75%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.75%) Veeam
10 1 (0.37%) Google
10 1 (0.37%) McAfee
10 1 (0.37%) Tableau