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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 135 194 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.18% 19.25% 19.67%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 35.21% 42.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 91 100
Median daily rate £360 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +9.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £250 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 7
Median hourly rate £9.50 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.62% -28.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 330 551 454
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 49.33% 54.66% 46.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 284 242
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +158.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Reading

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 137 (47.90%) MS Excel
2 87 (30.42%) Telecoms
3 80 (27.97%) Project Management
4 70 (24.48%) ITIL
5 66 (23.08%) MS Office
6 61 (21.33%) Windows
6 61 (21.33%) MS Project
7 54 (18.88%) PRINCE2
8 49 (17.13%) Remedy
8 49 (17.13%) ITIL V3
9 48 (16.78%) Finance
9 48 (16.78%) Management Information System
10 40 (13.99%) SQL Server
11 38 (13.29%) Active Directory
12 36 (12.59%) Wi-Fi
13 35 (12.24%) VMware
13 35 (12.24%) Ericsson
13 35 (12.24%) Security Cleared
13 35 (12.24%) LTE
14 34 (11.89%) VoLTE
15 33 (11.54%) Degree
16 29 (10.14%) Migration
17 27 (9.44%) CRM
17 27 (9.44%) MS PowerPoint
17 27 (9.44%) Windows Server
18 26 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
18 26 (9.09%) SharePoint
19 25 (8.74%) Oracle
19 25 (8.74%) Linux
19 25 (8.74%) GIS

Microsoft
Top Related 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 26 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (3.50%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.40%) JBoss
6 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 137 (47.90%) MS Excel
2 66 (23.08%) MS Office
3 61 (21.33%) MS Project
4 27 (9.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.05%) Maya
7 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 25 (8.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.35%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.35%) HFM
4 1 (0.35%) Maximo
4 1 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.04%) Office 365
3 17 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (2.45%) IaaS
5 6 (2.10%) PaaS
6 4 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.05%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) SaaS
8 2 (0.70%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.35%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.59%) Wi-Fi
2 35 (12.24%) LTE
3 34 (11.89%) VoLTE
4 23 (8.04%) Firewall
5 21 (7.34%) DNS
6 11 (3.85%) DHCP
6 11 (3.85%) SMTP
7 10 (3.50%) HTTP
8 8 (2.80%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.45%) LAN
9 7 (2.45%) Skype
10 6 (2.10%) Unified Communications
10 6 (2.10%) VoIP
10 6 (2.10%) VPN
11 5 (1.75%) MGW
12 4 (1.40%) SAN
13 3 (1.05%) H.323
13 3 (1.05%) Internet
13 3 (1.05%) QSIG
13 3 (1.05%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.74%) GIS
3 15 (5.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.45%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (2.10%) Power BI
7 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.70%) MySQL
10 2 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.35%) DB2
11 1 (0.35%) Essbase
11 1 (0.35%) MS Access
11 1 (0.35%) OLTP
11 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.70%) JIRA
2 2 (0.70%) MSI
2 2 (0.70%) MSTest
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.35%) Grunt
3 1 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 87 (30.42%) Telecoms
2 48 (16.78%) Finance
3 13 (4.55%) Marketing
4 11 (3.85%) Retail
5 6 (2.10%) Banking
6 5 (1.75%) Billing
6 5 (1.75%) French Language
7 4 (1.40%) Advertising
7 4 (1.40%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.40%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.40%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (18.88%) Project Manager
2 34 (11.89%) Voice Project Manager
3 31 (10.84%) Consultant
4 29 (10.14%) Developer
5 25 (8.74%) Data Technician
5 25 (8.74%) GIS Technician
6 17 (5.94%) Analyst
7 14 (4.90%) Administrator
8 13 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (3.85%) Network Manager
9 11 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (3.50%) Architect
10 10 (3.50%) Core Network Project Manager
10 10 (3.50%) Network Project Manager
11 9 (3.15%) Cloud Engineer
12 8 (2.80%) Project Administrator
13 7 (2.45%) Data Analyst
13 7 (2.45%) IT Consultant
13 7 (2.45%) Project Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.99%) .NET
2 13 (4.55%) Web Services
3 9 (3.15%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.75%) WCF
5 4 (1.40%) AngularJS
5 4 (1.40%) XML
6 3 (1.05%) Java EE
6 3 (1.05%) REST
7 2 (0.70%) HTML
7 2 (0.70%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (0.70%) XMPP
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.35%) CSS
8 1 (0.35%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.35%) HTML5
8 1 (0.35%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.35%) OpenID
8 1 (0.35%) OpenRasta
8 1 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.78%) Management Information System
2 16 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.59%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.55%) Private Cloud
4 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.10%) PMI
5 5 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.40%) Replication
6 4 (1.40%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Licensing
7 3 (1.05%) RIA
8 2 (0.70%) AS400
8 2 (0.70%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) IVR
8 2 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (21.33%) Windows
2 27 (9.44%) Windows Server
3 25 (8.74%) Linux
3 25 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (4.55%) Unix
5 11 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 9 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 9 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.05%) Android
9 2 (0.70%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.70%) Solaris
9 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.97%) Project Management
2 70 (24.48%) ITIL
3 54 (18.88%) PRINCE2
4 49 (17.13%) ITIL V3
5 29 (10.14%) Migration
6 27 (9.44%) CRM
7 20 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.99%) Mentoring
8 19 (6.64%) Presales
9 16 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.90%) Data Migration
10 14 (4.90%) Load Balancing
11 13 (4.55%) ERP
11 13 (4.55%) Service Delivery
12 12 (4.20%) Patch Management
12 12 (4.20%) Problem Management
13 10 (3.50%) Scrum
14 9 (3.15%) Cybersecurity
14 9 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (2.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.04%) C#
1 23 (8.04%) SQL
2 13 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.15%) Python
4 7 (2.45%) T-SQL
5 6 (2.10%) C
6 5 (1.75%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.40%) Java
8 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.05%) VBA
9 2 (0.70%) VB
10 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) Go
10 1 (0.35%) Ruby
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.54%) Degree
3 19 (6.64%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.85%) PMI Certification
5 9 (3.15%) PMP
6 6 (2.10%) CCNP
6 6 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.10%) HND
7 5 (1.75%) CCNA
7 5 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (1.40%) ECDL
9 3 (1.05%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (1.05%) MCITP
9 3 (1.05%) MCSA
9 3 (1.05%) MCSE
10 2 (0.70%) HNC
10 2 (0.70%) MCP
10 2 (0.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.55%) QA
2 8 (2.80%) PMO
3 7 (2.45%) SLA
4 4 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.70%) GDPR
5 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.35%) COBIT
6 1 (0.35%) GAAP
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 38 (13.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.70%) Docker
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.50%) SCCM
2 8 (2.80%) Ansible
2 8 (2.80%) SCOM
3 5 (1.75%) WSUS
4 3 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.70%) Cisco CME
6 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.35%) Marathon
6 1 (0.35%) Mesos
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (17.13%) Remedy
2 35 (12.24%) Ericsson
2 35 (12.24%) VMware
3 25 (8.74%) Oracle
4 21 (7.34%) Citrix
5 16 (5.59%) SAP
6 14 (4.90%) HP
7 13 (4.55%) IBM
8 11 (3.85%) Sun
9 10 (3.50%) Google
10 8 (2.80%) Cisco
11 3 (1.05%) Huawei
11 3 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.05%) Tableau
12 2 (0.70%) Adobe
12 2 (0.70%) Apple
12 2 (0.70%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.70%) Serena
12 2 (0.70%) Veritas
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