Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 254 255 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 17.45% 20.35% 18.52%
As % of the Vendors category 34.56% 41.40% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 95 168
Reading median daily rate £425 £375 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.46% +4.67%
10th Percentile £229 £138 £159
90th Percentile £630 £538 £495
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +13.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 41 33
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £9.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -38.71% -28.07%
10th Percentile £10.85 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £20.60 £55.65 £39.44
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +50.92% -4.00% -32.61%

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 735 616 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 50.48% 49.16% 52.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 272 533
Reading median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £250 £232 £213
90th Percentile £615 £550 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 63 47
Reading median hourly rate £18.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -14.29% -18.79%
10th Percentile £11.59 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.13 £53.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +34.15% +8.00% -42.00%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 68 (26.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (24.41%) Windows
3 53 (20.87%) Microsoft Office
4 51 (20.08%) Active Directory
5 43 (16.93%) SQL
6 42 (16.54%) Finance
6 42 (16.54%) Office 365
7 37 (14.57%) Degree
7 37 (14.57%) Microsoft Excel
8 36 (14.17%) Project Management
9 35 (13.78%) Security Cleared
10 31 (12.20%) Oracle
10 31 (12.20%) Marketing
11 29 (11.42%) Migration
11 29 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
12 28 (11.02%) SQL Server
12 28 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (10.63%) Windows 10
14 26 (10.24%) SC Cleared
15 25 (9.84%) SCCM
16 24 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (9.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 23 (9.06%) PowerShell
18 21 (8.27%) Telecoms
18 21 (8.27%) C#
19 20 (7.87%) VMware
19 20 (7.87%) Analytics
19 20 (7.87%) Power BI
20 19 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
20 19 (7.48%) Information Management

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 (5.91%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.12%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.36%) CMS
6 5 (1.97%) IIS
7 4 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.79%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.79%) FileNet
9 2 (0.79%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.79%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.79%) SAS
10 1 (0.39%) Apache
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 53 (20.87%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (14.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (9.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (4.33%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.18%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (1.18%) InDesign
6 3 (1.18%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.79%) CATIA
7 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.79%) SPSS
8 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.79%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.79%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (26.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (16.54%) Office 365
3 13 (5.12%) SaaS
4 12 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.72%) IaaS
5 11 (4.33%) PaaS
6 8 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (1.57%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.69%) Skype
2 14 (5.51%) VPN
3 13 (5.12%) DNS
4 11 (4.33%) Firewall
5 10 (3.94%) Internet
6 7 (2.76%) DHCP
6 7 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.97%) IP Telephony
7 5 (1.97%) WAN
7 5 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.57%) LAN
8 4 (1.57%) PBX
8 4 (1.57%) Unified Communications
8 4 (1.57%) WLAN
9 3 (1.18%) SAN
9 3 (1.18%) SSL
9 3 (1.18%) VoIP
10 2 (0.79%) CTI
10 2 (0.79%) Network Security
10 2 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.87%) Power BI
3 10 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (3.15%) Big Data
4 8 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.97%) Data Lake
5 5 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.97%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.97%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.57%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.18%) GIS
7 3 (1.18%) HDInsight
7 3 (1.18%) MS Access
7 3 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.79%) Cucumber
2 2 (0.79%) MSI
2 2 (0.79%) Selenium
2 2 (0.79%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.39%) JIRA
3 1 (0.39%) MSTest
3 1 (0.39%) NUnit
3 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (16.54%) Finance
2 31 (12.20%) Marketing
3 21 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.12%) Mandarin Language
5 12 (4.72%) Legal
6 9 (3.54%) Retail
7 8 (3.15%) French Language
8 6 (2.36%) German Language
8 6 (2.36%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.57%) Publishing
10 3 (1.18%) Banking
10 3 (1.18%) Local Government
11 2 (0.79%) Advertising
11 2 (0.79%) Czech Language
11 2 (0.79%) Electronics
11 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.79%) Law
11 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.39%) Military
12 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (13.78%) Architect
2 34 (13.39%) Consultant
3 22 (8.66%) Analyst
4 21 (8.27%) Project Manager
5 17 (6.69%) Developer
6 13 (5.12%) Support Engineer
7 11 (4.33%) Coordinator
7 11 (4.33%) Project Coordinator
8 9 (3.54%) Azure Architect
8 9 (3.54%) Azure Engineer
8 9 (3.54%) Marketing Analyst
8 9 (3.54%) Salesforce Analyst
8 9 (3.54%) Technical Architect
9 8 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (2.76%) Project Assistant
11 6 (2.36%) Azure Consultant
11 6 (2.36%) Business Architect
11 6 (2.36%) C++ Developer
11 6 (2.36%) Platform Architect
11 6 (2.36%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.69%) .NET
2 10 (3.94%) CSS
2 10 (3.94%) HTML
3 5 (1.97%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.97%) JSON
3 5 (1.97%) Web Services
3 5 (1.97%) XML
4 3 (1.18%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.18%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.18%) HTML5
5 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.79%) COM
5 2 (0.79%) CSS3
5 2 (0.79%) REST
5 2 (0.79%) SOAP
5 2 (0.79%) Swagger
6 1 (0.39%) Ajax
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) VXML
6 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.42%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.09%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.12%) Replication
4 12 (4.72%) Management Information System
4 12 (4.72%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.15%) User Experience
7 7 (2.76%) Social Media
8 6 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.97%) Clustering
9 5 (1.97%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.57%) Animation
10 4 (1.57%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.57%) Video Editing
10 4 (1.57%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.18%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.79%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 62 (24.41%) Windows
2 27 (10.63%) Windows 10
3 17 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 12 (4.72%) Linux
4 12 (4.72%) Windows 7
5 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.15%) Windows 8
7 7 (2.76%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.97%) Android
8 5 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.79%) Unix
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.17%) Project Management
2 29 (11.42%) Migration
3 28 (11.02%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (7.87%) Analytics
6 19 (7.48%) Information Management
6 19 (7.48%) ITIL
6 19 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (6.69%) Workflow
8 15 (5.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (5.12%) ERP
10 12 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.72%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.72%) Presales
11 11 (4.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 11 (4.33%) PRINCE2
12 9 (3.54%) Marketing Intelligence
12 9 (3.54%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (3.15%) DevOps
13 8 (3.15%) OO
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.93%) SQL
2 23 (9.06%) PowerShell
3 21 (8.27%) C#
4 12 (4.72%) T-SQL
5 11 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.54%) C
6 9 (3.54%) C++
7 7 (2.76%) Java
8 6 (2.36%) Python
9 5 (1.97%) R
10 3 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.18%) Scala
10 3 (1.18%) VB
10 3 (1.18%) VBA
11 2 (0.79%) F#
12 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
12 1 (0.39%) Ruby
12 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (14.57%) Degree
2 35 (13.78%) Security Cleared
3 26 (10.24%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.57%) MCSE
7 3 (1.18%) CCNA
7 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.79%) CCDA
8 2 (0.79%) CCVP
8 2 (0.79%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.79%) MCDST
8 2 (0.79%) MCITP
8 2 (0.79%) MCTS
8 2 (0.79%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CCIE
9 1 (0.39%) CCNP
9 1 (0.39%) ISEB
9 1 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.76%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.97%) PMO
3 4 (1.57%) GDPR
3 4 (1.57%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.79%) P3O
4 2 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (20.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.97%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.18%) Docker
5 3 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.79%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.79%) vSphere
6 2 (0.79%) XenApp
7 1 (0.39%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (9.84%) SCCM
2 12 (4.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.33%) SCOM
4 4 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.79%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.79%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.79%) Terraform
7 1 (0.39%) Ansible
7 1 (0.39%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.39%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 31 (12.20%) Oracle
2 20 (7.87%) VMware
3 17 (6.69%) Cisco
4 14 (5.51%) HP
5 9 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.15%) SAP
6 8 (3.15%) Veeam
7 7 (2.76%) Adobe
8 5 (1.97%) Citrix
8 5 (1.97%) McAfee
8 5 (1.97%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.57%) Capita
9 4 (1.57%) Ivanti
9 4 (1.57%) Okta
10 3 (1.18%) Avaya
10 3 (1.18%) Remedy
10 3 (1.18%) Samsung
10 3 (1.18%) Teradata
11 2 (0.79%) BT
11 2 (0.79%) ESRI