Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 235 216 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 15.91% 16.95% 16.32%
As % of the Vendors category 34.97% 32.73% 31.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 87 98
Reading median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -3.10%
10th Percentile £140 £280 £124
90th Percentile £575 £625 £565
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 42
Reading median hourly rate £15.88 £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.83% +57.89% -55.92%
10th Percentile £10.48 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £22.10 £36.79 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.06 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +0.39% +16.67% -44.32%

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 672 660 770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 45.50% 51.81% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 342 380
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -4.08%
10th Percentile £185 £275 £199
90th Percentile £575 £587 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 60
Reading median hourly rate £21.75 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.32% +6.90% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.93 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.03 £45.93 £44.45
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +31.03% +16.00% -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 17 November 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 17 November 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 73 (31.06%) Windows
1 73 (31.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (24.26%) Microsoft Office
3 50 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 46 (19.57%) Finance
5 44 (18.72%) Telecoms
6 43 (18.30%) Active Directory
7 39 (16.60%) Oracle
7 39 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (15.32%) SQL
9 35 (14.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 32 (13.62%) Workflow
11 30 (12.77%) PowerShell
12 29 (12.34%) Office 365
12 29 (12.34%) Project Management
13 28 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (11.91%) SQL Server
13 28 (11.91%) ITIL
14 27 (11.49%) C#
14 27 (11.49%) Degree
15 23 (9.79%) Analytics
16 22 (9.36%) IaaS
16 22 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (9.36%) Migration
17 21 (8.94%) .NET
17 21 (8.94%) Marketing
17 21 (8.94%) Security Cleared
17 21 (8.94%) Self-Motivation
18 20 (8.51%) Power BI
18 20 (8.51%) 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 14 (5.96%) Skype for Business
2 13 (5.53%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 6 (2.55%) IIS
5 5 (2.13%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.28%) CMS
6 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.85%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 57 (24.26%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (14.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.13%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 73 (31.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (12.34%) Office 365
3 22 (9.36%) IaaS
4 19 (8.09%) PaaS
5 17 (7.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (5.96%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (3.83%) SaaS
8 3 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (1.28%) Boomi
8 3 (1.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.43%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.43%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.43%) BlueKai
9 1 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.09%) DNS
2 13 (5.53%) LAN
3 10 (4.26%) Firewall
3 10 (4.26%) Skype
4 9 (3.83%) DHCP
4 9 (3.83%) WAN
5 7 (2.98%) VPN
6 6 (2.55%) Internet
6 6 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.13%) LTE
7 5 (2.13%) SAN
7 5 (2.13%) SMTP
7 5 (2.13%) Unified Communications
7 5 (2.13%) VoLTE
8 4 (1.70%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.28%) FTP
9 3 (1.28%) HTTP
9 3 (1.28%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.28%) PBX
9 3 (1.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.91%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.51%) Power BI
3 15 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.83%) Data Lake
4 9 (3.83%) HDInsight
5 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (2.13%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.28%) Big Data
8 3 (1.28%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.28%) MySQL
8 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.85%) GIS
9 2 (0.85%) MS Access
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (6.81%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.55%) Selenium
4 4 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.28%) JMeter
5 3 (1.28%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.28%) SpecFlow
5 3 (1.28%) webpack
6 2 (0.85%) NUnit
6 2 (0.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.43%) JIRA
7 1 (0.43%) MSI
7 1 (0.43%) MSTest
7 1 (0.43%) Toad
General
1 46 (19.57%) Finance
2 44 (18.72%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.94%) Marketing
4 14 (5.96%) Mandarin Language
5 7 (2.98%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.55%) Electronics
7 5 (2.13%) Retail
8 4 (1.70%) Legal
9 3 (1.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.85%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
11 1 (0.43%) Banking
11 1 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.43%) Portuguese Language
11 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 28 (11.91%) Architect
1 28 (11.91%) Consultant
2 22 (9.36%) Support Engineer
3 20 (8.51%) Analyst
3 20 (8.51%) Coordinator
4 19 (8.09%) Project Coordinator
5 18 (7.66%) Developer
5 18 (7.66%) Project Manager
6 14 (5.96%) Desktop Support
7 11 (4.68%) Desktop Engineer
7 11 (4.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 10 (4.26%) Azure Consultant
9 9 (3.83%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (3.83%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (2.98%) Active Directory Consultant
11 7 (2.98%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.55%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (2.55%) Junior
12 6 (2.55%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.94%) .NET
2 13 (5.53%) CSS
2 13 (5.53%) HTML
3 10 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 8 (3.40%) XML
5 6 (2.55%) Web Services
6 5 (2.13%) REST
7 4 (1.70%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.28%) CSS3
8 3 (1.28%) HTML5
8 3 (1.28%) JSON
8 3 (1.28%) RESTful
8 3 (1.28%) SOAP
8 3 (1.28%) XSLT
9 2 (0.85%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.85%) COM
9 2 (0.85%) Taurus
10 1 (0.43%) .NET Core
10 1 (0.43%) LINQ
10 1 (0.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.40%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.40%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.55%) NHS
6 6 (2.55%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.13%) Replication
7 5 (2.13%) Social Media
8 4 (1.70%) CCTV
9 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.28%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.28%) User Experience
10 2 (0.85%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.85%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.85%) RIA
10 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.43%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.43%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 73 (31.06%) Windows
2 18 (7.66%) Windows 7
3 16 (6.81%) Windows 10
4 14 (5.96%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.26%) Linux
6 8 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.13%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.13%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.28%) Android
10 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.62%) Workflow
3 29 (12.34%) Project Management
4 28 (11.91%) Business Intelligence
4 28 (11.91%) ITIL
5 23 (9.79%) Analytics
6 22 (9.36%) Migration
7 20 (8.51%) CRM
8 16 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (6.81%) Service Management
9 15 (6.38%) PRINCE2
9 15 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (5.96%) Scrum
11 12 (5.11%) Test Automation
12 11 (4.68%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (4.68%) Customer-Centricity
12 11 (4.68%) DevOps
12 11 (4.68%) MVC
13 10 (4.26%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (4.26%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.32%) SQL
2 30 (12.77%) PowerShell
3 27 (11.49%) C#
4 17 (7.23%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.11%) Java
6 8 (3.40%) T-SQL
7 7 (2.98%) C++
8 5 (2.13%) Python
9 3 (1.28%) C
9 3 (1.28%) VB
9 3 (1.28%) VBA
10 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.85%) R
10 2 (0.85%) Ruby
11 1 (0.43%) F#
11 1 (0.43%) Perl
11 1 (0.43%) PHP
11 1 (0.43%) Scala
11 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (11.49%) Degree
2 22 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (8.94%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.96%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.98%) MCDST
6 6 (2.55%) MCSE
7 5 (2.13%) CCNA
7 5 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.13%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.70%) MCITP
8 4 (1.70%) MCTS
8 4 (1.70%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.70%) PMP
9 3 (1.28%) CCDA
9 3 (1.28%) CCVP
9 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.85%) CCIE
10 2 (0.85%) CCNP
10 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.98%) QA
1 7 (2.98%) SLA
2 6 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.70%) PMO
4 3 (1.28%) GDPR
5 2 (0.85%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.85%) P3O
System Software
1 43 (18.30%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.28%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.28%) Docker
4 3 (1.28%) KVM
5 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (8.09%) SCCM
2 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (1.70%) SCOM
4 3 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.85%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.85%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (16.60%) Oracle
2 16 (6.81%) SAP
2 16 (6.81%) VMware
3 7 (2.98%) Remedy
4 6 (2.55%) Cisco
4 6 (2.55%) HP
5 5 (2.13%) Avaya
5 5 (2.13%) Dell
5 5 (2.13%) Ericsson
6 4 (1.70%) Veeam
7 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.28%) Ivanti
7 3 (1.28%) Juniper
7 3 (1.28%) McAfee
7 3 (1.28%) Nortel
8 2 (0.85%) Acme Packet
8 2 (0.85%) Concur
8 2 (0.85%) ESRI
8 2 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.85%) Sonus