Period
to 21 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 21 October 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 > Slough
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 8 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 11.34% 9.52% 9.01%
As % of the Vendors category 22.89% 17.61% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 14
Slough median daily rate £325 £303 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% -6.92% +12.07%
10th Percentile £126 £200 £216
90th Percentile £574 £450 £468
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £448 £398
% change year-on-year -7.26% +12.51% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.31 £14.75 £12.00
% change year-on-year -3.02% +22.92% -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 Slough.

All Vendors
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 166 159 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 49.55% 54.08% 61.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 95 120
Slough median daily rate £325 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.59% +9.85%
10th Percentile £125 £255 £225
90th Percentile £525 £533 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £18.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -29.01% +40.87%
10th Percentile £15.90 £13.00 £16.71
90th Percentile £20.60 £13.00 £20.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year +21.31% +22.00% -42.00%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Slough

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Slough

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Slough over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Slough

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 8 (21.05%) .NET
4 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 8 (21.05%) VMware
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (15.79%) Office 365
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) Linux
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
7 5 (13.16%) Analytics
7 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
7 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
7 5 (13.16%) Veeam
7 5 (13.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 5 (13.16%) Power BI
8 4 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 4 (10.53%) Apache Spark
8 4 (10.53%) Kafka
8 4 (10.53%) C#

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 4 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.89%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.79%) Office 365
3 4 (10.53%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.26%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) G Suite
5 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
2 3 (7.89%) DHCP
2 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) HTTP
2 3 (7.89%) Skype
2 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.63%) 3G
4 1 (2.63%) 4G
4 1 (2.63%) 802.11
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.63%) LTE
4 1 (2.63%) SSH
4 1 (2.63%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) Power BI
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.89%) Big Data
4 3 (7.89%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (7.89%) Data Lake
4 3 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 3 (7.89%) HDInsight
4 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) MS Access
5 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.63%) Redis
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) French Language
3 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Azure Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) Kafka
3 3 (7.89%) JSON
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.26%) WPF
5 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.63%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.63%) Apache Avro
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.63%) CSS
5 1 (2.63%) D3.js
5 1 (2.63%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) jQuery
5 1 (2.63%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) LESS
5 1 (2.63%) Lucene
5 1 (2.63%) Protocol Buffers
5 1 (2.63%) SignalR
5 1 (2.63%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Clustering
1 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) iSeries
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
3 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.63%) Android
6 1 (2.63%) Debian
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.63%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.16%) Analytics
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (10.53%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) CRM
4 3 (7.89%) Data Mapping
4 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) OO
4 3 (7.89%) Performance Optimisation
4 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (7.89%) Scrum
4 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.89%) Use Case
4 3 (7.89%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.26%) Multithreading
5 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) PHP
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.63%) MCSE
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) GPG13
1 1 (2.63%) QA
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.26%) vSphere
3 2 (5.26%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) Docker
4 1 (2.63%) iptables
4 1 (2.63%) Postfix
4 1 (2.63%) Squid
4 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.63%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) VMware
2 5 (13.16%) Veeam
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) Remedy
4 3 (7.89%) Apple
4 3 (7.89%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.26%) Polycom
5 2 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.63%) Canon
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Cramer
6 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.63%) Huawei
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.63%) Nokia Networks
6 1 (2.63%) Nortel
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec