Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 23 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 4.44% 7.96% 9.46%
As % of the Vendors category 9.91% 14.47% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 17
Slough median daily rate £375 £325 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.80% +17.50%
10th Percentile £309 £211 £153
90th Percentile £445 £504 £445
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Slough median hourly rate - £14.60 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.80% +19.05%
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.83% -31.43% +2.94%

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 111 159 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 44.76% 55.02% 55.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 115 151
Slough median daily rate £400 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £301 £219 £213
90th Percentile £556 £553 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Slough median hourly rate - £14.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.31% +8.33%
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.43 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.30% -22.86% +1.98%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) Deployment Diagram
4 2 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) Spring
4 2 (18.18%) JSF
4 2 (18.18%) JPA
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 2 (18.18%) RabbitMQ

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 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
2 1 (9.09%) CallidusCloud
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) Intranet
2 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) OLTP
4 1 (9.09%) Power BI
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (18.18%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Data Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Integration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) EJB
1 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
1 2 (18.18%) J2EE
1 2 (18.18%) JPA
1 2 (18.18%) JSF
1 2 (18.18%) JSP
1 2 (18.18%) MSMQ
1 2 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (18.18%) REST
1 2 (18.18%) Servlets
1 2 (18.18%) Spring
1 2 (18.18%) Struts
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 2 (18.18%) HPUX
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) ETL
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (18.18%) MSF
2 2 (18.18%) OO
2 2 (18.18%) SOA
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
2 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
2 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCDP
1 2 (18.18%) CCIE
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
1 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Forcepoint
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Callidus
4 1 (9.09%) Canon
4 1 (9.09%) Epicor
4 1 (9.09%) Ivanti
4 1 (9.09%) Kofax
4 1 (9.09%) Marketo
4 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
4 1 (9.09%) Polycom
4 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (9.09%) SAP