Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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.

Microsoft
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 34 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 8.97% 10.73% 12.90%
As % of the Vendors category 17.22% 18.28% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 29
Slough median daily rate £325 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £216 £129
90th Percentile £450 £465 £391
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £356
% change year-on-year +12.50% +12.28% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Slough median hourly rate - £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% +18.18%
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £11.40 £21.55
% change year-on-year +27.19% -47.10% +26.24%

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 151 186 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 52.07% 58.68% 52.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 109 165
Slough median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.41% -3.57%
10th Percentile £267 £225 £204
90th Percentile £554 £488 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 11
Slough median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +30.77% -10.34%
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £21.55
% change year-on-year +13.73% -40.84% +23.14%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 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 Slough region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) DHCP
4 8 (30.77%) DNS
4 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
5 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
5 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
5 7 (26.92%) Firewall
6 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (19.23%) XenApp
7 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
7 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (19.23%) Office 365
7 5 (19.23%) LAN
7 5 (19.23%) WAN
7 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 5 (19.23%) Apple
7 5 (19.23%) SharePoint

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 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.85%) Documentum
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
1 1 (3.85%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) SaaS
3 1 (3.85%) CallidusCloud
3 1 (3.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DHCP
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
3 5 (19.23%) VLAN
3 5 (19.23%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (7.69%) Internet
4 2 (7.69%) Intranet
4 2 (7.69%) SMTP
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) Data Mining
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.69%) MySQL
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) GIS
5 1 (3.85%) Sisense
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.54%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Data Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Commercial Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) DBA
6 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
1 2 (7.69%) EJB
1 2 (7.69%) Hibernate
1 2 (7.69%) J2EE
1 2 (7.69%) JPA
1 2 (7.69%) JSF
1 2 (7.69%) JSP
1 2 (7.69%) MSMQ
1 2 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (7.69%) REST
1 2 (7.69%) Servlets
1 2 (7.69%) Spring
1 2 (7.69%) Struts
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Replication
4 3 (11.54%) iPad
4 3 (11.54%) iPhone
5 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.85%) CMDB
6 1 (3.85%) FMCG
6 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 10
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 8
5 4 (15.38%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.69%) HPUX
6 2 (7.69%) Unix
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
1 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Actionable Insight
2 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 4 (15.38%) High Availability
2 4 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
4 2 (7.69%) ETL
4 2 (7.69%) OO
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.69%) Scrum
4 2 (7.69%) SOA
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) TDD
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
4 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CCNA
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) CCENT
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) CCAA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) Actionable Recommendations
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
2 3 (11.54%) PMO
3 2 (7.69%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.85%) GxP
4 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (19.23%) XenApp
4 5 (19.23%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) vCloud
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 5 (19.23%) Apple
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) Forcepoint
3 5 (19.23%) Symantec
4 4 (15.38%) Canon
4 4 (15.38%) MobileIron
4 4 (15.38%) Polycom
5 3 (11.54%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (7.69%) Cognos
6 2 (7.69%) Dell
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) Kaspersky
6 2 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 2 (7.69%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (7.69%) Veeam
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds