Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 18 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 19 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 6.79% 5.81% 7.47%
As % of the Vendors category 16.24% 10.49% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 15
Slough median daily rate £397 £300 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.33% -14.89% +46.88%
10th Percentile £162 £193 £184
90th Percentile £475 £488 £456
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% +13.60% -27.41%
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +32.17% -4.00% -27.41%

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 117 143 243
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 41.79% 55.43% 58.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 102 155
Slough median daily rate £400 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +8.97% +11.43%
10th Percentile £165 £209 £228
90th Percentile £508 £538 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.20 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -21.11% +4.53%
10th Percentile £15.10 £14.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £20.70 £15.86 £105.63
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -28.95%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
4 4 (21.05%) LAN
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 3 (15.79%) PHP
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.79%) CA
5 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) HTTP
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) OOP
5 3 (15.79%) OO
5 3 (15.79%) MCSE
5 3 (15.79%) REST
5 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (15.79%) GitHub
5 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 3 (15.79%) Visualisation

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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) GitHub
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) HTTP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 2 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) MPLS
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) OLTP
4 2 (10.53%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.79%) Vagrant
2 2 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (5.26%) Hudson
General
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Automation Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Power BI Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Retail Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Supply Chain Business Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (15.79%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (15.79%) REST
1 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) COM
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) e-Health
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) iSeries
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.79%) ETL
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) OO
2 3 (15.79%) OOP
2 3 (15.79%) Open Source
2 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Data Validation
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps
3 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 3 (15.79%) Ruby
4 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCDP
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Capistrano
1 3 (15.79%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) CA
2 3 (15.79%) NetApp
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Veeam
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) Epicor
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Lotus
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter