Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 10.03% 9.19% 9.94%
As % of the Vendors category 22.96% 17.57% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 16
Slough median daily rate £360 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £126 £200 £184
90th Percentile £470 £450 £450
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 - £12.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00% -42.00%

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 135 148 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 43.69% 52.30% 66.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 96 130
Slough median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £125 £239 £224
90th Percentile £513 £538 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -23.53% -2.07%
10th Percentile £15.13 £13.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £20.50 £13.00 £22.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +40.74% +8.00% -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 16 August 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 16 August 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 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
4 9 (29.03%) VMware
4 9 (29.03%) Office 365
5 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
6 7 (22.58%) SQL
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (19.35%) Linux
7 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (19.35%) Veeam
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.13%) Power BI
8 5 (16.13%) .NET
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
8 5 (16.13%) Cisco
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
9 4 (12.90%) MVC
9 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (12.90%) HTTP
9 4 (12.90%) OO
9 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.90%) Citrix
9 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
9 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008

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 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Apache Spark
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
4 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Office 365
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Data Factory
3 3 (9.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
1 4 (12.90%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) Skype
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) 3G
4 1 (3.23%) 4G
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.23%) LTE
4 1 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Power BI
3 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.68%) Big Data
4 3 (9.68%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (9.68%) Data Lake
4 3 (9.68%) Hadoop
4 3 (9.68%) HDInsight
4 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.23%) MS Access
5 1 (3.23%) Neo4j
5 1 (3.23%) OLTP
5 1 (3.23%) Redis
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
1 3 (9.68%) Vagrant
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio
1 3 (9.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.23%) Hudson
General
1 3 (9.68%) French Language
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Desktop Support
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Azure Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.45%) Automation Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (12.90%) Kafka
2 4 (12.90%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (9.68%) REST
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Avro
4 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.23%) CSS3
4 1 (3.23%) D3.js
4 1 (3.23%) jQuery
4 1 (3.23%) JSON
4 1 (3.23%) LESS
4 1 (3.23%) Memcached
4 1 (3.23%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (3.23%) Protocol Buffers
4 1 (3.23%) React
4 1 (3.23%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) e-Health
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) iSeries
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Linux
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.90%) Analytics
2 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
2 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (12.90%) MVC
2 4 (12.90%) OO
3 3 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (9.68%) Data Mapping
3 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.68%) ETL
3 3 (9.68%) OOP
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Optimisation
3 3 (9.68%) Use Case
3 3 (9.68%) Visualisation
3 3 (9.68%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.45%) B2B
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) PHP
3 3 (9.68%) Ruby
3 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) DBS Check
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.23%) Docker
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Capistrano
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
2 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (3.23%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) VMware
2 6 (19.35%) Veeam
3 5 (16.13%) Cisco
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) CA
5 3 (9.68%) NetApp
5 3 (9.68%) Remedy
6 2 (6.45%) Apple
6 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.23%) Avaya
7 1 (3.23%) Canon
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.23%) HP
7 1 (3.23%) Lotus
7 1 (3.23%) Nortel
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) Tellabs