Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 13 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 26 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 9.27% 8.93% 7.47%
As % of the Vendors category 17.68% 22.22% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 13
Slough median daily rate £350 £360 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +44.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £94 £185 £200
90th Percentile £543 £475 £460
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +2.94% +9.68% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Slough median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +750.00% +40.85% +13.60%
10th Percentile £165.00 £20.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £175.00 £20.00 £15.86
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.10 £18.11 £12.00
% change year-on-year -27.66% +50.92% -4.00%

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 164 117 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 52.40% 40.21% 54.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 81 101
Slough median daily rate £425 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% -7.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £126 £250
90th Percentile £584 £513 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Slough median hourly rate £170.00 £20.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +750.00% +40.85% -21.11%
10th Percentile £165.00 £15.10 £13.33
90th Percentile £175.00 £20.70 £15.67
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.25 £18.11 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.75% +34.15% +8.00%

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 18 July 2019.

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 18 July 2019, 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 9 (31.03%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) SQL
5 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco
5 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.24%) Remedy
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) Change Management
6 4 (13.79%) ITIL
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
6 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (10.34%) Office 365
7 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
7 3 (10.34%) Linux
7 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
7 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.34%) ETL
7 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.34%) MPLS
7 3 (10.34%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (6.90%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) MPLS
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) PBX
3 1 (3.45%) Skype
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Billing
2 1 (3.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
1 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Business Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Transmission Delivery Manager
5 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Project Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
1 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (3.45%) CSS
1 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) jQuery
1 1 (3.45%) LINQ
1 1 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (3.45%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (13.79%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Handset
3 2 (6.90%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) IVR
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.34%) ETL
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Critical Thinking
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security
4 2 (6.90%) IT Strategy
4 2 (6.90%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 2 (6.90%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) CNE
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) Novell Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) Remedy
3 2 (6.90%) Ciena
3 2 (6.90%) NetApp
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
4 1 (3.45%) CA
4 1 (3.45%) Polycom
4 1 (3.45%) Qualys
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow