Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Windsor 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 > Windsor
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Windsor 21.74% 12.12% 8.00%
As % of the Vendors category 35.71% 14.81% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Windsor median daily rate £550 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +33.33% -
10th Percentile £475 £235 £221
90th Percentile £579 £497 £392
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £356
% change year-on-year +12.50% +12.28% -8.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Windsor median hourly rate - - -
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 Windsor.

All Vendors
Windsor
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 28 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Windsor 60.87% 81.82% 52.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 11
Windsor median daily rate £463 £500 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +63.93% -16.44%
10th Percentile £385 £403 £228
90th Percentile £763 £575 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Windsor median hourly rate - - £17.00
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 Windsor

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Windsor.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Windsor

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Windsor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Windsor.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Windsor

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Windsor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Windsor.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Windsor

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 Windsor region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (30.00%) RESTful
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) SOAP
3 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (10.00%) Web Development
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Windsor 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 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Selenium
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (30.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Test Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Test Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Cutover Manager
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
1 3 (30.00%) RESTful
1 3 (30.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) FMCG
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) IT Audit
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PMBOK
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec