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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Windsor 9.09% 4.17% -
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £153 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Windsor.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Windsor
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7 10 10
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Windsor 63.64% 41.67% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £550 £500 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +35.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Windsor

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Windsor citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 29 March 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 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Google