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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 - 8
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Windsor 31.58% - 4.17%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% - 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £475 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 17 10 8
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Windsor 89.47% 71.43% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 1
Median daily rate £575 £500 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +63.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 25 June 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 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (14.29%) C#
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) QA
3 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Test Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Test Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Developer
2 1 (14.29%) CRM Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cutover Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Microsoft Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
1 3 (42.86%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) CRM
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
2 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (14.29%) SDLC
2 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMBOK
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco