The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Dunstable region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 2.70% 6.67% 30.00%
As % of the Vendors category 6.67% 15.38% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£388 - £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Dunstable region.

Vendors Category
Dunstable
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
15 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 40.54% 43.33% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 5
Average daily rate £350 £250 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -29.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £249 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £437 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £9.07 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.26% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dunstable region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Dunstable

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Dunstable region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Dunstable

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Dunstable

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Dunstable

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dunstable region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Cognos
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow

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Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dunstable region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) BusinessObjects
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle BI EE
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow