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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 5.88% 3.13% 4.55%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 10.00% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £175 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.83% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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
5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 29.41% 31.25% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Median daily rate £175 £413 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.57% +10.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dunstable

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dunstable region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 Dunstable region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) JBoss

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable 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 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IPsec
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Migration Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Data Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Low Latency
2 1 (33.33%) Microservices
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) VMware