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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank - 3 1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable - 55.56% 54.72%
As % of the Vendors category - 62.50% 76.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 18
Average daily rate
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- £353 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
2 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dunstable 16.67% 88.89% 71.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 19
Average daily rate - £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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

Microsoft
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Dunstable

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Data Entry
2 2 (50.00%) Logistics
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dunstable by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Project Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Project Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Junior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Junior Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Junior
3 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Entry
1 2 (50.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix