The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Greenwich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 - 3
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Greenwich 9.09% - 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Microsoft
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Greenwich region.

Vendors Category
Greenwich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
7 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Greenwich 63.64% 100.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate £458 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £413 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £413 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Greenwich

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Greenwich

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Greenwich

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Greenwich

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Greenwich

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Greenwich

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Greenwich

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Greenwich 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) MCP
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Skype for Business
3 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (55.56%) Office 365
3 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (55.56%) Symantec
3 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
3 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) SMTP
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) arcserve
5 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Facilities Management
5 1 (11.11%) ISA Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Greenwich by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Greenwich 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 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (55.56%) MS Exchange
1 5 (55.56%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Project Server
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) MS Project
3 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
1 2 (22.22%) SMTP
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Exchange Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365 Engineer
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Database Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 1 (11.11%) Email Filtering
2 1 (11.11%) Facilities Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
2 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Symantec
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) arcserve
3 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky