The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 - 9
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.14% - 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% - 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £285 - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
Microsoft
South East

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

Vendors Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 35.71% 27.78% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £285 £465 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% -11.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Home Counties region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 Home Counties region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) AutoCAD
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BICSI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BICSI RCDD
2 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Apple
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Meru Networks
1 1 (33.33%) ProCurve
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) Veeam
1 1 (33.33%) VMware