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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 6.45% 13.04% 6.25%
As % of the Vendors category 9.52% 23.08% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £475 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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 Home Counties region.

Vendors Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 67.74% 56.52% 59.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Average daily rate £438 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Home Counties region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Big Data
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Database Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Database Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco