The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Home Counties region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 7.50% 9.30% 1.72%
As % of the Vendors category 17.65% 20.00% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £494 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.11
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -0.72%
Vendors Category
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
17 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 42.50% 46.51% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 5
Average daily rate £438 £535 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.22% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £290 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Microsoft
South East

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Home Counties

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Home Counties region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 23 April 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%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Planview
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Waterfall
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Planview
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco