The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 51 7 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 24.52% 8.75% 25.32%
As % of the Vendors category 61.45% 36.84% 62.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 4 23
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£363 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £363 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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 Luton region.

Vendors Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
83 19 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 39.90% 23.75% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 12 40
Average daily rate £335 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £123 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Luton region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 43 (56.58%) MS Excel
1 43 (56.58%) E-Commerce
2 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
3 36 (47.37%) Windows
4 33 (43.42%) SCOM
5 30 (39.47%) DHCP
5 30 (39.47%) DNS
6 29 (38.16%) SCCM
7 27 (35.53%) IIS
8 23 (30.26%) FTP
9 20 (26.32%) ITIL
9 20 (26.32%) .NET
9 20 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (21.05%) MS Project
12 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (17.11%) Web Services
12 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (14.47%) Akamai
13 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
13 11 (14.47%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (13.16%) C#
15 9 (11.84%) SQL
15 9 (11.84%) Retail
15 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
16 8 (10.53%) SLA
16 8 (10.53%) Cisco
16 8 (10.53%) Project Management
17 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
17 7 (9.21%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 27 (35.53%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) CMS
2 4 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 43 (56.58%) MS Excel
2 16 (21.05%) MS Project
3 5 (6.58%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.32%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.32%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 20 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (17.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (39.47%) DHCP
1 30 (39.47%) DNS
2 23 (30.26%) FTP
3 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.58%) SAN
5 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
5 3 (3.95%) VPN
6 1 (1.32%) NAS
6 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.32%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.32%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.32%) NSubstitute
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.32%) NUnit
3 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
General
1 9 (11.84%) Retail
2 7 (9.21%) Finance
3 6 (7.89%) Legal
4 5 (6.58%) Publishing
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (43.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (19.74%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.89%) Architect
3 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (7.89%) Web Engineer
4 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (5.26%) Developer
4 4 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) Web Developer
5 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
5 3 (3.95%) C# Developer
5 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Web Support Engineer
5 3 (3.95%) Web Architect
5 3 (3.95%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 2 (2.63%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (2.63%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (2.63%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (26.32%) .NET
2 13 (17.11%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.95%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.32%) WinForms
4 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.32%) WPF
4 1 (1.32%) Autofac
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.32%) Clustering
3 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (56.58%) E-Commerce
2 20 (26.32%) ITIL
3 18 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (17.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (14.47%) PRINCE2
5 11 (14.47%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.53%) Project Management
7 7 (9.21%) Scrum
7 7 (9.21%) Project Planning
8 6 (7.89%) Revenue Management
9 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.58%) DevOps
9 5 (6.58%) Web Development
10 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.26%) SOA
10 4 (5.26%) Database Security
11 3 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.16%) C#
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
2 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Degree
1 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.63%) MCSE
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.26%) vSphere
3 2 (2.63%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.32%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 33 (43.42%) SCOM
2 29 (38.16%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) HP SIM
3 3 (3.95%) WSUS
4 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Akamai
2 8 (10.53%) Cisco
3 5 (6.58%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) Sitecore
4 4 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) CommVault
5 3 (3.95%) NetApp
5 3 (3.95%) Wyse
6 2 (2.63%) CA
6 2 (2.63%) Oracle
6 2 (2.63%) Planview
6 2 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) Juniper
7 1 (1.32%) Veritas
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) KANA
7 1 (1.32%) Lagan
7 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
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