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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.71% 21.33% 18.87%
As % of the Vendors category 35.21% 40.51% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 36
Median daily rate £388 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £118 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £583 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £11.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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
71 79 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 41.76% 52.67% 35.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 58 61
Median daily rate £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £150 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 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 Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 16 (31.37%) Windows
3 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
4 13 (25.49%) E-Commerce
4 13 (25.49%) VMware
4 13 (25.49%) Windows Server
5 12 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
7 10 (19.61%) C#
7 10 (19.61%) .NET
7 10 (19.61%) Citrix
7 10 (19.61%) XenApp
7 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
8 9 (17.65%) SCCM
8 9 (17.65%) REST
8 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (17.65%) HP
8 9 (17.65%) SOAP
8 9 (17.65%) SOA
8 9 (17.65%) ITIL
8 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
9 8 (15.69%) IIS
9 8 (15.69%) Microservices
9 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (15.69%) Reverse Engineering
10 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (13.73%) Skype for Business
10 7 (13.73%) Office 365
10 7 (13.73%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 8 (15.69%) IIS
2 7 (13.73%) Skype for Business
3 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.92%) Apache
5 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.92%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.96%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.96%) CMS
6 1 (1.96%) Confluence
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.96%) JBoss
6 1 (1.96%) Mule
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.73%) Office 365
4 4 (7.84%) CloudFront
5 2 (3.92%) SaaS
6 1 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.96%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) DHCP
1 7 (13.73%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) MPLS
2 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
2 4 (7.84%) SMTP
2 4 (7.84%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) FTP
3 3 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.92%) Skype
5 1 (1.96%) SSL
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) OLAP
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.96%) Big Data
4 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) ERwin
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
1 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.96%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (23.53%) Architect
1 12 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Technical Architect
3 7 (13.73%) Project Manager
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Integration Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Middleware Architect
6 3 (5.88%) Office 365 Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.88%) Server Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) VMware Architect
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Active Directory Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) SOA Designer
7 2 (3.92%) SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) REST
2 9 (17.65%) SOAP
3 7 (13.73%) Web Services
4 6 (11.76%) WCF
5 5 (9.80%) Middleware
6 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 2 (3.92%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.92%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.96%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.88%) RIA
4 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.96%) CMDB
5 1 (1.96%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.96%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.96%) iPad
5 1 (1.96%) iPhone
5 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 13 (25.49%) Windows Server
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.80%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.84%) Solaris
6 2 (3.92%) Debian
6 2 (3.92%) Linux
6 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.96%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) E-Commerce
2 10 (19.61%) Software Engineering
3 9 (17.65%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) SOA
4 8 (15.69%) Microservices
4 8 (15.69%) Reverse Engineering
5 7 (13.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.80%) Data Modelling
6 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.80%) Migration
6 5 (9.80%) Project Planning
6 5 (9.80%) TDD
7 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.84%) AOP
7 4 (7.84%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (7.84%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.84%) Low Latency
7 4 (7.84%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (7.84%) Web Filtering
8 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) C#
2 3 (5.88%) C
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (1.96%) Ada
3 1 (1.96%) C++
3 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCITP
2 4 (7.84%) MCSE
3 2 (3.92%) VCAP
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) COBIT
2 1 (1.96%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 12 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (19.61%) XenApp
4 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.76%) vSphere
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 3 (5.88%) WSUS
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.92%) Simpana
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) VMware
2 10 (19.61%) Citrix
3 9 (17.65%) HP
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) NetApp
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle
5 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.84%) 3PAR
6 4 (7.84%) Akamai
6 4 (7.84%) Dell
6 4 (7.84%) IronPort
7 2 (3.92%) CommVault
7 2 (3.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.92%) Lotus
7 2 (3.92%) Tableau
8 1 (1.96%) Apple
8 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.96%) Avaya
8 1 (1.96%) Cognos
8 1 (1.96%) WSO2