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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 14 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 33 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 6.67% 18.13% 24.70%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 48.53% 50.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 37
Median daily rate £525 £575 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% +35.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £115 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £603 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 15 2
Median hourly rate - £50.68 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +305.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
35 68 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 33.33% 37.36% 48.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 45 66
Median daily rate £475 £525 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.68 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.37% +340.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £50.70 £12.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Citrix
2 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (63.16%) XenApp
3 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
4 8 (42.11%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
5 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (36.84%) Web Services
5 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (31.58%) MPLS
6 6 (31.58%) NetApp
6 6 (31.58%) MCITP
6 6 (31.58%) Oracle
6 6 (31.58%) Solaris
6 6 (31.58%) MCSE
6 6 (31.58%) IIS
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) WAN
6 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
6 6 (31.58%) vSphere
6 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (31.58%) 3PAR
6 6 (31.58%) NetScaler
6 6 (31.58%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (26.32%) CloudFront

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 6 (31.58%) IIS
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (26.32%) Akamai
3 5 (26.32%) CloudFront
4 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) MPLS
1 6 (31.58%) NetScaler
1 6 (31.58%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (15.79%) DHCP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) FTP
3 2 (10.53%) SMTP
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Architect
2 6 (31.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Technical Architect
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Architect
4 3 (15.79%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Collaboration Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Messaging Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Messaging Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) Web Services
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) jQuery
3 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Solaris
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (36.84%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (31.58%) Converged Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Migration
3 5 (26.32%) High Availability
3 5 (26.32%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (5.26%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security
6 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) MCITP
1 6 (31.58%) MCSE
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) VCAP
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (63.16%) XenApp
3 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
3 6 (31.58%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Simpana
3 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Citrix
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) HP
3 6 (31.58%) 3PAR
3 6 (31.58%) NetApp
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) CommVault
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) Lotus