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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.09% 15.11% 10.05%
As % of the Vendors category 44.29% 42.86% 27.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 15
Median daily rate £425 £269 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.13% -32.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £116 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £538 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £50.78 £26.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.44% +118.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
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
70 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 47.62% 35.25% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 37 45
Median daily rate £425 £308 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £31.89 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.27% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.59% +8.82%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 22 (36.67%) SOA
1 22 (36.67%) Software Engineering
2 20 (33.33%) C#
2 20 (33.33%) .NET
2 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 19 (31.67%) SOAP
3 19 (31.67%) REST
3 19 (31.67%) Microservices
4 18 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (28.33%) Reverse Engineering
5 17 (28.33%) E-Commerce
6 15 (25.00%) Windows
7 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
8 13 (21.67%) Low Latency
9 12 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 12 (20.00%) Middleware
10 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (18.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (16.67%) WCF
12 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (15.00%) MS Office
12 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
13 8 (13.33%) JBoss
13 8 (13.33%) ITIL
13 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
13 8 (13.33%) TDD
14 7 (11.67%) AOP
14 7 (11.67%) User Stories
14 7 (11.67%) Skype for Business
15 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange

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 (13.33%) JBoss
2 7 (11.67%) Skype for Business
3 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (8.33%) Confluence
5 4 (6.67%) IIS
5 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.33%) Apache
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.33%) IBM Domino
6 2 (3.33%) Mule
6 2 (3.33%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.67%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (1.67%) CMS
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.00%) MS Office
3 4 (6.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) CloudFront
3 2 (3.33%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) DHCP
1 5 (8.33%) DNS
2 4 (6.67%) SMTP
3 2 (3.33%) Skype
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) SSL
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) OLAP
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 3 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (5.00%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.67%) Advertising
4 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Architect
2 14 (23.33%) Technical Architect
3 9 (15.00%) Developer
4 8 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.67%) Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Designer
5 7 (11.67%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Senior Designer
7 5 (8.33%) Middleware Architect
8 4 (6.67%) .NET Designer
8 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.67%) Integration Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Messaging Architect
8 4 (6.67%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Messaging Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (33.33%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) REST
2 19 (31.67%) SOAP
3 12 (20.00%) Middleware
4 10 (16.67%) WCF
5 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (8.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.33%) MSMQ
7 2 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (1.67%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) iPhone
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) CMDB
5 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.67%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) RIA
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) VxWorks
6 2 (3.33%) Debian
6 2 (3.33%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) SOA
1 22 (36.67%) Software Engineering
2 19 (31.67%) Microservices
3 17 (28.33%) E-Commerce
3 17 (28.33%) Reverse Engineering
4 13 (21.67%) Low Latency
5 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
6 8 (13.33%) ITIL
6 8 (13.33%) TDD
7 7 (11.67%) AOP
7 7 (11.67%) User Stories
8 6 (10.00%) Project Planning
9 5 (8.33%) Data Transformation
9 5 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (6.67%) Migration
10 4 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.67%) Web Filtering
11 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (8.33%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Ada
3 3 (5.00%) C
3 3 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) COBIT
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.33%) SCOM
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.33%) Atlassian
2 5 (8.33%) HP
2 5 (8.33%) VMware
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco
3 4 (6.67%) Dell
3 4 (6.67%) IronPort
4 3 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (3.33%) Akamai
5 2 (3.33%) Apigee
5 2 (3.33%) Apple
5 2 (3.33%) IBM
5 2 (3.33%) Lotus
5 2 (3.33%) Mashery
5 2 (3.33%) NetApp
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Tableau
6 1 (1.67%) Cognos
6 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.67%) WSO2