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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 43 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 24.05% 19.63% 18.29%
As % of the Vendors category 42.70% 54.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 8
Average daily rate
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£331 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £315 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £558 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.62% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -37.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.56 £12.00 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
89 79 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 56.33% 36.07% 36.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 19
Average daily rate £375 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -46.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 31 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Luton region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 24 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (30.00%) MS Office
3 16 (26.67%) Windows
4 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (25.00%) Citrix
5 14 (23.33%) ITIL
6 12 (20.00%) .NET
6 12 (20.00%) VMware
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
8 10 (16.67%) C#
8 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 10 (16.67%) SOA
8 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (15.00%) WCF
9 9 (15.00%) SQL
10 8 (13.33%) Migration
10 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
11 7 (11.67%) MS Project
11 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
11 7 (11.67%) SLA
11 7 (11.67%) Cisco
12 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
12 6 (10.00%) CRM
12 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
12 6 (10.00%) SOAP
12 6 (10.00%) Change Management
12 6 (10.00%) Management Information System

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.33%) Mule
4 2 (3.33%) Confluence
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.33%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.67%) IIS
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.67%) CMS
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 18 (30.00%) MS Office
3 7 (11.67%) MS Project
4 5 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (3.33%) InDesign
8 1 (1.67%) Photoshop
8 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.67%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.00%) Office 365
3 3 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) SAN
2 4 (6.67%) Internet
2 4 (6.67%) WAN
2 4 (6.67%) DHCP
2 4 (6.67%) DNS
3 3 (5.00%) LAN
3 3 (5.00%) VoIP
3 3 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.33%) Intranet
4 2 (3.33%) Firewall
4 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.67%) ADSL
5 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
5 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.33%) OLAP
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.67%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.67%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
1 6 (10.00%) Retail
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
3 3 (5.00%) Local Government
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.67%) Billing
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.00%) Architect
2 8 (13.33%) Analyst
2 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Administrator
5 4 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Designer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Project Support Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Network Specialist
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Project Administrator
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (5.00%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (15.00%) WCF
3 6 (10.00%) REST
3 6 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (10.00%) SOAP
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
4 4 (6.67%) HTML
4 4 (6.67%) jQuery
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (5.00%) Qt
5 3 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (5.00%) MSMQ
6 2 (3.33%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.33%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.67%) Middleware
7 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.00%) Statistics
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.67%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.67%) Replication
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.67%) VxWorks
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.33%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) SOA
3 8 (13.33%) Migration
3 8 (13.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (11.67%) Software Engineering
4 7 (11.67%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.00%) Change Management
5 6 (10.00%) CRM
5 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 6 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 6 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (10.00%) Low Latency
6 5 (8.33%) AOP
6 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.33%) TDD
6 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 4 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.67%) UML
7 4 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) C#
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) C++
3 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.00%) CCNP
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (3.33%) PMP
4 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.67%) CCA
5 1 (1.67%) HNC
5 1 (1.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.67%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.67%) TickIT
3 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) WSUS
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Citrix
2 12 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
4 5 (8.33%) Adobe
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle
5 3 (5.00%) Sitecore
5 3 (5.00%) Cognos
5 3 (5.00%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.33%) Tableau
6 2 (3.33%) SAP
6 2 (3.33%) WSO2
6 2 (3.33%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.67%) CommVault
7 1 (1.67%) Sun
7 1 (1.67%) HP
7 1 (1.67%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) EMC
7 1 (1.67%) RightFax