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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 26.89% 9.64% 25.49%
As % of the Vendors category 63.33% 38.10% 60.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 5 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 £275 £367 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.50 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.25% -1.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.61% -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
90 21 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 42.45% 25.30% 41.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 13 42
Average daily rate £325 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £130 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -5.10%

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 23 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 23 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 49 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 46 (54.76%) MS Excel
3 43 (51.19%) Active Directory
4 40 (47.62%) Windows
5 36 (42.86%) SCOM
6 35 (41.67%) DHCP
6 35 (41.67%) DNS
7 33 (39.29%) IIS
8 32 (38.10%) SCCM
9 27 (32.14%) FTP
10 23 (27.38%) .NET
11 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 20 (23.81%) ITIL
13 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (19.05%) MS Project
15 14 (16.67%) Web Services
15 14 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
16 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (14.29%) Akamai
18 11 (13.10%) Retail
18 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
18 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
18 11 (13.10%) C#
19 9 (10.71%) SQL
19 9 (10.71%) SLA
19 9 (10.71%) Cisco
19 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
20 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
20 8 (9.52%) Project Management
21 7 (8.33%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 33 (39.29%) IIS
2 5 (5.95%) CMS
2 5 (5.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.19%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.19%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 46 (54.76%) MS Excel
2 16 (19.05%) MS Project
3 6 (7.14%) MS Office
4 5 (5.95%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.19%) Agresso
2 1 (1.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (41.67%) DHCP
1 35 (41.67%) DNS
2 27 (32.14%) FTP
3 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.95%) SAN
5 4 (4.76%) VPN
6 3 (3.57%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.19%) ATM
7 1 (1.19%) ISDN
7 1 (1.19%) VoIP
7 1 (1.19%) WAN
7 1 (1.19%) SMTP
7 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.19%) MPLS
7 1 (1.19%) OSPF
7 1 (1.19%) BGP
7 1 (1.19%) DMZ
7 1 (1.19%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.19%) Wireless
7 1 (1.19%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) MySQL
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.19%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.19%) NUnit
3 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.19%) NSubstitute
3 1 (1.19%) ReSharper
General
1 11 (13.10%) Retail
2 7 (8.33%) Finance
3 6 (7.14%) Legal
4 5 (5.95%) Publishing
5 2 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (45.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.52%) Web Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Web Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
7 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Web Support Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.38%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) .NET
2 14 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.19%) WinForms
4 1 (1.19%) Autofac
4 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.19%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.19%) Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.19%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.19%) SecurID
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (58.33%) E-Commerce
2 20 (23.81%) ITIL
3 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (15.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (13.10%) PRINCE2
6 8 (9.52%) Project Management
7 7 (8.33%) Scrum
7 7 (8.33%) Project Planning
8 6 (7.14%) Revenue Management
9 5 (5.95%) SOA
9 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.95%) DevOps
9 5 (5.95%) Web Development
9 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
10 4 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.76%) Database Security
10 4 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.57%) OO
11 3 (3.57%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) C#
2 9 (10.71%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) VCP5
4 1 (1.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 43 (51.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.95%) Terminal Services
3 4 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.76%) vSphere
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.19%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 36 (42.86%) SCOM
2 32 (38.10%) SCCM
3 3 (3.57%) HP SIM
3 3 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Akamai
2 9 (10.71%) Cisco
3 5 (5.95%) HP
3 5 (5.95%) VMware
3 5 (5.95%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.57%) Dell
4 3 (3.57%) CommVault
4 3 (3.57%) NetApp
4 3 (3.57%) Wyse
5 2 (2.38%) Planview
5 2 (2.38%) Veritas
5 2 (2.38%) Lotus
5 2 (2.38%) Juniper
5 2 (2.38%) CA
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (1.19%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.19%) Avaya
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix
6 1 (1.19%) Symantec
6 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
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