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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 6 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.22% 28.00% 28.27%
As % of the Vendors category 15.79% 59.15% 56.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 45
Median daily rate £400 £575 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +47.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £129 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
Median hourly rate - £50.68 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +305.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.93
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +0.45%
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
38 71 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 33.04% 47.33% 49.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 46 76
Median daily rate £388 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.19% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £50.71 £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) VMware
2 16 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (48.39%) XenApp
3 15 (48.39%) Citrix
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
5 12 (38.71%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (35.48%) Windows
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
7 10 (32.26%) Data Centre
7 10 (32.26%) IIS
7 10 (32.26%) Web Services
7 10 (32.26%) HP
8 9 (29.03%) NetApp
8 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
9 8 (25.81%) SCCM
9 8 (25.81%) ITIL
10 7 (22.58%) Oracle
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) vSphere
10 7 (22.58%) Akamai
10 7 (22.58%) CloudFront
11 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
11 6 (19.35%) PCI DSS
11 6 (19.35%) MCITP
11 6 (19.35%) Cisco
11 6 (19.35%) MPLS
11 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification

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 10 (32.26%) IIS
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (3.23%) Apache
6 1 (3.23%) IBM Domino
6 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (22.58%) CloudFront
4 3 (9.68%) Office 365
5 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) MPLS
1 6 (19.35%) NetScaler
1 6 (19.35%) WAN
2 5 (16.13%) DHCP
2 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (9.68%) FTP
3 3 (9.68%) Internet
3 3 (9.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (3.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) OLAP
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) ERwin
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Technical Architect
4 4 (12.90%) VMware Architect
5 3 (9.68%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Messaging Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Web Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) RIA
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) Windows
1 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (19.35%) Solaris
4 5 (16.13%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.23%) Debian
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
5 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Converged Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (16.13%) E-Commerce
3 5 (16.13%) High Availability
4 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.68%) Web Filtering
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) ETL
5 2 (6.45%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.23%) People Management
6 1 (3.23%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) C
1 3 (9.68%) C#
2 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) MCITP
1 6 (19.35%) MCSE
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) VCAP
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (48.39%) XenApp
4 9 (29.03%) Hyper-V
5 7 (22.58%) vSphere
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Simpana
2 3 (9.68%) WSUS
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) VMware
2 15 (48.39%) Citrix
3 10 (32.26%) HP
4 9 (29.03%) NetApp
5 7 (22.58%) Akamai
5 7 (22.58%) Oracle
6 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco
7 4 (12.90%) Dell
8 3 (9.68%) CommVault
8 3 (9.68%) IronPort
9 1 (3.23%) Cognos
9 1 (3.23%) Lotus
9 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.23%) Tableau