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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.89% 10.00% 17.33%
As % of the Vendors category 39.34% 27.27% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £329 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £590 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
61 66 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 40.40% 36.67% 34.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 44 18
Average daily rate £300 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £474 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 15 (26.79%) .NET
3 14 (25.00%) MS Office
3 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (21.43%) ITIL
5 12 (21.43%) C#
6 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
6 11 (19.64%) Windows
6 11 (19.64%) SOA
7 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (17.86%) WCF
8 9 (16.07%) jQuery
8 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (16.07%) VMware
8 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
9 8 (14.29%) Citrix
9 8 (14.29%) MVC
9 8 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
10 7 (12.50%) SQL
10 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 6 (10.71%) Linux
11 6 (10.71%) Data Modelling
11 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (10.71%) Retail
12 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.57%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) Mule
3 2 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 14 (25.00%) MS Office
3 4 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (5.36%) MS Project
4 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 2 (3.57%) InDesign
5 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.79%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.36%) PaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) DNS
1 4 (7.14%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) LAN
3 2 (3.57%) VoIP
3 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 2 (3.57%) VPN
3 2 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.79%) ADSL
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.79%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.79%) VectorCAST
3 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (10.71%) Retail
2 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
3 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 4 (7.14%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Architect
2 11 (19.64%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Web Architect
4 5 (8.93%) Senior Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Designer
5 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Information Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior C++ Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Project Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.79%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) WCF
3 9 (16.07%) jQuery
3 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET
4 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.14%) Middleware
7 3 (5.36%) HTML
7 3 (5.36%) Qt
7 3 (5.36%) CSS
8 2 (3.57%) SOAP
8 2 (3.57%) J2EE
8 2 (3.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.36%) Statistics
2 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
3 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) VxWorks
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (21.43%) ITIL
3 11 (19.64%) SOA
4 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.29%) MVC
6 7 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 6 (10.71%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.93%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.93%) Change Management
8 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (7.14%) Data Governance
9 4 (7.14%) Analytics
9 4 (7.14%) Information Architecture
9 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.14%) UML
10 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.36%) Project Management
10 3 (5.36%) Migration
10 3 (5.36%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) C#
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) C++
3 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) Ada
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) CCNP
2 2 (3.57%) CCNA
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.57%) PMP
2 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.57%) SSCP
2 2 (3.57%) GIAC
2 2 (3.57%) CEH
2 2 (3.57%) CISMP
3 1 (1.79%) CCA
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.79%) TickIT
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (23.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) WSUS
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (16.07%) VMware
2 8 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (8.93%) Sitecore
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
3 5 (8.93%) Adobe
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
5 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.79%) Wyse
6 1 (1.79%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.79%) CommVault
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) RightFax
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.79%) Mitel
6 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) Sun
6 1 (1.79%) Dell
6 1 (1.79%) EMC