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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 15 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 18.06% 18.52% 27.52%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 50.00% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 13
Average daily rate
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£363 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.66% -1.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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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
78 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 36.11% 37.04% 43.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 19 23
Average daily rate £363 £283 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.31% -25.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 27 (45.76%) MS Excel
2 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) E-Commerce
3 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
4 17 (28.81%) MS Project
4 17 (28.81%) SCOM
5 15 (25.42%) DNS
5 15 (25.42%) IIS
5 15 (25.42%) DHCP
5 15 (25.42%) SCCM
6 13 (22.03%) ITIL
6 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
8 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.95%) FTP
10 9 (15.25%) .NET
10 9 (15.25%) Finance
11 8 (13.56%) Project Management
11 8 (13.56%) SQL
12 7 (11.86%) C#
12 7 (11.86%) MS Office
12 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
12 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
13 6 (10.17%) CRM
13 6 (10.17%) Cisco
13 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
14 5 (8.47%) Spreadsheet
14 5 (8.47%) Revenue Management
14 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (25.42%) IIS
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Apache
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (45.76%) MS Excel
2 17 (28.81%) MS Project
3 7 (11.86%) MS Office
4 5 (8.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.39%) CA Clarity
3 1 (1.69%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.69%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) SaaS
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) DNS
1 15 (25.42%) DHCP
2 10 (16.95%) FTP
3 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.08%) iSCSI
4 3 (5.08%) SAN
5 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.69%) NAS
5 1 (1.69%) VPN
5 1 (1.69%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.69%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (27.12%) Project Manager
3 9 (15.25%) Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.08%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (3.39%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.25%) .NET
2 7 (11.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) XSD
5 2 (3.39%) XSLT
5 2 (3.39%) WCF
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
1 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 21 (35.59%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) E-Commerce
2 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
4 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.56%) Project Management
6 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
7 6 (10.17%) CRM
8 5 (8.47%) Revenue Management
9 4 (6.78%) Scrum
9 4 (6.78%) Contact Management
9 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.78%) Web Development
9 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.78%) OO
9 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.78%) Software Architecture
10 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (5.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
1 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.39%) MCSE
3 1 (1.69%) VCP5
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Server
3 2 (3.39%) vSphere
4 1 (1.69%) VMFS
4 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (28.81%) SCOM
2 15 (25.42%) SCCM
3 3 (5.08%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Cisco
2 5 (8.47%) VMware
3 4 (6.78%) HP
4 3 (5.08%) NetApp
5 2 (3.39%) CA
5 2 (3.39%) Dell
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle
5 2 (3.39%) Business Objects
5 2 (3.39%) Planview
5 2 (3.39%) Akamai
6 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.69%) SAP
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) Niku
6 1 (1.69%) CommVault
6 1 (1.69%) KANA
6 1 (1.69%) AppSense
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