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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 8.67% 23.33% 22.02%
As % of the Vendors category 23.81% 43.75% 57.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 28 43
Median daily rate £388 £344 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £185 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £588 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
63 80 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 36.42% 53.33% 38.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 60 68
Median daily rate £388 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £222 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -63.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) VMware
2 15 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (28.89%) XenApp
4 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
4 13 (28.89%) Citrix
5 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (24.44%) IIS
7 10 (22.22%) Web Services
7 10 (22.22%) ITIL
7 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 9 (20.00%) HP
8 9 (20.00%) NetApp
8 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (17.78%) SCCM
10 7 (15.56%) DHCP
10 7 (15.56%) DNS
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.56%) Akamai
10 7 (15.56%) Skype for Business
10 7 (15.56%) CloudFront
10 7 (15.56%) Office 365
11 6 (13.33%) vSphere
11 6 (13.33%) Cisco

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 11 (24.44%) IIS
2 7 (15.56%) Skype for Business
3 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Apache
5 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (4.44%) IBM Domino
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.22%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.22%) Mule
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.56%) CloudFront
3 7 (15.56%) Office 365
4 2 (4.44%) SaaS
5 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DHCP
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
2 4 (8.89%) MPLS
2 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
2 4 (8.89%) SMTP
2 4 (8.89%) WAN
3 3 (6.67%) FTP
3 3 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.44%) Skype
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) OLAP
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) ERwin
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.22%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Architect
3 8 (17.78%) Technical Architect
4 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Messaging Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Office 365 Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) VMware Architect
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Collaboration Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) Web Services
2 6 (13.33%) .NET
3 5 (11.11%) REST
4 4 (8.89%) SOAP
4 4 (8.89%) WCF
5 2 (4.44%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (4.44%) Middleware
5 2 (4.44%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Camel
6 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.22%) HTML
6 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) RIA
4 2 (4.44%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.89%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) Debian
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) VxWorks
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.11%) High Availability
3 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (8.89%) Converged Infrastructure
4 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
4 4 (8.89%) SOA
4 4 (8.89%) Web Filtering
5 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 3 (6.67%) ETL
5 3 (6.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (6.67%) Microservices
5 3 (6.67%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (6.67%) TDD
5 3 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) C
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Ada
4 1 (2.22%) C++
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) MCITP
1 4 (8.89%) MCSE
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) VCAP
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (28.89%) XenApp
4 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.33%) vSphere
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) SCOM
2 3 (6.67%) WSUS
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) VMware
2 13 (28.89%) Citrix
3 9 (20.00%) HP
3 9 (20.00%) NetApp
4 7 (15.56%) Akamai
5 6 (13.33%) Cisco
5 6 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (8.89%) 3PAR
6 4 (8.89%) Dell
6 4 (8.89%) IronPort
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.44%) CommVault
7 2 (4.44%) IBM
7 2 (4.44%) Lotus
7 2 (4.44%) Tableau
8 1 (2.22%) Apple
8 1 (2.22%) Avaya
8 1 (2.22%) Cognos
8 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
8 1 (2.22%) WSO2
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