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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.88% 14.67% 9.85%
As % of the Vendors category 34.67% 38.60% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 15
Median daily rate £450 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £193 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £613 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £12.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +219.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.03 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +3.44%
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
75 57 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 48.70% 38.00% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 41 47
Median daily rate £488 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £190 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% -4.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.56
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.53%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 29 (52.73%) Software Engineering
2 24 (43.64%) SOA
3 22 (40.00%) .NET
4 21 (38.18%) C#
4 21 (38.18%) MS Excel
5 20 (36.36%) SOAP
5 20 (36.36%) REST
5 20 (36.36%) Microservices
6 18 (32.73%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (32.73%) Reverse Engineering
7 16 (29.09%) E-Commerce
8 14 (25.45%) Low Latency
9 12 (21.82%) Middleware
9 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
10 11 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (20.00%) WCF
11 9 (16.36%) VxWorks
11 9 (16.36%) Ada
11 9 (16.36%) Windows
11 9 (16.36%) Data Modelling
11 9 (16.36%) UML
11 9 (16.36%) OO
11 9 (16.36%) C++
11 9 (16.36%) Validation
11 9 (16.36%) Rational DOORS
11 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (16.36%) VectorCAST
11 9 (16.36%) Rational Rhapsody
12 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared

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 8 (14.55%) JBoss
2 5 (9.09%) Confluence
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.64%) Mule
4 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.82%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 21 (38.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.55%) MS Office
3 4 (7.27%) MS Project
4 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.64%) DHCP
1 2 (3.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.82%) Skype
2 1 (1.82%) SMTP
2 1 (1.82%) SSL
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Rational DOORS
1 9 (16.36%) Rational Rhapsody
1 9 (16.36%) VectorCAST
2 5 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Architect
2 14 (25.45%) Technical Architect
3 10 (18.18%) Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Analyst
4 8 (14.55%) Software Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Designer
5 7 (12.73%) Principal Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Principal Software Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
6 6 (10.91%) Senior Designer
7 5 (9.09%) Middleware Architect
8 4 (7.27%) .NET Designer
8 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Ada Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Ada Software Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Integration Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Messaging Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.00%) .NET
2 20 (36.36%) REST
2 20 (36.36%) SOAP
3 12 (21.82%) Middleware
4 11 (20.00%) WCF
5 9 (16.36%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.64%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.64%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
3 2 (3.64%) NHS
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) CMDB
4 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.36%) VxWorks
1 9 (16.36%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.82%) Android
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Debian
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) Software Engineering
2 24 (43.64%) SOA
3 20 (36.36%) Microservices
4 18 (32.73%) Reverse Engineering
5 16 (29.09%) E-Commerce
6 14 (25.45%) Low Latency
7 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (16.36%) Data Modelling
8 9 (16.36%) OO
8 9 (16.36%) UML
8 9 (16.36%) Validation
9 8 (14.55%) TDD
10 7 (12.73%) AOP
10 7 (12.73%) User Stories
11 6 (10.91%) Data Transformation
11 6 (10.91%) ITIL
11 6 (10.91%) Project Planning
12 4 (7.27%) Migration
13 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
13 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) C#
2 9 (16.36%) Ada
2 9 (16.36%) C++
3 4 (7.27%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
1 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (9.09%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.45%) Apple
4 2 (3.64%) Apigee
4 2 (3.64%) IBM
4 2 (3.64%) Mashery
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Avaya
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) IronPort
5 1 (1.82%) Lotus
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.82%) WSO2
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