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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 28.96% 17.11% 9.52%
As % of the Vendors category 60.23% 41.94% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 10 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £200 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £430 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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
88 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 48.09% 40.79% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 24 30
Average daily rate £363 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £370 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 62 (63.27%) E-Commerce
2 61 (62.24%) Active Directory
3 51 (52.04%) MS Excel
4 49 (50.00%) IIS
5 48 (48.98%) Windows
6 47 (47.96%) SCOM
7 46 (46.94%) DNS
8 41 (41.84%) DHCP
8 41 (41.84%) SCCM
9 36 (36.73%) FTP
10 34 (34.69%) .NET
11 31 (31.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (23.47%) ITIL
13 19 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
13 19 (19.39%) Web Services
13 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (15.31%) Akamai
15 14 (14.29%) DevOps
15 14 (14.29%) Retail
16 13 (13.27%) SLA
16 13 (13.27%) PowerShell
17 12 (12.24%) MS Project
17 12 (12.24%) C#
17 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (11.22%) Project Management
18 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
19 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
20 7 (7.14%) Legal
20 7 (7.14%) SOA
21 6 (6.12%) CMS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 49 (50.00%) IIS
2 6 (6.12%) CMS
2 6 (6.12%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) Lync
5 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 51 (52.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (12.24%) MS Project
3 4 (4.08%) MS Office
4 3 (3.06%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.04%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.02%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (31.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (19.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.02%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 46 (46.94%) DNS
2 41 (41.84%) DHCP
3 36 (36.73%) FTP
4 4 (4.08%) Internet
4 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.08%) VPN
5 3 (3.06%) Firewall
5 3 (3.06%) WAN
5 3 (3.06%) SAN
6 2 (2.04%) LAN
7 1 (1.02%) xDSL
7 1 (1.02%) Wireless
7 1 (1.02%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.02%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.02%) VoIP
7 1 (1.02%) ATM
7 1 (1.02%) ISDN
7 1 (1.02%) SMTP
7 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.02%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.02%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.02%) NSubstitute
3 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.02%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.02%) NUnit
3 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (14.29%) Retail
2 7 (7.14%) Legal
3 6 (6.12%) Finance
4 5 (5.10%) Marketing
4 5 (5.10%) Publishing
5 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.04%) Electronics
7 1 (1.02%) Games
Job Titles
1 52 (53.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (22.45%) Web Engineer
3 15 (15.31%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.18%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Architect
7 7 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.10%) Web Architect
9 4 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) SCCM Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Web Support Engineer
10 3 (3.06%) Developer
10 3 (3.06%) Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 2 (2.04%) Business Project Manager
11 2 (2.04%) Business Manager
11 2 (2.04%) C# Developer
11 2 (2.04%) Web Developer
11 2 (2.04%) Support Analyst
11 2 (2.04%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (34.69%) .NET
2 19 (19.39%) Web Services
3 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.04%) HTML
5 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.02%) REST
5 1 (1.02%) Autofac
5 1 (1.02%) WPF
5 1 (1.02%) JSON
5 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.02%) WinForms
5 1 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (1.02%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.04%) Handset
3 2 (2.04%) DTV
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.02%) Copywriting
4 1 (1.02%) SecurID
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 48 (48.98%) Windows
2 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (63.27%) E-Commerce
2 23 (23.47%) ITIL
3 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.29%) DevOps
5 12 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (11.22%) Project Management
6 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
8 7 (7.14%) SOA
9 6 (6.12%) Scrum
9 6 (6.12%) Database Security
10 5 (5.10%) Project Planning
10 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
11 4 (4.08%) Web Development
11 4 (4.08%) Load Balancing
11 4 (4.08%) Revenue Management
12 3 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (3.06%) Digital Marketing
12 3 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.06%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.27%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.24%) C#
3 5 (5.10%) SQL
4 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.02%) Golang
5 1 (1.02%) Ruby
5 1 (1.02%) PHP
5 1 (1.02%) VBScript
5 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 61 (62.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.08%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.06%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 47 (47.96%) SCOM
2 41 (41.84%) SCCM
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Akamai
2 6 (6.12%) Sitecore
3 4 (4.08%) Cisco
4 3 (3.06%) Wyse
4 3 (3.06%) Avaya
4 3 (3.06%) CommVault
5 2 (2.04%) CA
5 2 (2.04%) Lotus
5 2 (2.04%) Dell
5 2 (2.04%) SAP
5 2 (2.04%) KANA
5 2 (2.04%) Planview
6 1 (1.02%) hybris
6 1 (1.02%) Aruba
6 1 (1.02%) F5
6 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.02%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.02%) Lagan
6 1 (1.02%) Brocade
6 1 (1.02%) BT
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