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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 13 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 5.21% 14.92% 19.28%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 37.50% 41.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 30
Median daily rate £525 £588 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +38.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Median hourly rate - £50.68 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +125.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.45%

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
30 72 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 31.25% 39.78% 46.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 47 65
Median daily rate £406 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.68 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.37% +125.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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
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 February 2017, 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 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 3 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) CloudFront
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) Akamai
4 3 (25.00%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013

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 3 (25.00%) IIS
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Akamai
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) CloudFront
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) MPLS
1 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
1 2 (16.67%) SMTP
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Collaboration Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Messaging Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Change Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCITP
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) VCAP
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
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