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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 1
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.77% 8.79% 19.05%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 23.19% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 12
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£338 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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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
55 69 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 36.91% 37.91% 38.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 22
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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 28 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Luton region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Luton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 22 (39.29%) E-Commerce
2 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 19 (33.93%) .NET
4 18 (32.14%) Windows
5 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
6 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (21.43%) IIS
7 12 (21.43%) DNS
8 11 (19.64%) C#
8 11 (19.64%) ITIL
9 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
9 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
9 10 (17.86%) SOA
9 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (16.07%) jQuery
10 9 (16.07%) SCOM
10 9 (16.07%) MVC
10 9 (16.07%) DHCP
10 9 (16.07%) MS Office
11 8 (14.29%) WCF
11 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 8 (14.29%) SCCM
11 8 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
12 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (12.50%) DevOps
12 7 (12.50%) SAP
12 7 (12.50%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 12 (21.43%) IIS
2 7 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.07%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.79%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.36%) PaaS
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) DNS
2 9 (16.07%) DHCP
3 7 (12.50%) FTP
4 3 (5.36%) Internet
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) WAN
5 2 (3.57%) VPN
5 2 (3.57%) SAN
6 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.79%) Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) Firewall
6 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) VoIP
6 1 (1.79%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (10.71%) Manufacturing
1 6 (10.71%) Retail
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Marketing
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (28.57%) Architect
2 12 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Web Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Web Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Architect
7 5 (8.93%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Data Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Information Architect
8 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Senior C++ Developer
9 3 (5.36%) C++ Developer
9 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
10 2 (3.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 10 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.07%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (16.07%) jQuery
4 8 (14.29%) WCF
4 8 (14.29%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (8.93%) Web Services
7 4 (7.14%) Middleware
8 3 (5.36%) Qt
8 3 (5.36%) HTML
8 3 (5.36%) CSS
9 2 (3.57%) J2EE
10 1 (1.79%) REST
10 1 (1.79%) JSON
10 1 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
1 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.57%) DTV
2 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.57%) Statistics
2 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Windows
2 6 (10.71%) Linux
3 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) E-Commerce
2 12 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (19.64%) ITIL
4 10 (17.86%) SOA
5 9 (16.07%) MVC
6 7 (12.50%) DevOps
6 7 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.71%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.93%) Project Management
9 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (7.14%) Analytics
9 4 (7.14%) Information Architecture
9 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (7.14%) Data Governance
10 3 (5.36%) Software Engineering
10 3 (5.36%) Customer Engagement
10 3 (5.36%) Change Management
10 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 3 (5.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) C#
2 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.71%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.36%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.36%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) Go
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) PHP
6 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.57%) PMP
1 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
1 2 (3.57%) SSCP
1 2 (3.57%) GIAC
1 2 (3.57%) CISMP
1 2 (3.57%) CEH
1 2 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) CCA
2 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.79%) CCNP
2 1 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) TickIT
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (16.07%) SCOM
2 8 (14.29%) SCCM
3 4 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) SAP
2 5 (8.93%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.93%) VMware
3 4 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (5.36%) Akamai
4 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 2 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.79%) RightFax
6 1 (1.79%) hybris
6 1 (1.79%) Mitel
6 1 (1.79%) Metastorm
6 1 (1.79%) Wyse
6 1 (1.79%) KANA
6 1 (1.79%) Dell
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.79%) Cognos
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) CommVault
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