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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 48 10 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.82% 11.36% 29.08%
As % of the Vendors category 57.83% 38.46% 65.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 7 22
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -25.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
83 26 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 37.73% 29.55% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 17 39
Average daily rate £344 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.55 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.26% -1.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 36 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 33 (48.53%) E-Commerce
3 32 (47.06%) Windows
4 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
5 29 (42.65%) SCOM
6 26 (38.24%) DNS
6 26 (38.24%) DHCP
7 25 (36.76%) SCCM
8 24 (35.29%) IIS
9 20 (29.41%) ITIL
10 19 (27.94%) FTP
11 16 (23.53%) MS Project
12 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (19.12%) .NET
13 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (16.18%) Web Services
14 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
14 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
16 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
16 8 (11.76%) Finance
16 8 (11.76%) MS Office
16 8 (11.76%) C#
16 8 (11.76%) SQL
16 8 (11.76%) SLA
16 8 (11.76%) Cisco
16 8 (11.76%) Project Management
17 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
17 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 24 (35.29%) IIS
2 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
Applications
1 36 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 16 (23.53%) MS Project
3 8 (11.76%) MS Office
4 5 (7.35%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.47%) Workday HCM
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.47%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.24%) DNS
1 26 (38.24%) DHCP
2 19 (27.94%) FTP
3 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.35%) SAN
5 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
5 3 (4.41%) VPN
6 1 (1.47%) NAS
6 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.47%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) TeamCity
2 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) ReSharper
4 1 (1.47%) NSubstitute
4 1 (1.47%) NUnit
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Legal
3 5 (7.35%) Publishing
3 5 (7.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (23.53%) Project Manager
3 8 (11.76%) Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Web Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Web Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Business Project Manager
8 2 (2.94%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Security Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Business Manager
8 2 (2.94%) SharePoint Developer
8 2 (2.94%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.12%) .NET
2 11 (16.18%) Web Services
3 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.88%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) XML
5 2 (2.94%) XSD
5 2 (2.94%) XSLT
5 2 (2.94%) WCF
6 1 (1.47%) Autofac
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.47%) WPF
6 1 (1.47%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.47%) jQuery
6 1 (1.47%) WinForms
6 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.47%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.47%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.47%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.47%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) E-Commerce
2 20 (29.41%) ITIL
3 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
5 11 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (11.76%) Project Management
7 7 (10.29%) Project Planning
8 6 (8.82%) Revenue Management
9 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (7.35%) DevOps
9 5 (7.35%) Scrum
9 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.88%) OO
10 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.88%) Web Development
10 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.88%) Database Security
10 4 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) C#
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.94%) MCSE
4 1 (1.47%) VCP5
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Terminal Services
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.47%) VMFS
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 29 (42.65%) SCOM
2 25 (36.76%) SCCM
3 3 (4.41%) WSUS
3 3 (4.41%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco
2 6 (8.82%) Akamai
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) HP
5 3 (4.41%) Wyse
5 3 (4.41%) CommVault
5 3 (4.41%) NetApp
6 2 (2.94%) CA
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
6 2 (2.94%) Oracle
6 2 (2.94%) Planview
7 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.47%) AppSense
7 1 (1.47%) Lagan
7 1 (1.47%) KANA
7 1 (1.47%) Business Objects
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.47%) Juniper
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