The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Luton region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 15.35% 17.28% 22.89%
As % of the Vendors category 39.74% 45.16% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £430 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +56.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £15.37
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.28%
Vendors Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
78 31 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 38.61% 38.27% 43.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 20
Average daily rate £375 £290 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -19.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.87%
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 16 (30.77%) Windows
1 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.92%) MS Project
3 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 12 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (21.15%) IIS
5 11 (21.15%) .NET
6 10 (19.23%) DHCP
6 10 (19.23%) DNS
6 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (17.31%) Finance
7 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (17.31%) C#
7 9 (17.31%) SQL
8 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
9 7 (13.46%) MS Office
9 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
9 7 (13.46%) CRM
9 7 (13.46%) ITIL
9 7 (13.46%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (13.46%) SCCM
9 7 (13.46%) SCOM
10 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
10 6 (11.54%) Contact Management
10 6 (11.54%) FTP
10 6 (11.54%) Project Management
11 5 (9.62%) Cisco
11 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
11 5 (9.62%) VMware

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (21.15%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.92%) MS Project
3 7 (13.46%) MS Office
4 5 (9.62%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.85%) CA Clarity
2 2 (3.85%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) DHCP
1 10 (19.23%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) FTP
3 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
5 2 (3.85%) SAN
6 1 (1.92%) DMZ
6 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) TeamCity
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) RSpec
3 2 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 2 (3.85%) MSTest
3 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 2 (3.85%) NUnit
3 2 (3.85%) Selenium
3 2 (3.85%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.85%) JUnit
General
1 9 (17.31%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 13 (25.00%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.69%) HTML
3 4 (7.69%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) WCF
4 2 (3.85%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) XSD
4 2 (3.85%) XSLT
5 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.92%) jQuery
5 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
1 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 12 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 12 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (13.46%) CRM
5 7 (13.46%) ITIL
6 6 (11.54%) Project Planning
6 6 (11.54%) Contact Management
6 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 5 (9.62%) Revenue Management
8 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
8 4 (7.69%) Scrum
8 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.69%) Web Development
8 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 4 (7.69%) OO
9 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) C#
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
2 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
3 1 (1.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.92%) VMFS
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
1 7 (13.46%) SCOM
2 3 (5.77%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.92%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (9.62%) Cisco
1 5 (9.62%) VMware
2 4 (7.69%) HP
3 3 (5.77%) NetApp
4 2 (3.85%) Planview
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) CA
4 2 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (1.92%) Niku
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Juniper
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) AppSense
5 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) Akamai