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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 21.08% 15.45% 14.46%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% 34.69% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 10 10
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£413 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £200 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -61.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
80 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 48.19% 44.55% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 35 29
Average daily rate £440 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £160 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £38.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -62.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 January 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 58 (65.91%) E-Commerce
2 57 (64.77%) Active Directory
3 46 (52.27%) IIS
4 44 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 43 (48.86%) Windows
5 43 (48.86%) DNS
6 42 (47.73%) SCOM
7 37 (42.05%) DHCP
8 35 (39.77%) SCCM
9 32 (36.36%) FTP
9 32 (36.36%) .NET
10 31 (35.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (27.27%) ITIL
12 18 (20.45%) Web Services
12 18 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
14 15 (17.05%) SLA
15 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (15.91%) Akamai
15 14 (15.91%) DevOps
16 13 (14.77%) Retail
17 10 (11.36%) C#
18 8 (9.09%) Project Management
18 8 (9.09%) Legal
18 8 (9.09%) SOA
19 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
19 7 (7.95%) Database Security
20 6 (6.82%) Sitecore CMS
20 6 (6.82%) Sitecore
20 6 (6.82%) CMS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 46 (52.27%) IIS
2 6 (6.82%) Sitecore CMS
2 6 (6.82%) CMS
3 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.27%) Lync
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 44 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (3.41%) MS Project
4 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (35.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.41%) PaaS
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 43 (48.86%) DNS
2 37 (42.05%) DHCP
3 32 (36.36%) FTP
4 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.55%) VPN
4 4 (4.55%) Internet
5 3 (3.41%) Firewall
5 3 (3.41%) SAN
5 3 (3.41%) WAN
6 2 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (1.14%) Wireless
7 1 (1.14%) Frame Relay
7 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.14%) BGP
7 1 (1.14%) MPLS
7 1 (1.14%) OSPF
7 1 (1.14%) VoIP
7 1 (1.14%) SMTP
7 1 (1.14%) ATM
7 1 (1.14%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) Data Mart
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.14%) NUnit
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) NSubstitute
2 1 (1.14%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (14.77%) Retail
2 8 (9.09%) Legal
3 5 (5.68%) Marketing
4 4 (4.55%) Publishing
4 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.55%) Finance
5 2 (2.27%) Electronics
5 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 47 (53.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (28.41%) Web Engineer
3 17 (19.32%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.23%) Architect
4 9 (10.23%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.68%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Web Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Web Support Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Head of Development
9 2 (2.27%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Senior Integration Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.27%) Digital Architect
9 2 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.27%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.36%) .NET
2 18 (20.45%) Web Services
3 3 (3.41%) Middleware
4 2 (2.27%) J2EE
5 1 (1.14%) WinForms
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.14%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.14%) XML
5 1 (1.14%) Autofac
5 1 (1.14%) REST
5 1 (1.14%) WPF
5 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.14%) JSON
5 1 (1.14%) Qt
5 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
1 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
1 3 (3.41%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.27%) Handset
2 2 (2.27%) DTV
3 1 (1.14%) E-Learning
3 1 (1.14%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.14%) SecurID
3 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 43 (48.86%) Windows
2 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.41%) Linux
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (65.91%) E-Commerce
2 24 (27.27%) ITIL
3 14 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (15.91%) DevOps
4 8 (9.09%) Project Management
4 8 (9.09%) SOA
5 7 (7.95%) Configuration Management
5 7 (7.95%) Database Security
6 5 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.55%) Scrum
8 3 (3.41%) Mobile Commerce
8 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.41%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (3.41%) Software Engineering
9 2 (2.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.36%) C#
3 5 (5.68%) SQL
4 3 (3.41%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.14%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.14%) PHP
5 1 (1.14%) C++
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) Golang
5 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (17.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 57 (64.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.55%) Terminal Services
3 3 (3.41%) vSphere
4 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 42 (47.73%) SCOM
2 35 (39.77%) SCCM
3 3 (3.41%) WSUS
4 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Akamai
2 6 (6.82%) Sitecore
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco
4 3 (3.41%) Wyse
4 3 (3.41%) Avaya
4 3 (3.41%) CommVault
5 2 (2.27%) KANA
5 2 (2.27%) SAP
5 2 (2.27%) Lotus
6 1 (1.14%) BT
6 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.14%) Websense
6 1 (1.14%) 3Com
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas
6 1 (1.14%) Juniper
6 1 (1.14%) HP
6 1 (1.14%) Dell
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec
6 1 (1.14%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.14%) F5
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