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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 16.88% 18.92% 15.20%
As % of the Vendors category 37.14% 41.18% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 24
Median daily rate £400 £334 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £133 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
Microsoft
Bedfordshire

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
70 68 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 45.45% 45.95% 36.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 56 52
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -52.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
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 2016.

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 2016, 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 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) Windows
3 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
4 15 (26.32%) C#
4 15 (26.32%) .NET
4 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
5 14 (24.56%) REST
5 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (24.56%) SOAP
5 14 (24.56%) SOA
6 13 (22.81%) E-Commerce
6 13 (22.81%) Reverse Engineering
7 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 11 (19.30%) Microservices
8 11 (19.30%) VMware
9 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
10 9 (15.79%) WCF
10 9 (15.79%) ITIL
10 9 (15.79%) HP
10 9 (15.79%) Citrix
11 8 (14.04%) MS Office
11 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (14.04%) XenApp
11 8 (14.04%) SCCM
11 8 (14.04%) Low Latency
11 8 (14.04%) Office 365
11 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS

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 7 (12.28%) Skype for Business
2 6 (10.53%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.51%) Apache
4 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (3.51%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.51%) JBoss
4 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (1.75%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.75%) Mule
5 1 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 16 (28.07%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.04%) MS Office
3 3 (5.26%) MS Project
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (14.04%) Office 365
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.26%) CloudFront
4 2 (3.51%) SaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) DHCP
1 6 (10.53%) DNS
2 5 (8.77%) WAN
3 4 (7.02%) MPLS
3 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
3 4 (7.02%) SMTP
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.51%) Internet
4 2 (3.51%) Skype
5 1 (1.75%) FTP
5 1 (1.75%) SSL
5 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) OLAP
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.75%) VectorCAST
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Architect
2 11 (19.30%) Technical Architect
3 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 8 (14.04%) Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Designer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Designer
7 4 (7.02%) .NET Designer
7 4 (7.02%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Integration Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) SOA Designer
8 3 (5.26%) SOA Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) .NET
2 14 (24.56%) REST
2 14 (24.56%) SOAP
3 9 (15.79%) WCF
4 6 (10.53%) Middleware
5 5 (8.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.02%) Web Services
7 2 (3.51%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (3.51%) MSMQ
8 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (17.54%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.51%) iPhone
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) RIA
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
5 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) iPad
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Statistics
5 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.51%) Debian
7 2 (3.51%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Software Engineering
2 14 (24.56%) SOA
3 13 (22.81%) E-Commerce
3 13 (22.81%) Reverse Engineering
4 11 (19.30%) Microservices
5 9 (15.79%) ITIL
6 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.04%) Low Latency
6 8 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.53%) Project Planning
7 6 (10.53%) TDD
7 6 (10.53%) User Stories
8 5 (8.77%) AOP
8 5 (8.77%) Data Modelling
8 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 5 (8.77%) Translating Business Requirements
9 4 (7.02%) Converged Infrastructure
9 4 (7.02%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (7.02%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (8.77%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) C
4 1 (1.75%) Ada
4 1 (1.75%) C++
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.02%) MCITP
2 4 (7.02%) MCSE
3 2 (3.51%) VCAP
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 19 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.04%) XenApp
4 6 (10.53%) vSphere
5 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (5.26%) WSUS
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Simpana
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) VMware
2 9 (15.79%) Citrix
2 9 (15.79%) HP
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.02%) 3PAR
4 4 (7.02%) Dell
4 4 (7.02%) IronPort
4 4 (7.02%) NetApp
5 3 (5.26%) Akamai
6 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.51%) CommVault
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Lotus
6 2 (3.51%) Tableau
7 1 (1.75%) Avaya
7 1 (1.75%) Cognos
7 1 (1.75%) Sitecore