The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.41% 10.56% 10.00%
As % of the Vendors category 25.35% 19.77% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 16
Median daily rate £335 £421 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.47% +29.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £582 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £33.75 - £25.33
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 - £17.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 - £32.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 86 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 48.97% 53.42% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 49 54
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £312 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £577 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 £25.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -60.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Middlesex region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Middlesex region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
4 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
4 8 (23.53%) Legal
5 7 (20.59%) VMware
5 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) MS Office
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) Office 365
7 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.71%) Citrix
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.76%) ITIL
8 4 (11.76%) SQL
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) C#
8 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
8 4 (11.76%) Document Management
8 4 (11.76%) jQuery
8 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
8 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
9 3 (8.82%) Data Centre

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Documentum
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.94%) Drupal
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) PTC Creo
3 1 (2.94%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Maximo
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.94%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) GIS
3 2 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.94%) MS Access
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.94%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 8 (23.53%) Legal
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
4 2 (5.88%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Administrator
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) SharePoint Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.88%) SCCM Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Senior SharePoint Developer
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Support Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) jQuery
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) CSS
3 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
3 2 (5.88%) LINQ
3 2 (5.88%) WCF
3 2 (5.88%) WPF
4 1 (2.94%) ODBC
4 1 (2.94%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.94%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Android
6 1 (2.94%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Document Management
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL
1 4 (11.76%) Project Management
2 3 (8.82%) Asset Management
2 3 (8.82%) EAM
2 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) SDLC
3 2 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (5.88%) Information Security
3 2 (5.88%) OOP
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) SOLID
3 2 (5.88%) TDD
3 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
4 1 (2.94%) ERP
4 1 (2.94%) ETL
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C#
1 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.94%) CISSP
5 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
1 3 (8.82%) WSUS
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) VMware
2 5 (14.71%) Cisco
2 5 (14.71%) Citrix
3 3 (8.82%) Dell
3 3 (8.82%) Sophos
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Kaseya
5 1 (2.94%) PTC
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) Sage
5 1 (2.94%) Siemens
5 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds