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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Middlesex
Rank 5 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.61% 9.93% 6.55%
As % of the Vendors category 21.74% 19.48% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 8
Median daily rate £344 £338 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.77% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £405 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
69 77 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 57.98% 50.99% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 35
Median daily rate £375 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £13.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017, 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 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
4 12 (38.71%) Finance
5 11 (35.48%) Legal
5 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.81%) Citrix
6 8 (25.81%) Cisco
7 7 (22.58%) Dell
7 7 (22.58%) Sophos
7 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
7 7 (22.58%) WSUS
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (16.13%) MS Office
10 4 (12.90%) MCSE
10 4 (12.90%) Change Management
10 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (12.90%) Degree
10 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
11 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.68%) Data Management
11 3 (9.68%) Document Management
11 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Documentum
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Excel
2 5 (16.13%) MS Office
3 4 (12.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.45%) MS Project
6 1 (3.23%) PTC Creo
6 1 (3.23%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) GIS
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.23%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Analyst
2 10 (32.26%) Support Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Desktop Analyst
3 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support
3 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Master Data Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Process Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (9.68%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Service Transition Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SSIS Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) SSRS Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) System Design Authority
5 2 (6.45%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) e-Learning
4 2 (6.45%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
8 2 (6.45%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.23%) Linux
9 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (12.90%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Data Management
3 3 (9.68%) Document Management
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
3 3 (9.68%) Time Management
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE
4 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 2 (6.45%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.45%) Quality Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
1 4 (12.90%) MCSE
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.23%) MCP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.45%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.45%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) WSUS
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) VMware
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) Dell
3 7 (22.58%) Sophos
4 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) PTC
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) SAP