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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 6 4
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.47% 10.39% 12.42%
As % of the Vendors category 18.03% 17.27% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 4
Average daily rate
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£356 £395 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.81% +15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £192 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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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 Middlesex region.

Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
61 139 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 35.88% 60.17% 64.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 88 52
Average daily rate £396 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £513 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Middlesex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 12 (40.00%) MS Office
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 9 (30.00%) Windows
4 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 7 (23.33%) C#
5 7 (23.33%) HTML
5 7 (23.33%) .NET
5 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 7 (23.33%) CSS
5 7 (23.33%) Migration
6 6 (20.00%) MVC
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) UNIX
7 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 5 (16.67%) JIRA
7 5 (16.67%) jQuery
8 4 (13.33%) Ajax
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (13.33%) Korn
8 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.33%) Change Management
8 4 (13.33%) Firewall
8 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) AIX
8 4 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Lync
3 3 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (10.00%) Kentico
3 3 (10.00%) CMS
4 2 (6.67%) Umbraco
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) WorkSite
5 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Office
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.33%) assyst
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) DMZ
2 3 (10.00%) Multicast
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (3.33%) NUnit
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Developer
1 7 (23.33%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Support
3 5 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
4 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (13.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Web Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) HTML
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) CSS
2 6 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (16.67%) jQuery
4 4 (13.33%) Ajax
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (10.00%) REST
5 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
5 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
6 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (3.33%) LINQ
7 1 (3.33%) Android SDK
7 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) SCADA
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) UNIX
4 4 (13.33%) AIX
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Migration
2 6 (20.00%) MVC
3 4 (13.33%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.00%) Scrum
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (6.67%) Information Security
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 2 (6.67%) Document Management
5 2 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) C#
2 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.33%) Korn
3 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MBA
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISSAP
3 1 (3.33%) MCTS
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Xen
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) SAP
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (10.00%) Ariba
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) Symantec
2 3 (10.00%) McAfee
3 2 (6.67%) Avaya
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) NetIQ
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