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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.74% 6.75% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 14.44% 13.41% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 10
Median daily rate £338 £392 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% -3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £388 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £395 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
90 82 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 53.57% 50.31% 50.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 47 85
Median daily rate £400 £374 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Median hourly rate £13.75 £18.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% -47.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £42.50
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 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 2 May 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 2 May 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 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (32.14%) SQL
3 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (25.00%) SCCM
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (21.43%) Change Management
4 6 (21.43%) SAP
4 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.86%) Python
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) Service Management
5 5 (17.86%) MS Office
5 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
5 5 (17.86%) MS Access
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.86%) SCOM
5 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
5 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
5 5 (17.86%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
6 4 (14.29%) Ansible
6 4 (14.29%) Docker
6 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
6 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef

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 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (39.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Maximo
1 3 (10.71%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.57%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (3.57%) Sage 1000
2 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) FCoE
1 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) MPLS
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MS Access
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.57%) Big Data
5 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.57%) GIS
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Ant
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.29%) Hudson
1 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
1 4 (14.29%) Maven
1 4 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.57%) Toad
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Business Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Project Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Transition Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Head of Support
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (3.57%) SAP Master Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
2 2 (7.14%) Entity Framework
2 2 (7.14%) jQuery
2 2 (7.14%) LINQ
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) ODBC
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Learning Management System
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.57%) FMCG
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) VMS
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.57%) Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) DevOps
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Service Management
3 4 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
3 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
4 3 (10.71%) Analytics
4 3 (10.71%) Data Management
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (10.71%) Use Case
5 2 (7.14%) ERP
5 2 (7.14%) OOP
5 2 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.86%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) Ruby
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) MapBasic
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) SCOM
3 4 (14.29%) Ansible
3 4 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Splunk
3 3 (10.71%) Ariba
3 3 (10.71%) Dell
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.57%) Northgate
5 1 (3.57%) Orchard
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy
5 1 (3.57%) Sage
5 1 (3.57%) Siemens