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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Middlesex
Rank 7 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 12.88% 11.51% 6.59%
As % of the Vendors category 24.64% 20.25% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 10
Median daily rate £288 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.94% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £570 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +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 79 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 52.27% 56.83% 35.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 43 39
Median daily rate £388 £386 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.32% -2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (36.67%) Finance
3 11 (36.67%) Legal
4 10 (33.33%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
6 8 (26.67%) Cisco
6 8 (26.67%) Citrix
7 7 (23.33%) Sophos
7 7 (23.33%) Dell
7 7 (23.33%) WSUS
8 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 4 (13.33%) SQL
10 4 (13.33%) MS Office
10 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
10 4 (13.33%) Degree
10 4 (13.33%) Document Management
10 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
11 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (10.00%) Data Quality
11 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
11 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (10.00%) SCCM
11 3 (10.00%) ITIL

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 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Documentum
3 1 (3.33%) Drupal
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
3 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
3 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.33%) PTC Creo
4 1 (3.33%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Maximo
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
1 11 (36.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support
3 7 (23.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Administrator
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Master Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Process Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Project Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) jQuery
1 1 (3.33%) LINQ
1 1 (3.33%) ODBC
1 1 (3.33%) SAML
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
1 1 (3.33%) WPF
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) e-Learning
3 2 (6.67%) Learning Management System
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (13.33%) Document Management
2 3 (10.00%) Change Management
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) Analytics
3 2 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (6.67%) Data Management
3 2 (6.67%) EAM
3 2 (6.67%) Information Security
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Quality Management
3 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) ETL Development
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (3.33%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (3.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CISSP
4 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.33%) MCDBA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) WSUS
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) VMware
2 8 (26.67%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix
3 7 (23.33%) Dell
3 7 (23.33%) Sophos
4 2 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) PTC
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.33%) Sage
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) Siemens