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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.93% 8.56% 10.24%
As % of the Vendors category 23.86% 19.39% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate
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£391 £440 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.07% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £300 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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
88 98 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 50.00% 44.14% 58.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 66 65
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.25 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.16% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £15.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £42.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 Excel
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) SAP
4 7 (23.33%) MS Office
4 7 (23.33%) Degree
4 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (16.67%) Business Objects
6 5 (16.67%) SQL
6 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (16.67%) Change Management
6 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.33%) SAP SRM
7 4 (13.33%) .NET
7 4 (13.33%) C#
7 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) MS Project
7 4 (13.33%) Project Management
7 4 (13.33%) Ariba
7 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
8 3 (10.00%) Office 365
8 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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%) SharePoint
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Apache
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
3 4 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP SRM
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.33%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.33%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) MPLS
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) Network Security
2 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.33%) Log4Net
General
1 3 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.67%) Technical Writer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) CRM Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Agile .NET Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Agile C# Developer
5 1 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Moodle Developer
5 1 (3.33%) SAN Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
2 3 (10.00%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (3.33%) POCO
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) ELMAH
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (3.33%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) PMI
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) VLE
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Change Management
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (10.00%) TDD
3 3 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
4 2 (6.67%) MVC
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security
4 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) CISSP
2 3 (10.00%) MBA
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) CISM
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.33%) PMP
4 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.33%) CISA
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) MCTS
4 1 (3.33%) ISSAP
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
1 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) NFS
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) Business Objects
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (13.33%) Ariba
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) Brocade
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