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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.52% 7.03% 10.78%
As % of the Vendors category 17.07% 19.40% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 12
Average daily rate £405 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +4.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £281 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
82 67 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 55.78% 36.22% 61.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 80
Average daily rate £385 £396 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £264 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £433 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+27.85% +6.06%

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 9 February 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 9 February 2016, 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 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Change Management
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (24.14%) DevOps
4 7 (24.14%) SAP
4 7 (24.14%) MS Office
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.69%) Subversion
5 6 (20.69%) Maven
5 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 6 (20.69%) JIRA
5 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (20.69%) Python
5 6 (20.69%) Ant
5 6 (20.69%) Service Management
5 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
5 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (20.69%) Puppet
5 6 (20.69%) Hudson
5 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (17.24%) Data Management
6 5 (17.24%) OpenStack
6 5 (17.24%) Software Deployment
6 5 (17.24%) Splunk
6 5 (17.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (17.24%) OpenStack
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
3 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (13.79%) SAP SRM
2 2 (6.90%) Maximo
3 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (3.45%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (3.45%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) FCoE
1 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
1 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) MPLS
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
1 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) Azure SQL Database
1 5 (17.24%) MS Access
2 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) Big Data
5 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (3.45%) GIS
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.45%) SAP BI
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Ant
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
1 6 (20.69%) Hudson
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (20.69%) JIRA
1 6 (20.69%) Maven
1 6 (20.69%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) Toad
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Analyst
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Procurement Specialist
4 3 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Business Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Junior
6 1 (3.45%) Migration Architect
6 1 (3.45%) PowerShell Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (3.45%) SAP Deployment Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
2 1 (3.45%) LINQ
2 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) FMCG
3 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.45%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) VMS
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) CentOS
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Change Management
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (24.14%) DevOps
3 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.69%) Service Management
4 5 (17.24%) Data Management
4 5 (17.24%) Procure-to-pay
4 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) Software Deployment
5 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.79%) Process Improvement
5 4 (13.79%) Use Case
6 3 (10.34%) Analytics
6 3 (10.34%) ITIL
6 3 (10.34%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
3 6 (20.69%) Python
4 5 (17.24%) Ruby
5 2 (6.90%) C#
5 2 (6.90%) VBA
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) MapBasic
6 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 3 (10.34%) MBA
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PMP
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
2 5 (17.24%) Ansible
2 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (3.45%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) SAP
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Splunk
3 4 (13.79%) Ariba
3 4 (13.79%) Dell
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) BT
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) Cognos
5 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.45%) Northgate
5 1 (3.45%) Orchard
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Xamarin