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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 14 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.62% 7.69% 9.64%
As % of the Vendors category 13.93% 14.55% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 13
Median daily rate £325 £395 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £387 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
122 110 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 54.71% 52.88% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 69 51
Median daily rate £396 £355 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.54% -26.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £484 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.90% -25.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (35.71%) .NET
3 9 (32.14%) C#
3 9 (32.14%) jQuery
4 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 7 (25.00%) OOP
5 7 (25.00%) LINQ
5 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (25.00%) TDD
5 7 (25.00%) SOLID
6 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
6 6 (21.43%) Entity Framework
6 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Office 365
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) HTML
8 4 (14.29%) Web Services
8 4 (14.29%) XML
8 4 (14.29%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
9 3 (10.71%) CMS

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 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) CMS
2 3 (10.71%) EPiServer CMS
3 2 (7.14%) Documentum
3 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.57%) Drupal
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Maximo
2 2 (7.14%) Teamcenter
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.57%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) MS Access
3 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (7.14%) GIS
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.57%) Big Data
4 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Advertising
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) EPiServer Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Commercial Manager
4 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Sage 500 Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Sage Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) jQuery
3 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (25.00%) LINQ
4 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 6 (21.43%) Entity Framework
5 4 (14.29%) HTML
5 4 (14.29%) Web Services
5 4 (14.29%) XML
6 3 (10.71%) WPF
7 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.14%) CSS
7 2 (7.14%) ODBC
7 2 (7.14%) WCF
8 1 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) e-Learning
3 1 (3.57%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.57%) Android
3 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) OOP
1 7 (25.00%) SOLID
1 7 (25.00%) TDD
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
3 3 (10.71%) Document Management
3 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) EAM
4 2 (7.14%) ERP
4 2 (7.14%) High Availability
4 2 (7.14%) PLM
4 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) SDLC
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) C#
2 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) MCDBA
2 2 (7.14%) MCP
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CISSP
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) EPiServer
1 3 (10.71%) SAP
2 2 (7.14%) Sage
2 2 (7.14%) Siemens
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Kaseya
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
3 1 (3.57%) VMware