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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.47% 5.88% 9.50%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 11.03% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate
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£396 £398 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.37% +16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £270 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £440 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +115.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
77 136 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 45.29% 53.33% 57.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 89 57
Average daily rate £388 £410 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.48% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £554 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.78% +6.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 17 April 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 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (34.78%) MS Office
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (21.74%) .NET
5 5 (21.74%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) SAP
5 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
6 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (17.39%) HTML
6 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) Business Objects
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
7 3 (13.04%) SAP SRM
7 3 (13.04%) Ajax
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Procure-to-pay
7 3 (13.04%) Office 365
7 3 (13.04%) REST
7 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (13.04%) jQuery
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (34.78%) MS Office
3 3 (13.04%) MS Project
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP SRM
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (4.35%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Agile .NET Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Agile C# Developer
3 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Writer
4 2 (8.70%) SharePoint Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Ajax
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 3 (13.04%) CSS
3 3 (13.04%) jQuery
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (13.04%) REST
3 3 (13.04%) AngularJS
3 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) AIX
3 2 (8.70%) UNIX
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) MVC
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Scrum
2 3 (13.04%) Procure-to-pay
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 1 (4.35%) Document Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
2 4 (17.39%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.70%) Korn
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MBA
3 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.35%) MCTS
3 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CISA
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) SAP
2 4 (17.39%) Business Objects
3 3 (13.04%) Ariba
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
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Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
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TEKsystems
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