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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.18% 8.80% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 23.38% 15.20% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 5
Average daily rate
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£303 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £190 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £495 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
77 125 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 39.29% 57.87% 59.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 81 68
Average daily rate £400 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £551 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
3 13 (30.23%) MS Office
3 13 (30.23%) Migration
4 12 (27.91%) Windows
5 9 (20.93%) SAP
6 8 (18.60%) Oracle
6 8 (18.60%) AIX
6 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
7 7 (16.28%) Business Objects
7 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 7 (16.28%) Cisco
7 7 (16.28%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (13.95%) C#
8 6 (13.95%) HTML
8 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
8 6 (13.95%) .NET
8 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
8 6 (13.95%) CSS
8 6 (13.95%) LAN
8 6 (13.95%) WAN
8 6 (13.95%) MVC
8 6 (13.95%) Workflow
8 6 (13.95%) Legal
9 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.63%) Web Services
9 5 (11.63%) ITIL
9 5 (11.63%) UNIX
9 5 (11.63%) Pharmaceutical

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 4 (9.30%) CMS
1 4 (9.30%) Kentico
1 4 (9.30%) Lync
2 3 (6.98%) Umbraco
2 3 (6.98%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (32.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (30.23%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS Project
4 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LAN
1 6 (13.95%) WAN
2 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 3 (6.98%) DMZ
3 3 (6.98%) Multicast
4 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) VPN
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.88%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (9.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.33%) NUnit
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.95%) Legal
2 5 (11.63%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (9.30%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Finance
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Consultant
2 9 (20.93%) Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 6 (13.95%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Applications Support
5 5 (11.63%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.63%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
6 4 (9.30%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Design Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.98%) Security Architect
8 2 (4.65%) .NET Web Developer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) HTML
1 6 (13.95%) .NET
1 6 (13.95%) ASP.NET
1 6 (13.95%) CSS
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 5 (11.63%) jQuery
3 3 (6.98%) Ajax
3 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (4.65%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 2 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.33%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.33%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.33%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.98%) SCADA
2 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) FMCG
4 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) AIX
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.63%) UNIX
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (9.30%) Solaris
5 4 (9.30%) Linux
6 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Migration
2 8 (18.60%) E-Commerce
3 6 (13.95%) MVC
3 6 (13.95%) Workflow
4 5 (11.63%) ITIL
4 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 4 (9.30%) ITSM
6 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.98%) Information Security
6 3 (6.98%) Web Development
6 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.65%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (4.65%) Change Control
7 2 (4.65%) Scrum
7 2 (4.65%) Document Management
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
8 1 (2.33%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
2 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.30%) Korn
3 4 (9.30%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.33%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) MBA
3 1 (2.33%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) COBIT
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (9.30%) XenApp
1 4 (9.30%) XenDesktop
2 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) SAP
2 8 (18.60%) Oracle
3 7 (16.28%) Business Objects
3 7 (16.28%) Cisco
4 5 (11.63%) HP
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
5 4 (9.30%) Symantec
5 4 (9.30%) NetApp
5 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
5 4 (9.30%) IBM
5 4 (9.30%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) 3PAR
6 3 (6.98%) Adobe
6 3 (6.98%) McAfee
7 2 (4.65%) Avaya
7 2 (4.65%) Ariba
8 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.33%) NetIQ
8 1 (2.33%) EMC