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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 7.34% 11.17% 11.52%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 18.49% 17.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £335 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% -16.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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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
65 119 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 36.72% 60.41% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 77 55
Average daily rate £396 £460 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.91% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £281 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 14 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (32.50%) MS Office
3 12 (30.00%) Windows
4 11 (27.50%) Migration
5 8 (20.00%) SAP
5 8 (20.00%) C#
5 8 (20.00%) .NET
6 7 (17.50%) HTML
6 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
6 7 (17.50%) SQL
6 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.50%) CSS
6 7 (17.50%) MVC
6 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (15.00%) Business Objects
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle
7 6 (15.00%) AIX
7 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco
8 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 5 (12.50%) UNIX
8 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (12.50%) JIRA
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (12.50%) jQuery
8 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (10.00%) Lync

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.00%) CMS
1 4 (10.00%) Kentico
1 4 (10.00%) Lync
2 3 (7.50%) Umbraco
2 3 (7.50%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (7.50%) Adobe CQ
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) WorkSite
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (32.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS Project
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
1 4 (10.00%) WAN
1 4 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (7.50%) DMZ
2 3 (7.50%) Multicast
3 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (32.50%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.50%) NUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 4 (10.00%) Legal
1 4 (10.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Developer
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
1 8 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
2 6 (15.00%) Support Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Applications Support Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Applications Support
3 5 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) SAP Consultant
5 3 (7.50%) Security Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Agile .NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Agile C# Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (17.50%) CSS
2 7 (17.50%) HTML
3 5 (12.50%) jQuery
4 4 (10.00%) Ajax
5 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.50%) Web Services
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (7.50%) REST
5 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (7.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (2.50%) Android SDK
7 1 (2.50%) LINQ
7 1 (2.50%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) SCADA
2 3 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.00%) FMCG
3 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Windows
2 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (15.00%) AIX
4 5 (12.50%) UNIX
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Migration
2 7 (17.50%) MVC
3 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Workflow
5 4 (10.00%) Change Management
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 3 (7.50%) Scrum
6 3 (7.50%) Information Security
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.50%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (5.00%) TDD
7 2 (5.00%) Document Management
7 2 (5.00%) Change Control
7 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) ITSM
8 1 (2.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.00%) Korn
3 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) MBA
3 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CISA
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) SAP
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Business Objects
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Symantec
4 4 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (7.50%) Ariba
5 3 (7.50%) Adobe
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Avaya
6 2 (5.00%) IBM
6 2 (5.00%) NetApp
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.50%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
Middlesex
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago