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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 26 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.36% 11.35% 5.97%
As % of the Vendors category 22.61% 19.63% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £357 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.96% -15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £481 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £8.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
115 163 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 45.82% 57.80% 48.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 83 59
Average daily rate £474 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.40% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £12.25 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.16% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
2 10 (21.28%) MS Office
2 10 (21.28%) SAP
2 10 (21.28%) Project Management
3 9 (19.15%) Windows
4 8 (17.02%) Migration
4 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
5 7 (14.89%) Degree
6 6 (12.77%) QA
6 6 (12.77%) ITIL
6 6 (12.77%) Web Services
6 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.77%) LAN
6 6 (12.77%) WAN
6 6 (12.77%) MS Project
6 6 (12.77%) HP
6 6 (12.77%) Citrix
6 6 (12.77%) Workflow
6 6 (12.77%) Legal
7 5 (10.64%) Finance
7 5 (10.64%) Service Management
7 5 (10.64%) Information Security
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (10.64%) Document Management
7 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (10.64%) Symantec
7 5 (10.64%) Linux
7 5 (10.64%) Business Objects

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (2.13%) Kentico
5 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.13%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Office
3 6 (12.77%) MS Project
4 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.13%) assyst
2 1 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) LAN
1 6 (12.77%) WAN
2 3 (6.38%) SAN
2 3 (6.38%) Intranet
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 2 (4.26%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.13%) NUnit
General
1 6 (12.77%) Legal
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Consultant
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 5 (10.64%) SAP Consultant
3 5 (10.64%) Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Design Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) CSS
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 1 (2.13%) CSS3
4 1 (2.13%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.13%) LINQ
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) Ajax
4 1 (2.13%) COM
4 1 (2.13%) DHTML
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Data Integration
1 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) SCADA
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.13%) Online Games
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) AIX
3 4 (8.51%) Solaris
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Android
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Project Management
2 8 (17.02%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.77%) Workflow
4 5 (10.64%) Service Management
4 5 (10.64%) Information Security
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.64%) Document Management
5 4 (8.51%) ITSM
5 4 (8.51%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.38%) QMS
6 3 (6.38%) Quality Management
6 3 (6.38%) CMMI
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.26%) Content Management
7 2 (4.26%) MVC
7 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) C#
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Apex Code
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
2 1 (2.13%) VB
2 1 (2.13%) VBA
2 1 (2.13%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) CISSP
2 2 (4.26%) PMP
2 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.26%) CISA
2 2 (4.26%) CISM
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.51%) XenApp
1 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) SAP
2 6 (12.77%) HP
2 6 (12.77%) Citrix
3 5 (10.64%) Symantec
3 5 (10.64%) Business Objects
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle
4 4 (8.51%) NetApp
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) EMC
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco
4 4 (8.51%) IBM
4 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.13%) Aveksa
6 1 (2.13%) Varonis
6 1 (2.13%) Adobe
6 1 (2.13%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.13%) Lotus