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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 4 14
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 27 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.25% 10.76% 6.74%
As % of the Vendors category 22.32% 18.24% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 4
Average daily rate
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£410 £308 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £261 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £450 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
112 148 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 45.90% 58.96% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 79 58
Average daily rate £475 £352 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.94% -2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £30.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £30.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 (25.00%) SAP
2 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.45%) MS Office
2 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 9 (20.45%) Project Management
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
5 6 (13.64%) QA
5 6 (13.64%) Workflow
5 6 (13.64%) LAN
5 6 (13.64%) WAN
5 6 (13.64%) Linux
5 6 (13.64%) ITIL
6 5 (11.36%) Web Services
6 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
6 5 (11.36%) Business Objects
6 5 (11.36%) Oracle
6 5 (11.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (11.36%) MS Project
6 5 (11.36%) HP
6 5 (11.36%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (11.36%) Citrix
6 5 (11.36%) Service Management
6 5 (11.36%) Legal
6 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.09%) Document Management
7 4 (9.09%) Information Security
7 4 (9.09%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 9 (20.45%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.27%) Kentico
4 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Office
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Project
3 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) LAN
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 3 (6.82%) Intranet
2 3 (6.82%) SAN
3 2 (4.55%) Firewall
3 2 (4.55%) VPN
3 2 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (11.36%) Pharmaceutical
1 5 (11.36%) Legal
2 4 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Consultant
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) SAP Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Design Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Senior QA Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Tester
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Quality Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Business Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.55%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) DBA
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (2.27%) CSS3
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) DHTML
3 1 (2.27%) SOAP
3 1 (2.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Integration
1 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.27%) FMCG
2 1 (2.27%) SCADA
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.27%) Online Games
2 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) PMI
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) AIX
3 4 (9.09%) Solaris
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) UNIX
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Project Management
2 8 (18.18%) Migration
3 6 (13.64%) Workflow
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL
4 5 (11.36%) E-Commerce
4 5 (11.36%) Service Management
4 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Document Management
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
5 4 (9.09%) ITSM
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.82%) QMS
6 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
6 3 (6.82%) CMMI
6 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Content Management
7 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C#
2 1 (2.27%) Apex Code
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
2 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.91%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) CISSP
2 3 (6.82%) CISM
3 2 (4.55%) CISA
3 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
2 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (9.09%) XenApp
1 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) Business Objects
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) Citrix
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) IBM
3 4 (9.09%) NetApp
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 4 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 3 (6.82%) EMC
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Aveksa
6 1 (2.27%) Varonis
6 1 (2.27%) McAfee
6 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.27%) Lotus
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe
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