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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.78% 10.68% 9.13%
As % of the Vendors category 16.82% 21.36% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 13
Median daily rate £355 £395 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.12% -3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £188 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £430 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Microsoft
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
107 103 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 52.20% 50.00% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 57 54
Median daily rate £390 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -14.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £484 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Median hourly rate £41.00 £28.13 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.77% -34.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 2016.

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 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Middlesex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 11 (34.38%) .NET
3 10 (31.25%) C#
3 10 (31.25%) jQuery
4 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
5 8 (25.00%) OOP
5 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (25.00%) LINQ
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
5 8 (25.00%) SOLID
6 7 (21.88%) Entity Framework
6 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
6 7 (21.88%) MS Office
6 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
7 6 (18.75%) SAP
7 6 (18.75%) Project Management
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
8 5 (15.63%) Migration
8 5 (15.63%) Office 365
8 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.50%) Maximo
9 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (12.50%) MS Access
10 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
10 3 (9.38%) MS Project
10 3 (9.38%) Web Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) CMS
2 3 (9.38%) EPiServer CMS
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.13%) Documentum
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.88%) MS Office
3 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (9.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Maximo
2 2 (6.25%) SAP SRM
3 1 (3.13%) Sage 1000
3 1 (3.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) FCoE
2 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (40.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (12.50%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.13%) GIS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (28.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# .NET Developer
3 5 (15.63%) C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) EPiServer Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Commercial Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (34.38%) .NET
2 10 (31.25%) jQuery
3 8 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 8 (25.00%) LINQ
4 7 (21.88%) AngularJS
4 7 (21.88%) Entity Framework
5 3 (9.38%) HTML
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
5 3 (9.38%) XML
6 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
6 2 (6.25%) CSS
6 2 (6.25%) WCF
6 2 (6.25%) WPF
7 1 (3.13%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (9.38%) Learning Management System
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
5 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) OOP
1 8 (25.00%) SOLID
1 8 (25.00%) TDD
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Data Management
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.38%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Data Transformation
5 2 (6.25%) Document Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) SDLC
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C#
2 9 (28.13%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) MCDBA
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.13%) KVM
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) SAP
2 3 (9.38%) EPiServer
3 2 (6.25%) Ariba
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Kaseya
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) Sage
4 1 (3.13%) Siemens
4 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds