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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 10.28% 10.30% 8.19%
As % of the Vendors category 20.56% 23.30% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 12
Average daily rate
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£395 £410 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £327 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
107 103 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 50.00% 44.21% 55.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 54 74
Average daily rate £350 £438 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £303 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £500 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £28.13 £42.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.85 £24.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 July 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 29 July 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 17 (51.52%) MS Excel
2 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Migration
3 8 (24.24%) SQL
4 7 (21.21%) MS Office
4 7 (21.21%) SAP
5 6 (18.18%) Citrix
5 6 (18.18%) Degree
6 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Learning Management System
6 5 (15.15%) Cisco
6 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle
6 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
6 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
6 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
7 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.12%) MS Access
7 4 (12.12%) MS Project
7 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (12.12%) Change Management
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.09%) Workflow
8 3 (9.09%) Legal

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.06%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) Moodle
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Lync
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (51.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
3 4 (12.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.06%) SAP SRM
2 1 (3.03%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.06%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Network Security
2 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
2 2 (6.06%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) MS Access
3 3 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.03%) Log4Net
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Legal
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (21.21%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Data Migration Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (6.06%) Technical Writer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Manager
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Platform Architect
6 1 (3.03%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) NAS Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Moodle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.03%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) WCF
2 1 (3.03%) jQuery
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.03%) POCO
2 1 (3.03%) ELMAH
2 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Learning Management System
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) PMI
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) VLE
3 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) UNIX
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.03%) Android
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) Data Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) CRM
4 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.06%) TDD
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps
5 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CISM
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) CISSP
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MBA
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) APMP
4 1 (3.03%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
1 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) vMotion
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) SAP
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 3 (9.09%) IBM
5 3 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) Ariba
6 2 (6.06%) CA
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Siebel
7 1 (3.03%) Brocade
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp