The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Middlesex region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 22 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 9.82% 8.30% 6.99%
As % of the Vendors category 22.45% 14.62% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 7
Average daily rate
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£410 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £205 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
98 130 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 43.75% 56.77% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 74 57
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £536 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -13.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.63 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £31.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
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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 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 July 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 12 (30.77%) Project Management
2 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
3 9 (23.08%) MS Office
3 9 (23.08%) Degree
4 8 (20.51%) SAP
4 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
4 8 (20.51%) Windows
5 7 (17.95%) MS Project
5 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
6 6 (15.38%) Linux
6 6 (15.38%) QA
7 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (12.82%) Migration
8 4 (10.26%) Finance
8 4 (10.26%) Information Security
8 4 (10.26%) Service Management
8 4 (10.26%) CISM
8 4 (10.26%) Document Management
8 4 (10.26%) ITIL
8 4 (10.26%) LAN
8 4 (10.26%) WAN
8 4 (10.26%) Oracle
8 4 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (10.26%) HP
8 4 (10.26%) EMC
8 4 (10.26%) CISSP
8 4 (10.26%) SAN
8 4 (10.26%) SAP HR
8 4 (10.26%) Data Integration
8 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.13%) SAP Web AS
3 2 (5.13%) MS Project Server
3 2 (5.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
3 7 (17.95%) MS Project
4 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
1 4 (10.26%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) Intranet
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
3 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.56%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Games
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (23.08%) Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Consultant
3 6 (15.38%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Tester
4 3 (7.69%) Quality Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Business Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Technical Leader
4 3 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Quality Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Design Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) SAP Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) SQL DBA
5 2 (5.13%) DBA
5 2 (5.13%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) Coordinator
6 1 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) DHTML
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) COM
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) HTML5
3 1 (2.56%) CSS3
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Integration
2 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (5.13%) PMI
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Online Games
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) AIX
3 2 (5.13%) Solaris
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Project Management
2 5 (12.82%) Migration
2 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) Document Management
3 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (10.26%) Information Security
3 4 (10.26%) Service Management
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
4 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 3 (7.69%) Quality Management
4 3 (7.69%) CMMI
4 3 (7.69%) QMS
4 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Content Management
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Time Management
5 2 (5.13%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
5 2 (5.13%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (5.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C#
1 1 (2.56%) Java
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
1 1 (2.56%) VBScript
1 1 (2.56%) VB
1 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) CISM
2 4 (10.26%) CISSP
3 3 (7.69%) PMP
3 3 (7.69%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CISA
4 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.38%) QA
2 3 (7.69%) ISO 9001
2 3 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) XenApp
2 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) SAP
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) EMC
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) NetApp
4 2 (5.13%) Business Objects
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) IBM
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
4 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec
5 1 (2.56%) Remedy
5 1 (2.56%) Aveksa
5 1 (2.56%) Varonis
5 1 (2.56%) Lotus
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