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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 11.48% 10.98% 7.60%
As % of the Vendors category 27.18% 18.83% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 10
Average daily rate
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£396 £363 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £275 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £484 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £8.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -15.62%
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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
103 154 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 42.21% 58.33% 54.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 80 75
Average daily rate £450 £391 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.23% -8.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £25.33 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.45% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.90 £17.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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 22 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (28.00%) MS Office
1 14 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.00%) Migration
2 11 (22.00%) SAP
2 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
3 10 (20.00%) Windows
4 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.00%) Workflow
5 6 (12.00%) Legal
5 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco
5 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (12.00%) Citrix
5 6 (12.00%) Project Management
5 6 (12.00%) AIX
5 6 (12.00%) CSS
5 6 (12.00%) Web Services
5 6 (12.00%) Business Objects
5 6 (12.00%) Oracle
5 6 (12.00%) HTML
5 6 (12.00%) QA
5 6 (12.00%) Degree
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) Document Management
6 5 (10.00%) C#
6 5 (10.00%) SQL
6 5 (10.00%) .NET
6 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.00%) CMS
3 4 (8.00%) Kentico
4 3 (6.00%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (6.00%) Lync
4 3 (6.00%) Umbraco
4 3 (6.00%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.00%) IIS
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MS Office
1 14 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (6.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.00%) assyst
2 1 (2.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) Multicast
3 3 (6.00%) DMZ
4 2 (4.00%) Intranet
4 2 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.00%) NUnit
General
1 6 (12.00%) Legal
2 5 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Advertising
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Consultant
2 12 (24.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Design Consultant
7 3 (6.00%) Senior QA Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Business Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) CSS
1 6 (12.00%) Web Services
1 6 (12.00%) HTML
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
2 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.00%) CSS3
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
5 1 (2.00%) Visualforce
5 1 (2.00%) Ajax
5 1 (2.00%) LINQ
5 1 (2.00%) DHTML
5 1 (2.00%) XML
5 1 (2.00%) COM
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Data Integration
1 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) SCADA
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) AIX
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Solaris
4 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.00%) UNIX
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.00%) Workflow
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) Document Management
4 5 (10.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.00%) ITSM
5 4 (8.00%) MVC
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (6.00%) QMS
6 3 (6.00%) Web Development
6 3 (6.00%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (6.00%) CMMI
7 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) C#
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.00%) Korn
3 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) Apex Code
4 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) VB
4 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) CISA
2 2 (4.00%) CISM
2 2 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) XenApp
2 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) SAP
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco
2 6 (12.00%) Citrix
2 6 (12.00%) Business Objects
2 6 (12.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Symantec
3 5 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (8.00%) VMware
4 4 (8.00%) IBM
4 4 (8.00%) NetApp
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (6.00%) McAfee
5 3 (6.00%) Adobe
6 2 (4.00%) EMC
6 2 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (2.00%) Varonis
7 1 (2.00%) Aveksa
7 1 (2.00%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
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