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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 16 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 6.83% 10.37% 9.38%
As % of the Vendors category 14.47% 21.52% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 13
Median daily rate £405 £351 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.30% -14.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £151 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £413 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +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
76 79 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 47.20% 48.17% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 46 64
Median daily rate £400 £350 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £187 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £452 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.37% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £18.25 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.10 £18.00 £17.81
% change year-on-year
+11.68% +1.09%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
4 6 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 6 (23.08%) SAP
4 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 6 (23.08%) OOP
4 6 (23.08%) TDD
4 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
4 6 (23.08%) LINQ
4 6 (23.08%) jQuery
4 6 (23.08%) SOLID
5 5 (19.23%) Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (19.23%) SCCM
5 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (19.23%) Entity Framework
5 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
5 5 (19.23%) MS Access
5 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) Change Management
6 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (15.38%) Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Maximo
6 4 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) Project Management
6 4 (15.38%) MS Project
6 4 (15.38%) MS Office

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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 2 (7.69%) EPiServer CMS
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 4 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (15.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Maximo
2 3 (11.54%) SAP SRM
3 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.85%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (3.85%) Sage 1000
3 1 (3.85%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) FCoE
1 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) MS Access
3 4 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (11.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Visual Studio
2 5 (19.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.54%) Ant
3 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 3 (11.54%) Hudson
3 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
3 3 (11.54%) Maven
3 3 (11.54%) Subversion
4 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 4 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (15.38%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) EPiServer Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Transition Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Procurement Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) .NET Framework
2 6 (23.08%) jQuery
2 6 (23.08%) LINQ
3 5 (19.23%) AngularJS
3 5 (19.23%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) ODBC
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) WPF
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.54%) Learning Management System
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) VMS
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) OOP
1 6 (23.08%) SOLID
1 6 (23.08%) TDD
2 5 (19.23%) Change Management
2 5 (19.23%) Procure-to-Pay
3 4 (15.38%) Data Management
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (11.54%) Use Case
5 2 (7.69%) Analytics
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) C#
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (15.38%) Python
5 3 (11.54%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) MCSE
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.85%) PMP
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Docker
3 2 (7.69%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.85%) KVM
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) Ansible
2 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) SAP
2 3 (11.54%) Ariba
2 3 (11.54%) Dell
2 3 (11.54%) Splunk
3 2 (7.69%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Northgate
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Orchard
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) Sage
4 1 (3.85%) Siemens
4 1 (3.85%) VMware