The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Staines region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 1 6
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 8.23% 17.71% 14.50%
As % of the Vendors category 25.49% 46.27% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £415 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +58.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £7.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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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 Staines region.

Vendors Category
Staines
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
51 67 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staines 32.28% 38.29% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 18
Average daily rate £325 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Staines

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Staines region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Staines

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Staines

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Staines region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Staines

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Staines

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Staines region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Staines

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staines

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staines 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 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
3 4 (21.05%) Project Management
4 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) Marketing
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 3 (15.79%) BPMN
4 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.79%) Process Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Lync
4 3 (15.79%) Change Control
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
5 2 (10.53%) PowerPivot
5 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Staines by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Staines 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 3 (15.79%) Lync
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.53%) Open Workbench
2 2 (10.53%) PowerPivot
3 1 (5.26%) MS Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) DMZ
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) NAS
1 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
1 1 (5.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Power View
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Business Process Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Process Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Financial Business Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Financial Services Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) PMO Manager
3 2 (10.53%) PMO Lead
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) MI Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE
1 4 (21.05%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) BPMN
2 3 (15.79%) Test Automation
2 3 (15.79%) Process Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Change Control
2 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
2 3 (15.79%) Test Management
3 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (10.53%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) Demand Management
3 2 (10.53%) Waterfall
3 2 (10.53%) Data Modelling
3 2 (10.53%) SEO
3 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) PMP
2 2 (10.53%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) SCOM
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Sun
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) AppSense
3 1 (5.26%) Polycom
3 1 (5.26%) Tandberg
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco