The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Street region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 - 2
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Street 43.75% - 20.00%
As % of the Vendors category 53.85% - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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 Street region.

Vendors Category
Street
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Street 81.25% 66.67% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 1
Average daily rate £250 £513 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +241.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Street

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Street

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Street

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Street

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Street

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Street region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Street

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Street

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Street

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Street

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Street 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 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) LDAP
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
4 2 (28.57%) Apple
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Nagios
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Mitel
4 2 (28.57%) SAP Business One
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
4 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X Server
4 2 (28.57%) ProCurve
4 2 (28.57%) Infor
4 2 (28.57%) Android

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Street by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Street 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 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LDAP
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) IT Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Streaming Video
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS X Server
2 2 (28.57%) Android
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Kerio MailServer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Apple
1 2 (28.57%) Mitel
1 2 (28.57%) SonicWALL
1 2 (28.57%) ProCurve
1 2 (28.57%) Infor
1 2 (28.57%) NEC
1 2 (28.57%) Kerio
2 1 (14.29%) TOWER Software
2 1 (14.29%) Lotus
2 1 (14.29%) Adobe