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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Street 5.88% 25.00% -
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate - £355 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Somerset

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
7 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Street 41.18% 75.00% 83.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 1
Average daily rate £338 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
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 14 Related IT Skills in Street

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
1 1 (100.00%) Rally

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Street by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Release Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Rally