The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Thames Valley region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank - 3 4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley - 14.29% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category - 28.57% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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 Thames Valley region.

Vendors Category
Thames Valley
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Thames Valley 56.25% 50.00% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £325 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +16.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £505 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the Thames Valley