The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Uxbridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 16.95% 16.67% 14.52%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 33.33% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 7
Average daily rate £281 £238 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £228 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £248 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Microsoft
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Uxbridge region.

Vendors Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
30 33 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 50.85% 50.00% 46.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 21
Average daily rate £344 £325 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £8.50 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.56% +5.45%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Uxbridge region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 17 (68.00%) MS Office
2 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) VPN
5 8 (32.00%) LAN
5 8 (32.00%) WAN
5 8 (32.00%) French Language
6 7 (28.00%) Cisco
6 7 (28.00%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
8 5 (20.00%) Android
8 5 (20.00%) iPad
8 5 (20.00%) Internet
8 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) Retail
10 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (12.00%) SLA
10 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (12.00%) SQL
10 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
10 3 (12.00%) .NET
10 3 (12.00%) C#
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) MS Project
10 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
11 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (8.00%) NHibernate

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Uxbridge 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) LiveLink
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (68.00%) MS Office
2 13 (52.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (12.00%) MS Project
4 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) VPN
2 8 (32.00%) LAN
2 8 (32.00%) WAN
3 7 (28.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) SMTP
6 1 (4.00%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.00%) SQLBase
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Moq
1 2 (8.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (32.00%) French Language
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Automotive
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) IT Support
2 4 (16.00%) Coordinator
2 4 (16.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (16.00%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (12.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Support Specialist
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Junior PMO
5 1 (4.00%) Junior Project Planner
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Planner
5 1 (4.00%) PMO Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (8.00%) Castle Windsor
2 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
2 2 (8.00%) NHibernate
3 1 (4.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) iPad
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Economics
3 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Android
2 4 (16.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (8.00%) BDD
1 2 (8.00%) Dependency Injection
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL
1 2 (8.00%) MVC
1 2 (8.00%) Project Management
1 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (8.00%) TDD
1 2 (8.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (4.00%) Change Management
2 1 (4.00%) Coaching
2 1 (4.00%) Database Theory
2 1 (4.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (4.00%) Document Management
2 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database Theory
2 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.00%) Telemarketing
2 1 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C#
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
1 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (4.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Avaya
3 1 (4.00%) Dell
3 1 (4.00%) Fujitsu
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Intel
3 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.00%) Symantec
3 1 (4.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Xamarin