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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 26.47% 15.79% 18.07%
As % of the Vendors category 45.00% 37.50% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 11
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£450 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £329 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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 Uxbridge region.

Vendors Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
80 32 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 58.82% 42.11% 51.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 24
Average daily rate £401 £428 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +17.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £376 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 5 3
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014, 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 28 (57.14%) MS Office
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (46.94%) ITIL
3 23 (46.94%) Windows 7
4 22 (44.90%) Active Directory
5 19 (38.78%) Retail
6 18 (36.73%) Remedy
7 17 (34.69%) Blackberry
7 17 (34.69%) Citrix
7 17 (34.69%) E-Commerce
7 17 (34.69%) Windows XP
7 17 (34.69%) Windows Vista
7 17 (34.69%) Apple iOS
7 17 (34.69%) Android
8 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
9 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
10 5 (10.20%) McAfee
10 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
10 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (10.20%) SCADA
11 4 (8.16%) Network Security
11 4 (8.16%) MCP
11 4 (8.16%) SAP
12 3 (6.12%) Finance
12 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
12 3 (6.12%) Information Security
12 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
12 3 (6.12%) QA
12 3 (6.12%) FMCG

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) IIS
Applications
1 28 (57.14%) MS Office
2 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Network Security
2 1 (2.04%) Firewall
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) LAN
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.04%) Star Schema
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) MS Access
1 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 19 (38.78%) Retail
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (48.98%) Analyst
2 20 (40.82%) Service Analyst
2 20 (40.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Security Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.12%) Release Manager
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (4.08%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) IT Support
7 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 25 (51.02%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (34.69%) Blackberry
3 5 (10.20%) SCADA
4 3 (6.12%) FMCG
4 3 (6.12%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.08%) EPoS
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 23 (46.94%) Windows 7
3 17 (34.69%) Windows XP
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Vista
3 17 (34.69%) Apple iOS
3 17 (34.69%) Android
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) ITIL
2 17 (34.69%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.12%) Information Security
3 3 (6.12%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.08%) Logistics
4 2 (4.08%) Time Management
4 2 (4.08%) ITSM
4 2 (4.08%) Service Management
5 1 (2.04%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.04%) Workflow
5 1 (2.04%) Security Management
5 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.04%) CRM
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) C
1 1 (2.04%) SQL
1 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
1 1 (2.04%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) MCP
2 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) CISSP
2 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.08%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (4.08%) CISA
3 1 (2.04%) CISM
3 1 (2.04%) PMP
3 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) MCTS
3 1 (2.04%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (44.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Remedy
2 17 (34.69%) Citrix
3 5 (10.20%) McAfee
4 4 (8.16%) SAP
5 2 (4.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.04%) Ariba
6 1 (2.04%) Cognos
6 1 (2.04%) Aveksa
6 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.04%) Varonis
6 1 (2.04%) SonicWALL