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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 8.77% 19.67% 10.10%
As % of the Vendors category 18.52% 33.33% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 8
Average daily rate
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£238 £255 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% -43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £183 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £383 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £8.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
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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
27 36 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 47.37% 59.02% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 26 38
Average daily rate £315 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £248 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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
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 29 January 2015, 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 23 (52.27%) MS Office
2 22 (50.00%) Windows
3 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 17 (38.64%) ITIL
5 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
5 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
6 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
6 9 (20.45%) Retail
7 8 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
7 8 (18.18%) Remedy
8 7 (15.91%) Citrix
8 7 (15.91%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.91%) SAP
8 7 (15.91%) Android
8 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
9 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
9 6 (13.64%) FMCG
9 6 (13.64%) MCP
9 6 (13.64%) McAfee
10 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
10 5 (11.36%) SCADA
11 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
11 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
11 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
11 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (52.27%) MS Office
2 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) LAN
1 3 (6.82%) Network Security
2 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) DMZ
3 1 (2.27%) MPLS
3 1 (2.27%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.27%) ADSL
3 1 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) VoIP
3 1 (2.27%) WLAN
3 1 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MS Access
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.27%) Star Schema
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (20.45%) Retail
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Service Analyst
3 7 (15.91%) Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Security Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Support
6 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Release Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.27%) Administrator
9 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (2.27%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 6 (13.64%) FMCG
4 5 (11.36%) SCADA
5 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.55%) EPoS
7 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
7 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Statistics
7 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 7 (15.91%) Android
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.91%) Apple iOS
6 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) Linux
8 1 (2.27%) UNIX
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) E-Commerce
3 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.09%) Service Management
3 4 (9.09%) ITSM
4 2 (4.55%) Information Security
4 2 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.55%) Line Management
4 2 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Time Management
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.27%) Logistics
5 1 (2.27%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.27%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) MCP
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (4.55%) PMP
3 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) COBIT
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Remedy
2 7 (15.91%) Citrix
2 7 (15.91%) SAP
3 6 (13.64%) McAfee
4 3 (6.82%) Symantec
5 1 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) Altiris