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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
London / Uxbridge
Rank 1 1 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 28.21% 21.43% 6.78%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 31.03% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £118 £211 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.37% -11.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
22 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 56.41% 69.05% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 18
Median daily rate £350 £310 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £128 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £395 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +32.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Uxbridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Uxbridge region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Uxbridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) Windows
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
4 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (28.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (24.00%) Xerox
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) Military
5 6 (24.00%) Document Management
6 5 (20.00%) Banking
6 5 (20.00%) Web Development
6 5 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (20.00%) Firewall
6 5 (20.00%) HP
6 5 (20.00%) .NET
6 5 (20.00%) C#
6 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (20.00%) Case Management
6 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (20.00%) Analytics
7 4 (16.00%) XenApp
7 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (16.00%) Citrix
7 4 (16.00%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (28.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) InDesign
3 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) DHCP
3 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.00%) BGP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) OSPF
5 1 (4.00%) Broadband
5 1 (4.00%) NAS
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Military
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
5 2 (8.00%) Legal
6 1 (4.00%) Back Office
6 1 (4.00%) Law
6 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Junior
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
3 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 6 (24.00%) Junior Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Junior Web Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Web Developer
5 4 (16.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Field Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Field Service Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Project Leader
7 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) .NET
1 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) FMCG
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Unix
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Document Management
2 5 (20.00%) Analytics
2 5 (20.00%) Case Management
2 5 (20.00%) Web Development
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.00%) Escalation Management
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
5 2 (8.00%) Security Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) People Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) MCITP
1 3 (12.00%) MCSE
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CISM
2 2 (8.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) COBIT
1 2 (8.00%) ISO27002
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (16.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) UAG
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Xerox
2 5 (20.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
4 3 (12.00%) Veeam
5 2 (8.00%) FireEye
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (8.00%) Sourcefire
6 1 (4.00%) Adobe
6 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.00%) Google
6 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle