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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 14.94% 22.73% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 34.21% 48.08% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate
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£150 £500 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £489
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £551 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £14.04 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.48% +17.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
38 52 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 43.68% 47.27% 57.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 29
Average daily rate £250 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £551 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 9
Average hourly rate £38.75 £14.04 £14.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.99% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £14.04 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £14.04 £15.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 16 (50.00%) MS Office
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
5 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 8 (25.00%) Project Management
6 7 (21.88%) CRM
6 7 (21.88%) Retail
7 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) Finance
8 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (12.50%) Time Management
9 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) MS Project
10 3 (9.38%) Data Entry
10 3 (9.38%) Office 365
10 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
10 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
10 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.38%) Citrix
10 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
10 3 (9.38%) Remedy

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 8 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.38%) Lync
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (50.00%) MS Office
2 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (15.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (12.50%) MS Project
5 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) OSPF
1 2 (6.25%) BGP
1 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
1 2 (6.25%) Network Security
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.13%) Skype
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.13%) Bluetooth
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (9.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (9.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Star Schema
2 2 (6.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (21.88%) Retail
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Author
2 4 (12.50%) Technical Author
2 4 (12.50%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Desktop Manager
3 3 (9.38%) IT Support
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) IT Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Developer
4 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Web Author
4 2 (6.25%) IT Security Consultant
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Director
5 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (3.13%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.63%) HTML
2 2 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) FMCG
2 3 (9.38%) iPad
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) UNIX
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (21.88%) CRM
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 4 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (12.50%) Time Management
6 3 (9.38%) Data Entry
6 3 (9.38%) Refactoring
6 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 2 (6.25%) Information Security
7 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.13%) Customer Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) CCNP
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CISM
2 2 (6.25%) GSEC
3 1 (3.13%) MCDST
3 1 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) PeopleSoft
1 3 (9.38%) Cognos
1 3 (9.38%) Citrix
1 3 (9.38%) Remedy
1 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
2 2 (6.25%) FireEye
2 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com