The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Uxbridge region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 13.00% 8.14% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 31.71% 14.00% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 10
Average daily rate
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£488 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £325 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £325 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.04 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
41 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 41.00% 58.14% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 22
Average daily rate £419 £390 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.37% +51.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £254 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 3
Average hourly rate £14.04 £13.40 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% +3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) ITIL
3 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) Retail
4 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
4 14 (60.87%) MS Office
5 13 (56.52%) E-Commerce
5 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
5 13 (56.52%) Citrix
5 13 (56.52%) Remedy
5 13 (56.52%) Blackberry
5 13 (56.52%) Android
5 13 (56.52%) Windows Vista
5 13 (56.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (13.04%) Firewall
8 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
9 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
9 2 (8.70%) CISSP
9 2 (8.70%) MS Project
9 2 (8.70%) CISA
9 2 (8.70%) Cisco
9 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (8.70%) Finance
9 2 (8.70%) VMware
9 2 (8.70%) Time Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) MS Project Server
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project
4 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
General
1 15 (65.22%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Service Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
3 13 (56.52%) Apple iOS
3 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
3 13 (56.52%) Windows Vista
3 13 (56.52%) Android
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) ITIL
2 13 (56.52%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Database Security
5 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow Management
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CISA
1 2 (8.70%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) UAG
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Citrix
1 13 (56.52%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) Ariba
3 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
3 1 (4.35%) Aveksa
3 1 (4.35%) Varonis
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