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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 12 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 26.67% 6.09% 6.80%
As % of the Vendors category 46.51% 11.86% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£353 £346 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -7.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.09 £14.04 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
43 59 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 57.33% 51.30% 49.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 43 44
Average daily rate £300 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.09 £14.04 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% -32.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 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 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 14 (42.42%) MS Office
4 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
5 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Retail
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (21.21%) MS Project
8 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
8 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
8 7 (21.21%) Finance
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (12.12%) QA
10 4 (12.12%) Time Management
10 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
10 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
10 4 (12.12%) SAP
10 4 (12.12%) CRM
11 3 (9.09%) Linux
11 3 (9.09%) MCP
11 3 (9.09%) Citrix
11 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (9.09%) Remedy
11 3 (9.09%) Service Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (21.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Office
2 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (21.21%) MS Project
4 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) LAN
1 2 (6.06%) WAN
1 2 (6.06%) SAN
1 2 (6.06%) Wireless
1 2 (6.06%) NAS
2 1 (3.03%) ADSL
2 1 (3.03%) DMZ
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
2 1 (3.03%) MPLS
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) VoIP
2 1 (3.03%) WLAN
General
1 9 (27.27%) Retail
2 7 (21.21%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Desktop Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.06%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 1 (3.03%) Deployment Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) FMCG
2 3 (9.09%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) CCTV
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.06%) UNIX
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) PRINCE2
2 9 (27.27%) ITIL
3 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (21.21%) Risk Management
5 5 (15.15%) Risk Analysis
5 5 (15.15%) Project Management
6 4 (12.12%) CRM
6 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 4 (12.12%) Performance Management
7 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 3 (9.09%) ITSM
7 3 (9.09%) Service Management
8 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Change Management
8 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
8 1 (3.03%) Operations Management
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) SAP
2 3 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 3 (9.09%) Citrix
2 3 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (3.03%) McAfee
3 1 (3.03%) VMware
3 1 (3.03%) Altiris
3 1 (3.03%) Juniper
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Symantec
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco