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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 18.60% 17.78% 10.42%
As % of the Vendors category 29.63% 32.65% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 7
Average daily rate
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£238 £255 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% -51.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £183 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £421 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 3
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
54 49 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 62.79% 54.44% 43.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 29
Average daily rate £368 £375 £508
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -26.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £199 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.09 £14.04 £9.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% +42.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Uxbridge region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Uxbridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (56.25%) MS Office
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 18 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
4 13 (27.08%) Retail
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 12 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 12 (25.00%) Remedy
6 11 (22.92%) Citrix
6 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
6 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
6 11 (22.92%) Android
7 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (14.58%) SAP
10 6 (12.50%) McAfee
10 6 (12.50%) MCP
10 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 6 (12.50%) FMCG
10 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 5 (10.42%) SCADA
12 4 (8.33%) Service Management
12 4 (8.33%) ITSM
12 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
12 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
12 4 (8.33%) Smartphone

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (56.25%) MS Office
2 9 (18.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) LAN
1 3 (6.25%) Network Security
2 2 (4.17%) WAN
2 2 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.08%) MPLS
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
3 1 (2.08%) DMZ
3 1 (2.08%) NAS
3 1 (2.08%) VoIP
3 1 (2.08%) WLAN
3 1 (2.08%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.08%) MS Access
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (27.08%) Retail
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Security Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Desktop Support
5 5 (10.42%) Technical Support
6 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Release Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.08%) IT Support Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Support Team Leader
9 1 (2.08%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (2.08%) Support Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.08%) Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 18 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 6 (12.50%) FMCG
4 5 (10.42%) SCADA
5 4 (8.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (4.17%) EPoS
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.08%) Statistics
7 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 13 (27.08%) Windows XP
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 11 (22.92%) Android
5 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.08%) Linux
9 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.33%) ITSM
3 4 (8.33%) Service Management
3 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.17%) Line Management
4 2 (4.17%) Information Security
5 1 (2.08%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.08%) Logistics
5 1 (2.08%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.08%) CRM
5 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.08%) Refactoring
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) MCP
2 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.17%) PMP
3 2 (4.17%) PMI Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Remedy
2 11 (22.92%) Citrix
3 7 (14.58%) SAP
4 6 (12.50%) McAfee
5 3 (6.25%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Cognos
6 1 (2.08%) Altiris
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
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