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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 11.65% 7.87% 12.40%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 12.96% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 9
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 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Uxbridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
42 54 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 40.78% 60.67% 38.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 24
Average daily rate £400 £388 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
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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 24 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 24 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) ITIL
3 15 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 14 (60.87%) Retail
5 13 (56.52%) MS Office
5 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
6 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
6 12 (52.17%) Android
6 12 (52.17%) E-Commerce
6 12 (52.17%) Windows XP
6 12 (52.17%) Citrix
6 12 (52.17%) Remedy
6 12 (52.17%) Blackberry
6 12 (52.17%) Windows Vista
7 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (13.04%) Firewall
10 3 (13.04%) MS Project
10 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
10 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (8.70%) MS Project Server
11 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
11 2 (8.70%) Finance
11 2 (8.70%) VMware
11 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
11 2 (8.70%) CISSP
11 2 (8.70%) CISA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) MS Project Server
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (56.52%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (13.04%) 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 14 (60.87%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Service Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Server Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Supply Chain Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 12 (52.17%) Apple iOS
3 12 (52.17%) Android
3 12 (52.17%) Windows XP
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Vista
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) ITIL
2 12 (52.17%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Database Security
5 1 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
5 1 (4.35%) Business Process Mapping
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Security Management
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow Management
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) CISSP
1 2 (8.70%) CISA
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
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 12 (52.17%) Citrix
1 12 (52.17%) Remedy
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Varonis
3 1 (4.35%) Aveksa
3 1 (4.35%) Ariba
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
3 1 (4.35%) Planview