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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 10 2 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 9.86% 27.71% 8.03%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 46.00% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate £328 £353 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +1.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £8.75 £13.09 £14.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.12% -6.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
Microsoft
London

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
28 50 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Uxbridge 39.44% 60.24% 53.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 51
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £189 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.09 £14.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.21% -6.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 2016, 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 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) .NET
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
3 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) Retail
5 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (17.65%) SLA
5 3 (17.65%) Apple
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) OOP
5 3 (17.65%) jQuery
5 3 (17.65%) LINQ
5 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
6 2 (11.76%) Moq
6 2 (11.76%) Kaspersky
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Uxbridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
3 3 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.88%) SMTP
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.76%) Moq
3 2 (11.76%) ReSharper
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
3 2 (11.76%) French Language
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Coordinator
2 4 (23.53%) Project Coordinator
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) C# Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) Telemarketer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
1 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
1 5 (29.41%) Entity Framework
2 3 (17.65%) AngularJS
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) LINQ
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (11.76%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (11.76%) NHibernate
4 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) TDD
2 3 (17.65%) OOP
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) BDD
3 2 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Telemarketing
3 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Coaching
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
1 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Apple
2 2 (11.76%) Adobe
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco
2 2 (11.76%) Dell
2 2 (11.76%) Fujitsu
2 2 (11.76%) Google
2 2 (11.76%) HP
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Intel
2 2 (11.76%) Kaspersky
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) Xamarin