The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Windsor region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Windsor 1.92% - 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 4.17% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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 Windsor region.

Vendors Category
Windsor
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Windsor 46.15% 62.96% 62.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Average daily rate £425 £445 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +16.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £421 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £469 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Windsor

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Windsor region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Windsor

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Windsor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Windsor region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Windsor

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Windsor

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Windsor region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Windsor

Microsoft
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Windsor

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Windsor 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Endur
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Windsor by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Windsor 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 2 (66.67%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) CRM Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Delivery Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL