The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 18.59% 21.09% 16.08%
As % of the Vendors category 39.73% 42.47% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 14
Median daily rate £400 £425 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +58.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £150 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Luton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 73 73 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 46.79% 49.66% 35.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 54 37
Median daily rate £480 £425 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% +38.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £31.89 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Luton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Luton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Luton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Luton over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Luton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Luton

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
2 10 (27.03%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (21.62%) Change Management
5 7 (18.92%) Citrix
5 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
6 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
6 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
6 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
6 6 (16.22%) Migration
6 6 (16.22%) XenApp
7 5 (13.51%) Sitecore
7 5 (13.51%) Data Integration
7 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
7 5 (13.51%) Confluence
7 5 (13.51%) Hardware Maintenance
7 5 (13.51%) VMware
7 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.51%) JIRA
7 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (13.51%) MCSE
7 5 (13.51%) MCSA
7 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
7 5 (13.51%) Windows
7 5 (13.51%) .NET
8 4 (10.81%) SCCM
8 4 (10.81%) Web Development

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (13.51%) Confluence
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) CMS
3 2 (5.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (16.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.70%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) SaaS
2 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
1 2 (5.41%) NetScaler
1 2 (5.41%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) BIG-IP
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.70%) DHCP
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) JIRA
2 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.41%) Bitbucket
2 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.41%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (5.41%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
2 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Technical Architect
4 5 (13.51%) IT Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Supplier Manager
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Integration Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Migration Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Citrix Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Governance Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) IT Governance Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Sitecore Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
3 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
3 3 (8.11%) jQuery
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) RESTful
4 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) REST
5 1 (2.70%) SOAP
5 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.11%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) RIA
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) VxWorks
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) E-Commerce
2 10 (27.03%) Project Management
3 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (21.62%) Change Management
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.22%) Supplier Management
6 5 (13.51%) Data Integration
6 5 (13.51%) Hardware Maintenance
6 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.81%) Service Design
7 4 (10.81%) Web Development
8 3 (8.11%) Application Packaging
8 3 (8.11%) Data Architecture
8 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (8.11%) ITIL
8 3 (8.11%) MVC
8 3 (8.11%) Open Source
8 3 (8.11%) SOA
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) C#
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Ada
2 2 (5.41%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.70%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) MCSA
1 5 (13.51%) MCSE
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCA
2 2 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) VCAP
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (2.70%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.70%) GPG13
3 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) XenApp
2 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.70%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Citrix
2 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.51%) Sitecore
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Atlassian
5 3 (8.11%) hybris
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Remedy
7 1 (2.70%) AppSense
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Ensighten
7 1 (2.70%) F5
7 1 (2.70%) Google
7 1 (2.70%) Lotus
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
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