Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 7 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 44 32 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 13.41% 11.07% 26.30%
As % of the Vendors category 33.08% 28.83% 51.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 85
Luton median daily rate £400 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +29.17% -17.24%
10th Percentile £130 £131 £106
90th Percentile £575 £513 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £306 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -18.33% +25.00% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 12
Luton median hourly rate £50.78 - £14.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.67 £10.30 £25.00
% change year-on-year +13.25% -58.80% +100.00%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Luton.

All Vendors
Luton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 133 111 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 40.55% 38.41% 51.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 68 108
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £272 £261 £179
90th Percentile £602 £588 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £418 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 16
Luton median hourly rate £50.78 £13.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +276.15% -8.47% +25.53%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £13.50 £32.03
% change year-on-year -12.30% -57.85% +146.37%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
2 13 (29.55%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
3 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
4 9 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (18.18%) XenApp
5 8 (18.18%) PCI DSS
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (18.18%) MCSE
5 8 (18.18%) MCSA
5 8 (18.18%) Migration
6 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
6 7 (15.91%) Data Integration
7 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (13.64%) Sitecore
7 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
7 6 (13.64%) Service Design
7 6 (13.64%) Change Management
8 5 (11.36%) Application Packaging
8 5 (11.36%) JIRA
8 5 (11.36%) ITIL
8 5 (11.36%) C#
8 5 (11.36%) Programme Governance
8 5 (11.36%) Remediation Plan

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 (11.36%) Confluence
1 5 (11.36%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SessionCam
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (11.36%) Office 365
3 4 (9.09%) SaaS
4 3 (6.82%) Google Analytics
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (4.55%) OneDrive
5 2 (4.55%) Yammer
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Skype
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) NetScaler
4 2 (4.55%) Network Security
4 2 (4.55%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (6.82%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (6.82%) VectorCAST
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (9.09%) Migration Specialist
4 4 (9.09%) Sitecore Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Digital Architect
5 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Architect
5 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Integration Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (6.82%) AngularJS
2 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (6.82%) Middleware
2 3 (6.82%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (6.82%) RIA
2 3 (6.82%) User Experience
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) VxWorks
2 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Solaris
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.27%) Android
4 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) E-Commerce
1 13 (29.55%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Migration
4 7 (15.91%) Data Integration
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineering
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
5 6 (13.64%) Service Design
6 5 (11.36%) Application Packaging
6 5 (11.36%) ITIL
6 5 (11.36%) Programme Governance
6 5 (11.36%) Remediation Plan
7 4 (9.09%) Low Latency
7 4 (9.09%) SOA
8 3 (6.82%) CMMI
8 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.82%) OO
8 3 (6.82%) UML
8 3 (6.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) C#
2 3 (6.82%) C++
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
3 2 (4.55%) Ada
4 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.27%) C
4 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.27%) Perl
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) Python
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (18.18%) MCSA
2 8 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) CCA
3 4 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.82%) VCAP
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.27%) CCNP
6 1 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) DO-178B
3 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) XenApp
3 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
1 10 (22.73%) VMware
2 9 (20.45%) Citrix
3 6 (13.64%) Sitecore
4 4 (9.09%) Atlassian
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
5 3 (6.82%) Ensighten
5 3 (6.82%) Google
5 3 (6.82%) hybris
6 2 (4.55%) Apple
6 2 (4.55%) GFI Software
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) WatchGuard
7 1 (2.27%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.27%) Cognizant
7 1 (2.27%) CommVault
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) McAfee
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp