Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 20 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
South East > Middlesex
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 11 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 5.79% 9.30% 9.60%
As % of the Vendors category 11.81% 18.75% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 16
Middlesex median daily rate £450 £350 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -11.50% -2.35%
10th Percentile £225 £120 £305
90th Percentile £605 £526 £603
South East median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.08% +6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Middlesex median hourly rate - £33.75 -
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 Middlesex.

All Vendors
Middlesex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 127 176 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 49.03% 49.58% 49.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 91 91
Middlesex median daily rate £430 £413 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +4.17% -1.00%
10th Percentile £278 £313 £263
90th Percentile £574 £528 £494
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.44% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Middlesex median hourly rate - £37.50 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% +11.03%
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £18.50
% change year-on-year +5.43% -12.84% +19.35%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Middlesex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Middlesex

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Middlesex over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Middlesex

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 20 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Billing
5 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Coaching
5 2 (13.33%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Workday
6 1 (6.67%) PMO
6 1 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project Server
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (6.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Gatling
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (6.67%) Selenium
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (13.33%) Billing
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (13.33%) Analyst
1 2 (13.33%) Developer
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Developer
2 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (6.67%) Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) Business Change Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Business Change Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Business Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Change Manager
2 1 (6.67%) DBA
2 1 (6.67%) IT Support
2 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Planning Manager
2 1 (6.67%) PMO Analyst
2 1 (6.67%) Project Administrator
2 1 (6.67%) SQL DBA
2 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Analytics
1 2 (13.33%) Change Management
1 2 (13.33%) Coaching
1 2 (13.33%) Contingency Planning
1 2 (13.33%) DevOps
1 2 (13.33%) Web Application Development
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analytics
2 1 (6.67%) Data Management
2 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
2 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Ansible
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Citrix
1 2 (13.33%) Workday
2 1 (6.67%) Apple
2 1 (6.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.67%) Veracode