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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 8.00% 10.06% 6.63%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 19.51% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Median daily rate £363 £338 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.39% -14.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £225 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

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 Middlesex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 65 82 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 52.00% 51.57% 46.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 47
Median daily rate £376 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.12% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £13.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 30 March 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 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 12 (37.50%) Finance
5 11 (34.38%) Legal
5 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
6 8 (25.00%) Citrix
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco
7 7 (21.88%) Dell
7 7 (21.88%) Sophos
7 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
7 7 (21.88%) WSUS
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.63%) MS Office
10 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (12.50%) MCSE
10 4 (12.50%) Change Management
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.50%) Degree
10 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
10 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
11 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (9.38%) Data Management
11 3 (9.38%) Document Management

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 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Documentum
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (15.63%) MS Office
3 4 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (6.25%) MS Project
6 1 (3.13%) PTC Creo
6 1 (3.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.13%) GIS
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.13%) Power BI
3 1 (3.13%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 11 (34.38%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (46.88%) Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Support Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Desktop Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support
3 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Administrator
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Master Data Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Process Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Wintel Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) SCCM Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SSIS Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) SSRS Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) System Design Authority
5 2 (6.25%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) e-Learning
4 2 (6.25%) Learning Management System
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
8 2 (6.25%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.13%) Linux
9 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Data Management
3 3 (9.38%) Document Management
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
3 3 (9.38%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Analytics
4 2 (6.25%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) MCSE
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.25%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) WSUS
2 3 (9.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) VMware
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) Dell
3 7 (21.88%) Sophos
4 2 (6.25%) Adobe
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) PTC
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Tableau