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 26 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
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 15 3
Rank change year-on-year +3 -12  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 5.43% 6.94% 13.98%
As % of the Vendors category 10.00% 14.29% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £475 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -8.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £265 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £543 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
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 Middlesex.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 50 84 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 54.35% 48.55% 47.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 44
Median daily rate £435 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.29% +22.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £325 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

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 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 26 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Time Management
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows NT
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
6 2 (12.50%) MCSE
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Legal
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery

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 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Master Data Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Process Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Applications Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Delivery Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 2 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Business Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
4 1 (6.25%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Project Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
3 1 (6.25%) Learning Management System
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows NT
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Business Process Modelling
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Monte Carlo Method
4 1 (6.25%) Order to Cash
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Project Governance
4 1 (6.25%) Record to Report
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PMO
2 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Dell
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Sophos
2 1 (6.25%) Tableau
Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago