The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Street 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 22 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
Somerset / Street
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 2 4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Street - 20.00% 7.69%
As % of the Vendors category - 22.22% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £301 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Street.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Street
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Street 25.00% 90.00% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £575 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Street

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Street 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 Street

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Street

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Street

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Street

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Street

For the 6 months to 22 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 Street region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SCOrch
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Street 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware