Period
to 20 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 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
Hillingdon > Uxbridge
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 19.23% 17.70% 16.77%
As % of the Vendors category 33.78% 31.25% 32.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 14
Uxbridge median daily rate £338 £418 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.16% +97.63% -48.79%
10th Percentile £129 £116 £130
90th Percentile £429 £499 £275
Hillingdon median daily rate £313 £420 £250
% change year-on-year -25.60% +68.00% -44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Uxbridge median hourly rate - - £32.50
Hillingdon median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 Uxbridge.

All Vendors
Uxbridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 74 64 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 56.92% 56.64% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 48
Uxbridge median daily rate £318 £383 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.99% +39.09% -32.72%
10th Percentile £65 £140 £154
90th Percentile £450 £494 £490
Hillingdon median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Uxbridge median hourly rate £30.00 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.66% +17.50% +42.45%
Hillingdon median hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -8.51% +17.50% +42.45%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Uxbridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Uxbridge

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Uxbridge

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Uxbridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Uxbridge

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 Uxbridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (20.00%) LAN
5 5 (20.00%) CCNA
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 5 (20.00%) WAN
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.00%) Internet
6 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (12.00%) MS Access
7 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (12.00%) Retail
7 3 (12.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (12.00%) Release Management
7 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Uxbridge 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 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) LAN
1 5 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.00%) Internet
2 4 (16.00%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (12.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (8.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) DNS
5 1 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (4.00%) SNMP
5 1 (4.00%) SSH
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (12.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) ICT Administrator
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.00%) Release Manager
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) EPoS Manager
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) EPoS
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Media Streaming
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.00%) Android
4 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (4.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Release Management
3 3 (12.00%) SDLC
4 1 (4.00%) BCP
4 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) Dashboard Development
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) ETL Development
4 1 (4.00%) High Availability
4 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Software Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) MBA
4 1 (4.00%) CCDE
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE Wireless
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco CME
1 1 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Apple
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) AppDynamics
6 1 (4.00%) Gemalto
6 1 (4.00%) Lotus
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Snow
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds