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 3 months to 24 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
London / Uxbridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 11 8
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 11.86% 3.33% 12.00%
As % of the Vendors category 16.28% 8.00% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £450 £600 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +84.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
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 Uxbridge.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Uxbridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 43 25 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 72.88% 41.67% 54.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 20
Median daily rate £70 £379 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -81.51% +34.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £18.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.31%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Uxbridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Uxbridge 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 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 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 24 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 Uxbridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Google
3 4 (26.67%) Adobe
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Photoshop
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (26.67%) InDesign
3 4 (26.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Replication
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) MS Access
4 3 (20.00%) MCSE
4 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

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 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (26.67%) InDesign
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (26.67%) Photoshop
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MS Access
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Designer
1 4 (26.67%) Print Designer
1 4 (26.67%) Web Designer
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory Expert
2 3 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Subject Matter Expert
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Project Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Leader
4 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Junior
4 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
1 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Change Management
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
1 3 (20.00%) Release Management
1 3 (20.00%) SDLC
1 3 (20.00%) Server Building
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe
1 4 (26.67%) Google
2 3 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Snow
3 1 (6.67%) VMware