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 28 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
London / Uxbridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 7 1
Rank change year-on-year +5 -6  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Uxbridge 17.31% 14.47% 26.32%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 30.56% 46.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £328 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £8.75 £13.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 27 36 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Uxbridge 51.92% 47.37% 56.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 12
Median daily rate £500 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £118 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 4
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £13.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 28 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 Uxbridge region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Case Management
4 5 (22.73%) Xerox
4 5 (22.73%) Military
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 5 (22.73%) C#
4 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 5 (22.73%) Document Management
4 5 (22.73%) Web Development
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
5 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (18.18%) MS Office
5 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.64%) Adobe
6 3 (13.64%) InDesign
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange

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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (13.64%) InDesign
2 3 (13.64%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) NAS
2 1 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
1 5 (22.73%) Military
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 2 (9.09%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Junior
2 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Junior Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Junior Web Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Designer
4 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Print Designer
4 3 (13.64%) Web Designer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Project Leader
5 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) PKI
3 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Analytics
1 5 (22.73%) Case Management
1 5 (22.73%) Document Management
1 5 (22.73%) Web Development
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 3 (13.64%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.09%) Escalation Management
4 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) Server Building
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) People Management
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCITP
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Xerox
2 3 (13.64%) Adobe
2 3 (13.64%) Google
3 2 (9.09%) CA
3 2 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) Snow
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
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