The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Andover region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 7 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 12.82% 15.38% 26.32%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 20.00% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£390 £135 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+188.88% -58.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Andover region.

Vendors Category
Andover
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 64.10% 76.92% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 9
Average daily rate £400 £415 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +23.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £355 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £420 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Andover

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Andover region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Andover

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Andover region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Andover

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Andover

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Andover

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Andover region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
4 3 (30.00%) Electronics
4 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Andover by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Andover region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) H.323
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (30.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Quality Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) QA Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Planner
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior PHP Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) Ajax
1 1 (10.00%) Zend Framework
1 1 (10.00%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (10.00%) jQuery
1 1 (10.00%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Debian
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (30.00%) Requirements Management
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Zend