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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 12.00% 33.33% 29.73%
As % of the Vendors category 12.50% 60.00% 57.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £170 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.11% -15.62%
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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
24 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 96.00% 55.56% 51.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 8
Average daily rate £400 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £170 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £462 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.03 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-0.16% -3.84%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Andover

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Andover region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 October 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 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) MODAF
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) BC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 3 (25.00%) Military
6 3 (25.00%) Electronics
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) C
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) PHP
7 2 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (16.67%) Apache

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Andover by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (16.67%) Apache
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) GlassFish
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) SSL
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) H.323
2 1 (8.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (25.00%) Military
1 3 (25.00%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) QA Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Security Risk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior PHP Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Commercial Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Zend Framework
1 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) Laravel
1 1 (8.33%) SAML
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) MODAF
1 5 (41.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Requirements Management
2 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) Monte Carlo Method
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) OO PHP
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
4 1 (8.33%) SOA
4 1 (8.33%) OO
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) PHP5
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) BC Cleared
4 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) PgMP
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) Shibboleth
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Zend
3 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) CA
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) VMware