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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 28.00% 10.34% 23.08%
As % of the Vendors category 70.00% 15.79% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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£390 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 - £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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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
10 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 40.00% 65.52% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate £377 £420 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £382 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Andover

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) MS Project
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
3 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) Java
3 2 (22.22%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) Web Services
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Andover by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) H.323
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Planner
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) PHP Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior PHP Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) Ajax
2 1 (11.11%) Zend Framework
2 1 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
2 1 (11.11%) jQuery
2 1 (11.11%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Debian
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 3 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Planning
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) PHP5
2 1 (11.11%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
1 2 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Zend