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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 31.82% 24.39% 33.33%
As % of the Vendors category 58.33% 37.04% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Average daily rate
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£250 - £310
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 - £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
12 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Andover 54.55% 65.85% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 8
Average daily rate £250 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £375 £78
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
3 5 (41.67%) Validation
4 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Management
4 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) MS Project
4 4 (33.33%) QlikView
4 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 4 (33.33%) Data Validation
5 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Andover by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) QlikView
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Project Planner
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
1 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Data Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) COBOL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp