The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 57 45 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 22.71% 23.68% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 42.54% 43.69% 43.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 36
Average daily rate
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£335 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.74% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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 Basingstoke region.

Vendors Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
134 103 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 53.39% 54.21% 57.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 54 83
Average daily rate £400 £394 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.71% +51.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £40.00 £28.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Basingstoke region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 38 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 37 (38.95%) Windows
3 25 (26.32%) MS Office
4 22 (23.16%) Linux
4 22 (23.16%) VMware
5 20 (21.05%) SQL
6 19 (20.00%) Finance
6 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (18.95%) Management Information System
7 18 (18.95%) .NET
7 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
9 16 (16.84%) C#
9 16 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (15.79%) ITIL
10 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
11 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (13.68%) UNIX
12 13 (13.68%) Release Management
12 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
13 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
13 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
14 10 (10.53%) Change Management
14 10 (10.53%) HTML
14 10 (10.53%) MS Exchange
14 10 (10.53%) Data Mining
14 10 (10.53%) TDD
14 10 (10.53%) Clustering

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 10 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.37%) Node.js
4 5 (5.26%) Lync
4 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.21%) IIS
6 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.11%) CMS
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.05%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (26.32%) MS Office
3 9 (9.47%) MS Project
4 8 (8.42%) MS Visio
5 5 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) VPN
2 4 (4.21%) DNS
2 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.16%) HTTP
3 3 (3.16%) ATM
3 3 (3.16%) SSL
3 3 (3.16%) SSH
3 3 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.11%) LAN
4 2 (2.11%) DHCP
5 1 (1.05%) VoIP
5 1 (1.05%) WAN
5 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.05%) NAS
5 1 (1.05%) DMZ
5 1 (1.05%) Intranet
5 1 (1.05%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) Data Mining
3 6 (6.32%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.16%) DB2
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.11%) MySQL
6 2 (2.11%) MS Access
7 1 (1.05%) OLAP
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.05%) Xcelsius
7 1 (1.05%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.37%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 5 (5.26%) Selenium
4 3 (3.16%) TestComplete
4 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.11%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.05%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.05%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.05%) NuGet
6 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.47%) Financial Institution
4 5 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (38.95%) Analyst
2 10 (10.53%) Data Analyst
2 10 (10.53%) Developer
3 8 (8.42%) Tester
4 7 (7.37%) iOS Developer
5 6 (6.32%) Build Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (4.21%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.16%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.95%) .NET
2 10 (10.53%) HTML
3 8 (8.42%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.42%) Web Services
4 7 (7.37%) RESTful
4 7 (7.37%) HTML5
4 7 (7.37%) iOS SDK
5 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 3 (3.16%) SOAP
5 3 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.16%) Middleware
6 2 (2.11%) XML
7 1 (1.05%) XSL
7 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.05%) WCF
7 1 (1.05%) jQuery
7 1 (1.05%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.05%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.95%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.53%) Clustering
4 8 (8.42%) User Experience
5 7 (7.37%) iPhone
6 6 (6.32%) Mobile App
7 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
8 3 (3.16%) iSeries
8 3 (3.16%) PKI
9 2 (2.11%) AS400
9 2 (2.11%) Replication
9 2 (2.11%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.05%) EPoS
10 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
10 1 (1.05%) Life Science
10 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.95%) Windows
2 22 (23.16%) Linux
3 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (13.68%) UNIX
6 9 (9.47%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.47%) Apple iOS
7 7 (7.37%) AIX
7 7 (7.37%) Solaris
8 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.16%) SUSE
10 2 (2.11%) Android
10 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.79%) ITIL
3 13 (13.68%) Release Management
4 10 (10.53%) Change Management
4 10 (10.53%) TDD
5 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.47%) Scrum
5 9 (9.47%) Cyber Security
6 8 (8.42%) Analytics
7 7 (7.37%) iOS Development
7 7 (7.37%) Information Security
7 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
7 7 (7.37%) Multithreading
7 7 (7.37%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.37%) Information Security Management
7 7 (7.37%) Security Management
8 6 (6.32%) System Testing
8 6 (6.32%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.26%) Line Management
9 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) SQL
2 16 (16.84%) C#
3 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.37%) C
4 7 (7.37%) Objective-C
4 7 (7.37%) C++
4 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.21%) VBScript
5 4 (4.21%) XAML
5 4 (4.21%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.16%) Java
7 1 (1.05%) Perl
7 1 (1.05%) VB
7 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.47%) Degree
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.26%) ISEB
5 4 (4.21%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) CISSP
6 3 (3.16%) MCSE
6 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.16%) GCIA
6 3 (3.16%) GCIH
7 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.11%) MCTS
7 2 (2.11%) MCITP
7 2 (2.11%) MCP
7 2 (2.11%) MCDBA
7 2 (2.11%) VCP4
8 1 (1.05%) MCSA
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.05%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.21%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) SLA
3 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.16%) COSO
3 3 (3.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Server
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (7.37%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.11%) vMotion
4 1 (1.05%) Puppet
4 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.05%) WSUS
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) VMware
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco
3 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.21%) Citrix
5 3 (3.16%) CA
5 3 (3.16%) IBM
5 3 (3.16%) Endeca
5 3 (3.16%) Google
5 3 (3.16%) Coremetrics
5 3 (3.16%) McAfee
6 2 (2.11%) Niku
6 2 (2.11%) Ektron
6 2 (2.11%) HP
6 2 (2.11%) CommVault
7 1 (1.05%) Remedy
7 1 (1.05%) Intel
7 1 (1.05%) Acronis
7 1 (1.05%) F5
7 1 (1.05%) Fujitsu