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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 53 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 21.40% 26.11% 26.24%
As % of the Vendors category 42.28% 45.30% 48.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 37
Average daily rate
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£335 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
123 117 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 50.62% 57.64% 53.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 80
Average daily rate £413 £350 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £208 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 10
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 £15.75 £13.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 43 (47.78%) MS Excel
2 38 (42.22%) Windows
3 27 (30.00%) MS Office
4 22 (24.44%) VMware
5 21 (23.33%) SQL
6 20 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (21.11%) Finance
8 18 (20.00%) Management Information System
9 17 (18.89%) Team Foundation Server
10 16 (17.78%) PowerShell
10 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
10 16 (17.78%) Linux
10 16 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 15 (16.67%) ITIL
11 15 (16.67%) Release Management
12 12 (13.33%) Telecoms
12 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (12.22%) .NET
13 11 (12.22%) Data Mining
13 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
13 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (11.11%) Clustering
14 10 (11.11%) MS Exchange
14 10 (11.11%) Change Management
15 9 (10.00%) Financial Institution
15 9 (10.00%) MS Project
15 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
15 9 (10.00%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (5.56%) Lync
5 4 (4.44%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.44%) IIS
6 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.22%) CMS
8 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.11%) Documentum
8 1 (1.11%) SAS
8 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (47.78%) MS Excel
2 27 (30.00%) MS Office
3 9 (10.00%) MS Project
4 8 (8.89%) MS Visio
5 6 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) Google Analytics
2 2 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.89%) VPN
2 4 (4.44%) DNS
2 4 (4.44%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.33%) SSL
3 3 (3.33%) SSH
3 3 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.33%) ATM
3 3 (3.33%) HTTP
4 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.22%) DHCP
4 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.11%) LAN
5 1 (1.11%) VoIP
5 1 (1.11%) WAN
5 1 (1.11%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.11%) NAS
5 1 (1.11%) DMZ
5 1 (1.11%) Intranet
5 1 (1.11%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.22%) Data Mining
3 5 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.44%) DB2
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.33%) MS Access
6 2 (2.22%) MySQL
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 6 (6.67%) Selenium
3 4 (4.44%) TestComplete
4 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.11%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.11%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.11%) NuGet
6 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 19 (21.11%) Finance
2 12 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 9 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 6 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 38 (42.22%) Analyst
2 11 (12.22%) Data Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Tester
4 7 (7.78%) Build Engineer
5 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Consultant
6 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.44%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.44%) Project Coordinator
7 4 (4.44%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.33%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.22%) .NET
2 8 (8.89%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.44%) SOAP
3 4 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (4.44%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (4.44%) HTML
4 3 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.11%) XML
5 1 (1.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.11%) Clustering
4 6 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.44%) iSeries
6 3 (3.33%) PKI
6 3 (3.33%) AS400
7 2 (2.22%) Replication
7 2 (2.22%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.11%) User Experience
8 1 (1.11%) EPoS
8 1 (1.11%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
8 1 (1.11%) Life Science
8 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (42.22%) Windows
2 20 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (17.78%) Linux
3 16 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.78%) AIX
5 7 (7.78%) Solaris
6 6 (6.67%) UNIX
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.33%) Android
7 3 (3.33%) SUSE
7 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) ITIL
1 15 (16.67%) Release Management
2 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.11%) Change Management
4 9 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 9 (10.00%) Analytics
4 9 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 7 (7.78%) E-Commerce
5 7 (7.78%) Information Security Management
5 7 (7.78%) Security Management
5 7 (7.78%) System Testing
5 7 (7.78%) Information Security
6 6 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 6 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 5 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.56%) Project Management
7 5 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.44%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.44%) Business Analysis
8 4 (4.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (5.56%) XAML
5 4 (4.44%) VBScript
5 4 (4.44%) Java
6 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.11%) Perl
7 1 (1.11%) VB
7 1 (1.11%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) Degree
3 7 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.44%) ISEB
6 3 (3.33%) CISSP
6 3 (3.33%) MCSE
6 3 (3.33%) GCIA
6 3 (3.33%) GCIH
6 3 (3.33%) MCITP
7 2 (2.22%) MCP
7 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.22%) MCTS
7 2 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.22%) VCP4
7 2 (2.22%) MCSA
7 2 (2.22%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.11%) MOS
8 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 5 (5.56%) QA
2 4 (4.44%) SLA
3 3 (3.33%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.33%) COSO
3 3 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.44%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) SCCM
2 4 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.22%) vMotion
3 2 (2.22%) SCOM
3 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.11%) Puppet
4 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (24.44%) VMware
2 7 (7.78%) Oracle
3 6 (6.67%) Cisco
4 5 (5.56%) Citrix
4 5 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.44%) CA
5 4 (4.44%) IBM
5 4 (4.44%) Endeca
5 4 (4.44%) Google
5 4 (4.44%) Coremetrics
5 4 (4.44%) McAfee
6 2 (2.22%) Niku
6 2 (2.22%) Ektron
6 2 (2.22%) CommVault
7 1 (1.11%) Remedy
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) Intel
7 1 (1.11%) Acronis
7 1 (1.11%) F5
7 1 (1.11%) Fujitsu