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 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 20.49% 19.35% 14.35%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 37.11% 31.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 9
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £158 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £408 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 9
Average hourly rate £12.75 £20.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +80.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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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
119 97 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 58.05% 52.15% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 48
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 21
Average hourly rate £12.59 £36.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.27% +107.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.50 £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 33 (33.67%) Security Cleared
3 25 (25.51%) Linux
3 25 (25.51%) MS Excel
4 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (20.41%) SQL
5 20 (20.41%) HP
5 20 (20.41%) DV Cleared
6 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
6 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
7 18 (18.37%) Finance
7 18 (18.37%) .NET
8 17 (17.35%) HTML
9 16 (16.33%) C#
9 16 (16.33%) SQL Server
9 16 (16.33%) Web Services
10 14 (14.29%) Red Hat
10 14 (14.29%) VMware
10 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
11 13 (13.27%) MS Office
12 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
13 10 (10.20%) CSS
13 10 (10.20%) UNIX
13 10 (10.20%) C++
13 10 (10.20%) C
13 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (10.20%) Scrum
13 10 (10.20%) TDD
13 10 (10.20%) HTML5

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.14%) Node.js
3 6 (6.12%) Lync
3 6 (6.12%) OpenStack
3 6 (6.12%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.12%) CMS
4 5 (5.10%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.04%) IIS
6 1 (1.02%) FileNet
6 1 (1.02%) WordPress
6 1 (1.02%) Drupal
6 1 (1.02%) Apache
6 1 (1.02%) SAS
6 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (25.51%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.27%) MS Office
3 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Hyperion Planning
1 2 (2.04%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.06%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.04%) Office 365
4 1 (1.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) HTTP
2 2 (2.04%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.04%) H.323
2 2 (2.04%) MGCP
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
2 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.04%) VPN
2 2 (2.04%) DNS
2 2 (2.04%) LAN
2 2 (2.04%) DHCP
2 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.02%) Firewall
3 1 (1.02%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.02%) SSH
3 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.02%) WAN
3 1 (1.02%) SSL
3 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.12%) MySQL
3 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.04%) QlikView
6 2 (2.04%) Essbase
6 2 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.02%) Kalido
7 1 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.08%) Subversion
4 3 (3.06%) StarTeam
4 3 (3.06%) ClearCase
4 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.04%) Moq
5 2 (2.04%) JUnit
5 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.04%) Maven
5 2 (2.04%) Checkstyle
5 2 (2.04%) JIRA
5 2 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.04%) NUnit
5 2 (2.04%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.02%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.02%) CppUnit
6 1 (1.02%) GoogleTest
General
1 18 (18.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.04%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.02%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (19.39%) Analyst
2 18 (18.37%) Developer
3 15 (15.31%) Architect
4 8 (8.16%) Tester
5 7 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 7 (7.14%) iOS Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.12%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.10%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Web Tester
8 4 (4.08%) Systems Architect
8 4 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.08%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Systems Tester
9 3 (3.06%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.06%) Server Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) .NET
2 17 (17.35%) HTML
3 16 (16.33%) Web Services
4 10 (10.20%) CSS
4 10 (10.20%) HTML5
5 7 (7.14%) jQuery
5 7 (7.14%) RESTful
5 7 (7.14%) iOS SDK
6 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.08%) Middleware
8 3 (3.06%) JSON
8 3 (3.06%) Ajax
8 3 (3.06%) SOAP
8 3 (3.06%) XML
8 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (3.06%) CSS3
9 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.04%) J2EE
9 2 (2.04%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.02%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.14%) iPhone
2 7 (7.14%) User Experience
3 6 (6.12%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.12%) Open Source
4 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.10%) PKI
5 3 (3.06%) Clustering
5 3 (3.06%) e-Health
5 3 (3.06%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (2.04%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.86%) Windows
2 25 (25.51%) Linux
3 10 (10.20%) UNIX
3 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.12%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.02%) Debian
8 1 (1.02%) AIX
8 1 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.20%) Scrum
2 10 (10.20%) TDD
3 8 (8.16%) MVC
4 7 (7.14%) Multithreading
4 7 (7.14%) Time Management
4 7 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.14%) DSDM
4 7 (7.14%) iOS Development
5 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.10%) Software Testing
6 5 (5.10%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.08%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.06%) Data Architecture
8 3 (3.06%) Web Development
8 3 (3.06%) OO
8 3 (3.06%) Data Modelling
8 3 (3.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.41%) SQL
2 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
3 16 (16.33%) C#
4 10 (10.20%) C++
4 10 (10.20%) C
5 7 (7.14%) Objective-C
6 6 (6.12%) Java
7 4 (4.08%) VB
8 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.06%) VBScript
8 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.04%) VBA
9 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.04%) Python
9 2 (2.04%) Ruby
10 1 (1.02%) PHP5
10 1 (1.02%) PHP
10 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.02%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (33.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.41%) DV Cleared
3 19 (19.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.12%) ISEB
4 6 (6.12%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.10%) Degree
6 4 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.06%) RHCA
7 3 (3.06%) CCNA
7 3 (3.06%) RHCE
7 3 (3.06%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.04%) CCNP
9 1 (1.02%) GCIA
9 1 (1.02%) GCIH
9 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.02%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.02%) COBIT
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
1 1 (1.02%) COSO
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.02%) XenApp
5 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) Tivoli
2 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
3 5 (5.10%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.08%) SCCM
5 3 (3.06%) SCOM
5 3 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (2.04%) Netcool
6 2 (2.04%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.02%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 20 (20.41%) HP
2 14 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 14 (14.29%) VMware
3 9 (9.18%) IBM
3 9 (9.18%) Oracle
4 6 (6.12%) Ektron
5 5 (5.10%) Cisco
6 4 (4.08%) CA
7 3 (3.06%) Fujitsu
7 3 (3.06%) Business Objects
7 3 (3.06%) Apple
7 3 (3.06%) NetApp
7 3 (3.06%) Citrix
7 3 (3.06%) Borland
8 2 (2.04%) McAfee
8 2 (2.04%) Hyperion
8 2 (2.04%) SAP
8 2 (2.04%) Cognos
9 1 (1.02%) AppSense
9 1 (1.02%) Wyse