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 2014 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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 53 69 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 26.37% 26.24% 8.19%
As % of the Vendors category 45.30% 48.59% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 8
Average daily rate
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£338 £323 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
117 142 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 58.21% 53.99% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 81 57
Average daily rate £350 £373 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £271 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.13 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.35% +71.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.50 £23.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 2014.

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 2014, 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 69 (75.82%) Windows
2 33 (36.26%) MS Excel
3 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 24 (26.37%) Linux
6 22 (24.18%) JavaScript
7 21 (23.08%) MySQL
8 20 (21.98%) PHP
8 20 (21.98%) Apache
8 20 (21.98%) MVC
9 19 (20.88%) SQL
9 19 (20.88%) CSS
10 18 (19.78%) Red Hat
10 18 (19.78%) jQuery
10 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (19.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (18.68%) Windows 7
11 17 (18.68%) Finance
12 16 (17.58%) HTML
12 16 (17.58%) .NET
13 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
13 15 (16.48%) CISSP
14 14 (15.38%) C#
15 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET
15 13 (14.29%) IIS
15 13 (14.29%) MS Office
15 13 (14.29%) Python
15 13 (14.29%) Snort
15 13 (14.29%) Ruby
15 13 (14.29%) Open Source

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 20 (21.98%) Apache
2 15 (16.48%) MS Exchange
3 13 (14.29%) IIS
4 7 (7.69%) CMS
5 6 (6.59%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (4.40%) Lync
7 4 (4.40%) IBM Notes
7 4 (4.40%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (2.20%) Drupal
8 2 (2.20%) WordPress
8 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 33 (36.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) SaaS
1 2 (2.20%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) Internet
2 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.49%) DHCP
3 5 (5.49%) DNS
4 4 (4.40%) WLAN
5 3 (3.30%) VPN
5 3 (3.30%) HTTP
6 2 (2.20%) SSL
6 2 (2.20%) ATM
6 2 (2.20%) Bluetooth
6 2 (2.20%) LAN
6 2 (2.20%) Firewall
6 2 (2.20%) SSH
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
7 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.10%) NAS
7 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.10%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.10%) WAN
7 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 21 (23.08%) MySQL
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) MS Access
6 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.10%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.30%) Subversion
3 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.10%) MSI
4 1 (1.10%) InstallShield
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.59%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.20%) Billing
5 1 (1.10%) German Language
5 1 (1.10%) Military
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Developer
2 16 (17.58%) Analyst
3 13 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Tester
5 7 (7.69%) PHP Developer
5 7 (7.69%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (7.69%) Security Tester
6 5 (5.49%) Security Specialist
6 5 (5.49%) Business Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) C# Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Server Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.88%) CSS
2 18 (19.78%) jQuery
3 16 (17.58%) HTML
3 16 (17.58%) .NET
4 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.99%) XML
6 8 (8.79%) Web Services
6 8 (8.79%) Ajax
6 8 (8.79%) WCF
7 6 (6.59%) XSLT
7 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
8 5 (5.49%) SOAP
8 5 (5.49%) CodeIgniter
9 4 (4.40%) Symfony
10 3 (3.30%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.30%) Laravel
10 3 (3.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (2.20%) WinForms
11 2 (2.20%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.20%) E-Learning
4 2 (2.20%) SCORM
4 2 (2.20%) PKI
4 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Derivative
5 1 (1.10%) Statistics
5 1 (1.10%) Human Factors
5 1 (1.10%) Life Science
5 1 (1.10%) iPhone
5 1 (1.10%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 69 (75.82%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (26.37%) Linux
4 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (19.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (18.68%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.19%) UNIX
7 10 (10.99%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.59%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.49%) Debian
10 4 (4.40%) Solaris
10 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) MVC
2 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (6.59%) Security Management
3 6 (6.59%) OO
4 5 (5.49%) DSDM
4 5 (5.49%) CRM
4 5 (5.49%) Project Management
4 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.49%) Migration
4 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
5 4 (4.40%) Business Analysis
5 4 (4.40%) Web Development
5 4 (4.40%) Time Management
5 4 (4.40%) ITIL
5 4 (4.40%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.30%) OO PHP
6 3 (3.30%) Service Management
6 3 (3.30%) Automated Testing
6 3 (3.30%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) JavaScript
2 20 (21.98%) PHP
3 19 (20.88%) SQL
4 14 (15.38%) C#
5 13 (14.29%) Python
5 13 (14.29%) Ruby
5 13 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.59%) Java
7 5 (5.49%) PHP5
7 5 (5.49%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.40%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.40%) C++
9 2 (2.20%) VBScript
10 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
10 1 (1.10%) Winbatch
10 1 (1.10%) C
10 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) CISSP
2 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.49%) Degree
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.40%) MCSE
6 3 (3.30%) ISEB
6 3 (3.30%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.10%) PMP
7 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.10%) ACCA
7 1 (1.10%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 3 (3.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) GAAP
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) Snort
2 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) SCCM
2 4 (4.40%) SCOM
2 4 (4.40%) SCVMM
2 4 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.40%) SCDPM
3 3 (3.30%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.10%) WMI
4 1 (1.10%) WSUS
4 1 (1.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (19.78%) Red Hat
2 9 (9.89%) Oracle
3 7 (7.69%) VMware
4 6 (6.59%) Symantec
4 6 (6.59%) Citrix
5 5 (5.49%) Ektron
5 5 (5.49%) Zend
6 4 (4.40%) Lumension
6 4 (4.40%) HP
6 4 (4.40%) McAfee
6 4 (4.40%) Sophos
6 4 (4.40%) Lotus
7 3 (3.30%) Cisco
8 2 (2.20%) Nokia
9 1 (1.10%) Kalido
9 1 (1.10%) Primavera
9 1 (1.10%) Websense
9 1 (1.10%) Intel
9 1 (1.10%) Avaya
9 1 (1.10%) Genesys