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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hampshire / Basingstoke
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 43 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 17.61% 17.84% 21.68%
As % of the Vendors category 32.29% 30.50% 34.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 18
Median daily rate £250 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £225 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £490 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £14.20 £15.39 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.71% +16.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £13.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £18.13 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
96 141 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 54.55% 58.51% 62.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 66 42
Median daily rate £450 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.92 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £18.50 £15.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £23.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 21 (37.50%) MS Office
2 20 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
4 14 (25.00%) Windows
5 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
6 9 (16.07%) Linux
6 9 (16.07%) SQL
6 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
6 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
7 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 8 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (14.29%) VMware
7 8 (14.29%) Oracle
7 8 (14.29%) XML
7 8 (14.29%) Cisco
8 7 (12.50%) .NET
8 7 (12.50%) SCCM
8 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (12.50%) Open Source
9 6 (10.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 6 (10.71%) System Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Release Management
9 6 (10.71%) SAS
9 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (8.93%) Degree
10 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
10 5 (8.93%) Juniper
10 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
10 5 (8.93%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.71%) SAS
2 3 (5.36%) CMS
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.79%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (37.50%) MS Office
2 20 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 8 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (5.36%) MS Project
5 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
6 1 (1.79%) Siemens NX
6 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) LAN
1 4 (7.14%) WAN
2 3 (5.36%) DWDM
2 3 (5.36%) Ethernet
2 3 (5.36%) Extranet
2 3 (5.36%) SDH
2 3 (5.36%) VoIP
2 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) 3G
4 1 (1.79%) 4G
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) LTE
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) MSI
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (16.07%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) French Language
3 1 (1.79%) German Language
3 1 (1.79%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) Architect
2 7 (12.50%) Analyst
2 7 (12.50%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Azure Developer
5 3 (5.36%) CMS Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Configuration Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (5.36%) SAS Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) SAS Data Integration Studio Developer
5 3 (5.36%) SAS Developer
5 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Workflow Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Process Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) PMO Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) XML
2 7 (12.50%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) WCF
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.36%) CSS
4 3 (5.36%) HTML
4 3 (5.36%) REST
4 3 (5.36%) Web Services
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) PKI
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Smartcard
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.00%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Linux
3 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.14%) Unix
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) Open Source
2 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.71%) Release Management
2 6 (10.71%) System Testing
3 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
3 5 (8.93%) Risk Management
4 4 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (7.14%) ITIL
4 4 (7.14%) Project Management
4 4 (7.14%) Scrum
4 4 (7.14%) Time Management
4 4 (7.14%) Workflow
5 3 (5.36%) BDD
5 3 (5.36%) Content Management
5 3 (5.36%) Document Management
5 3 (5.36%) Network Design
5 3 (5.36%) Resource Allocation
5 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) SOLID
5 3 (5.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
4 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.93%) Degree
5 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.79%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco
1 8 (14.29%) Oracle
1 8 (14.29%) VMware
2 5 (8.93%) Juniper
3 3 (5.36%) HP
4 2 (3.57%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.79%) Altiris
5 1 (1.79%) AppSense
5 1 (1.79%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.79%) Remedy