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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 18.10% 18.01% 14.34%
As % of the Vendors category 34.23% 35.19% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 30 12
Average daily rate
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£375 £245 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.06% -38.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £124 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £458 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £12.75 £20.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.55% +72.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
111 108 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 52.86% 51.18% 48.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 76 58
Average daily rate £385 £300 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 21
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +62.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Linux
2 28 (31.46%) Security Cleared
3 24 (26.97%) MS Excel
4 23 (25.84%) SQL
5 22 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (22.47%) VMware
7 18 (20.22%) Finance
7 18 (20.22%) DV Cleared
8 17 (19.10%) HP
9 16 (17.98%) Red Hat
9 16 (17.98%) .NET
10 15 (16.85%) C#
11 14 (15.73%) HTML
11 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
11 14 (15.73%) Web Services
11 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
12 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
12 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (13.48%) Oracle
13 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
14 10 (11.24%) C
14 10 (11.24%) C++
14 10 (11.24%) UNIX
14 10 (11.24%) Degree
14 10 (11.24%) TDD
14 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
15 9 (10.11%) Git (software)
15 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (7.87%) Node.js
1 7 (7.87%) CMS
2 6 (6.74%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.62%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.49%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.25%) Lync
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.12%) SAS
6 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 24 (26.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.11%) MS Office
3 5 (5.62%) MS Project
4 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.37%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) HTTP
2 4 (4.49%) VPN
2 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
3 3 (3.37%) ATM
3 3 (3.37%) SSL
3 3 (3.37%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.37%) SSH
4 2 (2.25%) DNS
4 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.25%) DHCP
4 2 (2.25%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.25%) LAN
5 1 (1.12%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.12%) WAN
5 1 (1.12%) MGCP
5 1 (1.12%) H.323
5 1 (1.12%) Firewall
5 1 (1.12%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.62%) MySQL
4 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.12%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) OLAP
7 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.12%) MS Access
7 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.12%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Git (software)
1 9 (10.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.37%) ClearCase
2 3 (3.37%) Subversion
2 3 (3.37%) StarTeam
3 2 (2.25%) NetBeans
3 2 (2.25%) Maven
3 2 (2.25%) JIRA
3 2 (2.25%) Checkstyle
3 2 (2.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.25%) JUnit
4 1 (1.12%) GoogleTest
4 1 (1.12%) TestComplete
4 1 (1.12%) CppUnit
4 1 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Analyst
2 14 (15.73%) Developer
3 12 (13.48%) Architect
4 9 (10.11%) Tester
5 7 (7.87%) iOS Developer
5 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.62%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.62%) Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Systems Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Web Tester
9 3 (3.37%) DBA
9 3 (3.37%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.37%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Incident Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.98%) .NET
2 14 (15.73%) HTML
2 14 (15.73%) Web Services
3 8 (8.99%) HTML5
4 7 (7.87%) RESTful
4 7 (7.87%) iOS SDK
5 6 (6.74%) Middleware
5 6 (6.74%) CSS
6 4 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.37%) XML
7 3 (3.37%) jQuery
8 2 (2.25%) SOAP
8 2 (2.25%) J2EE
9 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.12%) Castle Windsor
9 1 (1.12%) CSS3
9 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.12%) Ajax
9 1 (1.12%) JSON
9 1 (1.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) User Experience
2 7 (7.87%) iPhone
3 6 (6.74%) PKI
3 6 (6.74%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.74%) Open Source
4 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.37%) e-Health
6 2 (2.25%) Replication
6 2 (2.25%) Clustering
6 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.12%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.12%) EPoS
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (39.33%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Linux
3 10 (11.24%) UNIX
3 10 (11.24%) Windows 7
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.87%) Apple iOS
5 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.37%) AIX
8 3 (3.37%) Solaris
8 3 (3.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.72%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (11.24%) TDD
3 9 (10.11%) Scrum
3 9 (10.11%) DSDM
4 7 (7.87%) Mentoring
4 7 (7.87%) iOS Development
4 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
4 7 (7.87%) Software Engineering
4 7 (7.87%) Software Testing
4 7 (7.87%) Multithreading
5 6 (6.74%) Change Management
6 5 (5.62%) Analytics
6 5 (5.62%) Line Management
6 5 (5.62%) ITIL
6 5 (5.62%) Project Management
6 5 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.49%) MVC
7 4 (4.49%) Information Security
7 4 (4.49%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) C#
3 14 (15.73%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.24%) C
4 10 (11.24%) C++
5 7 (7.87%) Objective-C
6 6 (6.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.62%) Java
7 5 (5.62%) VB
8 4 (4.49%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.49%) VBScript
8 4 (4.49%) Apple Swift
9 3 (3.37%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.25%) Ruby
10 2 (2.25%) Python
10 2 (2.25%) VBA
11 1 (1.12%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.22%) DV Cleared
3 14 (15.73%) SC Cleared
4 10 (11.24%) Degree
5 8 (8.99%) ISEB
6 6 (6.74%) ISTQB
7 4 (4.49%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.37%) RHCSA
8 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.37%) CISSP
8 3 (3.37%) RHCE
8 3 (3.37%) CCNA
8 3 (3.37%) GCIA
8 3 (3.37%) GCIH
8 3 (3.37%) RHCA
9 2 (2.25%) MCITP
9 2 (2.25%) MCTS
9 2 (2.25%) MCDBA
9 2 (2.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) COSO
1 3 (3.37%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.37%) COBIT
2 1 (1.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.37%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.12%) XenApp
5 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) Red Hat Satellite
1 7 (7.87%) Tivoli
1 7 (7.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (7.87%) SCCM
2 5 (5.62%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 20 (22.47%) VMware
2 17 (19.10%) HP
3 16 (17.98%) Red Hat
4 12 (13.48%) Oracle
5 8 (8.99%) Ektron
6 7 (7.87%) IBM
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco
7 5 (5.62%) Citrix
8 3 (3.37%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.37%) CA
8 3 (3.37%) NetApp
8 3 (3.37%) McAfee
8 3 (3.37%) Borland
8 3 (3.37%) Apple
8 3 (3.37%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.12%) Acronis
9 1 (1.12%) Lumension
9 1 (1.12%) Verint
9 1 (1.12%) RightFax
9 1 (1.12%) SAP