The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Bournemouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 11.63% 16.35% 10.13%
As % of the Vendors category 26.32% 36.96% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 3
Average daily rate £251 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.70% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £210 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £363 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Dorset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Bournemouth region.

Vendors Category
Bournemouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
38 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bournemouth 44.19% 44.23% 59.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 25
Average daily rate £325 £325 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -19.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £216 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £680 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £25.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bournemouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bournemouth

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Bournemouth region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bournemouth region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Bournemouth

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Bournemouth region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (25.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (15.00%) SCCM
7 3 (15.00%) XenApp
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
7 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
7 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
7 3 (15.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) BMC
7 3 (15.00%) Apple
7 3 (15.00%) Remedy
7 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (15.00%) Saba
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Project Management
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bournemouth by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bournemouth 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Broadband
1 1 (5.00%) PABX
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) TestComplete
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Junior
3 4 (20.00%) Junior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Junior Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Finance Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Junior Financial Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (5.00%) AutoMapper
2 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (5.00%) LINQ
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) StructureMap
2 1 (5.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 3 (15.00%) Anti-Money Laundering
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) Content Management
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Scrum
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.00%) MCDST
1 2 (10.00%) MCP
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Apple
1 3 (15.00%) BMC
1 3 (15.00%) Citrix
1 3 (15.00%) Remedy
1 3 (15.00%) Saba
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) IBM
2 1 (5.00%) Mitel