The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cornwall region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 - 6
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cornwall 20.59% - 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 43.75% - 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
Microsoft
South West

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

Vendors Category
Cornwall
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
16 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cornwall 47.06% 46.15% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Average daily rate £225 £275 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.67 £16.50 £8.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +106.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Cornwall

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Cornwall

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Cornwall

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Cornwall

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Cornwall

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Cornwall region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Cornwall

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Cornwall

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Cornwall

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Cornwall

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Cornwall region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
St Austell - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cornwall

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cornwall 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 5 (31.25%) Symantec
5 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) MetaFrame
6 3 (18.75%) Novell
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Novell eDirectory
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (12.50%) CMDB
7 2 (12.50%) SLA
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
7 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Change Management
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cornwall by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cornwall 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Senior Technician
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Technician
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Problem Management
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) MetaFrame
1 3 (18.75%) Novell eDirectory
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Symantec
4 3 (18.75%) Novell