The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Devon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 55 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 10.34% 20.91% 10.16%
As % of the Vendors category 27.59% 44.35% 19.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £150 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.49 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.09% -24.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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 Devon region.

Vendors Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
87 124 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 37.50% 47.15% 51.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 57 58
Average daily rate £305 £285 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% -12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £148 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £431 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £12.98 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.97% -67.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £7.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.30 £48.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Devon region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Devon region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Exeter -11 9 £300 +71.42% 9
Plymouth -5 8 £335 +9.83% 2
Tavistock - - - -
Honiton - - - -
Paignton - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
3 17 (31.48%) VMware
4 14 (25.93%) MS Office
5 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) SQL
6 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
7 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
7 10 (18.52%) ITIL
8 9 (16.67%) HTML
8 9 (16.67%) Cisco
8 9 (16.67%) Firewall
8 9 (16.67%) SCCM
9 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 7 (12.96%) .NET
10 7 (12.96%) C#
10 7 (12.96%) CSS
10 7 (12.96%) Thin Client
10 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
10 7 (12.96%) Fat Client
10 7 (12.96%) jQuery
11 6 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
11 6 (11.11%) HTML5
11 6 (11.11%) Solaris
11 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 6 (11.11%) Oracle
11 6 (11.11%) SLA
11 6 (11.11%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.85%) Lync
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 14 (25.93%) MS Office
3 4 (7.41%) MS Project
4 1 (1.85%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.85%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Firewall
2 6 (11.11%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (5.56%) LAN
3 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) VoIP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
5 1 (1.85%) PBX
5 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.70%) MS Access
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.41%) Local Government
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (22.22%) Developer
2 8 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) .NET Developer
3 5 (9.26%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Designer
4 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Server Support
5 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) .NET
2 7 (12.96%) CSS
2 7 (12.96%) jQuery
3 6 (11.11%) HTML5
4 4 (7.41%) WCF
4 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 4 (7.41%) Web Services
5 3 (5.56%) XHTML
5 3 (5.56%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.70%) XML
6 2 (3.70%) Flash
6 2 (3.70%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.70%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.85%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.85%) REST
7 1 (1.85%) CSS3
7 1 (1.85%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.85%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Thin Client
1 7 (12.96%) Fat Client
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.85%) Kindle
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) E-Learning
4 1 (1.85%) SCORM
4 1 (1.85%) PDA
4 1 (1.85%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.85%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 26 (48.15%) Windows
2 6 (11.11%) Solaris
2 6 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.41%) Android
5 3 (5.56%) SUSE
5 3 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (3.70%) NetWare
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
2 5 (9.26%) SIEM
3 4 (7.41%) Identity Management
3 4 (7.41%) MVC
3 4 (7.41%) Project Management
3 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.56%) OO
5 2 (3.70%) ETL
5 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.70%) Time Management
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Development
6 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.85%) Web Design
6 1 (1.85%) Change Control
6 1 (1.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) C#
3 6 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.56%) VB
5 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.85%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.85%) XAML
6 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.85%) VB6
6 1 (1.85%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.85%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) CISM
3 5 (9.26%) ISSAP
3 5 (9.26%) ISSMP
3 5 (9.26%) CISSP
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCSE
7 1 (1.85%) MCSA
7 1 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (1.85%) ISEB
7 1 (1.85%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) P3O
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) Firmware
5 1 (1.85%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) ZENworks
2 2 (3.70%) WSUS
3 1 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) VMware
2 9 (16.67%) Cisco
3 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.11%) Oracle
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix
6 3 (5.56%) Novell
7 2 (3.70%) Sophos
7 2 (3.70%) Zend
7 2 (3.70%) WatchGuard
7 2 (3.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.85%) Veeam
8 1 (1.85%) Acronis
8 1 (1.85%) F5
8 1 (1.85%) Symantec
8 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.85%) SAP
8 1 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) Adobe
8 1 (1.85%) HP
8 1 (1.85%) Compaq
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