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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 11 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 14.23% 12.31% 6.17%
As % of the Vendors category 39.58% 34.78% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £175 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -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
96 69 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 35.96% 35.38% 35.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 35
Average daily rate £287 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.70 £15.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £19.20 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 -6 16 £200 +14.28% 9
Barnstaple - 6 - - 1
Plymouth 0 5 £550 - 3
Newton Abbot - 1 £225 - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) VMware
3 19 (30.16%) MS Office
4 17 (26.98%) SQL
4 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
5 13 (20.63%) Citrix
6 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
6 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
7 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
8 10 (15.87%) Web Services
9 9 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (12.70%) Novell
10 8 (12.70%) ITIL
10 8 (12.70%) Linux
10 8 (12.70%) .NET
10 8 (12.70%) SUSE
11 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 7 (11.11%) ZENworks
11 7 (11.11%) NetWare
11 7 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (9.52%) DNS
12 6 (9.52%) HTML
12 6 (9.52%) Project Management
13 5 (7.94%) SAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.46%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 3 (4.76%) Apache
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) MS Office
2 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.35%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) DNS
2 5 (7.94%) SAN
2 5 (7.94%) LAN
2 5 (7.94%) WAN
2 5 (7.94%) Firewall
3 4 (6.35%) Internet
3 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.76%) VPN
4 3 (4.76%) VoIP
4 3 (4.76%) Network Security
5 2 (3.17%) VLAN
5 2 (3.17%) DHCP
6 1 (1.59%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.59%) MSI
General
1 5 (7.94%) Back Office
2 4 (6.35%) Local Government
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Finance
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (26.98%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Developer
3 9 (14.29%) Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Server Support
4 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
6 5 (7.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) SharePoint Developer
9 2 (3.17%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.17%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) Web Services
2 8 (12.70%) .NET
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.35%) HTML5
4 4 (6.35%) jQuery
5 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.17%) WCF
6 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.17%) CSS
6 2 (3.17%) Classic ASP
6 2 (3.17%) Ajax
6 2 (3.17%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.59%) Android SDK
7 1 (1.59%) Core Animation
7 1 (1.59%) XML
7 1 (1.59%) XHTML
7 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.17%) Replication
2 2 (3.17%) NHS
2 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.17%) PDA
2 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Animation
3 1 (1.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (61.90%) Windows
2 12 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 8 (12.70%) Linux
4 8 (12.70%) SUSE
5 7 (11.11%) NetWare
5 7 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.76%) UNIX
9 2 (3.17%) Android
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.70%) ITIL
2 6 (9.52%) Project Management
2 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2
4 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.35%) MVC
5 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 3 (4.76%) Server Hardening
5 3 (4.76%) Data Management
5 3 (4.76%) CRM
6 2 (3.17%) Six Sigma
6 2 (3.17%) BPR
7 1 (1.59%) ERP
7 1 (1.59%) OOP
7 1 (1.59%) OO
7 1 (1.59%) Network Design
7 1 (1.59%) Critical Path Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) C#
2 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
3 2 (3.17%) VB
4 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.59%) XAML
4 1 (1.59%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.59%) CISM
4 1 (1.59%) ISSAP
4 1 (1.59%) ISSMP
4 1 (1.59%) MCTS
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.59%) CCNA
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.94%) vSphere
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.35%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.76%) Firmware
5 3 (4.76%) ISA Server
5 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) ZENworks
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) SCOM
3 2 (3.17%) WSUS
4 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) VMware
2 13 (20.63%) Citrix
3 8 (12.70%) Novell
4 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) HP
4 3 (4.76%) Compaq
4 3 (4.76%) Dell
4 3 (4.76%) Veeam
5 1 (1.59%) F5
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) IBM
5 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
Barnstaple, Devon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Newton Abbot
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Plymouth
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago