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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Devon
Rank 9 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 44 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 13.55% 16.79% 10.24%
As % of the Vendors category 41.43% 55.70% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 20
Median daily rate £300 £325 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £440 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £29.75 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +114.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%

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
70 79 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 32.71% 30.15% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 72
Median daily rate £325 £340 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +51.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £438 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £16.80 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £43.50 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Devon region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Devon region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +8 21 £276 +5.23% 1
Plymouth -3 4 £313 -13.19% 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Devon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 44 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (36.11%) .NET
3 22 (30.56%) ITIL
4 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
4 21 (29.17%) SQL
5 20 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (23.61%) Oracle
7 16 (22.22%) C#
8 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
9 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
9 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (18.06%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (18.06%) CSS
10 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (16.67%) HTML
11 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 11 (15.28%) Linux
12 11 (15.28%) OO
12 11 (15.28%) OOD
12 11 (15.28%) ETL
12 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (13.89%) Kimball Methodology
13 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (13.89%) QlikView
13 10 (13.89%) ERP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.72%) IIS
4 4 (5.56%) GlassFish
4 4 (5.56%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.78%) Moodle
5 2 (2.78%) MS Project Server
5 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (19.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.56%) MS Office
4 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) Kerberos
1 4 (5.56%) LAN
1 4 (5.56%) WAN
2 3 (4.17%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) ISDN
3 2 (2.78%) MPLS
3 2 (2.78%) Skype
3 2 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
3 2 (2.78%) VoIP
3 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
4 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (18.06%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (13.89%) QlikView
6 10 (13.89%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.39%) MySQL
9 1 (1.39%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.56%) Ant
3 4 (5.56%) Subversion
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (13.89%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (58.33%) Developer
2 14 (19.44%) SharePoint Developer
3 12 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 10 (13.89%) QlikView Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Senior Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Analyst
7 7 (9.72%) Consultant
8 6 (8.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Senior QlikView Developer
8 6 (8.33%) SQL Developer
9 5 (6.94%) Business Developer
9 5 (6.94%) IT Support
9 5 (6.94%) SharePoint Consultant
10 4 (5.56%) Administrator
10 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
11 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
11 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
11 3 (4.17%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (36.11%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) CSS
3 12 (16.67%) HTML
4 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
4 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (12.50%) REST
5 9 (12.50%) WCF
6 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.72%) jQuery
8 6 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 5 (6.94%) JSON
9 5 (6.94%) SOAP
10 4 (5.56%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.56%) Web Services
10 4 (5.56%) WPF
11 2 (2.78%) Apache Cordova
11 2 (2.78%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.78%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Replication
3 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.28%) Linux
2 9 (12.50%) Windows
3 6 (8.33%) Unix
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.56%) AIX
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.39%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) ITIL
2 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (15.28%) ETL
3 11 (15.28%) OO
3 11 (15.28%) OOD
4 10 (13.89%) ERP
4 10 (13.89%) Kimball Methodology
4 10 (13.89%) MVC
5 9 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
5 9 (12.50%) ETL Development
6 8 (11.11%) SDLC
7 7 (9.72%) Scrum
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.56%) ITSM
8 4 (5.56%) Project Management
9 3 (4.17%) Change Control
9 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.78%) CRM
10 2 (2.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) SQL
2 16 (22.22%) C#
3 12 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.56%) Perl
5 4 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.56%) VBScript
6 2 (2.78%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) MCSE
4 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.17%) CCNA
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.78%) CCDA
6 2 (2.78%) CNA
6 2 (2.78%) CNE
6 2 (2.78%) MCITP
6 2 (2.78%) MCSA
6 2 (2.78%) Novell Certification
7 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.94%) Terminal Services
3 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (23.61%) Oracle
2 9 (12.50%) IFS
3 7 (9.72%) Sophos
4 5 (6.94%) Citrix
4 5 (6.94%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.56%) IBM
5 4 (5.56%) VMware
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
7 2 (2.78%) Novell
8 1 (1.39%) Avaya
8 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds