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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 6 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 36 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.07% 16.49% 8.38%
As % of the Vendors category 46.75% 43.84% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 12
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 £175 £170 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £7.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -
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
77 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 34.38% 37.63% 38.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 47
Average daily rate £280 £200 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.87% -34.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £437 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £10.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.24% -74.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 10 £200 +14.28% 10
Plymouth +7 8 £343 +44.21% 2
Barnstaple - 5 - - 1
Newton Abbot 0 1 £225 +80.00%
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 30 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (30.00%) VMware
3 17 (28.33%) MS Office
4 15 (25.00%) SQL
4 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
6 9 (15.00%) Web Services
6 9 (15.00%) .NET
6 9 (15.00%) Citrix
6 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (13.33%) HTML
8 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
8 7 (11.67%) SCCM
8 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
9 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (10.00%) jQuery
9 6 (10.00%) Oracle
9 6 (10.00%) Linux
9 6 (10.00%) ITIL
9 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (10.00%) Novell
9 6 (10.00%) SUSE
10 5 (8.33%) CISM
10 5 (8.33%) Back Office
10 5 (8.33%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.67%) Apache
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (28.33%) MS Office
2 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.00%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) LAN
1 5 (8.33%) WAN
2 3 (5.00%) Firewall
2 3 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
4 1 (1.67%) VoIP
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 5 (8.33%) Back Office
2 4 (6.67%) Local Government
3 3 (5.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
1 13 (21.67%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Server Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.33%) Server Support
4 5 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Designer
5 4 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Security Designer
7 2 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) Web Services
1 9 (15.00%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) jQuery
4 4 (6.67%) HTML5
4 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 4 (6.67%) CSS
5 3 (5.00%) XHTML
5 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
6 2 (3.33%) WCF
6 2 (3.33%) Ajax
6 2 (3.33%) Classic ASP
6 2 (3.33%) XML
7 1 (1.67%) SOAP
7 1 (1.67%) JSON
7 1 (1.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.33%) PDA
1 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (3.33%) NHS
1 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.67%) Clustering
2 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.67%) Animation
2 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (10.00%) SUSE
5 5 (8.33%) NetWare
5 5 (8.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.00%) UNIX
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.33%) Android
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.00%) ITIL
2 5 (8.33%) Project Management
2 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.33%) SIEM
3 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (6.67%) MVC
3 4 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 3 (5.00%) CRM
4 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.00%) OO
4 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.33%) Data Management
5 2 (3.33%) ETL
5 2 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.33%) Six Sigma
5 2 (3.33%) BPR
6 1 (1.67%) Scrum
6 1 (1.67%) Service Management
6 1 (1.67%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.33%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.00%) VB
5 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
5 2 (3.33%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.67%) XAML
6 1 (1.67%) VB6
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) CISM
3 5 (8.33%) CISSP
3 5 (8.33%) ISSAP
3 5 (8.33%) ISSMP
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) ISEB
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (5.00%) vSphere
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) Firmware
4 2 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) ZENworks
3 2 (3.33%) SCOM
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) VMware
2 9 (15.00%) Citrix
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) Novell
4 2 (3.33%) Zend
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Compaq
4 2 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.67%) Cisco
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) Veeam
5 1 (1.67%) F5
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago