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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 32 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 10.92% 16.18% 5.70%
As % of the Vendors category 22.07% 34.38% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £142 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £321 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.88 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.54% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £27.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £27.50 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -14.25%
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
145 96 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 49.49% 47.06% 65.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 48 81
Average daily rate £250 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £146 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 12
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £17.50 £16.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £29.75 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -13.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 19 £215 +22.85% 6
Plymouth +4 12 £525 +250.00%
Ivybridge - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Paignton - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 42 (47.19%) MS Excel
3 27 (30.34%) ITIL
3 27 (30.34%) VMware
4 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (26.97%) SharePoint
6 23 (25.84%) Cisco
7 21 (23.60%) SLA
7 21 (23.60%) Firewall
8 20 (22.47%) Thin Client
8 20 (22.47%) CheckPoint
8 20 (22.47%) Solaris
8 20 (22.47%) Cisco PIX
8 20 (22.47%) Fat Client
9 18 (20.22%) SQL
9 18 (20.22%) Oracle
10 16 (17.98%) MS Office
10 16 (17.98%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
11 15 (16.85%) Java
12 14 (15.73%) C#
12 14 (15.73%) UNIX
12 14 (15.73%) TOGAF
13 13 (14.61%) SAP
13 13 (14.61%) IBM
13 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
13 13 (14.61%) Project Management
13 13 (14.61%) zOS
14 12 (13.48%) Sun
14 12 (13.48%) DB2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (26.97%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.37%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.12%) Lync
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 42 (47.19%) MS Excel
2 16 (17.98%) MS Office
3 9 (10.11%) MS Project
4 3 (3.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.12%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Summit
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) Firewall
2 20 (22.47%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (6.74%) LAN
3 6 (6.74%) WAN
3 6 (6.74%) Internet
4 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.25%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.25%) LDAP
5 2 (2.25%) SAN
6 1 (1.12%) PBX
6 1 (1.12%) VoIP
6 1 (1.12%) Network Security
6 1 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) DB2
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.11%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Back Office
3 2 (2.25%) Military
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Architect
2 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.48%) Consultant
4 11 (12.36%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (11.24%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Technical Consultant
6 8 (8.99%) Developer
7 7 (7.87%) Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Technical Architect
9 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (4.49%) Designer
10 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support
11 3 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.37%) .NET Developer
11 3 (3.37%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.37%) Server Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) HTML
2 5 (5.62%) CSS
2 5 (5.62%) jQuery
3 4 (4.49%) .NET
4 3 (3.37%) HTML5
5 2 (2.25%) WCF
5 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (2.25%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.25%) Flash
5 2 (2.25%) XHTML
6 1 (1.12%) Web Services
6 1 (1.12%) XML
6 1 (1.12%) CSS3
6 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (22.47%) Thin Client
1 20 (22.47%) Fat Client
2 12 (13.48%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.11%) Management Information System
4 8 (8.99%) Open Source
5 4 (4.49%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (4.49%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.25%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.12%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.12%) SCORM
7 1 (1.12%) AS400
7 1 (1.12%) Kindle
7 1 (1.12%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 53 (59.55%) Windows
2 20 (22.47%) Solaris
3 14 (15.73%) UNIX
4 13 (14.61%) zOS
5 6 (6.74%) Linux
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.25%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.25%) Android
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) ITIL
2 14 (15.73%) TOGAF
3 13 (14.61%) Project Management
4 12 (13.48%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (12.36%) Process Improvement
5 11 (12.36%) PRINCE2
5 11 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (11.24%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.87%) Data Architecture
8 6 (6.74%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.62%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.62%) Time Management
9 5 (5.62%) SIEM
9 5 (5.62%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (5.62%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.62%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (3.37%) Service Management
10 3 (3.37%) ITSM
10 3 (3.37%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.22%) SQL
2 15 (16.85%) Java
3 14 (15.73%) C#
4 10 (11.24%) Delphi
5 5 (5.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.25%) VB
7 2 (2.25%) PHP
7 2 (2.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.12%) RPG
8 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.12%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 3.0
8 1 (1.12%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.12%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (17.98%) ITIL Certification
1 16 (17.98%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) CISSP
4 5 (5.62%) CISM
4 5 (5.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.62%) ISSAP
4 5 (5.62%) ISSMP
5 4 (4.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.37%) MCP
6 3 (3.37%) MCSE
7 2 (2.25%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) ISEB
8 1 (1.12%) CCNA
8 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.12%) MCSA
8 1 (1.12%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) P3O
2 2 (2.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 26 (29.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.25%) vSphere
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.12%) Firmware
4 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 2 (2.25%) WSUS
2 2 (2.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (30.34%) VMware
2 23 (25.84%) Cisco
3 20 (22.47%) CheckPoint
4 18 (20.22%) Oracle
5 13 (14.61%) SAP
5 13 (14.61%) IBM
6 12 (13.48%) Sun
7 4 (4.49%) Citrix
8 2 (2.25%) Zend
8 2 (2.25%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.25%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.25%) HP
8 2 (2.25%) Sophos
9 1 (1.12%) Symantec
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) Veeam
9 1 (1.12%) Acronis
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