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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 45 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 14.66% 10.23% 10.37%
As % of the Vendors category 41.28% 21.43% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 13 9
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£190 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £167 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.23 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% -8.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.23 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £34.92 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
109 84 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 35.50% 47.73% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 31
Average daily rate £300 £338 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.11 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.94% +3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.23 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £43.20 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +9 26 £175 +6.06% 5
Plymouth +1 8 £475 +43.93% 1
Barnstaple - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 52 (65.82%) Windows
2 34 (43.04%) MS Excel
3 24 (30.38%) ITIL
4 23 (29.11%) Thin Client
4 23 (29.11%) VMware
4 23 (29.11%) Fat Client
5 22 (27.85%) SLA
5 22 (27.85%) Cisco
5 22 (27.85%) SharePoint
6 21 (26.58%) ITIL Certification
6 21 (26.58%) Firewall
6 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (25.32%) Cisco PIX
7 20 (25.32%) CheckPoint
7 20 (25.32%) Solaris
8 19 (24.05%) PRINCE2
9 16 (20.25%) Finance
10 15 (18.99%) MS Office
11 10 (12.66%) Project Management
11 10 (12.66%) LAN
11 10 (12.66%) WAN
12 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
12 9 (11.39%) MS Project
12 9 (11.39%) Oracle
12 9 (11.39%) Java
12 9 (11.39%) .NET
13 8 (10.13%) Linux
13 8 (10.13%) MCP
13 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
13 8 (10.13%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 22 (27.85%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.27%) Apache
4 1 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (1.27%) Drupal
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.27%) Lync
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (43.04%) MS Excel
2 15 (18.99%) MS Office
3 9 (11.39%) MS Project
4 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.80%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Summit
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.58%) Firewall
2 20 (25.32%) Cisco PIX
3 10 (12.66%) LAN
3 10 (12.66%) WAN
4 8 (10.13%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.13%) Internet
5 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.53%) VoIP
5 2 (2.53%) LDAP
6 1 (1.27%) DHCP
6 1 (1.27%) VPN
6 1 (1.27%) DNS
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) MySQL
1 2 (2.53%) MS Access
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Consultant
4 7 (8.86%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.59%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Technical Project Manager
5 6 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.59%) Technical Manager
6 5 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 6 (7.59%) Middleware
2 6 (7.59%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Thin Client
1 23 (29.11%) Fat Client
2 6 (7.59%) PMI
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) NHS
4 3 (3.80%) PDA
5 1 (1.27%) AS400
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
5 1 (1.27%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.82%) Windows
2 20 (25.32%) Solaris
3 8 (10.13%) Linux
4 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.59%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.80%) Android
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.27%) zOS
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.38%) ITIL
2 19 (24.05%) PRINCE2
3 10 (12.66%) Project Management
4 6 (7.59%) Migration
4 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.80%) Time Management
5 3 (3.80%) Network Design
6 2 (2.53%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.53%) TOGAF
6 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.53%) SOA
6 2 (2.53%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.53%) Service Management
6 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.27%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.27%) Information Security
7 1 (1.27%) Data Security
7 1 (1.27%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) Java
2 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.53%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) VB
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
4 1 (1.27%) PHP
4 1 (1.27%) RPG
4 1 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (26.58%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (10.13%) MCP
2 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.59%) PMP
3 6 (7.59%) PMI Certification
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) MCSE
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.80%) CCNA
5 3 (3.80%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) CCNP
6 2 (2.53%) MCSA
7 1 (1.27%) CISSP
7 1 (1.27%) CCIP
7 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (27.85%) SLA
2 3 (3.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) VMware
2 22 (27.85%) Cisco
3 20 (25.32%) CheckPoint
4 9 (11.39%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) HP
6 1 (1.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.27%) Siebel
6 1 (1.27%) SAP
6 1 (1.27%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.27%) Compaq
6 1 (1.27%) Dell
6 1 (1.27%) Citrix
6 1 (1.27%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.27%) Sage
6 1 (1.27%) IBM
6 1 (1.27%) LexisNexis
6 1 (1.27%) ProCurve
6 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds
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