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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 58 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 16.57% 11.11% 13.91%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 25.33% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 12
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£230 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £167 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £415 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £10.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.72% +68.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.23 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £34.92 £12.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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 75 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 41.43% 43.86% 52.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 41 28
Average daily rate £325 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 19
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.23 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.72% -8.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.23 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 £19.00 £35.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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 23 September 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 +5 28 £175 +6.06% 4
Plymouth +5 21 £500 +51.51% 3
Tavistock - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Barnstaple - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 61 (70.11%) Windows
2 38 (43.68%) MS Excel
3 30 (34.48%) ITIL
4 27 (31.03%) VMware
5 25 (28.74%) SharePoint
5 25 (28.74%) Thin Client
5 25 (28.74%) Fat Client
5 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (27.59%) SLA
6 24 (27.59%) Cisco
7 23 (26.44%) Firewall
8 22 (25.29%) CheckPoint
8 22 (25.29%) ITIL Certification
8 22 (25.29%) Solaris
8 22 (25.29%) Cisco PIX
9 21 (24.14%) PRINCE2
10 16 (18.39%) Project Management
10 16 (18.39%) MS Office
11 15 (17.24%) Oracle
11 15 (17.24%) Java
12 13 (14.94%) Finance
13 12 (13.79%) MS Project
13 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
14 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
14 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
16 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (10.34%) UNIX
16 9 (10.34%) Linux
17 8 (9.20%) MCP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 25 (28.74%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.15%) Drupal
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
4 1 (1.15%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (43.68%) MS Excel
2 16 (18.39%) MS Office
3 12 (13.79%) MS Project
4 3 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Summit
2 1 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.44%) Firewall
2 22 (25.29%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (9.20%) Internet
3 8 (9.20%) LAN
3 8 (9.20%) WAN
3 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.30%) LDAP
4 2 (2.30%) SAN
4 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.15%) VPN
5 1 (1.15%) DNS
5 1 (1.15%) DHCP
5 1 (1.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.05%) DB2
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) MS Access
General
1 13 (14.94%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Military
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (12.64%) Support Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Architect
3 10 (11.49%) Analyst
4 9 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.20%) Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Technical Project Manager
9 3 (3.45%) Developer
9 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.05%) .NET
2 4 (4.60%) Middleware
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (2.30%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.74%) Thin Client
1 25 (28.74%) Fat Client
2 9 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.90%) Open Source
5 4 (4.60%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.60%) PMI
6 3 (3.45%) PDA
6 3 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.15%) Kindle
7 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.15%) AS400
7 1 (1.15%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 61 (70.11%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Solaris
3 9 (10.34%) Linux
3 9 (10.34%) UNIX
4 8 (9.20%) zOS
5 7 (8.05%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.45%) Android
9 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) ITIL
2 21 (24.14%) PRINCE2
3 16 (18.39%) Project Management
4 11 (12.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
6 8 (9.20%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.20%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (8.05%) Process Improvement
8 4 (4.60%) Data Architecture
8 4 (4.60%) Critical Path Analysis
8 4 (4.60%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.60%) Migration
8 4 (4.60%) Strategic Planning
8 4 (4.60%) Service Management
9 3 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.45%) ITSM
9 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.45%) SOA
9 3 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) Java
2 8 (9.20%) SQL
3 6 (6.90%) C#
3 6 (6.90%) Delphi
4 3 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.15%) RPG
5 1 (1.15%) VB
5 1 (1.15%) VB6
Qualifications
1 22 (25.29%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 8 (9.20%) MCP
4 6 (6.90%) MCSE
4 6 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.60%) PMP
5 4 (4.60%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.45%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.30%) MCSA
8 1 (1.15%) CCNP
8 1 (1.15%) CCIP
8 1 (1.15%) CCNA
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB
8 1 (1.15%) CISSP
8 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (27.59%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.30%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.15%) QA
4 1 (1.15%) P3O
System Software
1 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.15%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) SCOM
2 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) VMware
2 24 (27.59%) Cisco
3 22 (25.29%) CheckPoint
4 15 (17.24%) Oracle
5 8 (9.20%) SAP
5 8 (9.20%) IBM
6 7 (8.05%) Sun
7 4 (4.60%) HP
8 2 (2.30%) Citrix
9 1 (1.15%) JD Edwards
9 1 (1.15%) Siebel
9 1 (1.15%) Compaq
9 1 (1.15%) Dell
9 1 (1.15%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.15%) LexisNexis
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