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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 10 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 12.00% 12.04% 19.74%
As % of the Vendors category 37.50% 32.91% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 25
Median daily rate £350 £313 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +56.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £194 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £358 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% +16.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.49 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £17.20 £126.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
56 79 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 32.00% 36.57% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 46
Median daily rate £364 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £144 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £355 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £12.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.96% +27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £12.70 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £60.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +12 15 £340 +100.00% 6
Plymouth +1 3 £363 +8.20% 2
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 26 (38.81%) MS Office
2 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (32.84%) Office 365
4 20 (29.85%) SQL
4 20 (29.85%) ITIL
4 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
5 18 (26.87%) Windows
6 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
6 17 (25.37%) Cucumber
6 17 (25.37%) Gherkin
6 17 (25.37%) Capybara
6 17 (25.37%) Ruby
7 13 (19.40%) .NET
8 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
10 9 (13.43%) Time Management
10 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
10 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
11 8 (11.94%) Citrix
11 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (10.45%) Internet
12 7 (10.45%) IIS
12 7 (10.45%) SCCM
12 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (8.96%) ETL

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 11 (16.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.45%) IIS
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.49%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (38.81%) MS Office
2 18 (26.87%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 22 (32.84%) Office 365
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Internet
2 5 (7.46%) DHCP
2 5 (7.46%) DNS
3 3 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.99%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.49%) Firewall
5 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (10.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.49%) MS Access
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.49%) Power BI
6 1 (1.49%) QlikView
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Capybara
1 17 (25.37%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.97%) Back Office
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Advertising
2 2 (2.99%) Billing
2 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Analyst
2 15 (22.39%) Test Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Lead Test Analyst
5 7 (10.45%) Tester
6 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.96%) Technical Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Technical Test Analyst
7 5 (7.46%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.46%) Consultant
7 5 (7.46%) Technical Leader
7 5 (7.46%) Technical Tester
8 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.97%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Business Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Database Consultant
9 3 (4.48%) DBA
9 3 (4.48%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) Gherkin
2 13 (19.40%) .NET
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (4.48%) HTML
5 2 (2.99%) Ajax
5 2 (2.99%) CSS
6 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.49%) MDX
6 1 (1.49%) Middleware
6 1 (1.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
1 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.99%) iPad
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) iPhone
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.94%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (29.85%) ITIL
2 9 (13.43%) Time Management
3 6 (8.96%) ETL
3 6 (8.96%) Scrum
4 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (7.46%) Migration
4 5 (7.46%) Web Development
5 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.97%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.48%) Project Management
6 3 (4.48%) Service Management
6 3 (4.48%) TDD
7 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.99%) ERP
7 2 (2.99%) Microservices
7 2 (2.99%) MVC
7 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) Ruby
3 5 (7.46%) C#
4 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.48%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.48%) VB
4 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.99%) VBA
5 2 (2.99%) VBScript
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.49%) MCSA
5 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.48%) vSphere
3 1 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (11.94%) Citrix
2 6 (8.96%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) Cisco
4 3 (4.48%) HP
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) IFS
5 2 (2.99%) Remedy
6 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.49%) LexisNexis
6 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.49%) Thunderhead
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Rate: £45 - £53 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Exeter
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 days ago