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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 12
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 14.34% 12.50% 11.52%
As % of the Vendors category 26.97% 33.33% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£250 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £345 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £11.75 £21.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.04% +68.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £15.80 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £26.20 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
152 63 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 53.15% 37.50% 57.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 36 54
Average daily rate £275 £188 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.27% -42.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 24
Average hourly rate £12.42 £14.50 £19.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.34% -25.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £14.50 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £27.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
(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
Plymouth +6 21 £500 +233.33% 6
Exeter -8 17 £175 -26.31% 6
Ivybridge - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Tavistock - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 45 (48.39%) MS Excel
3 35 (37.63%) ITIL
4 32 (34.41%) VMware
5 31 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 31 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (32.26%) Fat Client
6 30 (32.26%) Cisco
6 30 (32.26%) Thin Client
7 29 (31.18%) Firewall
8 28 (30.11%) SLA
9 27 (29.03%) CheckPoint
9 27 (29.03%) Solaris
9 27 (29.03%) Cisco PIX
10 23 (24.73%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (19.35%) MS Office
12 15 (16.13%) Java
12 15 (16.13%) Oracle
12 15 (16.13%) PRINCE2
13 14 (15.05%) UNIX
13 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
13 14 (15.05%) TOGAF
13 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (13.98%) Project Management
14 13 (13.98%) zOS
14 13 (13.98%) IBM
14 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
15 12 (12.90%) Sun
15 12 (12.90%) SQL
15 12 (12.90%) C#

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 31 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.15%) Lync
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
4 1 (1.08%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 45 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 18 (19.35%) MS Office
3 9 (9.68%) MS Project
4 3 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.08%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Office 365
3 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.18%) Firewall
2 27 (29.03%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.60%) Internet
4 7 (7.53%) LAN
4 7 (7.53%) WAN
5 2 (2.15%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.15%) LDAP
5 2 (2.15%) SAN
6 1 (1.08%) DHCP
6 1 (1.08%) PBX
6 1 (1.08%) VoIP
6 1 (1.08%) VPN
6 1 (1.08%) DNS
6 1 (1.08%) Network Security
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) DB2
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Military
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (17.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Architect
3 14 (15.05%) Consultant
4 13 (13.98%) Support Engineer
5 10 (10.75%) Technical Consultant
5 10 (10.75%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (8.60%) Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.45%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) Developer
11 3 (3.23%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Server Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) HTML
1 3 (3.23%) .NET
1 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
1 3 (3.23%) CSS
1 3 (3.23%) jQuery
2 2 (2.15%) HTML5
2 2 (2.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.15%) WCF
2 2 (2.15%) Flash
3 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 30 (32.26%) Fat Client
1 30 (32.26%) Thin Client
2 14 (15.05%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Management Information System
3 8 (8.60%) Open Source
4 4 (4.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 4 (4.30%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.23%) PDA
6 2 (2.15%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.08%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.08%) SCORM
7 1 (1.08%) AS400
7 1 (1.08%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.08%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 69 (74.19%) Windows
2 27 (29.03%) Solaris
3 14 (15.05%) UNIX
4 13 (13.98%) zOS
5 6 (6.45%) Linux
6 5 (5.38%) Android
7 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.15%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.08%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (37.63%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) PRINCE2
3 14 (15.05%) TOGAF
4 13 (13.98%) Project Management
5 12 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (11.83%) Process Improvement
6 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.38%) Time Management
9 5 (5.38%) Critical Path Analysis
9 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.38%) Systems Analysis
9 5 (5.38%) Strategic Planning
10 4 (4.30%) Service Management
10 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (3.23%) Data Modelling
11 3 (3.23%) SOA
11 3 (3.23%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) Java
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
2 12 (12.90%) C#
3 10 (10.75%) Delphi
4 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.08%) RPG
5 1 (1.08%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
5 1 (1.08%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 23 (24.73%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (15.05%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.53%) MCP
4 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.30%) CTC Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) MCSE
5 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.08%) ISEB
7 1 (1.08%) CISSP
7 1 (1.08%) MCSA
7 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.08%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (30.11%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.15%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.08%) QA
4 1 (1.08%) P3O
System Software
1 31 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.08%) Firmware
4 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.23%) SCCM
2 2 (2.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (34.41%) VMware
2 30 (32.26%) Cisco
3 27 (29.03%) CheckPoint
4 15 (16.13%) Oracle
5 13 (13.98%) IBM
6 12 (12.90%) Sun
6 12 (12.90%) SAP
7 4 (4.30%) Citrix
8 2 (2.15%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.15%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.15%) HP
8 2 (2.15%) Sophos
9 1 (1.08%) Symantec
9 1 (1.08%) Adobe
9 1 (1.08%) LexisNexis
9 1 (1.08%) Veeam
9 1 (1.08%) Acronis
Devon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Plymouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + 12 month term
Posted: 12 days ago
Plymouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago