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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 39 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 13.18% 10.66% 12.34%
As % of the Vendors category 36.79% 33.33% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £183 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.38% -47.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £172 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £341 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £17.23
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
106 87 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 35.81% 31.99% 47.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 51 35
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £18.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.80 £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £27.60 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Devon region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 0 16 £225 +28.57% 5
Plymouth -2 9 £350 +268.42% 6
Barnstaple - 6 - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) VMware
3 22 (33.85%) MS Office
4 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
5 18 (27.69%) SQL
6 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
7 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
8 12 (18.46%) ITIL
8 12 (18.46%) Citrix
8 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
9 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
10 9 (13.85%) Web Services
10 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
11 8 (12.31%) .NET
11 8 (12.31%) Linux
11 8 (12.31%) Novell
11 8 (12.31%) Windows XP
11 8 (12.31%) SUSE
11 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (12.31%) Office 365
12 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (10.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 7 (10.77%) ZENworks
12 7 (10.77%) NetWare
12 7 (10.77%) SAN
13 6 (9.23%) DNS
13 6 (9.23%) Project Management
13 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (16.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (10.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.62%) Lync
4 3 (4.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.62%) Apache
4 3 (4.62%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (33.85%) MS Office
2 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.62%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) Symantec.cloud
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) SAN
2 6 (9.23%) DNS
3 5 (7.69%) Internet
3 5 (7.69%) Firewall
3 5 (7.69%) WAN
4 4 (6.15%) LAN
4 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.62%) VPN
5 3 (4.62%) Network Security
5 3 (4.62%) VoIP
6 2 (3.08%) DHCP
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
7 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.54%) MSI
General
1 4 (6.15%) Local Government
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Server Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Developer
3 8 (12.31%) Analyst
4 7 (10.77%) Server Support
4 7 (10.77%) Server Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
8 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.62%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Consultant
9 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Help Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Web Services
2 8 (12.31%) .NET
3 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.15%) jQuery
3 4 (6.15%) HTML
4 2 (3.08%) WCF
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.08%) HTML5
4 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.08%) Razor View Engine
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.08%) CSS
4 2 (3.08%) Classic ASP
4 2 (3.08%) Ajax
4 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.62%) Replication
2 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.08%) PDA
2 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.54%) iSeries
3 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) AS400
3 1 (1.54%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (16.92%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.31%) SUSE
4 8 (12.31%) Linux
4 8 (12.31%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.77%) NetWare
5 7 (10.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.62%) UNIX
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.54%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.23%) Project Management
3 6 (9.23%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (9.23%) Mentoring
4 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.15%) MVC
5 4 (6.15%) Scrum
6 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.62%) Time Management
6 3 (4.62%) Kanban
6 3 (4.62%) Server Hardening
6 3 (4.62%) Migration
6 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.62%) Data Management
6 3 (4.62%) CRM
7 2 (3.08%) ERP
7 2 (3.08%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) C#
3 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.08%) VBScript
3 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.54%) VB
4 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.54%) MCSE
5 1 (1.54%) MCSA
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB
5 1 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.54%) MCTS
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.54%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) QA
System Software
1 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.15%) vSphere
3 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.62%) Firmware
4 3 (4.62%) ISA Server
4 3 (4.62%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) ZENworks
2 4 (6.15%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.54%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) VMware
2 12 (18.46%) Citrix
3 8 (12.31%) Novell
4 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.62%) Veeam
4 3 (4.62%) Dell
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) IBM
4 3 (4.62%) HP
5 2 (3.08%) Compaq
5 2 (3.08%) Symantec
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) BMC
6 1 (1.54%) F5
6 1 (1.54%) Infor
6 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.54%) MAPICS
6 1 (1.54%) Lotus
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