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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Devon
Rank 13 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 11.15% 13.28% 7.97%
As % of the Vendors category 42.47% 54.24% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 12
Median daily rate £200 £290 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -38.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £158 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £440 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £13.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% +25.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.70 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.82% +8.27%

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
73 59 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 26.26% 24.48% 39.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 47
Median daily rate £400 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £154 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £449 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.29% +4.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.15 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +20.00%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +5 20 £153 -47.41% 5
Plymouth -2 10 £550 +29.29% 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 38 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 29 (39.19%) .NET
3 28 (37.84%) ITIL
4 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (28.38%) Linux
5 21 (28.38%) Oracle
6 18 (24.32%) IIS
6 18 (24.32%) C#
7 17 (22.97%) SharePoint
8 16 (21.62%) IBM
8 16 (21.62%) WebSphere
8 16 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (20.27%) Oracle Database
10 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
10 13 (17.57%) CSS
11 12 (16.22%) MVC
11 12 (16.22%) ASP.NET
11 12 (16.22%) SQL
11 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
12 11 (14.86%) OOD
12 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
12 11 (14.86%) HTML
12 11 (14.86%) OO
12 11 (14.86%) Red Hat
13 10 (13.51%) Advertising
13 10 (13.51%) Subversion
13 10 (13.51%) Perl
13 10 (13.51%) Ant
13 10 (13.51%) VBScript
13 10 (13.51%) AIX

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 18 (24.32%) IIS
2 17 (22.97%) SharePoint
3 16 (21.62%) WebSphere
4 10 (13.51%) GlassFish
5 7 (9.46%) MS Exchange
6 6 (8.11%) Apache
6 6 (8.11%) JBoss
6 6 (8.11%) Jetty
6 6 (8.11%) Mongrel
6 6 (8.11%) nginx
6 6 (8.11%) Tomcat
7 4 (5.41%) MS Project Server
8 2 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.70%) Moodle
8 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.41%) MS Office
2 4 (5.41%) MS Project
2 4 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (6.76%) Google App Engine
1 5 (6.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.51%) Kerberos
2 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.46%) DHCP
3 7 (9.46%) DNS
4 6 (8.11%) HTTP
4 6 (8.11%) SSL
5 5 (6.76%) FTP
5 5 (6.76%) IPsec
6 3 (4.05%) LAN
6 3 (4.05%) WAN
7 2 (2.70%) Internet
7 2 (2.70%) ISDN
7 2 (2.70%) MPLS
7 2 (2.70%) Skype
7 2 (2.70%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.70%) VoIP
7 2 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (51.35%) SQL Server
2 15 (20.27%) Oracle Database
3 9 (12.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (9.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (5.41%) QlikView
9 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.35%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 10 (13.51%) Ant
1 10 (13.51%) Subversion
1 10 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.46%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.11%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (13.51%) Advertising
2 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (43.24%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) .NET Developer
3 10 (13.51%) Analyst
4 9 (12.16%) SharePoint Developer
5 8 (10.81%) Applications Support
6 6 (8.11%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (5.41%) IT Support
8 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.41%) QlikView Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.41%) SQL Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.05%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.19%) .NET
2 13 (17.57%) CSS
3 12 (16.22%) ASP.NET
4 11 (14.86%) HTML
5 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (12.16%) REST
6 9 (12.16%) WCF
7 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.46%) jQuery
8 6 (8.11%) .NET Framework
8 6 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 6 (8.11%) J2EE
8 6 (8.11%) Servlets
8 6 (8.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (6.76%) JSON
9 5 (6.76%) SOAP
9 5 (6.76%) Web Services
10 4 (5.41%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.70%) Replication
2 2 (2.70%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.35%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (28.38%) Linux
2 16 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (13.51%) AIX
4 9 (12.16%) Windows
5 4 (5.41%) Unix
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) ITIL
2 22 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.22%) MVC
4 11 (14.86%) OO
4 11 (14.86%) OOD
5 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (10.81%) Scrum
7 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.46%) SDLC
8 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.11%) DevOps
8 6 (8.11%) Open Source
9 5 (6.76%) ERP
9 5 (6.76%) Project Management
9 5 (6.76%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.41%) ETL
10 4 (5.41%) ETL Development
10 4 (5.41%) ITSM
10 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2
10 4 (5.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.32%) C#
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.51%) Perl
4 10 (13.51%) PowerShell
4 10 (13.51%) VBScript
5 7 (9.46%) Java
6 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (8.11%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) MCSE
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) CCDA
4 2 (2.70%) CCNA
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.70%) CNA
4 2 (2.70%) CNE
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
4 2 (2.70%) Novell Certification
5 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) PMO
2 2 (2.70%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.76%) Xen
4 4 (5.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (28.38%) Oracle
2 16 (21.62%) IBM
3 11 (14.86%) Red Hat
4 8 (10.81%) VMware
5 7 (9.46%) Sophos
6 5 (6.76%) Google
6 5 (6.76%) IFS
7 4 (5.41%) Citrix
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco
9 2 (2.70%) Novell