The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Devon region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 12 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 52 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 20.72% 10.50% 15.03%
As % of the Vendors category 44.83% 21.35% 30.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 11
Average daily rate £250 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £194 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £12.49 £16.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.30% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.85 £16.50 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.39 £16.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
116 89 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 46.22% 49.17% 49.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 40
Average daily rate £280 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £413 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.98 £40.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.55% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £16.30 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £48.95 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
South West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Exeter +8 30 £175 -49.09% 6
Plymouth 0 17 £325 -7.14% 1
Newton Abbot - 1 £125 -
Paignton - - - -
South Molton - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 52 (60.47%) Windows
2 34 (39.53%) MS Excel
3 28 (32.56%) VMware
4 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (26.74%) SharePoint
6 22 (25.58%) ITIL
6 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (24.42%) MS Office
8 19 (22.09%) PRINCE2
9 18 (20.93%) MS Exchange
10 17 (19.77%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (18.60%) Cisco
12 15 (17.44%) Firewall
13 14 (16.28%) Project Management
13 14 (16.28%) SLA
13 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
13 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (15.12%) Cisco PIX
14 13 (15.12%) Fat Client
14 13 (15.12%) Solaris
14 13 (15.12%) Thin Client
15 12 (13.95%) Finance
15 12 (13.95%) Migration
15 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
16 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
17 10 (11.63%) Hyper-V
17 10 (11.63%) Office 365
17 10 (11.63%) MS Project
17 10 (11.63%) .NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 23 (26.74%) SharePoint
2 18 (20.93%) MS Exchange
3 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.65%) Drupal
7 2 (2.33%) Lync
8 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.16%) IIS
8 1 (1.16%) Apache
8 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 21 (24.42%) MS Office
3 10 (11.63%) MS Project
4 4 (4.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Summit
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) Office 365
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.16%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) Firewall
2 13 (15.12%) Cisco PIX
3 6 (6.98%) VoIP
4 5 (5.81%) WAN
4 5 (5.81%) LAN
5 3 (3.49%) LDAP
6 1 (1.16%) Intranet
6 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) MySQL
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.49%) MS Access
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
1 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (13.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) Support Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Developer
4 7 (8.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Consultant
5 6 (6.98%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.98%) Technical Project Manager
5 6 (6.98%) Technical Manager
5 6 (6.98%) IT Support
6 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.65%) Project Planner
7 4 (4.65%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Service Transition Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) IT Support Technician
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) Middleware
2 6 (6.98%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.49%) jQuery
3 3 (3.49%) HTML
3 3 (3.49%) CSS
4 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.33%) CSS3
4 2 (2.33%) HTML5
4 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.16%) Ajax
5 1 (1.16%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (1.16%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) XML
5 1 (1.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Fat Client
1 13 (15.12%) Thin Client
2 6 (6.98%) PMI
3 3 (3.49%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Statistics
5 1 (1.16%) Kindle
5 1 (1.16%) Open Source
5 1 (1.16%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (60.47%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.12%) Solaris
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.81%) Linux
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.16%) Android
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.16%) UNIX
8 1 (1.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) ITIL
2 19 (22.09%) PRINCE2
3 14 (16.28%) Project Management
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.14%) Time Management
6 7 (8.14%) Kanban
6 7 (8.14%) Scrum
7 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.65%) Data Management
9 3 (3.49%) Business Development
9 3 (3.49%) Network Design
9 3 (3.49%) Service Management
10 2 (2.33%) Identity Management
10 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity
10 2 (2.33%) Workflow
10 2 (2.33%) Data Entry
10 2 (2.33%) Business Continuity Planning
11 1 (1.16%) Android Development
11 1 (1.16%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) SQL
2 7 (8.14%) Java
2 7 (8.14%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.81%) PHP
4 3 (3.49%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.16%) Perl
6 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.16%) VB
6 1 (1.16%) VBA
6 1 (1.16%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) XQuery
6 1 (1.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (9.30%) MCSE
4 6 (6.98%) PMP
4 6 (6.98%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.98%) MCSA
5 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.49%) CCNA
6 2 (2.33%) CCNP
7 1 (1.16%) Degree
7 1 (1.16%) MCP
7 1 (1.16%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (16.28%) SLA
2 7 (8.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.33%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 22 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
3 10 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) SCOM
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 28 (32.56%) VMware
2 16 (18.60%) Cisco
3 14 (16.28%) CheckPoint
4 6 (6.98%) Oracle
5 5 (5.81%) HP
6 4 (4.65%) Compaq
6 4 (4.65%) Dell
6 4 (4.65%) Citrix
6 4 (4.65%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.49%) EMC
8 1 (1.16%) ProCurve
8 1 (1.16%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.16%) Avaya
8 1 (1.16%) Sage
8 1 (1.16%) Remedy
Devon
Echo
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Plymouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £150 per day + Possible renewals
Posted: 25 days ago