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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 13 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 40 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 9.30% 13.51% 10.27%
As % of the Vendors category 29.41% 37.38% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 18
Median daily rate £250 £300 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £168 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £409 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £10.61 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.58% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.32 £14.30 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.32 £23.30 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
68 107 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 31.63% 36.15% 33.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 57 53
Median daily rate £300 £305 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 8
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £16.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.10 £26.85 £25.95
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 29 July 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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Devon region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +2 13 £210 -6.66% 4
Plymouth +3 5 £400 +14.28% 2
Torquay - 1 £250 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
3 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
4 13 (31.71%) SQL
5 11 (26.83%) MS Office
6 8 (19.51%) Windows
6 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (14.63%) Migration
8 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
8 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
8 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
9 5 (12.20%) ETL
9 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (12.20%) SLA
9 5 (12.20%) Web Development
9 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
10 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
10 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.76%) Degree
10 4 (9.76%) Billing
10 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (9.76%) Web Services
10 4 (9.76%) C#
10 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
10 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
10 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API

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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.88%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (34.15%) MS Excel
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
3 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) IaaS
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) Skype
2 1 (2.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.44%) LAN
2 1 (2.44%) SSL
2 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) VoIP
2 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (9.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (4.88%) QlikView
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.44%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.44%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.44%) MSI
2 1 (2.44%) NUnit
2 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.76%) Billing
2 2 (4.88%) Local Government
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (43.90%) Developer
2 7 (17.07%) .NET Developer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Developer
3 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Architect
4 3 (7.32%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
4 3 (7.32%) SharePoint Developer
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (4.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.88%) IT Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (9.76%) Web Services
4 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (4.88%) Ajax
5 2 (4.88%) HTML
6 1 (2.44%) CSS
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) MDX
6 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) NHS
3 2 (4.88%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Migration
2 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
2 5 (12.20%) ETL
2 5 (12.20%) Web Development
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) Project Management
4 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.88%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.88%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.88%) Microservices
5 1 (2.44%) Application Discovery
5 1 (2.44%) ArchiMate
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (2.44%) ETL Development
5 1 (2.44%) Functional Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) VB.NET
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
4 3 (7.32%) VBScript
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.88%) VB
5 2 (4.88%) VBA
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
1 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB
4 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) BT
1 3 (7.32%) VMware
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) IFS
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