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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 21
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 12.76% 14.14% 6.97%
As % of the Vendors category 25.34% 33.33% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £325 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.88 £21.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.92% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £15.80 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £26.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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
146 84 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 50.34% 42.42% 57.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 46 66
Average daily rate £265 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.42% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 18
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.70 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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
Plymouth +5 17 £550 +266.66% 2
Exeter -7 17 £190 +8.57% 2
Ivybridge - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Tavistock - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 64 (66.67%) Windows
2 45 (46.88%) MS Excel
3 31 (32.29%) ITIL
4 29 (30.21%) VMware
5 28 (29.17%) SharePoint
5 28 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (28.13%) Cisco
7 26 (27.08%) Firewall
7 26 (27.08%) Thin Client
7 26 (27.08%) Fat Client
8 25 (26.04%) SLA
9 24 (25.00%) Solaris
9 24 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 24 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
10 19 (19.79%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (18.75%) MS Office
11 18 (18.75%) Oracle
12 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
13 15 (15.63%) Java
13 15 (15.63%) SQL
14 14 (14.58%) UNIX
14 14 (14.58%) Project Management
14 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (14.58%) TOGAF
15 13 (13.54%) PRINCE2
15 13 (13.54%) SAP
15 13 (13.54%) zOS
15 13 (13.54%) IBM
15 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
16 12 (12.50%) Sun

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.08%) Lync
4 1 (1.04%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.04%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (46.88%) MS Excel
2 18 (18.75%) MS Office
3 9 (9.38%) MS Project
4 3 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.04%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.08%) Firewall
2 24 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 8 (8.33%) Internet
3 8 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.29%) LAN
4 7 (7.29%) WAN
5 2 (2.08%) SAN
5 2 (2.08%) LDAP
5 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.04%) Network Security
6 1 (1.04%) DHCP
6 1 (1.04%) PBX
6 1 (1.04%) VoIP
6 1 (1.04%) VPN
6 1 (1.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.50%) DB2
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) MS Access
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (10.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.08%) Military
3 1 (1.04%) Back Office
3 1 (1.04%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Architect
2 14 (14.58%) Consultant
3 13 (13.54%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.46%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (10.42%) Technical Consultant
6 8 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.33%) Analyst
7 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.25%) Desktop Support
8 6 (6.25%) Developer
8 6 (6.25%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.17%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Server Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (3.13%) SQL Developer
11 3 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
11 3 (3.13%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) jQuery
1 5 (5.21%) CSS
1 5 (5.21%) HTML
2 3 (3.13%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.08%) Flash
3 2 (2.08%) XHTML
3 2 (2.08%) HTML5
3 2 (2.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (2.08%) WCF
3 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.04%) CSS3
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
4 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) Thin Client
1 26 (27.08%) Fat Client
2 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.38%) Management Information System
4 8 (8.33%) Open Source
5 4 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 4 (4.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.08%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.08%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.08%) PDA
7 1 (1.04%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.04%) Kindle
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.04%) E-Learning
7 1 (1.04%) SCORM
7 1 (1.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 64 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) Solaris
3 14 (14.58%) UNIX
4 13 (13.54%) zOS
5 6 (6.25%) Linux
6 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.17%) Android
6 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.08%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) ITIL
2 14 (14.58%) Project Management
2 14 (14.58%) TOGAF
3 13 (13.54%) PRINCE2
4 12 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (11.46%) Process Improvement
5 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.29%) Data Architecture
8 5 (5.21%) Critical Path Analysis
8 5 (5.21%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.21%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (5.21%) Strategic Planning
8 5 (5.21%) Time Management
8 5 (5.21%) Identity Management
8 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (4.17%) Service Management
9 4 (4.17%) SIEM
10 3 (3.13%) Information Assurance
10 3 (3.13%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) Java
1 15 (15.63%) SQL
2 12 (12.50%) C#
3 10 (10.42%) Delphi
4 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.08%) PHP
5 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.04%) VB6
6 1 (1.04%) ActionScript 3.0
6 1 (1.04%) ActionScript 2.0
6 1 (1.04%) RPG
6 1 (1.04%) VB
6 1 (1.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.04%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 19 (19.79%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (17.71%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) MCP
5 5 (5.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (5.21%) CISSP
6 4 (4.17%) CISM
6 4 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (4.17%) ISSAP
6 4 (4.17%) ISSMP
7 3 (3.13%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.13%) MCSE
8 2 (2.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.04%) Degree
9 1 (1.04%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.04%) APMP
9 1 (1.04%) ISEB
9 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (26.04%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.08%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.08%) P3O
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 28 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (30.21%) VMware
2 27 (28.13%) Cisco
3 24 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 18 (18.75%) Oracle
5 13 (13.54%) SAP
5 13 (13.54%) IBM
6 12 (12.50%) Sun
7 4 (4.17%) Citrix
8 2 (2.08%) HP
8 2 (2.08%) Sophos
8 2 (2.08%) Zend
8 2 (2.08%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.08%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.04%) LexisNexis
9 1 (1.04%) Acronis
9 1 (1.04%) Veeam
9 1 (1.04%) Symantec
9 1 (1.04%) Adobe
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