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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 3 18
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 46 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 8.22% 19.66% 7.96%
As % of the Vendors category 21.05% 38.02% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 11
Average daily rate
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£475 £200 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £149 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £430 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.06 £12.98 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -21.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
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
114 121 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 39.04% 51.71% 64.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 75
Average daily rate £288 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £148 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.42 £12.98 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -10 13 £300 +71.42% 8
Plymouth -6 10 £525 +84.21% 7
Honiton - - - -
Okehampton - - - -
Paignton - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 33 (50.77%) MS Excel
3 21 (32.31%) VMware
4 20 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (29.23%) ITIL
6 16 (24.62%) MS Office
6 16 (24.62%) SharePoint
6 16 (24.62%) Cisco
7 15 (23.08%) Firewall
8 14 (21.54%) CheckPoint
9 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 13 (20.00%) SLA
9 13 (20.00%) Thin Client
9 13 (20.00%) Solaris
9 13 (20.00%) SQL
9 13 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
9 13 (20.00%) Fat Client
10 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
10 12 (18.46%) C#
10 12 (18.46%) PRINCE2
11 10 (15.38%) Oracle
11 10 (15.38%) Project Management
11 10 (15.38%) SCCM
12 9 (13.85%) MS Project
12 9 (13.85%) UNIX
13 8 (12.31%) SAP
13 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.31%) HTML
13 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (12.31%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.54%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (50.77%) MS Excel
2 16 (24.62%) MS Office
3 9 (13.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.54%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Summit
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) Firewall
2 13 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.54%) LAN
4 1 (1.54%) PBX
4 1 (1.54%) VoIP
4 1 (1.54%) WAN
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) DB2
3 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.08%) MS Access
4 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Back Office
2 3 (4.62%) Local Government
3 2 (3.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) Architect
2 9 (13.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) Consultant
4 7 (10.77%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (9.23%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Designer
6 4 (6.15%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.62%) Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.62%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.62%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) HTML
2 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) CSS
2 6 (9.23%) jQuery
3 5 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (4.62%) WCF
4 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.62%) XHTML
4 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) Web Services
5 2 (3.08%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) Flash
5 2 (3.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (1.54%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.54%) REST
6 1 (1.54%) CSS3
6 1 (1.54%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.54%) JSON
6 1 (1.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 13 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Open Source
3 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.54%) Kindle
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.54%) SCORM
5 1 (1.54%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.54%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 13 (20.00%) Solaris
3 9 (13.85%) UNIX
4 7 (10.77%) zOS
5 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.62%) Android
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) PRINCE2
3 10 (15.38%) Project Management
4 8 (12.31%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (9.23%) TOGAF
5 6 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (9.23%) Process Improvement
5 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.69%) Critical Path Analysis
6 5 (7.69%) Strategic Planning
6 5 (7.69%) SIEM
7 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.15%) Data Architecture
7 4 (6.15%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.62%) MVC
8 3 (4.62%) OO
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (4.62%) Time Management
9 2 (3.08%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (3.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) C#
3 7 (10.77%) Java
4 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.23%) Delphi
5 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.62%) VB
6 2 (3.08%) PHP
6 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.54%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.54%) XAML
7 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.54%) VB6
7 1 (1.54%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (7.69%) CISM
3 5 (7.69%) ISSAP
3 5 (7.69%) ISSMP
3 5 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) CISSP
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (4.62%) MCSE
6 2 (3.08%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.54%) VCP4
7 1 (1.54%) APMP
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.08%) P3O
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 20 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.62%) vSphere
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.54%) Firmware
5 1 (1.54%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (3.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) VMware
2 16 (24.62%) Cisco
3 14 (21.54%) CheckPoint
4 10 (15.38%) Oracle
5 8 (12.31%) SAP
5 8 (12.31%) IBM
6 7 (10.77%) Sun
7 5 (7.69%) Citrix
8 3 (4.62%) HP
9 2 (3.08%) Sophos
9 2 (3.08%) Zend
9 2 (3.08%) WatchGuard
9 2 (3.08%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.54%) Veeam
10 1 (1.54%) Acronis
10 1 (1.54%) F5
10 1 (1.54%) Symantec
10 1 (1.54%) Compaq
10 1 (1.54%) Dell
10 1 (1.54%) Adobe
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