The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.36% 14.94% 20.75%
As % of the Vendors category 39.77% 38.24% 42.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 24 10
Average daily rate
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£175 £125 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -64.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £100 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.28% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.93 - £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -17.57%
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 Dorset region.

Vendors Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
88 68 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 41.12% 39.08% 49.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 50 34
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £100 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 11
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -64.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.00 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Dorset region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Dorset region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Bournemouth +2 11 £700 +460.00% 15
Poole -2 10 £175 +40.00% 6
Weymouth - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) MS Excel
3 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 10 (19.23%) ITIL
6 9 (17.31%) MS Office
6 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
7 8 (15.38%) SQL
7 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
8 7 (13.46%) .NET
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
8 7 (13.46%) LAN
8 7 (13.46%) WAN
8 7 (13.46%) Finance
8 7 (13.46%) SCCM
8 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (11.54%) Migration
9 6 (11.54%) VMware
9 6 (11.54%) Banking
9 6 (11.54%) Asset Management
9 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (9.62%) Firewall
10 5 (9.62%) Clustering
10 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
10 5 (9.62%) LANDesk
10 5 (9.62%) SCOM
10 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.69%) Lync
5 2 (3.85%) CMS
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.92%) SAS
6 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 9 (17.31%) MS Office
3 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) LAN
1 7 (13.46%) WAN
2 5 (9.62%) Firewall
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (1.92%) DHCP
4 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.92%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.77%) MS Access
4 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.85%) NUnit
1 2 (3.85%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Aerospace
4 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.92%) Military
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Wintel Support
4 4 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.77%) jQuery
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.85%) HTML5
3 2 (3.85%) REST
3 2 (3.85%) CSS3
3 2 (3.85%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Clustering
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 14 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (1.92%) zOS
7 1 (1.92%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Migration
2 6 (11.54%) Asset Management
3 5 (9.62%) Data Analysis
4 4 (7.69%) Time Management
5 3 (5.77%) Lean Manufacturing
5 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.77%) Service Management
5 3 (5.77%) MVC
6 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.85%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) Matrix Management
6 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (1.92%) VBA
5 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.69%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) ISEB
3 2 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.92%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ARP4754
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) VMware
2 5 (9.62%) LANDesk
2 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 2 (3.85%) Dell
4 2 (3.85%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) Informatica
5 1 (1.92%) Lotus
5 1 (1.92%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) BT
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) HP
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