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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 7.54% 18.14% 13.89%
As % of the Vendors category 21.13% 44.57% 29.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 17
Average daily rate £250 £225 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £180 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £496 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.72
% change year-on-year
- +9.32%
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
71 92 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 35.68% 40.71% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 46
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £216 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £510 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 2016.

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
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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bournemouth -2 11 £250 -18.03% 11
Dorchester - 1 - -
Ferndown - 1 £275 -
Weymouth - 1 £260 - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 22 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 17 (35.42%) Finance
4 15 (31.25%) MS Office
4 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 8 (16.67%) .NET
6 7 (14.58%) C#
6 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.50%) Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
8 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
8 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
8 5 (10.42%) SQL
8 5 (10.42%) VBScript
8 5 (10.42%) VB
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
9 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.33%) Advertising
9 4 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
9 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
9 4 (8.33%) Degree
9 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
10 3 (6.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
10 3 (6.25%) Patch Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (45.83%) MS Excel
2 15 (31.25%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.08%) MS Project
4 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) VPN
1 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.08%) Broadband
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) FTP
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) PABX
2 1 (2.08%) Skype
2 1 (2.08%) VLAN
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.08%) GIS
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.25%) JIRA
3 2 (4.17%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 2 (4.17%) TestComplete
3 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (35.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Advertising
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 2 (4.17%) Military
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 9 (18.75%) Developer
3 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) IT Support
6 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV Developer
6 4 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Junior
6 4 (8.33%) Junior Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Junior Business Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Compact Framework
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.17%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.08%) AutoMapper
4 1 (2.08%) Backbone.js
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (2.08%) LINQ
4 1 (2.08%) SOAP
4 1 (2.08%) StructureMap
4 1 (2.08%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.25%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (12.50%) Data Migration
1 6 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (10.42%) Business Analysis
2 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
3 4 (8.33%) ITIL
4 3 (6.25%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (6.25%) OO
4 3 (6.25%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.25%) Scrum
4 3 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.25%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Functional Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (4.17%) Line Management
5 2 (4.17%) Manual Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) C#
2 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) VB
2 5 (10.42%) VBScript
3 4 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) ANSI SQL
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) HND
3 2 (4.17%) ISEB
3 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCDST
3 2 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.08%) CCSA
4 1 (2.08%) CCSE
4 1 (2.08%) MCSE
4 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.08%) PMP
4 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (6.25%) Apple
1 3 (6.25%) BMC
1 3 (6.25%) Citrix
1 3 (6.25%) Remedy
1 3 (6.25%) Saba
2 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco
2 1 (2.08%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.08%) ESRI
2 1 (2.08%) F5
2 1 (2.08%) IBM
2 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
2 1 (2.08%) Lotus
2 1 (2.08%) Mitel
2 1 (2.08%) Nokia
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle
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