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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 15.12% 7.96% 9.21%
As % of the Vendors category 36.05% 24.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £225 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £124 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £303 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.13 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
86 75 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 41.95% 33.19% 46.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 71
Average daily rate £350 £418 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.16% +8.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £550 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Average hourly rate £42.46 £12.59 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+237.38% -40.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £20.00 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Bournemouth 0 11 £490 +161.33% 14
Poole +3 4 £325 +8.33% 7
Weymouth - 3 £375 -
Blandford Forum - 1 £102 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 32 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 30 (41.67%) Windows
3 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
4 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
5 16 (22.22%) MS Office
6 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (15.28%) Retail
8 10 (13.89%) MCSE
9 9 (12.50%) VMware
9 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 9 (12.50%) ITIL
9 9 (12.50%) SQL
10 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
10 8 (11.11%) MCSA
10 8 (11.11%) Project Management
10 8 (11.11%) NAS
11 7 (9.72%) jQuery
11 7 (9.72%) SCCM
11 7 (9.72%) Lync
11 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
11 7 (9.72%) .NET
11 7 (9.72%) C#
11 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.33%) GIS
12 6 (8.33%) HTML
12 6 (8.33%) CSS
12 6 (8.33%) Citrix
12 6 (8.33%) CSS3

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 21 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.72%) Lync
4 6 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.56%) ArcGIS
6 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.39%) SAS
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 16 (22.22%) MS Office
3 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.39%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.39%) SPSS
5 1 (1.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) NAS
2 3 (4.17%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (1.39%) ADSL
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) WLAN
4 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.94%) MS Access
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.39%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.39%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) OLTP
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.39%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.17%) Ant
4 2 (2.78%) ERwin
5 1 (1.39%) Yeoman
General
1 11 (15.28%) Retail
2 4 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Developer
3 10 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Consultant
6 4 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.56%) GIS Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Developer
6 4 (5.56%) IT Support
6 4 (5.56%) Wintel Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Lead Business Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.17%) Graduate
8 2 (2.78%) Data Architect
8 2 (2.78%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) .NET
1 7 (9.72%) jQuery
2 6 (8.33%) HTML5
2 6 (8.33%) CSS3
2 6 (8.33%) CSS
2 6 (8.33%) HTML
3 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.56%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.17%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.17%) Ajax
6 2 (2.78%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (1.39%) .NET Compact Framework
7 1 (1.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) GIS
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Device Driver
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) EPoS
5 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.78%) UNIX
4 2 (2.78%) Linux
4 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.78%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.39%) AIX
5 1 (1.39%) Windows CE
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.50%) ITIL
2 8 (11.11%) Project Management
3 7 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.94%) Migration
5 5 (6.94%) CRM
6 4 (5.56%) Time Management
6 4 (5.56%) Business Transformation
6 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.17%) High Availability
7 3 (4.17%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.17%) Web Design
7 3 (4.17%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.17%) Server Building
8 2 (2.78%) SDLC
8 2 (2.78%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (9.72%) C#
2 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.39%) VB
3 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.89%) MCSE
3 8 (11.11%) MCSA
4 5 (6.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 3 (4.17%) MCP
6 1 (1.39%) MCSD
6 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PMP
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.39%) MCDST
6 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
1 2 (2.78%) QA
1 2 (2.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.39%) XenApp
3 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
3 1 (1.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 3 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) VMware
2 6 (8.33%) Citrix
3 4 (5.56%) TIBCO
3 4 (5.56%) ESRI
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco
6 1 (1.39%) IBM
6 1 (1.39%) Remedy
6 1 (1.39%) NetApp
6 1 (1.39%) Brocade
6 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.39%) Tableau
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter
Poole, Dorset
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Rate: From £43,300 to £50,941 per annum dependent on experience
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