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 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 3 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 28 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.98% 12.96% 16.36%
As % of the Vendors category 45.05% 25.69% 38.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 8
Average daily rate
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£258 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £100 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 £47.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -37.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £30.00 £47.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £47.95
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 Dorset region.

Vendors Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
91 109 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 39.91% 50.46% 42.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 30
Average daily rate £330 £415 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.48% +12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £30.00 £39.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 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
Bournemouth +8 17 £305 -39.00% 19
Poole +1 11 £241 - 12
Weymouth - - - - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 31 (44.29%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) SharePoint
3 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 17 (24.29%) MS Excel
5 16 (22.86%) .NET
6 14 (20.00%) C#
6 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 13 (18.57%) SQL
8 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
8 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
8 12 (17.14%) jQuery
9 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (15.71%) ITIL
10 10 (14.29%) MS Office
10 10 (14.29%) HTML
10 10 (14.29%) CSS
10 10 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (12.86%) SCCM
11 9 (12.86%) Visual Studio
12 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (11.43%) LAN
12 8 (11.43%) WAN
12 8 (11.43%) Asset Management
13 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.00%) Banking
13 7 (10.00%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (31.43%) SharePoint
2 14 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (7.14%) Lync
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.43%) SAS
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (24.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (14.29%) MS Office
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
1 1 (1.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) LAN
1 8 (11.43%) WAN
2 5 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (2.86%) ADSL
3 2 (2.86%) NAS
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (4.29%) MS Access
4 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.00%) Banking
2 6 (8.57%) Aerospace
3 5 (7.14%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
5 1 (1.43%) Military
5 1 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Analyst
3 8 (11.43%) Consultant
3 8 (11.43%) Support Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.14%) Web Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Project Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Wintel Support
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Wintel Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Wintel Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.29%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (22.86%) .NET
2 12 (17.14%) ASP.NET
2 12 (17.14%) jQuery
3 10 (14.29%) CSS
3 10 (14.29%) HTML
4 7 (10.00%) HTML5
4 7 (10.00%) CSS3
5 5 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (4.29%) Ajax
6 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (1.43%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.43%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Clustering
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 31 (44.29%) Windows
2 14 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.86%) Linux
9 1 (1.43%) zOS
9 1 (1.43%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Asset Management
3 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.00%) MVC
3 7 (10.00%) Migration
3 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.71%) Project Management
5 3 (4.29%) Service Management
5 3 (4.29%) Lean Manufacturing
5 3 (4.29%) Time Management
5 3 (4.29%) Software Licensing
6 2 (2.86%) People Management
6 2 (2.86%) CRM
6 2 (2.86%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.86%) Web Design
6 2 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (2.86%) Matrix Management
6 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (2.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.00%) C#
2 13 (18.57%) SQL
3 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.43%) C
4 1 (1.43%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.14%) MCP
2 3 (4.29%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) MCSD
3 2 (2.86%) ISEB
3 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.43%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCITP
4 1 (1.43%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) ARP4754
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) XenApp
3 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) SCCM
2 5 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (10.00%) VMware
2 6 (8.57%) LANDesk
3 4 (5.71%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.71%) Dell
3 4 (5.71%) Citrix
4 3 (4.29%) HP
5 2 (2.86%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (1.43%) IBM
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle
6 1 (1.43%) SAP
6 1 (1.43%) Informatica
6 1 (1.43%) Lotus
6 1 (1.43%) BT
Dorset
Mason Frank
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Blandford Forum, Dorset
QA Limited
Rate: £150.00 per week
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Wimborne
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago