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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 20 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 12 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 6.69% 6.67% 16.29%
As % of the Vendors category 22.08% 15.00% 41.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 25
Average daily rate
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£263 £160 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.06% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £100 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £175 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.13 - £10.99
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £9.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £11.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
77 80 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 30.31% 44.44% 38.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 58
Average daily rate £393 £393 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 11
Average hourly rate £28.75 £21.00 £11.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.90% +86.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.29 £14.98 £8.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.61 £24.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 +6 5 £250 +185.71% 11
Poole -3 4 £288 +64.28% 7
Weymouth - - - - 1
Wimborne - - - - 2
Dorchester - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Beaminster - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
3 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 8 (23.53%) .NET
4 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.59%) VMware
5 7 (20.59%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) Citrix
5 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.65%) Project Management
6 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 6 (17.65%) MS Office
6 6 (17.65%) C#
6 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
7 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
7 5 (14.71%) SQL
7 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
7 5 (14.71%) Time Management
7 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
8 4 (11.76%) vSphere
8 4 (11.76%) Lync
8 4 (11.76%) jQuery
8 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (11.76%) HTML
8 4 (11.76%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
1 5 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Lync
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.65%) MS Office
3 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (2.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.94%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.94%) LAN
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) MS Access
2 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
1 2 (5.88%) NUnit
1 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
4 1 (2.94%) Electronics
4 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 4 (11.76%) Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Architect
3 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 2 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Project Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
5 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Consultant
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) ASP.NET
3 4 (11.76%) CSS
3 4 (11.76%) HTML
3 4 (11.76%) XML
3 4 (11.76%) jQuery
4 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (8.82%) HTML5
4 3 (8.82%) CSS3
5 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 2 (5.88%) REST
5 2 (5.88%) Web Services
5 2 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.94%) XSLT
6 1 (2.94%) Ajax
6 1 (2.94%) DHTML
6 1 (2.94%) JSON
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) DTV
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Project Management
3 5 (14.71%) Time Management
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.82%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.82%) MVC
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.88%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) BDD
5 2 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.94%) Analytics
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.94%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C#
1 6 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.94%) VBA
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (2.94%) MCSD
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.94%) MOS
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) WSUS
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Citrix
1 7 (20.59%) VMware
2 3 (8.82%) EMC
2 3 (8.82%) Avaya
2 3 (8.82%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) CA
3 2 (5.88%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.94%) Telerik
4 1 (2.94%) Google
4 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco
4 1 (2.94%) IBM
4 1 (2.94%) HP
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