The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Dorset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 36 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.92% 19.46% 20.39%
As % of the Vendors category 23.81% 47.37% 51.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 26
Average daily rate £425 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.78% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £685 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £47.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +265.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
105 76 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 45.85% 41.08% 39.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 41 59
Average daily rate £450 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.40% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 11
Average hourly rate £30.00 £47.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +227.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
South West

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -5 14 £500 +44.92% 13
Poole -2 2 - - 6
Weymouth - - - -
Wimborne - - - -
Ferndown - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
3 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
4 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (22.00%) MS Office
6 10 (20.00%) .NET
6 10 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (20.00%) Project Management
6 10 (20.00%) Finance
6 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (18.00%) C#
8 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (16.00%) NHS
8 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (14.00%) XML
9 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.00%) HTML
10 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.00%) Web Services
10 6 (12.00%) Information Security
10 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (12.00%) Marketing
11 5 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
11 5 (10.00%) WCF
11 5 (10.00%) VMware
11 5 (10.00%) SQL
11 5 (10.00%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) Lync
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.00%) MS Office
3 6 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (8.00%) MS Project
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (2.00%) Fireworks
5 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.00%) VoIP
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) DHCP
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
2 2 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Marketing
3 4 (8.00%) Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (2.00%) Wholesale Banking
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.00%) Advertising
6 1 (2.00%) Electronics
6 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Architect
1 8 (16.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (12.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.00%) Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (8.00%) CRM Architect
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.00%) CRM Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.00%) CRM Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
5 3 (6.00%) IT Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (14.00%) XML
3 6 (12.00%) HTML
3 6 (12.00%) Web Services
4 5 (10.00%) WCF
5 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (8.00%) JSON
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (4.00%) LINQ
7 2 (4.00%) REST
7 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (2.00%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (2.00%) Ajax
8 1 (2.00%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.00%) jQuery
8 1 (2.00%) CSS
8 1 (2.00%) XSLT
8 1 (2.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) NHS
2 2 (4.00%) SWIFT
2 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) DTV
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Windows XP
3 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (12.00%) Information Security
5 5 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (10.00%) CRM
6 3 (6.00%) Change Control
6 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
6 3 (6.00%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.00%) ITIL
7 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.00%) MVC
7 2 (4.00%) Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.00%) Content Management
7 2 (4.00%) Network Design
7 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) C#
2 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.00%) VB6
4 1 (2.00%) VB
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) CCDP
1 2 (4.00%) CCNP
1 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.00%) MOS
2 1 (2.00%) CCNA
2 1 (2.00%) CCDA
2 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) XenApp
3 2 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (4.00%) UAG
3 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) VMware
2 4 (8.00%) Avaya
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) EMC
4 2 (4.00%) Nortel
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) CA
4 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.00%) Brocade
5 1 (2.00%) Telerik
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) NetApp
5 1 (2.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
Bournemouth, Dorset
PruHealth
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Echo
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Allied Worldwide
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 19 days ago