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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 December 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.48% 11.05% 14.08%
As % of the Vendors category 42.25% 28.99% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 12
Median daily rate £238 £250 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £155 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £308 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 11
Median hourly rate £13.25 £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £35.00 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.16%
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 69 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 39.01% 38.12% 34.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 41
Median daily rate £375 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £41.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.06% +25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £35.00 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +2 10 £234 -6.50% 9
Poole +2 10 £320 +14.28% 9
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) MS Office
3 10 (20.00%) Office 365
4 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
4 9 (18.00%) Finance
4 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
5 8 (16.00%) CRM
5 8 (16.00%) SQL
5 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (14.00%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (14.00%) ERP
7 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (10.00%) Banking
9 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (8.00%) VMware
9 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (8.00%) Degree
9 4 (8.00%) Advertising
9 4 (8.00%) Citrix
9 4 (8.00%) ITIL
10 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (6.00%) Problem Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.00%) ArcGIS
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) Kentico
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MS Office
2 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
3 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (8.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (4.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.00%) GIS
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.00%) Power BI
5 1 (2.00%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Advertising
4 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.00%) Retail
6 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
2 9 (18.00%) Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Consultant
3 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) CRM Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Server Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
1 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.00%) WCF
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) WinForms
2 2 (4.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) CAN bus
2 1 (2.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.00%) Informatics
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) CRM
2 7 (14.00%) ERP
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.00%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) Critical Success Factor
5 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
5 2 (4.00%) Information Security
5 2 (4.00%) Information Security Management
5 2 (4.00%) ISMS
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.00%) People Management
5 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) CISA
2 2 (4.00%) CISSP
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) BitLocker
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (8.00%) Citrix
1 4 (8.00%) VMware
2 3 (6.00%) JD Edwards
3 2 (4.00%) ESRI
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.00%) Symantec
4 1 (2.00%) Veeam
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