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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 14 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 17 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 5.18% 10.30% 18.68%
As % of the Vendors category 17.81% 26.56% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 27
Average daily rate
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£263 £110 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.63% -67.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £93 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £211 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.88 - £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 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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
73 64 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.08% 38.79% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 57
Average daily rate £325 £291 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.58% -13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £103 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £496 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 11
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.00 £11.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.85% +24.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £13.80 £8.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £14.00 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.08
% change year-on-year
- -0.41%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +3 3 £263 +153.01% 14
Poole -8 3 £275 +175.00% 9
Dorchester - 1 £150 - 1
Ferndown - - - -
Wimborne - - - -
Beaminster - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
3 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (20.00%) ITIL
5 6 (20.00%) .NET
5 6 (20.00%) MS Office
5 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (16.67%) C#
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 5 (16.67%) Time Management
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (13.33%) jQuery
7 4 (13.33%) HTML
7 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
7 4 (13.33%) SQL
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 4 (13.33%) CSS
8 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.00%) Firewall
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (10.00%) Project Management
8 3 (10.00%) SCCM
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) CMS
3 2 (6.67%) Lync
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MS Access
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (6.67%) NUnit
1 2 (6.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Project Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 4 (13.33%) jQuery
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) CSS3
3 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (10.00%) HTML5
4 2 (6.67%) REST
4 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (3.33%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (3.33%) DHTML
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) XML
5 1 (3.33%) Ajax
5 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Time Management
3 3 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (10.00%) MVC
4 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.67%) BDD
4 2 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Analytics
5 1 (3.33%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.33%) Data Entry
5 1 (3.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) TDD
5 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSD
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MOS
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) WSUS
3 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) VMware
1 5 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (6.67%) EPiServer
2 2 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) IBM
3 1 (3.33%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) EMC
3 1 (3.33%) Telerik
3 1 (3.33%) Google
3 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.33%) Avaya
3 1 (3.33%) Remedy
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