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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 42 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.21% 7.02% 6.99%
As % of the Vendors category 40.38% 22.67% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 10
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£190 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £124 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £303 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
104 75 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 42.62% 30.99% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 44 46
Average daily rate £400 £416 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.90% +9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.20 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £42.25 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +9 19 £300 +26.31% 18
Weymouth - 2 - -
Dorchester - 1 £115 - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 39 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 35 (43.21%) Windows
3 26 (32.10%) MS Office
4 24 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
6 10 (12.35%) Project Management
6 10 (12.35%) SQL
7 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (11.11%) Finance
8 8 (9.88%) Retail
8 8 (9.88%) VMware
8 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
8 8 (9.88%) MCSE
9 7 (8.64%) CRM
9 7 (8.64%) GIS
9 7 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
9 7 (8.64%) NAS
10 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (7.41%) MS Visio
10 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
10 6 (7.41%) MCSA
10 6 (7.41%) .NET
10 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
10 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
11 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (6.17%) C#
11 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.17%) ESRI

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (19.75%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.17%) ArcGIS
3 5 (6.17%) Lync
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 39 (48.15%) MS Excel
2 26 (32.10%) MS Office
3 7 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (7.41%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.94%) MS Project
6 1 (1.23%) SPSS
6 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.23%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) NAS
2 3 (3.70%) SAN
3 2 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.23%) Skype
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.23%) Broadband
4 1 (1.23%) LAN
4 1 (1.23%) WLAN
4 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.23%) VPN
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.94%) MS Access
3 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.23%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.23%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.23%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) OLTP
6 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.23%) Star Schema
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.23%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.47%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.47%) ERwin
3 2 (2.47%) JIRA
3 2 (2.47%) TestComplete
3 2 (2.47%) Ant
4 1 (1.23%) Yeoman
4 1 (1.23%) Rational DOORS
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Retail
3 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Local Government
4 3 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Military
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Electronics
5 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Analyst
2 11 (13.58%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.35%) Project Manager
3 10 (12.35%) Developer
4 9 (11.11%) IT Support
5 7 (8.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) GIS Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Graduate
7 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 3 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.70%) Wintel Consultant
9 2 (2.47%) SAN Storage Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) NAS Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) NetApp Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) QA Leader
9 2 (2.47%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.47%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) .NET
2 3 (3.70%) jQuery
2 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 3 (3.70%) .NET Compact Framework
3 2 (2.47%) HTML
3 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.47%) HTML5
3 2 (2.47%) CSS3
3 2 (2.47%) Razor View Engine
3 2 (2.47%) CSS
3 2 (2.47%) Ajax
4 1 (1.23%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.23%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) GIS
2 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.94%) Clustering
5 3 (3.70%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.70%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.47%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
7 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.23%) EPoS
7 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 35 (43.21%) Windows
2 4 (4.94%) Windows CE
2 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
3 3 (3.70%) UNIX
4 2 (2.47%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.47%) Linux
4 2 (2.47%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.47%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.23%) AIX
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) Project Management
2 7 (8.64%) CRM
3 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.17%) Migration
5 4 (4.94%) ITIL
5 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.70%) OO
6 3 (3.70%) ERP
6 3 (3.70%) Data Modelling
6 3 (3.70%) OOD
6 3 (3.70%) Workflow
6 3 (3.70%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.70%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.70%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 3 (3.70%) Performance Testing
6 3 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 5 (6.17%) C#
3 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.47%) Java
5 1 (1.23%) C
5 1 (1.23%) C++
5 1 (1.23%) VB
5 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.88%) MCSE
3 6 (7.41%) MCSA
4 3 (3.70%) PMP
4 3 (3.70%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Degree
5 2 (2.47%) ISEB
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.23%) HND
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) MCDST
6 1 (1.23%) CCNP
6 1 (1.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.47%) NFS
2 2 (2.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.23%) XenApp
3 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.23%) vSphere
3 1 (1.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.47%) SCOM
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) VMware
2 5 (6.17%) ESRI
2 5 (6.17%) Citrix
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle
4 2 (2.47%) NetApp
4 2 (2.47%) TIBCO
4 2 (2.47%) Brocade
5 1 (1.23%) Tableau
5 1 (1.23%) Twitter
5 1 (1.23%) Remedy
5 1 (1.23%) Lotus
5 1 (1.23%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.23%) SAP
5 1 (1.23%) IBM
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) Dell
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