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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 34 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.18% 8.51% 15.45%
As % of the Vendors category 45.33% 22.22% 32.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 22
Average daily rate
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£363 £225 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -37.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £124 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £360 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
75 72 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 40.11% 38.30% 48.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 67
Average daily rate £318 £418 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.95% +11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £551 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.38 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £44.25 £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +2 11 £490 +161.33% 8
Poole +4 5 £275 - 3
Weymouth - 4 £375 -
Blandford Forum - 1 £102 -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 31 (37.80%) MS Excel
2 30 (36.59%) Windows
3 27 (32.93%) SharePoint
4 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
5 14 (17.07%) MS Office
5 14 (17.07%) C#
5 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
5 14 (17.07%) .NET
5 14 (17.07%) jQuery
6 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
6 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (14.63%) SQL
7 12 (14.63%) HTML
7 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET
7 12 (14.63%) CSS
8 11 (13.41%) Visual Studio
8 11 (13.41%) MS Exchange
8 11 (13.41%) Retail
8 11 (13.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (12.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 10 (12.20%) MCSE
10 9 (10.98%) ITIL
10 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.98%) CSS3
10 9 (10.98%) HTML5
11 8 (9.76%) VMware
11 8 (9.76%) MCSA
11 8 (9.76%) Project Management
12 7 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (8.54%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 27 (32.93%) SharePoint
2 11 (13.41%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 10 (12.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (8.54%) Lync
5 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.66%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.22%) SAS
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (37.80%) MS Excel
2 14 (17.07%) MS Office
3 5 (6.10%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.22%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.22%) SPSS
5 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) NAS
2 2 (2.44%) LAN
2 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.44%) DNS
2 2 (2.44%) SAN
2 2 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.22%) WLAN
3 1 (1.22%) WAN
3 1 (1.22%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (6.10%) MS Access
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (1.22%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.22%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (1.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) OLAP
6 1 (1.22%) OLTP
6 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.66%) Ant
4 2 (2.44%) ERwin
5 1 (1.22%) Yeoman
General
1 11 (13.41%) Retail
2 4 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Finance
4 2 (2.44%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.44%) Advertising
5 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Local Government
5 1 (1.22%) Legal
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.39%) Developer
2 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Support Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.32%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.10%) Web Developer
8 4 (4.88%) Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.88%) Wintel Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) IT Support
9 3 (3.66%) GIS Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (3.66%) Lead Business Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) SharePoint Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.07%) .NET
1 14 (17.07%) jQuery
2 12 (14.63%) ASP.NET
2 12 (14.63%) CSS
2 12 (14.63%) HTML
3 9 (10.98%) HTML5
3 9 (10.98%) CSS3
4 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.10%) Ajax
6 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (2.44%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (1.22%) .NET Compact Framework
8 1 (1.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.10%) GIS
2 5 (6.10%) Device Driver
2 5 (6.10%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) EPoS
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (36.59%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
3 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.44%) Linux
5 2 (2.44%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 2 (2.44%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.22%) UNIX
6 1 (1.22%) AIX
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) ITIL
1 9 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (9.76%) Project Management
3 7 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.54%) MVC
4 6 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.10%) Migration
5 5 (6.10%) CRM
6 4 (4.88%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.88%) Web Design
6 4 (4.88%) Time Management
6 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (4.88%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.66%) High Availability
7 3 (3.66%) Data Modelling
7 3 (3.66%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.66%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (3.66%) Server Building
8 2 (2.44%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) C#
1 14 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 12 (14.63%) SQL
3 1 (1.22%) VB
3 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.20%) MCSE
3 8 (9.76%) MCSA
4 5 (6.10%) MCP
4 5 (6.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 2 (2.44%) MCSD
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.22%) PMP
7 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCDST
7 1 (1.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
1 2 (2.44%) QA
1 2 (2.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) XenApp
3 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) VMware
2 6 (7.32%) Citrix
3 4 (4.88%) TIBCO
4 3 (3.66%) ESRI
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle
4 3 (3.66%) HP
4 3 (3.66%) Dell
5 2 (2.44%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.22%) Tableau
6 1 (1.22%) Twitter
6 1 (1.22%) Cisco
6 1 (1.22%) IBM
6 1 (1.22%) Remedy