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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Dorset
Rank 11 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 21 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 10.58% 10.24% 18.47%
As % of the Vendors category 40.74% 33.33% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 25
Median daily rate £325 £268 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £331 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Median hourly rate - £9.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.90 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-11.94% +9.65%

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
27 63 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 25.96% 30.73% 40.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 50
Median daily rate £425 £276 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £125 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Median hourly rate £46.50 £21.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.42% +75.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 -1 3 £300 +13.85% 5
Blandford Forum 0 2 £263 -4.54% 2
Poole -7 1 - - 4
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
3 9 (21.95%) SQL
3 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
4 8 (19.51%) Office 365
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
5 7 (17.07%) CRM
5 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
6 6 (14.63%) Advertising
7 5 (12.20%) Finance
7 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (12.20%) ERP
7 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.20%) .NET
7 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
7 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
8 4 (9.76%) C#
8 4 (9.76%) ITIL
8 4 (9.76%) Degree
8 4 (9.76%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (9.76%) Banking
8 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
9 3 (7.32%) Fault Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared

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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.44%) Kentico
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.44%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.51%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) IPv4
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) Skype
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.44%) GIS
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.44%) Power BI
5 1 (2.44%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (14.63%) Advertising
2 5 (12.20%) Finance
3 4 (9.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 9 (21.95%) Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) .NET Developer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Server Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Trainer
6 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) IT Trainer
6 2 (4.88%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.88%) WCF
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (4.88%) WinForms
3 2 (4.88%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.44%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Clustering
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) CAN bus
2 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.44%) CMDB
2 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.07%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) VMS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) CRM
2 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.20%) ERP
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Fault Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.88%) High Availability
5 2 (4.88%) Information Security
5 2 (4.88%) Information Security Management
5 2 (4.88%) ISMS
5 2 (4.88%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.88%) Line Management
5 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.88%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (4.88%) Resource Allocation
5 2 (4.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.20%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) C#
4 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.44%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CISA
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Citrix
1 2 (4.88%) HP
1 2 (4.88%) JD Edwards
1 2 (4.88%) VMware
2 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco
2 1 (2.44%) ESRI
2 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.44%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec
2 1 (2.44%) Veeam
Dorset
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago