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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 35 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 17.16% 13.56% 18.35%
As % of the Vendors category 44.87% 30.00% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £175 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -50.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £100 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £415 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 - £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.22% -13.37%
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
78 80 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 38.24% 45.20% 48.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 28
Average daily rate £325 £350 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -16.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £125 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 - £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Poole +1 13 £220 +76.00% 10
Bournemouth +5 9 £700 +211.11% 19
Weymouth - - - - 1
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
3 12 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
4 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (18.00%) MS Office
5 9 (18.00%) ITIL
5 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (16.00%) LAN
6 8 (16.00%) WAN
6 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (14.00%) .NET
7 7 (14.00%) SCCM
8 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (12.00%) Banking
8 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (12.00%) Finance
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) VMware
9 5 (10.00%) Clustering
9 5 (10.00%) Data Analysis
9 5 (10.00%) C#
9 5 (10.00%) SCOM
10 4 (8.00%) jQuery
10 4 (8.00%) LANDesk

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.00%) SAS
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (18.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) LAN
1 8 (16.00%) WAN
2 4 (8.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.00%) ADSL
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.00%) MS Access
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
1 6 (12.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Aerospace
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Military
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 4 (8.00%) Wintel Support
4 4 (8.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (8.00%) jQuery
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (6.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) zOS
8 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Asset Management
3 5 (10.00%) Data Analysis
4 4 (8.00%) Time Management
4 4 (8.00%) MVC
5 3 (6.00%) Service Management
5 3 (6.00%) Lean Manufacturing
6 2 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.00%) Matrix Management
6 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.00%) Data Privacy
6 2 (4.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) VB
5 1 (2.00%) VBA
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) ARP4754
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
3 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) VMware
2 4 (8.00%) LANDesk
2 4 (8.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (8.00%) Citrix
3 3 (6.00%) Dell
4 2 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Informatica
5 1 (2.00%) Lotus
5 1 (2.00%) BT
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle
5 1 (2.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) IBM
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