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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 17 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 16 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 7.26% 7.66% 16.56%
As % of the Vendors category 23.08% 15.69% 45.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 23
Average daily rate
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£238 £175 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £113 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £415 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £11.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -8.48%
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
78 102 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 31.45% 48.80% 36.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 53
Average daily rate £400 £393 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +16.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 10
Average hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +91.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.98 £8.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.37 £24.00 £18.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.05%

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 22 August 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
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 22 August 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 +6 8 £238 -13.63% 9
Poole +3 4 £288 +64.28% 5
Weymouth - - - -
Wimborne - - - - 1
Dorchester - - - -
Beaminster - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
3 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (24.24%) .NET
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
5 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
6 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (18.18%) MS Office
6 6 (18.18%) C#
6 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
8 4 (12.12%) Time Management
8 4 (12.12%) Marketing
8 4 (12.12%) jQuery
8 4 (12.12%) VMware
8 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.12%) CSS
8 4 (12.12%) XML
8 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.09%) Lync
4 2 (6.06%) CMS
5 1 (3.03%) IIS
5 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (48.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.18%) MS Office
3 5 (15.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (6.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) DHCP
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Intranet
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) MS Access
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SpecFlow
1 2 (6.06%) NUnit
1 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Marketing
3 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.06%) Banking
5 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.12%) Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Architect
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 3 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Change Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Business Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Project Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (6.06%) Change Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Business Change Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Business Change Project Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) .NET
2 5 (15.15%) ASP.NET
3 4 (12.12%) jQuery
3 4 (12.12%) CSS
3 4 (12.12%) XML
3 4 (12.12%) HTML
4 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (9.09%) HTML5
4 3 (9.09%) CSS3
5 2 (6.06%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (6.06%) REST
5 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
5 2 (6.06%) Web Services
6 1 (3.03%) XSLT
6 1 (3.03%) DHTML
6 1 (3.03%) Ajax
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) DTV
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Project Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.12%) Time Management
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
4 3 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (6.06%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) BDD
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Security Management
6 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) C#
1 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.03%) VBA
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (6.06%) MCP
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSD
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MOS
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) XenApp
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) VMware
1 4 (12.12%) Citrix
2 3 (9.09%) EMC
2 3 (9.09%) Avaya
3 2 (6.06%) EPiServer
3 2 (6.06%) SAP
3 2 (6.06%) CA
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Remedy
4 1 (3.03%) Telerik
4 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
4 1 (3.03%) Google
4 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
Bournemouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago