The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Dorset region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 23 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 7.89% 9.91% 16.16%
As % of the Vendors category 25.35% 20.91% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 22
Average daily rate
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£225 £203 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -41.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £137 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £418 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.13 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
71 110 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 31.14% 47.41% 41.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 73 69
Average daily rate £415 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.79% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £198 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 7
Average hourly rate £12.59 £21.00 £9.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.07% +119.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
South West

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 1 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 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 9 £188 -10.71% 11
Poole +5 3 £300 +71.42% 5
Weymouth - - - - 1
Wimborne - - - - 2
Ferndown - - - -
Microsoft
South West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
3 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
4 11 (26.19%) Project Management
4 11 (26.19%) .NET
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
5 9 (21.43%) C#
6 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
6 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
6 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
7 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 6 (14.29%) MS Office
8 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 6 (14.29%) SQL
8 6 (14.29%) VMware
8 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.90%) Marketing
9 5 (11.90%) ITIL
9 5 (11.90%) NHS
9 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
10 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (9.52%) jQuery
10 4 (9.52%) Time Management
10 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
10 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) CMS
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
3 3 (7.14%) Lync
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (40.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (14.29%) MS Office
4 4 (9.52%) MS Project
5 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.38%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) DHCP
2 2 (4.76%) DNS
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Firewall
3 1 (2.38%) Intranet
3 1 (2.38%) VoIP
3 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.76%) NUnit
1 2 (4.76%) SpecFlow
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Marketing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Change Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Change Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Business Change Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Business Change Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Administrator
5 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) .NET
2 7 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.52%) jQuery
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (9.52%) REST
3 4 (9.52%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) HTML
3 4 (9.52%) CSS
4 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (7.14%) CSS3
4 3 (7.14%) HTML5
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.38%) XSLT
6 1 (2.38%) DHTML
6 1 (2.38%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) NHS
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.76%) SWIFT
3 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.38%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Project Management
2 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Time Management
5 4 (9.52%) MVC
6 3 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 3 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.76%) Resource Management
7 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (4.76%) BDD
7 2 (4.76%) Software Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Financial Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
7 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.76%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) C#
2 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 6 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) VB.NET
4 2 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VB6
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) Groovy
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) MOS
3 1 (2.38%) MCSD
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
3 3 (7.14%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 3 (7.14%) EMC
3 3 (7.14%) Avaya
4 2 (4.76%) EPiServer
4 2 (4.76%) CA
4 2 (4.76%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.76%) Telerik
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Brocade
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) NetApp
5 1 (2.38%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
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