The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 28 May 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 581 562 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing MSF 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.008% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.011% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSF
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38689 37247 31943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.33% 75.52% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25022 23920 19615
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1123 991
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in England

MSF
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSF across the England region.

MSF Daily Rate Trend in England

MSF
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the England region.

MSF Hourly Rate Trend in England

MSF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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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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
London +17 1 - - 1
South East -18 1 £275 -
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MSF 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 MSF.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Clustering
3 4 (57.14%) SAN
3 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Avaya
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
4 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
5 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) COBIT
5 2 (28.57%) BS15000
5 2 (28.57%) Service Management
5 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
5 2 (28.57%) MOF
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) PMP
5 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) Dell

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MSF 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 MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Management Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (42.86%) Capacity Management
4 2 (28.57%) IT Governance
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
4 2 (28.57%) MOF
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 1 (14.29%) ITSM
5 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V2
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) PMP
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) COBIT
1 2 (28.57%) BS15000
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Avaya
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) VMware