The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 607 612 591
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Contract jobs citing MSF 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.012% 0.002% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £340 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
41757 40716 39322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.71% 79.07% 77.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27936 25809 24953
Median daily rate £445 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.58% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 923 1189 1163
Median hourly rate £32.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MSF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East -9 3 £340 +23.63%
London - 2 - -
MSF
UK

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSF 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 England region with a requirement for MSF.

1 14 (82.35%) SharePoint
2 13 (76.47%) C#
3 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Scrum
3 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
4 9 (52.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (52.94%) ERP
4 9 (52.94%) CRM
4 9 (52.94%) .NET
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
6 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
6 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
6 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
7 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
8 5 (29.41%) MS Office
8 5 (29.41%) RUP
8 5 (29.41%) MVC
8 5 (29.41%) SLA
9 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
9 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
9 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (17.65%) Contact Management
10 3 (17.65%) Web Services
11 2 (11.76%) Linux
11 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 14 (82.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (29.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) IaaS
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Development Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Software Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Software Development Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Architect
4 2 (11.76%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) RUP Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Office 365 Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Testing Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (5.88%) SAML
5 1 (5.88%) SOAP
5 1 (5.88%) WSE
5 1 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (5.88%) XSD
5 1 (5.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (70.59%) Scrum
2 9 (52.94%) CRM
2 9 (52.94%) ERP
3 7 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 5 (29.41%) RUP
5 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 3 (17.65%) Contact Management
7 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) MOF
7 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.76%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (5.88%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) C#
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 7 (41.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft