The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Exeter 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 29.81% 11.02% 12.68%
As % of the Vendors category 58.49% 22.81% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 3
Average daily rate £175 £344 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.49 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Vendors Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
53 57 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 50.96% 48.31% 59.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 19
Average daily rate £175 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £159 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £12.98 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.33% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -
Microsoft
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Exeter region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Exeter region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Exeter

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Exeter

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Exeter region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Exeter

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) MS Excel
3 19 (40.43%) PRINCE2
4 17 (36.17%) VMware
5 16 (34.04%) SharePoint
5 16 (34.04%) ITIL
5 16 (34.04%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (29.79%) SLA
6 14 (29.79%) Cisco
7 13 (27.66%) Thin Client
7 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
7 13 (27.66%) Project Management
7 13 (27.66%) Solaris
7 13 (27.66%) Firewall
7 13 (27.66%) Fat Client
7 13 (27.66%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (21.28%) Finance
8 10 (21.28%) MS Project
9 9 (19.15%) .NET
10 7 (14.89%) MS Office
11 6 (12.77%) Oracle
11 6 (12.77%) Java
11 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.77%) Middleware
11 6 (12.77%) PMI
11 6 (12.77%) PMP
11 6 (12.77%) PMI Certification
11 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (12.77%) Oracle Fusion

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Exeter 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 16 (34.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (44.68%) MS Excel
2 10 (21.28%) MS Project
3 7 (14.89%) MS Office
4 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) Firewall
1 13 (27.66%) Cisco PIX
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) MS Access
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Project Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (12.77%) Technical Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
4 4 (8.51%) Project Planner
4 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Exchange Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Migration Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Programmer
7 1 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) .NET
2 6 (12.77%) Middleware
2 6 (12.77%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) CSS3
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
3 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) LAMP
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Thin Client
1 13 (27.66%) Fat Client
2 6 (12.77%) PMI
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 13 (27.66%) Solaris
3 6 (12.77%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) PRINCE2
2 16 (34.04%) ITIL
3 13 (27.66%) Project Management
4 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Network Design
8 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.13%) Time Management
8 1 (2.13%) Data Validation
8 1 (2.13%) Data Entry
8 1 (2.13%) Validation
8 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Java
2 3 (6.38%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.13%) VB6
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) VBA
4 1 (2.13%) XQuery
4 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (12.77%) PMP
2 6 (12.77%) PMI Certification
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) CTC Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) CCNA
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.13%) CCIP
5 1 (2.13%) MCP
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) VMware
2 14 (29.79%) Cisco
3 13 (27.66%) CheckPoint
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle
5 5 (10.64%) HP
6 4 (8.51%) Compaq
6 4 (8.51%) Dell
7 3 (6.38%) EMC
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix
8 1 (2.13%) Sage
8 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy
8 1 (2.13%) ProCurve