The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Exeter region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 11 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 20 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 11.54% 13.07% 11.79%
As % of the Vendors category 48.39% 46.51% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 17
Median daily rate £230 £225 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £169 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £350 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Microsoft
Devon

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Exeter region.

Vendors Category
Exeter
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
31 43 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 23.85% 28.10% 32.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 40
Median daily rate £278 £275 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +44.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Exeter region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 August 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 Exeter region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
3 13 (40.63%) SQL
4 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 9 (28.13%) MS Office
6 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
6 7 (21.88%) Migration
7 6 (18.75%) SLA
7 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
7 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (15.63%) Web Development
8 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
9 4 (12.50%) Billing
9 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
10 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (9.38%) BT
10 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
10 3 (9.38%) Web Services
10 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (28.13%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) Skype
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) HTTP
2 1 (3.13%) SSL
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) NUnit
2 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (12.50%) Billing
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) SharePoint Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Web Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
8 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (53.13%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (9.38%) Web Services
4 2 (6.25%) Ajax
4 2 (6.25%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) JSON
5 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Data Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Web Development
3 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) ETL
4 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.25%) Microservices
4 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) BDD
5 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Change Control
5 1 (3.13%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (3.13%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) Stress Testing
5 1 (3.13%) System Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) TDD
5 1 (3.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) VBA
4 2 (6.25%) VBScript
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) BT
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) Avaya
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds