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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 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.

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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 14 13
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 16 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 9.20% 10.49% 7.89%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 34.00% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
40 50 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 22.99% 30.86% 38.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 13
Average daily rate £250 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £25.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.83% +68.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
3 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
6 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
6 6 (26.09%) SAN
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
7 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
7 5 (21.74%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) SLA
8 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
9 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
9 3 (13.04%) Veeam
9 3 (13.04%) vSphere
9 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
9 3 (13.04%) SCOM
9 3 (13.04%) Network Security
9 3 (13.04%) Data Management
9 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (13.04%) Apache
3 3 (13.04%) IIS
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.70%) Lync
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) Internet
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) VoIP
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (13.04%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Support
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (26.09%) Mentoring
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 3 (13.04%) Data Management
3 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.04%) Server Hardening
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) ERP
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (4.35%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) RPG
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 3 (13.04%) vSphere
3 3 (13.04%) Firmware
3 3 (13.04%) ISA Server
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Citrix
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) HP
3 3 (13.04%) Veeam
4 2 (8.70%) Compaq
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) MAPICS
5 1 (4.35%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Infor
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