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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 17 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 13.53% 4.60% 10.67%
As % of the Vendors category 37.33% 12.50% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 2
Average daily rate
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£175 £165 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -37.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £173 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £10.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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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
75 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 36.23% 36.78% 49.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 18 18
Average daily rate £215 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £415 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 - £10.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 22 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 24 (50.00%) SLA
3 24 (50.00%) ITIL
4 23 (47.92%) Cisco
4 23 (47.92%) SharePoint
4 23 (47.92%) VMware
5 22 (45.83%) Firewall
5 22 (45.83%) Fat Client
5 22 (45.83%) Cisco PIX
5 22 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (45.83%) Solaris
5 22 (45.83%) Thin Client
5 22 (45.83%) CheckPoint
6 21 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (33.33%) PRINCE2
8 10 (20.83%) Finance
9 8 (16.67%) Project Management
9 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.58%) Linux
10 7 (14.58%) Java
10 7 (14.58%) Oracle
11 6 (12.50%) .NET
11 6 (12.50%) MS Project
11 6 (12.50%) MS Office
11 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 4 (8.33%) Middleware
12 4 (8.33%) PMI
12 4 (8.33%) PMP
12 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 23 (47.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
Applications
1 28 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.50%) MS Project
2 6 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (45.83%) Firewall
1 22 (45.83%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.17%) Internet
3 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) MS Access
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.17%) Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) .NET
2 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (45.83%) Thin Client
1 22 (45.83%) Fat Client
2 8 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.33%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) Solaris
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 8 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.25%) SOA
5 3 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.17%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (4.17%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.08%) Information Security
7 1 (2.08%) Network Design
7 1 (2.08%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.08%) IT Governance
7 1 (2.08%) Time Management
7 1 (2.08%) Data Validation
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) VB6
Qualifications
1 21 (43.75%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) PMP
3 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) MCP
5 2 (4.17%) MCSE
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) CCNP
6 1 (2.08%) CCIP
6 1 (2.08%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
1 23 (47.92%) VMware
2 22 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Compaq
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.08%) LexisNexis
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