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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 17 2 10
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 7 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 6.86% 29.81% 10.40%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 59.62% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 12
Average daily rate
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£200 £175 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -49.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £11.06 £12.49 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
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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
35 52 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 34.31% 50.00% 49.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 36
Average daily rate £350 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £148 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £430 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £11.06 £12.98 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -21.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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
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 April 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 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
4 7 (26.92%) MS Office
5 6 (23.08%) Firewall
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) Solaris
6 5 (19.23%) ITIL
6 5 (19.23%) SLA
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 5 (19.23%) Thin Client
6 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 4 (15.38%) C#
7 4 (15.38%) .NET
7 4 (15.38%) SCCM
7 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.54%) Back Office
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.54%) HTML5
8 3 (11.54%) VB
8 3 (11.54%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Project Officer
5 1 (3.85%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) HTML5
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.85%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.85%) WCF
4 1 (3.85%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (3.85%) Core Animation
4 1 (3.85%) Entity Framework
4 1 (3.85%) iOS SDK
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Fat Client
1 5 (19.23%) Thin Client
2 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Animation
3 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Solaris
3 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Time Management
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Development
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Data Management
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Web Development
4 1 (3.85%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) CRM
4 1 (3.85%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) VB
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) VB6
4 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.85%) XAML
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) SAP
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Compaq
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago