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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 15 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 8.16% 11.11% 25.35%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 25.42% 47.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 12
Average daily rate £220 £263 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.19% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
16 59 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 16.33% 43.70% 53.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 15
Average daily rate £290 £275 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.90% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 2016, 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 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
4 7 (29.17%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) Citrix
5 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (20.83%) Office 365
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
6 5 (20.83%) VB
6 5 (20.83%) MS Office
6 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 4 (16.67%) RPG
7 4 (16.67%) ODBC
7 4 (16.67%) ERP
7 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.67%) IBM
7 4 (16.67%) DHCP
7 4 (16.67%) MAPICS
7 4 (16.67%) iSeries
7 4 (16.67%) Infor
7 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.67%) AS400
7 4 (16.67%) Data Structures
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (12.50%) Cucumber

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Capybara
1 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
1 5 (20.83%) Support Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 4 (16.67%) Applications Support Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) AS400 Support
3 3 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 3 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (16.67%) ODBC
3 3 (12.50%) CSS
3 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 2 (8.33%) jQuery
4 2 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Ajax
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.17%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.17%) HTML5
5 1 (4.17%) WCF
5 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) AS400
1 4 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 4 (16.67%) iSeries
2 3 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.50%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) ERP
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) MVC
3 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
5 1 (4.17%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (4.17%) ETL
5 1 (4.17%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (4.17%) Practice Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) C#
3 5 (20.83%) VB
4 4 (16.67%) RPG
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (12.50%) Ruby
5 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.17%) C++
6 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Citrix
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Infor
2 4 (16.67%) MAPICS
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Cognos
5 1 (4.17%) LexisNexis
5 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto