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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 1 20
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 11.02% 30.95% 7.53%
As % of the Vendors category 25.49% 50.98% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £175 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -48.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
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 £14.50 £14.00 £14.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.29%
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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
51 51 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 43.22% 60.71% 67.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 57
Average daily rate £300 £175 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -51.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £148 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 10
Average hourly rate £11.06 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.82% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £12.88 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £46.30 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
-0.57% -7.40%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (32.14%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
6 8 (28.57%) SLA
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco
6 8 (28.57%) Solaris
6 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 8 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 8 (28.57%) Firewall
6 8 (28.57%) Fat Client
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
7 7 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (17.86%) SCCM
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.71%) Oracle
10 3 (10.71%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
10 3 (10.71%) VB
10 3 (10.71%) Citrix
10 3 (10.71%) Time Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Firewall
1 8 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (3.57%) Network Security
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Support Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) HTML5
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) Core Animation
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
4 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 8 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Time Management
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) OOP
4 1 (3.57%) OO
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) MVC
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Data Management
4 1 (3.57%) Network Design
4 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.57%) Web Development
4 1 (3.57%) Change Control
4 1 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.71%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.57%) XAML
3 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.57%) VB6
3 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
4 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Compaq
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
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