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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 15.04% 25.81% 5.19%
As % of the Vendors category 29.85% 47.06% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 4
Average daily rate
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£220 £175 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £175 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £325 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.72 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.36% -14.28%
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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
67 34 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 50.38% 54.84% 71.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 63
Average daily rate £225 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £325 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £17.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.65 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) MS Excel
3 21 (45.65%) VMware
4 20 (43.48%) ITIL
4 20 (43.48%) SharePoint
4 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (41.30%) SLA
6 18 (39.13%) Cisco
6 18 (39.13%) Thin Client
6 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
6 18 (39.13%) Solaris
6 18 (39.13%) Firewall
6 18 (39.13%) Fat Client
6 18 (39.13%) Cisco PIX
7 15 (32.61%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
9 8 (17.39%) MS Office
10 6 (13.04%) Finance
10 6 (13.04%) Oracle
11 5 (10.87%) SCCM
12 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
12 4 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (8.70%) Project Management
12 4 (8.70%) .NET
12 4 (8.70%) Citrix
12 4 (8.70%) C#
12 4 (8.70%) SQL
12 4 (8.70%) Linux
12 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 20 (43.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (58.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.39%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (4.35%) MS Project
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (39.13%) Firewall
1 18 (39.13%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) PMO Lead
7 2 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
2 3 (6.52%) HTML
2 3 (6.52%) HTML5
3 2 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 2 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (2.17%) XHTML
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.17%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.17%) jQuery
4 1 (2.17%) JSON
4 1 (2.17%) Android SDK
4 1 (2.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.17%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.17%) REST
4 1 (2.17%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Thin Client
1 18 (39.13%) Fat Client
2 10 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Animation
4 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Solaris
3 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Project Management
2 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.52%) SOA
3 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
3 3 (6.52%) Time Management
4 1 (2.17%) ERP
4 1 (2.17%) CRM
4 1 (2.17%) OOP
4 1 (2.17%) OO
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.17%) Data Security
4 1 (2.17%) MVC
4 1 (2.17%) Information Security
4 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.17%) Data Management
4 1 (2.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.70%) C#
1 4 (8.70%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) VB
2 3 (6.52%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) XAML
3 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CISSP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (41.30%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) P3O
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
4 1 (2.17%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) VMware
2 18 (39.13%) Cisco
2 18 (39.13%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Compaq
5 1 (2.17%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) IBM