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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 20 27 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 13.89% 13.37% 4.71%
As % of the Vendors category 43.48% 39.13% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £175 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
46 69 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 31.94% 34.16% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 47 18
Average daily rate £300 £299 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.41% -3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) Citrix
4 11 (36.67%) VMware
5 10 (33.33%) SQL
5 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
8 7 (23.33%) MS Office
8 7 (23.33%) DNS
8 7 (23.33%) SAN
9 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 5 (16.67%) Firewall
10 5 (16.67%) vSphere
10 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 5 (16.67%) HP
11 4 (13.33%) VPN
11 4 (13.33%) IBM
11 4 (13.33%) Internet
11 4 (13.33%) MAPICS
11 4 (13.33%) ODBC
11 4 (13.33%) C#
11 4 (13.33%) RPG
11 4 (13.33%) VB
11 4 (13.33%) .NET
11 4 (13.33%) ERP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Apache
3 3 (10.00%) IIS
3 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Lync
5 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
1 7 (23.33%) SAN
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
3 4 (13.33%) Internet
3 4 (13.33%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) VoIP
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
5 2 (6.67%) VLAN
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (13.33%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Support Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Applications Support
2 4 (13.33%) Applications Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Applications Support Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.33%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (3.33%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) AS400
1 4 (13.33%) iSeries
1 4 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) ERP
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Data Management
4 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Server Hardening
5 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.33%) ETL
6 1 (3.33%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.33%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) VB
2 4 (13.33%) C#
2 4 (13.33%) RPG
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Firmware
3 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Intune
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Citrix
2 11 (36.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) MAPICS
4 4 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (13.33%) Infor
5 3 (10.00%) Veeam
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Compaq
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) Lotus
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Cognos