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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 26 June 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 14 18 7
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 10.49% 7.93% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 31.25% 32.50% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 14
Median daily rate £333 £213 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.47% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.81 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
Microsoft
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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
48 40 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 33.57% 24.39% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 30
Median daily rate £340 £248 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.37% +41.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +61.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.22 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.49% +7.19%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Exeter

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Exeter region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Exeter region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 9 (37.50%) MS Office
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 5 (20.83%) Web Development
7 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 4 (16.67%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) VB
8 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (12.50%) Web Services
8 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
8 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 3 (12.50%) Billing
9 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (8.33%) iPad
9 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (8.33%) Mentoring

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (37.50%) MS Office
2 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Firewall
1 2 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) NUnit
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.50%) Billing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Help Desk Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) IT Support
6 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Technician
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (41.67%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) Ajax
3 2 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) iPad
1 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Android
3 1 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
1 5 (20.83%) Web Development
2 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.33%) Microservices
5 1 (4.17%) BDD
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Change Control
5 1 (4.17%) Data Acquisition
5 1 (4.17%) Functional Testing
5 1 (4.17%) MVC
5 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.17%) Stress Testing
5 1 (4.17%) System Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) TDD
5 1 (4.17%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) VB
3 3 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.33%) VBA
4 2 (8.33%) VBScript
5 1 (4.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix
2 1 (4.17%) LexisNexis
2 1 (4.17%) VMware