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 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 16 2
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 15 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 18.29% 5.88% 29.81%
As % of the Vendors category 55.56% 17.14% 59.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 14
Average daily rate £340 £200 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.25 £11.06 £12.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.08% -11.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.06 £8.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £11.06 £126.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +6.03%
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
27 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 32.93% 34.31% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 23
Average daily rate £345 £315 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £245 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £355 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £18.25 £11.06 £12.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.08% -14.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.06 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £11.06 £74.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 April 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 28 April 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 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) MS Office
4 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 6 (26.09%) Windows
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
6 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
6 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
6 5 (21.74%) Migration
6 5 (21.74%) Web Development
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.04%) Project Management
8 3 (13.04%) Citrix
8 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
8 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
8 3 (13.04%) C#
8 3 (13.04%) VB
8 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
8 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
8 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 2 (8.70%) Billing
9 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
9 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DHCP
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (8.70%) Billing
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Law
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Exchange Support
5 1 (4.35%) Floorwalker
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Technician
5 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support
5 1 (4.35%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) iPhone
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Android
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
1 5 (21.74%) Web Development
2 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Microservices
3 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Change Control
4 1 (4.35%) Data Acquisition
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) MVC
4 1 (4.35%) Practice Management
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VB
2 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
3 2 (8.70%) VBA
3 2 (8.70%) VBScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Citrix
1 3 (13.04%) VMware
2 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco
2 1 (4.35%) LexisNexis
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
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