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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 11.56% 15.28% 13.59%
As % of the Vendors category 22.08% 42.31% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 9
Average daily rate
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£175 £238 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -23.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £321 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £10.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
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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
77 26 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 52.38% 36.11% 62.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 16 38
Average daily rate £225 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £360 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 14
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £17.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -16.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £14.50 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £14.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014, 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 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) MS Excel
3 26 (59.09%) SharePoint
3 26 (59.09%) ITIL
4 25 (56.82%) SLA
5 24 (54.55%) Cisco
5 24 (54.55%) Solaris
5 24 (54.55%) Thin Client
5 24 (54.55%) CheckPoint
5 24 (54.55%) Firewall
5 24 (54.55%) VMware
5 24 (54.55%) Fat Client
5 24 (54.55%) Cisco PIX
5 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.64%) MS Office
9 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.36%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
11 4 (9.09%) Project Management
11 4 (9.09%) Linux
11 4 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
12 3 (6.82%) Time Management
12 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
12 3 (6.82%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (6.82%) SCCM
12 3 (6.82%) Java

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 26 (59.09%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (68.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.64%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) MS Project
3 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (54.55%) Firewall
1 24 (54.55%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Consultant
3 9 (20.45%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.55%) Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) PMO Lead
7 1 (2.27%) Programme Analyst
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.27%) HTML5
2 1 (2.27%) jQuery
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) WCF
2 1 (2.27%) CSS
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (54.55%) Thin Client
1 24 (54.55%) Fat Client
2 12 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Solaris
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.82%) Time Management
4 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (6.82%) SOA
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.27%) Data Management
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.27%) IT Governance
5 1 (2.27%) Web Development
5 1 (2.27%) Information Security
5 1 (2.27%) Service Management
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Data Security
5 1 (2.27%) MVC
5 1 (2.27%) Practice Management
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
5 1 (2.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (56.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Cisco
1 24 (54.55%) CheckPoint
1 24 (54.55%) VMware
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) LexisNexis
3 1 (2.27%) IBM