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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 10 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 7.30% 25.00% 8.33%
As % of the Vendors category 28.57% 57.50% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 6
Average daily rate
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£200 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £7.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
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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
35 40 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 25.55% 43.48% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 22
Average daily rate £250 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £413 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £10.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.87% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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
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 29 May 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
4 6 (26.09%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) Back Office
6 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
7 3 (13.04%) ITIL
7 3 (13.04%) C#
7 3 (13.04%) VB
7 3 (13.04%) .NET
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) SLA
7 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.70%) DNS
8 2 (8.70%) HP
8 2 (8.70%) Compaq
8 2 (8.70%) Dell
8 2 (8.70%) Firmware
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.70%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Network Security
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Installation Technician
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.35%) iOS Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Project Support Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.35%) CRM Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) PMO Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Core Animation
3 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
3 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
3 1 (4.35%) XHTML
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Animation
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows XP
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) UNIX
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.70%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Change Control
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
3 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
3 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.35%) OOP
3 1 (4.35%) OO
3 1 (4.35%) ERP
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) VB
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.35%) VB6
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) Firmware
3 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) WSUS
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Citrix
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Compaq
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Veeam
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat