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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Devon / Exeter
Rank 8 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 16.80% 7.07% 11.45%
As % of the Vendors category 48.84% 36.84% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 10
Median daily rate £276 £263 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.55 £15.63 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% +4.16%

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
43 19 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 34.40% 19.19% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 29
Median daily rate £336 £283 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.97% +25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £384 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.53% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% +58.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +34.32%

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
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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017, 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 28 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 16 (44.44%) .NET
3 16 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 12 (33.33%) ITIL
5 11 (30.56%) Linux
6 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
7 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
8 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 8 (22.22%) C#
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) Sophos
10 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
10 6 (16.67%) CSS
10 6 (16.67%) Unix
10 6 (16.67%) MVC
10 6 (16.67%) jQuery
10 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (13.89%) REST
11 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
11 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (13.89%) WCF
11 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
11 5 (13.89%) JSON
11 5 (13.89%) Scrum
11 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development

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 16 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) GlassFish
3 4 (11.11%) IIS
3 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) Kerberos
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) WAN
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) ISDN
3 2 (5.56%) MPLS
3 2 (5.56%) Skype
3 2 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
3 2 (5.56%) VoIP
3 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Ant
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 8 (22.22%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) IT Support
4 5 (13.89%) SharePoint Consultant
4 5 (13.89%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) .NET
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 6 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (16.67%) CSS
2 6 (16.67%) jQuery
2 6 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 5 (13.89%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (13.89%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) JSON
3 5 (13.89%) REST
3 5 (13.89%) SOAP
3 5 (13.89%) WCF
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.56%) Replication
1 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.11%) AIX
4 4 (11.11%) Windows
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) MVC
3 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) OO
3 5 (13.89%) OOD
3 5 (13.89%) Scrum
4 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.56%) CRM
5 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security
5 2 (5.56%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.56%) ITSM
5 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
5 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) C#
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
4 4 (11.11%) Perl
4 4 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.33%) CCNA
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.33%) MCSE
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.56%) CCDA
3 2 (5.56%) CNA
3 2 (5.56%) CNE
3 2 (5.56%) MCSA
3 2 (5.56%) Novell Certification
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) Terminal Services
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 7 (19.44%) Sophos
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.11%) IBM
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) Novell
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya
7 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds