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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 19
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 17 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 12.59% 21.52% 6.72%
As % of the Vendors category 25.00% 45.95% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
Average daily rate
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£190 £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £168 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £322 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
68 37 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 50.37% 46.84% 66.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 20 54
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -22.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £17.50 £21.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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
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 24 December 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 24 December 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 30 (66.67%) Windows
1 30 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 24 (53.33%) SharePoint
2 24 (53.33%) ITIL
3 23 (51.11%) SLA
4 22 (48.89%) Cisco
4 22 (48.89%) Thin Client
4 22 (48.89%) CheckPoint
4 22 (48.89%) Solaris
4 22 (48.89%) Firewall
4 22 (48.89%) VMware
4 22 (48.89%) Fat Client
4 22 (48.89%) Cisco PIX
4 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (17.78%) MS Office
8 7 (15.56%) Finance
9 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle
9 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.11%) Project Management
11 4 (8.89%) Linux
11 4 (8.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 3 (6.67%) SOA
12 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (6.67%) Java
12 3 (6.67%) Internet

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (53.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (17.78%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) MS Project
3 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) Firewall
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (24.44%) Consultant
3 9 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) PMO Lead
8 1 (2.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) WCF
2 1 (2.22%) jQuery
2 1 (2.22%) HTML5
2 1 (2.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) Thin Client
1 22 (48.89%) Fat Client
2 12 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Solaris
3 4 (8.89%) Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (53.33%) ITIL
2 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.11%) Project Management
4 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.67%) TOGAF
4 3 (6.67%) Time Management
4 3 (6.67%) SOA
4 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) IT Governance
5 1 (2.22%) Web Development
5 1 (2.22%) ERP
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.22%) Data Security
5 1 (2.22%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VB
2 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.22%) VB6
2 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (51.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 14001
2 1 (2.22%) P3O
2 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) Firmware
3 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco
1 22 (48.89%) CheckPoint
1 22 (48.89%) VMware
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) LexisNexis
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) IBM