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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 1 12
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 9.91% 30.59% 11.81%
As % of the Vendors category 23.91% 56.52% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 11
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£213 £175 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £327 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.03% +0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £11.06 £12.49 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.48% -24.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
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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
46 46 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Exeter 41.44% 54.12% 63.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 48
Average daily rate £350 £175 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £148 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £11.06 £12.98 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -21.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £7.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £60.60 £81.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (32.14%) Firewall
6 8 (28.57%) Fat Client
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
6 8 (28.57%) Solaris
6 8 (28.57%) ITIL
6 8 (28.57%) SLA
6 8 (28.57%) Cisco
6 8 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (17.86%) SQL
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 4 (14.29%) C#
9 4 (14.29%) .NET
9 4 (14.29%) SCCM
9 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
10 3 (10.71%) HTML5
10 3 (10.71%) Back Office
10 3 (10.71%) VB
10 3 (10.71%) HTML
10 3 (10.71%) JavaScript

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Top Related IT Skills in Exeter by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS Project
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.71%) Back Office
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) PMO Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (10.71%) HTML5
2 3 (10.71%) HTML
3 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.57%) Android SDK
4 1 (3.57%) JSON
4 1 (3.57%) jQuery
4 1 (3.57%) WCF
4 1 (3.57%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
4 1 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (3.57%) Core Animation
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
4 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 8 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Animation
3 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.14%) Time Management
2 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
2 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.57%) Data Management
3 1 (3.57%) Network Design
3 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.57%) Web Development
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.57%) MVC
3 1 (3.57%) ERP
3 1 (3.57%) CRM
3 1 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) VB
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) VB6
4 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
4 1 (3.57%) XAML
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 8 (28.57%) Cisco
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Compaq
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago