The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 325 342 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.66% 17.51% 16.19%
As % of the Vendors category 35.10% 35.48% 29.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 161 177
Average daily rate
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£349 £340 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £165 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 23
Average hourly rate £13.75 £24.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.87% +78.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £14.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £108.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Microsoft
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

Vendors Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
926 964 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 44.61% 49.36% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 505 562
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 56 102
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £12.51 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Hampshire region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Hampshire region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +8 49 £393 +30.83% 28
Hook 0 43 £348 -14.01%
Basingstoke +2 34 £350 +22.80% 13
Havant +2 33 £320 -14.66% 1
Winchester +4 23 £400 +3.22% 5
Portsmouth +2 23 £300 +4.34% 16
Farnborough +4 17 £325 -23.97% 13
Andover +3 10 £325 -13.33% 2
Aldershot +8 5 £160 +39.13% 1
Gosport +4 4 £369 +5.28% 3
Fareham 0 4 £150 -58.33% 5
Eastleigh - 1 £225 - 2
Waterlooville - 1 £130 - 4
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

1 306 (45.40%) Security Cleared
2 302 (44.81%) Windows
3 244 (36.20%) SC Cleared
4 225 (33.38%) MS Excel
5 186 (27.60%) Active Directory
6 139 (20.62%) HP
7 136 (20.18%) SQL
8 125 (18.55%) VMware
9 120 (17.80%) MS Office
10 119 (17.66%) .NET
11 114 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 108 (16.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 104 (15.43%) HTML
14 100 (14.84%) PowerShell
15 94 (13.95%) ITIL
15 94 (13.95%) Linux
16 92 (13.65%) SQL Server
17 91 (13.50%) JavaScript
18 90 (13.35%) Oracle
19 82 (12.17%) ASP.NET
20 81 (12.02%) DV Cleared
21 78 (11.57%) Windows 7
22 77 (11.42%) Migration
23 75 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
23 75 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
24 74 (10.98%) Project Management
25 73 (10.83%) ISTQB
26 72 (10.68%) Citrix
27 71 (10.53%) C#
28 70 (10.39%) UNIX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 69 (10.24%) SharePoint
2 56 (8.31%) MS Exchange
3 23 (3.41%) IIS
4 21 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (1.48%) Node.js
7 10 (1.48%) Apache
8 9 (1.34%) CMS
8 9 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.04%) Confluence
9 7 (1.04%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.89%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 225 (33.38%) MS Excel
2 120 (17.80%) MS Office
3 57 (8.46%) MS Project
4 23 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.15%) Simulink
7 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 45 (6.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (4.01%) Oracle EBS
3 21 (3.12%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.45%) Summit
5 2 (0.30%) Primavera
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.52%) Office 365
2 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.59%) SaaS
5 3 (0.45%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 56 (8.31%) SAN
2 39 (5.79%) Firewall
3 33 (4.90%) DNS
4 28 (4.15%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.56%) SMTP
5 24 (3.56%) SSL
6 19 (2.82%) Internet
7 17 (2.52%) X.400
8 16 (2.37%) DHCP
8 16 (2.37%) LAN
9 15 (2.23%) X.500
9 15 (2.23%) WAN
10 12 (1.78%) HTTP
11 11 (1.63%) LDAP
12 8 (1.19%) BIG-IP
12 8 (1.19%) IPsec
13 7 (1.04%) FTP
13 7 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
14 6 (0.89%) VPN
14 6 (0.89%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.65%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
3 24 (3.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.56%) Oracle Database
4 22 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (2.52%) MySQL
7 15 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.34%) Data Mining
11 7 (1.04%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.04%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.89%) InterSystems Cache
12 6 (0.89%) SQLPlus
13 5 (0.74%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.74%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (4.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.23%) NUnit
3 15 (2.23%) Subversion
3 15 (2.23%) Jenkins
4 14 (2.08%) ClearCase
5 12 (1.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (1.63%) JMeter
6 11 (1.63%) JIRA
6 11 (1.63%) CruiseControl
6 11 (1.63%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.48%) GoogleTest
7 10 (1.48%) SoapUI
7 10 (1.48%) CppUnit
7 10 (1.48%) Selenium
8 8 (1.19%) Maven
8 8 (1.19%) JUnit
9 7 (1.04%) RSpec
9 7 (1.04%) Cucumber
10 6 (0.89%) StarTeam
General
1 65 (9.64%) Finance
2 19 (2.82%) Military
3 18 (2.67%) Retail
4 15 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.89%) Advertising
7 5 (0.74%) Publishing
8 4 (0.59%) Banking
8 4 (0.59%) Back Office
9 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 120 (17.80%) Analyst
2 68 (10.09%) Developer
3 51 (7.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 42 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (6.08%) Architect
5 41 (6.08%) Project Manager
6 39 (5.79%) Consultant
7 26 (3.86%) Support Engineer
8 25 (3.71%) Test Analyst
9 22 (3.26%) .NET Developer
10 20 (2.97%) Business Analyst
10 20 (2.97%) Test Specialist
11 19 (2.82%) Desktop Support
12 18 (2.67%) Coordinator
13 17 (2.52%) Data Analyst
13 17 (2.52%) Support Analyst
14 16 (2.37%) Administrator
15 15 (2.23%) Tester
15 15 (2.23%) Test Leader
16 14 (2.08%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (17.66%) .NET
2 104 (15.43%) HTML
3 82 (12.17%) ASP.NET
4 57 (8.46%) XML
5 40 (5.93%) JSP
6 35 (5.19%) Web Services
7 19 (2.82%) CSS
8 18 (2.67%) jQuery
9 17 (2.52%) .NET Framework
10 14 (2.08%) HTML5
10 14 (2.08%) WCF
11 12 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
11 12 (1.78%) Ajax
12 10 (1.48%) RESTful
13 9 (1.34%) iOS SDK
14 8 (1.19%) JSON
15 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET Web API
15 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET MVC 3
15 6 (0.89%) Middleware
16 5 (0.74%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.56%) Clustering
4 17 (2.52%) User Experience
4 17 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 16 (2.37%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.08%) PKI
7 13 (1.93%) Replication
7 13 (1.93%) Open Source
8 10 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.34%) iPhone
10 8 (1.19%) Mobile App
11 7 (1.04%) Visualisation
12 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.89%) Data Integration
12 6 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 6 (0.89%) EPoS
13 5 (0.74%) Economics
14 4 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.59%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 302 (44.81%) Windows
2 108 (16.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 94 (13.95%) Linux
4 78 (11.57%) Windows 7
5 70 (10.39%) UNIX
6 69 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (9.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (5.64%) Windows XP
9 18 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.78%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.78%) AIX
11 11 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.34%) Solaris
13 8 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
14 7 (1.04%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.74%) Android
16 4 (0.59%) CentOS
16 4 (0.59%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.45%) SUSE
17 3 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (13.95%) ITIL
2 77 (11.42%) Migration
3 75 (11.13%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (10.98%) Project Management
5 58 (8.61%) Knowledge Management
6 54 (8.01%) Configuration Management
7 52 (7.72%) CRM
8 47 (6.97%) PRINCE2
9 44 (6.53%) Test Scripting
10 42 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (5.19%) High Availability
12 34 (5.04%) Software Testing
13 29 (4.30%) Security Testing
14 28 (4.15%) Integration Testing
15 27 (4.01%) Scrum
16 25 (3.71%) Change Management
17 22 (3.26%) Time Management
17 22 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (3.12%) Data Migration
18 21 (3.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 136 (20.18%) SQL
2 100 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 91 (13.50%) JavaScript
4 71 (10.53%) C#
5 49 (7.27%) VBScript
6 27 (4.01%) C
6 27 (4.01%) Java
7 25 (3.71%) VB
8 24 (3.56%) VBA
9 21 (3.12%) T-SQL
10 20 (2.97%) C++
11 14 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 11 (1.63%) Perl
13 10 (1.48%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.48%) PHP
14 9 (1.34%) Objective-C
15 8 (1.19%) Ruby
16 6 (0.89%) Python
16 6 (0.89%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.59%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 306 (45.40%) Security Cleared
2 244 (36.20%) SC Cleared
3 114 (16.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (12.02%) DV Cleared
5 73 (10.83%) ISTQB
6 62 (9.20%) MCITP
7 52 (7.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 43 (6.38%) ISEB
9 40 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
10 39 (5.79%) MCSA
11 34 (5.04%) Degree
12 33 (4.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 27 (4.01%) MCSE
14 15 (2.23%) MCP
15 11 (1.63%) CCNA
16 6 (0.89%) MCTS
16 6 (0.89%) CISSP
16 6 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.82%) SLA
2 14 (2.08%) QA
3 4 (0.59%) COSO
3 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.59%) COBIT
4 2 (0.30%) JSP 440
System Software
1 186 (27.60%) Active Directory
2 75 (11.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (7.12%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.71%) VMware ESX
5 24 (3.56%) vSphere
6 11 (1.63%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (1.34%) XenApp
8 5 (0.74%) Postfix
8 5 (0.74%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.45%) Snort
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.45%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.45%) OCFS2
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Clusterware
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.15%) Firmware
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 47 (6.97%) SCCM
2 36 (5.34%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (2.82%) SCOM
4 16 (2.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.48%) ARCserve
7 10 (1.48%) Tivoli
8 8 (1.19%) Red Hat Satellite
8 8 (1.19%) Puppet
9 7 (1.04%) Nagios
9 7 (1.04%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.89%) SAP Afaria
10 6 (0.89%) HP SIM
10 6 (0.89%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.59%) vMotion
12 4 (0.59%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.59%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 139 (20.62%) HP
2 125 (18.55%) VMware
3 90 (13.35%) Oracle
4 72 (10.68%) Citrix
5 66 (9.79%) Cisco
6 34 (5.04%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.56%) McAfee
8 16 (2.37%) NetApp
9 14 (2.08%) CA
10 13 (1.93%) IBM
11 11 (1.63%) Dell
11 11 (1.63%) Juniper
11 11 (1.63%) Clearswift
11 11 (1.63%) Lumension
12 10 (1.48%) 3PAR
13 9 (1.34%) EMC
14 8 (1.19%) F5
14 8 (1.19%) Ektron
14 8 (1.19%) Apple
15 7 (1.04%) Altiris
Fareham
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Rate: £550 per day
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Basingstoke
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
NES IT
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke
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Rate: £275 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £7.80 - £8.0 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
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Rate: £350 - £375 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
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Rate: £125 - £130 per day
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Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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Basingstoke
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
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Portsmouth
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Basingstoke
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £449 - £450 per day
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Hampshire
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Portsmouth
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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