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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 363 341 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.10% 16.45% 12.13%
As % of the Vendors category 35.35% 34.20% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 168 116
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £478 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +72.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.26 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.15 £106.00 £19.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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
1027 997 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 45.54% 48.09% 50.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 535 495
Average daily rate £375 £363 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 63 92
Average hourly rate £21.50 £28.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% +42.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +10 64 £395 +25.39% 31
Basingstoke +1 39 £350 +32.07% 20
Hook -3 39 £339 -3.54% 1
Winchester +6 30 £450 +33.33% 11
Havant -1 29 £335 -21.17% 7
Portsmouth +2 28 £300 +1.69% 7
Farnborough +3 22 £350 -7.89% 15
Gosport -1 10 £408 -9.44%
Andover +2 8 £250 -6.71% 1
Aldershot +12 4 £160 +39.13% 1
Eastleigh -2 2 £230 +84.00% 2
Fareham -2 2 £150 - 7
Petersfield - - - - 1
Bordon - - - -
Ringwood - - - - 1
Romsey - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 322 (46.13%) Security Cleared
2 317 (45.42%) Windows
3 255 (36.53%) SC Cleared
4 233 (33.38%) MS Excel
5 189 (27.08%) Active Directory
6 150 (21.49%) HP
7 138 (19.77%) SQL
8 125 (17.91%) .NET
9 123 (17.62%) VMware
10 121 (17.34%) MS Office
11 115 (16.48%) HTML
12 110 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 105 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 103 (14.76%) JavaScript
15 102 (14.61%) Oracle
16 100 (14.33%) Citrix
17 97 (13.90%) Linux
17 97 (13.90%) DV Cleared
18 92 (13.18%) SQL Server
19 91 (13.04%) ASP.NET
19 91 (13.04%) ISTQB
20 89 (12.75%) ITIL
20 89 (12.75%) PowerShell
21 87 (12.46%) Windows 7
22 85 (12.18%) Project Management
23 83 (11.89%) UNIX
24 75 (10.74%) Migration
25 74 (10.60%) Knowledge Management
25 74 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
26 73 (10.46%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 58 (8.31%) SharePoint
2 53 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 21 (3.01%) IIS
4 14 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (1.43%) Node.js
6 10 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.29%) CMS
7 9 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (1.29%) Apache
7 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.15%) Lync
8 8 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.00%) Confluence
9 7 (1.00%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 233 (33.38%) MS Excel
2 121 (17.34%) MS Office
3 54 (7.74%) MS Project
4 21 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.72%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.29%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Simulink
8 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
2 37 (5.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (2.15%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.72%) Primavera
5 3 (0.43%) Summit
6 1 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Unica
6 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.00%) Office 365
3 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.57%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (10.03%) SAN
2 47 (6.73%) Firewall
3 40 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 32 (4.58%) DNS
5 27 (3.87%) SMTP
6 23 (3.30%) SSL
7 21 (3.01%) LAN
8 20 (2.87%) Internet
9 18 (2.58%) X.400
9 18 (2.58%) DHCP
9 18 (2.58%) WAN
10 16 (2.29%) X.500
11 12 (1.72%) HTTP
12 10 (1.43%) VPN
12 10 (1.43%) LDAP
13 9 (1.29%) BIG-IP
14 8 (1.15%) FTP
15 7 (1.00%) IPsec
15 7 (1.00%) VLAN
16 6 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.16%) Oracle Reports
3 25 (3.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (3.44%) Oracle Database
5 23 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 16 (2.29%) MySQL
8 15 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 13 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
9 13 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.29%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.00%) QlikView
13 7 (1.00%) MS Access
13 7 (1.00%) Data Mining
14 6 (0.86%) SQLPlus
14 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
15 5 (0.72%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 24 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (3.30%) Visual Studio
3 21 (3.01%) Subversion
4 20 (2.87%) ClearCase
4 20 (2.87%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.15%) GoogleTest
5 15 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 15 (2.15%) NUnit
5 15 (2.15%) CruiseControl
5 15 (2.15%) CppUnit
6 14 (2.01%) StarTeam
7 12 (1.72%) JIRA
7 12 (1.72%) Git (software)
8 11 (1.58%) MSI
9 9 (1.29%) JUnit
9 9 (1.29%) Maven
10 8 (1.15%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.00%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.00%) RSpec
11 7 (1.00%) JMeter
General
1 64 (9.17%) Finance
2 18 (2.58%) Military
3 14 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.86%) Retail
5 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.72%) Publishing
6 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 5 (0.72%) Back Office
6 5 (0.72%) Banking
7 4 (0.57%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.43%) Legal
8 3 (0.43%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 115 (16.48%) Analyst
2 67 (9.60%) Developer
3 46 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
4 45 (6.45%) Architect
5 41 (5.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 40 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 34 (4.87%) Consultant
8 31 (4.44%) Test Analyst
9 24 (3.44%) Support Engineer
10 22 (3.15%) .NET Developer
11 21 (3.01%) Desktop Support
12 20 (2.87%) Test Specialist
13 18 (2.58%) Data Analyst
14 17 (2.44%) Administrator
14 17 (2.44%) Support Analyst
14 17 (2.44%) Coordinator
15 16 (2.29%) Tester
16 14 (2.01%) Test Manager
16 14 (2.01%) Systems Engineer
16 14 (2.01%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (17.91%) .NET
2 115 (16.48%) HTML
3 91 (13.04%) ASP.NET
4 57 (8.17%) XML
5 51 (7.31%) JSP
6 36 (5.16%) Web Services
7 20 (2.87%) CSS
8 18 (2.58%) jQuery
9 15 (2.15%) .NET Framework
9 15 (2.15%) HTML5
10 14 (2.01%) WCF
11 13 (1.86%) Ajax
12 12 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (1.43%) RESTful
14 9 (1.29%) iOS SDK
14 9 (1.29%) JSON
15 7 (1.00%) Middleware
15 7 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 6 (0.86%) ASP.NET MVC 3
17 5 (0.72%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.01%) Clustering
4 19 (2.72%) Blackberry
5 17 (2.44%) Replication
6 16 (2.29%) PKI
6 16 (2.29%) User Experience
7 12 (1.72%) Open Source
7 12 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.29%) iPhone
9 8 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.15%) NHS
9 8 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.86%) N-Tier
10 6 (0.86%) Economics
10 6 (0.86%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.72%) Derivative
12 4 (0.57%) Life Science
12 4 (0.57%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 317 (45.42%) Windows
2 105 (15.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (13.90%) Linux
4 87 (12.46%) Windows 7
5 83 (11.89%) UNIX
6 72 (10.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (5.44%) Windows XP
9 19 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.72%) AIX
11 10 (1.43%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.43%) Apple iOS
12 9 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.15%) Solaris
14 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.72%) CentOS
15 4 (0.57%) Android
16 3 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (12.75%) ITIL
2 85 (12.18%) Project Management
3 75 (10.74%) Migration
4 74 (10.60%) Knowledge Management
5 72 (10.32%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (8.74%) Configuration Management
7 51 (7.31%) CRM
8 50 (7.16%) Test Scripting
9 45 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 38 (5.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (5.44%) High Availability
11 32 (4.58%) Software Testing
12 28 (4.01%) Integration Testing
13 26 (3.72%) Scrum
14 25 (3.58%) Security Testing
15 24 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (3.44%) Data Migration
15 24 (3.44%) Change Management
16 23 (3.30%) Software Engineering
17 22 (3.15%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 138 (19.77%) SQL
2 103 (14.76%) JavaScript
3 89 (12.75%) PowerShell
4 71 (10.17%) C#
5 44 (6.30%) VBScript
6 37 (5.30%) C
7 33 (4.73%) VB
8 31 (4.44%) VBA
9 30 (4.30%) Java
10 27 (3.87%) C++
11 18 (2.58%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.43%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.29%) Objective-C
14 9 (1.29%) Ruby
15 8 (1.15%) Python
15 8 (1.15%) Perl
15 8 (1.15%) PHP
16 6 (0.86%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.57%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 322 (46.13%) Security Cleared
2 255 (36.53%) SC Cleared
3 110 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 97 (13.90%) DV Cleared
5 91 (13.04%) ISTQB
6 62 (8.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 59 (8.45%) MCITP
8 42 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (6.02%) MCSA
9 37 (5.30%) ISEB
10 36 (5.16%) Degree
11 35 (5.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 22 (3.15%) MCSE
13 18 (2.58%) MCP
14 13 (1.86%) CCNA
15 7 (1.00%) HND
15 7 (1.00%) MCTS
16 6 (0.86%) CCNP
16 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (0.72%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.29%) SLA
2 14 (2.01%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.43%) COSO
3 3 (0.43%) COBIT
4 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 189 (27.08%) Active Directory
2 74 (10.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.87%) Hyper-V
4 22 (3.15%) VMware ESX
4 22 (3.15%) vSphere
5 12 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
6 6 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (0.86%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (0.72%) Postfix
7 5 (0.72%) XenApp
7 5 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.57%) XenServer
8 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.43%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.43%) OCFS2
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle Clusterware
9 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.43%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.43%) Snort
Systems Management
1 45 (6.45%) SCCM
2 35 (5.01%) HP Quality Center
3 21 (3.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (1.72%) SCOM
6 11 (1.58%) ARCserve
6 11 (1.58%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.43%) Tivoli
8 8 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (1.00%) Puppet
9 7 (1.00%) Vagrant
9 7 (1.00%) Nagios
10 6 (0.86%) SCVMM
11 5 (0.72%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.57%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.57%) SAP Afaria
12 4 (0.57%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 3 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 150 (21.49%) HP
2 123 (17.62%) VMware
3 102 (14.61%) Oracle
4 100 (14.33%) Citrix
5 65 (9.31%) Cisco
6 36 (5.16%) Red Hat
7 23 (3.30%) McAfee
8 22 (3.15%) NetApp
9 16 (2.29%) IBM
10 15 (2.15%) CA
11 12 (1.72%) Dell
11 12 (1.72%) Clearswift
11 12 (1.72%) Altiris
12 11 (1.58%) Lumension
12 11 (1.58%) Apple
13 10 (1.43%) EMC
14 9 (1.29%) Juniper
14 9 (1.29%) 3PAR
15 8 (1.15%) Ektron
15 8 (1.15%) F5
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £330 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot I.T. Resources Ltd
Salary: £35k - £45k per annum + 36 days holiday, Pension and more
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £310 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £45 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
SSE
Rate: Up to £55,000 per annum depending on skills and experience plus bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago