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 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 4 7 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 400 245 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 18.32% 14.10% 10.63%
As % of the Vendors category 34.25% 29.77% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 125 73
Average daily rate
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£323 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £208 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 20
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £12.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +30.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.70 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £159.00 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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
1168 823 763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 53.48% 47.35% 50.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 434 359
Average daily rate £350 £360 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 37 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £39.00
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
Basingstoke 0 63 £335 +7.20% 6
Gosport +5 55 £383 -
Hook -4 50 £341 +3.72% 2
Portsmouth +4 38 £300 - 8
Southampton -7 30 £195 -37.60% 20
Havant 0 20 £338 -3.57% 3
Winchester +3 8 £280 -13.84% 6
Farnborough -9 7 £173 -56.32% 9
Eastleigh +6 6 £290 +56.75% 2
Andover -5 5 £390 +188.88% 2
Fareham -7 5 £260 -21.15% 13
Aldershot 0 2 - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Fordingbridge - - - - 1
Waterlooville - - - -
Ringwood - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 393 (51.92%) Windows
2 354 (46.76%) Security Cleared
3 257 (33.95%) MS Excel
4 254 (33.55%) SC Cleared
5 219 (28.93%) Active Directory
6 190 (25.10%) HP
7 146 (19.29%) HTML
8 140 (18.49%) MS Office
9 139 (18.36%) VMware
10 128 (16.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 126 (16.64%) SQL
12 121 (15.98%) JavaScript
13 120 (15.85%) DV Cleared
14 119 (15.72%) Citrix
15 116 (15.32%) Oracle
16 113 (14.93%) .NET
16 113 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
17 111 (14.66%) Project Management
18 109 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 104 (13.74%) Windows 7
20 102 (13.47%) ISTQB
20 102 (13.47%) MS Exchange
21 97 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
22 95 (12.55%) ITIL
23 94 (12.42%) ASP.NET
24 92 (12.15%) SQL Server
25 90 (11.89%) UNIX
26 88 (11.62%) Migration
26 88 (11.62%) PowerShell
27 80 (10.57%) Knowledge Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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
1 102 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 64 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 32 (4.23%) IIS
4 26 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.77%) Lync
7 19 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 17 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.59%) CMS
9 12 (1.59%) Apache
10 10 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
10 10 (1.32%) MS Project Server
11 9 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.06%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.06%) SAS
12 8 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.79%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
15 4 (0.53%) JBoss
15 4 (0.53%) Liferay
Applications
1 257 (33.95%) MS Excel
2 140 (18.49%) MS Office
3 37 (4.89%) MS Project
4 23 (3.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.19%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.06%) SPSS
7 3 (0.40%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.40%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 46 (6.08%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.66%) Agresso
5 4 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.26%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.06%) Office 365
2 6 (0.79%) SaaS
3 4 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (10.30%) SAN
2 68 (8.98%) Firewall
3 60 (7.93%) SMTP
4 57 (7.53%) TCP/IP
5 46 (6.08%) DNS
6 39 (5.15%) X.400
7 38 (5.02%) X.500
8 36 (4.76%) DHCP
9 28 (3.70%) Internet
10 25 (3.30%) LAN
11 17 (2.25%) WAN
11 17 (2.25%) HTTP
12 16 (2.11%) FTP
13 14 (1.85%) VPN
13 14 (1.85%) SSL
14 7 (0.92%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.92%) BIG-IP
15 6 (0.79%) Network Security
15 6 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (0.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 57 (7.53%) Oracle Reports
3 39 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (3.17%) MySQL
6 23 (3.04%) Oracle Database
7 18 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (1.85%) Relational Database
10 12 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (1.19%) MS Access
11 9 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.06%) SQLPlus
12 8 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.92%) Ingres
13 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.79%) MongoDB
14 6 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (3.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (2.64%) Visual Studio
2 20 (2.64%) Subversion
3 17 (2.25%) StarTeam
4 16 (2.11%) ClearCase
4 16 (2.11%) NUnit
5 14 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.85%) GoogleTest
6 13 (1.72%) CppUnit
6 13 (1.72%) CruiseControl
6 13 (1.72%) MSI
7 12 (1.59%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.06%) Ant
9 7 (0.92%) ClearQuest
9 7 (0.92%) Git (software)
10 6 (0.79%) JIRA
10 6 (0.79%) Maven
10 6 (0.79%) JUnit
11 5 (0.66%) Selenium
11 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 74 (9.78%) Finance
2 35 (4.62%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.04%) Military
4 9 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.06%) Marketing
6 6 (0.79%) Italian Language
7 5 (0.66%) Banking
8 4 (0.53%) Publishing
8 4 (0.53%) Billing
9 3 (0.40%) Retail
9 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.40%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 121 (15.98%) Analyst
2 68 (8.98%) Developer
3 40 (5.28%) Wintel Engineer
4 39 (5.15%) Test Analyst
5 37 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (4.62%) Administrator
7 33 (4.36%) Architect
8 31 (4.10%) Desktop Support
8 31 (4.10%) Consultant
9 28 (3.70%) Project Manager
10 24 (3.17%) Data Analyst
11 23 (3.04%) Coordinator
11 23 (3.04%) Systems Administrator
12 22 (2.91%) Messaging Engineer
13 20 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support
14 19 (2.51%) Tester
15 18 (2.38%) Support Engineer
16 16 (2.11%) Support Analyst
16 16 (2.11%) Test Manager
17 14 (1.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (19.29%) HTML
2 113 (14.93%) .NET
3 94 (12.42%) ASP.NET
4 74 (9.78%) JSP
5 68 (8.98%) XML
6 33 (4.36%) CSS
7 19 (2.51%) Web Services
7 19 (2.51%) Ajax
8 17 (2.25%) jQuery
9 11 (1.45%) WCF
10 10 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (1.19%) OLE
12 8 (1.06%) SOAP
12 8 (1.06%) CodeIgniter
13 7 (0.92%) wxWidgets
13 7 (0.92%) Silverlight
13 7 (0.92%) JSON
13 7 (0.92%) Motif
14 6 (0.79%) HTML5
14 6 (0.79%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.81%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.83%) Clustering
3 27 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.43%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.38%) Replication
6 15 (1.98%) Open Source
7 14 (1.85%) PKI
8 11 (1.45%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.06%) Derivative
9 8 (1.06%) NHS
10 7 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.92%) HACMP
11 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.53%) Kindle
12 4 (0.53%) e-Health
13 3 (0.40%) E-Learning
13 3 (0.40%) SCORM
13 3 (0.40%) PMI
13 3 (0.40%) User Experience
13 3 (0.40%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 393 (51.92%) Windows
2 128 (16.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 109 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 104 (13.74%) Windows 7
5 90 (11.89%) UNIX
6 73 (9.64%) Linux
7 56 (7.40%) Windows XP
8 50 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (2.38%) Windows Vista
11 15 (1.98%) Windows 2000
12 12 (1.59%) AIX
12 12 (1.59%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.66%) Debian
15 4 (0.53%) Solaris
16 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.26%) CentOS
17 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (14.66%) Project Management
2 95 (12.55%) ITIL
3 88 (11.62%) Migration
4 80 (10.57%) Knowledge Management
5 49 (6.47%) Test Scripting
6 41 (5.42%) Configuration Management
7 40 (5.28%) CRM
8 39 (5.15%) High Availability
9 35 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (4.49%) Integration Testing
11 29 (3.83%) Test Automation
11 29 (3.83%) PRINCE2
11 29 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (3.70%) Data Migration
13 24 (3.17%) Software Testing
14 23 (3.04%) OO
14 23 (3.04%) Time Management
15 22 (2.91%) Functional Testing
15 22 (2.91%) MVC
15 22 (2.91%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (16.64%) SQL
2 121 (15.98%) JavaScript
3 88 (11.62%) PowerShell
4 62 (8.19%) C#
5 50 (6.61%) VBScript
6 44 (5.81%) VB
7 30 (3.96%) C
8 26 (3.43%) VBA
9 22 (2.91%) Java
10 18 (2.38%) C++
11 17 (2.25%) PL/SQL
12 14 (1.85%) PHP
13 13 (1.72%) Python
14 7 (0.92%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.79%) T-SQL
15 6 (0.79%) PHP5
16 4 (0.53%) Ruby
16 4 (0.53%) Perl
17 3 (0.40%) Delphi
17 3 (0.40%) Korn
Qualifications
1 354 (46.76%) Security Cleared
2 254 (33.55%) SC Cleared
3 120 (15.85%) DV Cleared
4 113 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 102 (13.47%) ISTQB
6 57 (7.53%) MCITP
7 52 (6.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 44 (5.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 40 (5.28%) MCSE
10 37 (4.89%) MCSA
11 35 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
12 34 (4.49%) Degree
13 32 (4.23%) MCP
14 23 (3.04%) ISEB
15 10 (1.32%) CCNA
16 7 (0.92%) CCNP
16 7 (0.92%) HND
17 5 (0.66%) MCDST
17 5 (0.66%) MOS
18 4 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.83%) SLA
2 18 (2.38%) QA
3 7 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.40%) BS7799
5 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.13%) GAAP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 219 (28.93%) Active Directory
2 69 (9.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.96%) vSphere
4 23 (3.04%) Forefront TMG
5 20 (2.64%) VMware ESX
6 15 (1.98%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (1.32%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.92%) XenApp
9 7 (0.92%) XenServer
9 7 (0.92%) XenDesktop
9 7 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.66%) vCloud
12 4 (0.53%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.53%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.40%) Snort
13 3 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (5.81%) SCCM
2 35 (4.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 26 (3.43%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (3.17%) ARCserve
5 19 (2.51%) HP SIM
6 15 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.72%) Tivoli
7 13 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.72%) Backup Exec
8 12 (1.59%) SCOM
9 11 (1.45%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (0.79%) MOM
11 6 (0.79%) Data Guard
12 5 (0.66%) WSUS
13 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
13 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.53%) Netcool
13 4 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
13 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 190 (25.10%) HP
2 139 (18.36%) VMware
3 119 (15.72%) Citrix
4 116 (15.32%) Oracle
5 60 (7.93%) Cisco
6 39 (5.15%) Red Hat
7 32 (4.23%) Symantec
8 30 (3.96%) CA
9 28 (3.70%) IBM
10 22 (2.91%) McAfee
11 20 (2.64%) NetApp
12 18 (2.38%) Clearswift
13 15 (1.98%) Altiris
13 15 (1.98%) Adobe
14 14 (1.85%) Lumension
15 13 (1.72%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.32%) Cognos
17 9 (1.19%) Remedy
17 9 (1.19%) Sophos
18 8 (1.06%) Zend
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