The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hampshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 350 303 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.11% 17.40% 12.75%
As % of the Vendors category 32.26% 32.58% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 169 102
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 43
Average hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £11.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.44
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.05%
Vendors Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1085 930 979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 53.06% 53.42% 54.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 495 478
Average daily rate £350 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 97 112
Average hourly rate £23.88 £25.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.50% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £12.40 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
Microsoft
South East

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 52 £408 +14.38% 11
Gosport -2 52 £408 -6.32% 5
Hook +2 29 £300 -10.32% 3
Southampton -15 23 £230 -34.28% 24
Havant +3 21 £438 +10.75% 8
Portsmouth +6 19 £325 -6.47% 9
Farnborough -1 11 £230 -44.70% 6
Winchester +3 7 £345 +7.81% 10
Aldershot +3 7 - -
Fareham -1 5 £360 - 5
Andover -3 4 £285 -28.75%
Eastleigh - 1 £165 - 1
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Alton - - - -
Ringwood - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 317 (45.16%) Windows
2 306 (43.59%) Security Cleared
3 238 (33.90%) MS Excel
4 220 (31.34%) SC Cleared
5 181 (25.78%) HP
6 156 (22.22%) MS Office
7 151 (21.51%) .NET
8 140 (19.94%) JavaScript
9 139 (19.80%) Oracle
10 133 (18.95%) HTML
10 133 (18.95%) Active Directory
11 131 (18.66%) ISTQB
12 130 (18.52%) ASP.NET
13 105 (14.96%) Project Management
14 104 (14.81%) DV Cleared
15 102 (14.53%) JSP
16 101 (14.39%) SQL Server
16 101 (14.39%) SQL
16 101 (14.39%) VMware
17 99 (14.10%) C#
17 99 (14.10%) UNIX
18 97 (13.82%) Windows Server 2003
19 95 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 90 (12.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 89 (12.68%) ITIL
22 81 (11.54%) Windows 7
23 77 (10.97%) SharePoint
24 75 (10.68%) Linux
24 75 (10.68%) VB
25 74 (10.54%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 77 (10.97%) SharePoint
2 74 (10.54%) MS Exchange
3 34 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (4.84%) IIS
4 22 (3.13%) IBM Notes
5 21 (2.99%) Apache
6 20 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.28%) Lync
8 13 (1.85%) Lotus Domino
9 9 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.14%) MS Project Server
11 7 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (0.71%) CMS
14 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 238 (33.90%) MS Excel
2 156 (22.22%) MS Office
3 49 (6.98%) MS Project
4 35 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.71%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.00%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.71%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.57%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.85%) SaaS
2 4 (0.57%) Office 365
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.41%) SAN
2 51 (7.26%) Firewall
3 47 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 46 (6.55%) DNS
5 30 (4.27%) SMTP
6 29 (4.13%) Internet
7 28 (3.99%) X.400
8 23 (3.28%) X.500
9 22 (3.13%) DHCP
10 17 (2.42%) HTTP
11 14 (1.99%) WAN
11 14 (1.99%) LAN
11 14 (1.99%) Network Security
12 10 (1.42%) VPN
13 9 (1.28%) LDAP
14 8 (1.14%) FTP
14 8 (1.14%) SSL
15 7 (1.00%) Kerberos
16 6 (0.85%) VoIP
16 6 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
4 34 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 24 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (2.85%) MySQL
9 16 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 15 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.85%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (1.28%) SQLPlus
14 8 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
15 4 (0.57%) MS Access
15 4 (0.57%) OLAP
15 4 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
16 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (7.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (3.56%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.57%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.14%) Selenium
6 7 (1.00%) MSI
7 5 (0.71%) Jenkins
7 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
7 5 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.57%) Toad
8 4 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.43%) Hudson
9 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.43%) NUnit
10 2 (0.28%) Maven
10 2 (0.28%) Subversion
10 2 (0.28%) JMeter
10 2 (0.28%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.28%) JUnit
General
1 59 (8.40%) Finance
2 41 (5.84%) Telecoms
2 41 (5.84%) Military
3 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.71%) Retail
6 4 (0.57%) Banking
6 4 (0.57%) Law
7 3 (0.43%) Billing
8 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Advertising
8 2 (0.28%) Electronics
8 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Marketing
9 1 (0.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 110 (15.67%) Analyst
2 58 (8.26%) Developer
3 45 (6.41%) Test Analyst
4 39 (5.56%) Consultant
5 36 (5.13%) Support Engineer
5 36 (5.13%) Tester
6 34 (4.84%) Administrator
7 27 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 26 (3.70%) Test Leader
9 21 (2.99%) Test Manager
9 21 (2.99%) Business Analyst
9 21 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (2.85%) Test Specialist
11 19 (2.71%) DBA
11 19 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
12 18 (2.56%) Desktop Support
13 17 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (2.42%) .NET Developer
14 16 (2.28%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (21.51%) .NET
2 133 (18.95%) HTML
3 130 (18.52%) ASP.NET
4 102 (14.53%) JSP
5 41 (5.84%) XML
6 38 (5.41%) CSS
7 26 (3.70%) jQuery
8 19 (2.71%) Web Services
9 18 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 15 (2.14%) Ajax
11 13 (1.85%) WCF
11 13 (1.85%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.57%) OLE
13 10 (1.42%) XSLT
14 9 (1.28%) SOAP
15 8 (1.14%) Flash
15 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 6 (0.85%) Application Packaging
16 6 (0.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 5 (0.71%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.99%) Replication
2 25 (3.56%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.71%) Open Source
4 15 (2.14%) Clustering
5 11 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.28%) E-Learning
6 9 (1.28%) SCORM
7 8 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.00%) PKI
9 6 (0.85%) NHS
9 6 (0.85%) Statistics
9 6 (0.85%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.71%) Kindle
10 5 (0.71%) HACMP
11 4 (0.57%) iPhone
12 3 (0.43%) Physics
12 3 (0.43%) EMV
12 3 (0.43%) Handset
13 2 (0.28%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 317 (45.16%) Windows
2 99 (14.10%) UNIX
3 97 (13.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (13.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 75 (10.68%) Linux
7 59 (8.40%) Windows XP
8 29 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.71%) Windows 2000
10 12 (1.71%) Windows Vista
11 9 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (1.00%) AIX
12 7 (1.00%) Solaris
13 3 (0.43%) Debian
14 2 (0.28%) SUSE
14 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (14.96%) Project Management
2 89 (12.68%) ITIL
3 69 (9.83%) CRM
4 57 (8.12%) Knowledge Management
5 50 (7.12%) PRINCE2
6 44 (6.27%) Test Automation
7 43 (6.13%) Migration
8 38 (5.41%) Test Scripting
9 34 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (4.56%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (3.99%) Configuration Management
12 25 (3.56%) MVC
13 24 (3.42%) Document Management
14 23 (3.28%) Time Management
14 23 (3.28%) Service Management
15 21 (2.99%) Service Delivery
16 20 (2.85%) Agile Software Development
16 20 (2.85%) Change Management
17 19 (2.71%) Quality Management
17 19 (2.71%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (19.94%) JavaScript
2 101 (14.39%) SQL
3 99 (14.10%) C#
4 75 (10.68%) VB
5 60 (8.55%) PowerShell
6 27 (3.85%) VBScript
6 27 (3.85%) PHP
7 26 (3.70%) Java
8 24 (3.42%) VBA
9 23 (3.28%) C
10 16 (2.28%) T-SQL
11 15 (2.14%) Python
11 15 (2.14%) Ruby
12 14 (1.99%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.85%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.42%) Perl
15 9 (1.28%) VB.NET
16 7 (1.00%) ActionScript 2.0
16 7 (1.00%) ActionScript
17 6 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 306 (43.59%) Security Cleared
2 220 (31.34%) SC Cleared
3 131 (18.66%) ISTQB
4 104 (14.81%) DV Cleared
5 90 (12.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 59 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (4.99%) Degree
8 34 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 32 (4.56%) MCITP
10 20 (2.85%) ISEB
11 19 (2.71%) CISSP
12 18 (2.56%) MOS
12 18 (2.56%) MCSE
13 11 (1.57%) MCP
14 8 (1.14%) CCNP
15 7 (1.00%) CCNA
15 7 (1.00%) OCP
15 7 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.84%) QA
2 18 (2.56%) SLA
2 18 (2.56%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.43%) COBIT
6 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.43%) BS7799
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) GAAP
System Software
1 133 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 61 (8.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.42%) vSphere
5 17 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 14 (1.99%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (1.85%) Snort
8 12 (1.71%) XenApp
8 12 (1.71%) XenServer
9 11 (1.57%) Terminal Services
9 11 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.71%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.57%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.43%) vCloud
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (5.84%) SCCM
2 29 (4.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (3.13%) SCOM
4 18 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.42%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.42%) SCDPM
8 9 (1.28%) Data Guard
8 9 (1.28%) HP SIM
8 9 (1.28%) WSUS
8 9 (1.28%) Backup Exec
9 7 (1.00%) SAP Afaria
10 6 (0.85%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.71%) MOM
12 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.57%) AppDNA
13 3 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 181 (25.78%) HP
2 139 (19.80%) Oracle
3 101 (14.39%) VMware
4 61 (8.69%) Citrix
5 60 (8.55%) Cisco
6 27 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.42%) Lotus
8 22 (3.13%) McAfee
9 17 (2.42%) IBM
10 13 (1.85%) CA
11 12 (1.71%) EMC
12 11 (1.57%) Lumension
12 11 (1.57%) Adobe
12 11 (1.57%) Borland
13 10 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.42%) Sophos
13 10 (1.42%) Dell
14 9 (1.28%) Clearswift
15 8 (1.14%) Symantec
15 8 (1.14%) NetApp
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £492.59 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £365.3 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £379.12 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Nexere Consulting Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £380 - £420 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Rate: Up to £30k+
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago