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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 257 347 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 13.72% 16.92% 14.08%
As % of the Vendors category 25.96% 32.28% 29.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 186 130
Average daily rate £337 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% -4.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 14
Average hourly rate £16.88 £13.70 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.17% -22.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £33.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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
990 1075 858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 52.86% 52.41% 48.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 544 435
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 65 41
Average hourly rate £50.00 £20.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.35 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
Southampton +6 41 £313 -18.56% 31
Basingstoke -1 41 £325 +16.07% 14
Winchester +7 33 £363 +25.00% 5
Hook +4 21 £336 +4.53% 4
Portsmouth -4 15 £310 +6.89% 9
Fareham +7 10 £200 +33.33% 5
Gosport -8 7 £350 -14.63% 1
Havant -6 6 £375 - 3
Farnborough -4 4 £350 -15.15% 19
Andover -5 3 £450 +28.57% 3
Eastleigh +1 1 £115 -50.00% 1
Aldershot -1 1 £483 +201.87%
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 227 (39.41%) Windows
2 223 (38.72%) Security Cleared
3 201 (34.90%) MS Excel
4 186 (32.29%) SC Cleared
5 148 (25.69%) MS Office
6 143 (24.83%) Active Directory
7 122 (21.18%) VMware
8 121 (21.01%) SQL
9 119 (20.66%) Oracle
10 104 (18.06%) SQL Server
11 99 (17.19%) .NET
12 90 (15.63%) C#
13 86 (14.93%) ITIL
14 84 (14.58%) Windows Server
15 81 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
16 75 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 72 (12.50%) HP
18 71 (12.33%) HTML
18 71 (12.33%) PowerShell
19 69 (11.98%) SharePoint
20 66 (11.46%) Linux
21 64 (11.11%) JavaScript
22 63 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
23 62 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
24 58 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
25 57 (9.90%) Finance
25 57 (9.90%) Project Management
26 52 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
26 52 (9.03%) MS Exchange
27 51 (8.85%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (11.98%) SharePoint
2 52 (9.03%) MS Exchange
3 24 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 23 (3.99%) IIS
5 22 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.43%) WebLogic
7 13 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
9 11 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.39%) SAS
11 6 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.87%) CICS
12 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.35%) Documentum
14 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
15 1 (0.17%) Apache
15 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 201 (34.90%) MS Excel
2 148 (25.69%) MS Office
3 45 (7.81%) MS Project
4 42 (7.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.87%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.69%) InDesign
8 3 (0.52%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.35%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
10 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.65%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.52%) Infor LN
4 3 (0.52%) Primavera
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.08%) Office 365
3 3 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.35%) IaaS
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.56%) Firewall
2 29 (5.03%) DNS
3 25 (4.34%) SAN
3 25 (4.34%) SSL
3 25 (4.34%) VPN
4 22 (3.82%) TCP/IP
5 21 (3.65%) Internet
6 20 (3.47%) NetScaler
7 16 (2.78%) Network Security
8 13 (2.26%) WAN
9 12 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (2.08%) LAN
9 12 (2.08%) Wireless
10 11 (1.91%) IPsec
10 11 (1.91%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (1.56%) DHCP
11 9 (1.56%) FTP
11 9 (1.56%) IPv4
11 9 (1.56%) Kerberos
11 9 (1.56%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 26 (4.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 24 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (3.99%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 17 (2.95%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
10 14 (2.43%) Oracle Database 12c
11 12 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.74%) Oracle Discoverer
13 10 (1.74%) SQL Navigator
14 9 (1.56%) Relational Database
15 8 (1.39%) SAS Data Integration Studio
16 7 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 45 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (6.77%) Visual Studio
3 31 (5.38%) Oracle APEX
4 30 (5.21%) Git (software)
5 21 (3.65%) HP UFT
6 18 (3.13%) Selenium
7 15 (2.60%) Jasmine
8 14 (2.43%) TeamCity
9 12 (2.08%) Moq
10 11 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
10 11 (1.91%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.74%) JDeveloper
11 10 (1.74%) Toad
12 8 (1.39%) NUnit
13 7 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 6 (1.04%) Cucumber
14 6 (1.04%) JIRA
14 6 (1.04%) StarTeam
14 6 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 57 (9.90%) Finance
2 40 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.47%) Military
4 13 (2.26%) Retail
5 10 (1.74%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.22%) Billing
7 6 (1.04%) Publishing
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
8 5 (0.87%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.69%) Legal
9 4 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Law
11 2 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.35%) Marketing
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (17.71%) Analyst
2 93 (16.15%) Developer
3 45 (7.81%) Support Engineer
4 44 (7.64%) Consultant
5 38 (6.60%) Architect
6 29 (5.03%) Designer
7 28 (4.86%) IT Analyst
7 28 (4.86%) Project Manager
8 27 (4.69%) Support Analyst
9 26 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (4.34%) Service Analyst
11 22 (3.82%) Oracle Developer
12 21 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 21 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (3.47%) IT Support
14 18 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
15 17 (2.95%) Administrator
16 16 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
16 16 (2.78%) Infrastructure Designer
17 15 (2.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (17.19%) .NET
2 71 (12.33%) HTML
3 51 (8.85%) ASP.NET
4 39 (6.77%) jQuery
5 36 (6.25%) CSS
6 29 (5.03%) Ajax
7 28 (4.86%) Web Services
8 26 (4.51%) XML
9 23 (3.99%) Middleware
10 16 (2.78%) .NET Framework
11 15 (2.60%) WCF
12 14 (2.43%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (2.26%) Entity Framework
14 9 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (1.56%) SOAP
15 8 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (1.39%) React
16 7 (1.22%) AngularJS
16 7 (1.22%) Breeze.js
16 7 (1.22%) Durandal
Miscellaneous
1 58 (10.07%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.82%) Driving Licence
4 18 (3.13%) Replication
5 17 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 16 (2.78%) PKI
7 15 (2.60%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.08%) Smart Meter
9 11 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.39%) Device Driver
10 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
10 8 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.39%) N-Tier
10 8 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (1.22%) User Experience
12 5 (0.87%) Clustering
12 5 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
12 5 (0.87%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.87%) VCE vBlock
13 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 227 (39.41%) Windows
2 84 (14.58%) Windows Server
3 81 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (11.46%) Linux
5 63 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (8.85%) Windows 7
8 39 (6.77%) Unix
9 37 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (4.34%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.78%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.43%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (2.26%) AIX
14 10 (1.74%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.22%) Solaris
15 7 (1.22%) SUSE
15 7 (1.22%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.87%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.69%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (14.93%) ITIL
2 62 (10.76%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (9.90%) Project Management
4 45 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (7.81%) Migration
5 40 (6.94%) CRM
6 39 (6.77%) Configuration Management
7 38 (6.60%) Change Management
8 35 (6.08%) PRINCE2
9 34 (5.90%) Test Scripting
10 31 (5.38%) Service Management
10 31 (5.38%) System Testing
10 31 (5.38%) Test Automation
11 30 (5.21%) Release Management
12 24 (4.17%) Data Analysis
12 24 (4.17%) Workflow
13 22 (3.82%) Scrum
14 20 (3.47%) Functional Testing
15 18 (3.13%) Mentoring
15 18 (3.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 121 (21.01%) SQL
2 90 (15.63%) C#
3 71 (12.33%) PowerShell
4 64 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 36 (6.25%) VB
6 29 (5.03%) PL/SQL
7 28 (4.86%) C
8 22 (3.82%) VBScript
9 21 (3.65%) T-SQL
10 17 (2.95%) Java
11 15 (2.60%) C++
11 15 (2.60%) Perl
12 14 (2.43%) Shell Script
13 10 (1.74%) C-shell
13 10 (1.74%) Korn
14 7 (1.22%) PHP
14 7 (1.22%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.87%) COBOL
16 4 (0.69%) VBA
16 4 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 223 (38.72%) Security Cleared
2 186 (32.29%) SC Cleared
3 44 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (6.60%) DV Cleared
5 36 (6.25%) Degree
6 29 (5.03%) ISTQB
7 20 (3.47%) MCSE
8 19 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (2.26%) MCTS
11 12 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (2.08%) MCITP
11 12 (2.08%) MCP
12 11 (1.91%) ISEB
13 7 (1.22%) CISSP
13 7 (1.22%) GCIA
13 7 (1.22%) GCIH
13 7 (1.22%) MCSA
13 7 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.86%) SLA
2 12 (2.08%) QA
3 5 (0.87%) COBIT
3 5 (0.87%) COSO
3 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.87%) SAS 70
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
4 2 (0.35%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 143 (24.83%) Active Directory
2 75 (13.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 32 (5.56%) vSphere
4 24 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 16 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.60%) XenDesktop
7 14 (2.43%) XenServer
8 12 (2.08%) XenApp
9 10 (1.74%) UAG
10 4 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.17%) StorNext
13 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.17%) vCloud
13 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 47 (8.16%) SCCM
2 14 (2.43%) SCOM
3 13 (2.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (2.08%) vRealize
5 10 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.56%) SCVMM
7 8 (1.39%) WSUS
8 7 (1.22%) RSA Security Analytics
9 5 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.69%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.52%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.52%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.52%) Netcool
11 3 (0.52%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 122 (21.18%) VMware
2 119 (20.66%) Oracle
3 72 (12.50%) HP
4 47 (8.16%) Cisco
4 47 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 45 (7.81%) Citrix
6 21 (3.65%) Remedy
7 18 (3.13%) IBM
8 15 (2.60%) EMC
8 15 (2.60%) Intel Security
9 12 (2.08%) SAP
10 9 (1.56%) 3PAR
10 9 (1.56%) BT
10 9 (1.56%) Juniper
10 9 (1.56%) Lumension
11 8 (1.39%) Avaya
11 8 (1.39%) LANDesk
12 7 (1.22%) CA
12 7 (1.22%) Intel
12 7 (1.22%) SolarWinds
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £220 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.09 - £18.05 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago