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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 378 325 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 18.08% 17.56% 11.55%
As % of the Vendors category 34.21% 32.27% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 169 100
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£327 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £224 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 41
Average hourly rate £15.13 £16.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -28.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.97
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.20%
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
1105 1007 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 52.85% 54.40% 53.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 544 504
Average daily rate £347 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £503 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 84 93
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.13 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £12.88 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.46% +2.52%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +2 55 £338 +4.65% 15
Hook +7 52 £349 -3.05% 1
Gosport -2 42 £450 +3.44% 1
Havant +2 30 £406 +1.56% 3
Southampton -12 28 £251 -28.21% 15
Farnborough +8 17 £210 -35.38% 8
Portsmouth -1 17 £325 +22.64% 10
Winchester +1 9 £345 +15.00% 5
Andover +2 6 £285 -29.62% 6
Fareham -1 5 £375 +50.00% 9
Aldershot -1 4 - - 1
Eastleigh - 1 £165 - 2
Alton - 1 - -
Ringwood - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 335 (46.33%) Windows
2 320 (44.26%) Security Cleared
3 235 (32.50%) MS Excel
4 228 (31.54%) SC Cleared
5 193 (26.69%) HP
6 165 (22.82%) MS Office
7 157 (21.72%) Active Directory
8 152 (21.02%) .NET
9 151 (20.89%) HTML
9 151 (20.89%) JavaScript
10 139 (19.23%) Oracle
11 135 (18.67%) ISTQB
12 132 (18.26%) ASP.NET
13 108 (14.94%) Project Management
13 108 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 108 (14.94%) DV Cleared
14 105 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 104 (14.38%) VMware
16 102 (14.11%) C#
17 101 (13.97%) JSP
18 98 (13.55%) UNIX
19 96 (13.28%) SQL Server
20 92 (12.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 91 (12.59%) SQL
22 87 (12.03%) ITIL
23 86 (11.89%) MS Exchange
24 79 (10.93%) Linux
25 78 (10.79%) VB
26 77 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
27 74 (10.24%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 86 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 39 (5.39%) IIS
4 29 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (3.60%) Apache
6 19 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.94%) Lync
7 14 (1.94%) IBM Notes
8 11 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.38%) MS Project Server
10 8 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.11%) CMS
11 7 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.55%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 235 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 165 (22.82%) MS Office
3 55 (7.61%) MS Project
4 34 (4.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.97%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.83%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.69%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.55%) PaintShop Pro
10 3 (0.41%) SPSS
11 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
11 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (4.43%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.94%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.55%) SaaS
1 4 (0.55%) Office 365
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.16%) SAN
2 57 (7.88%) Firewall
3 47 (6.50%) TCP/IP
3 47 (6.50%) DNS
4 36 (4.98%) SMTP
5 33 (4.56%) Internet
6 32 (4.43%) X.400
7 30 (4.15%) X.500
8 27 (3.73%) DHCP
9 22 (3.04%) LAN
10 17 (2.35%) WAN
11 16 (2.21%) HTTP
12 14 (1.94%) Network Security
13 11 (1.52%) VPN
14 10 (1.38%) SSL
15 9 (1.24%) FTP
15 9 (1.24%) LDAP
16 7 (0.97%) Kerberos
16 7 (0.97%) IPsec
16 7 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 27 (3.73%) MySQL
4 27 (3.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 21 (2.90%) Oracle Database
6 19 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (2.35%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (0.97%) SQLPlus
12 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.83%) OLAP
14 4 (0.55%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.55%) Cognos Query Studio
14 4 (0.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 57 (7.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (3.18%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.24%) MSI
4 9 (1.24%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.11%) Selenium
6 5 (0.69%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.69%) Subversion
6 5 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.55%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.55%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.41%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.41%) RSpec
8 3 (0.41%) JUnit
8 3 (0.41%) Maven
8 3 (0.41%) JIRA
8 3 (0.41%) JMeter
8 3 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 72 (9.96%) Finance
2 42 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 40 (5.53%) Military
4 6 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.55%) Banking
6 4 (0.55%) Retail
7 3 (0.41%) Billing
7 3 (0.41%) Marketing
7 3 (0.41%) Law
7 3 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.28%) Advertising
8 2 (0.28%) Publishing
8 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Games
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 117 (16.18%) Analyst
2 69 (9.54%) Developer
3 48 (6.64%) Test Analyst
4 35 (4.84%) Consultant
4 35 (4.84%) Tester
5 34 (4.70%) Administrator
6 33 (4.56%) Support Engineer
6 33 (4.56%) Project Manager
7 28 (3.87%) Test Leader
8 22 (3.04%) Messaging Engineer
8 22 (3.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (2.90%) Test Specialist
10 19 (2.63%) .NET Developer
10 19 (2.63%) Business Analyst
10 19 (2.63%) Desktop Support
11 18 (2.49%) Test Manager
12 17 (2.35%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (2.35%) 2nd Line Support
12 17 (2.35%) Build Engineer
13 16 (2.21%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (21.02%) .NET
2 151 (20.89%) HTML
3 132 (18.26%) ASP.NET
4 101 (13.97%) JSP
5 51 (7.05%) XML
6 43 (5.95%) CSS
7 29 (4.01%) jQuery
8 20 (2.77%) Web Services
9 19 (2.63%) Ajax
9 19 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (2.21%) WCF
11 12 (1.66%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.66%) OLE
12 10 (1.38%) XSLT
12 10 (1.38%) SOAP
13 8 (1.11%) Flash
13 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 8 (1.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (0.97%) CodeIgniter
15 6 (0.83%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 29 (4.01%) Blackberry
2 26 (3.60%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.46%) Replication
4 20 (2.77%) Clustering
5 18 (2.49%) Open Source
6 10 (1.38%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.24%) E-Learning
7 9 (1.24%) SCORM
7 9 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.83%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.83%) PKI
9 5 (0.69%) Statistics
9 5 (0.69%) NHS
9 5 (0.69%) HACMP
9 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (0.69%) Kindle
10 4 (0.55%) iPhone
11 3 (0.41%) Physics
11 3 (0.41%) PMI
11 3 (0.41%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 335 (46.33%) Windows
2 108 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 105 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (13.55%) UNIX
5 79 (10.93%) Linux
6 74 (10.24%) Windows 7
7 56 (7.75%) Windows XP
8 34 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.07%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.66%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.24%) Solaris
14 8 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.97%) Debian
15 7 (0.97%) AIX
16 6 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.28%) SUSE
18 1 (0.14%) CentOS
18 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.94%) Project Management
2 87 (12.03%) ITIL
3 70 (9.68%) CRM
4 66 (9.13%) Knowledge Management
5 55 (7.61%) Migration
6 53 (7.33%) PRINCE2
7 50 (6.92%) Test Automation
8 44 (6.09%) Test Scripting
9 37 (5.12%) Functional Testing
10 31 (4.29%) MVC
11 30 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 29 (4.01%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (3.46%) Document Management
14 22 (3.04%) Configuration Management
15 20 (2.77%) Change Management
15 20 (2.77%) Service Management
15 20 (2.77%) Quality Management
15 20 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (2.77%) Time Management
16 19 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.89%) JavaScript
2 102 (14.11%) C#
3 91 (12.59%) SQL
4 78 (10.79%) VB
5 63 (8.71%) PowerShell
6 39 (5.39%) VBScript
7 32 (4.43%) PHP
8 30 (4.15%) Java
9 25 (3.46%) VBA
10 23 (3.18%) C
11 17 (2.35%) Python
12 15 (2.07%) Ruby
13 14 (1.94%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.80%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.66%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.38%) Perl
17 8 (1.11%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.97%) ActionScript
18 7 (0.97%) ActionScript 2.0
19 6 (0.83%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 320 (44.26%) Security Cleared
2 228 (31.54%) SC Cleared
3 135 (18.67%) ISTQB
4 108 (14.94%) DV Cleared
5 92 (12.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 77 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (5.53%) MCITP
8 37 (5.12%) Degree
9 33 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (4.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (4.43%) MCSE
11 21 (2.90%) ISEB
12 18 (2.49%) CISSP
12 18 (2.49%) MCP
12 18 (2.49%) MOS
13 8 (1.11%) MCSA
14 6 (0.83%) CCNP
14 6 (0.83%) CCNA
14 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.26%) QA
2 27 (3.73%) SLA
3 18 (2.49%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.55%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.41%) COBIT
7 3 (0.41%) BS7799
7 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) GAAP
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 157 (21.72%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.46%) vSphere
4 21 (2.90%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 18 (2.49%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (1.80%) Snort
8 10 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.24%) XenServer
10 8 (1.11%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.83%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.83%) XenApp
11 6 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.69%) vCloud
12 5 (0.69%) OCFS2
13 4 (0.55%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.55%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (4.56%) SCCM
2 30 (4.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (2.21%) SCOM
5 11 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 10 (1.38%) ARCserve
6 10 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.38%) HP SIM
7 9 (1.24%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.97%) WSUS
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.55%) SAP Afaria
10 4 (0.55%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.41%) Puppet
11 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.41%) MOM
Vendors
1 193 (26.69%) HP
2 139 (19.23%) Oracle
3 104 (14.38%) VMware
4 63 (8.71%) Cisco
5 62 (8.58%) Citrix
6 31 (4.29%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.60%) McAfee
8 21 (2.90%) Symantec
9 19 (2.63%) IBM
10 16 (2.21%) Lotus
11 15 (2.07%) CA
11 15 (2.07%) Adobe
12 13 (1.80%) Sophos
12 13 (1.80%) Clearswift
13 12 (1.66%) Lumension
13 12 (1.66%) CheckPoint
14 11 (1.52%) EMC
15 10 (1.38%) Borland
15 10 (1.38%) 3PAR
15 10 (1.38%) Altiris
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 14 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Posted: 15 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + benefit scheme
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 8-10 Per Hour Will lead to a permanent opportunity
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £9 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Farnborough
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 26 days ago