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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 373 318 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.84% 17.44% 11.62%
As % of the Vendors category 33.76% 31.99% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 167 101
Average daily rate
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£325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 42
Average hourly rate £15.13 £16.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -27.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £11.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £33.50 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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 994 1051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 52.85% 54.53% 53.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 542 502
Average daily rate £347 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £254 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 86 94
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 £11.07 £12.88 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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
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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 +3 54 £338 +4.65% 11
Hook +6 52 £348 -3.40% 1
Gosport -3 46 £450 +3.44% 2
Havant +2 30 £406 +1.56% 3
Southampton -17 26 £250 -28.57% 15
Farnborough +6 17 £210 -35.38% 8
Portsmouth -2 17 £325 +22.64% 10
Winchester +1 9 £345 +15.00% 5
Andover +2 6 £285 -29.62% 4
Aldershot -1 4 - - 1
Fareham -3 4 £450 +80.00% 10
Alton - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £165 - 2
Ringwood - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 329 (46.27%) Windows
2 311 (43.74%) Security Cleared
3 230 (32.35%) MS Excel
4 224 (31.50%) SC Cleared
5 193 (27.14%) HP
6 162 (22.78%) MS Office
7 152 (21.38%) .NET
7 152 (21.38%) Active Directory
8 151 (21.24%) JavaScript
9 150 (21.10%) HTML
10 141 (19.83%) Oracle
11 135 (18.99%) ISTQB
12 133 (18.71%) ASP.NET
13 107 (15.05%) Project Management
14 106 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 105 (14.77%) DV Cleared
16 103 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
16 103 (14.49%) VMware
17 102 (14.35%) JSP
17 102 (14.35%) C#
18 98 (13.78%) UNIX
19 96 (13.50%) SQL Server
20 93 (13.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 89 (12.52%) SQL
22 87 (12.24%) ITIL
23 84 (11.81%) MS Exchange
24 79 (11.11%) Linux
24 79 (11.11%) VB
25 74 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
26 73 (10.27%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 84 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 73 (10.27%) SharePoint
3 38 (5.34%) IIS
4 29 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (3.66%) Apache
6 19 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 14 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (1.97%) Lync
7 14 (1.97%) IBM Notes
8 11 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (1.41%) MS Project Server
10 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.13%) CMS
11 7 (0.98%) Lotus Domino
11 7 (0.98%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.56%) GlassFish
14 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 230 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 162 (22.78%) MS Office
3 54 (7.59%) MS Project
4 34 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.83%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.98%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.84%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.70%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.56%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.28%) SPSS
10 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (4.50%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.56%) SaaS
1 4 (0.56%) Office 365
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (8.16%) SAN
2 56 (7.88%) Firewall
3 47 (6.61%) TCP/IP
4 46 (6.47%) DNS
5 33 (4.64%) SMTP
6 32 (4.50%) Internet
7 29 (4.08%) X.400
8 27 (3.80%) X.500
9 26 (3.66%) DHCP
10 22 (3.09%) LAN
11 17 (2.39%) WAN
12 15 (2.11%) HTTP
13 14 (1.97%) Network Security
14 11 (1.55%) VPN
15 10 (1.41%) SSL
16 9 (1.27%) LDAP
17 8 (1.13%) FTP
18 7 (0.98%) Kerberos
18 7 (0.98%) IPsec
18 7 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (13.50%) SQL Server
2 40 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (5.49%) Oracle Reports
4 28 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (3.80%) MySQL
6 22 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 20 (2.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (2.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (2.39%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (0.98%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.70%) OLAP
16 3 (0.42%) MS Access
16 3 (0.42%) Data Mart
16 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 58 (8.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.27%) MSI
4 9 (1.27%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.13%) Selenium
6 5 (0.70%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.70%) Subversion
6 5 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.56%) SpecFlow
7 4 (0.56%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.42%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.42%) RSpec
8 3 (0.42%) JUnit
8 3 (0.42%) Maven
8 3 (0.42%) JIRA
8 3 (0.42%) JMeter
8 3 (0.42%) NUnit
General
1 69 (9.70%) Finance
2 42 (5.91%) Telecoms
3 39 (5.49%) Military
4 6 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 5 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.56%) Banking
6 4 (0.56%) Retail
7 3 (0.42%) Billing
7 3 (0.42%) Law
7 3 (0.42%) Electronics
8 2 (0.28%) Advertising
8 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
8 2 (0.28%) Marketing
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Games
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 115 (16.17%) Analyst
2 67 (9.42%) Developer
3 48 (6.75%) Test Analyst
4 36 (5.06%) Consultant
5 35 (4.92%) Tester
6 34 (4.78%) Administrator
7 33 (4.64%) Support Engineer
8 32 (4.50%) Project Manager
9 27 (3.80%) Test Leader
10 22 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (2.95%) Test Specialist
12 20 (2.81%) Messaging Engineer
13 19 (2.67%) .NET Developer
13 19 (2.67%) Test Manager
13 19 (2.67%) Business Analyst
13 19 (2.67%) Desktop Support
14 17 (2.39%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (2.25%) DBA
15 16 (2.25%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (2.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (21.38%) .NET
2 150 (21.10%) HTML
3 133 (18.71%) ASP.NET
4 102 (14.35%) JSP
5 49 (6.89%) XML
6 42 (5.91%) CSS
7 29 (4.08%) jQuery
8 20 (2.81%) Web Services
9 19 (2.67%) Ajax
9 19 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (2.25%) WCF
11 12 (1.69%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.69%) OLE
12 10 (1.41%) XSLT
12 10 (1.41%) SOAP
13 8 (1.13%) Flash
13 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 8 (1.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 7 (0.98%) CodeIgniter
15 6 (0.84%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.94%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.38%) Replication
4 20 (2.81%) Clustering
5 18 (2.53%) Open Source
6 9 (1.27%) E-Learning
6 9 (1.27%) SCORM
6 9 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.84%) Smart Meter
7 6 (0.84%) PKI
8 5 (0.70%) Statistics
8 5 (0.70%) NHS
8 5 (0.70%) HACMP
8 5 (0.70%) Kindle
9 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.56%) iPhone
10 3 (0.42%) Physics
10 3 (0.42%) PMI
10 3 (0.42%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 329 (46.27%) Windows
2 106 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 103 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 98 (13.78%) UNIX
5 79 (11.11%) Linux
6 73 (10.27%) Windows 7
7 56 (7.88%) Windows XP
8 34 (4.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (2.11%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.69%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.41%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.27%) Solaris
14 8 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
15 7 (0.98%) Debian
15 7 (0.98%) AIX
16 6 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.28%) SUSE
18 1 (0.14%) CentOS
18 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.05%) Project Management
2 87 (12.24%) ITIL
3 71 (9.99%) CRM
4 66 (9.28%) Knowledge Management
5 53 (7.45%) PRINCE2
6 52 (7.31%) Migration
7 51 (7.17%) Test Automation
8 44 (6.19%) Test Scripting
9 31 (4.36%) MVC
10 30 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (3.94%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (3.38%) Document Management
13 22 (3.09%) Configuration Management
14 20 (2.81%) Change Management
14 20 (2.81%) Service Management
14 20 (2.81%) Quality Management
14 20 (2.81%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (2.67%) Service Delivery
15 19 (2.67%) Time Management
16 18 (2.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (21.24%) JavaScript
2 102 (14.35%) C#
3 89 (12.52%) SQL
4 79 (11.11%) VB
5 61 (8.58%) PowerShell
6 38 (5.34%) VBScript
7 32 (4.50%) PHP
8 29 (4.08%) Java
9 24 (3.38%) VBA
10 23 (3.23%) C
11 17 (2.39%) Python
12 15 (2.11%) Ruby
13 14 (1.97%) PL/SQL
14 13 (1.83%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.69%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.41%) Perl
17 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.98%) ActionScript
18 7 (0.98%) ActionScript 2.0
19 6 (0.84%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 311 (43.74%) Security Cleared
2 224 (31.50%) SC Cleared
3 135 (18.99%) ISTQB
4 105 (14.77%) DV Cleared
5 93 (13.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 74 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 39 (5.49%) MCITP
8 36 (5.06%) Degree
9 33 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 30 (4.22%) MCSE
12 21 (2.95%) ISEB
13 18 (2.53%) CISSP
13 18 (2.53%) MOS
14 16 (2.25%) MCP
15 7 (0.98%) MCSA
16 6 (0.84%) CCNP
16 6 (0.84%) CCNA
16 6 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.34%) QA
2 27 (3.80%) SLA
3 18 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.97%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.56%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.42%) COBIT
7 3 (0.42%) BS7799
7 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) GAAP
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 152 (21.38%) Active Directory
2 63 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.52%) vSphere
4 21 (2.95%) Hyper-V
5 19 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 17 (2.39%) Forefront TMG
7 13 (1.83%) Snort
8 10 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.27%) XenServer
10 8 (1.13%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.84%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.84%) XenApp
11 6 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.70%) vCloud
12 5 (0.70%) OCFS2
12 5 (0.70%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (0.56%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.56%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (4.50%) SCCM
2 29 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (2.25%) SCOM
6 11 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 10 (1.41%) ARCserve
7 10 (1.41%) HP SIM
8 9 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 7 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.98%) WSUS
10 6 (0.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.56%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
11 4 (0.56%) SCDPM
12 3 (0.42%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.42%) Puppet
12 3 (0.42%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 193 (27.14%) HP
2 141 (19.83%) Oracle
3 103 (14.49%) VMware
4 62 (8.72%) Cisco
5 60 (8.44%) Citrix
6 31 (4.36%) Red Hat
7 26 (3.66%) McAfee
8 20 (2.81%) Symantec
9 18 (2.53%) IBM
10 16 (2.25%) Lotus
11 15 (2.11%) CA
12 14 (1.97%) Adobe
13 13 (1.83%) Sophos
14 12 (1.69%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.69%) Clearswift
14 12 (1.69%) Lumension
15 11 (1.55%) EMC
16 10 (1.41%) 3PAR
17 9 (1.27%) Altiris
17 9 (1.27%) Juniper
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough
Real Staffing
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 8-10 Per Hour Will lead to a permanent opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £9 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Farnborough
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Southampton
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £235 - £270 per day
Posted: 25 days ago