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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 389 370 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.71% 17.95% 17.46%
As % of the Vendors category 35.40% 34.16% 32.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 204 167
Average daily rate
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£363 £328 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 27
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.13 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.94 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £33.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
1099 1083 987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 50.02% 52.55% 54.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 607 538
Average daily rate £385 £347 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.79% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 60 86
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.75 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.48% -1.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.91 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Southampton +21 82 £363 +45.00% 27
Basingstoke +1 52 £335 -0.74% 4
Winchester +3 40 £415 +20.28% 8
Hook -1 34 £335 -4.01% 1
Gosport +1 27 £375 -16.66%
Farnborough 0 20 £333 +58.33% 12
Havant 0 14 £431 +6.15% 4
Portsmouth -6 11 £325 - 15
Andover -5 8 £413 +44.73% 2
Aldershot 0 5 £460 - 2
Fareham -1 4 £365 -18.88% 7
Petersfield - 2 £120 - 1
Alton 0 1 £170 -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 294 (41.35%) Windows
2 278 (39.10%) Security Cleared
3 243 (34.18%) MS Excel
4 223 (31.36%) SC Cleared
5 175 (24.61%) MS Office
6 163 (22.93%) SQL
7 161 (22.64%) Active Directory
8 143 (20.11%) ITIL
9 128 (18.00%) VMware
10 120 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 118 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
12 117 (16.46%) Oracle
13 113 (15.89%) .NET
14 107 (15.05%) Project Management
15 104 (14.63%) HP
16 98 (13.78%) PowerShell
17 95 (13.36%) HTML
18 93 (13.08%) SQL Server
19 85 (11.95%) SharePoint
19 85 (11.95%) MS Exchange
19 85 (11.95%) Finance
20 84 (11.81%) JavaScript
20 84 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 83 (11.67%) MS Project
22 80 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
23 78 (10.97%) ASP.NET
24 76 (10.69%) Linux
25 73 (10.27%) PRINCE2
26 71 (9.99%) Migration
27 70 (9.85%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 85 (11.95%) SharePoint
1 85 (11.95%) MS Exchange
2 47 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (3.66%) Lync
5 25 (3.52%) IIS
6 20 (2.81%) BizTalk Server
7 16 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.27%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.13%) Apache
10 7 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.84%) MS Project Server
12 5 (0.70%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.70%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.56%) CICS
13 4 (0.56%) CMS
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 243 (34.18%) MS Excel
2 175 (24.61%) MS Office
3 83 (11.67%) MS Project
4 34 (4.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.81%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) SPSS
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 43 (6.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (2.67%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.42%) Summit
6 1 (0.14%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.52%) Office 365
2 19 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.70%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.42%) SaaS
6 1 (0.14%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.03%) SAN
2 39 (5.49%) Firewall
3 32 (4.50%) TCP/IP
4 23 (3.23%) DNS
5 20 (2.81%) Internet
6 16 (2.25%) VPN
7 15 (2.11%) SSL
7 15 (2.11%) WAN
8 14 (1.97%) LAN
9 13 (1.83%) DHCP
9 13 (1.83%) IPv4
9 13 (1.83%) IPv6
10 10 (1.41%) IPsec
11 9 (1.27%) Wireless
11 9 (1.27%) SMTP
11 9 (1.27%) Unified Communications
12 8 (1.13%) LDAP
12 8 (1.13%) X.400
13 7 (0.98%) FCoE
13 7 (0.98%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (3.66%) Oracle Reports
6 26 (3.66%) Oracle Database
7 22 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 17 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (2.25%) Data Mining
9 16 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 13 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
10 13 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 11 (1.55%) QlikView
12 11 (1.55%) DB2
13 9 (1.27%) MySQL
13 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 46 (6.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 23 (3.23%) Visual Studio
3 21 (2.95%) Selenium
4 14 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
5 12 (1.69%) NUnit
5 12 (1.69%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.69%) WebDriver
6 11 (1.55%) TeamCity
7 9 (1.27%) JMeter
7 9 (1.27%) HP UFT
8 8 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.98%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.84%) StarTeam
11 5 (0.70%) TestComplete
12 4 (0.56%) MSI
13 3 (0.42%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.42%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.42%) SpecFlow
13 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.42%) Hudson
General
1 85 (11.95%) Finance
2 44 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.23%) Retail
4 15 (2.11%) Military
5 9 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.98%) Marketing
8 6 (0.84%) Billing
9 5 (0.70%) Advertising
10 3 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Legal
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (22.36%) Analyst
2 72 (10.13%) Developer
3 69 (9.70%) Project Manager
4 55 (7.74%) Architect
5 43 (6.05%) Consultant
6 39 (5.49%) Test Analyst
7 34 (4.78%) Support Engineer
8 33 (4.64%) Infrastructure Architect
9 32 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 25 (3.52%) Data Analyst
11 24 (3.38%) Wintel Engineer
12 20 (2.81%) Coordinator
12 20 (2.81%) Infrastructure Manager
13 19 (2.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
14 18 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (2.53%) Support Analyst
15 17 (2.39%) Administrator
15 17 (2.39%) Business Analyst
15 17 (2.39%) Test Specialist
16 16 (2.25%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (15.89%) .NET
2 95 (13.36%) HTML
3 78 (10.97%) ASP.NET
4 42 (5.91%) JSP
5 31 (4.36%) CSS
5 31 (4.36%) XML
6 28 (3.94%) jQuery
7 21 (2.95%) Web Services
7 21 (2.95%) Ajax
8 12 (1.69%) .NET Framework
8 12 (1.69%) Middleware
9 9 (1.27%) WCF
9 9 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.98%) HTML5
11 6 (0.84%) FusionCharts
12 5 (0.70%) Windows Identity Foundation
12 5 (0.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 5 (0.70%) Application Packaging
12 5 (0.70%) MDX
12 5 (0.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 30 (4.22%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.09%) Clustering
5 15 (2.11%) Replication
6 13 (1.83%) Client/Server
6 13 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 13 (1.83%) PMI
7 11 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.41%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.13%) Economics
11 7 (0.98%) Visualisation
11 7 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.84%) EPoS
13 5 (0.70%) PKI
13 5 (0.70%) iSeries
13 5 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 294 (41.35%) Windows
2 118 (16.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 80 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (10.69%) Linux
5 62 (8.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (8.44%) UNIX
7 53 (7.45%) Windows 7
8 35 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (3.52%) Windows XP
10 14 (1.97%) AIX
11 12 (1.69%) Solaris
11 12 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.27%) Windows 8
13 7 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 6 (0.84%) Android
15 5 (0.70%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.42%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.42%) SUSE
17 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (20.11%) ITIL
2 107 (15.05%) Project Management
3 73 (10.27%) PRINCE2
4 71 (9.99%) Migration
5 70 (9.85%) Agile Software Development
6 50 (7.03%) CRM
7 47 (6.61%) Test Scripting
8 42 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
9 39 (5.49%) Knowledge Management
10 35 (4.92%) Change Management
10 35 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (4.78%) Configuration Management
12 30 (4.22%) Programme Management
13 27 (3.80%) Data Migration
14 26 (3.66%) Release Management
14 26 (3.66%) Mentoring
14 26 (3.66%) SDLC
15 25 (3.52%) Service Management
16 23 (3.23%) Integration Testing
16 23 (3.23%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 163 (22.93%) SQL
2 98 (13.78%) PowerShell
3 84 (11.81%) JavaScript
4 68 (9.56%) C#
5 39 (5.49%) VBScript
6 27 (3.80%) VB
7 25 (3.52%) T-SQL
7 25 (3.52%) Perl
8 22 (3.09%) C
9 19 (2.67%) PL/SQL
10 18 (2.53%) Java
11 16 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.41%) VBA
13 7 (0.98%) PHP
14 6 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.70%) XAML
16 4 (0.56%) C++
16 4 (0.56%) COBOL
17 1 (0.14%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 278 (39.10%) Security Cleared
2 223 (31.36%) SC Cleared
3 120 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (8.16%) MCSE
5 55 (7.74%) ISTQB
6 48 (6.75%) DV Cleared
7 43 (6.05%) Degree
8 42 (5.91%) MCITP
9 38 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (4.64%) ISEB
11 31 (4.36%) MCSA
12 28 (3.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 23 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (2.53%) PMP
14 18 (2.53%) PMI Certification
15 16 (2.25%) MCP
16 13 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (1.27%) VCP4
18 7 (0.98%) HND
19 6 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.22%) SLA
2 16 (2.25%) QA
3 5 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.56%) COBIT
5 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.42%) COSO
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 161 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 84 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (6.33%) vSphere
4 38 (5.34%) VMware ESX
5 29 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.69%) XenApp
7 8 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.70%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.56%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.42%) Postfix
11 2 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.28%) Snort
11 2 (0.28%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.14%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (6.89%) SCCM
2 24 (3.38%) SCOM
3 17 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.27%) vMotion
6 8 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.98%) WSUS
8 6 (0.84%) SCVMM
8 6 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (0.70%) SCDPM
9 5 (0.70%) SCSM
10 4 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
11 3 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (0.28%) MOM
12 2 (0.28%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 128 (18.00%) VMware
2 117 (16.46%) Oracle
3 104 (14.63%) HP
4 53 (7.45%) Cisco
5 51 (7.17%) Citrix
6 40 (5.63%) Red Hat
7 30 (4.22%) Intel
8 21 (2.95%) IBM
9 18 (2.53%) 3PAR
10 17 (2.39%) McAfee
10 17 (2.39%) EMC
11 11 (1.55%) Remedy
11 11 (1.55%) SolarWinds
12 10 (1.41%) Telerik
12 10 (1.41%) Juniper
12 10 (1.41%) Cognos
13 9 (1.27%) Lumension
14 8 (1.13%) SAP
15 6 (0.84%) CA
15 6 (0.84%) F5
Bordon, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £21500 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Energon People
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £150.94 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
Farnborough
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £140 - £160 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Southampton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 25 days ago