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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 349 324 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 16.61% 19.08% 12.02%
As % of the Vendors category 32.05% 34.84% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 180 106
Average daily rate
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£325 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £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 19 27 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.38 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
1089 930 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 51.83% 54.77% 52.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 518 508
Average daily rate £348 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.87% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £229 £228
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 60 75 104
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 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 18 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 18 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
Hook +5 55 £350 -2.77% 4
Basingstoke +5 50 £325 +0.77% 19
Gosport -2 39 £450 +3.44% 8
Havant +1 25 £388 -3.72% 2
Southampton -19 23 £250 -28.57% 15
Portsmouth -3 20 £288 +4.54% 18
Farnborough +6 18 £210 -35.38% 6
Winchester +1 9 £358 +11.76% 2
Fareham +2 7 £300 +20.00% 12
Andover +3 5 £285 -29.62% 7
Aldershot -5 3 - - 1
Waterlooville - 1 £90 - 1
Alton - 1 - -
Eastleigh - - - - 2
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 2
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 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.

1 342 (47.24%) Windows
2 326 (45.03%) Security Cleared
3 248 (34.25%) MS Excel
4 231 (31.91%) SC Cleared
5 197 (27.21%) HP
6 164 (22.65%) MS Office
7 159 (21.96%) Active Directory
8 148 (20.44%) .NET
9 144 (19.89%) HTML
9 144 (19.89%) JavaScript
10 142 (19.61%) Oracle
11 131 (18.09%) ISTQB
12 129 (17.82%) ASP.NET
13 111 (15.33%) Project Management
13 111 (15.33%) VMware
14 110 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 109 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
16 108 (14.92%) DV Cleared
17 102 (14.09%) C#
18 100 (13.81%) JSP
19 97 (13.40%) UNIX
20 91 (12.57%) MS Exchange
20 91 (12.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 90 (12.43%) SQL Server
22 88 (12.15%) SQL
23 86 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
24 85 (11.74%) ITIL
25 82 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
26 78 (10.77%) Linux
26 78 (10.77%) VB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 91 (12.57%) MS Exchange
2 75 (10.36%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.80%) IIS
4 28 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.45%) Apache
6 20 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (2.35%) Lync
9 14 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.66%) MS Project Server
10 12 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
11 10 (1.38%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.69%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.69%) CMS
12 5 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.55%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.55%) SAS
13 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 248 (34.25%) MS Excel
2 164 (22.65%) MS Office
3 54 (7.46%) MS Project
4 36 (4.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.80%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.83%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (0.69%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.55%) SPSS
8 4 (0.55%) PaintShop Pro
9 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.28%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (4.83%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.93%) 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%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.69%) SaaS
1 5 (0.69%) Office 365
2 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.70%) SAN
2 56 (7.73%) Firewall
3 47 (6.49%) TCP/IP
3 47 (6.49%) DNS
4 42 (5.80%) SMTP
5 35 (4.83%) X.400
6 33 (4.56%) X.500
7 30 (4.14%) DHCP
8 28 (3.87%) Internet
9 22 (3.04%) LAN
10 15 (2.07%) WAN
11 12 (1.66%) HTTP
12 10 (1.38%) VPN
12 10 (1.38%) SSL
12 10 (1.38%) Network Security
13 9 (1.24%) FTP
13 9 (1.24%) LDAP
14 7 (0.97%) Kerberos
14 7 (0.97%) IPsec
15 6 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.43%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.11%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (4.01%) MySQL
5 25 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (3.18%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 17 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (1.66%) Relational Database
11 10 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.83%) SQLPlus
13 6 (0.83%) OLAP
14 5 (0.69%) Oracle9i Database
15 4 (0.55%) Cognos Query Studio
15 4 (0.55%) Cognos Analysis Studio
Development Applications
1 57 (7.87%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (2.76%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.24%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.10%) MSI
6 7 (0.97%) Selenium
7 5 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.55%) NUnit
8 4 (0.55%) Subversion
8 4 (0.55%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
9 3 (0.41%) Zephyr
9 3 (0.41%) SpecFlow
9 3 (0.41%) JMeter
9 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
9 3 (0.41%) RSpec
9 3 (0.41%) Moq
9 3 (0.41%) Maven
9 3 (0.41%) FitNesse
General
1 74 (10.22%) Finance
2 42 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 37 (5.11%) Military
4 7 (0.97%) Financial Institution
5 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.83%) Billing
6 4 (0.55%) Marketing
6 4 (0.55%) Banking
6 4 (0.55%) Retail
7 3 (0.41%) Publishing
7 3 (0.41%) Law
7 3 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Advertising
8 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 115 (15.88%) Analyst
2 71 (9.81%) Developer
3 45 (6.22%) Test Analyst
4 38 (5.25%) Administrator
5 35 (4.83%) Tester
6 34 (4.70%) Consultant
7 32 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 31 (4.28%) Support Engineer
9 28 (3.87%) Test Leader
10 26 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 23 (3.18%) Messaging Engineer
12 21 (2.90%) Test Specialist
13 20 (2.76%) Coordinator
13 20 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (2.62%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.49%) DBA
15 18 (2.49%) Test Manager
15 18 (2.49%) Desktop Support
16 17 (2.35%) Business Analyst
16 17 (2.35%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (20.44%) .NET
2 144 (19.89%) HTML
3 129 (17.82%) ASP.NET
4 100 (13.81%) JSP
5 51 (7.04%) XML
6 37 (5.11%) CSS
7 26 (3.59%) jQuery
8 20 (2.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (2.21%) Ajax
10 15 (2.07%) WCF
11 13 (1.80%) Web Services
12 12 (1.66%) OLE
13 10 (1.38%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.24%) XSLT
15 8 (1.10%) SOAP
15 8 (1.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (0.97%) Flash
16 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 7 (0.97%) Application Packaging
16 7 (0.97%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 86 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.87%) Blackberry
3 25 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.31%) Clustering
5 18 (2.49%) Replication
5 18 (2.49%) Open Source
6 12 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.10%) HACMP
8 8 (1.10%) E-Learning
8 8 (1.10%) SCORM
9 6 (0.83%) PKI
9 6 (0.83%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.69%) Kindle
10 5 (0.69%) NHS
11 4 (0.55%) Statistics
12 3 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (0.41%) iPhone
12 3 (0.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 342 (47.24%) Windows
2 110 (15.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 109 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (13.40%) UNIX
5 78 (10.77%) Linux
6 75 (10.36%) Windows 7
7 53 (7.32%) Windows XP
8 33 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (2.21%) Windows 2000
11 15 (2.07%) Windows Vista
12 10 (1.38%) Windows 8
13 9 (1.24%) AIX
13 9 (1.24%) Solaris
14 8 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.83%) Debian
16 5 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.28%) SUSE
18 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (15.33%) Project Management
2 85 (11.74%) ITIL
3 70 (9.67%) CRM
4 68 (9.39%) Knowledge Management
5 59 (8.15%) Migration
6 53 (7.32%) PRINCE2
7 50 (6.91%) Test Automation
8 44 (6.08%) Test Scripting
9 37 (5.11%) Functional Testing
10 31 (4.28%) MVC
11 27 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (3.59%) Document Management
13 25 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (2.90%) Configuration Management
14 21 (2.90%) Time Management
15 20 (2.76%) Service Management
15 20 (2.76%) Quality Management
15 20 (2.76%) Validation
16 19 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (2.62%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (19.89%) JavaScript
2 102 (14.09%) C#
3 88 (12.15%) SQL
4 78 (10.77%) VB
5 63 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 40 (5.52%) VBScript
7 31 (4.28%) PHP
8 30 (4.14%) Java
9 26 (3.59%) VBA
10 22 (3.04%) C
11 16 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 16 (2.21%) Python
12 14 (1.93%) Ruby
13 13 (1.80%) Bash Shell
14 10 (1.38%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.97%) Perl
15 7 (0.97%) Delphi
15 7 (0.97%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.69%) ActionScript
16 5 (0.69%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 326 (45.03%) Security Cleared
2 231 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 131 (18.09%) ISTQB
4 108 (14.92%) DV Cleared
5 91 (12.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 82 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (5.66%) MCITP
8 35 (4.83%) Degree
9 34 (4.70%) MCSE
10 33 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
11 30 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 21 (2.90%) MCP
13 19 (2.62%) MOS
14 18 (2.49%) ISEB
14 18 (2.49%) CISSP
15 10 (1.38%) MCSA
16 6 (0.83%) CCNP
16 6 (0.83%) CCNA
16 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.97%) QA
2 29 (4.01%) SLA
3 18 (2.49%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.93%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.41%) COBIT
6 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.41%) BS7799
6 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) GAAP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 159 (21.96%) Active Directory
2 60 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.01%) vSphere
4 23 (3.18%) VMware ESX
5 19 (2.62%) Forefront TMG
6 15 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.80%) Snort
8 8 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.10%) XenApp
9 7 (0.97%) XenServer
9 7 (0.97%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.83%) vCloud
10 6 (0.83%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.69%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.55%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.55%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 32 (4.42%) SCCM
2 30 (4.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (2.07%) ARCserve
4 15 (2.07%) SCOM
5 14 (1.93%) Backup Exec
5 14 (1.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (1.93%) HP SIM
6 11 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.10%) MOM
8 7 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.97%) WSUS
9 6 (0.83%) SAP Afaria
10 4 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.55%) Data Guard
10 4 (0.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (0.41%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 197 (27.21%) HP
2 142 (19.61%) Oracle
3 111 (15.33%) VMware
4 67 (9.25%) Citrix
5 63 (8.70%) Cisco
6 33 (4.56%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.45%) Symantec
8 24 (3.31%) McAfee
9 22 (3.04%) IBM
10 20 (2.76%) CA
11 17 (2.35%) Lumension
12 15 (2.07%) Sophos
13 14 (1.93%) Clearswift
13 14 (1.93%) Adobe
14 12 (1.66%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.66%) Lotus
15 11 (1.52%) Remedy
15 11 (1.52%) EMC
15 11 (1.52%) Altiris
15 11 (1.52%) 3PAR
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Experis Ltd
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Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
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Square One Resources
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
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Experis Ltd
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Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
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Experis Ltd
Rate: market value
Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
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Rate: From £300 to £330 per day
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
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Experis Ltd
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