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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 390 231 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.92% 14.64% 10.83%
As % of the Vendors category 34.39% 30.00% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 123 66
Average daily rate
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£315 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 24 29
Average hourly rate £13.73 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.41 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £42.30 £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -16.92%
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
1134 770 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 52.11% 48.80% 52.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 406 358
Average daily rate £350 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £229 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 50 94
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 0 59 £335 +1.51% 3
Basingstoke 0 57 £375 +20.96% 20
Gosport +3 43 £313 - 1
Portsmouth +3 39 £300 - 9
Southampton -14 26 £193 -37.39% 24
Havant 0 14 £350 - 9
Fareham +1 10 £300 -40.00% 11
Winchester +4 9 £280 -13.84% 6
Andover -7 5 £390 +188.88% 2
Eastleigh +2 4 £233 +45.31% 5
Farnborough -8 4 - - 4
Aldershot -6 1 - - 4
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - -
Waterlooville - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 385 (50.66%) Windows
2 345 (45.39%) Security Cleared
3 261 (34.34%) MS Excel
4 248 (32.63%) SC Cleared
5 193 (25.39%) Active Directory
6 177 (23.29%) HP
7 150 (19.74%) MS Office
8 138 (18.16%) HTML
9 131 (17.24%) Oracle
10 126 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 125 (16.45%) VMware
12 124 (16.32%) SQL
13 123 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 121 (15.92%) .NET
15 120 (15.79%) JavaScript
16 116 (15.26%) Project Management
17 112 (14.74%) DV Cleared
18 107 (14.08%) ISTQB
19 105 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
19 105 (13.82%) ASP.NET
19 105 (13.82%) MS Exchange
20 100 (13.16%) Citrix
20 100 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
21 99 (13.03%) Windows 7
22 96 (12.63%) ITIL
23 94 (12.37%) UNIX
24 93 (12.24%) SQL Server
25 85 (11.18%) Migration
26 82 (10.79%) JSP
27 77 (10.13%) PowerShell

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 105 (13.82%) MS Exchange
2 60 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 37 (4.87%) IIS
4 24 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 22 (2.89%) Lync
7 17 (2.24%) Apache
7 17 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.32%) MS Project Server
9 9 (1.18%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
10 8 (1.05%) SAS
11 7 (0.92%) CMS
12 6 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.79%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.79%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.66%) JBoss
14 4 (0.53%) Confluence
14 4 (0.53%) Liferay
Applications
1 261 (34.34%) MS Excel
2 150 (19.74%) MS Office
3 48 (6.32%) MS Project
4 27 (3.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.45%) MS Visio
6 8 (1.05%) SPSS
7 3 (0.39%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 43 (5.66%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.84%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.66%) Agresso
4 4 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.26%) HFM
6 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.79%) Office 365
1 6 (0.79%) SaaS
2 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 75 (9.87%) SAN
2 71 (9.34%) Firewall
3 57 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 55 (7.24%) SMTP
5 48 (6.32%) DNS
6 37 (4.87%) X.400
7 36 (4.74%) X.500
8 34 (4.47%) DHCP
9 30 (3.95%) Internet
10 26 (3.42%) LAN
11 18 (2.37%) WAN
12 14 (1.84%) FTP
12 14 (1.84%) HTTP
13 12 (1.58%) VPN
14 10 (1.32%) Kerberos
15 8 (1.05%) Network Security
16 7 (0.92%) LDAP
16 7 (0.92%) SSL
16 7 (0.92%) Cisco ASA
17 5 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.58%) Oracle Reports
3 49 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (3.55%) MySQL
6 23 (3.03%) Oracle Database
7 13 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (1.58%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (1.45%) MS Access
10 9 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (0.92%) Ingres
13 6 (0.79%) SQLPlus
14 5 (0.66%) QlikView
14 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (2.76%) Visual Studio
3 17 (2.24%) Subversion
4 16 (2.11%) StarTeam
4 16 (2.11%) NUnit
5 15 (1.97%) MSI
6 14 (1.84%) ClearCase
7 12 (1.58%) GoogleTest
8 11 (1.45%) CruiseControl
8 11 (1.45%) CppUnit
9 10 (1.32%) Jenkins
10 9 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.05%) ClearQuest
11 8 (1.05%) Ant
12 6 (0.79%) Git (software)
12 6 (0.79%) Selenium
13 5 (0.66%) JUnit
13 5 (0.66%) Maven
13 5 (0.66%) JIRA
13 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
General
1 76 (10.00%) Finance
2 37 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 24 (3.16%) Military
4 9 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.05%) Marketing
5 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.79%) Italian Language
7 5 (0.66%) Banking
8 4 (0.53%) Billing
8 4 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.53%) Publishing
9 3 (0.39%) Law
9 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) Retail
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 129 (16.97%) Analyst
2 72 (9.47%) Developer
3 47 (6.18%) Test Analyst
4 36 (4.74%) Administrator
5 32 (4.21%) Project Manager
6 31 (4.08%) Consultant
7 30 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (3.82%) Architect
9 27 (3.55%) Desktop Support
10 26 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
11 25 (3.29%) Coordinator
11 25 (3.29%) Data Analyst
12 23 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
13 22 (2.89%) Messaging Engineer
14 21 (2.76%) Tester
15 20 (2.63%) Support Engineer
16 17 (2.24%) Test Leader
17 16 (2.11%) 2nd Line Support
18 15 (1.97%) Test Specialist
19 14 (1.84%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (18.16%) HTML
2 121 (15.92%) .NET
3 105 (13.82%) ASP.NET
4 82 (10.79%) JSP
5 69 (9.08%) XML
6 29 (3.82%) CSS
7 23 (3.03%) jQuery
8 20 (2.63%) Ajax
9 17 (2.24%) Web Services
9 17 (2.24%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (2.11%) WCF
11 10 (1.32%) SOAP
12 9 (1.18%) OLE
13 8 (1.05%) CodeIgniter
14 7 (0.92%) XSLT
14 7 (0.92%) Motif
14 7 (0.92%) Silverlight
14 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
14 7 (0.92%) wxWidgets
15 6 (0.79%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 105 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.68%) Clustering
3 26 (3.42%) Blackberry
4 24 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.11%) Open Source
5 16 (2.11%) Replication
6 13 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.32%) Derivative
7 10 (1.32%) PKI
8 9 (1.18%) NHS
9 8 (1.05%) HACMP
9 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.53%) Kindle
12 3 (0.39%) PMI
12 3 (0.39%) E-Learning
12 3 (0.39%) SCORM
12 3 (0.39%) Inversion of Control
12 3 (0.39%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.26%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 385 (50.66%) Windows
2 126 (16.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 123 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 99 (13.03%) Windows 7
5 94 (12.37%) UNIX
6 75 (9.87%) Linux
7 57 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 35 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (3.03%) Windows Vista
11 16 (2.11%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 10 (1.32%) AIX
14 9 (1.18%) Solaris
15 7 (0.92%) Debian
15 7 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.26%) CentOS
16 2 (0.26%) SUSE
17 1 (0.13%) HPUX
17 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (15.26%) Project Management
2 96 (12.63%) ITIL
3 85 (11.18%) Migration
4 76 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 55 (7.24%) CRM
6 54 (7.11%) Test Scripting
7 39 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 36 (4.74%) Test Automation
9 34 (4.47%) Configuration Management
10 33 (4.34%) Integration Testing
11 31 (4.08%) High Availability
12 28 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (3.68%) MVC
12 28 (3.68%) Functional Testing
12 28 (3.68%) Data Migration
13 27 (3.55%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (2.89%) OO
14 22 (2.89%) Time Management
15 20 (2.63%) ERP
16 19 (2.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (16.32%) SQL
2 120 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 77 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 74 (9.74%) C#
5 55 (7.24%) VB
6 45 (5.92%) VBScript
7 28 (3.68%) C
8 27 (3.55%) VBA
9 23 (3.03%) Java
10 17 (2.24%) Python
11 16 (2.11%) PHP
12 15 (1.97%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.97%) C++
13 9 (1.18%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.05%) Ruby
15 7 (0.92%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.79%) PHP5
17 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.53%) Delphi
18 3 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 345 (45.39%) Security Cleared
2 248 (32.63%) SC Cleared
3 112 (14.74%) DV Cleared
4 107 (14.08%) ISTQB
5 100 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 48 (6.32%) MCITP
8 46 (6.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 37 (4.87%) MCSE
9 37 (4.87%) Degree
10 32 (4.21%) MCP
11 31 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (3.82%) MCSA
13 21 (2.76%) ISEB
14 11 (1.45%) CCNP
15 8 (1.05%) MOS
15 8 (1.05%) CISSP
15 8 (1.05%) HND
16 7 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.55%) SLA
2 23 (3.03%) QA
3 8 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.92%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.39%) BS7799
5 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.39%) COBIT
6 1 (0.13%) GAAP
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 193 (25.39%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.21%) vSphere
4 21 (2.76%) Forefront TMG
4 21 (2.76%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.32%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.05%) Snort
8 7 (0.92%) XenServer
9 6 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.79%) XenApp
10 5 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.66%) OCFS2
10 5 (0.66%) vCloud
11 4 (0.53%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (5.13%) SCCM
2 34 (4.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (2.89%) ARCserve
4 18 (2.37%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (2.24%) HP SIM
6 14 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 13 (1.71%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.71%) SCOM
8 11 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (1.05%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.79%) WSUS
11 6 (0.79%) MOM
12 4 (0.53%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.53%) Puppet
12 4 (0.53%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 4 (0.53%) Netcool
12 4 (0.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 177 (23.29%) HP
2 131 (17.24%) Oracle
3 125 (16.45%) VMware
4 100 (13.16%) Citrix
5 55 (7.24%) Cisco
6 37 (4.87%) Red Hat
7 32 (4.21%) Symantec
8 29 (3.82%) IBM
9 27 (3.55%) McAfee
10 25 (3.29%) CA
11 16 (2.11%) Lumension
11 16 (2.11%) Adobe
11 16 (2.11%) Clearswift
12 15 (1.97%) NetApp
13 14 (1.84%) Altiris
14 13 (1.71%) 3PAR
15 12 (1.58%) Sophos
16 11 (1.45%) Remedy
17 10 (1.32%) Lotus
17 10 (1.32%) CheckPoint
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £160.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £170.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 7-9 Per Hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Rate: £34000 - £36300 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago