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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 404 285 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 18.82% 17.44% 11.10%
As % of the Vendors category 36.07% 33.22% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 161 83
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 28 42
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 £11.28 £11.75 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £36.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
1120 858 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 52.17% 52.51% 51.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 474 433
Average daily rate £348 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 62 85
Average hourly rate £15.64 £27.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.65% +6.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.11 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-0.62% -4.67%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +2 81 £347 +5.61% 2
Basingstoke +3 60 £325 +4.83% 16
Gosport -3 41 £394 - 2
Portsmouth -1 30 £288 +2.67% 21
Southampton -15 26 £200 -35.48% 30
Havant +1 18 £394 -0.31% 3
Fareham +3 11 £300 +20.00% 8
Farnborough -1 11 £170 -47.69% 4
Winchester +3 9 £358 +58.07% 8
Andover -12 3 £400 +29.03% 4
Eastleigh +5 1 - - 2
Aldershot -8 1 - - 1
Waterlooville - 1 £90 - 1
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 4
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 370 (48.18%) Windows
2 363 (47.27%) Security Cleared
3 272 (35.42%) MS Excel
4 258 (33.59%) SC Cleared
5 206 (26.82%) HP
6 178 (23.18%) Active Directory
7 167 (21.74%) MS Office
8 158 (20.57%) HTML
9 147 (19.14%) Oracle
10 143 (18.62%) JavaScript
11 141 (18.36%) .NET
12 135 (17.58%) ISTQB
13 130 (16.93%) ASP.NET
14 127 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 127 (16.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 124 (16.15%) DV Cleared
16 123 (16.02%) Project Management
17 121 (15.76%) VMware
18 105 (13.67%) SQL
18 105 (13.67%) MS Exchange
19 102 (13.28%) JSP
20 98 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
21 97 (12.63%) ITIL
21 97 (12.63%) UNIX
22 95 (12.37%) C#
23 93 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
24 87 (11.33%) SQL Server
25 86 (11.20%) Windows 7
26 83 (10.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
27 80 (10.42%) Knowledge Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (13.67%) MS Exchange
2 66 (8.59%) SharePoint
3 41 (5.34%) IIS
4 24 (3.13%) Apache
4 24 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (2.86%) Lync
6 21 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.56%) MS Project Server
9 10 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.78%) CMS
11 6 (0.78%) SAS
11 6 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 5 (0.65%) JBoss
12 5 (0.65%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.52%) Liferay
13 4 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 272 (35.42%) MS Excel
2 167 (21.74%) MS Office
3 48 (6.25%) MS Project
4 31 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.78%) SPSS
7 4 (0.52%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.39%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (0.39%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.26%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 42 (5.47%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.65%) Agresso
5 4 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.26%) HFM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.78%) SaaS
1 6 (0.78%) Office 365
2 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (8.59%) SAN
2 63 (8.20%) Firewall
3 54 (7.03%) SMTP
3 54 (7.03%) TCP/IP
4 47 (6.12%) DNS
5 38 (4.95%) X.400
6 37 (4.82%) X.500
7 30 (3.91%) DHCP
8 28 (3.65%) Internet
9 27 (3.52%) LAN
10 20 (2.60%) WAN
11 14 (1.82%) HTTP
12 13 (1.69%) FTP
13 10 (1.30%) VPN
14 8 (1.04%) LDAP
14 8 (1.04%) Network Security
15 7 (0.91%) Kerberos
15 7 (0.91%) SSL
16 6 (0.78%) WLAN
16 6 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.51%) Oracle Reports
3 48 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (3.91%) MySQL
4 30 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 21 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 13 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
9 10 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.17%) MS Access
11 8 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.78%) SQLPlus
14 4 (0.52%) Data Mart
14 4 (0.52%) Ingres
14 4 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 55 (7.16%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.56%) StarTeam
5 11 (1.43%) MSI
6 9 (1.17%) NUnit
6 9 (1.17%) Subversion
7 6 (0.78%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.78%) ClearCase
7 6 (0.78%) Selenium
8 5 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 5 (0.65%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.65%) GoogleTest
8 5 (0.65%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.52%) Zephyr
9 4 (0.52%) JMeter
9 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.52%) FitNesse
9 4 (0.52%) CppUnit
9 4 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 78 (10.16%) Finance
2 42 (5.47%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.04%) Military
4 9 (1.17%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.78%) Marketing
7 5 (0.65%) Billing
7 5 (0.65%) Italian Language
8 4 (0.52%) Banking
8 4 (0.52%) Retail
8 4 (0.52%) Publishing
9 3 (0.39%) Law
9 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 2 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 131 (17.06%) Analyst
2 74 (9.64%) Developer
3 54 (7.03%) Test Analyst
4 36 (4.69%) Administrator
5 33 (4.30%) Consultant
6 31 (4.04%) Tester
7 29 (3.78%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (3.52%) Test Leader
9 24 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
9 24 (3.13%) Coordinator
10 23 (2.99%) Support Engineer
10 23 (2.99%) Messaging Engineer
11 22 (2.86%) Architect
11 22 (2.86%) Desktop Support
11 22 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
12 21 (2.73%) Test Specialist
13 18 (2.34%) .NET Developer
14 17 (2.21%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (2.21%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (20.57%) HTML
2 141 (18.36%) .NET
3 130 (16.93%) ASP.NET
4 102 (13.28%) JSP
5 65 (8.46%) XML
6 35 (4.56%) CSS
7 28 (3.65%) jQuery
8 22 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
9 19 (2.47%) Ajax
10 16 (2.08%) WCF
11 14 (1.82%) Web Services
12 11 (1.43%) OLE
13 9 (1.17%) SOAP
14 8 (1.04%) CodeIgniter
15 7 (0.91%) Silverlight
15 7 (0.91%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 7 (0.91%) XSLT
15 7 (0.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 6 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.11%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 25 (3.26%) Clustering
4 24 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 23 (2.99%) Open Source
6 12 (1.56%) Replication
6 12 (1.56%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.17%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.04%) HACMP
8 8 (1.04%) PKI
9 7 (0.91%) Derivative
10 6 (0.78%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.78%) SCORM
11 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.52%) Kindle
12 4 (0.52%) NHS
12 4 (0.52%) PMI
13 3 (0.39%) iPhone
13 3 (0.39%) Inversion of Control
14 2 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 370 (48.18%) Windows
2 127 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
2 127 (16.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 97 (12.63%) UNIX
4 86 (11.20%) Windows 7
5 76 (9.90%) Linux
6 61 (7.94%) Windows XP
7 37 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (2.47%) Windows Vista
9 19 (2.47%) Windows 2000
10 10 (1.30%) Solaris
11 9 (1.17%) AIX
11 9 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 7 (0.91%) Debian
13 5 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.26%) SUSE
16 1 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (16.02%) Project Management
2 97 (12.63%) ITIL
3 80 (10.42%) Knowledge Management
4 74 (9.64%) Migration
5 69 (8.98%) CRM
6 55 (7.16%) Test Scripting
7 48 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 42 (5.47%) PRINCE2
9 38 (4.95%) Functional Testing
10 34 (4.43%) MVC
11 29 (3.78%) Integration Testing
12 27 (3.52%) Configuration Management
13 26 (3.39%) Document Management
14 24 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (3.13%) High Availability
15 23 (2.99%) Data Migration
15 23 (2.99%) Service Management
16 21 (2.73%) Service Delivery
16 21 (2.73%) Validation
16 21 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 143 (18.62%) JavaScript
2 105 (13.67%) SQL
3 95 (12.37%) C#
4 79 (10.29%) PowerShell
5 74 (9.64%) VB
6 50 (6.51%) VBScript
7 29 (3.78%) VBA
8 24 (3.13%) PHP
9 20 (2.60%) Java
10 19 (2.47%) Python
11 17 (2.21%) C
11 17 (2.21%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.69%) Ruby
12 13 (1.69%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.04%) VB.NET
14 8 (1.04%) C++
15 6 (0.78%) Delphi
15 6 (0.78%) PHP5
16 4 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 363 (47.27%) Security Cleared
2 258 (33.59%) SC Cleared
3 135 (17.58%) ISTQB
4 124 (16.15%) DV Cleared
5 98 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 83 (10.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 53 (6.90%) MCITP
8 41 (5.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (4.56%) MCSE
10 34 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (4.04%) Degree
12 30 (3.91%) MCP
13 24 (3.13%) MCSA
14 18 (2.34%) ISEB
15 15 (1.95%) MOS
16 14 (1.82%) CISSP
17 9 (1.17%) CCNP
18 6 (0.78%) PMI Certification
19 5 (0.65%) HND
19 5 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.56%) QA
2 27 (3.52%) SLA
3 14 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.43%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.39%) COBIT
6 3 (0.39%) BS7799
6 3 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.13%) GAAP
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 178 (23.18%) Active Directory
2 64 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (3.91%) vSphere
4 26 (3.39%) VMware ESX
5 22 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
6 14 (1.82%) Snort
7 11 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.04%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.78%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.78%) XenApp
10 6 (0.78%) XenServer
11 5 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (0.65%) vCloud
11 5 (0.65%) OCFS2
12 4 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.52%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (4.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (4.04%) SCCM
3 22 (2.86%) ARCserve
4 19 (2.47%) HP SIM
5 16 (2.08%) Backup Exec
6 15 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (1.82%) SCOM
8 13 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 11 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (1.43%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.91%) WSUS
10 7 (0.91%) MOM
11 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.52%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.52%) Puppet
12 4 (0.52%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.52%) SAP Afaria
12 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 206 (26.82%) HP
2 147 (19.14%) Oracle
3 121 (15.76%) VMware
4 79 (10.29%) Citrix
5 62 (8.07%) Cisco
6 37 (4.82%) Red Hat
7 32 (4.17%) McAfee
8 29 (3.78%) Symantec
9 27 (3.52%) CA
10 26 (3.39%) IBM
11 19 (2.47%) Lumension
12 16 (2.08%) Clearswift
13 14 (1.82%) Sophos
13 14 (1.82%) Adobe
14 13 (1.69%) Remedy
15 11 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.43%) 3PAR
15 11 (1.43%) Lotus
16 10 (1.30%) NetApp
16 10 (1.30%) EMC
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £350 - 372 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £13.7 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Group - Pharmaceuticals
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Church International
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Church International
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Whitchurch, Hampshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Up to £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago