The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Hampshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 361 298 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.50% 17.08% 12.91%
As % of the Vendors category 33.18% 31.50% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 160 89
Average daily rate
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£335 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 45
Average hourly rate £15.56 £16.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.08% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £12.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £37.50 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1088 946 941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 52.74% 54.21% 56.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 494 446
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £250 £235
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 61 109 113
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £12.88 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Microsoft
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gosport 0 60 £408 -6.32% 3
Basingstoke +3 47 £425 +13.33% 11
Hook +3 29 £353 -
Southampton -17 24 £225 -35.71% 32
Havant +2 19 £450 +12.50% 8
Portsmouth +6 18 £300 -13.66% 13
Farnborough -1 12 £278 -37.98% 2
Andover -2 9 £330 -17.50% 3
Aldershot 0 8 - - 1
Winchester -3 6 £323 +0.78% 5
Fareham -1 3 £360 - 7
Eastleigh - 1 £165 - 1
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Alton - - - -
Ringwood - - - -
Wallington - - - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 319 (45.44%) Security Cleared
2 312 (44.44%) Windows
3 231 (32.91%) MS Excel
4 224 (31.91%) SC Cleared
5 181 (25.78%) HP
6 156 (22.22%) MS Office
7 150 (21.37%) .NET
8 141 (20.09%) Active Directory
9 139 (19.80%) Oracle
10 136 (19.37%) JavaScript
11 131 (18.66%) HTML
12 128 (18.23%) ASP.NET
13 125 (17.81%) ISTQB
14 113 (16.10%) DV Cleared
15 109 (15.53%) SQL Server
16 106 (15.10%) VMware
17 103 (14.67%) C#
17 103 (14.67%) Project Management
18 101 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
19 99 (14.10%) SQL
19 99 (14.10%) JSP
20 97 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
21 91 (12.96%) UNIX
22 90 (12.82%) ITIL
23 86 (12.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
24 77 (10.97%) Windows 7
25 76 (10.83%) SharePoint
26 75 (10.68%) VB
27 72 (10.26%) Linux
28 71 (10.11%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 76 (10.83%) SharePoint
2 70 (9.97%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.99%) IIS
3 35 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (2.85%) IBM Notes
6 18 (2.56%) Apache
7 14 (1.99%) Lotus Domino
8 12 (1.71%) Lync
9 11 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
9 11 (1.57%) MS Project Server
10 10 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (0.71%) CMS
15 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 231 (32.91%) MS Excel
2 156 (22.22%) MS Office
3 53 (7.55%) MS Project
4 35 (4.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.00%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.85%) Adobe Captivate
8 5 (0.71%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.57%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (4.27%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.00%) SaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Office 365
2 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (7.26%) Firewall
2 50 (7.12%) SAN
3 45 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 44 (6.27%) DNS
5 31 (4.42%) X.400
6 29 (4.13%) Internet
7 28 (3.99%) SMTP
8 25 (3.56%) X.500
9 19 (2.71%) DHCP
10 18 (2.56%) HTTP
11 14 (1.99%) WAN
11 14 (1.99%) Network Security
12 13 (1.85%) LAN
13 9 (1.28%) LDAP
13 9 (1.28%) VPN
13 9 (1.28%) FTP
14 8 (1.14%) SSL
15 7 (1.00%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.00%) WLAN
16 6 (0.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (5.27%) Oracle Reports
4 33 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (3.99%) Oracle Database
6 26 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
9 17 (2.42%) MySQL
9 17 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
10 15 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.99%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (1.85%) Relational Database
13 9 (1.28%) SQLPlus
14 8 (1.14%) OLAP
15 7 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
16 5 (0.71%) Oracle OWB
16 5 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 55 (7.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (3.99%) Visual Studio
3 20 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.57%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.14%) Selenium
5 8 (1.14%) MSI
5 8 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.85%) Hudson
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (0.71%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.71%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.57%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.57%) Toad
8 4 (0.57%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.43%) NUnit
10 2 (0.28%) Subversion
10 2 (0.28%) Maven
10 2 (0.28%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
General
1 55 (7.83%) Finance
2 45 (6.41%) Military
3 40 (5.70%) Telecoms
4 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
5 5 (0.71%) Retail
6 4 (0.57%) Financial Institution
6 4 (0.57%) Law
6 4 (0.57%) Banking
7 3 (0.43%) Billing
8 2 (0.28%) Marketing
8 2 (0.28%) Legal
8 2 (0.28%) Electronics
8 2 (0.28%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.14%) Back Office
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Advertising
9 1 (0.14%) Publishing
9 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (14.25%) Analyst
2 61 (8.69%) Developer
3 43 (6.13%) Test Analyst
4 41 (5.84%) Consultant
5 38 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 35 (4.99%) Tester
7 31 (4.42%) Administrator
8 29 (4.13%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (3.70%) Test Leader
10 21 (2.99%) Test Manager
11 20 (2.85%) Desktop Engineer
12 18 (2.56%) Test Specialist
12 18 (2.56%) Desktop Support
12 18 (2.56%) DBA
13 17 (2.42%) Business Analyst
13 17 (2.42%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
14 16 (2.28%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (21.37%) .NET
2 131 (18.66%) HTML
3 128 (18.23%) ASP.NET
4 99 (14.10%) JSP
5 45 (6.41%) XML
6 41 (5.84%) CSS
7 27 (3.85%) jQuery
8 19 (2.71%) ASP.NET MVC
8 19 (2.71%) Web Services
9 15 (2.14%) Ajax
10 14 (1.99%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.85%) WCF
12 11 (1.57%) OLE
13 10 (1.42%) XSLT
14 9 (1.28%) SOAP
15 8 (1.14%) Flash
15 8 (1.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
16 6 (0.85%) Application Packaging
16 6 (0.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 5 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 27 (3.85%) Replication
2 25 (3.56%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.42%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.71%) Open Source
5 14 (1.99%) Clustering
6 13 (1.85%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.28%) E-Learning
7 9 (1.28%) SCORM
8 8 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.00%) PKI
10 6 (0.85%) Statistics
11 5 (0.71%) NHS
11 5 (0.71%) HACMP
11 5 (0.71%) Kindle
12 4 (0.57%) iPhone
13 3 (0.43%) Physics
13 3 (0.43%) EMV
13 3 (0.43%) Handset
14 2 (0.28%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 312 (44.44%) Windows
2 101 (14.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 97 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (12.96%) UNIX
5 77 (10.97%) Windows 7
6 72 (10.26%) Linux
7 58 (8.26%) Windows XP
8 29 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.99%) Windows Vista
11 12 (1.71%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.14%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.00%) AIX
14 7 (1.00%) Solaris
15 3 (0.43%) Debian
16 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.28%) SUSE
17 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (14.67%) Project Management
2 90 (12.82%) ITIL
3 71 (10.11%) CRM
4 54 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
5 50 (7.12%) PRINCE2
6 44 (6.27%) Test Automation
7 42 (5.98%) Migration
8 36 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 35 (4.99%) Test Scripting
10 34 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (3.42%) Document Management
11 24 (3.42%) Service Management
12 23 (3.28%) MVC
12 23 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (2.99%) Supplier Management
13 21 (2.99%) Service Delivery
14 20 (2.85%) Time Management
15 19 (2.71%) Change Management
15 19 (2.71%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (19.37%) JavaScript
2 103 (14.67%) C#
3 99 (14.10%) SQL
4 75 (10.68%) VB
5 61 (8.69%) PowerShell
6 28 (3.99%) VBScript
7 25 (3.56%) Java
8 24 (3.42%) C
8 24 (3.42%) PHP
8 24 (3.42%) VBA
9 17 (2.42%) PL/SQL
10 15 (2.14%) Python
10 15 (2.14%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.14%) Ruby
11 13 (1.85%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.85%) Perl
12 9 (1.28%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.00%) ActionScript
13 7 (1.00%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 319 (45.44%) Security Cleared
2 224 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 125 (17.81%) ISTQB
4 113 (16.10%) DV Cleared
5 86 (12.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 59 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 33 (4.70%) Degree
7 33 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 32 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (3.99%) MCITP
10 20 (2.85%) ISEB
11 19 (2.71%) CISSP
12 18 (2.56%) MOS
13 16 (2.28%) MCSE
14 12 (1.71%) MCP
15 8 (1.14%) CCNP
16 7 (1.00%) CCNA
16 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (1.00%) OCP
16 7 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.84%) QA
2 19 (2.71%) SLA
3 17 (2.42%) ISO 9001
4 14 (1.99%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.71%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.43%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) BS7799
8 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) GAAP
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 141 (20.09%) Active Directory
2 66 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (3.99%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.28%) vSphere
5 20 (2.85%) XenApp
6 19 (2.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (2.28%) Forefront TMG
8 15 (2.14%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.85%) Snort
10 12 (1.71%) XenServer
11 11 (1.57%) Terminal Services
12 10 (1.42%) Oracle RMAN
13 7 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.71%) OCFS2
15 4 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (0.57%) Shibboleth
16 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
16 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (6.98%) SCCM
2 31 (4.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 23 (3.28%) SCOM
4 18 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 18 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (2.14%) WSUS
7 12 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 10 (1.42%) Backup Exec
8 10 (1.42%) SCVMM
8 10 (1.42%) SCDPM
9 9 (1.28%) Data Guard
9 9 (1.28%) SAP Afaria
10 8 (1.14%) MOM
11 5 (0.71%) HP SIM
11 5 (0.71%) AppDNA
12 4 (0.57%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
14 2 (0.28%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 181 (25.78%) HP
2 139 (19.80%) Oracle
3 106 (15.10%) VMware
4 67 (9.54%) Citrix
5 55 (7.83%) Cisco
6 27 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.42%) Lotus
8 22 (3.13%) McAfee
9 17 (2.42%) IBM
10 16 (2.28%) CA
11 12 (1.71%) EMC
12 11 (1.57%) Borland
12 11 (1.57%) Lumension
13 10 (1.42%) Clearswift
13 10 (1.42%) Sophos
13 10 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 10 (1.42%) Dell
13 10 (1.42%) Adobe
14 8 (1.14%) NetApp
15 7 (1.00%) Symantec
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £8 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 8 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Talent International
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £13 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Gosport
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £480 per day
Posted: 21 days ago