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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 3 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 367 320 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 17.74% 19.05% 11.06%
As % of the Vendors category 33.21% 35.28% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 189 100
Average daily rate
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£328 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -6.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 47
Average hourly rate £14.44 £13.38 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.94% -47.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £11.06 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -12.90%
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
1105 907 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 53.41% 53.99% 52.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 510 510
Average daily rate £350 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 71 103
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 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 66 £348 +6.09% 4
Basingstoke +4 53 £325 +0.77% 15
Gosport 0 50 £450 +3.44% 5
Havant +1 22 £400 - 3
Portsmouth -3 21 £258 -6.36% 19
Southampton -20 20 £315 -6.66% 25
Farnborough +5 16 £210 -35.38% 6
Fareham +2 8 £300 +20.00% 9
Winchester -1 7 £370 +23.38% 4
Andover -5 5 £285 -29.62% 3
Waterlooville - 1 £90 - 2
Alton - 1 - -
Aldershot - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - - 1
New Milton - - - -
Petersfield - - - - 1
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 347 (47.21%) Windows
2 340 (46.26%) Security Cleared
3 259 (35.24%) MS Excel
4 242 (32.93%) SC Cleared
5 206 (28.03%) HP
6 165 (22.45%) MS Office
7 163 (22.18%) Active Directory
8 151 (20.54%) HTML
9 150 (20.41%) .NET
10 149 (20.27%) Oracle
11 144 (19.59%) JavaScript
12 137 (18.64%) ISTQB
13 131 (17.82%) ASP.NET
14 116 (15.78%) Project Management
14 116 (15.78%) DV Cleared
15 115 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 115 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
16 113 (15.37%) VMware
17 106 (14.42%) JSP
18 102 (13.88%) UNIX
19 99 (13.47%) C#
19 99 (13.47%) MS Exchange
20 93 (12.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
21 92 (12.52%) SQL
22 89 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 87 (11.84%) ITIL
23 87 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
24 84 (11.43%) SQL Server
25 78 (10.61%) VB
26 76 (10.34%) Linux

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 99 (13.47%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.66%) SharePoint
3 42 (5.71%) IIS
4 29 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (3.13%) Apache
6 22 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 22 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (2.59%) Lync
8 14 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.63%) MS Project Server
10 10 (1.36%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.68%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.68%) CMS
13 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.54%) SAS
15 3 (0.41%) Drupal
15 3 (0.41%) Liferay
15 3 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 259 (35.24%) MS Excel
2 165 (22.45%) MS Office
3 50 (6.80%) MS Project
4 35 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (1.63%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.82%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.54%) SPSS
8 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.14%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 38 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.90%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.95%) Office 365
2 6 (0.82%) SaaS
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.16%) SAN
2 58 (7.89%) Firewall
3 51 (6.94%) SMTP
3 51 (6.94%) TCP/IP
4 47 (6.39%) DNS
5 38 (5.17%) X.400
6 36 (4.90%) X.500
7 30 (4.08%) Internet
8 29 (3.95%) DHCP
9 21 (2.86%) LAN
10 14 (1.90%) WAN
10 14 (1.90%) HTTP
11 11 (1.50%) Network Security
11 11 (1.50%) FTP
12 10 (1.36%) VPN
13 9 (1.22%) SSL
14 8 (1.09%) LDAP
15 7 (0.95%) Kerberos
16 6 (0.82%) WLAN
16 6 (0.82%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (3.95%) MySQL
5 27 (3.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 24 (3.27%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.50%) Relational Database
12 10 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 10 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (0.82%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.68%) MS Access
15 5 (0.68%) Oracle9i Database
16 4 (0.54%) OLAP
16 4 (0.54%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 58 (7.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (2.72%) Visual Studio
3 13 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (1.36%) StarTeam
5 8 (1.09%) MSI
6 6 (0.82%) Selenium
7 4 (0.54%) NUnit
7 4 (0.54%) Subversion
7 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.54%) Moq
7 4 (0.54%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.41%) FitNesse
8 3 (0.41%) JIRA
8 3 (0.41%) RSpec
8 3 (0.41%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
8 3 (0.41%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.41%) Zephyr
8 3 (0.41%) JMeter
8 3 (0.41%) Maven
General
1 71 (9.66%) Finance
2 45 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.17%) Military
4 8 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 6 (0.82%) Billing
6 4 (0.54%) Banking
6 4 (0.54%) Retail
6 4 (0.54%) Marketing
7 3 (0.41%) Publishing
7 3 (0.41%) Law
7 3 (0.41%) Electronics
8 2 (0.27%) Advertising
8 2 (0.27%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.14%) German Language
9 1 (0.14%) Legal
9 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 123 (16.73%) Analyst
2 66 (8.98%) Developer
3 49 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 38 (5.17%) Administrator
5 36 (4.90%) Tester
6 35 (4.76%) Consultant
7 30 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 29 (3.95%) Test Leader
9 27 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 25 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (3.27%) Messaging Engineer
12 22 (2.99%) Test Specialist
13 21 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
14 19 (2.59%) Coordinator
15 18 (2.45%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.45%) Build Engineer
16 17 (2.31%) Architect
16 17 (2.31%) Test Manager
16 17 (2.31%) Desktop Support
17 16 (2.18%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (20.54%) HTML
2 150 (20.41%) .NET
3 131 (17.82%) ASP.NET
4 106 (14.42%) JSP
5 54 (7.35%) XML
6 33 (4.49%) CSS
7 26 (3.54%) jQuery
8 20 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (2.18%) WCF
10 15 (2.04%) Ajax
11 14 (1.90%) OLE
12 12 (1.63%) Web Services
13 10 (1.36%) .NET Framework
14 9 (1.22%) SOAP
14 9 (1.22%) XSLT
15 8 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (0.95%) CodeIgniter
16 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
17 6 (0.82%) Application Packaging
17 6 (0.82%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.81%) Blackberry
3 27 (3.67%) Clustering
4 25 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.31%) Open Source
5 17 (2.31%) Replication
6 10 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.09%) HACMP
7 8 (1.09%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.09%) PKI
8 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (0.68%) NHS
9 4 (0.54%) PMI
9 4 (0.54%) SCORM
9 4 (0.54%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.54%) Kindle
9 4 (0.54%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.41%) iPhone
10 3 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 347 (47.21%) Windows
2 115 (15.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 115 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 102 (13.88%) UNIX
4 76 (10.34%) Linux
5 74 (10.07%) Windows 7
6 54 (7.35%) Windows XP
7 31 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.45%) Windows 2000
10 15 (2.04%) Windows Vista
11 10 (1.36%) Solaris
11 10 (1.36%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.22%) AIX
13 6 (0.82%) Debian
13 6 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.27%) SUSE
16 1 (0.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (15.78%) Project Management
2 87 (11.84%) ITIL
3 74 (10.07%) Knowledge Management
4 72 (9.80%) CRM
5 64 (8.71%) Migration
6 50 (6.80%) Test Automation
7 49 (6.67%) Test Scripting
8 48 (6.53%) PRINCE2
9 38 (5.17%) Functional Testing
10 32 (4.35%) MVC
11 27 (3.67%) Document Management
12 25 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (3.27%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (2.99%) Service Management
15 21 (2.86%) Integration Testing
15 21 (2.86%) Quality Management
15 21 (2.86%) Configuration Management
16 20 (2.72%) Service Delivery
17 19 (2.59%) Validation
18 18 (2.45%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (19.59%) JavaScript
2 99 (13.47%) C#
3 92 (12.52%) SQL
4 78 (10.61%) VB
5 72 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 44 (5.99%) VBScript
7 27 (3.67%) VBA
8 26 (3.54%) PHP
8 26 (3.54%) Java
9 17 (2.31%) PL/SQL
10 16 (2.18%) C
10 16 (2.18%) Python
11 14 (1.90%) Ruby
12 13 (1.77%) Bash Shell
13 10 (1.36%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.09%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.95%) Delphi
16 6 (0.82%) C++
17 5 (0.68%) PHP5
17 5 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 340 (46.26%) Security Cleared
2 242 (32.93%) SC Cleared
3 137 (18.64%) ISTQB
4 116 (15.78%) DV Cleared
5 93 (12.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 89 (12.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 47 (6.39%) MCITP
8 35 (4.76%) MCSE
8 35 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
9 33 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 32 (4.35%) Degree
11 23 (3.13%) MCP
12 18 (2.45%) ISEB
12 18 (2.45%) MOS
13 17 (2.31%) CISSP
14 15 (2.04%) MCSA
15 7 (0.95%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.82%) CCNP
16 6 (0.82%) CCNA
17 5 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.03%) QA
2 28 (3.81%) SLA
3 14 (1.90%) ISO 9001
3 14 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 3 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.41%) BS7799
6 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
7 1 (0.14%) GAAP
System Software
1 163 (22.18%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.95%) vSphere
4 24 (3.27%) VMware ESX
5 21 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
6 14 (1.90%) Snort
7 9 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 6 (0.82%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.82%) vCloud
8 6 (0.82%) XenApp
8 6 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.68%) XenServer
9 5 (0.68%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.68%) OCFS2
10 4 (0.54%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 29 (3.95%) SCCM
3 19 (2.59%) ARCserve
4 17 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
5 16 (2.18%) SCOM
5 16 (2.18%) HP SIM
6 14 (1.90%) Backup Exec
7 13 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
7 13 (1.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (1.50%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.95%) WSUS
10 7 (0.95%) MOM
11 5 (0.68%) SAP Afaria
12 4 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.54%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.41%) Puppet
13 3 (0.41%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 206 (28.03%) HP
2 149 (20.27%) Oracle
3 113 (15.37%) VMware
4 63 (8.57%) Citrix
4 63 (8.57%) Cisco
5 31 (4.22%) Red Hat
6 27 (3.67%) Symantec
7 25 (3.40%) McAfee
8 24 (3.27%) CA
8 24 (3.27%) IBM
9 16 (2.18%) Clearswift
9 16 (2.18%) Lumension
10 14 (1.90%) Sophos
11 12 (1.63%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.63%) Lotus
12 11 (1.50%) 3PAR
12 11 (1.50%) EMC
12 11 (1.50%) Remedy
13 10 (1.36%) Adobe
14 9 (1.22%) Altiris
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 1 hour ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £12 - £15.5 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £90 - £110 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago