The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Salisbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 12 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salisbury 18.75% 28.13% 16.67%
As % of the Vendors category 57.14% 42.86% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 2
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£105 £220 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.27% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £169 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £325 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £8.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Salisbury region.

Vendors Category
Salisbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
21 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Salisbury 32.81% 65.63% 38.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 7
Average daily rate £120 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £180 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Salisbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Salisbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Salisbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Salisbury region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Salisbury

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Salisbury

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Salisbury region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Salisbury

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Salisbury region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Salisbury

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Salisbury

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salisbury 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 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) DV Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) Military
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 1 (6.25%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) MS Project
7 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) DNS
7 1 (6.25%) SLA
7 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Firewall
7 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (6.25%) Finance
7 1 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (6.25%) UML
7 1 (6.25%) Maximo
7 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
7 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Salisbury by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Salisbury 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Data Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) UML
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Data Management
2 1 (6.25%) Use Case
2 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Test Management
2 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (93.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (87.50%) SC Cleared
3 13 (81.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
1 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) HP
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec
1 1 (6.25%) VMware
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