The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South Coast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 18.18% - -
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£385 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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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 South Coast region.

Vendors Category
South Coast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 54.55% 62.50% 69.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £385 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South Coast

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (50.00%) Data Guard
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQLPlus
2 1 (25.00%) BCP
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Coast 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 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQLPlus
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) BCP
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Korn
2 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle