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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 7
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 5.88% 20.00% 6.67%
As % of the Vendors category 8.33% 55.56% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
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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
12 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 70.59% 36.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Average daily rate £550 £400 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) AIX
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (66.67%) SQLPlus
1 2 (66.67%) Data Guard
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion

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Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 (66.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (66.67%) SQLPlus
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Toad
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) DBA
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (33.33%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (66.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle