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 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 - 15
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 5.88% - 2.08%
As % of the Vendors category 7.69% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
13 15 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South Coast 76.47% 46.88% 64.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £500 £650 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 15 Related IT Skills in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South Coast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Release Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Smart Meter
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Supplier Management
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory