The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
England / South East
Rank 235 242 258
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +16
Contract jobs citing MSF 3 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.041% 0.12% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.15% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £475 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £315
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5834 6635 7239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.97% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3426 3972 3993
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 282 243
Median hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.06% +76.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MSF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MSF
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MSF Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MSF
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MSF Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MSF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 3 - -
MSF
England

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MSF.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) RUP
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) PaaS
3 3 (42.86%) IaaS
3 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) ERP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Logistics

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) IaaS
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (42.86%) RDBMS
2 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Azure Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Developer
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Developer
2 3 (42.86%) WCF Developer
3 1 (14.29%) ASP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) RUP
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) ERP
2 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle