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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 27 November 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 257 - 230
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% - 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% - 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £50
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £750 £50
% change year-on-year
-46.66% +1400.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
MSF
England

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
7173 5901 6020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.01% 70.67% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3209 2924
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 230 349
Average hourly rate £21.99 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.71% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MSF 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 MSF.

1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Logistics
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 3 (60.00%) RUP
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing MSF 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 MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (60.00%) CSS
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) XSLT
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) Logistics
1 3 (60.00%) RUP
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
3 1 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (20.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) MOF
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) PMP
2 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 1 (20.00%) COBIT
2 1 (20.00%) BS15000
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle