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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 267 266 253
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing MSF 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.010% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.039% 0.013% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £340 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
7655 7727 7084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.52% 77.86% 74.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4702 4357 3939
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 283 282
Median hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -1.58%

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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £340 -
MSF
England

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 14 (93.33%) SharePoint
2 13 (86.67%) C#
3 12 (80.00%) Scrum
3 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
5 9 (60.00%) ERP
5 9 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (60.00%) .NET
5 9 (60.00%) CRM
6 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
7 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
7 7 (46.67%) Windows
7 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
7 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
9 5 (33.33%) MS Office
9 5 (33.33%) RUP
9 5 (33.33%) SLA
9 5 (33.33%) MVC
10 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
10 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
11 3 (20.00%) Contact Management
11 3 (20.00%) Web Services
12 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
12 2 (13.33%) SQL
12 2 (13.33%) Degree

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 14 (93.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 5 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Development Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Software Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Software Development Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
4 2 (13.33%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) RUP Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Testing Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) SAML
5 1 (6.67%) SOAP
5 1 (6.67%) WSE
5 1 (6.67%) XML
5 1 (6.67%) XSD
5 1 (6.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (80.00%) Scrum
2 9 (60.00%) CRM
2 9 (60.00%) ERP
3 7 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) MVC
4 5 (33.33%) RUP
5 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (20.00%) Contact Management
7 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) Test Management
8 1 (6.67%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) SDET
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft