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 29 January 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 244 - 217
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.055% - 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.073% - 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £750 £230
% change year-on-year
-52.33% +226.08%
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
6866 6076 5403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.87% 72.14% 70.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3791 3186 2665
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 256 335
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £54.50 £44.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - - - - 1
MSF
England

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) COBIT
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (40.00%) PMP
3 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
3 2 (40.00%) BS15000
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (40.00%) MOF
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Services Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) IT Governance
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (40.00%) MOF
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Line Management
4 1 (20.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (20.00%) Strategic Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) PMP
1 2 (40.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) COBIT
1 2 (40.00%) BS15000
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft