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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 235 - 249
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.044% - 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.060% - 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
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
6655 6395 7074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.57% 71.98% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3716 3487 3377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 249 331
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 2014. 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 - 3 - -
MSF
England

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) SaaS
2 4 (66.67%) Logistics
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) XSLT
2 4 (66.67%) RUP
2 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 4 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 4 (66.67%) CSS
1 4 (66.67%) XML
1 4 (66.67%) XSLT
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Logistics
1 4 (66.67%) RUP
1 4 (66.67%) ERP
1 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C#
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle