The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 388 433 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.91% 13.57% 14.00%
As % of the Vendors category 33.05% 32.70% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 281 275
Median daily rate £325 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £177 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 53
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £39.27 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1174 1324 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.08% 41.48% 41.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 852 852
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £495 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 62 125
Median hourly rate £22.00 £35.00 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +54.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £46.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 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
Bristol 0 95 £350 -6.66% 42
Wiltshire -5 77 £350 - 15
Gloucestershire -2 62 £185 -45.18% 16
Somerset +7 44 £325 -18.75% 8
Devon -2 34 £308 -12.14% 7
Dorset +8 31 £250 - 18
Cornwall - 12 £325 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 251 (33.78%) Windows
2 244 (32.84%) MS Excel
3 213 (28.67%) SQL Server
4 197 (26.51%) .NET
5 163 (21.94%) MS Office
6 160 (21.53%) C#
7 157 (21.13%) SQL
8 152 (20.46%) SharePoint
9 148 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
10 141 (18.98%) Security Cleared
11 129 (17.36%) Active Directory
12 116 (15.61%) Windows Server
13 114 (15.34%) JavaScript
13 114 (15.34%) Finance
14 105 (14.13%) HTML
14 105 (14.13%) Windows 7
15 94 (12.65%) SC Cleared
16 89 (11.98%) ASP.NET
17 87 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
18 85 (11.44%) Scrum
19 81 (10.90%) CSS
20 77 (10.36%) AngularJS
21 76 (10.23%) VMware
22 73 (9.83%) ITIL
22 73 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 66 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
24 63 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 62 (8.34%) Team Foundation Server
26 61 (8.21%) jQuery
27 60 (8.08%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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
1 152 (20.46%) SharePoint
2 47 (6.33%) MS Exchange
3 38 (5.11%) IIS
4 26 (3.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (2.69%) Skype for Business
6 19 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 16 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.88%) BizTalk Server
10 12 (1.62%) CMS
11 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.67%) MS Project Server
15 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.54%) Moodle
15 4 (0.54%) NServiceBus
16 2 (0.27%) nginx
16 2 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 2 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 244 (32.84%) MS Excel
2 163 (21.94%) MS Office
3 48 (6.46%) MS Project
4 40 (5.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 39 (5.25%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 32 (4.31%) Dynamics AX
2 27 (3.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (2.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.94%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.67%) Primavera
7 4 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.54%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
10 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
10 1 (0.13%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (6.19%) Office 365
3 17 (2.29%) IaaS
4 12 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.67%) PaaS
5 5 (0.67%) SaaS
6 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.27%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.13%) Boomi
8 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
8 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (7.40%) DNS
2 48 (6.46%) DHCP
3 42 (5.65%) Firewall
4 26 (3.50%) VPN
5 24 (3.23%) Internet
6 20 (2.69%) TCP/IP
7 17 (2.29%) LAN
8 15 (2.02%) WAN
9 14 (1.88%) SAN
9 14 (1.88%) Wireshark
10 13 (1.75%) Junos
10 13 (1.75%) tcpdump
11 12 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (1.48%) Skype
13 10 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.21%) VoIP
14 9 (1.21%) Wireless
15 8 (1.08%) Extranet
16 7 (0.94%) NAS
16 7 (0.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (28.67%) SQL Server
2 73 (9.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 63 (8.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
4 44 (5.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 43 (5.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 26 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 22 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (2.02%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (1.48%) MS Access
10 11 (1.48%) QlikView
11 10 (1.35%) PowerPivot
12 8 (1.08%) MySQL
13 7 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
13 7 (0.94%) PerformancePoint
13 7 (0.94%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 62 (8.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 58 (7.81%) Visual Studio
3 29 (3.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 20 (2.69%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.35%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.35%) MSI
6 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.94%) Cucumber
7 7 (0.94%) Subversion
7 7 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.67%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.54%) InstallShield
9 4 (0.54%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.54%) JIRA
9 4 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.40%) GoCD
10 3 (0.40%) Selenium
10 3 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.27%) Grunt
11 2 (0.27%) Zephyr
General
1 114 (15.34%) Finance
2 43 (5.79%) Advertising
3 34 (4.58%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.31%) Manufacturing
4 32 (4.31%) Marketing
5 19 (2.56%) Electronics
6 16 (2.15%) Retail
7 14 (1.88%) Banking
8 7 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.54%) Back Office
9 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.40%) Billing
10 3 (0.40%) Legal
10 3 (0.40%) Local Government
11 2 (0.27%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 224 (30.15%) Developer
2 110 (14.80%) Analyst
3 80 (10.77%) .NET Developer
4 66 (8.88%) Support Engineer
5 46 (6.19%) Consultant
6 39 (5.25%) SQL Developer
7 38 (5.11%) C# Developer
8 35 (4.71%) Administrator
9 31 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
10 30 (4.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 30 (4.04%) C# .NET Developer
11 26 (3.50%) IT Support
11 26 (3.50%) Project Manager
12 24 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
12 24 (3.23%) Architect
12 24 (3.23%) Service Analyst
12 24 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
12 24 (3.23%) Software Developer
13 23 (3.10%) ASP.NET Developer
14 22 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (26.51%) .NET
2 105 (14.13%) HTML
3 89 (11.98%) ASP.NET
4 81 (10.90%) CSS
5 77 (10.36%) AngularJS
6 61 (8.21%) jQuery
7 56 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 43 (5.79%) WCF
9 41 (5.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (4.58%) REST
10 34 (4.58%) XML
11 32 (4.31%) JSON
12 31 (4.17%) HTML5
12 31 (4.17%) Web Services
13 30 (4.04%) SOAP
14 28 (3.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (2.83%) .NET Framework
16 18 (2.42%) Entity Framework
17 11 (1.48%) CSS3
18 9 (1.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 51 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 21 (2.83%) Client/Server
4 16 (2.15%) Driving Licence
4 16 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.02%) Clustering
6 13 (1.75%) Replication
7 12 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.62%) Smartphone
7 12 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 9 (1.21%) User Experience
10 8 (1.08%) NHS
11 7 (0.94%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.94%) PMI
12 5 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.67%) PKI
13 4 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 4 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 251 (33.78%) Windows
2 116 (15.61%) Windows Server
3 105 (14.13%) Windows 7
4 55 (7.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (4.98%) Windows 10
7 36 (4.85%) Linux
8 25 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.48%) Unix
10 9 (1.21%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.08%) Solaris
12 7 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
13 6 (0.81%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.54%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.40%) Android
15 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (19.92%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
3 85 (11.44%) Scrum
4 73 (9.83%) ITIL
5 60 (8.08%) MVC
6 57 (7.67%) Migration
7 50 (6.73%) Project Management
8 41 (5.52%) CRM
9 39 (5.25%) PRINCE2
10 34 (4.58%) ETL
11 33 (4.44%) TDD
12 32 (4.31%) OO
13 31 (4.17%) Programme Management
14 30 (4.04%) ERP
15 28 (3.77%) DevOps
15 28 (3.77%) OOD
16 25 (3.36%) Service Delivery
17 24 (3.23%) SDLC
18 23 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 22 (2.96%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 160 (21.53%) C#
2 157 (21.13%) SQL
3 114 (15.34%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.46%) PowerShell
4 48 (6.46%) T-SQL
5 24 (3.23%) VB.NET
6 21 (2.83%) VB
7 19 (2.56%) Java
8 18 (2.42%) C
8 18 (2.42%) VBA
9 14 (1.88%) C++
10 13 (1.75%) VBScript
11 8 (1.08%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.94%) PHP
13 5 (0.67%) Ruby
13 5 (0.67%) Scala
14 4 (0.54%) Python
15 3 (0.40%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.27%) ActionScript 3.0
16 2 (0.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 141 (18.98%) Security Cleared
2 94 (12.65%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.58%) DV Cleared
4 33 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (4.31%) Degree
6 19 (2.56%) MCSE
7 12 (1.62%) MCITP
8 10 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 10 (1.35%) MCSA
9 8 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.08%) DBS Check
9 8 (1.08%) ISEB
9 8 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.94%) CCNA
10 7 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.67%) CCA
11 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.67%) MCP
11 5 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.44%) SLA
2 19 (2.56%) QA
3 10 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.54%) GxP
5 3 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 129 (17.36%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.90%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.96%) XenApp
5 17 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (1.75%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.35%) Docker
9 8 (1.08%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.94%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.81%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.81%) vSphere
12 5 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.54%) Firmware
13 4 (0.54%) Snort
14 3 (0.40%) LXC
14 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.27%) XenServer
16 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 44 (5.92%) SCCM
2 8 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.94%) WSUS
4 6 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.67%) SCOM
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.54%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.40%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.13%) Ansible
8 1 (0.13%) DatAdvantage
8 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.13%) Puppet
8 1 (0.13%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.13%) SCSM
Vendors
1 76 (10.23%) VMware
2 58 (7.81%) Oracle
3 43 (5.79%) Cisco
4 41 (5.52%) Citrix
5 33 (4.44%) SAP
6 25 (3.36%) HP
7 21 (2.83%) Sitecore
8 19 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 16 (2.15%) Juniper
10 13 (1.75%) Apple
11 11 (1.48%) Red Hat
12 10 (1.35%) IBM
12 10 (1.35%) Symantec
13 9 (1.21%) Dell
13 9 (1.21%) IFS
13 9 (1.21%) Remedy
14 8 (1.08%) AppSense
14 8 (1.08%) Wyse
15 7 (0.94%) Hyperion
16 6 (0.81%) Tableau
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