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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 401 402 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.15% 12.54% 11.31%
As % of the Vendors category 29.59% 31.90% 27.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 262 216
Median daily rate £350 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 35
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.03 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.54 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £29.75 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -
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
1355 1260 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 44.43% 39.29% 40.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 771 793
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 87 65
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.60 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% +2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Wiltshire -1 111 £350 - 25
Bristol -4 83 £350 +16.66% 30
Somerset +2 51 £375 - 14
Gloucestershire +9 50 £400 +26.98% 18
Dorset -2 31 £220 -41.33% 15
Devon -4 20 £250 -16.66% 10
Cornwall -1 1 £400 +50.94% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 274 (35.96%) Windows
2 239 (31.36%) MS Excel
3 223 (29.27%) SQL Server
4 183 (24.02%) SQL
5 180 (23.62%) .NET
6 164 (21.52%) Security Cleared
7 158 (20.73%) Active Directory
8 155 (20.34%) MS Office
9 130 (17.06%) Finance
10 128 (16.80%) C#
10 128 (16.80%) SharePoint
11 116 (15.22%) Windows Server
12 106 (13.91%) VMware
13 103 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
14 92 (12.07%) JavaScript
15 91 (11.94%) HTML
16 86 (11.29%) Migration
17 85 (11.15%) SC Cleared
18 78 (10.24%) Windows 7
19 74 (9.71%) ASP.NET
20 73 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
21 72 (9.45%) Visual Studio
22 67 (8.79%) ITIL
23 66 (8.66%) Web Services
24 65 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
25 64 (8.40%) Citrix
25 64 (8.40%) MS Exchange
26 63 (8.27%) CSS
27 62 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
28 60 (7.87%) SCCM

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
1 128 (16.80%) SharePoint
2 64 (8.40%) MS Exchange
3 45 (5.91%) IIS
4 35 (4.59%) BizTalk Server
5 34 (4.46%) Skype for Business
6 26 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 23 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (1.97%) Confluence
11 9 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.05%) CMS
13 7 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.52%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.39%) ArcGIS
16 3 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.39%) IBM Domino
16 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 239 (31.36%) MS Excel
2 155 (20.34%) MS Office
3 31 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (3.81%) MS Visio
5 28 (3.67%) MS Project
6 10 (1.31%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (3.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 24 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 23 (3.02%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.18%) Primavera
5 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.39%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.26%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.26%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.13%) BASE24
7 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 73 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (5.77%) Office 365
3 32 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (3.28%) SaaS
5 17 (2.23%) GitHub
6 14 (1.84%) IaaS
7 10 (1.31%) PaaS
8 9 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.26%) Yammer
12 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.09%) DNS
2 46 (6.04%) Firewall
3 35 (4.59%) DHCP
4 34 (4.46%) LAN
5 32 (4.20%) TCP/IP
5 32 (4.20%) VPN
5 32 (4.20%) WAN
6 27 (3.54%) Internet
7 24 (3.15%) SAN
8 22 (2.89%) Skype
9 19 (2.49%) VoIP
10 17 (2.23%) SSL
11 12 (1.57%) HTTP
11 12 (1.57%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (1.31%) Wireshark
14 9 (1.18%) Junos
14 9 (1.18%) tcpdump
14 9 (1.18%) Wireless
15 8 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 223 (29.27%) SQL Server
2 48 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
2 48 (6.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (5.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (2.36%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database
8 17 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
9 16 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.44%) MySQL
11 10 (1.31%) MS Access
12 9 (1.18%) QlikView
13 7 (0.92%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.92%) Star Schema
14 5 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
15 4 (0.52%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 72 (9.45%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (2.76%) JIRA
4 19 (2.49%) Jenkins
4 19 (2.49%) Maven
4 19 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
5 17 (2.23%) TeamCity
6 9 (1.18%) Cucumber
6 9 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 8 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (1.05%) Subversion
8 7 (0.92%) Capybara
8 7 (0.92%) Hudson
8 7 (0.92%) MSI
8 7 (0.92%) SpecFlow
8 7 (0.92%) WATIR
9 6 (0.79%) Selenium
10 5 (0.66%) InstallShield
11 4 (0.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 130 (17.06%) Finance
2 53 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 37 (4.86%) Manufacturing
4 28 (3.67%) Marketing
5 27 (3.54%) Electronics
6 18 (2.36%) Advertising
6 18 (2.36%) Banking
7 10 (1.31%) Retail
8 6 (0.79%) Billing
9 4 (0.52%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.52%) Back Office
9 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.39%) Local Government
10 3 (0.39%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Avionics
12 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 200 (26.25%) Developer
2 116 (15.22%) Analyst
3 84 (11.02%) Architect
4 63 (8.27%) .NET Developer
5 58 (7.61%) Support Engineer
6 54 (7.09%) Consultant
7 33 (4.33%) SQL Developer
8 32 (4.20%) C# Developer
9 31 (4.07%) ASP.NET Developer
10 30 (3.94%) Administrator
11 29 (3.81%) C# .NET Developer
12 24 (3.15%) Software Developer
13 23 (3.02%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 22 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
14 22 (2.89%) Support Analyst
15 21 (2.76%) Agile Developer
16 20 (2.62%) Desktop Support
16 20 (2.62%) Microsoft Developer
16 20 (2.62%) Service Analyst
16 20 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (23.62%) .NET
2 91 (11.94%) HTML
3 74 (9.71%) ASP.NET
4 66 (8.66%) Web Services
5 63 (8.27%) CSS
6 59 (7.74%) AngularJS
7 55 (7.22%) XML
8 53 (6.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 50 (6.56%) jQuery
9 50 (6.56%) REST
10 39 (5.12%) WCF
11 37 (4.86%) .NET Framework
12 32 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
13 26 (3.41%) HTML5
13 26 (3.41%) JSON
14 23 (3.02%) WSDL
14 23 (3.02%) XSD
15 22 (2.89%) SOAP
16 16 (2.10%) Entity Framework
17 14 (1.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 22 (2.89%) Client/Server
3 22 (2.89%) NHS
4 18 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.36%) Private Cloud
5 16 (2.10%) Clustering
6 15 (1.97%) User Experience
7 12 (1.57%) Smartphone
8 11 (1.44%) Replication
9 10 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.31%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.31%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.05%) Driving Licence
10 8 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 6 (0.79%) Blackberry
11 6 (0.79%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 274 (35.96%) Windows
2 116 (15.22%) Windows Server
3 78 (10.24%) Windows 7
4 59 (7.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (5.12%) Windows 10
7 33 (4.33%) Linux
8 31 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.97%) Windows 8
10 12 (1.57%) Windows XP
11 11 (1.44%) Android
11 11 (1.44%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.05%) Unix
13 6 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (0.66%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (13.52%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (11.29%) Migration
3 67 (8.79%) ITIL
4 65 (8.53%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (7.35%) Project Management
6 55 (7.22%) MVC
7 47 (6.17%) Scrum
8 37 (4.86%) Programme Management
8 37 (4.86%) TOGAF
9 36 (4.72%) SOA
10 31 (4.07%) TDD
11 30 (3.94%) CRM
12 28 (3.67%) Data Migration
13 27 (3.54%) Digital Marketing
14 26 (3.41%) OO
14 26 (3.41%) Virtual Environments
15 25 (3.28%) PRINCE2
16 24 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (3.02%) Coaching
17 23 (3.02%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 183 (24.02%) SQL
2 128 (16.80%) C#
3 92 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 55 (7.22%) PowerShell
5 31 (4.07%) T-SQL
6 27 (3.54%) VB.NET
7 26 (3.41%) C
8 22 (2.89%) Java
8 22 (2.89%) VB
8 22 (2.89%) VBA
9 20 (2.62%) C++
9 20 (2.62%) VBScript
10 13 (1.71%) PHP
11 11 (1.44%) Ruby
12 3 (0.39%) Perl
12 3 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.26%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.26%) ActionScript 3.0
13 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 164 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 85 (11.15%) SC Cleared
3 48 (6.30%) DV Cleared
4 38 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (4.07%) Degree
6 20 (2.62%) CCNA
6 20 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (2.23%) MCSE
8 15 (1.97%) MCSA
9 12 (1.57%) MCSD
10 10 (1.31%) ISEB
10 10 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.31%) MCP
11 8 (1.05%) CCNP
12 7 (0.92%) ISTQB
13 6 (0.79%) MCTS
14 5 (0.66%) MCITP
15 4 (0.52%) MCAD
15 4 (0.52%) MCDST
16 3 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.94%) SLA
2 18 (2.36%) QA
3 14 (1.84%) HL7
4 9 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.26%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.13%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.13%) GMP
9 1 (0.13%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 158 (20.73%) Active Directory
2 62 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.15%) Xen
5 21 (2.76%) XenApp
6 17 (2.23%) XenDesktop
7 14 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (1.31%) Docker
10 9 (1.18%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.05%) vSphere
12 4 (0.52%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.52%) UAG
12 4 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.26%) Firmware
15 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (7.87%) SCCM
2 26 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.31%) SCOM
3 10 (1.31%) WSUS
4 8 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (0.79%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.39%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.39%) SCSM
7 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.26%) Nagios
7 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
7 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.26%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.13%) Control-M
8 1 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 106 (13.91%) VMware
2 64 (8.40%) Citrix
3 51 (6.69%) Oracle
4 44 (5.77%) Cisco
5 42 (5.51%) SAP
6 19 (2.49%) Sitecore
7 17 (2.23%) CheckPoint
7 17 (2.23%) HP
8 13 (1.71%) Apple
8 13 (1.71%) Intel Security
8 13 (1.71%) Juniper
9 11 (1.44%) Dell
10 10 (1.31%) AppSense
11 9 (1.18%) Remedy
12 8 (1.05%) Mitel
12 8 (1.05%) Nintex
13 7 (0.92%) Siemens
13 7 (0.92%) Sun
14 6 (0.79%) Red Hat
14 6 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
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