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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 November 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.

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

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 459 308 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.96% 14.03% 13.81%
As % of the Vendors category 33.26% 33.30% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 182 194
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £420 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 46 46
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.29 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% -7.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.48 £10.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
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
1380 925 1222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.98% 42.14% 44.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 543 646
Average daily rate £375 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 85 105
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.30 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.58% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £12.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.62 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the South West region over the 3 months to 20 November 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
Wiltshire 0 129 £360 +6.66% 54
Bristol +2 124 £375 +7.14% 61
Gloucestershire -7 54 £328 +19.09% 51
Somerset -3 52 £325 +21.49% 18
Devon +1 50 £350 +100.00% 16
Dorset 0 28 £175 +40.00% 39
Cornwall -2 2 £275 - 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 366 (44.58%) Windows
2 276 (33.62%) MS Excel
3 198 (24.12%) Security Cleared
4 182 (22.17%) Active Directory
4 182 (22.17%) MS Office
5 159 (19.37%) SQL
6 143 (17.42%) ITIL
7 132 (16.08%) Finance
8 122 (14.86%) SC Cleared
9 120 (14.62%) VMware
10 117 (14.25%) SharePoint
11 116 (14.13%) .NET
12 107 (13.03%) Windows 7
13 97 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
14 94 (11.45%) C#
15 91 (11.08%) SQL Server
16 84 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 81 (9.87%) Project Management
18 80 (9.74%) Firewall
19 78 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
20 74 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
20 74 (9.01%) MS Project
20 74 (9.01%) MS Exchange
20 74 (9.01%) SLA
21 73 (8.89%) Windows XP
21 73 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
22 66 (8.04%) Cisco
23 64 (7.80%) SCCM
24 62 (7.55%) PRINCE2
25 61 (7.43%) Migration

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 117 (14.25%) SharePoint
2 74 (9.01%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 34 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 31 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
6 28 (3.41%) Lync
7 23 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
7 23 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
8 22 (2.68%) IIS
8 22 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.71%) CMS
11 10 (1.22%) MS Project Server
12 9 (1.10%) SAS
13 5 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.49%) Apache
14 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
15 3 (0.37%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.37%) Joomla!
Applications
1 276 (33.62%) MS Excel
2 182 (22.17%) MS Office
3 74 (9.01%) MS Project
4 26 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 9 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.37%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.24%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 31 (3.78%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.61%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.61%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.37%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.24%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.24%) Agresso
6 2 (0.24%) Visualfiles
6 2 (0.24%) Maximo
6 2 (0.24%) Summit
7 1 (0.12%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.12%) Tridion
7 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (1.22%) Office 365
4 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (9.74%) Firewall
2 55 (6.70%) DNS
3 41 (4.99%) DHCP
4 36 (4.38%) TCP/IP
4 36 (4.38%) Internet
5 34 (4.14%) LAN
6 30 (3.65%) WAN
7 28 (3.41%) Cisco PIX
8 16 (1.95%) SAN
9 15 (1.83%) VPN
10 11 (1.34%) LDAP
10 11 (1.34%) Wireless
11 10 (1.22%) VoIP
12 9 (1.10%) Intranet
13 8 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (0.85%) MPLS
14 7 (0.85%) BGP
15 5 (0.61%) FTP
15 5 (0.61%) SMTP
16 4 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (2.44%) MS Access
6 19 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.07%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.58%) DB2
10 13 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (0.85%) MySQL
11 7 (0.85%) SAP BW
12 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.61%) OLAP
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (4.75%) Visual Studio
2 32 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 19 (2.31%) SpecFlow
4 12 (1.46%) MSI
4 12 (1.46%) Selenium
5 8 (0.97%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 6 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.49%) JIRA
8 4 (0.49%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.49%) Hudson
9 3 (0.37%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.37%) Toad
9 3 (0.37%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.24%) NUnit
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Blend
10 2 (0.24%) FitNesse
11 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 132 (16.08%) Finance
2 58 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.26%) Banking
4 20 (2.44%) Retail
5 19 (2.31%) Retail Banking
6 17 (2.07%) Military
7 13 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.34%) Marketing
9 10 (1.22%) Legal
10 5 (0.61%) Electronics
11 4 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.37%) Law
13 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.24%) Publishing
14 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.12%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 181 (22.05%) Analyst
2 126 (15.35%) Developer
3 64 (7.80%) Architect
4 60 (7.31%) Consultant
5 48 (5.85%) Support Engineer
6 41 (4.99%) Project Manager
7 39 (4.75%) Support Analyst
8 38 (4.63%) Administrator
9 36 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (4.14%) Service Analyst
10 34 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
11 27 (3.29%) .NET Developer
12 25 (3.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (3.05%) Desktop Support
12 25 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (2.92%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (2.92%) Test Analyst
14 22 (2.68%) Business Analyst
15 20 (2.44%) PMO Analyst
16 19 (2.31%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (14.13%) .NET
2 45 (5.48%) ASP.NET
3 44 (5.36%) HTML
4 42 (5.12%) CSS
5 29 (3.53%) jQuery
6 22 (2.68%) Web Services
6 22 (2.68%) XML
6 22 (2.68%) .NET Framework
7 17 (2.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (1.95%) HTML5
9 15 (1.83%) Application Packaging
10 14 (1.71%) Gherkin
11 12 (1.46%) CSS3
11 12 (1.46%) WCF
12 10 (1.22%) REST
13 9 (1.10%) SOAP
13 9 (1.10%) JSON
14 8 (0.97%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 7 (0.85%) Middleware
15 7 (0.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 33 (4.02%) Thin Client
3 33 (4.02%) Fat Client
4 29 (3.53%) Clustering
5 18 (2.19%) Open Source
6 12 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 9 (1.10%) NHS
7 9 (1.10%) iPhone
7 9 (1.10%) User Experience
8 8 (0.97%) iPad
8 8 (0.97%) N-Tier
9 7 (0.85%) Reference Data
9 7 (0.85%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.73%) PDA
10 6 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.61%) PKI
11 5 (0.61%) FMCG
11 5 (0.61%) Social Media
11 5 (0.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 366 (44.58%) Windows
2 107 (13.03%) Windows 7
3 97 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (8.89%) Windows XP
6 51 (6.21%) Linux
7 37 (4.51%) UNIX
8 32 (3.90%) Solaris
9 27 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (3.05%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.07%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.71%) zOS
14 13 (1.58%) Android
15 12 (1.46%) Mac OS X
16 9 (1.10%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.49%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.49%) Windows NT
18 3 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (17.42%) ITIL
2 81 (9.87%) Project Management
3 73 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (7.55%) PRINCE2
5 61 (7.43%) Migration
6 53 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (4.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (4.63%) MVC
9 32 (3.90%) TOGAF
10 31 (3.78%) Scrum
10 31 (3.78%) Change Management
11 29 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 26 (3.17%) Time Management
13 25 (3.05%) Software Testing
14 23 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (2.80%) CRM
14 23 (2.80%) Business Analysis
14 23 (2.80%) Change Control
15 22 (2.68%) Test Scripting
16 21 (2.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 159 (19.37%) SQL
2 94 (11.45%) C#
3 49 (5.97%) JavaScript
4 36 (4.38%) Java
5 20 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 16 (1.95%) PowerShell
7 15 (1.83%) VBScript
8 13 (1.58%) C
9 12 (1.46%) PHP
9 12 (1.46%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.46%) VB
10 10 (1.22%) VBA
10 10 (1.22%) Delphi
11 9 (1.10%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.10%) ABAP
12 5 (0.61%) Perl
13 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.37%) Ruby
14 2 (0.24%) X++
14 2 (0.24%) R
Qualifications
1 198 (24.12%) Security Cleared
2 122 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 58 (7.06%) DV Cleared
4 39 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (3.65%) ISEB
5 30 (3.65%) Degree
6 27 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
7 20 (2.44%) MCSE
8 18 (2.19%) ISTQB
9 16 (1.95%) MCP
10 13 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (1.22%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.22%) CCNP
13 8 (0.97%) MOS
14 7 (0.85%) PMP
15 6 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (9.01%) SLA
2 32 (3.90%) QA
3 12 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.22%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.37%) HL7
7 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.12%) Basel II
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.12%) ARP4754
9 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 182 (22.17%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (4.51%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.80%) XenApp
5 19 (2.31%) vSphere
6 17 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.95%) VMware ESX
8 15 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.85%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.61%) NFS
11 5 (0.61%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.49%) XenServer
12 4 (0.49%) UAG
12 4 (0.49%) Novell eDirectory
13 3 (0.37%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.37%) qmail
13 3 (0.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 64 (7.80%) SCCM
2 32 (3.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 22 (2.68%) SCOM
4 21 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 20 (2.44%) HP SIM
6 16 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (1.34%) WSUS
8 9 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 9 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.61%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.37%) MIIS
11 3 (0.37%) Nagios
12 2 (0.24%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.24%) MOM
12 2 (0.24%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.24%) Puppet
12 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 120 (14.62%) VMware
2 66 (8.04%) Cisco
3 59 (7.19%) Citrix
4 58 (7.06%) HP
5 53 (6.46%) SAP
6 47 (5.72%) Oracle
7 41 (4.99%) Symantec
8 36 (4.38%) CheckPoint
9 23 (2.80%) IBM
10 15 (1.83%) Business Objects
11 14 (1.71%) Sun
12 13 (1.58%) 3PAR
13 11 (1.34%) McAfee
13 11 (1.34%) EMC
14 10 (1.22%) NetApp
15 9 (1.10%) Apple
16 8 (0.97%) Dell
17 7 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 7 (0.85%) Sophos
17 7 (0.85%) Novell
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