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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 422 293 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.72% 13.28% 14.31%
As % of the Vendors category 30.14% 32.38% 35.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 188 240
Average daily rate
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£330 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £175 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £25.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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
1400 905 1237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.21% 41.02% 40.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 560 646
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 76 106
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +2 126 £330 -2.22% 37
Bristol -2 88 £323 -10.82% 83
Gloucestershire -2 63 £375 +10.29% 26
Devon +7 56 £200 -38.46% 9
Somerset -11 42 £371 +14.23% 26
Dorset +1 16 £263 +56.71% 30
Cornwall +1 8 £250 - 2
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 344 (41.40%) Windows
2 277 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 248 (29.84%) Security Cleared
4 179 (21.54%) SC Cleared
5 155 (18.65%) MS Office
6 151 (18.17%) ITIL
7 145 (17.45%) Active Directory
8 136 (16.37%) SharePoint
9 134 (16.13%) VMware
10 128 (15.40%) SQL
11 118 (14.20%) Finance
12 112 (13.48%) Windows 7
13 110 (13.24%) .NET
14 106 (12.76%) Project Management
15 102 (12.27%) SQL Server
16 100 (12.03%) C#
17 82 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
18 81 (9.75%) PRINCE2
19 80 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
20 78 (9.39%) MS Project
20 78 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
21 74 (8.90%) SAP
21 74 (8.90%) MS Exchange
21 74 (8.90%) SLA
22 70 (8.42%) Firewall
22 70 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
23 69 (8.30%) Migration
24 65 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
25 64 (7.70%) Cisco
26 61 (7.34%) DV Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 136 (16.37%) SharePoint
2 74 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 37 (4.45%) IIS
4 32 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 23 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 20 (2.41%) Lync
8 18 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
11 13 (1.56%) CMS
12 12 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.20%) MS Project Server
14 8 (0.96%) Apache
15 6 (0.72%) SAS
16 5 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
17 3 (0.36%) Node.js
17 3 (0.36%) Drupal
18 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 277 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 155 (18.65%) MS Office
3 78 (9.39%) MS Project
4 37 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (2.65%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.96%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.24%) Mathematica
9 2 (0.24%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.60%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.60%) SAP SD
5 3 (0.36%) assyst
5 3 (0.36%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.24%) Cerner Millennium
6 2 (0.24%) Summit
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.12%) Agresso
7 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.12%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.93%) Office 365
3 3 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 70 (8.42%) Firewall
2 43 (5.17%) DNS
3 40 (4.81%) TCP/IP
4 30 (3.61%) Internet
5 27 (3.25%) LAN
6 26 (3.13%) DHCP
7 25 (3.01%) WAN
8 23 (2.77%) Cisco PIX
9 15 (1.81%) VPN
10 14 (1.68%) SAN
10 14 (1.68%) Intranet
11 13 (1.56%) Wireless
12 12 (1.44%) LDAP
13 9 (1.08%) VoIP
14 8 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (0.84%) SNMP
15 7 (0.84%) SMTP
15 7 (0.84%) MPLS
15 7 (0.84%) BGP
16 5 (0.60%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
5 22 (2.65%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.29%) MS Access
7 18 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
8 17 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.32%) SAP BW
11 9 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (0.96%) MySQL
13 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.84%) DB2
13 7 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.72%) OLAP
15 5 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.48%) DTS
16 4 (0.48%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 50 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 40 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 19 (2.29%) SpecFlow
4 11 (1.32%) Selenium
5 10 (1.20%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.60%) MSI
7 4 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.36%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.36%) JIRA
9 2 (0.24%) NUnit
9 2 (0.24%) Subversion
9 2 (0.24%) Toad
9 2 (0.24%) FitNesse
10 1 (0.12%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.12%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.12%) MSTest
10 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.12%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 118 (14.20%) Finance
2 57 (6.86%) Telecoms
3 49 (5.90%) Banking
4 26 (3.13%) Retail
5 25 (3.01%) Retail Banking
6 16 (1.93%) Front Office
6 16 (1.93%) Back Office
6 16 (1.93%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.56%) Marketing
7 13 (1.56%) Military
8 8 (0.96%) Legal
9 7 (0.84%) Publishing
10 6 (0.72%) Electronics
11 3 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 186 (22.38%) Analyst
2 129 (15.52%) Developer
3 50 (6.02%) Support Engineer
3 50 (6.02%) Administrator
4 45 (5.42%) Project Manager
5 42 (5.05%) Consultant
6 40 (4.81%) Test Analyst
6 40 (4.81%) Support Analyst
7 37 (4.45%) Architect
8 33 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (3.97%) .NET Developer
9 30 (3.61%) Desktop Support
10 26 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 26 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (3.01%) Business Analyst
12 24 (2.89%) Systems Administrator
13 23 (2.77%) Service Analyst
13 23 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
14 22 (2.65%) Senior Test Analyst
15 21 (2.53%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (13.24%) .NET
2 49 (5.90%) ASP.NET
3 45 (5.42%) HTML
4 38 (4.57%) Web Services
5 36 (4.33%) CSS
6 27 (3.25%) XML
7 21 (2.53%) jQuery
8 18 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (1.93%) HTML5
10 14 (1.68%) .NET Framework
11 12 (1.44%) CSS3
12 11 (1.32%) Gherkin
12 11 (1.32%) WCF
13 10 (1.20%) REST
14 9 (1.08%) Ajax
15 8 (0.96%) SOAP
16 7 (0.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 7 (0.84%) Middleware
16 7 (0.84%) Silverlight
16 7 (0.84%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 26 (3.13%) CMDB
3 26 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 16 (1.93%) Statistics
5 14 (1.68%) GIS
6 13 (1.56%) Open Source
7 12 (1.44%) Blackberry
7 12 (1.44%) User Experience
8 10 (1.20%) Clustering
9 9 (1.08%) NHS
9 9 (1.08%) FMCG
10 8 (0.96%) iPhone
11 7 (0.84%) iPad
11 7 (0.84%) PDA
12 6 (0.72%) DTV
12 6 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 344 (41.40%) Windows
2 112 (13.48%) Windows 7
3 80 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (6.98%) Windows XP
6 48 (5.78%) Linux
7 31 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (3.25%) Windows 8
9 24 (2.89%) Solaris
10 21 (2.53%) UNIX
11 18 (2.17%) Apple iOS
11 18 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.81%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.08%) Android
14 8 (0.96%) zOS
15 7 (0.84%) CentOS
16 4 (0.48%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.36%) Windows NT
18 1 (0.12%) AIX
18 1 (0.12%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (18.17%) ITIL
2 106 (12.76%) Project Management
3 81 (9.75%) PRINCE2
4 78 (9.39%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (8.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 69 (8.30%) Migration
7 59 (7.10%) Service Delivery
8 46 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
9 45 (5.42%) Test Scripting
10 40 (4.81%) Test Management
11 39 (4.69%) Service Management
11 39 (4.69%) Change Management
12 37 (4.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 37 (4.45%) Scrum
13 34 (4.09%) MVC
13 34 (4.09%) Software Testing
14 33 (3.97%) Business Analysis
14 33 (3.97%) Capacity Management
15 31 (3.73%) Asset Management
16 27 (3.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 128 (15.40%) SQL
2 100 (12.03%) C#
3 52 (6.26%) JavaScript
4 34 (4.09%) PowerShell
5 27 (3.25%) Java
6 21 (2.53%) T-SQL
7 17 (2.05%) VBScript
8 15 (1.81%) PHP
9 14 (1.68%) ABAP
9 14 (1.68%) VBA
10 13 (1.56%) VB
11 12 (1.44%) C
12 11 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 10 (1.20%) Perl
14 9 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.96%) Delphi
15 8 (0.96%) Ruby
16 7 (0.84%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.24%) MATLAB
17 2 (0.24%) VB6
Qualifications
1 248 (29.84%) Security Cleared
2 179 (21.54%) SC Cleared
3 61 (7.34%) DV Cleared
4 50 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (4.93%) ISEB
6 38 (4.57%) MCP
7 35 (4.21%) Degree
8 30 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
8 30 (3.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 26 (3.13%) ISTQB
10 22 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (1.93%) MCSE
12 14 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 14 (1.68%) PMI Certification
12 14 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (1.56%) PMP
14 11 (1.32%) CCNP
15 7 (0.84%) MCSA
15 7 (0.84%) MOS
16 5 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (8.90%) SLA
2 31 (3.73%) QA
3 10 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.08%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.48%) HL7
6 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.12%) P3O
8 1 (0.12%) FINREP
System Software
1 145 (17.45%) Active Directory
2 82 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 22 (2.65%) VMware ESX
5 18 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 17 (2.05%) XenApp
7 15 (1.81%) vSphere
8 13 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 10 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.20%) ISA Server
10 9 (1.08%) NFS
11 7 (0.84%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.84%) MetaFrame
11 7 (0.84%) qmail
11 7 (0.84%) Squid
12 5 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.48%) UAG
13 4 (0.48%) Novell eDirectory
13 4 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 47 (5.66%) SCCM
2 22 (2.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 18 (2.17%) NetBackup
4 17 (2.05%) HP SIM
5 14 (1.68%) SCOM
6 10 (1.20%) WSUS
6 10 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (0.60%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.36%) MIIS
11 3 (0.36%) ARCserve
12 2 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.24%) SCDPM
12 2 (0.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.24%) MOM
13 1 (0.12%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.12%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 134 (16.13%) VMware
2 74 (8.90%) SAP
3 64 (7.70%) Cisco
4 57 (6.86%) HP
5 52 (6.26%) Citrix
6 38 (4.57%) Symantec
7 37 (4.45%) Oracle
8 30 (3.61%) CheckPoint
9 22 (2.65%) SolarWinds
10 20 (2.41%) McAfee
11 16 (1.93%) IBM
12 12 (1.44%) Business Objects
12 12 (1.44%) Sophos
13 11 (1.32%) NetApp
14 10 (1.20%) Dell
14 10 (1.20%) 3PAR
15 9 (1.08%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.96%) Avaya
16 8 (0.96%) EMC
16 8 (0.96%) Sun
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £11 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £1 to £1 per day market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £375 - £451 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £385 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Devizes, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Constabulary
Rate: £22875
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Somerset
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Somerset
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
ARM Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
networx
Rate: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum £Competitive Salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago