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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / South West
Rank 7 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 331 438 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.05% 14.97% 12.81%
As % of the Vendors category 32.14% 36.23% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 304 237
Median daily rate £338 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 43
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £39.07 £39.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%

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
1030 1209 1226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.60% 41.33% 40.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 798 738
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 72 91
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.55 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +32.35%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 0 113 £350 -0.28% 44
Wiltshire -5 73 £350 - 19
Gloucestershire -4 39 £275 -18.51% 16
Somerset -3 37 £258 -35.62% 11
Devon +1 27 £300 -7.69% 15
Dorset +3 16 £325 +30.00% 11
Cornwall - 2 - - 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 242 (33.61%) MS Excel
2 234 (32.50%) Windows
3 209 (29.03%) SQL Server
4 190 (26.39%) .NET
5 170 (23.61%) MS Office
6 158 (21.94%) C#
7 154 (21.39%) SQL
8 150 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
9 135 (18.75%) SharePoint
10 134 (18.61%) Active Directory
11 125 (17.36%) Security Cleared
12 117 (16.25%) Finance
13 105 (14.58%) JavaScript
14 104 (14.44%) Windows 7
15 101 (14.03%) Windows Server
16 90 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
17 88 (12.22%) SC Cleared
18 85 (11.81%) HTML
19 83 (11.53%) Scrum
19 83 (11.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 81 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 78 (10.83%) ASP.NET
21 78 (10.83%) ITIL
22 71 (9.86%) VMware
23 70 (9.72%) CSS
24 69 (9.58%) Oracle
25 66 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
26 64 (8.89%) AngularJS
27 60 (8.33%) Migration
28 59 (8.19%) T-SQL

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
1 135 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 44 (6.11%) MS Exchange
3 35 (4.86%) IIS
4 19 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
5 18 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (2.36%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.39%) CMS
9 8 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
10 7 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.69%) MS Project Server
12 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.56%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.56%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.28%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 242 (33.61%) MS Excel
2 170 (23.61%) MS Office
3 48 (6.67%) MS Project
4 35 (4.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (4.03%) MS Visio
6 10 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (4.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.69%) Primavera
7 4 (0.56%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
10 1 (0.14%) Pegasus Opera
10 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
10 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 53 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (7.22%) Office 365
3 15 (2.08%) IaaS
4 11 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.56%) PaaS
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.14%) Boomi
7 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.14%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.53%) DNS
2 35 (4.86%) DHCP
3 30 (4.17%) Firewall
3 30 (4.17%) Internet
4 21 (2.92%) VPN
5 18 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.36%) LAN
6 17 (2.36%) WAN
7 16 (2.22%) Wireless
8 11 (1.53%) SAN
8 11 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (1.25%) VoIP
10 8 (1.11%) Extranet
10 8 (1.11%) Skype
11 7 (0.97%) NAS
11 7 (0.97%) NetScaler
11 7 (0.97%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (0.83%) DMZ
13 5 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 83 (11.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 81 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 55 (7.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 49 (6.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 47 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
7 34 (4.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (4.44%) Oracle Database
9 29 (4.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (1.94%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.53%) MS Access
12 11 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.53%) QlikView
13 10 (1.39%) PowerPivot
14 7 (0.97%) DTS
14 7 (0.97%) PerformancePoint
15 6 (0.83%) MySQL
16 5 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 66 (9.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 53 (7.36%) Visual Studio
3 18 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (1.53%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.39%) Cucumber
5 10 (1.39%) MSI
5 10 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.11%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 6 (0.83%) Subversion
9 5 (0.69%) JIRA
9 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.56%) Ant
10 4 (0.56%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.42%) GoCD
11 3 (0.42%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.28%) NUnit
13 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 117 (16.25%) Finance
2 50 (6.94%) Advertising
3 38 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 32 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 32 (4.44%) Marketing
5 18 (2.50%) Electronics
6 16 (2.22%) Retail
7 12 (1.67%) Banking
8 6 (0.83%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.56%) Back Office
9 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.42%) Billing
10 3 (0.42%) Legal
10 3 (0.42%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 213 (29.58%) Developer
2 113 (15.69%) Analyst
3 83 (11.53%) .NET Developer
4 58 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 45 (6.25%) Consultant
6 41 (5.69%) C# Developer
6 41 (5.69%) SQL Developer
7 34 (4.72%) C# .NET Developer
8 32 (4.44%) Administrator
8 32 (4.44%) IT Support
9 30 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 30 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
10 27 (3.75%) Service Analyst
10 27 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
11 24 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
11 24 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (3.19%) Project Manager
13 22 (3.06%) Architect
13 22 (3.06%) DBA
14 21 (2.92%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (26.39%) .NET
2 85 (11.81%) HTML
3 78 (10.83%) ASP.NET
4 70 (9.72%) CSS
5 64 (8.89%) AngularJS
6 50 (6.94%) jQuery
7 44 (6.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 42 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 39 (5.42%) WCF
10 33 (4.58%) REST
11 29 (4.03%) SOAP
11 29 (4.03%) XML
12 28 (3.89%) JSON
12 28 (3.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (3.33%) Web Services
14 19 (2.64%) HTML5
15 18 (2.50%) .NET Framework
16 13 (1.81%) Entity Framework
17 10 (1.39%) WPF
18 9 (1.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.92%) Data Centre
3 20 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.36%) Fat Client
4 17 (2.36%) Thin Client
5 16 (2.22%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.08%) Clustering
7 14 (1.94%) Driving Licence
8 13 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.81%) Replication
9 12 (1.67%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.39%) Visualisation
11 8 (1.11%) PMI
11 8 (1.11%) User Experience
11 8 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.97%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.69%) NHS
14 4 (0.56%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.56%) Mobile App
14 4 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 234 (32.50%) Windows
2 104 (14.44%) Windows 7
3 101 (14.03%) Windows Server
4 53 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (5.56%) Linux
7 31 (4.31%) Windows 10
8 23 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.81%) Unix
11 11 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.39%) Windows XP
13 9 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.11%) Solaris
14 8 (1.11%) Windows 8
15 7 (0.97%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.83%) Android
17 4 (0.56%) AIX
17 4 (0.56%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 83 (11.53%) Scrum
4 78 (10.83%) ITIL
5 60 (8.33%) Migration
6 57 (7.92%) MVC
7 48 (6.67%) CRM
8 41 (5.69%) ETL
9 40 (5.56%) Project Management
10 38 (5.28%) PRINCE2
11 36 (5.00%) ERP
12 30 (4.17%) OO
12 30 (4.17%) Service Delivery
13 28 (3.89%) Programme Management
13 28 (3.89%) TDD
14 27 (3.75%) OOD
14 27 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (3.47%) Incident Management
15 25 (3.47%) Time Management
16 23 (3.19%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 158 (21.94%) C#
2 154 (21.39%) SQL
3 105 (14.58%) JavaScript
4 59 (8.19%) T-SQL
5 49 (6.81%) PowerShell
6 25 (3.47%) VB.NET
7 18 (2.50%) Java
8 16 (2.22%) VB
9 15 (2.08%) VBScript
10 14 (1.94%) VBA
11 13 (1.81%) C
11 13 (1.81%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.11%) C++
12 8 (1.11%) PHP
13 6 (0.83%) Ruby
13 6 (0.83%) Scala
14 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.56%) Perl
14 4 (0.56%) Python
15 2 (0.28%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 125 (17.36%) Security Cleared
2 88 (12.22%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (3.75%) Degree
5 25 (3.47%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.64%) MCSE
7 14 (1.94%) DBS Check
8 13 (1.81%) ISTQB
8 13 (1.81%) MCITP
9 11 (1.53%) ISEB
10 8 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.11%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.83%) MCSA
12 5 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.56%) APMP
13 4 (0.56%) CCNA
13 4 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.42%) CCA
14 3 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.44%) SLA
2 18 (2.50%) QA
3 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.56%) GxP
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) P3O
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (18.61%) Active Directory
2 57 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (3.19%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.19%) XenApp
5 14 (1.94%) XenDesktop
6 11 (1.53%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.25%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.25%) Docker
7 9 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.69%) Snort
10 5 (0.69%) vSphere
11 4 (0.56%) Firmware
11 4 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.42%) LXC
12 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (5.56%) SCCM
2 8 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (0.69%) WSUS
5 4 (0.56%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.42%) Nagios
6 3 (0.42%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.14%) MOM
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.14%) Puppet
7 1 (0.14%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 71 (9.86%) VMware
2 69 (9.58%) Oracle
3 44 (6.11%) Citrix
4 30 (4.17%) SAP
5 29 (4.03%) Cisco
6 27 (3.75%) HP
7 24 (3.33%) Apple
8 15 (2.08%) AppSense
8 15 (2.08%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.94%) IBM
10 13 (1.81%) CheckPoint
10 13 (1.81%) Dell
10 13 (1.81%) Sitecore
10 13 (1.81%) Wyse
11 12 (1.67%) Symantec
12 11 (1.53%) Hyperion
13 9 (1.25%) IFS
14 8 (1.11%) Remedy
14 8 (1.11%) Sophos
15 7 (0.97%) Xamarin
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