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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 366 437 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.70% 13.32% 11.67%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 31.97% 28.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 273 237
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 53 37
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.03 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.20 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1220 1367 1306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.33% 41.65% 40.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 840 821
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 92 67
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.87 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.72 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.86% +6.94%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -2 99 £325 +4.83% 42
Wiltshire 0 93 £375 +5.26% 20
Somerset +1 40 £351 -5.71% 15
Devon +6 36 £250 -16.66% 13
Gloucestershire -3 36 £325 +3.17% 22
Dorset -11 22 £418 +45.21% 24
Cornwall +2 3 £350 +32.07% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 265 (35.71%) Windows
2 239 (32.21%) MS Excel
3 201 (27.09%) SQL Server
4 180 (24.26%) .NET
5 177 (23.85%) SQL
6 164 (22.10%) MS Office
7 154 (20.75%) Security Cleared
8 147 (19.81%) Active Directory
9 145 (19.54%) SharePoint
10 127 (17.12%) C#
11 121 (16.31%) Finance
12 120 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
13 114 (15.36%) Windows Server
14 103 (13.88%) VMware
15 94 (12.67%) JavaScript
16 93 (12.53%) HTML
17 89 (11.99%) Migration
18 87 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
19 85 (11.46%) Windows 7
20 81 (10.92%) SC Cleared
21 80 (10.78%) Visual Studio
22 74 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
23 72 (9.70%) ASP.NET
24 70 (9.43%) CSS
25 68 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
26 65 (8.76%) AngularJS
26 65 (8.76%) ITIL
26 65 (8.76%) Web Services
26 65 (8.76%) MS Exchange
27 64 (8.63%) ASP.NET Web API

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
1 145 (19.54%) SharePoint
2 65 (8.76%) MS Exchange
3 47 (6.33%) IIS
4 35 (4.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 34 (4.58%) Skype for Business
6 32 (4.31%) BizTalk Server
7 24 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.02%) Confluence
10 11 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (1.21%) CMS
12 7 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.67%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.54%) NServiceBus
15 4 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.40%) Umbraco
17 2 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 239 (32.21%) MS Excel
2 164 (22.10%) MS Office
3 36 (4.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (4.18%) MS Visio
5 23 (3.10%) MS Project
6 9 (1.21%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (4.18%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (3.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.21%) Primavera
5 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.40%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.40%) Teamcenter
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.27%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 87 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (5.53%) Office 365
3 25 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (2.96%) SaaS
5 17 (2.29%) GitHub
5 17 (2.29%) IaaS
6 12 (1.62%) PaaS
7 8 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (6.87%) DNS
2 45 (6.06%) DHCP
2 45 (6.06%) Firewall
3 29 (3.91%) Internet
3 29 (3.91%) LAN
3 29 (3.91%) VPN
4 26 (3.50%) WAN
5 25 (3.37%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.83%) SAN
6 21 (2.83%) Skype
7 16 (2.16%) SSL
7 16 (2.16%) VoIP
8 14 (1.89%) Wireshark
9 13 (1.75%) Junos
9 13 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
9 13 (1.75%) tcpdump
10 12 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (1.62%) HTTP
11 7 (0.94%) Kerberos
11 7 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (27.09%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 46 (6.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (5.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 37 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
9 18 (2.43%) Oracle Database
10 16 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (1.62%) Crystal Reports
11 12 (1.62%) MySQL
12 10 (1.35%) MS Access
12 10 (1.35%) QlikView
12 10 (1.35%) Relational Database
13 8 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 7 (0.94%) Star Schema
15 5 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
16 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
16 4 (0.54%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 80 (10.78%) Visual Studio
2 39 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 31 (4.18%) Octopus Deploy
4 24 (3.23%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.83%) JIRA
6 19 (2.56%) Jenkins
6 19 (2.56%) Maven
7 10 (1.35%) MSI
8 9 (1.21%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 7 (0.94%) Hudson
9 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (0.94%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.81%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.81%) Selenium
10 6 (0.81%) Subversion
11 5 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.54%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.40%) Capybara
13 3 (0.40%) Rational DOORS
General
1 121 (16.31%) Finance
2 56 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 40 (5.39%) Manufacturing
4 30 (4.04%) Marketing
5 28 (3.77%) Electronics
6 16 (2.16%) Banking
7 9 (1.21%) Retail
8 8 (1.08%) Advertising
9 6 (0.81%) Back Office
10 4 (0.54%) Billing
10 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Legal
12 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Avionics
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 203 (27.36%) Developer
2 103 (13.88%) Analyst
3 71 (9.57%) Architect
4 64 (8.63%) .NET Developer
5 60 (8.09%) Support Engineer
6 54 (7.28%) Consultant
7 39 (5.26%) SQL Developer
8 36 (4.85%) Administrator
9 29 (3.91%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (3.91%) C# Developer
10 27 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (3.23%) Sitecore Developer
11 24 (3.23%) Software Developer
11 24 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
12 23 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 20 (2.70%) Agile Developer
13 20 (2.70%) Support Analyst
14 19 (2.56%) Microsoft Developer
14 19 (2.56%) Network Engineer
15 18 (2.43%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (24.26%) .NET
2 93 (12.53%) HTML
3 72 (9.70%) ASP.NET
4 70 (9.43%) CSS
5 65 (8.76%) AngularJS
5 65 (8.76%) Web Services
6 64 (8.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 52 (7.01%) jQuery
8 51 (6.87%) REST
9 50 (6.74%) XML
10 39 (5.26%) WCF
11 32 (4.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 31 (4.18%) .NET Framework
13 27 (3.64%) JSON
14 26 (3.50%) HTML5
14 26 (3.50%) SOAP
15 23 (3.10%) WSDL
15 23 (3.10%) XSD
16 17 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 16 (2.16%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.23%) NHS
3 20 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 18 (2.43%) Private Cloud
5 17 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.75%) User Experience
6 13 (1.75%) Visualisation
7 12 (1.62%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.62%) Smartphone
7 12 (1.62%) Thin Client
8 10 (1.35%) Clustering
8 10 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
8 10 (1.35%) Replication
9 9 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.08%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.94%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.94%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.81%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 265 (35.71%) Windows
2 114 (15.36%) Windows Server
3 85 (11.46%) Windows 7
4 54 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (5.93%) Windows 10
7 30 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (3.64%) Linux
9 12 (1.62%) Unix
10 11 (1.48%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.35%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.35%) Windows XP
12 8 (1.08%) Android
13 4 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (11.99%) Migration
3 74 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
4 65 (8.76%) ITIL
5 55 (7.41%) Scrum
6 51 (6.87%) Project Management
7 49 (6.60%) MVC
8 40 (5.39%) Programme Management
9 35 (4.72%) TDD
10 34 (4.58%) TOGAF
11 32 (4.31%) SOA
12 30 (4.04%) CRM
13 29 (3.91%) OO
14 28 (3.77%) Data Migration
14 28 (3.77%) Digital Marketing
14 28 (3.77%) ETL
15 26 (3.50%) DevOps
15 26 (3.50%) SDLC
15 26 (3.50%) Virtual Environments
16 24 (3.23%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 177 (23.85%) SQL
2 127 (17.12%) C#
3 94 (12.67%) JavaScript
4 62 (8.36%) PowerShell
5 28 (3.77%) T-SQL
6 27 (3.64%) VB.NET
7 26 (3.50%) VB
8 22 (2.96%) VBA
9 21 (2.83%) C
9 21 (2.83%) VBScript
10 18 (2.43%) Java
11 17 (2.29%) C++
12 10 (1.35%) PHP
13 6 (0.81%) Ruby
14 3 (0.40%) Delphi
15 2 (0.27%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.27%) ActionScript 3.0
15 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 154 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 81 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 44 (5.93%) DV Cleared
4 41 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (4.18%) Degree
6 21 (2.83%) MCSE
7 17 (2.29%) MCSA
8 15 (2.02%) CCNA
8 15 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.48%) MCSD
10 10 (1.35%) ISEB
10 10 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (1.21%) MCP
12 8 (1.08%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.67%) CCA
13 5 (0.67%) CCNP
13 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.67%) MCITP
14 4 (0.54%) MCDST
14 4 (0.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.18%) SLA
2 16 (2.16%) QA
3 14 (1.89%) HL7
4 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
8 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.27%) 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
1 147 (19.81%) Active Directory
2 68 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.23%) Xen
5 22 (2.96%) XenApp
6 16 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (2.02%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.89%) Docker
9 10 (1.35%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.08%) vSphere
12 5 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.54%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.40%) Firmware
15 2 (0.27%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.27%) UAG
15 2 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (8.22%) SCCM
2 26 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.35%) SCOM
3 10 (1.35%) WSUS
4 6 (0.81%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (0.67%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.54%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.40%) SCSM
8 2 (0.27%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.27%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.27%) Nagios
8 2 (0.27%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.27%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.13%) MIIS
9 1 (0.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 103 (13.88%) VMware
2 60 (8.09%) Citrix
3 46 (6.20%) Oracle
4 43 (5.80%) SAP
5 39 (5.26%) Cisco
6 25 (3.37%) Sitecore
7 20 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 17 (2.29%) HP
8 17 (2.29%) Juniper
9 14 (1.89%) Dell
10 12 (1.62%) Intel Security
11 11 (1.48%) Apple
12 10 (1.35%) AppSense
13 8 (1.08%) Mitel
13 8 (1.08%) Nintex
13 8 (1.08%) Remedy
13 8 (1.08%) Tableau
14 7 (0.94%) Wyse
15 6 (0.81%) IBM
15 6 (0.81%) IFS
Bristol, Avon
Etech Partners
Rate: Up to £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £16 - £26 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Difrent
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day 24 months contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £150 - £250 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Rate: £37,037 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Proteus Europe
Rate: £460 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago