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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 385 383 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.01% 12.57% 14.54%
As % of the Vendors category 30.43% 33.54% 34.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 216 273
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 61 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £30.00 £25.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.89%
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
1265 1142 1275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 42.75% 37.48% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 662 839
Median daily rate £365 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 101 74
Median hourly rate £21.50 £20.19 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.51% +17.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -2 99 £383 +9.28% 16
Bristol +7 84 £338 +17.39% 46
Gloucestershire +10 48 £400 - 29
Somerset +1 44 £381 -3.17% 20
Dorset -6 29 £181 -51.66% 23
Devon -5 25 £350 +55.55% 8
Cornwall 0 3 £110 +4.76% 4
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 286 (35.84%) Windows
2 245 (30.70%) SQL Server
3 235 (29.45%) MS Excel
4 197 (24.69%) SQL
5 182 (22.81%) Active Directory
6 178 (22.31%) .NET
7 175 (21.93%) Security Cleared
8 161 (20.18%) MS Office
9 134 (16.79%) Finance
10 126 (15.79%) VMware
11 124 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
12 115 (14.41%) Windows Server
13 111 (13.91%) C#
14 94 (11.78%) SC Cleared
15 93 (11.65%) SharePoint
16 91 (11.40%) ITIL
17 88 (11.03%) JavaScript
17 88 (11.03%) Migration
18 81 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 77 (9.65%) MS Exchange
19 77 (9.65%) Windows 7
19 77 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
20 75 (9.40%) Citrix
21 74 (9.27%) HTML
21 74 (9.27%) Web Services
22 72 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
23 71 (8.90%) SCCM
24 65 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
24 65 (8.15%) Project Management
25 64 (8.02%) MVC

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 93 (11.65%) SharePoint
2 77 (9.65%) MS Exchange
3 50 (6.27%) IIS
4 36 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
5 35 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (3.63%) Skype for Business
7 28 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (1.88%) Confluence
10 12 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.13%) CMS
12 8 (1.00%) IBM Notes
12 8 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 7 (0.88%) Umbraco
14 6 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
14 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
14 6 (0.75%) IBM Domino
15 5 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 235 (29.45%) MS Excel
2 161 (20.18%) MS Office
3 29 (3.63%) MS Project
4 22 (2.76%) MS Visio
5 19 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 12 (1.50%) InfoPath
7 10 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.38%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 22 (2.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (1.88%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (1.63%) Primavera
5 6 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.25%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.25%) SAP SCM
7 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.13%) BASE24
8 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
8 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 53 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (6.39%) Office 365
3 38 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (3.26%) SaaS
5 15 (1.88%) GitHub
6 12 (1.50%) IaaS
7 10 (1.25%) PaaS
8 9 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.50%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.13%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (7.14%) DNS
2 40 (5.01%) TCP/IP
3 39 (4.89%) Firewall
4 37 (4.64%) DHCP
5 36 (4.51%) Internet
6 31 (3.88%) LAN
7 27 (3.38%) WAN
8 24 (3.01%) SAN
9 21 (2.63%) VPN
10 17 (2.13%) VoIP
11 16 (2.01%) Skype
12 14 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
13 13 (1.63%) SSL
14 12 (1.50%) HTTP
15 9 (1.13%) Wireless
16 7 (0.88%) Kerberos
17 6 (0.75%) LDAP
17 6 (0.75%) Network Security
17 6 (0.75%) Unified Communications
17 6 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 245 (30.70%) SQL Server
2 54 (6.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 52 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 48 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 44 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
6 41 (5.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 29 (3.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (3.26%) Relational Database
9 22 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
10 19 (2.38%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
12 15 (1.88%) MS Access
13 14 (1.75%) Oracle Database
14 13 (1.63%) QlikView
15 11 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (1.38%) MySQL
16 8 (1.00%) Crystal Reports
17 7 (0.88%) Star Schema
18 6 (0.75%) Power BI
19 5 (0.63%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 59 (7.39%) Visual Studio
2 30 (3.76%) Jenkins
3 29 (3.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (2.88%) Maven
5 22 (2.76%) JIRA
6 18 (2.26%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.88%) Capybara
8 14 (1.75%) Git (software)
9 9 (1.13%) Selenium
10 8 (1.00%) SpecFlow
11 7 (0.88%) Hudson
11 7 (0.88%) WATIR
12 6 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 4 (0.50%) LoadRunner
14 4 (0.50%) Zephyr
15 3 (0.38%) NUnit
15 3 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
15 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
16 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 134 (16.79%) Finance
2 49 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 34 (4.26%) Manufacturing
4 27 (3.38%) Advertising
5 23 (2.88%) Marketing
6 22 (2.76%) Electronics
7 17 (2.13%) Back Office
8 16 (2.01%) Banking
9 9 (1.13%) Retail
10 8 (1.00%) Billing
11 5 (0.63%) Legal
12 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.38%) Local Government
14 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.25%) Military
15 1 (0.13%) Avionics
15 1 (0.13%) Front Office
15 1 (0.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 205 (25.69%) Developer
2 120 (15.04%) Analyst
3 78 (9.77%) Architect
4 56 (7.02%) .NET Developer
5 53 (6.64%) Support Engineer
6 52 (6.52%) Consultant
7 30 (3.76%) Administrator
8 29 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 28 (3.51%) C# Developer
9 28 (3.51%) SQL Developer
10 26 (3.26%) ASP.NET Developer
10 26 (3.26%) Desktop Support
11 24 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (3.01%) Project Manager
11 24 (3.01%) Software Developer
12 23 (2.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (2.88%) Windows Engineer
13 20 (2.51%) Desktop Engineer
13 20 (2.51%) IT Support
13 20 (2.51%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 178 (22.31%) .NET
2 74 (9.27%) HTML
2 74 (9.27%) Web Services
3 63 (7.89%) XML
4 61 (7.64%) ASP.NET
5 55 (6.89%) CSS
6 53 (6.64%) REST
7 46 (5.76%) .NET Framework
8 39 (4.89%) jQuery
9 35 (4.39%) WCF
10 33 (4.14%) AngularJS
11 30 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (3.76%) ASP.NET Web API
12 23 (2.88%) XSD
13 22 (2.76%) WSDL
14 19 (2.38%) Entity Framework
14 19 (2.38%) HTML5
14 19 (2.38%) SOAP
15 18 (2.26%) JSON
16 14 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (5.01%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.51%) User Experience
5 18 (2.26%) NHS
6 17 (2.13%) Clustering
6 17 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.01%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.01%) Fat Client
7 16 (2.01%) Thin Client
8 15 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 14 (1.75%) Replication
10 10 (1.25%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.25%) Reference Data
10 10 (1.25%) Smartphone
10 10 (1.25%) Visualisation
11 9 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.88%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 286 (35.84%) Windows
2 115 (14.41%) Windows Server
3 77 (9.65%) Windows 7
3 77 (9.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (4.89%) Linux
7 21 (2.63%) Windows XP
8 20 (2.51%) Windows 8
9 18 (2.26%) Windows 10
10 13 (1.63%) Android
10 13 (1.63%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.13%) Unix
12 6 (0.75%) Mac OS X
12 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.63%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.38%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (11.40%) ITIL
3 88 (11.03%) Migration
4 72 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
5 65 (8.15%) Project Management
6 64 (8.02%) MVC
7 59 (7.39%) Scrum
8 43 (5.39%) SOA
9 36 (4.51%) TOGAF
10 35 (4.39%) ETL
11 32 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (3.88%) Programme Management
13 29 (3.63%) Data Migration
13 29 (3.63%) OO
13 29 (3.63%) PRINCE2
14 27 (3.38%) Mentoring
14 27 (3.38%) TDD
15 26 (3.26%) Coaching
16 25 (3.13%) Software Engineering
17 23 (2.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (24.69%) SQL
2 111 (13.91%) C#
3 88 (11.03%) JavaScript
4 54 (6.77%) PowerShell
5 40 (5.01%) Java
6 30 (3.76%) T-SQL
7 28 (3.51%) C
7 28 (3.51%) Ruby
8 19 (2.38%) VB.NET
8 19 (2.38%) VBA
9 17 (2.13%) VB
10 16 (2.01%) C++
11 15 (1.88%) VBScript
12 12 (1.50%) PHP
13 7 (0.88%) Python
14 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.50%) Perl
16 4 (0.50%) R
17 1 (0.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 175 (21.93%) Security Cleared
2 94 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 54 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 53 (6.64%) DV Cleared
5 35 (4.39%) Degree
6 24 (3.01%) MCSE
7 20 (2.51%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (2.38%) CCNA
8 19 (2.38%) MCSA
9 13 (1.63%) MCSD
10 10 (1.25%) APMP
10 10 (1.25%) ISEB
10 10 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (1.13%) MCP
12 8 (1.00%) MCTS
13 7 (0.88%) CCNP
13 7 (0.88%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.88%) MCITP
14 6 (0.75%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.51%) SLA
2 24 (3.01%) QA
3 13 (1.63%) HL7
4 9 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.25%) COBIT
8 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.25%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.25%) 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
1 182 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 81 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.14%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.13%) XenApp
5 23 (2.88%) Xen
6 20 (2.51%) VMware ESX
7 17 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.13%) vSphere
7 17 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (1.00%) Docker
10 6 (0.75%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.50%) UAG
12 2 (0.25%) Firmware
12 2 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.13%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 71 (8.90%) SCCM
2 15 (1.88%) WSUS
3 8 (1.00%) SCOM
4 6 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (0.75%) Puppet
4 6 (0.75%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.38%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.25%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.25%) Nagios
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.25%) SCSM
7 2 (0.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.13%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 126 (15.79%) VMware
2 75 (9.40%) Citrix
3 48 (6.02%) Oracle
4 36 (4.51%) Cisco
5 35 (4.39%) SAP
6 22 (2.76%) Apple
7 21 (2.63%) HP
8 15 (1.88%) Dell
8 15 (1.88%) NetApp
9 14 (1.75%) AppSense
9 14 (1.75%) Remedy
10 12 (1.50%) Sophos
11 11 (1.38%) Intel Security
12 10 (1.25%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.25%) Forcepoint
13 8 (1.00%) Lotus
13 8 (1.00%) Nintex
13 8 (1.00%) Symantec
13 8 (1.00%) Wyse
14 7 (0.88%) Polycom
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