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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
England / South West
Rank 8 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 319 407 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.89% 13.79% 12.66%
As % of the Vendors category 29.62% 34.46% 31.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 269 257
Median daily rate £339 £350 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.28% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £150 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £470 £502
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 31
Median hourly rate £38.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.16% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £38.75 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%

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
1077 1181 1291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 40.14% 40.02% 40.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 773 769
Median daily rate £370 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £465 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.63% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 71 67
Median hourly rate £38.50 £18.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.00 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.30 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-19.53% +22.85%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +1 114 £350 - 54
Wiltshire -9 59 £365 +4.28% 13
Gloucestershire -1 35 £275 -10.56% 9
Somerset -7 34 £290 -25.64% 11
Devon -2 32 £263 +9.37% 13
Dorset -3 12 £325 +21.49% 12
Avon - 1 - -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 228 (32.71%) MS Excel
2 207 (29.70%) Windows
3 206 (29.56%) SQL Server
4 185 (26.54%) .NET
5 155 (22.24%) C#
6 151 (21.66%) MS Office
7 149 (21.38%) SQL
8 142 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
9 137 (19.66%) Security Cleared
10 124 (17.79%) Active Directory
11 115 (16.50%) Finance
12 111 (15.93%) SharePoint
13 104 (14.92%) JavaScript
14 99 (14.20%) SC Cleared
15 93 (13.34%) Windows 7
16 89 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
17 88 (12.63%) ITIL
18 86 (12.34%) Windows Server
19 84 (12.05%) Oracle
20 81 (11.62%) ASP.NET
21 78 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 77 (11.05%) HTML
23 75 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 74 (10.62%) VMware
25 69 (9.90%) Scrum
26 65 (9.33%) CSS
26 65 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
27 60 (8.61%) T-SQL
28 57 (8.18%) Linux
28 57 (8.18%) CRM

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
1 111 (15.93%) SharePoint
2 43 (6.17%) IIS
3 42 (6.03%) MS Exchange
4 18 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
5 17 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.30%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.30%) WebSphere
7 15 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
9 11 (1.58%) GlassFish
10 10 (1.43%) CMS
11 9 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (1.00%) Apache
12 7 (1.00%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.86%) JBoss
13 6 (0.86%) Jetty
13 6 (0.86%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.86%) nginx
13 6 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 228 (32.71%) MS Excel
2 151 (21.66%) MS Office
3 54 (7.75%) MS Project
4 28 (4.02%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (3.30%) MS Visio
6 11 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 46 (6.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (1.87%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (1.58%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (1.58%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.57%) Pegasus Opera
6 4 (0.57%) Primavera
7 3 (0.43%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
9 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.32%) Office 365
2 37 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.87%) IaaS
5 5 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.72%) Google App Engine
5 5 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.29%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Boomi
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) SaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 47 (6.74%) DNS
2 34 (4.88%) Internet
3 31 (4.45%) Firewall
4 29 (4.16%) DHCP
5 24 (3.44%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.01%) Wireless
7 19 (2.73%) VPN
8 17 (2.44%) WAN
9 15 (2.15%) LAN
10 13 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.72%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.43%) SAN
12 10 (1.43%) SSL
13 9 (1.29%) VoIP
14 8 (1.15%) Extranet
15 7 (1.00%) DMZ
15 7 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
16 6 (0.86%) NAS
16 6 (0.86%) NetScaler
16 6 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (29.56%) SQL Server
2 78 (11.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 75 (10.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (7.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 47 (6.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (6.46%) Data Warehouse
7 41 (5.88%) Oracle Database
8 37 (5.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 26 (3.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (2.01%) Relational Database
11 12 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (1.58%) MS Access
12 11 (1.58%) Oracle BI EE
13 10 (1.43%) PowerPivot
14 9 (1.29%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (1.00%) DTS
15 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (1.00%) PerformancePoint
16 6 (0.86%) MySQL
16 6 (0.86%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 65 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 45 (6.46%) Visual Studio
3 12 (1.72%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.72%) Subversion
4 10 (1.43%) Ant
4 10 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 10 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 8 (1.15%) SpecFlow
7 7 (1.00%) JIRA
8 6 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.86%) TeamCity
8 6 (0.86%) Travis CI
9 4 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.57%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.43%) GoCD
10 3 (0.43%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.29%) MSI
11 2 (0.29%) NUnit
General
1 115 (16.50%) Finance
2 53 (7.60%) Advertising
3 33 (4.73%) Marketing
3 33 (4.73%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.16%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.44%) Electronics
5 17 (2.44%) Retail
6 11 (1.58%) Banking
7 5 (0.72%) Aerospace
8 4 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.57%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 207 (29.70%) Developer
2 113 (16.21%) Analyst
3 80 (11.48%) .NET Developer
4 49 (7.03%) Support Engineer
5 41 (5.88%) Consultant
6 36 (5.16%) C# Developer
7 34 (4.88%) IT Support
8 32 (4.59%) SQL Developer
9 29 (4.16%) Architect
9 29 (4.16%) C# .NET Developer
10 27 (3.87%) Service Analyst
10 27 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
10 27 (3.87%) SharePoint Developer
11 26 (3.73%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.59%) Administrator
13 24 (3.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 22 (3.16%) DBA
15 21 (3.01%) Microsoft Developer
16 20 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (2.87%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (26.54%) .NET
2 81 (11.62%) ASP.NET
3 77 (11.05%) HTML
4 65 (9.33%) CSS
5 51 (7.32%) AngularJS
6 41 (5.88%) jQuery
7 39 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web API
7 39 (5.60%) WCF
8 38 (5.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (4.30%) REST
9 30 (4.30%) Web Services
10 26 (3.73%) XML
11 25 (3.59%) JSON
11 25 (3.59%) SOAP
11 25 (3.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 21 (3.01%) .NET Framework
13 18 (2.58%) HTML5
14 13 (1.87%) Entity Framework
15 10 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 9 (1.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.73%) Data Centre
2 26 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.58%) Fat Client
3 18 (2.58%) Thin Client
4 12 (1.72%) Clustering
4 12 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 12 (1.72%) Replication
5 11 (1.58%) Data Structures
5 11 (1.58%) Smartphone
6 9 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.15%) PMI
7 8 (1.15%) User Experience
7 8 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.86%) PKI
9 5 (0.72%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.72%) NHS
10 4 (0.57%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 207 (29.70%) Windows
2 93 (13.34%) Windows 7
3 86 (12.34%) Windows Server
4 57 (8.18%) Linux
5 49 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (2.73%) Windows 10
10 14 (2.01%) Apple iOS
11 12 (1.72%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.58%) AIX
13 10 (1.43%) Unix
13 10 (1.43%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.29%) Windows 8
15 8 (1.15%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.15%) Solaris
16 6 (0.86%) Android
16 6 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
3 88 (12.63%) ITIL
4 69 (9.90%) Scrum
5 57 (8.18%) CRM
6 54 (7.75%) MVC
7 46 (6.60%) Migration
8 44 (6.31%) Project Management
9 37 (5.31%) PRINCE2
10 35 (5.02%) ETL
11 32 (4.59%) ERP
12 31 (4.45%) Service Delivery
13 29 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (3.87%) Incident Management
14 27 (3.87%) OO
15 25 (3.59%) Programme Management
16 24 (3.44%) OOD
16 24 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
17 21 (3.01%) Time Management
18 20 (2.87%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 155 (22.24%) C#
2 149 (21.38%) SQL
3 104 (14.92%) JavaScript
4 60 (8.61%) T-SQL
5 44 (6.31%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.44%) VB.NET
7 23 (3.30%) Java
8 17 (2.44%) PL/SQL
9 15 (2.15%) VBA
10 14 (2.01%) C
10 14 (2.01%) VBScript
11 11 (1.58%) Perl
12 9 (1.29%) PHP
13 6 (0.86%) C++
13 6 (0.86%) VB
14 5 (0.72%) Ruby
14 5 (0.72%) Scala
15 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.57%) Python
16 2 (0.29%) XPath
Qualifications
1 137 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 99 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.16%) DV Cleared
4 28 (4.02%) Degree
5 26 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (2.73%) DBS Check
7 14 (2.01%) MCSE
8 13 (1.87%) ISTQB
9 11 (1.58%) ISEB
9 11 (1.58%) MCITP
10 9 (1.29%) PMI Certification
11 8 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.57%) APMP
12 4 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.57%) CISSP
12 4 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.57%) MCSA
12 4 (0.57%) SANS
12 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.43%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.16%) SLA
2 17 (2.44%) QA
3 8 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.57%) GxP
5 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.29%) COBIT
6 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) GPG13
6 2 (0.29%) ISO27002
6 2 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 124 (17.79%) Active Directory
2 57 (8.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.01%) XenApp
4 20 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 15 (2.15%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.87%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.43%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.86%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.86%) vCloud
11 5 (0.72%) Docker
11 5 (0.72%) Snort
11 5 (0.72%) Xen
12 4 (0.57%) vSphere
13 3 (0.43%) LXC
13 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (4.16%) SCCM
2 10 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (1.00%) Puppet
5 5 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (0.57%) vRealize
7 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.43%) Nagios
8 2 (0.29%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) Ansible
9 1 (0.14%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.14%) SELinux
9 1 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.14%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (12.05%) Oracle
2 74 (10.62%) VMware
3 43 (6.17%) Citrix
4 32 (4.59%) Cisco
5 30 (4.30%) Red Hat
5 30 (4.30%) SAP
6 28 (4.02%) Apple
7 26 (3.73%) HP
8 24 (3.44%) IBM
9 17 (2.44%) AppSense
10 14 (2.01%) Wyse
11 12 (1.72%) Dell
11 12 (1.72%) Symantec
12 11 (1.58%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.58%) Hyperion
12 11 (1.58%) Intel Security
13 8 (1.15%) Remedy
13 8 (1.15%) Sophos
14 7 (1.00%) CA
14 7 (1.00%) Google
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