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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 403 345 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.59% 11.25% 12.84%
As % of the Vendors category 32.06% 27.82% 30.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 212 160
Average daily rate
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£340 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £126 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 26
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.75 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.61% +0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.88 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £24.50 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
1257 1240 908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.28% 40.42% 42.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 779 529
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 65 68
Average hourly rate £20.60 £20.06 £17.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Bristol +11 102 £300 -6.25% 70
Wiltshire -3 98 £350 +7.69% 27
Somerset +11 77 £375 +15.38% 15
Devon +7 39 £300 +64.38% 15
Dorset +9 31 £375 +66.66% 29
Gloucestershire -14 30 £329 -13.35% 20
Cornwall +8 6 £265 +140.90% 8
Avon - 1 £310 - 1
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 299 (38.19%) Windows
2 238 (30.40%) MS Excel
3 195 (24.90%) Active Directory
4 191 (24.39%) SQL Server
5 189 (24.14%) SQL
6 175 (22.35%) MS Office
7 154 (19.67%) .NET
8 136 (17.37%) C#
9 111 (14.18%) Security Cleared
10 108 (13.79%) VMware
11 107 (13.67%) Windows 7
12 100 (12.77%) ITIL
13 93 (11.88%) Finance
14 91 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
15 87 (11.11%) SharePoint
16 86 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
17 82 (10.47%) SC Cleared
18 80 (10.22%) MS Exchange
19 79 (10.09%) Windows XP
20 76 (9.71%) ASP.NET
21 73 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
22 70 (8.94%) Visual Studio
23 67 (8.56%) Migration
24 66 (8.43%) Project Management
25 58 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
26 56 (7.15%) PRINCE2
26 56 (7.15%) .NET Framework
26 56 (7.15%) Windows Server 2012
27 55 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
28 53 (6.77%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 87 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 80 (10.22%) MS Exchange
3 38 (4.85%) Lync
4 35 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 32 (4.09%) BizTalk Server
6 25 (3.19%) IIS
7 23 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (2.04%) CMS
10 14 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.77%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.51%) ArcGIS
14 4 (0.51%) Apache
14 4 (0.51%) SAS
15 3 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 238 (30.40%) MS Excel
2 175 (22.35%) MS Office
3 50 (6.39%) MS Project
4 25 (3.19%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (2.55%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.38%) PowerPivot
7 3 (0.38%) SPSS
8 2 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 18 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.77%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.64%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.26%) Maximo
8 1 (0.13%) Summit
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (5.11%) Office 365
2 20 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.26%) SaaS
4 2 (0.26%) PaaS
4 2 (0.26%) IaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Symantec.cloud
4 2 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.13%) Yammer
5 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.70%) DNS
2 28 (3.58%) Firewall
3 27 (3.45%) SAN
4 17 (2.17%) WAN
5 15 (1.92%) LAN
6 14 (1.79%) Internet
7 11 (1.40%) NAS
7 11 (1.40%) DHCP
7 11 (1.40%) VPN
8 10 (1.28%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.02%) VoIP
10 6 (0.77%) HTTP
10 6 (0.77%) Network Security
10 6 (0.77%) Skype
11 4 (0.51%) Intranet
12 3 (0.38%) WLAN
12 3 (0.38%) Broadband
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (0.38%) VLAN
12 3 (0.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 44 (5.62%) Data Warehouse
4 43 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 28 (3.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 28 (3.58%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (2.81%) MS Access
8 20 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
11 10 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.28%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (0.77%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.77%) MySQL
14 5 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.64%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (8.94%) Visual Studio
2 36 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (0.77%) Selenium
4 6 (0.77%) SpecFlow
5 5 (0.64%) MSI
6 4 (0.51%) Ant
7 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.38%) FinalBuilder
8 2 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.26%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.26%) ERwin
8 2 (0.26%) Firebug
9 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Blend
9 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.13%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.13%) MorphX
9 1 (0.13%) JIRA
General
1 93 (11.88%) Finance
2 50 (6.39%) Retail
3 33 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 31 (3.96%) Banking
5 28 (3.58%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.79%) Marketing
7 12 (1.53%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.89%) Back Office
8 7 (0.89%) Electronics
9 6 (0.77%) Local Government
9 6 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.38%) Law
10 3 (0.38%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
11 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 174 (22.22%) Developer
2 160 (20.43%) Analyst
3 64 (8.17%) Support Engineer
4 59 (7.54%) Architect
5 50 (6.39%) .NET Developer
6 40 (5.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 38 (4.85%) Solutions Architect
8 36 (4.60%) Desktop Support
8 36 (4.60%) Consultant
9 31 (3.96%) Project Manager
10 27 (3.45%) Service Analyst
11 26 (3.32%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (3.32%) Administrator
12 24 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 22 (2.81%) Support Analyst
13 22 (2.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 21 (2.68%) Desktop Engineer
15 20 (2.55%) 3rd Line Support
16 18 (2.30%) SQL Developer
17 17 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (19.67%) .NET
2 76 (9.71%) ASP.NET
3 56 (7.15%) .NET Framework
4 53 (6.77%) HTML
5 45 (5.75%) CSS
6 44 (5.62%) Web Services
7 41 (5.24%) WCF
8 27 (3.45%) jQuery
9 25 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (2.17%) HTML5
11 15 (1.92%) WPF
11 15 (1.92%) XML
12 14 (1.79%) Entity Framework
12 14 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (1.66%) AngularJS
14 12 (1.53%) Application Packaging
14 12 (1.53%) Ajax
15 10 (1.28%) SOAP
15 10 (1.28%) CSS3
16 9 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 25 (3.19%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.81%) GIS
5 16 (2.04%) Clustering
6 12 (1.53%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.15%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.15%) NHS
9 7 (0.89%) DTV
9 7 (0.89%) User Experience
10 6 (0.77%) Replication
11 5 (0.64%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.64%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.64%) Learning Management System
11 5 (0.64%) PKI
11 5 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.51%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 299 (38.19%) Windows
2 107 (13.67%) Windows 7
3 86 (10.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (10.09%) Windows XP
5 56 (7.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 55 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (3.58%) Linux
8 19 (2.43%) Windows 8
9 17 (2.17%) UNIX
10 10 (1.28%) SUSE
11 7 (0.89%) NetWare
11 7 (0.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.51%) Android
13 4 (0.51%) Solaris
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (12.77%) ITIL
2 91 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
4 67 (8.56%) Migration
5 66 (8.43%) Project Management
6 56 (7.15%) PRINCE2
7 48 (6.13%) MVC
8 41 (5.24%) CRM
9 31 (3.96%) Scrum
10 30 (3.83%) UML
10 30 (3.83%) ETL
11 29 (3.70%) Change Control
12 27 (3.45%) Information Security
12 27 (3.45%) Programme Management
13 24 (3.07%) Asset Management
13 24 (3.07%) SOA
14 23 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (2.94%) Change Management
14 23 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 189 (24.14%) SQL
2 136 (17.37%) C#
3 44 (5.62%) JavaScript
4 39 (4.98%) VB
5 38 (4.85%) T-SQL
6 24 (3.07%) Java
7 21 (2.68%) VBScript
7 21 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 18 (2.30%) PowerShell
9 16 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.66%) VBA
10 13 (1.66%) X++
11 11 (1.40%) C++
12 8 (1.02%) VB6
13 5 (0.64%) Ruby
13 5 (0.64%) C
14 3 (0.38%) PHP
14 3 (0.38%) VC++
15 2 (0.26%) Python
15 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 111 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 82 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (3.96%) ISEB
5 23 (2.94%) Degree
6 22 (2.81%) MCSE
7 21 (2.68%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.17%) MCSA
9 16 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 13 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 11 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 8 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.89%) MCITP
13 7 (0.89%) MCP
14 6 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.51%) MCTS
15 4 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.38%) PMP
16 3 (0.38%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.96%) SLA
2 22 (2.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.92%) ISO 9000
4 13 (1.66%) QA
5 5 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.26%) P3O
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) HL7
8 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 195 (24.90%) Active Directory
2 53 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 16 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
5 13 (1.66%) VMware ESX
5 13 (1.66%) XenDesktop
5 13 (1.66%) vSphere
6 11 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 11 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.15%) XenApp
8 6 (0.77%) Firmware
9 4 (0.51%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.38%) NFS
10 3 (0.38%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.26%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.26%) Xen
12 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 46 (5.87%) SCCM
2 24 (3.07%) SCOM
3 15 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 7 (0.89%) ZENworks
6 5 (0.64%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.64%) WSUS
7 4 (0.51%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.38%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.38%) SCSM
8 3 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle EDQ
9 2 (0.26%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.13%) WMI
10 1 (0.13%) MOM
10 1 (0.13%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.13%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 108 (13.79%) VMware
2 53 (6.77%) Citrix
3 48 (6.13%) Oracle
4 39 (4.98%) SAP
5 27 (3.45%) Cisco
6 25 (3.19%) HP
7 19 (2.43%) McAfee
8 17 (2.17%) Symantec
9 14 (1.79%) Tableau
10 9 (1.15%) Lotus
11 8 (1.02%) Novell
11 8 (1.02%) Dell
11 8 (1.02%) OpenText
12 7 (0.89%) Veeam
12 7 (0.89%) IBM
12 7 (0.89%) Remedy
13 5 (0.64%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.64%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.64%) ESRI
13 5 (0.64%) AppSense
Poole, Dorset
RNLI
Rate: From £43,300 to £50,941 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Boeing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Boeing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
ISL
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Coal IT Services
Rate: £125 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago