The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 18 12
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.21% 10.19% 9.29%
As % of the Vendors category 27.89% 31.67% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 16
Average daily rate £313 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.38% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £496 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -50.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.48 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £21.50 £33.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Microsoft
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
147 120 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 58.10% 32.17% 40.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 76 74
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.42 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £19.50 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 42 (40.78%) Windows
2 26 (25.24%) ITIL
3 24 (23.30%) .NET
4 23 (22.33%) Security Cleared
5 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
6 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
6 21 (20.39%) MS Office
7 20 (19.42%) C#
8 18 (17.48%) MS Excel
9 16 (15.53%) Network Security
9 16 (15.53%) Windows Server
10 15 (14.56%) Active Directory
10 15 (14.56%) VMware
11 14 (13.59%) Service Management
11 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (13.59%) MS Project
12 13 (12.62%) Project Management
12 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (11.65%) MS Exchange
13 12 (11.65%) OOD
13 12 (11.65%) Moq
13 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (10.68%) SQL
14 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (9.71%) HTML
16 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
16 9 (8.74%) WAN
16 9 (8.74%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 12 (11.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.85%) IIS
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.88%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.91%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.97%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (20.39%) MS Office
2 18 (17.48%) MS Excel
3 14 (13.59%) MS Project
4 6 (5.83%) MS Visio
5 4 (3.88%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.53%) Network Security
2 9 (8.74%) WAN
3 8 (7.77%) Internet
3 8 (7.77%) NetScaler
3 8 (7.77%) SSL
4 7 (6.80%) Firewall
4 7 (6.80%) Reverse Proxy
4 7 (6.80%) VoIP
5 6 (5.83%) CTI
5 6 (5.83%) DNS
5 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.85%) FTP
7 3 (2.91%) LAN
8 2 (1.94%) 3G
8 2 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.94%) DHCP
8 2 (1.94%) IPsec
8 2 (1.94%) VPN
8 2 (1.94%) Wireless
8 2 (1.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.94%) Power BI
4 2 (1.94%) QlikView
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.97%) OLAP
5 1 (0.97%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (11.65%) Moq
2 9 (8.74%) Visual Studio
3 8 (7.77%) Jasmine
4 6 (5.83%) NUnit
5 4 (3.88%) Selenium
6 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.94%) WatiN
7 2 (1.94%) WATIR
8 1 (0.97%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 7 (6.80%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.85%) Publishing
4 3 (2.91%) Retail
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Analyst
2 14 (13.59%) Developer
3 12 (11.65%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Architect
4 11 (10.68%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (10.68%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.71%) Designer
5 10 (9.71%) IT Analyst
6 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Designer
6 9 (8.74%) IT Support
7 8 (7.77%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) IT Support Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Service Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Wintel Architect
8 7 (6.80%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) IT Manager
8 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) .NET
2 10 (9.71%) HTML
3 9 (8.74%) WCF
4 8 (7.77%) ASP.NET
4 8 (7.77%) CSS
4 8 (7.77%) jQuery
5 6 (5.83%) COM
5 6 (5.83%) LINQ
5 6 (5.83%) NHibernate
5 6 (5.83%) REST
5 6 (5.83%) SOAP
5 6 (5.83%) STL
5 6 (5.83%) XML
6 5 (4.85%) Ajax
6 5 (4.85%) Web Services
7 3 (2.91%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.91%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.91%) Entity Framework
7 3 (2.91%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.91%) PMI
3 3 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.94%) Clustering
4 2 (1.94%) CMDB
4 2 (1.94%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.94%) Handset
4 2 (1.94%) NHS
4 2 (1.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.97%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.97%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.97%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (0.97%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.97%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 42 (40.78%) Windows
2 16 (15.53%) Windows Server
3 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (6.80%) Windows 8
6 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
7 5 (4.85%) Linux
7 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.94%) AIX
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.94%) Unix
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.24%) ITIL
2 14 (13.59%) Service Management
3 13 (12.62%) Project Management
4 12 (11.65%) OOD
5 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 8 (7.77%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.80%) PRINCE2
8 6 (5.83%) Multithreading
8 6 (5.83%) MVC
8 6 (5.83%) OO
8 6 (5.83%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.85%) Business Continuity
9 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.85%) Migration
9 5 (4.85%) Time Management
10 4 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) C#
2 11 (10.68%) SQL
3 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.83%) C++
5 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.91%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.94%) Ruby
8 1 (0.97%) VB
8 1 (0.97%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (22.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.77%) MCSE
5 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.88%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.91%) ISEB
6 3 (2.91%) MCITP
6 3 (2.91%) MCP
6 3 (2.91%) PMI Certification
6 3 (2.91%) PMP
7 2 (1.94%) CCIE
7 2 (1.94%) Degree
7 2 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.97%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) SLA
2 4 (3.88%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.83%) UAG
4 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.97%) XenApp
4 1 (0.97%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.97%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.88%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (3.88%) SCCM
2 2 (1.94%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.94%) WSUS
3 1 (0.97%) DatAdvantage
3 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (14.56%) VMware
2 9 (8.74%) Cisco
3 8 (7.77%) Intel
4 7 (6.80%) Avaya
4 7 (6.80%) BT
5 5 (4.85%) HP
5 5 (4.85%) Oracle
6 4 (3.88%) EMC
7 3 (2.91%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.94%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.94%) Citrix
8 2 (1.94%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.94%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.94%) IBM
8 2 (1.94%) IronPort
8 2 (1.94%) Juniper
8 2 (1.94%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.94%) Nokia
8 2 (1.94%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
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