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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 21 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.41% 10.33% 8.72%
As % of the Vendors category 27.10% 25.23% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 6
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £350 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +105.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £260 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £498 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
Average hourly rate £13.70 £25.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.27% +117.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £17.10 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £33.90 £14.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.94 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.84% -11.52%
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
107 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.01% 40.96% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 73 41
Average daily rate £325 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 30 (51.72%) MS Excel
2 23 (39.66%) Windows
3 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
4 15 (25.86%) MS Office
4 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
5 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
6 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
8 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (13.79%) Citrix
8 8 (13.79%) LAN
8 8 (13.79%) WAN
8 8 (13.79%) ITIL
9 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
9 7 (12.07%) HP
9 7 (12.07%) Cisco
9 7 (12.07%) Project Management
9 7 (12.07%) Migration
10 6 (10.34%) Firewall
10 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
10 6 (10.34%) CRM
10 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.34%) MS Project
10 6 (10.34%) SQL
11 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
11 5 (8.62%) Linux
11 5 (8.62%) ERP
11 5 (8.62%) SLA
11 5 (8.62%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) Lync
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 30 (51.72%) MS Excel
2 15 (25.86%) MS Office
3 6 (10.34%) MS Project
4 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.90%) Agresso
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) LAN
1 8 (13.79%) WAN
2 6 (10.34%) Firewall
3 4 (6.90%) Internet
3 4 (6.90%) SAN
3 4 (6.90%) VPN
4 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 3 (5.17%) SSL
4 3 (5.17%) IPsec
5 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.45%) Network Security
5 2 (3.45%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.45%) tcpdump
5 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.45%) SMTP
5 2 (3.45%) FTP
5 2 (3.45%) HTTP
5 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.45%) WLAN
5 2 (3.45%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) DB2
3 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Back Office
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Analyst
2 6 (10.34%) Support Engineer
2 6 (10.34%) Desktop Support
3 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
3 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (8.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (8.62%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Coordinator
5 3 (5.17%) Project Planner
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (3.45%) Test Specialist
6 2 (3.45%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) PC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.45%) JSP
3 2 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) SOAP
4 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) PKI
2 2 (3.45%) CESG
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.62%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) UNIX
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.72%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.79%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Project Management
2 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 6 (10.34%) CRM
3 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.62%) ERP
5 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
5 4 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Time Management
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.45%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Content Management
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Security Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.45%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) C#
3 2 (3.45%) VBScript
3 2 (3.45%) VBA
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.72%) COBOL
4 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) MCDST
5 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.90%) MCSA
6 3 (5.17%) MCP
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 2 (3.45%) MCTS
7 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (3.45%) ISEB
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCSE
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Snort
4 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (13.79%) Citrix
2 7 (12.07%) HP
2 7 (12.07%) Cisco
3 5 (8.62%) VMware
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (3.45%) Sourcefire
5 2 (3.45%) Dell KACE
5 2 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (1.72%) Avaya
6 1 (1.72%) Juniper
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe
6 1 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Nokia
6 1 (1.72%) Lotus
6 1 (1.72%) Borland
6 1 (1.72%) Websense
6 1 (1.72%) Wyse
6 1 (1.72%) Lumension
6 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Southampton
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 days ago