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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 47 65 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 16.38% 15.26% 6.49%
As % of the Vendors category 29.94% 38.69% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 17
Average daily rate £350 £395 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +31.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £335 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £515 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 3
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 £12.50 £12.35 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%
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
157 168 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 54.70% 39.44% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 119 90
Average daily rate £390 £393 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +24.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £22.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 30 (34.09%) Windows
1 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.82%) ITIL
3 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
5 18 (20.45%) MS Excel
6 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
7 16 (18.18%) SQL
7 16 (18.18%) Service Management
8 14 (15.91%) .NET
8 14 (15.91%) Cisco
9 13 (14.77%) SLA
9 13 (14.77%) MS Office
9 13 (14.77%) VMware
10 12 (13.64%) DNS
10 12 (13.64%) Network Security
11 11 (12.50%) Finance
12 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
12 10 (11.36%) Publishing
13 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
13 9 (10.23%) SSL
13 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (10.23%) NetScaler
14 8 (9.09%) UAG
14 8 (9.09%) WAN
14 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
14 8 (9.09%) C#
14 8 (9.09%) Project Management
14 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (9.09%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (5.68%) IIS
1 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.41%) CMS
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 13 (14.77%) MS Office
3 6 (6.82%) MS Project
3 6 (6.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) IaaS
2 3 (3.41%) Office 365
2 3 (3.41%) PaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) DNS
1 12 (13.64%) Network Security
2 9 (10.23%) NetScaler
2 9 (10.23%) SSL
3 8 (9.09%) Firewall
3 8 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
3 8 (9.09%) WAN
4 7 (7.95%) FTP
5 6 (6.82%) Internet
5 6 (6.82%) VoIP
6 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.41%) LAN
8 2 (2.27%) CTI
8 2 (2.27%) DHCP
8 2 (2.27%) SAN
9 1 (1.14%) 3G
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.14%) IPsec
9 1 (1.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (5.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.27%) HDInsight
6 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.14%) PowerPivot
7 1 (1.14%) QlikView
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.41%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.41%) Moq
3 2 (2.27%) Jasmine
3 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.14%) NUnit
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Publishing
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Analyst
2 14 (15.91%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.77%) Service Analyst
3 13 (14.77%) Support Analyst
4 12 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) Developer
5 11 (12.50%) IT Support
6 10 (11.36%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (11.36%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) IT Analyst
6 10 (11.36%) IT Support Analyst
7 9 (10.23%) 1st Line Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (10.23%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) IT Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) IT Support Engineer
7 9 (10.23%) Service Desk Support
7 9 (10.23%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 8 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (9.09%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) .NET
2 5 (5.68%) Web Services
3 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (3.41%) CSS
4 3 (3.41%) WCF
5 2 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.27%) COM
5 2 (2.27%) LINQ
5 2 (2.27%) NHibernate
5 2 (2.27%) REST
5 2 (2.27%) SOAP
5 2 (2.27%) STL
5 2 (2.27%) XML
6 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.14%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.27%) CMDB
3 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.27%) Handset
3 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.27%) Replication
3 2 (2.27%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.27%) Statistics
4 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.14%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) Linux
5 3 (3.41%) VMS
5 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.14%) Unix
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (31.82%) ITIL
2 16 (18.18%) Service Management
3 9 (10.23%) Configuration Management
4 8 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.09%) Project Management
5 7 (7.95%) Data Analysis
5 7 (7.95%) DevOps
5 7 (7.95%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.68%) Business Continuity
6 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (5.68%) CRM
6 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.55%) Software Deployment
7 4 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.41%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.41%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.41%) SDLC
8 3 (3.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
2 8 (9.09%) C#
3 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.41%) VB
6 2 (2.27%) C++
6 2 (2.27%) Python
6 2 (2.27%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (19.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.55%) ISEB
5 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) MCITP
5 2 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
6 1 (1.14%) CCSA
6 1 (1.14%) CCSE
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) OCP
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.14%) RHCE
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.77%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) UAG
2 8 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.14%) XenApp
4 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (7.95%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.41%) Puppet
2 3 (3.41%) SCOM
3 2 (2.27%) WSUS
4 1 (1.14%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (15.91%) Cisco
2 13 (14.77%) VMware
3 7 (7.95%) Avaya
3 7 (7.95%) BT
3 7 (7.95%) HP
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix
5 1 (1.14%) BMC
5 1 (1.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.14%) Dell
5 1 (1.14%) EMC
5 1 (1.14%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.14%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.14%) IBM
5 1 (1.14%) Juniper
5 1 (1.14%) NetApp
5 1 (1.14%) Nokia
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.14%) Remedy
5 1 (1.14%) Symantec
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