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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 3 21 6
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 74 23 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.50% 6.89% 13.50%
As % of the Vendors category 54.01% 17.83% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 18 24
Average daily rate
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£363 £259 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.09% -20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £136 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £415 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% +49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £20.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
137 129 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 37.95% 38.62% 57.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 90
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £179 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 35
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.02% +4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.37 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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 3 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 65 (47.45%) MS Excel
2 50 (36.50%) Windows
3 42 (30.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (28.47%) Security Cleared
5 37 (27.01%) ITIL
5 37 (27.01%) SQL
6 31 (22.63%) MS Office
7 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
8 28 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (20.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (18.25%) PowerShell
10 24 (17.52%) Active Directory
10 24 (17.52%) MS Project
10 24 (17.52%) .NET
11 23 (16.79%) MCSE
11 23 (16.79%) HP
11 23 (16.79%) Finance
12 21 (15.33%) Cisco
12 21 (15.33%) SQL Server
13 20 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (13.87%) Knowledge Management
15 18 (13.14%) PRINCE2
15 18 (13.14%) MS Exchange
15 18 (13.14%) ISTQB
15 18 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (12.41%) CRM
16 17 (12.41%) HTML
17 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
17 16 (11.68%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 18 (13.14%) MS Exchange
1 18 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 18 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 10 (7.30%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.65%) Confluence
4 4 (2.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.73%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.73%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 65 (47.45%) MS Excel
2 31 (22.63%) MS Office
3 24 (17.52%) MS Project
4 10 (7.30%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.92%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (10.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.73%) Agresso
3 1 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.03%) SAN
2 8 (5.84%) DNS
2 8 (5.84%) Internet
3 7 (5.11%) WAN
4 6 (4.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.65%) LAN
5 5 (3.65%) SSL
5 5 (3.65%) IPsec
5 5 (3.65%) Wireshark
5 5 (3.65%) tcpdump
5 5 (3.65%) FCoE
5 5 (3.65%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (3.65%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.92%) Extranet
7 3 (2.19%) Firewall
7 3 (2.19%) LDAP
7 3 (2.19%) SMTP
7 3 (2.19%) FTP
7 3 (2.19%) HTTP
7 3 (2.19%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.11%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.65%) QlikView
6 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.73%) DTS
8 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.73%) MySQL
8 1 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.73%) OLAP
8 1 (0.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (5.84%) JIRA
2 5 (3.65%) JMeter
2 5 (3.65%) JUnit
2 5 (3.65%) HP UFT
2 5 (3.65%) RSpec
2 5 (3.65%) Cucumber
2 5 (3.65%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.65%) Maven
3 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.92%) Subversion
4 2 (1.46%) MSI
5 1 (0.73%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (16.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.92%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.73%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (20.44%) Analyst
2 19 (13.87%) Developer
3 18 (13.14%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.68%) Architect
5 14 (10.22%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (6.57%) Test Specialist
7 8 (5.84%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.84%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) Test Leader
8 6 (4.38%) Consultant
8 6 (4.38%) Business Analyst
8 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (4.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.65%) CRM Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Administrator
9 5 (3.65%) SQL Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.52%) .NET
2 17 (12.41%) HTML
3 15 (10.95%) ASP.NET
4 11 (8.03%) JSP
5 5 (3.65%) XML
6 4 (2.92%) CSS
6 4 (2.92%) jQuery
6 4 (2.92%) XHTML
7 2 (1.46%) HTML5
7 2 (1.46%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (1.46%) Web Services
8 1 (0.73%) Flash
8 1 (0.73%) SOAP
8 1 (0.73%) YAML
8 1 (0.73%) RESTful
8 1 (0.73%) Middleware
8 1 (0.73%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (6.57%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.38%) PMI
2 6 (4.38%) User Experience
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.92%) PKI
4 3 (2.19%) CESG
5 2 (1.46%) Clustering
5 2 (1.46%) GIS
5 2 (1.46%) NHS
6 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.73%) EPoS
6 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.73%) Replication
6 1 (0.73%) Statistics
6 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 50 (36.50%) Windows
2 28 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (20.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (10.95%) Linux
4 13 (9.49%) UNIX
5 7 (5.11%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.92%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.19%) Solaris
8 2 (1.46%) Android
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.01%) ITIL
2 20 (14.60%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.87%) Knowledge Management
4 18 (13.14%) PRINCE2
5 17 (12.41%) CRM
6 16 (11.68%) Project Management
7 11 (8.03%) Data Modelling
7 11 (8.03%) Security Testing
8 9 (6.57%) Test Scripting
8 9 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.57%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (5.84%) Service Management
9 8 (5.84%) Dashboard Development
10 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (5.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (5.11%) Waterfall
10 7 (5.11%) Software Testing
11 6 (4.38%) Change Control
11 6 (4.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.01%) SQL
2 25 (18.25%) PowerShell
3 16 (11.68%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.03%) Java
5 8 (5.84%) C#
6 7 (5.11%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.38%) VBScript
7 6 (4.38%) VBA
8 5 (3.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.73%) Groovy
9 1 (0.73%) VB
9 1 (0.73%) COBOL
9 1 (0.73%) Perl
9 1 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (30.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (28.47%) Security Cleared
3 29 (21.17%) SC Cleared
4 23 (16.79%) MCSE
5 18 (13.14%) ISTQB
6 16 (11.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (8.76%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (8.03%) MCITP
8 11 (8.03%) ISEB
8 11 (8.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (7.30%) Degree
10 6 (4.38%) PMP
10 6 (4.38%) PMI Certification
11 5 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (3.65%) VCP4
12 3 (2.19%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.46%) MCSA
13 2 (1.46%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) QA
System Software
1 24 (17.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.38%) vSphere
4 5 (3.65%) XenApp
5 3 (2.19%) Snort
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.73%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.73%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (5.84%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) SCOM
2 6 (4.38%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.65%) Puppet
3 5 (3.65%) Vagrant
3 5 (3.65%) vMotion
4 1 (0.73%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (16.79%) HP
2 21 (15.33%) Cisco
3 16 (11.68%) Intel
4 14 (10.22%) Oracle
5 12 (8.76%) VMware
6 11 (8.03%) Citrix
7 5 (3.65%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.92%) Telerik
9 3 (2.19%) Apple
9 3 (2.19%) Sourcefire
10 2 (1.46%) IronPort
10 2 (1.46%) Websense
10 2 (1.46%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.46%) F5
10 2 (1.46%) Lumension
10 2 (1.46%) Guidewire
10 2 (1.46%) Nintex
10 2 (1.46%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.46%) Juniper
10 2 (1.46%) Nokia
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