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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +25
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 31 65 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.29% 19.06% 5.92%
As % of the Vendors category 26.72% 38.24% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 55 17
Median daily rate £350 £363 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £325 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £10.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +57.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.00 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £33.20 £11.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
116 170 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 53.46% 49.85% 40.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 124 98
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +27.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £47.12 £23.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.31%) Windows
3 16 (27.59%) ITIL
4 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
5 13 (22.41%) Service Management
5 13 (22.41%) Cisco
6 12 (20.69%) SQL
6 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
7 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.97%) SLA
8 10 (17.24%) MS Office
8 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
8 10 (17.24%) VMware
9 9 (15.52%) Finance
9 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
9 9 (15.52%) .NET
9 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
10 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
11 7 (12.07%) C
11 7 (12.07%) C#
11 7 (12.07%) SCCM
11 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (12.07%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (12.07%) DevOps
11 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
12 6 (10.34%) SCOM
12 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (10.34%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.90%) MS Project Server
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Project
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) IaaS
2 4 (6.90%) PaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
1 2 (3.45%) VoIP
2 1 (1.72%) DNS
2 1 (1.72%) Firewall
2 1 (1.72%) GSM
2 1 (1.72%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.72%) LAN
2 1 (1.72%) LDAP
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) UMTS
2 1 (1.72%) VPN
2 1 (1.72%) WAN
2 1 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.45%) HDInsight
3 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.72%) MS Access
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) OLAP
4 1 (1.72%) OLTP
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.45%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) MSI
4 1 (1.72%) NUnit
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.72%) WiX
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) French Language
2 2 (3.45%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Service Analyst
2 12 (20.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.34%) IT Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 5 (8.62%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.17%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) jQuery
3 2 (3.45%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.72%) Breeze.js
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) Durandal
4 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.72%) Express
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) Kendo UI
4 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (1.72%) React
4 1 (1.72%) WCF
4 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.17%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.17%) Statistics
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.90%) VMS
4 2 (3.45%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) Service Management
3 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
4 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) DevOps
5 6 (10.34%) Project Management
5 6 (10.34%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.62%) Integration Testing
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.62%) Test Planning
6 5 (8.62%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.62%) Use Case
6 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
8 3 (5.17%) High Availability
8 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.17%) Software Deployment
9 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
9 2 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) PowerShell
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) C
2 7 (12.07%) C#
3 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.90%) VB
5 3 (5.17%) Python
5 3 (5.17%) Ruby
6 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.72%) C++
7 1 (1.72%) Java
7 1 (1.72%) Perl
7 1 (1.72%) PHP
7 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.17%) CCNA
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.17%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) CCA
6 2 (3.45%) CCIE
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.45%) ISEB
6 2 (3.45%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) CCSE
7 1 (1.72%) CEH
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.72%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.97%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.45%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) SCCM
2 6 (10.34%) SCOM
3 4 (6.90%) Puppet
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.45%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) Cisco
2 10 (17.24%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Citrix
4 4 (6.90%) Oracle
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) Remedy
5 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.45%) BMC
6 2 (3.45%) Dell
6 2 (3.45%) Varonis
6 2 (3.45%) Wyse
7 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.72%) CommVault
7 1 (1.72%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.72%) EMC
7 1 (1.72%) Lotus
7 1 (1.72%) Nortel
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
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