The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Southampton region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 21 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.84% 15.99% 12.06%
As % of the Vendors category 15.69% 30.18% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 14
Average daily rate
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£230 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £265 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 14
Average hourly rate - £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
153 169 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 43.59% 52.98% 50.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 91 54
Average daily rate £349 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 29 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.85 £12.33 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.93 £28.50 £38.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 July 2014.

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 July 2014, 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 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
3 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
4 12 (25.53%) SQL
5 11 (23.40%) MS Office
5 11 (23.40%) .NET
6 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
6 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
6 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
7 9 (19.15%) ITIL
7 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 8 (17.02%) C#
8 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (17.02%) Degree
8 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
9 7 (14.89%) ISO 9001
9 7 (14.89%) ETL
9 7 (14.89%) VB
9 7 (14.89%) Migration
10 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (12.77%) Java
10 6 (12.77%) C
10 6 (12.77%) PHP
10 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
10 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 10 (21.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (42.55%) MS Excel
2 11 (23.40%) MS Office
3 2 (4.26%) MS Project
4 1 (2.13%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
4 1 (2.13%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 2 (4.26%) WAN
2 2 (4.26%) LAN
2 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) VoIP
3 1 (2.13%) WLAN
3 1 (2.13%) DHCP
3 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.13%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) DMZ
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) VLAN
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (21.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (2.13%) MS Access
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.13%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (2.13%) QlikView
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
3 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.13%) JMeter
3 1 (2.13%) NUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) RSpec
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Law
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Administrator
2 7 (14.89%) Developer
2 7 (14.89%) DBA
2 7 (14.89%) SQL DBA
3 6 (12.77%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Technician
7 2 (4.26%) Classic ASP Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Technician
7 2 (4.26%) Commercial Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.26%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) .NET
2 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.38%) CSS
3 3 (6.38%) SOAP
3 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) WinForms
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 2 (4.26%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) Classic ASP
5 1 (2.13%) COM
5 1 (2.13%) CGI
5 1 (2.13%) WCF
5 1 (2.13%) jQuery
5 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Replication
2 3 (6.38%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) PKI
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Kindle
4 1 (2.13%) MPEG
4 1 (2.13%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) STB
4 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 9 (19.15%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.26%) UNIX
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.13%) Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (14.89%) ETL
3 7 (14.89%) Migration
4 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
4 6 (12.77%) Web Application Development
5 5 (10.64%) Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Revenue Management
7 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.26%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) SOA
7 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.13%) ERP
8 1 (2.13%) OOD
8 1 (2.13%) UML
8 1 (2.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) SQL
2 8 (17.02%) C#
3 7 (14.89%) VB
4 6 (12.77%) Java
4 6 (12.77%) C
4 6 (12.77%) PHP
5 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.26%) VBA
6 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) ECMAScript
7 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Degree
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCDST
6 1 (2.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.38%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) VMware
2 6 (12.77%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.13%) Nintex
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