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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 21 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 28 54 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.27% 15.98% 15.12%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 30.51% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 32 17
Average daily rate
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£251 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.21% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £468 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 19
Average hourly rate £10.18 £13.75 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% -46.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.24 £10.30 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -7.93%
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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
154 177 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 40.00% 52.37% 52.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 109 62
Average daily rate £340 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 42
Average hourly rate £11.35 £14.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.72% -43.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 (44.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 11 (22.00%) MS Office
4 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (20.00%) .NET
5 10 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (18.00%) C#
6 9 (18.00%) ITIL
6 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
6 9 (18.00%) VMware
7 8 (16.00%) Migration
7 8 (16.00%) Degree
7 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (14.00%) Project Management
8 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
8 7 (14.00%) VB
8 7 (14.00%) ISO 9001
8 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (14.00%) ETL
9 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (12.00%) Citrix
9 6 (12.00%) Java
9 6 (12.00%) C
9 6 (12.00%) PHP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) Confluence
5 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (42.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (22.00%) MS Office
3 3 (6.00%) MS Project
4 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
5 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) LAN
1 3 (6.00%) WAN
1 3 (6.00%) SAN
1 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) SSL
3 1 (2.00%) DMZ
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) VoIP
3 1 (2.00%) WLAN
3 1 (2.00%) IPsec
3 1 (2.00%) VLAN
3 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (2.00%) MS Access
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.00%) JUnit
3 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.00%) JMeter
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) Maven
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.00%) RSpec
3 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) DBA
1 8 (16.00%) Administrator
2 7 (14.00%) SQL DBA
3 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 5 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Technician
7 2 (4.00%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) .NET
2 9 (18.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Replication
2 4 (8.00%) NHS
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Kindle
4 1 (2.00%) MPEG
4 1 (2.00%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) STB
4 1 (2.00%) DTV
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.00%) UNIX
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.00%) Project Management
3 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (14.00%) ETL
4 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (6.00%) Revenue Management
5 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.00%) SOA
6 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.00%) Time Management
6 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.00%) ERP
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) C#
3 7 (14.00%) VB
4 6 (12.00%) Java
4 6 (12.00%) C
4 6 (12.00%) PHP
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) VBA
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (2.00%) ECMAScript
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) MCDST
5 1 (2.00%) MCTS
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) VMware
2 6 (12.00%) Citrix
3 5 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
5 2 (4.00%) Avaya
5 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.00%) Websense
6 1 (2.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.00%) IronPort
6 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.00%) Dell KACE
6 1 (2.00%) Nintex
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) CA
6 1 (2.00%) Nokia
6 1 (2.00%) Borland
6 1 (2.00%) Adobe
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