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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 19 6
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 59 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.18% 6.10% 10.87%
As % of the Vendors category 41.26% 17.65% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 10
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£393 £355 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% +77.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.47 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.18% +14.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £12.24 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.69 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.25 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.56%
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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
143 119 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 34.38% 34.59% 48.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 82 54
Average daily rate £375 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.98 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 48 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (28.57%) Windows
3 23 (27.38%) MS Office
4 21 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
6 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
7 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (17.86%) Finance
9 13 (15.48%) CRM
9 13 (15.48%) MS Project
9 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
10 12 (14.29%) Citrix
11 11 (13.10%) HP
12 10 (11.90%) SQL
12 10 (11.90%) ITIL
12 10 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (11.90%) Knowledge Management
12 10 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
12 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
13 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
13 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (10.71%) VMware
13 9 (10.71%) .NET
14 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
14 8 (9.52%) Cisco
14 8 (9.52%) WAN
14 8 (9.52%) LAN
14 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (9.52%) JIRA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.95%) Confluence
3 4 (4.76%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.38%) Lync
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 48 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 23 (27.38%) MS Office
3 13 (15.48%) MS Project
4 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (4.76%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.52%) WAN
1 8 (9.52%) LAN
2 7 (8.33%) SAN
3 6 (7.14%) DNS
4 4 (4.76%) Internet
4 4 (4.76%) Firewall
5 3 (3.57%) VPN
5 3 (3.57%) Extranet
6 2 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.38%) WLAN
6 2 (2.38%) ADSL
6 2 (2.38%) LDAP
6 2 (2.38%) SMTP
6 2 (2.38%) FTP
6 2 (2.38%) HTTP
6 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.38%) SSL
6 2 (2.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (2.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) JIRA
2 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.95%) RSpec
2 5 (5.95%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.95%) SoapUI
2 5 (5.95%) Maven
2 5 (5.95%) JUnit
2 5 (5.95%) JMeter
2 5 (5.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (3.57%) Subversion
4 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 15 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
2 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (20.24%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (5.95%) Test Leader
5 5 (5.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (5.95%) Developer
6 4 (4.76%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Test Specialist
6 4 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.57%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (3.57%) Project Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.71%) .NET
2 6 (7.14%) HTML
3 5 (5.95%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.76%) JSP
4 4 (4.76%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) HTML5
5 1 (1.19%) RESTful
5 1 (1.19%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (1.19%) XHTML
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) User Experience
2 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) CESG
4 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.57%) Windows
2 13 (15.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Linux
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.95%) UNIX
6 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (1.19%) Android
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.19%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.48%) CRM
3 10 (11.90%) ITIL
3 10 (11.90%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 7 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 7 (8.33%) Migration
5 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 7 (8.33%) Project Management
6 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
7 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.76%) Service Management
7 4 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.76%) ERP
7 4 (4.76%) Security Testing
7 4 (4.76%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.76%) Business Analysis
7 4 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 3 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) SQL
2 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.14%) Java
3 6 (7.14%) VBA
4 5 (5.95%) Ruby
4 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.19%) VBScript
6 1 (1.19%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (11.90%) ISTQB
5 5 (5.95%) MCDST
5 5 (5.95%) MCSA
6 4 (4.76%) ISEB
6 4 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.76%) Degree
6 4 (4.76%) MCITP
6 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.57%) VCP4
7 3 (3.57%) MCTS
7 3 (3.57%) MCP
7 3 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.38%) MCSE
8 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.38%) Snort
4 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.19%) XenApp
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.95%) Vagrant
2 5 (5.95%) Puppet
3 3 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (1.19%) SCOM
4 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (14.29%) Citrix
2 11 (13.10%) HP
3 9 (10.71%) VMware
4 8 (9.52%) Cisco
5 7 (8.33%) Oracle
6 2 (2.38%) McAfee
6 2 (2.38%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.38%) Guidewire
7 1 (1.19%) Dell KACE
7 1 (1.19%) Nintex
7 1 (1.19%) Lumension
7 1 (1.19%) Infor
7 1 (1.19%) Telerik
7 1 (1.19%) Altiris
7 1 (1.19%) Adobe
7 1 (1.19%) Sun
7 1 (1.19%) Wyse
7 1 (1.19%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.19%) Lotus
7 1 (1.19%) Apple
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