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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 4 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 37 59 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 13.07% 18.79% 7.98%
As % of the Vendors category 24.34% 33.52% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 16
Median daily rate £375 £350 £189
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +85.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £26.25 £13.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +91.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £45.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.73 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.80% +3.44%
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
152 176 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 53.71% 56.05% 40.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 119 76
Median daily rate £400 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 11
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +38.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £13.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £19.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%

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 11 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 16 (24.62%) ITIL
2 16 (24.62%) Active Directory
3 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 14 (21.54%) MS Office
5 13 (20.00%) Finance
6 12 (18.46%) VMware
6 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
7 11 (16.92%) SQL
7 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
7 11 (16.92%) Cisco
7 11 (16.92%) Service Management
8 10 (15.38%) PowerShell
9 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
9 9 (13.85%) SLA
10 8 (12.31%) C
10 8 (12.31%) C#
10 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
11 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (10.77%) .NET
11 7 (10.77%) Oracle
11 7 (10.77%) Project Management
11 7 (10.77%) Citrix
12 6 (9.23%) Scrum
12 6 (9.23%) MS Project
12 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
12 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (7.69%) Test Planning

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 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.69%) MS Project Server
3 4 (6.15%) Skype for Business
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.62%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.54%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (21.54%) MS Office
2 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
3 6 (9.23%) MS Project
4 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.54%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) IaaS
2 4 (6.15%) Office 365
2 4 (6.15%) PaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.54%) G Suite
4 1 (1.54%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) DNS
1 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.62%) VPN
2 2 (3.08%) LDAP
2 2 (3.08%) NetScaler
2 2 (3.08%) VoIP
3 1 (1.54%) DHCP
3 1 (1.54%) GSM
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.54%) LAN
3 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.54%) Skype
3 1 (1.54%) UMTS
3 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.08%) MySQL
2 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) MS Access
3 1 (1.54%) OLAP
3 1 (1.54%) OLTP
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.54%) MSI
4 1 (1.54%) NUnit
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.54%) WiX
General
1 13 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Advertising
3 2 (3.08%) French Language
3 2 (3.08%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Retail
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.00%) Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Architect
2 10 (15.38%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Service Analyst
2 10 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (13.85%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 5 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Azure Architect
5 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.62%) Web Services
3 3 (4.62%) XML
4 2 (3.08%) jQuery
4 2 (3.08%) XSLT
5 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) Ajax
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.54%) Breeze.js
5 1 (1.54%) CSS
5 1 (1.54%) Durandal
5 1 (1.54%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.54%) Express
5 1 (1.54%) HTML
5 1 (1.54%) Kendo UI
5 1 (1.54%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.54%) React
5 1 (1.54%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Data Structures
2 3 (4.62%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.62%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) NHS
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
3 2 (3.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.23%) Windows
2 8 (12.31%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Linux
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.62%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.62%) ITIL
2 11 (16.92%) Service Management
3 7 (10.77%) Project Management
4 6 (9.23%) Scrum
5 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 5 (7.69%) Programme Management
5 5 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 5 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (6.15%) MVC
7 3 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.62%) Web Development
8 2 (3.08%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.08%) Change Management
8 2 (3.08%) Data Management
8 2 (3.08%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.08%) Operations Management
8 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
8 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 10 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.31%) C
3 8 (12.31%) C#
4 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.62%) VB
5 3 (4.62%) VBA
6 2 (3.08%) C++
6 2 (3.08%) Java
6 2 (3.08%) Perl
6 2 (3.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 4 (6.15%) MCSE
4 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.62%) CCNA
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.62%) MCP
6 2 (3.08%) CCA
6 2 (3.08%) CCIE
6 2 (3.08%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) RHCE
7 1 (1.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.85%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.08%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (24.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) XenApp
4 2 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (4.62%) SCOM
3 2 (3.08%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (3.08%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.54%) Puppet
4 1 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) VMware
2 11 (16.92%) Cisco
3 7 (10.77%) Citrix
3 7 (10.77%) Oracle
4 3 (4.62%) Remedy
4 3 (4.62%) SAP
5 2 (3.08%) BMC
5 2 (3.08%) Dell
5 2 (3.08%) Varonis
5 2 (3.08%) Wyse
6 1 (1.54%) AppSense
6 1 (1.54%) CommVault
6 1 (1.54%) EMC
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) IBM
6 1 (1.54%) IFS
6 1 (1.54%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.54%) Lotus
6 1 (1.54%) Nortel
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat