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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 16 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 49 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 14.54% 7.60% 13.62%
As % of the Vendors category 37.98% 21.37% 23.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 25
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£393 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £185 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £418 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.22 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.92% +17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.79 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £19.64 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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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
129 117 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 38.28% 35.56% 57.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 82 100
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 30
Average hourly rate £12.50 £21.80 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.66% +11.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £14.79 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 54 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
3 30 (29.41%) Windows
4 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (27.45%) SC Cleared
5 24 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
6 22 (21.57%) .NET
7 21 (20.59%) HP
8 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (18.63%) Knowledge Management
9 18 (17.65%) Cisco
9 18 (17.65%) SQL
9 18 (17.65%) MS Office
10 17 (16.67%) HTML
10 17 (16.67%) ISTQB
11 16 (15.69%) JavaScript
12 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
12 15 (14.71%) Linux
12 15 (14.71%) Finance
12 15 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (13.73%) CRM
13 14 (13.73%) MS Project
13 14 (13.73%) ITIL
13 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (12.75%) Dynamics CRM
14 13 (12.75%) UNIX
15 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
15 12 (11.76%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.90%) Confluence
4 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.92%) IIS
5 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 54 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (17.65%) MS Office
3 14 (13.73%) MS Project
4 4 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.92%) InfoPath
4 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (12.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SmartFocus
1 1 (0.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.80%) SAN
2 8 (7.84%) DNS
3 7 (6.86%) Internet
4 5 (4.90%) LAN
4 5 (4.90%) WAN
4 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.92%) NetScaler
5 4 (3.92%) FCoE
5 4 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (3.92%) Extranet
6 3 (2.94%) LDAP
6 3 (2.94%) SMTP
6 3 (2.94%) FTP
6 3 (2.94%) HTTP
6 3 (2.94%) SSL
6 3 (2.94%) IPsec
6 3 (2.94%) Wireshark
6 3 (2.94%) tcpdump
6 3 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.96%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) DB2
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) JIRA
2 5 (4.90%) JUnit
2 5 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (4.90%) RSpec
2 5 (4.90%) Cucumber
2 5 (4.90%) SoapUI
2 5 (4.90%) JMeter
2 5 (4.90%) Maven
2 5 (4.90%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.92%) Subversion
3 4 (3.92%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.96%) MSI
5 1 (0.98%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (14.71%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 3 (2.94%) Retail
5 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Advertising
6 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (22.55%) Analyst
2 12 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 9 (8.82%) Test Specialist
4 8 (7.84%) Developer
4 8 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (6.86%) Business Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Test Leader
5 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (4.90%) Architect
6 5 (4.90%) Administrator
6 5 (4.90%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint Developer
7 4 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
8 3 (2.94%) Project Planner
8 3 (2.94%) Consultant
8 3 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (2.94%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.57%) .NET
2 17 (16.67%) HTML
3 15 (14.71%) ASP.NET
4 11 (10.78%) JSP
5 5 (4.90%) XML
6 4 (3.92%) jQuery
6 4 (3.92%) CSS
6 4 (3.92%) XHTML
7 2 (1.96%) HTML5
7 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 1 (0.98%) Flash
8 1 (0.98%) SOAP
8 1 (0.98%) Middleware
8 1 (0.98%) RESTful
8 1 (0.98%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) User Experience
3 4 (3.92%) PKI
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) CESG
5 2 (1.96%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) GIS
6 1 (0.98%) EPoS
6 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Statistics
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.41%) Windows
2 15 (14.71%) Linux
3 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.75%) UNIX
5 9 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.94%) Solaris
7 2 (1.96%) Android
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.63%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (18.63%) Knowledge Management
2 14 (13.73%) CRM
2 14 (13.73%) ITIL
3 11 (10.78%) PRINCE2
3 11 (10.78%) Security Testing
4 9 (8.82%) Project Management
4 9 (8.82%) Test Scripting
5 8 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.86%) Waterfall
6 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.86%) Software Testing
7 6 (5.88%) Content Management
7 6 (5.88%) Migration
7 6 (5.88%) Service Management
8 5 (4.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.90%) Test Automation
8 5 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (3.92%) Project Planning
9 4 (3.92%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 16 (15.69%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.80%) Java
5 7 (6.86%) C#
6 6 (5.88%) VBA
7 5 (4.90%) VBScript
7 5 (4.90%) Ruby
8 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.98%) Perl
9 1 (0.98%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) COBOL
9 1 (0.98%) VB
9 1 (0.98%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 28 (27.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 17 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 15 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (10.78%) ISEB
6 11 (10.78%) MCITP
6 11 (10.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 10 (9.80%) MCSE
8 6 (5.88%) Degree
9 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.92%) VCP4
10 3 (2.94%) MCSA
10 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.94%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.94%) MCDST
11 2 (1.96%) MCTS
11 2 (1.96%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 22 (21.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) vSphere
4 4 (3.92%) XenApp
5 3 (2.94%) Snort
6 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.98%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 6 (5.88%) SCCM
2 5 (4.90%) SCOM
2 5 (4.90%) Puppet
2 5 (4.90%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.92%) vMotion
4 1 (0.98%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) HP
2 18 (17.65%) Cisco
3 12 (11.76%) Citrix
4 11 (10.78%) VMware
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle
6 4 (3.92%) Telerik
6 4 (3.92%) 3PAR
6 4 (3.92%) Intel
7 3 (2.94%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.96%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.96%) Nintex
8 2 (1.96%) Lumension
8 2 (1.96%) Apple
8 2 (1.96%) Siebel
9 1 (0.98%) McAfee
9 1 (0.98%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.98%) Lotus
9 1 (0.98%) Sun
9 1 (0.98%) Infor
9 1 (0.98%) Altiris
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