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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 65 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 15.29% 6.49% 10.94%
As % of the Vendors category 39.39% 19.35% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 17
Average daily rate
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£395 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £390 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.55 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £19.40 £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -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
165 124 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 38.82% 33.51% 55.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 91 92
Average daily rate £393 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.60% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +1.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.06 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.50 £28.00
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 28 April 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 28 April 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 (56.84%) MS Excel
2 31 (32.63%) Security Cleared
3 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
4 25 (26.32%) Windows
5 22 (23.16%) MS Office
6 21 (22.11%) .NET
7 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
9 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
9 18 (18.95%) HP
10 17 (17.89%) Knowledge Management
11 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
11 15 (15.79%) Finance
11 15 (15.79%) HTML
11 15 (15.79%) MS Project
12 14 (14.74%) SQL
12 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
12 14 (14.74%) CRM
12 14 (14.74%) Cisco
12 14 (14.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (13.68%) Linux
13 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET
13 13 (13.68%) Dynamics CRM
14 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
14 11 (11.58%) UNIX
14 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
15 10 (10.53%) Java
15 10 (10.53%) SharePoint
15 10 (10.53%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.26%) Confluence
3 4 (4.21%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) Lync
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 54 (56.84%) MS Excel
2 22 (23.16%) MS Office
3 15 (15.79%) MS Project
4 4 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 4 (4.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (6.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) SmartFocus
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.42%) Internet
2 7 (7.37%) SAN
2 7 (7.37%) LAN
2 7 (7.37%) WAN
3 6 (6.32%) DNS
4 4 (4.21%) Extranet
5 3 (3.16%) SSL
5 3 (3.16%) SMTP
5 3 (3.16%) FTP
5 3 (3.16%) HTTP
5 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.16%) LDAP
5 3 (3.16%) IPsec
5 3 (3.16%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (3.16%) Wireshark
5 3 (3.16%) tcpdump
6 2 (2.11%) WLAN
6 2 (2.11%) Intranet
7 1 (1.05%) Firewall
7 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) DB2
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) JIRA
2 5 (5.26%) JMeter
2 5 (5.26%) JUnit
2 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 5 (5.26%) RSpec
2 5 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.26%) SoapUI
2 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.26%) Maven
3 4 (4.21%) Subversion
4 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.11%) MSI
5 1 (1.05%) InstallShield
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Local Government
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 13 (13.68%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.47%) Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Test Specialist
5 7 (7.37%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (7.37%) Business Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.26%) Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.16%) CRM Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Project Administrator
9 3 (3.16%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.11%) .NET
2 15 (15.79%) HTML
3 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET
4 9 (9.47%) JSP
5 5 (5.26%) XML
6 4 (4.21%) XHTML
6 4 (4.21%) CSS
6 4 (4.21%) jQuery
7 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (2.11%) HTML5
8 1 (1.05%) YAML
8 1 (1.05%) RESTful
8 1 (1.05%) SOAP
8 1 (1.05%) Middleware
8 1 (1.05%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.26%) User Experience
3 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.21%) PKI
4 3 (3.16%) CESG
5 1 (1.05%) Statistics
5 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) EPoS
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Linux
3 11 (11.58%) UNIX
4 9 (9.47%) Windows 7
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.16%) Solaris
6 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.11%) Android
8 1 (1.05%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (17.89%) Knowledge Management
3 14 (14.74%) CRM
4 11 (11.58%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.47%) ITIL
5 9 (9.47%) Project Management
5 9 (9.47%) Security Testing
6 8 (8.42%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.37%) Software Testing
7 7 (7.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.32%) Migration
8 6 (6.32%) Content Management
9 5 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (4.21%) Test Strategy
10 4 (4.21%) Time Management
10 4 (4.21%) Project Planning
10 4 (4.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 14 (14.74%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.74%) SQL
3 10 (10.53%) Java
4 8 (8.42%) C#
5 6 (6.32%) VBA
6 5 (5.26%) Ruby
7 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.05%) VBScript
8 1 (1.05%) VB
8 1 (1.05%) COBOL
8 1 (1.05%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
8 1 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 31 (32.63%) Security Cleared
2 27 (28.42%) SC Cleared
3 20 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 14 (14.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (9.47%) ISEB
7 9 (9.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (9.47%) MCITP
8 6 (6.32%) Degree
9 5 (5.26%) MCDST
9 5 (5.26%) MCSA
10 3 (3.16%) MCP
10 3 (3.16%) MCSE
10 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (3.16%) MCTS
10 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.05%) CCNP
11 1 (1.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) Snort
4 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
5 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.26%) Puppet
2 5 (5.26%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.11%) SCCM
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) HP
2 14 (14.74%) Cisco
3 10 (10.53%) Citrix
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle
4 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 4 (4.21%) Telerik
6 3 (3.16%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.11%) Lumension
7 2 (2.11%) Guidewire
7 2 (2.11%) Nintex
7 2 (2.11%) Apple
7 2 (2.11%) Siebel
8 1 (1.05%) Adobe
8 1 (1.05%) Sun
8 1 (1.05%) Pegasus
8 1 (1.05%) Lotus
8 1 (1.05%) McAfee
8 1 (1.05%) Altiris
8 1 (1.05%) Infor
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