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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 12 1 20
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 79 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 12.34% 23.65% 6.82%
As % of the Vendors category 25.66% 56.03% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 62 19
Median daily rate £300 £360 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £310 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
113 141 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 48.09% 42.22% 42.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 110 106
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £392 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.42 £20.00 £21.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 28 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.84%) ITIL
3 19 (25.00%) Windows
3 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 18 (23.68%) Cisco
4 18 (23.68%) Service Management
5 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
5 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
6 16 (21.05%) SQL
7 15 (19.74%) SLA
7 15 (19.74%) Finance
8 12 (15.79%) MS Office
9 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
10 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
10 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (13.16%) VMware
10 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
10 10 (13.16%) .NET
11 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (10.53%) SCCM
12 8 (10.53%) DNS
13 7 (9.21%) C
13 7 (9.21%) Publishing
13 7 (9.21%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (9.21%) DevOps
14 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
14 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (7.89%) Scrum
14 6 (7.89%) Firewall
14 6 (7.89%) Project Management

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 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) CMS
2 3 (3.95%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.95%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.79%) MS Office
3 3 (3.95%) MS Project
3 3 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Office 365
3 3 (3.95%) IaaS
3 3 (3.95%) PaaS
4 2 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) Firewall
3 5 (6.58%) Reverse Proxy
3 5 (6.58%) SSL
4 4 (5.26%) FTP
4 4 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 3 (3.95%) Internet
6 2 (2.63%) Network Security
6 2 (2.63%) SAN
6 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.63%) VPN
6 2 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.32%) DHCP
7 1 (1.32%) GSM
7 1 (1.32%) IPsec
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
7 1 (1.32%) UMTS
7 1 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.63%) HDInsight
5 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.32%) MS Access
6 1 (1.32%) OLAP
6 1 (1.32%) OLTP
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (7.89%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.95%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Publishing
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Service Analyst
2 15 (19.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 11 (14.47%) Support Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Developer
5 9 (11.84%) IT Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) IT Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) IT Support
5 9 (11.84%) IT Support Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) IT Support Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Service Desk Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Service Desk Support
5 9 (11.84%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 7 (9.21%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.16%) .NET
2 3 (3.95%) CSS
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (3.95%) Replication
1 3 (3.95%) Statistics
2 2 (2.63%) Clustering
2 2 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.32%) CMDB
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.32%) Handset
3 1 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.32%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.26%) VMS
4 3 (3.95%) Linux
4 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) ITIL
2 18 (23.68%) Service Management
3 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 9 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.21%) DevOps
6 6 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.89%) Project Management
6 6 (7.89%) Scrum
7 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.58%) Integration Testing
7 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (6.58%) Software Deployment
7 5 (6.58%) Test Planning
7 5 (6.58%) Test Scripting
7 5 (6.58%) Use Case
7 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (5.26%) CRM
8 4 (5.26%) Data Analysis
9 3 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.95%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.21%) C
4 5 (6.58%) C#
4 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.95%) Python
6 3 (3.95%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) VB
7 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) VBA
7 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.58%) ISTQB
4 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.26%) CCNA
5 4 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.26%) MCSE
6 3 (3.95%) ISEB
7 2 (2.63%) CCA
7 2 (2.63%) CCIE
7 2 (2.63%) CCNP
7 2 (2.63%) CCSE
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.63%) Degree
7 2 (2.63%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.32%) CCSA
8 1 (1.32%) CEH
8 1 (1.32%) OCP
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.74%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 2 (2.63%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 29 (38.16%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) UAG
4 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) SCOM
3 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.32%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (23.68%) Cisco
2 10 (13.16%) VMware
3 5 (6.58%) Citrix
3 5 (6.58%) HP
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle
4 3 (3.95%) SAP
5 2 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.63%) Dell
5 2 (2.63%) EMC
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (1.32%) Avaya
6 1 (1.32%) BMC
6 1 (1.32%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.32%) Juniper
6 1 (1.32%) Lotus
6 1 (1.32%) NetApp
6 1 (1.32%) Nokia
6 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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