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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 4 6 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 11.64% 15.75% 7.06%
As % of the Vendors category 20.93% 28.99% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 32 15
Median daily rate £375 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £423 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Median hourly rate £15.18 £37.50 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.52% +186.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.21 £45.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%

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
129 138 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 55.60% 54.33% 31.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 102 62
Median daily rate £425 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 10
Median hourly rate £14.75 £27.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.36% +107.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.80 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £17.27
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (23.73%) MS Office
4 13 (22.03%) ITIL
5 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
6 11 (18.64%) SQL
7 10 (16.95%) C#
7 10 (16.95%) .NET
7 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
7 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (15.25%) Service Management
8 9 (15.25%) VMware
8 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
9 8 (13.56%) Finance
9 8 (13.56%) Cisco
9 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
10 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
10 7 (11.86%) SLA
11 6 (10.17%) Citrix
11 6 (10.17%) Oracle
11 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
12 5 (8.47%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (8.47%) PaaS
12 5 (8.47%) IaaS
12 5 (8.47%) MS Project
12 5 (8.47%) SharePoint

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 (8.47%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) MS Project Server
2 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.69%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Office
2 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
3 5 (8.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.69%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.47%) IaaS
2 5 (8.47%) PaaS
3 3 (5.08%) Office 365
4 2 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.69%) G Suite
5 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.69%) SaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) DNS
1 4 (6.78%) VPN
2 3 (5.08%) NetScaler
2 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) DHCP
3 2 (3.39%) Internet
3 2 (3.39%) LDAP
3 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.69%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.69%) LAN
4 1 (1.69%) Skype
4 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.39%) MySQL
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) MS Access
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.69%) MSI
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.69%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) WiX
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Advertising
3 2 (3.39%) French Language
3 2 (3.39%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Developer
2 11 (18.64%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Support Engineer
4 9 (15.25%) Architect
5 8 (13.56%) Service Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (11.86%) .NET Developer
7 6 (10.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support
7 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (8.47%) Azure Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (6.78%) IT Analyst
9 4 (6.78%) IT Manager
9 4 (6.78%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
9 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
10 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Engineer
10 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.78%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) XML
5 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.39%) CSS
5 2 (3.39%) HTML
5 2 (3.39%) XSLT
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.69%) Breeze.js
6 1 (1.69%) Durandal
6 1 (1.69%) Ember.js
6 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.69%) Express
6 1 (1.69%) Kendo UI
6 1 (1.69%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.69%) NancyFx
6 1 (1.69%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
2 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.39%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) PKI
3 2 (3.39%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.90%) Windows
2 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
3 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Service Management
3 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.47%) MVC
4 5 (8.47%) Project Management
5 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
5 4 (6.78%) Web Development
6 3 (5.08%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.39%) Change Management
7 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.39%) CRM
7 2 (3.39%) Data Management
7 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.39%) ERP
7 2 (3.39%) Migration
7 2 (3.39%) Operations Management
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.64%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.08%) VB
4 3 (5.08%) VBA
5 2 (3.39%) C
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) Java
5 2 (3.39%) Perl
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) MCP
3 3 (5.08%) MCSE
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.39%) CCNA
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.39%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CCA
5 1 (1.69%) CCIE
5 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.69%) RHCE
5 1 (1.69%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) XenApp
4 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (3.39%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Puppet
4 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) VMware
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco
3 6 (10.17%) Citrix
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 4 (6.78%) Remedy
5 3 (5.08%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) BMC
6 2 (3.39%) Dell
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Lotus
6 2 (3.39%) Nortel
6 2 (3.39%) Varonis
6 2 (3.39%) Wyse
7 1 (1.69%) Apple
7 1 (1.69%) AppSense
7 1 (1.69%) DevExpress
7 1 (1.69%) Google
7 1 (1.69%) IFS
7 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat