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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 19 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 53 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 7.02% 16.01% 15.26%
As % of the Vendors category 16.67% 30.29% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 18
Average daily rate
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£240 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £263 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £466 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 16
Average hourly rate £11.35 £13.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -52.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.37%
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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
150 175 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 42.13% 52.87% 50.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 107 61
Average daily rate £340 £353 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.54% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £187 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 22 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -41.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.50 £10.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014, 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 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) MS Excel
3 12 (23.53%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
4 11 (21.57%) MS Office
4 11 (21.57%) .NET
5 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET
5 10 (19.61%) SharePoint
5 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
6 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
6 9 (17.65%) ITIL
6 9 (17.65%) Migration
6 9 (17.65%) VMware
7 8 (15.69%) C#
7 8 (15.69%) Degree
8 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (13.73%) VB
8 7 (13.73%) ISO 9001
8 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
8 7 (13.73%) ETL
9 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (11.76%) Citrix
9 6 (11.76%) Java
9 6 (11.76%) C
9 6 (11.76%) PHP
9 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (19.61%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) Lync
5 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (39.22%) MS Excel
2 11 (21.57%) MS Office
3 2 (3.92%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
1 3 (5.88%) SAN
1 3 (5.88%) LAN
1 3 (5.88%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.96%) Network Security
3 1 (1.96%) VLAN
3 1 (1.96%) IPsec
3 1 (1.96%) DMZ
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) VoIP
3 1 (1.96%) WLAN
3 1 (1.96%) SSL
3 1 (1.96%) HTTP
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) QlikView
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.96%) MS Access
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) RSpec
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.96%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.96%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) NUnit
3 1 (1.96%) JMeter
3 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (1.96%) JUnit
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Law
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Administrator
1 8 (15.69%) DBA
2 7 (13.73%) SQL DBA
3 6 (11.76%) Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Commercial Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Migration Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.92%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET
3 3 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (5.88%) SOAP
4 2 (3.92%) Web Services
4 2 (3.92%) XML
4 2 (3.92%) Classic ASP
4 2 (3.92%) WinForms
5 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (1.96%) jQuery
5 1 (1.96%) WCF
5 1 (1.96%) CGI
5 1 (1.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Kindle
4 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.96%) STB
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) DTV
4 1 (1.96%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.96%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.92%) UNIX
8 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
1 9 (17.65%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (13.73%) ETL
3 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 6 (11.76%) Web Application Development
4 5 (9.80%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Revenue Management
5 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.92%) SOA
6 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.92%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.96%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.53%) SQL
2 8 (15.69%) C#
3 7 (13.73%) VB
4 6 (11.76%) Java
4 6 (11.76%) C
4 6 (11.76%) PHP
5 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.92%) VBA
7 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) ECMAScript
7 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) Degree
2 6 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) MCP
4 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) MCDST
5 1 (1.96%) MCTS
5 1 (1.96%) CCNA
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) vSphere
4 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.96%) XenApp
5 1 (1.96%) XenServer
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.96%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) VMware
2 6 (11.76%) Citrix
3 5 (9.80%) HP
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Avaya
5 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Dell KACE
6 1 (1.96%) Nintex
6 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
6 1 (1.96%) IronPort
6 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.96%) Juniper
6 1 (1.96%) CA
6 1 (1.96%) Nokia
6 1 (1.96%) Websense
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe
6 1 (1.96%) EMC
6 1 (1.96%) SAP
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