The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 25 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 6.54% 11.19% 15.49%
As % of the Vendors category 19.69% 20.55% 35.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 16
Average daily rate £315 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £154 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £458 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £12.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £11.40 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £13.75 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
127 146 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 33.25% 54.48% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 94 54
Average daily rate £315 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £504 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 19
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% -17.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.06 £11.75 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £31.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Microsoft
Hampshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 21 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (33.93%) .NET
3 18 (32.14%) Windows
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
4 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 15 (26.79%) C#
6 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
6 12 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
7 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (19.64%) HTML
8 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
8 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
8 9 (16.07%) ETL
8 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (14.29%) Linux
10 7 (12.50%) Finance
10 7 (12.50%) Migration
10 7 (12.50%) ITIL
10 7 (12.50%) MS Office
10 7 (12.50%) VB
10 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 7 (12.50%) Degree
10 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
11 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
11 6 (10.71%) ISO 9001

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Lync
3 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.79%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.50%) MS Office
3 5 (8.93%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.79%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.79%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Network Security
2 4 (7.14%) CTI
3 2 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (1.79%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.79%) HTTP
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) DNS
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) PBX
4 1 (1.79%) VoIP
4 1 (1.79%) WLAN
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.57%) Pentaho
6 2 (3.57%) MySQL
7 1 (1.79%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.79%) QlikView
7 1 (1.79%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (16.07%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.36%) Moq
3 1 (1.79%) MSI
3 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Military
3 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Developer
2 8 (14.29%) Administrator
3 7 (12.50%) DBA
4 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Software Developer
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Classic ASP Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Database Developer
8 2 (3.57%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.57%) Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.57%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.57%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 11 (19.64%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) XML
4 6 (10.71%) CSS
4 6 (10.71%) SOAP
5 5 (8.93%) COM
6 4 (7.14%) jQuery
7 3 (5.36%) WinForms
7 3 (5.36%) Web Services
7 3 (5.36%) LINQ
7 3 (5.36%) Ajax
8 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.57%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.79%) CGI
9 1 (1.79%) MFC
9 1 (1.79%) STL
9 1 (1.79%) ATL
9 1 (1.79%) HTML5
9 1 (1.79%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Replication
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
3 1 (1.79%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Windows
2 8 (14.29%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.57%) UNIX
5 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (16.07%) ETL
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
3 7 (12.50%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.93%) Project Management
5 5 (8.93%) PRINCE2
5 5 (8.93%) Data Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Web Application Development
6 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
6 4 (7.14%) OO
7 3 (5.36%) Scrum
7 3 (5.36%) Web Development
8 2 (3.57%) Refactoring
8 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 15 (26.79%) C#
3 7 (12.50%) VB
4 6 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.71%) C
5 5 (8.93%) PHP
5 5 (8.93%) Java
5 5 (8.93%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.79%) ECMAScript
7 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (5.36%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) MCDST
5 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) XenServer
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (8.93%) Citrix
2 4 (7.14%) VMware
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
4 2 (3.57%) JBoss
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (1.79%) Avaya
5 1 (1.79%) BMC
5 1 (1.79%) Informatica
5 1 (1.79%) NetApp
5 1 (1.79%) Borland
5 1 (1.79%) Apple
5 1 (1.79%) Primavera
5 1 (1.79%) Stellent
5 1 (1.79%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.79%) AppSense
5 1 (1.79%) Adobe
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) EMC
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 24 days ago