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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 19 5
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 81 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 21.04% 7.57% 16.16%
As % of the Vendors category 46.55% 18.42% 31.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 22 29
Average daily rate
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£363 £251 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.27% -28.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £166 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £373 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.18 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.42% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.24 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £11.12 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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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
174 152 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 45.19% 41.08% 51.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 106 105
Average daily rate £363 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.20% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.15% -24.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.10 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 70 (53.44%) Windows
2 54 (41.22%) ITIL
3 51 (38.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (31.30%) SQL
4 41 (31.30%) MS Excel
4 41 (31.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (30.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (28.24%) MCSE
7 34 (25.95%) MS Exchange
8 32 (24.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (23.66%) MS Office
10 29 (22.14%) Intel
10 29 (22.14%) Security Cleared
11 28 (21.37%) MS Project
12 26 (19.85%) Project Management
13 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
14 21 (16.03%) Active Directory
15 20 (15.27%) PRINCE2
15 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
15 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
16 19 (14.50%) Finance
17 18 (13.74%) .NET
17 18 (13.74%) Cisco
18 15 (11.45%) Oracle
18 15 (11.45%) HP
18 15 (11.45%) VMware
19 14 (10.69%) Data Centre
20 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Management
20 13 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 34 (25.95%) MS Exchange
2 32 (24.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.82%) IIS
6 4 (3.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.53%) Lync
8 1 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (31.30%) MS Excel
2 31 (23.66%) MS Office
3 28 (21.37%) MS Project
4 7 (5.34%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (2.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.76%) Agresso
2 1 (0.76%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) SmartFocus
1 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.11%) Internet
2 7 (5.34%) SAN
2 7 (5.34%) WAN
2 7 (5.34%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.34%) FCoE
2 7 (5.34%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (5.34%) NetScaler
3 6 (4.58%) IPsec
3 6 (4.58%) Wireshark
3 6 (4.58%) tcpdump
3 6 (4.58%) DNS
3 6 (4.58%) SSL
4 5 (3.82%) Firewall
5 4 (3.05%) Wireless
5 4 (3.05%) VPN
5 4 (3.05%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.29%) DHCP
6 3 (2.29%) LAN
7 2 (1.53%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.34%) QlikView
5 7 (5.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.05%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.53%) GeoQlik
7 2 (1.53%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (1.53%) OLAP
8 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.76%) MS Access
8 1 (0.76%) DTS
8 1 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.76%) MySQL
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.76%) MSI
2 1 (0.76%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 19 (14.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
4 1 (0.76%) Law
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Advertising
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (22.14%) Architect
2 28 (21.37%) Infrastructure Architect
3 24 (18.32%) Analyst
4 23 (17.56%) Project Manager
5 20 (15.27%) Developer
6 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.11%) Consultant
8 7 (5.34%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.58%) IT Project Manager
10 5 (3.82%) SQL Developer
10 5 (3.82%) Test Specialist
10 5 (3.82%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (3.82%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.82%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.82%) Designer
11 4 (3.05%) QlikView Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.74%) .NET
2 13 (9.92%) HTML
3 12 (9.16%) ASP.NET
4 7 (5.34%) JSP
5 5 (3.82%) CSS
5 5 (3.82%) jQuery
6 4 (3.05%) 802.1X
7 3 (2.29%) XHTML
8 2 (1.53%) Ajax
8 2 (1.53%) MDX
8 2 (1.53%) Web Services
9 1 (0.76%) XML
9 1 (0.76%) Flash
9 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
9 1 (0.76%) YAML
9 1 (0.76%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.92%) PMI
3 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.29%) Data Structures
4 3 (2.29%) Statistics
4 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.53%) Clustering
5 2 (1.53%) CESG
5 2 (1.53%) PKI
5 2 (1.53%) NHS
5 2 (1.53%) GIS
6 1 (0.76%) EPoS
6 1 (0.76%) Replication
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 70 (53.44%) Windows
2 41 (31.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (30.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (9.16%) Linux
5 9 (6.87%) UNIX
6 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.53%) AIX
7 2 (1.53%) Solaris
8 1 (0.76%) Android
8 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.22%) ITIL
2 26 (19.85%) Project Management
3 20 (15.27%) PRINCE2
4 13 (9.92%) Infrastructure Management
5 11 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (6.87%) Data Modelling
6 9 (6.87%) Knowledge Management
7 8 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.11%) CRM
7 8 (6.11%) Dashboard Development
8 7 (5.34%) Service Management
8 7 (5.34%) Configuration Management
8 7 (5.34%) Change Control
8 7 (5.34%) Security Testing
8 7 (5.34%) Time Management
9 6 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (4.58%) ETL
9 6 (4.58%) Programme Management
10 5 (3.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.30%) SQL
2 20 (15.27%) PowerShell
3 13 (9.92%) JavaScript
4 8 (6.11%) C#
5 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.34%) VBScript
6 5 (3.82%) Java
7 3 (2.29%) VB
8 1 (0.76%) Groovy
8 1 (0.76%) Perl
8 1 (0.76%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 51 (38.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (28.24%) MCSE
3 29 (22.14%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.27%) SC Cleared
5 13 (9.92%) PMP
5 13 (9.92%) PMI Certification
6 8 (6.11%) ISTQB
6 8 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.34%) MCITP
7 7 (5.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.34%) ISEB
7 7 (5.34%) VCP4
7 7 (5.34%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (4.58%) Degree
9 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.53%) MCP
9 2 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) SLA
2 4 (3.05%) QA
System Software
1 21 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.87%) vSphere
4 7 (5.34%) XenApp
5 2 (1.53%) Snort
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (8.40%) SCCM
2 7 (5.34%) SCOM
2 7 (5.34%) vMotion
3 3 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.53%) WSUS
5 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (22.14%) Intel
2 18 (13.74%) Cisco
3 15 (11.45%) Oracle
3 15 (11.45%) HP
3 15 (11.45%) VMware
4 7 (5.34%) Citrix
4 7 (5.34%) 3PAR
5 5 (3.82%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.05%) Websense
6 4 (3.05%) Blue Coat
6 4 (3.05%) Juniper
6 4 (3.05%) Nokia
6 4 (3.05%) IronPort
6 4 (3.05%) F5
7 3 (2.29%) EMC
7 3 (2.29%) IBM
7 3 (2.29%) Telerik
8 2 (1.53%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.53%) Siebel
8 2 (1.53%) Red Hat
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