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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 16 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 30 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.85% 12.04% 4.78%
As % of the Vendors category 23.08% 32.43% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 2
Average daily rate
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£195 £313 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.60% +98.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £205 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £462 £164
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £29.25 £12.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
130 111 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 38.35% 37.12% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 41
Average daily rate £325 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £575 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 12
Average hourly rate £13.60 £15.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +31.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £28.00 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (49.02%) Windows
2 23 (45.10%) MS Excel
3 17 (33.33%) MS Office
3 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 14 (27.45%) Windows 7
5 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (17.65%) ITIL
7 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (17.65%) Citrix
7 9 (17.65%) Migration
7 9 (17.65%) VMware
8 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
8 8 (15.69%) WAN
8 8 (15.69%) LAN
9 7 (13.73%) SQL
9 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
9 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
9 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (11.76%) Project Management
10 6 (11.76%) Firewall
10 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
11 5 (9.80%) ERP
11 5 (9.80%) MCDST
12 4 (7.84%) Business Analysis
12 4 (7.84%) SCCM
12 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (7.84%) Service Management
12 4 (7.84%) MCSA
12 4 (7.84%) MS Project

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) Lync
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (45.10%) MS Excel
2 17 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (7.84%) MS Project
4 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Agresso
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) LAN
1 8 (15.69%) WAN
2 6 (11.76%) Firewall
3 4 (7.84%) VPN
3 4 (7.84%) DNS
4 3 (5.88%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) Internet
4 3 (5.88%) WLAN
5 2 (3.92%) ADSL
5 2 (3.92%) SSL
5 2 (3.92%) IPsec
5 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
6 1 (1.96%) Wireless
6 1 (1.96%) LDAP
6 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.96%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.92%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.96%) Zephyr
2 1 (1.96%) JUnit
2 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.96%) JMeter
2 1 (1.96%) NUnit
2 1 (1.96%) Maven
2 1 (1.96%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Selenium
2 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.96%) RSpec
2 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
2 1 (1.96%) Back Office
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (15.69%) Desktop Support
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Coordinator
4 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Project Coordinator
5 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.92%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Support Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.96%) WCF
2 1 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (3.92%) NHS
2 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Clustering
3 1 (1.96%) CESG
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (49.02%) Windows
2 14 (27.45%) Windows 7
3 11 (21.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.96%) UNIX
8 1 (1.96%) Solaris
8 1 (1.96%) Windows CE
8 1 (1.96%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.65%) ITIL
1 9 (17.65%) Migration
2 6 (11.76%) Project Management
3 5 (9.80%) ERP
4 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
4 4 (7.84%) Business Analysis
4 4 (7.84%) Service Management
5 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.88%) Time Management
5 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 3 (5.88%) CRM
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.92%) OOD
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.92%) OO
6 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.96%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (1.96%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) C#
3 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.96%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) MCDST
4 4 (7.84%) MCP
4 4 (7.84%) MCSA
5 3 (5.88%) MCTS
5 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.96%) Snort
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Citrix
1 9 (17.65%) VMware
2 4 (7.84%) Cisco
2 4 (7.84%) HP
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Dell KACE
5 1 (1.96%) Adobe
5 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.96%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.96%) IronPort
5 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.96%) Avaya
5 1 (1.96%) Juniper
5 1 (1.96%) Nokia
5 1 (1.96%) Borland
5 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.96%) Symantec
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee
5 1 (1.96%) Websense