The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 22 October 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 612 568 582
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +14
Contract jobs citing MSF 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.009%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.003% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£310 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £50
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MSF within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

MSF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MSF
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MSF within the UK.

MSF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MSF
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MSF within the UK.

MSF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MSF
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 3 £310 - 1
London - 3 £310 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSF 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 MSF.

1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) RUP
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 4 (36.36%) Degree
4 4 (36.36%) SaaS
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
4 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Logistics
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) XSLT
4 4 (36.36%) ERP
4 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MSF 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 MSF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Foundation
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (81.82%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) MS Project
3 2 (18.18%) AutoCAD
3 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (9.09%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) NUnit
1 1 (9.09%) CruiseControl
1 1 (9.09%) MSBuild
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
1 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Developer
2 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Procurement Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Cabling Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
1 5 (45.45%) CSS
1 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) XML
2 4 (36.36%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (27.27%) WCF
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) WF
5 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) RUP
2 4 (36.36%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Logistics
2 4 (36.36%) ERP
2 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design
4 2 (18.18%) Project Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) MOF
4 2 (18.18%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) C#
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
2 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) BICSI Certification
3 2 (18.18%) BICSI RCDD
3 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) PMP
4 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) BS15000
2 1 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) COBIT
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle