The table below looks at the statistics for MSF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 619 628 634
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing MSF 2 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.031% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.038% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 1
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £400
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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
40912 44753 43508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.19% 77.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27248 29020 28335
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1335 1207
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.15 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

MSF
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MSF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +25 2 - -
England +6 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MSF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MSF.

1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) .NET
3 7 (63.64%) WCF
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
4 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
4 6 (54.55%) Web Services
4 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
4 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) Windows
5 5 (45.45%) RUP
5 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
5 5 (45.45%) CSS
5 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
5 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (45.45%) C
5 5 (45.45%) C#
5 5 (45.45%) jQuery
5 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (45.45%) Scrum
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (36.36%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (36.36%) MVC
6 4 (36.36%) Workflow
6 4 (36.36%) Publishing
6 4 (36.36%) GoldenSource
6 4 (36.36%) C++

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) IaaS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle Database
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Toad
General
1 4 (36.36%) Publishing
2 3 (27.27%) Back Office
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (63.64%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Azure Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WCF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) .NET
1 7 (63.64%) WCF
2 6 (54.55%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (36.36%) XML
4 4 (36.36%) XSLT
5 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) Equities
1 3 (27.27%) Fixed Income
1 3 (27.27%) Reference Data
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) RUP
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 4 (36.36%) Data Modelling
2 4 (36.36%) MVC
2 4 (36.36%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) Data Management
3 3 (27.27%) ETL
3 3 (27.27%) Logistics
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
4 2 (18.18%) CRM
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) C
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) PL/SQL
2 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 4 (36.36%) C++
3 4 (36.36%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) GoldenSource
3 3 (27.27%) Bloomberg
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Reuters
4 1 (9.09%) TIBCO