The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 586 - 580
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MSF 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% - 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.020% - 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£450 - £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 11 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 31 July 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 - 8 £450 - 4
South West - 2 - -
London - 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) XSLT
2 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) RUP
4 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (33.33%) ERP
4 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) C#
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (33.33%) Logistics
4 4 (33.33%) SaaS
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) GoldenSource

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (16.67%) SQLPlus
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Toad
2 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Publishing
2 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) .NET Developer
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Procurement Manager
3 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) XML
2 6 (50.00%) XSLT
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (16.67%) WCF
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Regular Expression
5 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) UNIX
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) RUP
1 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Logistics
2 4 (33.33%) ERP
2 4 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Data Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Six Sigma
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) PMP
4 1 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) BS15000
2 1 (8.33%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) GoldenSource
3 1 (8.33%) HP
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