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 29 July 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 609 592 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing MSF 2 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.015% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% 0.019% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -

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
44378 41654 38176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.75% 76.18% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28795 25786 23134
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1172 1177 1108
Average hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 4 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 29 July 2015. 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 -18 2 - - 1
London +6 1 - -
Hampshire -2 1 - -
South East -25 1 - - 1

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) R
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (33.33%) MVC

MSF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) WCF
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
1 1 (33.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco