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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
Rank 647 661 633
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -28
Contract jobs citing MSF 6 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.014% 0.004% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £475 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

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 5 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 29 September 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
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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
England +16 6 £475 - 1
South East +24 5 - -
Hampshire +10 5 - -
Havant - 2 - -
London - 1 £475 - 1

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) WCF
4 6 (60.00%) jQuery
4 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) .NET
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
4 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (60.00%) C#
4 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
4 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (60.00%) CSS
4 6 (60.00%) RUP
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) C
5 5 (50.00%) MVC
5 5 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (40.00%) Workflow
6 4 (40.00%) Publishing
6 4 (40.00%) GoldenSource
6 4 (40.00%) C++
6 4 (40.00%) Java
6 4 (40.00%) MS Office
6 4 (40.00%) Web Services

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 4 (40.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Subversion
1 3 (30.00%) Toad
General
1 4 (40.00%) Publishing
2 3 (30.00%) Back Office
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) .NET
1 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (60.00%) CSS
1 6 (60.00%) jQuery
1 6 (60.00%) WCF
2 5 (50.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Equities
1 3 (30.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (30.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (60.00%) RUP
1 6 (60.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) MVC
3 4 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (40.00%) Workflow
4 3 (30.00%) Data Management
4 3 (30.00%) ETL
4 3 (30.00%) Logistics
4 3 (30.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (50.00%) C
4 4 (40.00%) C++
4 4 (40.00%) Java
5 3 (30.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) GoldenSource
3 3 (30.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Reuters
4 1 (10.00%) TIBCO
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