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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
UK
Rank 594 624 616
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -8
Contract jobs citing MSF 7 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.028% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +11.11%
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
37677 42341 41624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.81% 82.72% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 25060 27689 26256
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 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 944 1155 1112
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MSF within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

MSF Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +7 7 £400 +14.28% 1
Reading +16 6 £363 -14.70% 1
South East +13 6 £363 +3.57% 1
Berkshire +9 6 £363 +3.57% 1
London - 1 £500 -

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
1 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
1 7 (53.85%) WCF
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) PaaS
3 5 (38.46%) IaaS
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (30.77%) COBIT
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL
4 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) ERP
4 4 (30.77%) Service Management
4 4 (30.77%) PMP
4 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma
4 4 (30.77%) Project Management
5 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) ITSM
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) RUP

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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Toad
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
1 2 (15.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (53.85%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Azure Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Integration Developer
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Developer
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Developer
3 4 (30.77%) WCF Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Management Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) ASP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Expert
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) WCF
1 7 (53.85%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Equities
1 2 (15.38%) Fixed Income
1 2 (15.38%) Reference Data
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) CRM
1 4 (30.77%) ERP
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Project Management
1 4 (30.77%) Service Management
1 4 (30.77%) Six Sigma
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (23.08%) IT Governance
2 3 (23.08%) ITSM
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
2 3 (23.08%) RUP
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 2 (15.38%) Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 2 (15.38%) MVC
3 2 (15.38%) Reference Data Management
3 2 (15.38%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) PL/SQL
3 2 (15.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) PMP
2 3 (23.08%) PMI Certification
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) COBIT
1 4 (30.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (15.38%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Bloomberg
3 2 (15.38%) GoldenSource
3 2 (15.38%) Reuters
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