The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Winchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 15.25% 16.18% 20.55%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 23.40% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Average daily rate
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£358 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £190 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £320 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £7.50 £35.50 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.87% -5.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Winchester region.

Vendors Category
Winchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
33 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 55.93% 69.12% 60.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 35
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £488 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.09% -38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.44 £11.60 £34.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Winchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Winchester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Winchester region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Winchester region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Winchester region.

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 6 (35.29%) IBM
4 5 (29.41%) MS Office
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
5 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 4 (23.53%) UNIX
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (17.65%) CCSE
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Management
6 3 (17.65%) CCNP
6 3 (17.65%) MySQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Winchester region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.88%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) Network Security
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle9i Database
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (5.88%) OLTP
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) DBA
1 4 (23.53%) SQL DBA
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Security Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) CAD Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) HACMP
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) UNIX
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) AIX
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security Management
2 3 (17.65%) Security Management
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Use Case
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) V-Model
3 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.88%) CAD
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) CCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (17.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Intune
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix