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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 10 3
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 33 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 20.89% 16.42% 12.24%
As % of the Vendors category 34.74% 31.43% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 6
Average daily rate £363 £290 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £530 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Microsoft
Hampshire

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
95 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 60.13% 52.24% 34.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 19 14
Average daily rate £400 £295 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £280 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Average hourly rate £8.68 £35.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.20% +89.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 30 (51.72%) MS Excel
2 26 (44.83%) MS Office
3 24 (41.38%) VMware
4 22 (37.93%) Telecoms
5 21 (36.21%) vSphere
6 18 (31.03%) Windows
7 16 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (25.86%) SQL
9 14 (24.14%) Project Management
10 12 (20.69%) Oracle
10 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
11 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
11 11 (18.97%) Citrix
11 11 (18.97%) VMware ESX
11 11 (18.97%) Smart Meter
12 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (17.24%) Degree
12 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (15.52%) Firewall
13 9 (15.52%) IPv4
13 9 (15.52%) IPv6
13 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
15 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 7 (12.07%) ITIL
15 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
15 7 (12.07%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (51.72%) MS Excel
2 26 (44.83%) MS Office
3 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (8.62%) MS Project
5 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Primavera
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Firewall
1 9 (15.52%) IPv4
1 9 (15.52%) IPv6
2 6 (10.34%) Wireless
3 5 (8.62%) NAS
3 5 (8.62%) SAN
3 5 (8.62%) SDH
4 4 (6.90%) ATM
4 4 (6.90%) Ethernet
5 3 (5.17%) DWDM
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.45%) VLAN
6 2 (3.45%) ZigBee
7 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.72%) Internet
7 1 (1.72%) MPLS
7 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.72%) Packet Switching
7 1 (1.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.72%) MSTest
2 1 (1.72%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (37.93%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 7 (12.07%) Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Designer
3 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Designer
4 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Server Specialist
4 5 (8.62%) VMware Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Microwave Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Database Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) IP Design Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) SAN Specialist
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Release and Configuration Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Smart Meter
2 8 (13.79%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.62%) Driving Licence
4 5 (8.62%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (8.62%) EMC VNX
4 5 (8.62%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.72%) Clustering
6 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.34%) Unix
7 5 (8.62%) Linux
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Project Management
2 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 7 (12.07%) ITIL
3 7 (12.07%) Test Automation
4 6 (10.34%) Release Management
4 6 (10.34%) Stress Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (8.62%) Workflow
6 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.90%) Capacity Management
6 4 (6.90%) Case Management
6 4 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.90%) Defect Management
6 4 (6.90%) Presales
6 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.90%) Requirements Management
7 3 (5.17%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.62%) C
4 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.72%) C#
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
4 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.34%) HND
4 4 (6.90%) APMP
4 4 (6.90%) CCNP
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.45%) PMP
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.72%) MCSA
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) vSphere
2 16 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 11 (18.97%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.62%) XenApp
6 4 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.17%) XenServer
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.17%) AirWatch
3 3 (5.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.45%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) VMware
2 12 (20.69%) Oracle
3 11 (18.97%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.62%) EMC
6 3 (5.17%) Altiris
6 3 (5.17%) F5
7 2 (3.45%) Apple
7 2 (3.45%) BT
7 2 (3.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
7 2 (3.45%) Huawei
7 2 (3.45%) Nokia
8 1 (1.72%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (1.72%) ComArch
8 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.72%) Sony
8 1 (1.72%) ZTE
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