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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 9 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 14.75% 11.86% 19.75%
As % of the Vendors category 32.14% 22.58% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
Average daily rate
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£358 £226 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.07% -35.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £289 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £7.50 £45.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-83.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.62%
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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
28 31 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 45.90% 52.54% 53.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 35
Average daily rate £350 £450 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +22.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £248 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £28.20 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) MS Office
3 6 (40.00%) IBM
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) AIX
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (20.00%) CCNP
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security
6 3 (20.00%) CCSE
6 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management
6 3 (20.00%) Security Management
6 3 (20.00%) HACMP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) QlikView
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) DBA
1 3 (20.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Support
2 2 (13.33%) Information Security Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Server Support
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) HACMP
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security Management
2 3 (20.00%) Security Management
2 3 (20.00%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Use Case
3 2 (13.33%) Release Management
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) V-Model
3 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (20.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (6.67%) EMC