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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 10
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 16.00% 9.23% 5.80%
As % of the Vendors category 47.06% 40.00% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 3
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -17.27%
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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
17 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Winchester 34.00% 23.08% 50.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 27
Average daily rate £280 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £8.68 £15.25 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.08% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) SCCM
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Apple
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 4 (26.67%) MS Office
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Altiris
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (20.00%) AIX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (20.00%) IBM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
2 1 (6.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
3 1 (6.67%) MS Project
3 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (20.00%) MySQL
3 1 (6.67%) QlikView
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Server Support
2 3 (20.00%) DBA
2 3 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Deskside Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) iOS Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Database Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
1 1 (6.67%) HTML5
1 1 (6.67%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) HACMP
2 1 (6.67%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) AIX
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (13.33%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) TDD
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Use Case
2 1 (6.67%) Release Management
2 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
2 1 (6.67%) V-Model
2 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
2 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Intune
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Apple
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Altiris
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) PeopleSoft