Period
to 18 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Andover with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 18 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Microsoft
Hampshire > Andover
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 7 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 21 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 32.81% 19.48% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 47.73% 44.12% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 9
Andover median daily rate £381 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.03% +25.00% +7.69%
10th Percentile £327 £316 £211
90th Percentile £438 £639 £393
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.63 £19.44
% change year-on-year -7.20% -19.60% +29.57%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Andover.

All Vendors
Andover
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 44 34 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 68.75% 44.16% 59.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 23
Andover median daily rate £381 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.47% +21.43% +21.74%
10th Percentile £325 £327 £278
90th Percentile £502 £559 £448
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Andover median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.54% -11.11% +32.35%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Andover.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Andover

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Andover

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Andover.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Andover

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Andover

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Andover

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Andover region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (90.48%) .NET
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 17 (80.95%) Oracle
3 17 (80.95%) Java
3 17 (80.95%) Linux
3 17 (80.95%) Oracle Database 10g
3 17 (80.95%) Red Hat
3 17 (80.95%) VMware
3 17 (80.95%) vSphere
3 17 (80.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (80.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 17 (80.95%) Oracle Database
4 16 (76.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
4 16 (76.19%) HP ALM
4 16 (76.19%) SpecFlow
4 16 (76.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (76.19%) PuTTY
4 16 (76.19%) WinSCP
4 16 (76.19%) System Integration Testing
4 16 (76.19%) API Testing
4 16 (76.19%) Oracle APEX
4 16 (76.19%) Selenium
4 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
4 16 (76.19%) F#
4 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
4 16 (76.19%) SoapUI
4 16 (76.19%) webMethods

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Andover 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 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) PuTTY
1 16 (76.19%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (80.95%) Oracle Database
2 17 (80.95%) Oracle Database 10g
2 17 (80.95%) Oracle Database 11g
3 16 (76.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (76.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) HP UFT
1 16 (76.19%) Oracle APEX
1 16 (76.19%) Selenium
1 16 (76.19%) SoapUI
1 16 (76.19%) SpecFlow
2 15 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (66.67%) Ant
3 14 (66.67%) Eclipse
3 14 (66.67%) TestNG
4 13 (61.90%) LoadRunner
5 2 (9.52%) StarTeam
5 2 (9.52%) Toad
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (23.81%) Test Specialist
4 4 (19.05%) Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Architect
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) .NET Technical Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
3 2 (9.52%) jQuery
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 2 (9.52%) WCF
4 1 (4.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 17 (80.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
4 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) API Testing
1 16 (76.19%) System Integration Testing
1 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 15 (71.43%) DevOps
3 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (61.90%) Defect Tracking
3 13 (61.90%) Performance Testing
3 13 (61.90%) Scrum
3 13 (61.90%) Test Strategy
4 11 (52.38%) Kanban
5 9 (42.86%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (9.52%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (9.52%) MVC
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) TDD
7 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.52%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) F#
3 7 (33.33%) C#
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 2 (9.52%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) VB
6 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (76.19%) Security Cleared
2 15 (71.43%) ISEB
2 15 (71.43%) ISEB Practitioner
2 15 (71.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) APMP
4 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 17 (80.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (76.19%) HP ALM
2 2 (9.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (80.95%) Oracle
1 17 (80.95%) Red Hat
1 17 (80.95%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) HP
2 16 (76.19%) Software AG
2 16 (76.19%) webMethods
3 2 (9.52%) Borland
4 1 (4.76%) Tableau