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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 - 3
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 13 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Andover 30.23% - 31.82%
As % of the Vendors category 46.43% - 58.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 7
Median daily rate £425 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 - £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 - £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Andover.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Andover
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 28 10 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Andover 65.12% 40.00% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 10
Median daily rate £480 £425 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% +70.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £538 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Andover

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Andover citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Andover

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Andover over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Andover region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Oracle
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) DevOps
4 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (40.00%) Ajax
6 6 (40.00%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) Web Services
6 6 (40.00%) .NET
6 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 5 (33.33%) VB
7 5 (33.33%) IIS
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 5 (33.33%) HP
7 5 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (33.33%) Selenium
7 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3

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 5 (33.33%) IIS
1 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (13.33%) Apache
4 2 (13.33%) ArcGIS
4 2 (13.33%) GlassFish
4 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (6.67%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.67%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) IaaS
2 3 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (13.33%) Kerberos
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) PuTTY
2 2 (13.33%) WinSCP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle Database
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (6.67%) MySQL
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) SpecFlow
3 4 (26.67%) TeamCity
4 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (20.00%) Moq
4 3 (20.00%) MSTest
4 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (20.00%) webpack
5 2 (13.33%) Ant
5 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (13.33%) NuGet
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (13.33%) TestNG
5 2 (13.33%) Toad
6 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Electronics
2 3 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (20.00%) Marketing
2 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (13.33%) Publishing
4 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) Ajax
1 6 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (26.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (26.67%) WCF
3 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (20.00%) jQuery
3 3 (20.00%) Middleware
3 3 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 3 (20.00%) OpenID
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (20.00%) React
3 3 (20.00%) Redux
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) CESG
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) CentOS
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) Change Data Capture
4 4 (26.67%) Full Text Search
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) OWASP
4 4 (26.67%) Release Management
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (20.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
6 2 (13.33%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) VB
4 4 (26.67%) C#
4 4 (26.67%) F#
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Perl
4 4 (26.67%) T-SQL
4 4 (26.67%) TypeScript
5 3 (20.00%) ES6
5 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) RHCE
3 1 (6.67%) RHCSS
3 1 (6.67%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) JSP 440
2 1 (6.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) vCloud
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) GFS2
3 1 (6.67%) OCFS2
3 1 (6.67%) Shibboleth
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) vRealize
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (6.67%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Oracle
2 8 (53.33%) Red Hat
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) ArcSight
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) ESRI
5 2 (13.33%) Software AG
6 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
6 1 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) DevExpress
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) Gemalto
6 1 (6.67%) IFS
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Rackspace
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) webMethods