The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hampshire / Basingstoke
Rank 9 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 9.49% 18.28% 17.19%
As % of the Vendors category 21.24% 31.88% 34.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 16
Median daily rate £250 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.07% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £171 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £390 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Median hourly rate £15.35 £18.10 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.19% +41.96%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Basingstoke.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 113 160 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 44.66% 57.35% 50.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 64 33
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £266 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 14
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.60 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +16.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.75 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £18.75 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke 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 Basingstoke

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Basingstoke

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Basingstoke over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Basingstoke

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 23 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 21 (36.84%) MS Office
2 21 (36.84%) MS Excel
3 15 (26.32%) Windows
4 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
5 11 (19.30%) Oracle
5 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
6 9 (15.79%) SQL
7 8 (14.04%) Finance
7 8 (14.04%) Linux
7 8 (14.04%) DV Cleared
7 8 (14.04%) SCCM
8 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
8 7 (12.28%) .NET
8 7 (12.28%) XML
8 7 (12.28%) VMware
8 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
9 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco
9 6 (10.53%) ITIL
9 6 (10.53%) C#
9 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
9 6 (10.53%) Open Source
9 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (8.77%) WCF
10 5 (8.77%) PMO
10 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (8.77%) PKI

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 4 (7.02%) SAS
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (36.84%) MS Excel
1 21 (36.84%) MS Office
2 7 (12.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (5.26%) MS Project
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (7.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) LAN
2 3 (5.26%) Extranet
2 3 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) DNS
3 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.51%) VPN
3 2 (3.51%) Wireless
4 1 (1.75%) 3G
4 1 (1.75%) 4G
4 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.75%) DWDM
4 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.75%) Firewall
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) LTE
4 1 (1.75%) SDH
4 1 (1.75%) VoIP
4 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.75%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (7.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) French Language
3 1 (1.75%) German Language
3 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Architect
2 9 (15.79%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Developer
4 5 (8.77%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Azure Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) SAS Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) SharePoint Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Workflow Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Designer
7 2 (3.51%) ITIL Process Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) PC Rollout Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) .NET
1 7 (12.28%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) WCF
3 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (5.26%) REST
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.75%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (1.75%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) PKI
2 4 (7.02%) Smartcard
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.51%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.02%) Unix
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (10.53%) Data Analysis
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL
1 6 (10.53%) Open Source
2 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (7.02%) Content Management
2 4 (7.02%) Process Improvement
2 4 (7.02%) Release Management
2 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
2 4 (7.02%) Scrum
2 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
2 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (7.02%) System Testing
3 3 (5.26%) BDD
3 3 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 3 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 3 (5.26%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (5.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.02%) VBScript
4 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) DV Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.02%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.75%) ISEB
6 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) PMO
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.75%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) RMADS
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.51%) WSUS
4 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) Juniper
5 3 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.51%) Altiris
7 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.75%) ProCurve