The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth 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 29 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
Dorset / Bournemouth
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 2.27% 9.01% 19.61%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 24.39% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 14
Median daily rate £125 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.53% +6.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £8.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.59%  
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 Bournemouth.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Bournemouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 7 41 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth 15.91% 36.94% 50.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 32
Median daily rate £495 £325 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.30% -23.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £140 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £8.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -67.59%  
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 Bournemouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Bournemouth

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bournemouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 29 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 Bournemouth region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (45.45%) CRM
3 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) .NET
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) ERP
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) ETL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth 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 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Kentico
2 1 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Billing
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Server Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Support
3 2 (18.18%) Server Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (9.09%) Data Entry
2 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) ETL
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) MVC
2 1 (9.09%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) SDLC
2 1 (9.09%) SOA
2 1 (9.09%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
1 1 (9.09%) Citrix
1 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
1 1 (9.09%) JD Edwards
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec
1 1 (9.09%) Veeam
1 1 (9.09%) VMware