The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cornwall 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South West / Cornwall
Rank - 3 10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cornwall - 15.79% 8.51%
As % of the Vendors category - 75.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £281 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +167.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.33% -  

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 Cornwall.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cornwall
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 6 4 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cornwall 21.43% 21.05% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £225 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% +104.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £200 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £329 £224
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Cornwall

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cornwall 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 Cornwall

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cornwall

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Cornwall

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cornwall

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Cornwall

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cornwall

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cornwall region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Content Management
3 4 (36.36%) CMS
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
3 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) MCSE
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) Replication
4 3 (27.27%) Advertising
4 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (27.27%) NAS
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (27.27%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Cornwall 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 (36.36%) CMS
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) NAS
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (27.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET
1 4 (36.36%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) DHTML
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
3 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 2 (18.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (18.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat