Period
to 18 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Devon 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 October 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
South West > Devon
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 20 10
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 64 36 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 13.91% 6.45% 13.99%
As % of the Vendors category 41.56% 28.57% 41.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 36
Devon median daily rate £303 £353 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.18% +18.49% -8.46%
10th Percentile £105 £213 £161
90th Percentile £475 £491 £397
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 14
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £23.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +48.78% +20.64%
10th Percentile £9.81 £28.25 £9.75
90th Percentile £16.40 £42.25 £50.10
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% +50.00% +7.18%

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 Devon.

All Vendors
Devon
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 154 126 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 33.48% 22.58% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 79
Devon median daily rate £360 £368 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +13.23% -7.14%
10th Percentile £171 £213 £162
90th Percentile £513 £500 £478
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 29
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +40.00% +29.87%
10th Percentile £9.81 £16.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £27.93 £47.75 £51.52
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +45.45% +4.76%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Devon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Devon

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Devon over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Devon

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Devon

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Devon

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Devon over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Devon

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Devon region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Plymouth +13 31 £283 -29.38% 10
Exeter +7 29 £370 +10.45% 23
Exmouth - 1 £108 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 Devon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 34 (53.13%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 22 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (34.38%) Windows Server
3 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (31.25%) Degree
4 17 (26.56%) Office 365
5 16 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (20.31%) Coaching
8 12 (18.75%) SQL
9 10 (15.63%) SCCM
9 10 (15.63%) Workflow
10 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
10 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (12.50%) VMware
10 8 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (10.94%) Statistics
11 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (10.94%) ITIL
11 7 (10.94%) Big Data
11 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
12 6 (9.38%) IIS
12 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
12 6 (9.38%) Computer Science

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 6 (9.38%) IIS
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.25%) Apache
3 4 (6.25%) nginx
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (26.56%) Office 365
2 8 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) DNS
1 4 (6.25%) IPsec
1 4 (6.25%) SSL
1 4 (6.25%) VPN
2 3 (4.69%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.13%) Broadband
3 2 (3.13%) Intranet
3 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (34.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (10.94%) Big Data
4 7 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.69%) Power BI
7 2 (3.13%) Qlik Sense
7 2 (3.13%) QlikView
8 1 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Law
2 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 10 (15.63%) IT Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Senior IT Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Service Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Computer Scientist
4 5 (7.81%) Data Scientist
4 5 (7.81%) Database Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) IT Support
4 5 (7.81%) Office 365 Specialist
4 5 (7.81%) Senior Database Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.25%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Support Officer
6 3 (4.69%) Systems Support
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
1 2 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.81%) Algorithms
4 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.13%) iPad
5 2 (3.13%) iPhone
6 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.13%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Windows Server
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.81%) Linux
4 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.25%) SUSE
6 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (20.31%) Coaching
3 10 (15.63%) Workflow
4 7 (10.94%) ITIL
4 7 (10.94%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.94%) Statistics
5 6 (9.38%) Mathematics
6 5 (7.81%) Analytics
6 5 (7.81%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (7.81%) Computational Intelligence
6 5 (7.81%) Data Analytics
6 5 (7.81%) Data Science
6 5 (7.81%) Line Management
6 5 (7.81%) Machine Learning
6 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (6.25%) Load Balancing
7 4 (6.25%) Migration
7 4 (6.25%) Security Management
7 4 (6.25%) Service Management
7 4 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.75%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCP
5 1 (1.56%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) ISO 9001
2 4 (6.25%) SLA
3 3 (4.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (4.69%) GDPR
3 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (3.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.81%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (7.81%) vSphere
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 4 (6.25%) Nagios
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (12.50%) VMware
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco
3 4 (6.25%) Fortinet
3 4 (6.25%) HP
3 4 (6.25%) jetNEXUS
3 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 3 (4.69%) Apple
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (1.56%) Ivanti