Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 20 7
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 71 33 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 15.47% 6.40% 15.93%
As % of the Vendors category 47.02% 27.50% 48.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 49
Devon median daily rate £338 £362 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.64% +20.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £142 £219 £162
90th Percentile £470 £494 £405
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Devon median hourly rate £12.02 £35.00 £23.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.66% +47.21% +17.41%
10th Percentile £9.81 £28.38 £9.75
90th Percentile £21.85 £66.63 £48.00
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

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 151 120 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 32.90% 23.26% 33.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 65 85
Devon median daily rate £373 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +13.85% -8.45%
10th Percentile £167 £201 £160
90th Percentile £524 £538 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 19
Devon median hourly rate £11.79 £36.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.49% +57.61% +9.52%
10th Percentile £9.69 £26.30 £9.75
90th Percentile £18.90 £48.20 £52.03
South West median hourly rate £41.52 £24.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +72.98% +3.73% -9.26%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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
Exeter +12 37 £350 -3.18% 25
Plymouth +7 26 £275 -23.66% 14
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (36.62%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
4 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
4 18 (25.35%) Degree
4 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (22.54%) Office 365
6 14 (19.72%) SQL
7 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (16.90%) Coaching
9 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
10 10 (14.08%) Workflow
10 10 (14.08%) VMware
11 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (11.27%) Service Management
12 8 (11.27%) IIS
12 8 (11.27%) HP
12 8 (11.27%) DNS
12 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (11.27%) Cisco
12 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
12 8 (11.27%) SCCM
12 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
13 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
13 7 (9.86%) vSphere
13 7 (9.86%) nginx

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 8 (11.27%) IIS
2 7 (9.86%) Apache
2 7 (9.86%) nginx
3 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) CMS
4 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (25.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Office 365
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) DNS
2 7 (9.86%) IPsec
2 7 (9.86%) SSL
2 7 (9.86%) VPN
3 5 (7.04%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (5.63%) Broadband
4 4 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.82%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) DHCP
6 1 (1.41%) Intranet
6 1 (1.41%) LAN
6 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.99%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (9.86%) Big Data
4 7 (9.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (8.45%) Power BI
5 6 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.82%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (2.82%) QlikView
6 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (1.41%) Electronics
1 1 (1.41%) Finance
1 1 (1.41%) Law
1 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.41%) Marketing
1 1 (1.41%) Retail
1 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (19.72%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) IT Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Senior IT Engineer
3 6 (8.45%) Service Analyst
3 6 (8.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Computer Scientist
4 5 (7.04%) Data Scientist
4 5 (7.04%) Database Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Developer
4 5 (7.04%) Office 365 Specialist
4 5 (7.04%) Senior Database Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.63%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) IT Support
6 3 (4.23%) Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Support Assistant
6 3 (4.23%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) HTML
1 2 (2.82%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.35%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.63%) iPad
4 4 (5.63%) iPhone
5 2 (2.82%) Blog
5 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.82%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.41%) NHS
6 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.41%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 26 (36.62%) Windows Server
3 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.86%) Linux
4 7 (9.86%) SUSE
4 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.41%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (16.90%) Coaching
3 10 (14.08%) ITIL
3 10 (14.08%) Workflow
4 8 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
4 8 (11.27%) Service Management
5 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
5 7 (9.86%) Security Management
5 7 (9.86%) Statistics
6 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
6 6 (8.45%) Mathematics
7 5 (7.04%) Analytics
7 5 (7.04%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (7.04%) Data Analytics
7 5 (7.04%) Data Science
7 5 (7.04%) Line Management
7 5 (7.04%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.04%) Risk Management
7 5 (7.04%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.72%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.23%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) Java
5 2 (2.82%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) VB
6 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (25.35%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.23%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) MCSA
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (4.23%) GDPR
2 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 26 (36.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.86%) vSphere
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) Nagios
3 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) VMware
2 8 (11.27%) Cisco
2 8 (11.27%) HP
3 7 (9.86%) Fortinet
3 7 (9.86%) jetNEXUS
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.86%) SolarWinds
4 4 (5.63%) Apple
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle
5 2 (2.82%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.41%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.41%) SAP