Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 20 9
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 40 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.60% 6.35% 12.93%
As % of the Vendors category 25.48% 26.85% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 24
Devon median daily rate £275 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.54% +8.33%
10th Percentile £104 £196 £182
90th Percentile £314 £493 £373
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 10
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +91.78% -1.35%
10th Percentile £9.81 £30.25 £9.68
90th Percentile £42.50 £43.00 £48.30
South West median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -49.23% +85.71% -

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 157 149 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 33.76% 23.65% 31.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 81 64
Devon median daily rate £375 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% +4.62%
10th Percentile £174 £250 £185
90th Percentile £517 £500 £460
South West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 25
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.86% +40.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £10.22 £16.75 £9.90
90th Percentile £38.15 £45.00 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £27.75 £35.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.71% +50.54% +15.18%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +25 22 £283 -29.38% 6
Exeter -7 14 £313 -3.10% 13
Exmouth - 2 £119 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
3 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (27.50%) Office 365
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
5 7 (17.50%) VMware
5 7 (17.50%) Degree
5 7 (17.50%) SCCM
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (15.00%) Migration
6 6 (15.00%) ITIL
6 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (12.50%) Project Management
7 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (10.00%) Time Management
8 4 (10.00%) Finance
8 4 (10.00%) SLA
8 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (10.00%) Linux
8 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers

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 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Office 365
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) Broadband
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) Intranet
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (5.00%) Skype
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) IPsec
3 1 (2.50%) SSL
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VLAN
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Power BI
3 2 (5.00%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (5.00%) QlikView
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support
2 6 (15.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) IT Support
4 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) iPad
2 2 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) SUSE
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
1 6 (15.00%) Migration
1 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (12.50%) Project Management
3 4 (10.00%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) Balanced Scorecard
5 2 (5.00%) CRM
5 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.00%) ETL
5 2 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.00%) Line Management
5 2 (5.00%) Scorecard
5 2 (5.00%) Statistics
5 2 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) VMware
2 3 (7.50%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco
3 2 (5.00%) HP
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.50%) Avaya
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.50%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.50%) jetNEXUS
4 1 (2.50%) SAP