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 3 months to 30 April 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
South West / Devon
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 10 9
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 24 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 8.22% 11.54% 12.26%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 37.50% 32.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Median daily rate £323 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.85% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £181 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £42.50 £18.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +132.87% +25.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £14.05 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £22.45 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% -3.22%  

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 Devon.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Devon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 78 56 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon 26.71% 30.77% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 33 29
Median daily rate £334 £364 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.17% +21.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £460 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £20.35 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Devon 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Exeter -4 18 £320 -5.88% 8
Plymouth -11 6 £330 -8.96% 5
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Devon region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (40.00%) Linux
3 18 (36.00%) ITIL
4 17 (34.00%) Oracle
5 16 (32.00%) IIS
5 16 (32.00%) IBM
5 16 (32.00%) WebSphere
5 16 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (28.00%) .NET
7 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
8 11 (22.00%) Windows
8 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database
9 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (20.00%) Domain Models
9 10 (20.00%) AIX
9 10 (20.00%) Perl
9 10 (20.00%) VBScript
9 10 (20.00%) Ant
9 10 (20.00%) Kerberos
9 10 (20.00%) Subversion
9 10 (20.00%) GlassFish
10 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.00%) C#
11 7 (14.00%) Java
11 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (12.00%) Open Source
12 6 (12.00%) Puppet

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 16 (32.00%) IIS
1 16 (32.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (20.00%) GlassFish
3 6 (12.00%) Apache
3 6 (12.00%) JBoss
3 6 (12.00%) Jetty
3 6 (12.00%) Mongrel
3 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (12.00%) nginx
3 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.00%) MS Project Server
6 2 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (10.00%) Google App Engine
1 5 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) Kerberos
2 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) DHCP
3 6 (12.00%) DNS
3 6 (12.00%) HTTP
3 6 (12.00%) SSL
4 5 (10.00%) FTP
4 5 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (2.00%) ISDN
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) MPLS
5 1 (2.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Ant
1 10 (20.00%) Subversion
2 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.00%) Travis CI
3 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Applications Support
3 7 (14.00%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.00%) IT Support
4 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (8.00%) IT Technician
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Technician
7 3 (6.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 3 (6.00%) Software Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) J2EE
2 6 (12.00%) Servlets
3 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.00%) CSS
4 3 (6.00%) jQuery
5 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.00%) Classic ASP
6 1 (2.00%) HTML
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) REST
6 1 (2.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.00%) WCF
6 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) Replication
2 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (40.00%) Linux
2 16 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (22.00%) Windows
4 10 (20.00%) AIX
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.00%) Domain Models
4 6 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.00%) DevOps
4 6 (12.00%) Open Source
5 5 (10.00%) MVC
5 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.00%) CRM
8 2 (4.00%) Migration
8 2 (4.00%) Scrum
8 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 1 (2.00%) BDD
9 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Perl
1 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 10 (20.00%) VBScript
2 8 (16.00%) C#
3 7 (14.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) APMP
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) CCDA
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CNA
3 1 (2.00%) CNE
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.00%) Xen
4 3 (6.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Oracle
2 16 (32.00%) IBM
3 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.00%) Sophos
4 6 (12.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) Google
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 3 (6.00%) IFS
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) Novell
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