Period
to 23 May 2019

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 23 May 2019 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
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 22 13
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 50 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 9.35% 7.04% 9.25%
As % of the Vendors category 27.47% 22.62% 34.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 23
Devon median daily rate £363 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -7.69% +9.24%
10th Percentile £169 £113 £134
90th Percentile £468 £414 £582
South West median daily rate £425 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Devon median hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.54% -69.41% +150.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £40.50
90th Percentile £151.49 £118.00 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.67% -61.04% +133.33%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 182 168 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 34.02% 31.11% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 77 77
Devon median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.31% +3.71%
10th Percentile £181 £190 £170
90th Percentile £538 £475 £553
South West median daily rate £440 £390 £388
% change year-on-year +12.82% +0.65% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 5
Devon median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -2.17% -5.15%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.04 £16.75
90th Percentile £150.88 £66.98 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £18.37 £38.50
% change year-on-year +117.75% -52.29% +52.48%

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019.

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 23 May 2019. 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 +13 27 £363 - 14
Plymouth -9 9 £425 +47.83%
Dawlish - 2 £170 -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, 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 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (34.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (30.00%) SQL
5 15 (30.00%) ITIL
6 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
7 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (18.00%) SCCM
9 9 (18.00%) DNS
9 9 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (16.00%) Cisco
10 8 (16.00%) Change Management
10 8 (16.00%) Citrix
10 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (16.00%) Windows 10
10 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (14.00%) Service Management
12 6 (12.00%) Finance
12 6 (12.00%) DHCP
12 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (12.00%) Migration
12 6 (12.00%) XenApp

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 4 (8.00%) MS Project Server
1 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.00%) Apache
2 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 3 (6.00%) nginx
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.00%) Office 365
3 4 (8.00%) SaaS
4 3 (6.00%) Power Platform
5 2 (4.00%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) DNS
2 6 (12.00%) DHCP
3 4 (8.00%) Skype
4 3 (6.00%) IPsec
4 3 (6.00%) MPLS
4 3 (6.00%) SSL
4 3 (6.00%) VPN
4 3 (6.00%) Wireless
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.00%) Broadband
6 1 (2.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (18.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (6.00%) Power BI
7 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (2.00%) Data Lake
8 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Electronics
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Marketing
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) DBA
1 9 (18.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Administrator
5 3 (6.00%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) HTML
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) iPad
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (2.00%) Social Media
3 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Linux
4 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.00%) SUSE
6 2 (4.00%) Android
6 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Change Management
3 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (14.00%) Service Management
4 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (12.00%) Migration
5 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (10.00%) Project Management
5 5 (10.00%) Scrum
6 4 (8.00%) PRINCE
6 4 (8.00%) Server Management
6 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.00%) ITSM
7 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Security Management
7 3 (6.00%) Time Management
8 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.00%) Go
4 2 (4.00%) PHP
4 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.00%) MCTS
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.00%) XenApp
2 6 (12.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (4.00%) Xen
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Cisco
1 8 (16.00%) Citrix
2 5 (10.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) Apple
3 4 (8.00%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (6.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) jetNEXUS
4 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.00%) Aruba
5 2 (4.00%) SAP