Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 9 11
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 29 72 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 5.73% 15.52% 14.11%
As % of the Vendors category 27.36% 48.00% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 47 59
Devon median daily rate £321 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.83% -14.29% -5.08%
10th Percentile £215 £147 £150
90th Percentile £388 £410 £460
South West median daily rate £350 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Devon median hourly rate £36.25 £33.89 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% +67.35% +47.27%
10th Percentile £18.63 £9.75 £16.50
90th Percentile £79.38 £48.36 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +2.94% +3.03%

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 106 150 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 20.95% 32.33% 36.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 84 153
Devon median daily rate £343 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -12.16% +7.25%
10th Percentile £185 £146 £224
90th Percentile £538 £507 £500
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 11
Devon median hourly rate £40.00 £23.14 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.88% +10.18% +58.49%
10th Percentile £14.08 £10.13 £15.75
90th Percentile £48.60 £49.80 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £23.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.65% -15.86% +35.80%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -10 15 £368 +35.05% 21
Plymouth -3 11 £280 -13.85% 3
Cullompton - 2 - -
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (20.69%) ERP
3 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
3 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 6 (20.69%) SDLC
4 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (13.79%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (13.79%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) MVC
6 3 (10.34%) Advertising
6 3 (10.34%) Project Management
6 3 (10.34%) VBA
6 3 (10.34%) C#
6 3 (10.34%) Delphi
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (10.34%) MS Access
6 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange

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 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.45%) NServiceBus
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) MS Access
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) NUnit
3 1 (3.45%) FxCop
3 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) ReSharper
General
1 3 (10.34%) Advertising
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Business Systems Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Delphi Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Database Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) DBA
5 2 (6.90%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support
6 1 (3.45%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
3 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.45%) CSS
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
2 2 (6.90%) User Experience
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.45%) EPoS
3 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.45%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) ERP
2 6 (20.69%) SDLC
3 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
3 4 (13.79%) Scrum
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) CRM
4 3 (10.34%) MVC
4 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Business Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (3.45%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Strategic Thinking
6 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (44.83%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) Delphi
3 3 (10.34%) VBA
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) HND
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Citrix
2 2 (6.90%) Dell
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) HP
3 1 (3.45%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) Intel
3 1 (3.45%) Sonus
3 1 (3.45%) Veeam
3 1 (3.45%) VMware