Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 17 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 38 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 7.38% 7.78% 12.53%
As % of the Vendors category 22.75% 31.08% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 32
Devon median daily rate £300 £330 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -0.75% +10.83%
10th Percentile £113 £170 £169
90th Percentile £414 £584 £460
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.41% +226.92% -29.73%
10th Percentile £9.80 £40.50 £9.45
90th Percentile £29.35 £44.50 £40.30
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £39.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year -61.78% +84.71% +28.79%

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 167 148 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 32.43% 25.04% 32.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 75 82
Devon median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +3.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £197 £174 £170
90th Percentile £499 £554 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £370
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.05% +2.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 19
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.50% +60.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £9.81 £16.75 £11.83
90th Percentile £35.53 £45.50 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £25.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -34.62% +52.94% +27.50%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -17 17 £350 +42.86% 13
Plymouth +22 14 £300 -44.78% 6
Cullompton - 2 - -
Exmouth - 2 £119 -
Newton Abbot - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 9 (23.68%) Office 365
4 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
4 9 (23.68%) VMware
5 8 (21.05%) Migration
5 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.79%) .NET
7 6 (15.79%) SCCM
7 6 (15.79%) Windows 10
7 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
8 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (13.16%) Degree
8 5 (13.16%) Finance
8 5 (13.16%) C#
8 5 (13.16%) SQL
8 5 (13.16%) ITIL
8 5 (13.16%) Linux
8 5 (13.16%) DNS
8 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.53%) Citrix
9 4 (10.53%) HP
9 4 (10.53%) SLA
9 4 (10.53%) DHCP
9 4 (10.53%) Windows XP

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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Office 365
2 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) DHCP
2 4 (10.53%) Skype
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
4 2 (5.26%) Internet
4 2 (5.26%) SAN
4 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) Intranet
5 1 (2.63%) IPsec
5 1 (2.63%) LAN
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) VoIP
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.63%) MySQL
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) NUnit
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Consultant
5 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support
5 3 (7.89%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Office 365 Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) RESTful
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) CSS
3 1 (2.63%) HTML
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 6 (15.79%) Windows 10
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Linux
5 4 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) SUSE
7 1 (2.63%) Unix
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Migration
2 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (10.53%) CRM
3 4 (10.53%) Time Management
4 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.89%) MVC
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) BDD
5 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (5.26%) SOLID
5 2 (5.26%) TDD
5 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Web Design
6 1 (2.63%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (2.63%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) C#
1 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) MCITP
3 3 (7.89%) MCP
3 3 (7.89%) MCSA
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) XenApp
4 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) vSphere
5 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) VMware
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix
2 4 (10.53%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Apple
3 3 (7.89%) Avaya
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco
3 3 (7.89%) Dell
3 3 (7.89%) IBM
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.26%) Sonus
4 2 (5.26%) Veeam
5 1 (2.63%) Cognos
5 1 (2.63%) EMC
5 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.63%) jetNEXUS
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) SAP