Period
to 24 January 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset 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 24 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 > Dorset
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 49 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 13.96% 14.37% 13.51%
As % of the Vendors category 36.44% 39.52% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 36
Dorset median daily rate £425 £325 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +23.34% +18.43%
10th Percentile £150 £152 £120
90th Percentile £575 £564 £419
South West median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 8
Dorset median hourly rate £19.61 £13.25 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.96% +12.77% -52.04%
10th Percentile £11.65 £12.00 £9.70
90th Percentile £33.18 £21.20 £28.88
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% -

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 Dorset.

All Vendors
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 118 124 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 38.31% 36.36% 36.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 79
Dorset median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £175 £185 £120
90th Percentile £575 £534 £546
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 19
Dorset median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% -65.06% +72.92%
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.35 £35.05 £49.40
South West median hourly rate £23.75 £23.28 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.04% -15.36% +37.09%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Dorset

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 24 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
Poole -2 16 £500 +35.14% 23
Bournemouth -8 14 £375 -7.41% 29
Wimborne - 5 - - 3
Weymouth - 3 £151 - 2
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 19 (44.19%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
5 11 (25.58%) Migration
6 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
7 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
8 7 (16.28%) SQL
8 7 (16.28%) .NET
8 7 (16.28%) ITIL
8 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
9 6 (13.95%) Office 365
9 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.95%) MVC
9 6 (13.95%) Dynamics AX
9 6 (13.95%) C#
9 6 (13.95%) CRM
10 5 (11.63%) HTML
10 5 (11.63%) CSS
10 5 (11.63%) Web Development
10 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (11.63%) SCCM
11 4 (9.30%) SCOM
11 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
11 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
11 4 (9.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 12 (27.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (6.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.30%) Internet
1 4 (9.30%) IPsec
1 4 (9.30%) Skype
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
2 3 (6.98%) Firewall
2 3 (6.98%) Network Security
2 3 (6.98%) SCCP
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) LAN
3 2 (4.65%) SAN
3 2 (4.65%) WAN
4 1 (2.33%) ADSL
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.33%) L2TP
4 1 (2.33%) MPLS
4 1 (2.33%) OSPF
4 1 (2.33%) RIP
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.65%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.33%) OLAP
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) FxCop
1 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.65%) NUnit
1 2 (4.65%) ReSharper
2 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Support Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (16.28%) IT Support
4 6 (13.95%) Developer
4 6 (13.95%) Help Desk Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) IT Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) IT Support Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Service Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Developer
6 4 (9.30%) DBA
7 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) .NET
2 6 (13.95%) AngularJS
3 5 (11.63%) CSS
3 5 (11.63%) HTML
4 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
4 4 (9.30%) Web Services
4 4 (9.30%) XML
5 3 (6.98%) jQuery
5 3 (6.98%) REST
5 3 (6.98%) XSLT
6 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.65%) LDAP
7 1 (2.33%) Angular 2
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (2.33%) Entity Framework
7 1 (2.33%) Middleware
7 1 (2.33%) Rendezvous
7 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) PKI
2 3 (6.98%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 10
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.65%) Unix
8 1 (2.33%) Linux
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Migration
2 7 (16.28%) ITIL
3 6 (13.95%) CRM
3 6 (13.95%) MVC
4 5 (11.63%) Web Development
5 4 (9.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.98%) OO
6 3 (6.98%) OOP
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Security Architecture
6 3 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Patch Management
7 2 (4.65%) Release Management
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
7 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
1 4 (9.30%) MCSE
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CISSP
2 3 (6.98%) GIAC
2 3 (6.98%) ISSAP
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.33%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) AirWatch
2 4 (9.30%) SCOM
2 4 (9.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco
1 4 (9.30%) McAfee
1 4 (9.30%) MobileIron
1 4 (9.30%) Symantec
2 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe
3 1 (2.33%) BMC
3 1 (2.33%) BT
3 1 (2.33%) CA
3 1 (2.33%) F5
3 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
3 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.33%) OpenLink
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat