Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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 > Dorset
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 9 4
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 43 53 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 18.22% 10.50% 18.65%
As % of the Vendors category 44.33% 26.37% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 46
Dorset median daily rate £400 £260 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -14.75% -2.40%
10th Percentile £304 £127 £120
90th Percentile £476 £500 £508
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
Dorset median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.64% +34.09%
10th Percentile £10.48 £8.38 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.25 £32.45 £31.33
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +105.88% -2.86% +16.67%

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 Dorset.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 97 201 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 41.10% 39.80% 45.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 130 102
Dorset median daily rate £416 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.06% +14.29% -16.67%
10th Percentile £300 £190 £120
90th Percentile £488 £500 £509
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.74% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 16
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £16.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.88% -17.95% +11.43%
10th Percentile £10.79 £8.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.80 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £39.00 £24.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +62.50% +18.90% +10.60%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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
Bournemouth +3 17 £325 +8.33% 7
Wimborne - 5 - - 1
Ferndown - 2 - - 1
Dorchester +5 1 - -
Poole -7 1 £413 +164.00% 6
Microsoft
South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Dorset region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
4 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
5 12 (27.91%) SAN
6 11 (25.58%) McAfee
6 11 (25.58%) SQL
6 11 (25.58%) Migration
7 10 (23.26%) WSUS
7 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
7 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
7 10 (23.26%) Patch Management
7 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
8 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (20.93%) VMware
8 9 (20.93%) Finance
9 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
9 8 (18.60%) Windows 8
9 8 (18.60%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (16.28%) Skype
10 7 (16.28%) AirWatch
10 7 (16.28%) SCCM
10 7 (16.28%) SCOM
10 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
10 7 (16.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (16.28%) MobileIron

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 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
2 14 (32.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) CMS
5 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) SAN
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) Skype
3 5 (11.63%) NAS
3 5 (11.63%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (6.98%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.98%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) SCCP
5 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.65%) Network Security
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.33%) DHCP
6 1 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) IPsec
6 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) AppScan
1 2 (4.65%) Pylint
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Aerospace
3 3 (6.98%) Back Office
4 2 (4.65%) Advertising
4 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Support
3 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
4 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Security Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Support
6 4 (9.30%) Active Directory Support Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) IT Security Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Network Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
1 1 (2.33%) Ajax
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (2.33%) CSS
1 1 (2.33%) HTML
1 1 (2.33%) jQuery
1 1 (2.33%) LINQ
1 1 (2.33%) WPF
1 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.98%) VAX
3 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 2 (4.65%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Windows
2 17 (39.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
4 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
5 9 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (18.60%) Windows 10
6 8 (18.60%) Windows 8
7 7 (16.28%) Unix
8 4 (9.30%) Linux
9 2 (4.65%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Migration
2 10 (23.26%) Patch Management
3 8 (18.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (16.28%) Security Patching
4 7 (16.28%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.63%) Application Packaging
6 4 (9.30%) Security Operations
7 2 (4.65%) Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
7 2 (4.65%) CRM
7 2 (4.65%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.65%) SIEM
7 2 (4.65%) Static Code Analysis
7 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (4.65%) Workflow
8 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.33%) ERP
8 1 (2.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) CISSP
2 5 (11.63%) GIAC
2 5 (11.63%) MCSE
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.98%) ISSAP
5 2 (4.65%) CEH
5 2 (4.65%) CISA
5 2 (4.65%) CISM
5 2 (4.65%) SSCP
6 1 (2.33%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) RMADS
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) NFS
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) WSUS
2 8 (18.60%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (16.28%) AirWatch
3 7 (16.28%) SCCM
3 7 (16.28%) SCOM
3 7 (16.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (11.63%) Backup Exec
5 3 (6.98%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (4.65%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) McAfee
2 9 (20.93%) VMware
3 7 (16.28%) MobileIron
3 7 (16.28%) Symantec
4 6 (13.95%) Oracle
5 5 (11.63%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.63%) Veeam
6 3 (6.98%) Sun
7 2 (4.65%) Black Duck
7 2 (4.65%) Brocade
7 2 (4.65%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) IBM
7 2 (4.65%) NetApp
7 2 (4.65%) Remedy
7 2 (4.65%) Sage
7 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.65%) Veracode
8 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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