Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MSF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSF over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 845 854 863
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 -36
Contract jobs citing MSF 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.006% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.015% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
England median daily rate £375 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% - -
UK median daily rate £375 £550 £325
% change year-on-year -31.82% +69.23% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -

MSF is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80305 82432 84439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.16% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 54036 54950 55644
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1882 2137 2504
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

MSF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MSF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MSF in England

MSF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSF in England

MSF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSF in England

MSF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 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
South East +4 3 £375 -
South West - 3 - - 1
MSF
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSF 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 England region with a requirement for MSF.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 3 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
2 3 (50.00%) Service Design
2 3 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 3 (50.00%) Master's Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (50.00%) Deployment Diagram
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
2 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (50.00%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) JSF
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) CITP
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) JPA
2 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation

MSF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
1 3 (50.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Head of Design
2 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Information
3 1 (16.67%) Head of Information Systems
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
1 3 (50.00%) EJB
1 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) JPA
1 3 (50.00%) JSF
1 3 (50.00%) JSP
1 3 (50.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (50.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) Servlets
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Struts
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 3 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) HPUX
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Scrum
1 6 (100.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) ATDD
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (50.00%) DSDM
2 3 (50.00%) Feature Driven Development
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Information Assurance
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Kanban
2 3 (50.00%) OO
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (50.00%) RAD
2 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (50.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
1 3 (50.00%) CITP
1 3 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (50.00%) Master's Degree
1 3 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle