The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Exeter 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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Devon / Exeter
Rank 13 9 14
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 14 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 9.46% 11.84% 9.43%
As % of the Vendors category 36.84% 40.91% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £170 £325 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.69% +52.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £16.25 £11.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Exeter.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Exeter
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 38 22 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 25.68% 28.95% 44.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 11
Median daily rate £170 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.42% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £244 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £380 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £11.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.05% +71.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Exeter

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Exeter citing Microsoft as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Exeter

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Exeter

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Exeter

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Exeter

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Exeter

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Exeter region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 26 (70.27%) SQL Server
2 18 (48.65%) Oracle
3 16 (43.24%) ITIL
4 14 (37.84%) Linux
5 13 (35.14%) .NET
5 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database
6 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
6 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
6 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
7 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
7 10 (27.03%) GlassFish
7 10 (27.03%) Subversion
7 10 (27.03%) Kerberos
7 10 (27.03%) IBM
7 10 (27.03%) AIX
7 10 (27.03%) VBScript
7 10 (27.03%) Perl
7 10 (27.03%) Ant
7 10 (27.03%) IIS
7 10 (27.03%) Domain Models
8 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
9 8 (21.62%) C#
9 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
10 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
11 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
11 6 (16.22%) Sophos
11 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
12 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
12 5 (13.51%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Exeter 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 11 (29.73%) SharePoint
2 10 (27.03%) GlassFish
2 10 (27.03%) IIS
2 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
3 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) Kerberos
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) ISDN
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) MPLS
2 2 (5.41%) Skype
2 2 (5.41%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (70.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (35.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Ant
1 10 (27.03%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (40.54%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) Applications Support
3 7 (18.92%) .NET Developer
4 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) SharePoint Developer
5 5 (13.51%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (13.51%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
6 3 (8.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (8.11%) IT Support
6 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (8.11%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) .NET
2 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.51%) jQuery
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (10.81%) CSS
4 4 (10.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
5 3 (8.11%) HTML
5 3 (8.11%) JSON
5 3 (8.11%) REST
5 3 (8.11%) SOAP
5 3 (8.11%) WCF
6 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
7 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) Replication
1 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) AIX
4 4 (10.81%) Windows
5 3 (8.11%) Unix
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 10 (27.03%) Domain Models
3 5 (13.51%) MVC
3 5 (13.51%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.11%) OO
4 3 (8.11%) OOD
4 3 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Scrum
5 2 (5.41%) CRM
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Information Governance
5 2 (5.41%) Information Security
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.41%) ITSM
5 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Perl
1 10 (27.03%) PowerShell
1 10 (27.03%) VBScript
2 8 (21.62%) C#
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCDA
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CNA
2 2 (5.41%) CNE
2 2 (5.41%) MCSA
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) Novell Certification
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Oracle
2 11 (29.73%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.03%) IBM
4 6 (16.22%) Sophos
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) Novell
6 2 (5.41%) VMware