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 22 June 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
Devon / Exeter
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 13 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 11 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Exeter 6.40% 10.56% 7.93%
As % of the Vendors category 29.73% 30.61% 29.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Median daily rate £325 £333 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.25% +47.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £304 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £347 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £337
% change year-on-year +2.85% +4.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.81 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 37 49 44
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Exeter 21.51% 34.51% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 28
Median daily rate £350 £340 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +36.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £186 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in Exeter.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Exeter

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) ITIL
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Kerberos
4 7 (26.92%) IBM
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
4 7 (26.92%) AIX
4 7 (26.92%) VBScript
4 7 (26.92%) Ant
4 7 (26.92%) IIS
4 7 (26.92%) Perl
4 7 (26.92%) Subversion
4 7 (26.92%) GlassFish
4 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
4 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
4 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
4 7 (26.92%) Domain Models
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (15.38%) Advertising
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) SQL
5 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 4 (15.38%) Sophos

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 7 (26.92%) GlassFish
1 7 (26.92%) IIS
1 7 (26.92%) WebSphere
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
3 1 (3.85%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (11.54%) Power BI
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (7.69%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Ant
1 7 (26.92%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) TestRail
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (15.38%) Advertising
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Applications Support
1 6 (23.08%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) IT Support
3 4 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) IT Support Technician
3 4 (15.38%) IT Technician
3 4 (15.38%) Support Technician
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (11.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Support
4 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Office 365 Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
1 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.85%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) AIX
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Domain Models
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.69%) Database Security
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Test Management
6 1 (3.85%) Inmon Methodology
6 1 (3.85%) Software Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Perl
1 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
1 7 (26.92%) VBScript
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) IBM
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) Sophos
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
Exeter, Devon
Software Solved
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
X4 Group
Rate: £340 - 370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago