Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 19 October 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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 591 536 636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 16.02% 15.30% 16.49%
As % of the Vendors category 32.05% 28.57% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 312 402
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £180 £150 £206
90th Percentile £549 £488 £536
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £371
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.21% +5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 50 63
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.95 £23.14 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.71% +19.06% +29.57%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.40 £12.00
90th Percentile £22.88 £45.00 £43.75
South East median hourly rate £13.82 £15.29 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.58% +1.90% -5.57%

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 Hampshire.

All Vendors
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,844 1,876 2,092
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 50.00% 53.55% 54.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 1,084 1,301
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £220 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 82 125
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £23.14 £21.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.37% +5.81% +24.97%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.58 £11.91
90th Percentile £54.09 £45.00 £55.50
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £15.85
% change year-on-year -5.04% +9.62% -11.94%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Hampshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Winchester +6 80 £425 +13.33% 10
Basingstoke +1 77 £400 +18.52% 28
Portsmouth -4 75 £375 +11.94% 35
Southampton -10 72 £394 +3.28% 24
Havant +5 42 £450 -1.37% 4
Farnborough +1 29 £400 +14.29% 16
Hook +7 20 £434 +42.92% 2
Fareham -6 19 £224 -8.67% 7
Fleet -6 15 £375 +17.19% 1
Eastleigh +14 11 £450 - 6
Gosport - 11 £400 - 4
Andover -14 8 £363 -23.68% 4
Aldershot - 6 £388 - 1
Ringwood +2 5 £155 +7.83%
Petersfield -1 2 £170 +25.93% 2
Wallington 0 1 - -
Southsea - 1 - -
Alton - 1 £500 - 2
Yateley - 1 £149 - 3
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 248 (41.96%) Windows
2 170 (28.76%) Active Directory
3 165 (27.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 159 (26.90%) Microsoft Office
5 125 (21.15%) SQL Server
5 125 (21.15%) VMware
6 115 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
7 111 (18.78%) .NET
7 111 (18.78%) Windows Server
8 109 (18.44%) Security Cleared
9 106 (17.94%) SQL
10 96 (16.24%) SC Cleared
11 95 (16.07%) C#
12 84 (14.21%) Citrix
12 84 (14.21%) PowerShell
13 80 (13.54%) Office 365
14 78 (13.20%) HP
14 78 (13.20%) SharePoint
15 77 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
15 77 (13.03%) Windows 10
16 75 (12.69%) Oracle
17 72 (12.18%) ITIL
17 72 (12.18%) Migration
18 67 (11.34%) Linux
19 66 (11.17%) Visual Studio
20 65 (11.00%) Finance
21 64 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
22 61 (10.32%) DNS
23 58 (9.81%) Hyper-V
24 57 (9.64%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 78 (13.20%) SharePoint
2 35 (5.92%) IIS
3 30 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 15 (2.54%) Apache
4 15 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.18%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
8 7 (1.18%) Confluence
9 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.68%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.51%) CMS
11 3 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.51%) LiveCycle
12 2 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 159 (26.90%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (6.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (6.09%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (3.89%) MS Visio
5 17 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (1.52%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.68%) NUKE
7 4 (0.68%) SOLIDWORKS
7 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (4.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 165 (27.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 80 (13.54%) Office 365
3 38 (6.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (5.41%) SaaS
5 26 (4.40%) PaaS
6 21 (3.55%) IaaS
7 13 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (2.20%) GitHub
8 12 (2.03%) Yammer
9 11 (1.86%) Azure Machine Learning
10 9 (1.52%) Azure Functions
10 9 (1.52%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 9 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.52%) Serverless
11 6 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (0.85%) Boomi
12 5 (0.85%) Data Lake Analytics
12 5 (0.85%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (10.32%) DNS
2 40 (6.77%) Firewall
2 40 (6.77%) SAN
3 30 (5.08%) Internet
4 28 (4.74%) Skype
5 25 (4.23%) LAN
6 24 (4.06%) DHCP
7 20 (3.38%) WAN
8 19 (3.21%) NetScaler
9 18 (3.05%) iSCSI
10 17 (2.88%) Wireless
10 17 (2.88%) Wireshark
11 15 (2.54%) SMTP
12 14 (2.37%) VLAN
13 13 (2.20%) SNMP
14 12 (2.03%) Kerberos
15 11 (1.86%) IPsec
15 11 (1.86%) OSPF
15 11 (1.86%) TCP/IP
15 11 (1.86%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (4.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 20 (3.38%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.21%) Oracle Database 10g
7 18 (3.05%) Big Data
7 18 (3.05%) Power BI
8 17 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.71%) Data Lake
10 15 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (2.37%) NoSQL
11 14 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (2.03%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (2.03%) Hadoop
13 12 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
13 12 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (1.86%) Geospatial Data
14 11 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 66 (11.17%) Visual Studio
2 43 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (4.23%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.06%) Selenium
5 23 (3.89%) Visual Studio Team System
6 17 (2.88%) JIRA
7 16 (2.71%) Jenkins
8 13 (2.20%) Subversion
9 10 (1.69%) HP UFT
10 9 (1.52%) InstallShield
10 9 (1.52%) MSI
10 9 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (1.18%) SoapUI
11 7 (1.18%) SpecFlow
12 6 (1.02%) Toad
13 5 (0.85%) Ant
13 5 (0.85%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.85%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.85%) TestNG
14 4 (0.68%) Android Studio
General
1 65 (11.00%) Finance
2 19 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.20%) Retail
4 6 (1.02%) Military
5 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.68%) Automotive
6 4 (0.68%) Billing
7 3 (0.51%) Legal
8 2 (0.34%) Advertising
8 2 (0.34%) Marketing
9 1 (0.17%) Back Office
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (18.10%) Developer
2 79 (13.37%) Analyst
3 48 (8.12%) Architect
4 32 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 31 (5.25%) Consultant
6 30 (5.08%) .NET Developer
7 29 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (4.23%) Support Analyst
9 24 (4.06%) Infrastructure Architect
10 21 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (3.38%) Business Analyst
11 20 (3.38%) SharePoint Developer
12 19 (3.21%) Software Developer
13 18 (3.05%) IT Support
14 16 (2.71%) Support Engineer
14 16 (2.71%) Wintel Engineer
15 15 (2.54%) C# Developer
15 15 (2.54%) Service Analyst
15 15 (2.54%) Service Desk Analyst
16 14 (2.37%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (18.78%) .NET
2 55 (9.31%) HTML
3 49 (8.29%) Web Services
4 43 (7.28%) ASP.NET
5 42 (7.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 42 (7.11%) jQuery
6 40 (6.77%) .NET Framework
7 39 (6.60%) CSS
8 30 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (4.23%) WCF
9 25 (4.23%) XML
10 20 (3.38%) Middleware
11 19 (3.21%) Entity Framework
11 19 (3.21%) SOAP
12 17 (2.88%) .NET Core
13 15 (2.54%) JSON
13 15 (2.54%) LINQ
14 14 (2.37%) LINQ to SQL
15 13 (2.20%) RequireJS
15 13 (2.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (5.41%) PKI
3 18 (3.05%) Fat Client
3 18 (3.05%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.37%) Clustering
6 14 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.69%) Cloud Native
8 10 (1.69%) Replication
9 9 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.52%) Smartphone
10 8 (1.35%) W3C
11 6 (1.02%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.02%) NHS
12 5 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.85%) Handset
12 5 (0.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 248 (41.96%) Windows
2 111 (18.78%) Windows Server
3 77 (13.03%) Windows 10
4 67 (11.34%) Linux
5 48 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (7.28%) Windows 7
8 32 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (5.41%) Unix
9 23 (3.89%) Windows XP
10 17 (2.88%) AIX
11 13 (2.20%) Android
12 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.02%) Solaris
14 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.34%) Debian
15 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (19.46%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (12.18%) ITIL
2 72 (12.18%) Migration
3 50 (8.46%) DevOps
4 48 (8.12%) Project Management
4 48 (8.12%) Scrum
5 45 (7.61%) MVC
6 38 (6.43%) PRINCE2
7 37 (6.26%) CRM
8 35 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 34 (5.75%) Mentoring
10 33 (5.58%) Test Automation
11 31 (5.25%) High Availability
12 30 (5.08%) Analytics
12 30 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 30 (5.08%) SDLC
13 29 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (4.23%) Change Management
15 25 (4.23%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 106 (17.94%) SQL
2 95 (16.07%) C#
3 84 (14.21%) PowerShell
4 57 (9.64%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.88%) Java
6 14 (2.37%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.86%) C
7 11 (1.86%) VB
8 8 (1.35%) Python
9 7 (1.18%) F#
9 7 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.02%) TypeScript
10 6 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.02%) VBScript
11 4 (0.68%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.51%) C++
13 2 (0.34%) PHP
13 2 (0.34%) VBA
14 1 (0.17%) Delphi
14 1 (0.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 109 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 96 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.57%) MCSE
5 26 (4.40%) Degree
6 15 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 14 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.20%) ISEB
9 12 (2.03%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.86%) HP MASE
10 11 (1.86%) PMP
11 10 (1.69%) CCA
11 10 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (1.69%) ISTQB
11 10 (1.69%) VCP6
12 8 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 8 (1.35%) MCSA
13 7 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (1.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.21%) PMO
2 18 (3.05%) QA
3 12 (2.03%) SLA
4 8 (1.35%) GDPR
5 6 (1.02%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.68%) P3O
6 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 170 (28.76%) Active Directory
2 77 (13.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (9.81%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 37 (6.26%) vSphere
6 35 (5.92%) XenApp
7 34 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (4.40%) XenDesktop
9 18 (3.05%) XenServer
10 14 (2.37%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (1.86%) FreeRADIUS
11 11 (1.86%) vCloud
12 10 (1.69%) DFS Replication
12 10 (1.69%) NFS
12 10 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (1.52%) Docker
14 7 (1.18%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 2 (0.34%) Xen
16 1 (0.17%) NDS
16 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 57 (9.64%) SCCM
2 34 (5.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.72%) Puppet
4 16 (2.71%) SCOM
5 15 (2.54%) Data Guard
5 15 (2.54%) vRealize
6 14 (2.37%) Kubernetes
7 13 (2.20%) Ansible
8 11 (1.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (1.86%) HP ALM
9 9 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.35%) Terraform
11 7 (1.18%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (1.18%) WSUS
12 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 4 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.68%) vCenter Server
14 3 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 125 (21.15%) VMware
2 84 (14.21%) Citrix
3 78 (13.20%) HP
4 75 (12.69%) Oracle
5 33 (5.58%) Red Hat
6 29 (4.91%) Cisco
7 19 (3.21%) Dell
8 17 (2.88%) IBM
9 16 (2.71%) 3PAR
10 14 (2.37%) SAP
10 14 (2.37%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.20%) Atlassian
12 12 (2.03%) Fortinet
13 11 (1.86%) Brocade
14 9 (1.52%) Aruba
14 9 (1.52%) Software AG
14 9 (1.52%) webMethods
15 8 (1.35%) Databricks
15 8 (1.35%) EMC
15 8 (1.35%) Tableau