Period
to 21 September 2019

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 21 September 2019 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 594 616 523
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 16.72% 16.67% 14.63%
As % of the Vendors category 34.28% 32.37% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 358 317
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £287 £189 £156
90th Percentile £600 £539 £489
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 51
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.81 £13.98 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.13% -19.57% -10.60%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £56.75 £22.46 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £13.95 £15.00
% change year-on-year +14.70% -7.00% -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 1,733 1,903 1,902
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 48.78% 51.49% 53.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,109 1,117 1,113
Hampshire median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £294 £275 £231
90th Percentile £595 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 82
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.12 £17.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.54% -12.76% -13.72%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £52.88 £54.13 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £19.72 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +19.52% -4.35% +1.47%

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019.

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 21 September 2019. 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
Portsmouth +5 117 £438 +14.75% 29
Southampton +8 103 £450 +12.50% 38
Basingstoke -1 80 £425 +13.33% 30
Farnborough -1 55 £420 +12.00% 29
Winchester -1 42 £444 +4.41% 14
Hook -2 23 £440 +4.45% 10
Fareham -10 18 £400 +100.00% 17
Havant -5 15 £300 -33.33% 8
Gosport -1 12 £600 +33.33%
Andover +5 10 £210 -42.07% 3
Eastleigh -6 5 £350 -15.15% 5
Aldershot -11 5 £350 -9.68% 6
Fleet -7 1 - - 4
Alton - 1 £500 - 1
Yateley - 1 - -
Romsey - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2019, 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.

1 233 (39.23%) Windows
2 190 (31.99%) Azure
3 173 (29.12%) Active Directory
4 131 (22.05%) SQL
5 130 (21.89%) Security Cleared
6 121 (20.37%) SQL Server
7 118 (19.87%) C#
8 113 (19.02%) Microsoft Office
8 113 (19.02%) VMware
9 109 (18.35%) Office 365
10 103 (17.34%) Windows Server
11 97 (16.33%) .NET
12 96 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
13 87 (14.65%) SharePoint
14 81 (13.64%) Migration
14 81 (13.64%) Windows 10
15 78 (13.13%) SCCM
16 77 (12.96%) Citrix
17 74 (12.46%) SC Cleared
18 73 (12.29%) Finance
18 73 (12.29%) Oracle
19 72 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
20 70 (11.78%) PowerShell
21 63 (10.61%) ITIL
22 61 (10.27%) JavaScript
23 60 (10.10%) Web Services
24 57 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
25 55 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 54 (9.09%) DNS
27 51 (8.59%) Cisco

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 87 (14.65%) SharePoint
2 50 (8.42%) Skype for Business
3 48 (8.08%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.68%) Apache
4 10 (1.68%) Confluence
4 10 (1.68%) IIS
5 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.18%) Apache Spark
6 7 (1.18%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.84%) Captiva
7 5 (0.84%) Documentum
7 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.67%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 113 (19.02%) Microsoft Office
2 72 (12.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
4 24 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (2.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.17%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 37 (6.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.36%) SAP ERP
3 11 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 190 (31.99%) Azure
2 109 (18.35%) Office 365
3 45 (7.58%) PaaS
4 42 (7.07%) AWS
5 39 (6.57%) Power Platform
6 35 (5.89%) SaaS
7 31 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
9 25 (4.21%) IaaS
10 16 (2.69%) Azure Stack
11 13 (2.19%) OneDrive
11 13 (2.19%) Yammer
12 11 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
12 11 (1.85%) Data Lake Analytics
13 10 (1.68%) Serverless
14 8 (1.35%) PowerApps
15 5 (0.84%) Azure Functions
15 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Flow
15 5 (0.84%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.09%) DNS
2 49 (8.25%) Skype
3 41 (6.90%) Firewall
4 31 (5.22%) DHCP
5 25 (4.21%) NetScaler
6 24 (4.04%) LAN
7 22 (3.70%) SAN
8 20 (3.37%) WAN
9 19 (3.20%) VLAN
10 14 (2.36%) Internet
11 12 (2.02%) SSL
12 9 (1.52%) SMTP
12 9 (1.52%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.52%) VoIP
13 8 (1.35%) Wireless
14 7 (1.18%) Network Security
14 7 (1.18%) VPN
15 6 (1.01%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.01%) Intranet
16 4 (0.67%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (20.37%) SQL Server
2 33 (5.56%) Power BI
3 29 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
6 23 (3.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (3.54%) Big Data
8 16 (2.69%) Data Lake
8 16 (2.69%) MS Access
9 15 (2.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 14 (2.36%) MongoDB
10 14 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (2.19%) Cosmos DB
11 13 (2.19%) PowerPivot
12 12 (2.02%) HDInsight
12 12 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.85%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.68%) NoSQL
15 9 (1.52%) MySQL
15 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 25 (4.21%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.21%) JIRA
3 22 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (2.36%) Selenium
7 12 (2.02%) Bitbucket
8 11 (1.85%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.18%) Subversion
10 6 (1.01%) Ant
11 5 (0.84%) Maven
12 4 (0.67%) Android Studio
12 4 (0.67%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.67%) Gradle
12 4 (0.67%) LoadRunner
12 4 (0.67%) MSI
12 4 (0.67%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.51%) Bugzilla
13 3 (0.51%) HP UFT
General
1 73 (12.29%) Finance
2 29 (4.88%) Public Sector
3 21 (3.54%) Military
4 19 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.86%) Retail
6 10 (1.68%) Local Government
7 8 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.84%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.67%) Billing
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Marketing
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.17%) Avionics
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (18.52%) Developer
2 75 (12.63%) Analyst
3 65 (10.94%) Architect
4 45 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (6.90%) .NET Developer
6 35 (5.89%) Consultant
7 31 (5.22%) C# Developer
8 30 (5.05%) Solutions Architect
9 26 (4.38%) Project Manager
10 25 (4.21%) Support Engineer
11 23 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (3.87%) Service Analyst
12 17 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (2.86%) Service Desk Analyst
12 17 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
13 16 (2.69%) Coordinator
13 16 (2.69%) Desktop Support
14 14 (2.36%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (2.36%) WinForms Developer
15 13 (2.19%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (16.33%) .NET
2 60 (10.10%) Web Services
3 43 (7.24%) ASP.NET
3 43 (7.24%) HTML
4 39 (6.57%) CSS
5 32 (5.39%) .NET Framework
6 27 (4.55%) .NET Core
7 26 (4.38%) REST
8 20 (3.37%) SOAP
8 20 (3.37%) XML
9 19 (3.20%) jQuery
10 17 (2.86%) RESTful
10 17 (2.86%) WPF
11 16 (2.69%) WinForms
12 14 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (2.36%) Entity Framework
13 13 (2.19%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (2.19%) OAuth
13 13 (2.19%) SAML
14 12 (2.02%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (3.70%) Data Centre
5 21 (3.54%) Fat Client
5 21 (3.54%) Thin Client
6 19 (3.20%) User Experience
7 17 (2.86%) Clustering
8 15 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 14 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.68%) Driving Licence
12 9 (1.52%) PKI
13 7 (1.18%) Replication
14 5 (0.84%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.84%) Life Science
15 4 (0.67%) Mobile App
15 4 (0.67%) NHS
16 3 (0.51%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 233 (39.23%) Windows
2 103 (17.34%) Windows Server
3 81 (13.64%) Windows 10
4 42 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (5.89%) Windows 7
7 27 (4.55%) Linux
8 14 (2.36%) Android
9 11 (1.85%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.84%) AIX
12 5 (0.84%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.51%) Solaris
14 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.34%) Unix
14 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (13.64%) Migration
3 63 (10.61%) ITIL
4 57 (9.60%) Business Intelligence
5 55 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 47 (7.91%) DevOps
7 45 (7.58%) Configuration Management
8 41 (6.90%) Project Management
9 40 (6.73%) Analytics
9 40 (6.73%) CRM
9 40 (6.73%) PRINCE2
10 35 (5.89%) MVC
11 33 (5.56%) Project Delivery
12 32 (5.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (5.39%) TDD
13 27 (4.55%) Test Automation
14 26 (4.38%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (4.38%) Data Migration
14 26 (4.38%) Release Management
14 26 (4.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 131 (22.05%) SQL
2 118 (19.87%) C#
3 70 (11.78%) PowerShell
4 61 (10.27%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.71%) Python
6 22 (3.70%) Java
7 17 (2.86%) R
8 16 (2.69%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.53%) VBA
10 12 (2.02%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 12 (2.02%) VB.NET
11 9 (1.52%) C
11 9 (1.52%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.52%) U-SQL
12 6 (1.01%) Perl
12 6 (1.01%) PHP
12 6 (1.01%) VBScript
13 4 (0.67%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 130 (21.89%) Security Cleared
2 74 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.39%) DV Cleared
4 29 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (3.87%) MCSE
6 19 (3.20%) Degree
7 16 (2.69%) CCA
7 16 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (2.69%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (2.36%) CCNA
9 11 (1.85%) TOGAF Certification
10 10 (1.68%) ISEB
11 8 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.35%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.35%) ISTQB
12 7 (1.18%) PMP
13 6 (1.01%) MCSA
14 5 (0.84%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 4 (0.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.21%) QA
2 14 (2.36%) PMO
3 11 (1.85%) SLA
4 8 (1.35%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.84%) P3O
6 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.51%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.34%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.17%) GDPR
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 173 (29.12%) Active Directory
2 50 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.57%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.89%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (5.89%) XenDesktop
5 27 (4.55%) XenApp
6 24 (4.04%) vSphere
7 17 (2.86%) Docker
8 14 (2.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 14 (2.36%) DFS Replication
9 5 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
9 5 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.67%) Apache Flume
10 4 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 3 (0.51%) Xen
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.34%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.34%) vCloud
13 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 78 (13.13%) SCCM
2 29 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.70%) SCOM
4 12 (2.02%) Ansible
5 11 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (1.85%) WSUS
6 10 (1.68%) Kubernetes
7 9 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
7 9 (1.52%) Puppet
8 7 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 6 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (0.84%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.67%) Consul
11 4 (0.67%) Mesos
11 4 (0.67%) Prometheus
12 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 113 (19.02%) VMware
2 77 (12.96%) Citrix
3 73 (12.29%) Oracle
4 51 (8.59%) Cisco
5 33 (5.56%) SAP
6 28 (4.71%) Dell
7 27 (4.55%) HP
8 18 (3.03%) Telerik
9 16 (2.69%) EMC
9 16 (2.69%) IBM
10 14 (2.36%) NetApp
10 14 (2.36%) Workday
11 13 (2.19%) Proofpoint
12 12 (2.02%) Zscaler
13 11 (1.85%) Apple
13 11 (1.85%) Databricks
14 10 (1.68%) Meraki
15 8 (1.35%) Splunk
16 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
16 7 (1.18%) Remedy