Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 566 633 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 16.16% 16.39% 15.57%
As % of the Vendors category 30.04% 29.66% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 426 409
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £349 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -3.79% +11.54%
10th Percentile £137 £216 £254
90th Percentile £475 £538 £458
South East median daily rate £375 £371 £350
% change year-on-year +1.21% +5.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 57 54
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.38 £19.44 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.60% +24.28% +8.78%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.76 £11.24
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 1884 2134 2250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 53.78% 55.24% 50.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1067 1340 1329
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £545 £525
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 113 122
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.69 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +5.26% +22.58%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.00 £12.24
90th Percentile £45.00 £55.50 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £18.50
% change year-on-year +7.26% -14.32% +17.61%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 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
Basingstoke -3 110 £325 -4.41% 7
Southampton +5 84 £388 +3.33% 14
Portsmouth +4 79 £338 -20.59% 6
Fareham +4 37 £213 -33.07% 7
Winchester +1 30 £375 +0.67% 1
Havant 0 26 £450 +71.43% 2
Hook -12 21 £304 -8.03% 1
Farnborough +1 16 £280 -34.43% 2
Andover +10 15 £373 +6.43% 2
Petersfield - 5 £135 -
Fleet +4 2 £320 +20.75% 2
Waterlooville - 2 £158 - 1
Ringwood - 2 £190 -
Bordon - 2 £145 -
Eastleigh -2 1 £325 +73.33% 1
Lyndhurst - 1 - -
Wallington - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

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

1 257 (45.41%) Windows
2 143 (25.27%) Active Directory
3 127 (22.44%) SQL Server
4 122 (21.55%) Security Cleared
5 121 (21.38%) VMware
6 106 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
7 105 (18.55%) Windows Server
8 95 (16.78%) Microsoft Office
9 90 (15.90%) PowerShell
10 88 (15.55%) SC Cleared
11 87 (15.37%) C#
12 86 (15.19%) .NET
13 77 (13.60%) SQL
13 77 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
14 75 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
15 73 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (12.19%) Office 365
16 69 (12.19%) SharePoint
17 66 (11.66%) JavaScript
18 65 (11.48%) Citrix
19 60 (10.60%) Windows 10
20 59 (10.42%) Linux
20 59 (10.42%) ITIL
21 58 (10.25%) Skype for Business
22 56 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
23 55 (9.72%) Hyper-V
23 55 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
24 53 (9.36%) Visual Studio
25 51 (9.01%) Finance
26 49 (8.66%) Project Management

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 69 (12.19%) SharePoint
2 58 (10.25%) Skype for Business
3 46 (8.13%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.77%) IIS
6 7 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.88%) Apache
7 5 (0.88%) Commerce Server
7 5 (0.88%) MS Project Server
8 4 (0.71%) JBoss
8 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.35%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.18%) nginx
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.18%) uWSGI
Applications
1 95 (16.78%) Microsoft Office
2 77 (13.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (4.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 27 (4.77%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (1.41%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.59%) Dynamics NAV
3 6 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (12.19%) Office 365
3 37 (6.54%) PaaS
4 30 (5.30%) IaaS
5 14 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (1.59%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.88%) SaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.35%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (7.77%) Firewall
2 40 (7.07%) TCP/IP
3 34 (6.01%) DNS
3 34 (6.01%) NetScaler
3 34 (6.01%) WAN
4 31 (5.48%) Skype
5 29 (5.12%) LAN
6 24 (4.24%) VoIP
7 21 (3.71%) VPN
8 17 (3.00%) DHCP
9 15 (2.65%) Network Security
10 14 (2.47%) SAN
11 13 (2.30%) PuTTY
11 13 (2.30%) WinSCP
12 12 (2.12%) Wireless
13 11 (1.94%) Ethernet
13 11 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (1.59%) IP Telephony
15 8 (1.41%) CTI
16 7 (1.24%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 127 (22.44%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 18 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.83%) Oracle Database
6 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 14 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (1.59%) MySQL
11 8 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (1.06%) DB2
13 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.71%) GIS
14 4 (0.71%) Power BI
15 3 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 53 (9.36%) Visual Studio
2 47 (8.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 27 (4.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (3.71%) Selenium
5 17 (3.00%) Eclipse
5 17 (3.00%) SoapUI
5 17 (3.00%) SpecFlow
6 15 (2.65%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (2.30%) Ant
7 13 (2.30%) HP UFT
7 13 (2.30%) TestNG
8 11 (1.94%) LoadRunner
9 10 (1.77%) WiX
10 9 (1.59%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.88%) StarTeam
12 4 (0.71%) Moq
12 4 (0.71%) MSI
12 4 (0.71%) MSTest
12 4 (0.71%) NetBeans
General
1 51 (9.01%) Finance
2 24 (4.24%) Telecoms
3 21 (3.71%) Retail
4 14 (2.47%) Advertising
5 6 (1.06%) Aerospace
5 6 (1.06%) Banking
5 6 (1.06%) Military
6 5 (0.88%) Back Office
7 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) Legal
9 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (17.31%) Developer
2 80 (14.13%) Analyst
3 46 (8.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 37 (6.54%) Architect
5 36 (6.36%) Project Manager
6 34 (6.01%) .NET Developer
7 30 (5.30%) Service Analyst
8 29 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
9 27 (4.77%) Designer
9 27 (4.77%) Solutions Designer
10 26 (4.59%) Support Engineer
11 22 (3.89%) Administrator
11 22 (3.89%) Consultant
12 21 (3.71%) Azure Engineer
12 21 (3.71%) C# Developer
13 19 (3.36%) 2nd Line Support
14 18 (3.18%) Microsoft Engineer
15 17 (3.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 17 (3.00%) Service Desk Support
16 16 (2.83%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.19%) .NET
2 48 (8.48%) Web Services
3 39 (6.89%) CSS
3 39 (6.89%) XML
4 35 (6.18%) HTML
5 25 (4.42%) ASP.NET
6 24 (4.24%) Ajax
7 23 (4.06%) REST
7 23 (4.06%) WCF
8 20 (3.53%) jQuery
9 19 (3.36%) .NET Framework
10 18 (3.18%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (2.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 16 (2.83%) Middleware
12 15 (2.65%) SOAP
13 14 (2.47%) Kendo UI
14 13 (2.30%) Entity Framework
14 13 (2.30%) JSON
15 12 (2.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 10 (1.77%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.59%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.77%) User Experience
5 8 (1.41%) Derivative
5 8 (1.41%) Replication
6 6 (1.06%) Clustering
6 6 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.06%) iPad
7 5 (0.88%) SWIFT
8 4 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.71%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.53%) NHS
9 3 (0.53%) PKI
9 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) BYOD
10 2 (0.35%) Fintech
10 2 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 257 (45.41%) Windows
2 105 (18.55%) Windows Server
3 73 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (10.60%) Windows 10
5 59 (10.42%) Linux
6 56 (9.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (8.66%) Windows 7
8 32 (5.65%) Unix
9 23 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.59%) AIX
11 8 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (1.41%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.24%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.88%) Windows NT
13 5 (0.88%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.71%) Solaris
15 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (18.73%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (10.42%) ITIL
3 49 (8.66%) Project Management
4 44 (7.77%) Migration
5 41 (7.24%) MVC
6 37 (6.54%) Scrum
6 37 (6.54%) SDLC
6 37 (6.54%) Test Automation
7 36 (6.36%) TOGAF
8 33 (5.83%) Service Delivery
9 29 (5.12%) Software Engineering
10 28 (4.95%) DevOps
11 24 (4.24%) CRM
12 23 (4.06%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (3.89%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (3.36%) Service Management
14 19 (3.36%) Web Development
15 17 (3.00%) Change Management
15 17 (3.00%) OOP
16 16 (2.83%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 90 (15.90%) PowerShell
2 87 (15.37%) C#
3 77 (13.60%) SQL
4 66 (11.66%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.95%) Java
6 26 (4.59%) Python
7 22 (3.89%) TypeScript
8 17 (3.00%) F#
8 17 (3.00%) T-SQL
9 15 (2.65%) C
10 12 (2.12%) C++
11 7 (1.24%) VBScript
12 6 (1.06%) Ruby
13 4 (0.71%) ES6
13 4 (0.71%) Lua
14 3 (0.53%) Perl
14 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.53%) VBA
15 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 122 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 88 (15.55%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.77%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.36%) Degree
6 18 (3.18%) MCSE
7 16 (2.83%) ISEB
8 8 (1.41%) A+ Certification
8 8 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.41%) ISTQB
8 8 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.41%) MCSA
9 6 (1.06%) CCNP
9 6 (1.06%) MCITP
10 5 (0.88%) CCNA
10 5 (0.88%) PMP
11 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.36%) SLA
2 13 (2.30%) QA
3 6 (1.06%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.71%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) GAAP
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (25.27%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.72%) Hyper-V
2 55 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (7.60%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (6.18%) XenDesktop
5 33 (5.83%) XenServer
6 28 (4.95%) vSphere
7 14 (2.47%) Docker
8 7 (1.24%) XenApp
9 6 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.18%) UAG
12 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 24 (4.24%) SCCM
2 11 (1.94%) SCOM
3 8 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.24%) WSUS
5 6 (1.06%) NetBackup
6 5 (0.88%) AirWatch
6 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.71%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.53%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.53%) vCenter Server
8 3 (0.53%) vRealize
9 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.35%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.35%) Puppet
9 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 121 (21.38%) VMware
2 65 (11.48%) Citrix
3 44 (7.77%) Cisco
4 35 (6.18%) HP
5 27 (4.77%) Oracle
6 18 (3.18%) Telerik
7 17 (3.00%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.65%) SAP
9 14 (2.47%) Symantec
10 12 (2.12%) McAfee
10 12 (2.12%) Veeam
11 11 (1.94%) Software AG
11 11 (1.94%) webMethods
12 10 (1.77%) Avaya
13 9 (1.59%) IBM
14 8 (1.41%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.24%) Lumension
15 7 (1.24%) Remedy
16 6 (1.06%) Meraki
16 6 (1.06%) NetApp