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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
South East / Hampshire
Rank 6 6 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 272 313 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 14.61% 14.36% 15.88%
As % of the Vendors category 27.78% 27.03% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 186 200
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £224 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 19 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £23.00 £27.90
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 Hampshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 979 1158 977
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 52.58% 53.14% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 745 516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 70
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.19 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton +4 41 £350 +12.00% 21
Portsmouth +2 32 £450 +59.29% 17
Basingstoke -6 24 £250 -23.07% 13
Winchester -10 18 £413 +19.56% 4
Havant +6 17 £456 +34.19% 2
Hook -6 14 £320 -1.53% 1
Andover - 12 £425 - 1
Fareham -3 11 £330 +43.47% 13
Farnborough +3 10 £400 -11.11% 6
Eastleigh 0 2 £226 +96.73%
Ringwood - 2 - -
Microsoft
South East

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 199 (36.65%) Windows
2 188 (34.62%) Security Cleared
3 166 (30.57%) MS Excel
4 152 (27.99%) Active Directory
5 145 (26.70%) SC Cleared
6 141 (25.97%) SQL
7 132 (24.31%) MS Office
8 124 (22.84%) SQL Server
9 117 (21.55%) VMware
10 92 (16.94%) Windows Server
11 91 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 86 (15.84%) .NET
13 76 (14.00%) C#
13 76 (14.00%) ITIL
14 73 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
15 69 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 67 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
17 60 (11.05%) PowerShell
18 57 (10.50%) XML
19 54 (9.94%) SharePoint
20 52 (9.58%) Oracle
20 52 (9.58%) Finance
20 52 (9.58%) Skype for Business
20 52 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
21 51 (9.39%) Windows 7
21 51 (9.39%) Linux
22 50 (9.21%) Cisco
23 48 (8.84%) MVC
23 48 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
24 46 (8.47%) ASP.NET

Microsoft
Top Related 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 54 (9.94%) SharePoint
2 52 (9.58%) Skype for Business
3 44 (8.10%) MS Exchange
4 34 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.16%) IIS
6 14 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.29%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.92%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (0.92%) SAS
10 4 (0.74%) Apache
10 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.55%) CMS
11 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.55%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.55%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 166 (30.57%) MS Excel
2 132 (24.31%) MS Office
3 34 (6.26%) MS Project
4 21 (3.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (3.68%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS
7 2 (0.37%) SPSS Modeler
Business Applications
1 7 (1.29%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.37%) Primavera
4 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (7.92%) Office 365
3 19 (3.50%) IaaS
4 18 (3.31%) PaaS
5 8 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.29%) Boomi
7 4 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.74%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.74%) SaaS
8 3 (0.55%) Mailgun
9 1 (0.18%) G Suite
9 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.00%) DNS
2 34 (6.26%) Firewall
2 34 (6.26%) Skype
3 30 (5.52%) SAN
4 21 (3.87%) LAN
5 19 (3.50%) LDAP
5 19 (3.50%) TCP/IP
6 18 (3.31%) NetScaler
7 16 (2.95%) DHCP
8 15 (2.76%) VoIP
8 15 (2.76%) WAN
9 14 (2.58%) Kerberos
10 12 (2.21%) X.500
11 11 (2.03%) NAS
12 10 (1.84%) VPN
13 8 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.47%) Internet
13 8 (1.47%) Wireless
14 6 (1.10%) SSL
14 6 (1.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 29 (5.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (5.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (3.68%) Oracle Database
7 17 (3.13%) MySQL
7 17 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.95%) MS Access
9 15 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (2.39%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 12 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.10%) Big Data
16 5 (0.92%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 43 (7.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (3.68%) Visual Studio
3 17 (3.13%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.03%) JIRA
5 9 (1.66%) Selenium
6 8 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.29%) MSI
7 7 (1.29%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 4 (0.74%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.74%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.74%) Moq
9 4 (0.74%) MSTest
9 4 (0.74%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.74%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.74%) webpack
10 3 (0.55%) Ant
General
1 52 (9.58%) Finance
2 28 (5.16%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.58%) Military
3 14 (2.58%) Retail
4 13 (2.39%) Advertising
4 13 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.47%) Marketing
6 6 (1.10%) Electronics
7 5 (0.92%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.92%) Publishing
7 5 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.55%) Back Office
8 3 (0.55%) Banking
8 3 (0.55%) French Language
8 3 (0.55%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) German Language
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 87 (16.02%) Developer
2 82 (15.10%) Analyst
3 49 (9.02%) Architect
4 44 (8.10%) Project Manager
5 39 (7.18%) .NET Developer
6 34 (6.26%) Consultant
7 25 (4.60%) Service Analyst
7 25 (4.60%) Support Engineer
8 22 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
9 21 (3.87%) Microsoft Developer
9 21 (3.87%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (3.50%) DBA
10 19 (3.50%) Support Analyst
11 16 (2.95%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (2.76%) Active Directory Engineer
13 14 (2.58%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.58%) IT Support
13 14 (2.58%) Software Developer
13 14 (2.58%) SQL Developer
14 13 (2.39%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (15.84%) .NET
2 57 (10.50%) XML
3 46 (8.47%) ASP.NET
4 34 (6.26%) HTML
5 32 (5.89%) WCF
6 25 (4.60%) CSS
7 23 (4.24%) Web Services
8 21 (3.87%) Ajax
9 18 (3.31%) .NET Framework
9 18 (3.31%) jQuery
10 16 (2.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 13 (2.39%) REST
13 12 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 12 (2.21%) ASP.NET Web API
14 11 (2.03%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.66%) LINQ
16 8 (1.47%) LINQ to SQL
17 7 (1.29%) Kendo UI
18 6 (1.10%) React
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.34%) Replication
3 27 (4.97%) PKI
4 26 (4.79%) Data Centre
5 16 (2.95%) Clustering
5 16 (2.95%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.58%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.03%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.84%) EMC VMAX
8 10 (1.84%) EMC VNX
8 10 (1.84%) N-Tier
8 10 (1.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.92%) HACMP
10 5 (0.92%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.74%) Life Science
11 4 (0.74%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.74%) Smartcard
11 4 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 199 (36.65%) Windows
2 92 (16.94%) Windows Server
3 91 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (9.39%) Linux
5 51 (9.39%) Windows 7
6 23 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (4.24%) Unix
6 23 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (3.13%) Windows 10
8 12 (2.21%) AIX
9 9 (1.66%) Windows XP
10 7 (1.29%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.92%) Solaris
13 4 (0.74%) Android
13 4 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.55%) CentOS
15 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.00%) ITIL
2 73 (13.44%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (8.84%) MVC
4 45 (8.29%) Project Management
5 42 (7.73%) Migration
6 39 (7.18%) Customer Requirements
7 36 (6.63%) Business Intelligence
8 32 (5.89%) Change Management
9 30 (5.52%) Scrum
9 30 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 22 (4.05%) DevOps
10 22 (4.05%) PRINCE2
11 21 (3.87%) Service Management
11 21 (3.87%) TOGAF
12 19 (3.50%) Analytics
12 19 (3.50%) Configuration Management
12 19 (3.50%) Programme Management
13 17 (3.13%) SDLC
13 17 (3.13%) Software Engineering
13 17 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 141 (25.97%) SQL
2 76 (14.00%) C#
3 60 (11.05%) PowerShell
4 38 (7.00%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.34%) VBScript
6 25 (4.60%) VBA
7 22 (4.05%) VB
8 16 (2.95%) T-SQL
9 15 (2.76%) Java
10 13 (2.39%) C
11 11 (2.03%) TypeScript
11 11 (2.03%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.66%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.47%) C++
14 7 (1.29%) Perl
15 5 (0.92%) F#
15 5 (0.92%) PHP
15 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.74%) ES6
17 2 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 188 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 145 (26.70%) SC Cleared
3 48 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.97%) Degree
5 19 (3.50%) MCITP
6 18 (3.31%) MCSA
7 17 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.21%) ISEB
9 11 (2.03%) MCP
9 11 (2.03%) MCTS
10 10 (1.84%) ISTQB
11 9 (1.66%) PMP
12 7 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 7 (1.29%) MCSE
12 7 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.92%) CCNA
15 4 (0.74%) HND
15 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.13%) SLA
2 16 (2.95%) PMO
3 10 (1.84%) QA
4 5 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.74%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.74%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.74%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) GPG13
7 1 (0.18%) RMADS
System Software
1 152 (27.99%) Active Directory
2 69 (12.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.63%) Hyper-V
4 33 (6.08%) vSphere
5 22 (4.05%) XenDesktop
6 21 (3.87%) VMware ESX
6 21 (3.87%) XenServer
7 19 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (2.39%) XenApp
9 12 (2.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 9 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.92%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.92%) vCloud
13 4 (0.74%) Firmware
14 3 (0.55%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.55%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.37%) Docker
15 2 (0.37%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 37 (6.81%) SCCM
2 22 (4.05%) SCOM
3 10 (1.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (1.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 9 (1.66%) Data Guard
4 9 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.92%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.74%) vRealize
7 4 (0.74%) WSUS
8 3 (0.55%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.55%) SafeCom
8 3 (0.55%) SCSM
9 2 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 117 (21.55%) VMware
2 52 (9.58%) Oracle
3 50 (9.21%) Cisco
4 40 (7.37%) Citrix
5 36 (6.63%) Red Hat
6 27 (4.97%) HP
7 14 (2.58%) SAP
8 13 (2.39%) Dell
8 13 (2.39%) EMC
8 13 (2.39%) NetApp
9 11 (2.03%) Remedy
9 11 (2.03%) Telerik
10 10 (1.84%) IBM
11 8 (1.47%) Juniper
12 7 (1.29%) ESRI
12 7 (1.29%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.10%) Sonus
14 5 (0.92%) Google
15 4 (0.74%) Lotus
15 4 (0.74%) Sophos
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £9.00 - £9.45 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + experience dependant
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 26 days ago