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 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 5
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 250 299 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 14.23% 15.23% 15.92%
As % of the Vendors category 25.51% 27.71% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 162 220
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £236 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +3.57% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.45 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.63% +16.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.80 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £38.50 £21.88
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 Hampshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 980 1079 1013
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 55.78% 54.97% 47.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 667 625
Median daily rate £414 £385 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 64 69
Median hourly rate £14.00 £35.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.56% +136.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.00 £11.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £52.50 £40.00
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 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 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 June 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
Basingstoke -3 52 £340 +1.04% 9
Portsmouth +4 36 £325 -21.21% 20
Southampton +3 27 £338 -10.00% 17
Winchester -1 17 £373 +6.50% 10
Hook -3 14 £404 +23.01% 3
Fareham +4 10 £400 +29.03% 9
Havant +3 8 £475 -2.56% 1
Andover +5 7 £495 +41.42% 1
Farnborough +5 6 £400 - 8
Petersfield - 2 £95 -
Ringwood - 2 £144 -
Eastleigh +1 1 - - 2
Microsoft
South East

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

1 208 (39.85%) Windows
2 173 (33.14%) Security Cleared
3 128 (24.52%) SC Cleared
4 122 (23.37%) SQL Server
5 121 (23.18%) SQL
6 118 (22.61%) Active Directory
7 116 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
8 99 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
9 96 (18.39%) VMware
10 88 (16.86%) C#
11 86 (16.48%) Windows Server
12 84 (16.09%) .NET
13 76 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 73 (13.98%) Microsoft Excel
15 67 (12.84%) ITIL
16 63 (12.07%) SharePoint
17 60 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
18 58 (11.11%) Linux
19 56 (10.73%) JavaScript
20 53 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
21 51 (9.77%) Skype for Business
21 51 (9.77%) Office 365
21 51 (9.77%) Oracle
21 51 (9.77%) MVC
22 50 (9.58%) Finance
22 50 (9.58%) PowerShell
23 47 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
24 46 (8.81%) MS Exchange
25 44 (8.43%) ASP.NET
25 44 (8.43%) DevOps

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 63 (12.07%) SharePoint
2 51 (9.77%) Skype for Business
3 46 (8.81%) MS Exchange
4 24 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.02%) IIS
6 19 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.34%) Apache
9 6 (1.15%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
10 5 (0.96%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.77%) Commerce Server
11 4 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.57%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.57%) JBoss
12 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 116 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 73 (13.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (5.36%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.53%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.38%) SPSS
7 2 (0.38%) SPSS Modeler
8 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (1.53%) Primavera
1 8 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.34%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) HFM
6 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 60 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (9.77%) Office 365
3 24 (4.60%) PaaS
4 20 (3.83%) IaaS
5 8 (1.53%) SaaS
6 7 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.57%) Mailgun
9 2 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (8.05%) Firewall
2 30 (5.75%) Skype
3 29 (5.56%) DNS
4 26 (4.98%) LAN
5 25 (4.79%) WAN
6 22 (4.21%) SAN
7 21 (4.02%) NetScaler
8 18 (3.45%) Wireless
9 15 (2.87%) TCP/IP
10 14 (2.68%) VPN
11 12 (2.30%) DHCP
12 10 (1.92%) VoIP
13 9 (1.72%) LDAP
14 8 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.53%) Internet
15 7 (1.34%) Network Security
15 7 (1.34%) SSL
16 6 (1.15%) Unified Communications
17 5 (0.96%) NAS
17 5 (0.96%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (23.37%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (3.45%) MySQL
5 18 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 18 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 14 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.49%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.53%) Big Data
13 7 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.15%) MS Access
14 6 (1.15%) NoSQL
14 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 47 (9.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 14 (2.68%) Selenium
4 12 (2.30%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.72%) JIRA
5 9 (1.72%) SoapUI
5 9 (1.72%) SpecFlow
5 9 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (1.34%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.96%) Ant
8 5 (0.96%) MSI
9 4 (0.77%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.77%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.77%) HP UFT
9 4 (0.77%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.77%) NUnit
9 4 (0.77%) Toad
General
1 50 (9.58%) Finance
2 28 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.64%) Retail
4 15 (2.87%) Advertising
4 15 (2.87%) Military
5 14 (2.68%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.92%) Marketing
7 9 (1.72%) Electronics
8 8 (1.53%) Back Office
9 5 (0.96%) Publishing
10 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.57%) Banking
11 3 (0.57%) Local Government
11 3 (0.57%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.38%) Legal
13 1 (0.19%) Billing
13 1 (0.19%) French Language
13 1 (0.19%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (16.28%) Developer
2 70 (13.41%) Analyst
3 43 (8.24%) Architect
4 42 (8.05%) .NET Developer
5 29 (5.56%) Consultant
6 23 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 22 (4.21%) C# Developer
7 22 (4.21%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (3.83%) Service Analyst
10 19 (3.64%) Designer
11 18 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 18 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (3.45%) Solutions Designer
12 17 (3.26%) DBA
13 14 (2.68%) Software Developer
14 13 (2.49%) Desktop Support
14 13 (2.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 13 (2.49%) Monitoring Specialist
14 13 (2.49%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (16.09%) .NET
2 44 (8.43%) ASP.NET
3 41 (7.85%) XML
4 40 (7.66%) Web Services
5 36 (6.90%) CSS
6 32 (6.13%) HTML
7 27 (5.17%) jQuery
8 24 (4.60%) .NET Framework
8 24 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (4.21%) WCF
10 21 (4.02%) ASP.NET Web API
11 20 (3.83%) Ajax
12 19 (3.64%) REST
13 17 (3.26%) SOAP
14 16 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 13 (2.49%) AngularJS
16 11 (2.11%) Entity Framework
17 10 (1.92%) Kendo UI
17 10 (1.92%) Middleware
18 8 (1.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.21%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.21%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.45%) Clustering
4 17 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 15 (2.87%) PKI
5 15 (2.87%) Replication
6 13 (2.49%) Driving Licence
7 12 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.92%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.34%) Derivative
10 6 (1.15%) Smart Meter
11 5 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.96%) HACMP
11 5 (0.96%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.96%) W3C
12 4 (0.77%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.77%) Life Science
12 4 (0.77%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 208 (39.85%) Windows
2 86 (16.48%) Windows Server
3 76 (14.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (11.11%) Linux
5 42 (8.05%) Windows 7
5 42 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.90%) Unix
7 28 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (3.64%) Windows 10
10 11 (2.11%) Windows XP
11 8 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 7 (1.34%) Android
12 7 (1.34%) Solaris
13 6 (1.15%) AIX
14 5 (0.96%) CentOS
14 5 (0.96%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (12.84%) ITIL
3 51 (9.77%) MVC
4 44 (8.43%) DevOps
5 40 (7.66%) Scrum
6 37 (7.09%) Project Management
7 34 (6.51%) SDLC
8 29 (5.56%) Migration
8 29 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (4.79%) Software Engineering
9 25 (4.79%) TOGAF
10 24 (4.60%) Configuration Management
11 23 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (4.02%) Customer Requirements
13 19 (3.64%) Change Management
13 19 (3.64%) Programme Management
13 19 (3.64%) Test Automation
14 17 (3.26%) Web Development
15 16 (3.07%) Process Improvement
15 16 (3.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (23.18%) SQL
2 88 (16.86%) C#
3 56 (10.73%) JavaScript
4 50 (9.58%) PowerShell
5 24 (4.60%) C
5 24 (4.60%) T-SQL
6 17 (3.26%) Java
6 17 (3.26%) VB
7 15 (2.87%) TypeScript
7 15 (2.87%) VBScript
8 10 (1.92%) C++
9 9 (1.72%) VBA
10 7 (1.34%) F#
11 6 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.77%) ES6
13 4 (0.77%) PHP
13 4 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.57%) Perl
14 3 (0.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 173 (33.14%) Security Cleared
2 128 (24.52%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (5.56%) Degree
5 28 (5.36%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.87%) ISEB
7 13 (2.49%) MCSE
8 12 (2.30%) MCITP
8 12 (2.30%) MCSA
9 11 (2.11%) ISTQB
10 9 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.34%) PMP
12 6 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.96%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.77%) CFA
14 4 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
15 3 (0.57%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.49%) PMO
2 10 (1.92%) SLA
3 9 (1.72%) JSP 440
4 8 (1.53%) QA
5 4 (0.77%) Def Stans
5 4 (0.77%) IEC 61508
5 4 (0.77%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) GPG13
7 1 (0.19%) MiFID
System Software
1 118 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 53 (10.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 21 (4.02%) vSphere
5 21 (4.02%) XenDesktop
6 20 (3.83%) XenServer
7 12 (2.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 10 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.72%) Docker
9 9 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.34%) XenApp
11 5 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.96%) vCloud
12 4 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.57%) ProxySG
13 3 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.38%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (4.98%) SCOM
2 22 (4.21%) SCCM
3 8 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (1.34%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.34%) vRealize
5 6 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (0.96%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.96%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (0.77%) WSUS
8 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.38%) Ansible
9 2 (0.38%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 96 (18.39%) VMware
2 51 (9.77%) Oracle
3 39 (7.47%) Cisco
4 37 (7.09%) Citrix
5 35 (6.70%) HP
6 31 (5.94%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.26%) SAP
8 15 (2.87%) Telerik
9 12 (2.30%) IBM
9 12 (2.30%) McAfee
9 12 (2.30%) Remedy
10 10 (1.92%) NetApp
11 8 (1.53%) Google
11 8 (1.53%) Veritas
12 7 (1.34%) ESRI
12 7 (1.34%) Juniper
12 7 (1.34%) Lumension
12 7 (1.34%) Nintex
13 5 (0.96%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.96%) ServiceNow
Hampshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day, Benefits Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £390 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £385 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Posted: 24 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Posted: 17 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £25,070 to £57,300 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago