Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 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
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 278 540 561
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 15.77% 15.49% 14.98%
As % of the Vendors category 31.20% 32.53% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 302 307
Median daily rate £441 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.82% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £120 £263 £183
90th Percentile £580 £563 £500
South East median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 71 57
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.77% +2.46% -3.15%
10th Percentile £12.79 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £50.80 £55.00 £46.54
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £14.05 £15.86
% change year-on-year +17.44% -11.41% +11.69%

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 891 1,660 1,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 50.54% 47.62% 52.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 1,039 1,081
Median daily rate £450 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +4.12% +2.41%
10th Percentile £258 £281 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £544
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 106 99
Median hourly rate £20.75 £22.56 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.02% +12.80% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.07 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.25 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% +5.88% +6.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Hampshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hampshire

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in Hampshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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
Southampton +7 48 £413 -9.59% 21
Basingstoke +5 39 £500 +60.00% 12
Portsmouth +1 34 £400 -11.11% 14
Havant -2 26 £450 -14.29% 3
Winchester -4 23 £449 +10.84% 8
Andover +7 18 £475 +18.75% 2
Farnborough -3 15 £375 -10.71% 8
Hook +5 10 £105 -67.19% 1
Fareham +15 9 £363 -0.68% 4
Gosport +11 9 £403 +7.53%
Fleet +12 2 - - 1
Aldershot +1 2 £500 +8.11% 2
Bordon - 2 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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.

1 143 (51.44%) Windows
2 111 (39.93%) Active Directory
3 104 (37.41%) Azure
4 71 (25.54%) Security Cleared
5 69 (24.82%) Office 365
6 61 (21.94%) Windows Server
7 56 (20.14%) Migration
8 55 (19.78%) VMware
9 52 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
10 50 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (17.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 46 (16.55%) SC Cleared
13 42 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (14.39%) SQL Server
14 40 (14.39%) SharePoint
15 37 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (13.31%) Skype
16 36 (12.95%) Windows 10
16 36 (12.95%) SCCM
16 36 (12.95%) ITIL
17 34 (12.23%) Data Centre
18 33 (11.87%) AWS
19 32 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (11.51%) High Availability
20 31 (11.15%) PowerShell
20 31 (11.15%) Power Platform
21 30 (10.79%) DevOps
22 29 (10.43%) SQL
23 28 (10.07%) .NET
23 28 (10.07%) Firewall

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 40 (14.39%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.71%) Skype for Business
3 20 (7.19%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.88%) IIS
5 5 (1.80%) CMS
6 4 (1.44%) Confluence
6 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.72%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) Apache
9 1 (0.36%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Spatial
9 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 52 (18.71%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.16%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.08%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.36%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 19 (6.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (3.60%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.80%) SAP ERP
4 4 (1.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 104 (37.41%) Azure
2 69 (24.82%) Office 365
3 33 (11.87%) AWS
4 31 (11.15%) Power Platform
5 17 (6.12%) IaaS
5 17 (6.12%) PaaS
6 16 (5.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (4.68%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (4.68%) SaaS
8 10 (3.60%) PowerApps
9 9 (3.24%) Boomi
10 7 (2.52%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (2.52%) Yammer
11 6 (2.16%) Power Automate
12 4 (1.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
14 2 (0.72%) GitHub
15 1 (0.36%) Lucidchart
15 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 37 (13.31%) Skype
2 28 (10.07%) Firewall
3 26 (9.35%) DNS
4 23 (8.27%) DHCP
5 20 (7.19%) PBX
6 17 (6.12%) LAN
7 15 (5.40%) TCP/IP
8 14 (5.04%) WAN
9 11 (3.96%) Unified Communications
10 10 (3.60%) Internet
10 10 (3.60%) VoIP
11 9 (3.24%) SAN
11 9 (3.24%) VPN
12 7 (2.52%) IP Telephony
12 7 (2.52%) VLAN
13 6 (2.16%) IPsec
13 6 (2.16%) SSL
14 5 (1.80%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (1.44%) MPLS
15 4 (1.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 27 (9.71%) Power BI
3 20 (7.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (3.24%) Big Data
5 9 (3.24%) Data Lake
6 7 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.80%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.80%) SAP BW
8 4 (1.44%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.08%) MySQL
9 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
10 2 (0.72%) HDInsight
10 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.80%) ClearCase
3 5 (1.80%) ClearQuest
4 4 (1.44%) JIRA
4 4 (1.44%) Selenium
5 3 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.72%) GitLab
6 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.72%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.36%) Ant
7 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.36%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.36%) MSI
7 1 (0.36%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 20 (7.19%) Finance
2 18 (6.47%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.52%) Marketing
4 6 (2.16%) Local Government
5 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.08%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Automotive
7 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (16.19%) Architect
2 32 (11.51%) Developer
3 27 (9.71%) Consultant
4 26 (9.35%) Analyst
5 15 (5.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (4.68%) Desktop Support
7 12 (4.32%) Administrator
7 12 (4.32%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (3.96%) Support Engineer
9 10 (3.60%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (2.88%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.88%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (2.88%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (2.88%) ERP Architect
10 8 (2.88%) IT Engineer
11 7 (2.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (2.52%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (2.52%) Technical Consultant
12 6 (2.16%) .NET Developer
12 6 (2.16%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.07%) .NET
2 18 (6.47%) Web Services
3 12 (4.32%) REST
4 11 (3.96%) SOAP
5 6 (2.16%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.16%) HTML
6 5 (1.80%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (1.44%) CSS
7 4 (1.44%) jQuery
7 4 (1.44%) Middleware
7 4 (1.44%) OAuth
7 4 (1.44%) OpenID
7 4 (1.44%) React
7 4 (1.44%) RESTful
8 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.08%) JSON
8 3 (1.08%) LDAP
8 3 (1.08%) SAML
8 3 (1.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.99%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (12.23%) Data Centre
3 27 (9.71%) PKI
4 18 (6.47%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (5.04%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.60%) NHS
8 9 (3.24%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.52%) Clustering
9 7 (2.52%) User Experience
10 6 (2.16%) Driving Licence
10 6 (2.16%) e-Learning
10 6 (2.16%) Podcast
10 6 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.80%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.80%) Tandem
11 5 (1.80%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (1.44%) Life Science
12 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 143 (51.44%) Windows
2 61 (21.94%) Windows Server
3 36 (12.95%) Windows 10
4 32 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (7.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (6.83%) Linux
6 19 (6.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (4.68%) Windows 7
8 9 (3.24%) Android
8 9 (3.24%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.16%) AIX
9 6 (2.16%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.72%) Solaris
14 1 (0.36%) CentOS
14 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.14%) Migration
2 42 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (12.95%) ITIL
4 32 (11.51%) High Availability
5 30 (10.79%) DevOps
6 26 (9.35%) Analytics
7 24 (8.63%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (7.91%) Configuration Management
8 22 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
8 22 (7.91%) Validation
9 21 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (7.19%) CRM
11 18 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 18 (6.47%) Scrum
12 17 (6.12%) Data Modelling
13 15 (5.40%) SDLC
14 14 (5.04%) Data Protection
15 13 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (4.32%) Data Migration
16 12 (4.32%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.15%) PowerShell
2 29 (10.43%) SQL
3 11 (3.96%) C#
4 9 (3.24%) VBScript
5 6 (2.16%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.80%) Java
6 5 (1.80%) VB
7 4 (1.44%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.44%) Python
7 4 (1.44%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.72%) C
8 2 (0.72%) Perl
8 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) C++
9 1 (0.36%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.36%) F#
9 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 71 (25.54%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (16.55%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.47%) DV Cleared
4 18 (6.47%) MCSE
5 15 (5.40%) Degree
6 9 (3.24%) MCSA
7 8 (2.88%) ISEB
7 8 (2.88%) ISTQB
8 7 (2.52%) CCNA
8 7 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.16%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.08%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.72%) GIAC
12 2 (0.72%) MCP
12 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.72%) PMP
12 2 (0.72%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.16%) QA
2 5 (1.80%) GDPR
3 4 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.08%) GxP
5 2 (0.72%) HL7
5 2 (0.72%) NCSC
5 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 111 (39.93%) Active Directory
2 37 (13.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.76%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.40%) vSphere
5 13 (4.68%) XenApp
6 8 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.80%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (1.44%) Docker
9 4 (1.44%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.08%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.72%) NFS
11 2 (0.72%) Snort
11 2 (0.72%) vCloud
12 1 (0.36%) RHEV
12 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (12.95%) SCCM
2 8 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (2.88%) SCOM
2 8 (2.88%) WSUS
3 7 (2.52%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (2.52%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.52%) vRealize
4 6 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.16%) SCDPM
5 5 (1.80%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (1.80%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.44%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (1.08%) Ansible
7 3 (1.08%) HP ALM
7 3 (1.08%) Puppet
7 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (19.78%) VMware
2 26 (9.35%) Citrix
3 21 (7.55%) SAP
4 17 (6.12%) Oracle
5 15 (5.40%) Sonus
6 13 (4.68%) Cisco
6 13 (4.68%) Dell
7 12 (4.32%) McAfee
8 11 (3.96%) HP
9 8 (2.88%) IBM
10 7 (2.52%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.16%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.80%) Apple
12 5 (1.80%) Remedy
13 4 (1.44%) Lotus
13 4 (1.44%) MobileIron
13 4 (1.44%) Progress
13 4 (1.44%) Sparx
13 4 (1.44%) Symantec
14 3 (1.08%) Polycom