Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 552 525 622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 14.77% 14.33% 14.84%
As % of the Vendors category 27.60% 26.29% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 337 364
Hampshire median daily rate £381 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +8.70% -1.43%
10th Percentile £152 £231 £213
90th Percentile £500 £488 £477
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £373
% change year-on-year +6.67% +0.60% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 56 45
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.71 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.75% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.40 £10.28
90th Percentile £46.08 £44.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £15.86 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.69% -5.33% -6.25%

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 2,000 1,997 2,249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 53.52% 54.52% 53.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,102 1,248 1,399
Hampshire median daily rate £410 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £263
90th Percentile £531 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +3.16% +3.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 98 104
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.38 £18.88 £22.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.67% -14.67% +35.49%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.78 £11.24
90th Percentile £46.69 £49.28 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.72
% change year-on-year +12.90% -12.54% +5.12%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +3 111 £400 +52.24% 29
Southampton +2 65 £389 +3.67% 35
Havant +3 57 £438 +6.06% 3
Portsmouth 0 52 £388 -11.43% 22
Farnborough +9 37 £400 - 20
Andover +15 30 £363 -14.71% 4
Winchester -5 29 £340 -15.00% 9
Hook +1 28 £391 +16.79% 3
Fareham +5 27 £362 +24.83% 11
Eastleigh -1 8 £338 +165.10% 9
Fleet +1 5 £400 - 2
Petersfield -1 3 £210 +121.05% 4
Gosport - 3 - - 1
Waterlooville - 3 - - 2
Aldershot - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 261 (47.28%) Windows
2 187 (33.88%) Active Directory
3 159 (28.80%) VMware
4 155 (28.08%) Security Cleared
5 138 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 124 (22.46%) Windows Server
7 109 (19.75%) SQL Server
8 104 (18.84%) SC Cleared
9 98 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 92 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
12 84 (15.22%) .NET
12 84 (15.22%) SharePoint
13 82 (14.86%) SQL
14 73 (13.22%) ITIL
14 73 (13.22%) HP
14 73 (13.22%) Citrix
15 71 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 68 (12.32%) PowerShell
17 66 (11.96%) Office 365
18 62 (11.23%) C#
19 61 (11.05%) Cisco
20 59 (10.69%) Oracle
21 54 (9.78%) vSphere
22 53 (9.60%) Linux
23 51 (9.24%) Web Services
23 51 (9.24%) Hyper-V
24 49 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
24 49 (8.88%) Windows 7
24 49 (8.88%) MS Exchange

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 84 (15.22%) SharePoint
2 49 (8.88%) MS Exchange
3 43 (7.79%) Skype for Business
4 28 (5.07%) IIS
5 17 (3.08%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (2.17%) Apache
7 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.18%) CMS
13 1 (0.18%) nginx
13 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.18%) SAS
13 1 (0.18%) uWSGI
13 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 138 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (6.70%) Microsoft Project
3 30 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (2.17%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.18%) NUKE
8 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 32 (5.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.72%) Primavera
4 3 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 91 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (11.96%) Office 365
3 20 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.26%) PaaS
5 15 (2.72%) IaaS
6 13 (2.36%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
7 12 (2.17%) SaaS
8 7 (1.27%) Yammer
9 6 (1.09%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.91%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.54%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
13 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
13 1 (0.18%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.88%) Firewall
2 44 (7.97%) DNS
3 41 (7.43%) Skype
4 35 (6.34%) SAN
5 27 (4.89%) DHCP
6 24 (4.35%) PuTTY
6 24 (4.35%) WinSCP
7 23 (4.17%) VPN
8 15 (2.72%) WAN
9 14 (2.54%) NetScaler
9 14 (2.54%) Wireless
10 12 (2.17%) Internet
10 12 (2.17%) TCP/IP
11 11 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (1.99%) LAN
12 7 (1.27%) IP Telephony
12 7 (1.27%) Network Security
13 6 (1.09%) Cisco ISE
13 6 (1.09%) DMZ
13 6 (1.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (19.75%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.70%) Oracle Database
3 30 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (5.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 28 (5.07%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (4.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 20 (3.62%) MySQL
7 16 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.45%) Power BI
10 7 (1.27%) DB2
10 7 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.09%) GIS
11 6 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.91%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 36 (6.52%) Selenium
2 33 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 28 (5.07%) SoapUI
4 25 (4.53%) Oracle APEX
5 24 (4.35%) Ant
5 24 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 24 (4.35%) TestNG
6 23 (4.17%) HP UFT
6 23 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 15 (2.72%) LoadRunner
8 11 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (1.63%) MSI
9 9 (1.63%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.09%) Microsoft Blend
11 4 (0.72%) Git (software)
11 4 (0.72%) StarTeam
12 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
13 2 (0.36%) Subversion
13 2 (0.36%) WebDriver
13 2 (0.36%) WiX
General
1 44 (7.97%) Finance
2 14 (2.54%) Retail
3 11 (1.99%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.81%) Advertising
5 8 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.27%) Billing
7 6 (1.09%) German Language
7 6 (1.09%) Marketing
8 5 (0.91%) Banking
8 5 (0.91%) French Language
9 4 (0.72%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.54%) Military
11 2 (0.36%) Back Office
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Automotive
12 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 80 (14.49%) Analyst
1 80 (14.49%) Developer
2 40 (7.25%) Architect
3 35 (6.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (5.80%) Project Manager
5 28 (5.07%) Support Engineer
6 21 (3.80%) Service Analyst
7 20 (3.62%) Consultant
7 20 (3.62%) Test Analyst
8 19 (3.44%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (3.44%) Software Developer
9 17 (3.08%) Build Engineer
10 16 (2.90%) 1st Line Support
10 16 (2.90%) Microsoft Developer
11 15 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (2.72%) Designer
11 15 (2.72%) IT Engineer
11 15 (2.72%) IT Support
11 15 (2.72%) Support Analyst
11 15 (2.72%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (15.22%) .NET
2 51 (9.24%) Web Services
3 28 (5.07%) HTML
4 21 (3.80%) .NET Framework
5 20 (3.62%) CSS
6 19 (3.44%) SOAP
7 13 (2.36%) ASP.NET
7 13 (2.36%) jQuery
8 12 (2.17%) REST
9 11 (1.99%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.81%) JSON
10 10 (1.81%) Middleware
10 10 (1.81%) WPF
11 9 (1.63%) WCF
12 7 (1.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 6 (1.09%) XML
14 5 (0.91%) Web Services Management
15 4 (0.72%) Entity Framework
15 4 (0.72%) RESTful
15 4 (0.72%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.71%) Self-Motivation
3 23 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.26%) PKI
5 16 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.54%) Derivative
7 11 (1.99%) Clustering
7 11 (1.99%) Driving Licence
8 10 (1.81%) CMDB
8 10 (1.81%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.81%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.09%) e-Learning
11 6 (1.09%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.09%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.91%) SWIFT
12 5 (0.91%) User Experience
13 4 (0.72%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 261 (47.28%) Windows
2 124 (22.46%) Windows Server
3 71 (12.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (9.60%) Linux
5 49 (8.88%) Windows 7
5 49 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (6.70%) Windows 10
7 34 (6.16%) Unix
8 31 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (2.54%) AIX
10 10 (1.81%) Windows Vista
11 8 (1.45%) Solaris
11 8 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.91%) Debian
12 5 (0.91%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.54%) Android
14 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.36%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (13.22%) ITIL
3 42 (7.61%) Project Management
4 41 (7.43%) Test Automation
5 40 (7.25%) Migration
6 37 (6.70%) DevOps
7 35 (6.34%) CRM
7 35 (6.34%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (5.98%) PRINCE2
9 32 (5.80%) Scrum
9 32 (5.80%) Test Scripting
10 29 (5.25%) Service Management
11 27 (4.89%) Change Management
12 26 (4.71%) Collaborative Working
13 25 (4.53%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (4.35%) API Testing
15 23 (4.17%) Defect Tracking
15 23 (4.17%) System Integration Testing
16 22 (3.99%) Service Delivery
16 22 (3.99%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 82 (14.86%) SQL
2 68 (12.32%) PowerShell
3 62 (11.23%) C#
4 36 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.25%) Java
6 25 (4.53%) C
7 23 (4.17%) F#
8 16 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.99%) Python
10 10 (1.81%) C++
11 9 (1.63%) VB
12 8 (1.45%) VBScript
13 4 (0.72%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.72%) VBA
14 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.36%) Perl
14 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.18%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 155 (28.08%) Security Cleared
2 104 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 47 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 30 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 23 (4.17%) ISEB
6 20 (3.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (2.90%) Degree
7 16 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 16 (2.90%) ISTQB
8 12 (2.17%) PMP
9 11 (1.99%) PMI Certification
10 7 (1.27%) MCSE
11 5 (0.91%) CCA
11 5 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.72%) CCNP
12 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.54%) MCP
13 3 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.99%) SLA
2 12 (2.17%) QA
3 10 (1.81%) PMO
4 8 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.36%) GDPR
6 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) GAAP
7 1 (0.18%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 187 (33.88%) Active Directory
2 98 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (9.78%) vSphere
4 51 (9.24%) Hyper-V
5 42 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (2.90%) XenServer
7 15 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 14 (2.54%) XenApp
9 10 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.09%) UAG
11 5 (0.91%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.91%) Docker
12 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.36%) NFS
13 2 (0.36%) vCloud
13 2 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (7.25%) SCCM
2 27 (4.89%) HP ALM
3 23 (4.17%) SCOM
4 18 (3.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (2.72%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (1.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.63%) vRealize
8 8 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.45%) vCenter Server
9 7 (1.27%) WSUS
10 6 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (1.09%) Terraform
11 5 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.72%) MaaS360
12 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.72%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.36%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.36%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 159 (28.80%) VMware
2 73 (13.22%) Citrix
2 73 (13.22%) HP
3 61 (11.05%) Cisco
4 59 (10.69%) Oracle
5 29 (5.25%) Red Hat
6 27 (4.89%) McAfee
7 23 (4.17%) Software AG
7 23 (4.17%) webMethods
8 16 (2.90%) EMC
9 15 (2.72%) SAP
10 14 (2.54%) SolarWinds
10 14 (2.54%) Veeam
11 13 (2.36%) IBM
11 13 (2.36%) Remedy
11 13 (2.36%) ServiceNow
12 12 (2.17%) Lumension
12 12 (2.17%) NetApp
12 12 (2.17%) Symantec
13 11 (1.99%) CheckPoint