Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 597 545 665
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 15.60% 14.54% 15.52%
As % of the Vendors category 29.51% 26.74% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 323 391
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.03%
10th Percentile £188 £180 £214
90th Percentile £530 £488 £519
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 66 55
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.00 £16.13 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -7.59% +21.60%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.45 £9.75
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £14.73 £14.40 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.29% -4.00% -3.23%

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 2,023 2,038 2,354
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 52.88% 54.39% 54.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,146 1,183 1,506
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +5.16% +3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £273
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 123
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.57 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.03% -10.00% +54.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.93 £12.10
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.30 £49.17
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -2.83%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +5 84 £250 -26.42% 23
Southampton 0 78 £413 +17.86% 25
Winchester +2 62 £425 +13.33% 5
Portsmouth -4 52 £441 +33.21% 26
Farnborough +5 46 £400 +28.00% 12
Havant +2 38 £450 -4.00% 4
Fareham -2 25 £375 +6.38% 7
Andover 0 23 £363 -19.44% 4
Hook -1 23 £375 +8.07% 7
Gosport - 12 £450 -
Eastleigh +3 11 £413 +223.53% 4
Fleet - 7 £400 - 4
Ringwood +1 5 £155 +7.83% 5
Aldershot - 4 £465 - 7
Petersfield -3 2 £170 +78.95% 1
Wallington -1 1 - -
Waterlooville - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 250 (41.88%) Windows
2 170 (28.48%) VMware
3 168 (28.14%) Security Cleared
4 167 (27.97%) Active Directory
5 157 (26.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 151 (25.29%) Windows Server
7 140 (23.45%) SC Cleared
8 133 (22.28%) Microsoft Office
9 131 (21.94%) SQL Server
9 131 (21.94%) .NET
10 116 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
11 109 (18.26%) SQL
12 101 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 97 (16.25%) Citrix
14 96 (16.08%) C#
15 92 (15.41%) Oracle
16 86 (14.41%) SharePoint
17 83 (13.90%) PowerShell
18 79 (13.23%) HP
19 75 (12.56%) Office 365
20 73 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
21 70 (11.73%) Hyper-V
21 70 (11.73%) Linux
22 67 (11.22%) ITIL
23 61 (10.22%) Migration
23 61 (10.22%) JavaScript
23 61 (10.22%) Windows 10
24 59 (9.88%) SCCM
25 58 (9.72%) Web Services
26 57 (9.55%) Finance

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 86 (14.41%) SharePoint
2 40 (6.70%) MS Exchange
3 35 (5.86%) IIS
4 32 (5.36%) Skype for Business
5 17 (2.85%) Apache
5 17 (2.85%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.17%) Apache Solr
8 7 (1.17%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 4 (0.67%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.50%) LiveCycle
12 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 133 (22.28%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (7.71%) Microsoft Project
3 29 (4.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.67%) NUKE
5 4 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 39 (6.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.67%) Primavera
4 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 157 (26.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (12.56%) Office 365
3 30 (5.03%) SaaS
4 27 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (3.85%) PaaS
6 19 (3.18%) IaaS
7 15 (2.51%) Yammer
8 13 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (2.01%) Azure Data Factory
9 12 (2.01%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 9 (1.51%) Serverless
11 6 (1.01%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (0.84%) Boomi
12 5 (0.84%) iPaaS
13 4 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
15 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
15 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (9.21%) DNS
2 48 (8.04%) SAN
3 42 (7.04%) Firewall
4 35 (5.86%) Skype
5 30 (5.03%) DHCP
6 24 (4.02%) PuTTY
6 24 (4.02%) WinSCP
7 17 (2.85%) Internet
7 17 (2.85%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.68%) NetScaler
9 14 (2.35%) LAN
9 14 (2.35%) VPN
10 13 (2.18%) Wireless
11 12 (2.01%) WAN
12 11 (1.84%) VLAN
13 10 (1.68%) SMTP
14 8 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.34%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.17%) Cisco ISE
16 6 (1.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (21.94%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.87%) Oracle Database
3 38 (6.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (5.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 29 (4.86%) Oracle Database 10g
5 29 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 23 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (3.02%) Big Data
9 14 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 14 (2.35%) Data Lake
9 14 (2.35%) Power BI
10 13 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 13 (2.18%) NoSQL
11 12 (2.01%) Geospatial Data
11 12 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.68%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 47 (7.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (7.04%) Visual Studio
3 33 (5.53%) Selenium
4 28 (4.69%) SoapUI
5 27 (4.52%) HP UFT
6 26 (4.36%) Oracle APEX
7 24 (4.02%) SpecFlow
8 22 (3.69%) Ant
8 22 (3.69%) Eclipse
8 22 (3.69%) TestNG
9 16 (2.68%) LoadRunner
10 12 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (1.51%) Git (software)
12 7 (1.17%) JIRA
13 6 (1.01%) MSI
14 5 (0.84%) InstallShield
15 4 (0.67%) Android Studio
15 4 (0.67%) Jenkins
16 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Blend
16 3 (0.50%) StarTeam
General
1 57 (9.55%) Finance
2 17 (2.85%) Telecoms
3 15 (2.51%) Retail
4 6 (1.01%) Billing
4 6 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.01%) Marketing
5 5 (0.84%) Advertising
6 4 (0.67%) Military
7 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.34%) Automotive
7 2 (0.34%) German Language
7 2 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) French Language
8 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (16.42%) Developer
2 84 (14.07%) Analyst
3 62 (10.39%) Architect
4 43 (7.20%) Project Manager
5 29 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 28 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (4.52%) Consultant
8 26 (4.36%) Test Analyst
9 21 (3.52%) Microsoft Developer
9 21 (3.52%) Support Engineer
10 20 (3.35%) Support Analyst
11 19 (3.18%) C# Developer
12 18 (3.02%) .NET Developer
13 17 (2.85%) SharePoint Developer
14 16 (2.68%) Test Engineer
14 16 (2.68%) Wintel Engineer
15 15 (2.51%) IT Engineer
16 14 (2.35%) Azure Architect
16 14 (2.35%) IT Support
16 14 (2.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (21.94%) .NET
2 58 (9.72%) Web Services
3 51 (8.54%) HTML
4 37 (6.20%) ASP.NET
5 33 (5.53%) CSS
6 31 (5.19%) .NET Framework
7 28 (4.69%) ASP.NET Web API
8 25 (4.19%) jQuery
9 20 (3.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 20 (3.35%) REST
9 20 (3.35%) XML
10 19 (3.18%) Middleware
11 17 (2.85%) WCF
12 16 (2.68%) JSON
13 13 (2.18%) Entity Framework
14 12 (2.01%) AngularJS
14 12 (2.01%) SOAP
15 10 (1.68%) .NET Core
16 8 (1.34%) Kafka
16 8 (1.34%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 54 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.52%) Data Centre
3 25 (4.19%) PKI
4 20 (3.35%) Fat Client
4 20 (3.35%) Thin Client
5 14 (2.35%) Clustering
6 11 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.34%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.17%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.17%) Smart Meter
11 6 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.84%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.84%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.84%) W3C
13 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.67%) User Experience
14 3 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 250 (41.88%) Windows
2 151 (25.29%) Windows Server
3 73 (12.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (11.73%) Linux
5 61 (10.22%) Windows 10
6 45 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 42 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (5.86%) Unix
8 35 (5.86%) Windows 7
9 20 (3.35%) AIX
10 18 (3.02%) Windows XP
11 10 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (1.17%) Solaris
13 4 (0.67%) Android
14 3 (0.50%) Debian
15 2 (0.34%) CentOS
15 2 (0.34%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.34%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (19.43%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (11.22%) ITIL
3 61 (10.22%) Migration
4 57 (9.55%) DevOps
5 54 (9.05%) Project Management
6 49 (8.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (8.04%) Scrum
8 47 (7.87%) CRM
9 44 (7.37%) Test Automation
10 38 (6.37%) PRINCE2
11 32 (5.36%) Analytics
12 31 (5.19%) MVC
13 30 (5.03%) Change Management
13 30 (5.03%) SDLC
14 29 (4.86%) Collaborative Working
15 28 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (4.69%) Test Scripting
16 26 (4.36%) System Integration Testing
17 25 (4.19%) Data Modelling
17 25 (4.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (18.26%) SQL
2 96 (16.08%) C#
3 83 (13.90%) PowerShell
4 61 (10.22%) JavaScript
5 34 (5.70%) Java
6 24 (4.02%) F#
7 16 (2.68%) VB
8 13 (2.18%) VBScript
9 12 (2.01%) Python
10 10 (1.68%) C
11 8 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.01%) TypeScript
12 6 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.01%) VBA
13 5 (0.84%) C++
14 4 (0.67%) MATLAB
15 3 (0.50%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.34%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.17%) Perl
17 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 168 (28.14%) Security Cleared
2 140 (23.45%) SC Cleared
3 36 (6.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 30 (5.03%) ISEB
5 28 (4.69%) DV Cleared
6 22 (3.69%) Degree
6 22 (3.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 20 (3.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (3.02%) ISTQB
9 15 (2.51%) PMP
10 12 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (1.84%) PMI Certification
12 10 (1.68%) CCA
12 10 (1.68%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (1.68%) MCSE
13 5 (0.84%) CCNA
13 5 (0.84%) CCNP
13 5 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 5 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.68%) PMO
1 16 (2.68%) QA
2 10 (1.68%) SLA
3 8 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.17%) GDPR
4 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.17%) GCP
7 1 (0.17%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.17%) P3O
System Software
1 167 (27.97%) Active Directory
2 101 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (11.73%) Hyper-V
4 56 (9.38%) vSphere
5 37 (6.20%) XenApp
6 36 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 35 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (3.35%) XenDesktop
9 17 (2.85%) XenServer
10 11 (1.84%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (1.68%) DFS Replication
12 7 (1.17%) Docker
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.34%) Xen
14 1 (0.17%) NDS
14 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (9.88%) SCCM
2 29 (4.86%) HP ALM
3 28 (4.69%) SCOM
4 25 (4.19%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (2.18%) Data Guard
5 13 (2.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (2.01%) Terraform
7 11 (1.84%) vRealize
8 10 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.68%) Puppet
8 10 (1.68%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 8 (1.34%) WSUS
11 7 (1.17%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.84%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
15 2 (0.34%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 170 (28.48%) VMware
2 97 (16.25%) Citrix
3 92 (15.41%) Oracle
4 79 (13.23%) HP
5 49 (8.21%) Red Hat
6 46 (7.71%) Cisco
7 26 (4.36%) Software AG
7 26 (4.36%) webMethods
8 22 (3.69%) IBM
8 22 (3.69%) SAP
9 18 (3.02%) McAfee
10 17 (2.85%) EMC
11 14 (2.35%) Dell
11 14 (2.35%) SolarWinds
12 11 (1.84%) 3PAR
12 11 (1.84%) Tableau
13 10 (1.68%) Remedy
14 9 (1.51%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.34%) Databricks
15 8 (1.34%) NetApp