Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 542 584 614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 15.60% 16.24% 14.70%
As % of the Vendors category 30.21% 29.47% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 393 359
Hampshire median daily rate £369 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £138 £214 £255
90th Percentile £491 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 51 45
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +6.45% +12.73%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £15.23 £14.20 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.25% -13.94% +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 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 1,794 1,982 2,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 51.63% 55.12% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 1,242 1,265
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £251 £263
90th Percentile £538 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.52% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 94 112
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.38 £19.44 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% -23.78% +74.36%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.90 £12.55
90th Percentile £45.00 £54.25 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £19.03
% change year-on-year +13.43% -18.93% +18.94%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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 -2 99 £400 +17.65% 28
Southampton +5 80 £388 +3.33% 39
Portsmouth +1 66 £375 -8.81% 11
Havant +3 48 £450 +69.81% 3
Fareham +3 30 £158 -42.73% 9
Winchester +3 30 £348 -13.13% 9
Hook -10 22 £238 -28.03%
Andover +8 17 £300 -14.29% 4
Farnborough -1 14 £500 +42.86% 16
Petersfield - 7 £135 -
Fleet +7 4 £320 +20.75% 3
Eastleigh +1 4 £325 +73.33% 10
Waterlooville - 4 £158 - 2
Ringwood -3 2 £190 - 2
Bordon - 2 £145 - 1
Lyndhurst - 1 - -
Microsoft
South East

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 264 (48.71%) Windows
2 171 (31.55%) Active Directory
3 134 (24.72%) VMware
4 119 (21.96%) Microsoft Office
5 104 (19.19%) SQL Server
6 102 (18.82%) Windows Server
7 101 (18.63%) Security Cleared
8 82 (15.13%) PowerShell
9 79 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
10 75 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 75 (13.84%) Office 365
11 68 (12.55%) SQL
11 68 (12.55%) SC Cleared
12 67 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 67 (12.36%) SharePoint
13 66 (12.18%) ITIL
14 63 (11.62%) .NET
14 63 (11.62%) Citrix
14 63 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 61 (11.25%) C#
16 58 (10.70%) Skype for Business
16 58 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
17 54 (9.96%) Hyper-V
18 53 (9.78%) Windows 7
18 53 (9.78%) HP
19 51 (9.41%) MS Exchange
19 51 (9.41%) Firewall
19 51 (9.41%) Windows 10
20 50 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
21 49 (9.04%) Cisco

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 67 (12.36%) SharePoint
2 58 (10.70%) Skype for Business
3 51 (9.41%) MS Exchange
4 20 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.58%) IIS
7 10 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.92%) Apache
10 5 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.55%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.18%) CMS
13 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
13 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.18%) nginx
13 1 (0.18%) uWSGI
13 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 119 (21.96%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (4.98%) Microsoft Project
4 20 (3.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (2.40%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 75 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
1 75 (13.84%) Office 365
2 28 (5.17%) PaaS
3 24 (4.43%) IaaS
4 11 (2.03%) OneDrive
4 11 (2.03%) SaaS
5 10 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.37%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.41%) Firewall
2 37 (6.83%) Skype
3 36 (6.64%) TCP/IP
4 33 (6.09%) DNS
5 28 (5.17%) NetScaler
6 26 (4.80%) WAN
7 25 (4.61%) LAN
8 23 (4.24%) VPN
9 20 (3.69%) DHCP
10 18 (3.32%) VoIP
11 15 (2.77%) Network Security
11 15 (2.77%) SAN
12 14 (2.58%) PuTTY
12 14 (2.58%) WinSCP
12 14 (2.58%) Wireless
13 11 (2.03%) IP Telephony
14 8 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.48%) CTI
15 7 (1.29%) Internet
16 5 (0.92%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (19.19%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (3.51%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.32%) MySQL
4 18 (3.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (3.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (2.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.29%) DB2
9 7 (1.29%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.74%) Power BI
12 3 (0.55%) GIS
12 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 30 (5.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 28 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 22 (4.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 20 (3.69%) Selenium
5 18 (3.32%) Eclipse
6 16 (2.95%) Oracle APEX
7 14 (2.58%) Ant
7 14 (2.58%) SoapUI
7 14 (2.58%) TestNG
8 13 (2.40%) HP UFT
8 13 (2.40%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.85%) WiX
10 9 (1.66%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.11%) MSI
12 5 (0.92%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.92%) StarTeam
13 4 (0.74%) NetBeans
14 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Blend
15 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
15 2 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 42 (7.75%) Finance
2 14 (2.58%) Retail
2 14 (2.58%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.21%) Advertising
4 5 (0.92%) Banking
4 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.74%) Aerospace
5 4 (0.74%) Billing
5 4 (0.74%) French Language
5 4 (0.74%) German Language
6 2 (0.37%) Back Office
6 2 (0.37%) Military
7 1 (0.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (14.94%) Developer
2 75 (13.84%) Analyst
3 49 (9.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (6.09%) Architect
5 32 (5.90%) Project Manager
6 26 (4.80%) Designer
6 26 (4.80%) Support Engineer
7 25 (4.61%) Solutions Designer
8 24 (4.43%) Service Analyst
9 23 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (3.87%) Azure Engineer
11 19 (3.51%) Build Engineer
12 18 (3.32%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (2.95%) Administrator
14 16 (2.95%) C# Developer
14 16 (2.95%) Consultant
14 16 (2.95%) Microsoft Engineer
14 16 (2.95%) Software Developer
15 14 (2.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (11.62%) .NET
2 36 (6.64%) Web Services
3 21 (3.87%) XML
4 19 (3.51%) HTML
4 19 (3.51%) SOAP
5 16 (2.95%) CSS
6 15 (2.77%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.58%) WCF
8 11 (2.03%) JSON
9 10 (1.85%) ASP.NET
9 10 (1.85%) REST
10 9 (1.66%) Ajax
10 9 (1.66%) Middleware
11 8 (1.48%) jQuery
11 8 (1.48%) WPF
12 6 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.11%) Kendo UI
13 5 (0.92%) AngularJS
13 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
13 5 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (6.09%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.95%) Derivative
4 12 (2.21%) Driving Licence
5 10 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 10 (1.85%) User Experience
6 9 (1.66%) CMDB
7 8 (1.48%) Replication
8 7 (1.29%) e-Learning
8 7 (1.29%) PKI
9 6 (1.11%) iPad
10 5 (0.92%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.92%) Smartphone
10 5 (0.92%) SWIFT
10 5 (0.92%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.55%) Clustering
11 3 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 264 (48.71%) Windows
2 102 (18.82%) Windows Server
3 63 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (9.78%) Windows 7
6 51 (9.41%) Windows 10
7 48 (8.86%) Linux
8 33 (6.09%) Unix
9 22 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.21%) AIX
11 9 (1.66%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.11%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.92%) Solaris
14 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.92%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.37%) Debian
15 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (12.18%) ITIL
3 43 (7.93%) Migration
4 41 (7.56%) Project Management
5 35 (6.46%) TOGAF
6 34 (6.27%) Test Automation
7 29 (5.35%) Service Delivery
8 24 (4.43%) Change Management
9 22 (4.06%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (4.06%) CRM
9 22 (4.06%) Software Engineering
9 22 (4.06%) User Stories
10 21 (3.87%) PRINCE2
10 21 (3.87%) SDLC
10 21 (3.87%) Service Management
11 20 (3.69%) Incident Management
12 18 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (3.32%) Test Scripting
13 17 (3.14%) DevOps
13 17 (3.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 82 (15.13%) PowerShell
2 68 (12.55%) SQL
3 61 (11.25%) C#
4 31 (5.72%) JavaScript
5 27 (4.98%) C
6 22 (4.06%) Java
6 22 (4.06%) Python
7 16 (2.95%) T-SQL
8 13 (2.40%) C++
8 13 (2.40%) F#
9 7 (1.29%) VBScript
10 5 (0.92%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.74%) Lua
12 3 (0.55%) Perl
12 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.37%) Ruby
14 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 101 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 68 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (5.72%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.51%) Degree
6 17 (3.14%) MCSE
7 14 (2.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (2.03%) ISEB
9 10 (1.85%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.85%) PMP
10 9 (1.66%) ISTQB
11 8 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.29%) CCNP
12 7 (1.29%) MCSA
13 6 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.92%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.92%) CCNA
14 5 (0.92%) MCITP
15 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.43%) SLA
2 11 (2.03%) QA
3 6 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.92%) PMO
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) GAAP
System Software
1 171 (31.55%) Active Directory
2 67 (12.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (9.96%) Hyper-V
4 43 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (7.01%) vSphere
6 30 (5.54%) XenDesktop
6 30 (5.54%) XenServer
7 5 (0.92%) Docker
7 5 (0.92%) UAG
8 4 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.55%) NFS
9 3 (0.55%) vCloud
9 3 (0.55%) XenApp
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.18%) zsh
Systems Management
1 19 (3.51%) SCCM
2 12 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.48%) WSUS
6 7 (1.29%) SCOM
7 5 (0.92%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.74%) vRealize
9 3 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.55%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
10 2 (0.37%) Terraform
10 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 134 (24.72%) VMware
2 63 (11.62%) Citrix
3 53 (9.78%) HP
4 49 (9.04%) Cisco
5 36 (6.64%) Oracle
6 17 (3.14%) McAfee
7 16 (2.95%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.58%) Veeam
9 13 (2.40%) Software AG
9 13 (2.40%) Symantec
9 13 (2.40%) webMethods
10 11 (2.03%) Avaya
10 11 (2.03%) Lumension
11 10 (1.85%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.66%) NetApp
12 9 (1.66%) SAP
13 8 (1.48%) Telerik
14 7 (1.29%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.29%) IBM
15 5 (0.92%) Sybase