The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hove 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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hove 13.79% 3.45% -
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 33.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £411 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.79% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% -  

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 Hove.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hove
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hove 13.79% 10.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £423 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.62% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.81% +11.76%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Hove

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hove 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 Hove

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hove

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in Hove.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Hove

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hove

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft in Hove.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Hove

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hove

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Hove region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) SAS
3 5 (62.50%) MVS
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (62.50%) MATLAB
3 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) VB
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Hadoop
3 5 (62.50%) R
3 5 (62.50%) Big Data
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
5 3 (37.50%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) System Testing
6 2 (25.00%) StreamWeaver
6 2 (25.00%) Workflow
6 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
6 2 (25.00%) Windows

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Hove 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 5 (62.50%) SAS
2 2 (25.00%) StreamWeaver
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Big Data
1 5 (62.50%) Hadoop
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) SAS Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 1 (12.50%) C++/C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (62.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) MVS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) System Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) C++
3 5 (62.50%) C
3 5 (62.50%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) MATLAB
3 5 (62.50%) R
3 5 (62.50%) T-SQL
3 5 (62.50%) VB
4 2 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM