The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South Coast 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 30 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.

Microsoft
England / South Coast
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South Coast 25.00% - -
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -  

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 the South Coast.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Coast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3 9 12
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South Coast 75.00% 69.23% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £700 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in the South Coast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South Coast 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 the South Coast

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in the South Coast

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South Coast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in the South Coast

For the 6 months to 30 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 South Coast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) PLM
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) QMS

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South Coast 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Project
General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) PLM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) QMS
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle