The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MSF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MSF over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
England / South East
Rank 234 260 260
Rank change year-on-year +26 0  
Contract jobs citing MSF 7 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.089% 0.087% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.11% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £340 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £480 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £315
% change year-on-year +3.57% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

MSF is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6400 7467 7755
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.51% 81.17% 79.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3691 4586 4265
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 268 275
Median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.20% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

MSF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MSF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for MSF in the South East

MSF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSF in the South East

MSF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSF in the South East

MSF
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +24 7 £363 +3.57%
MSF
England

MSF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MSF 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 East region with a requirement for MSF.

1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) PMP
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Six Sigma
1 5 (55.56%) Service Management
1 5 (55.56%) COBIT
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
1 5 (55.56%) IaaS
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (44.44%) WCF
2 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (44.44%) IT Governance
2 4 (44.44%) Operations Management
2 4 (44.44%) ITSM
2 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) ERP
3 3 (33.33%) MOF
3 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management

MSF
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) IaaS
1 5 (55.56%) PaaS
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Azure Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Management Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Developer
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Developer
1 4 (44.44%) WCF Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Expert
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) WCF
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Service Management
1 5 (55.56%) Six Sigma
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) ERP
2 4 (44.44%) IT Governance
2 4 (44.44%) ITSM
2 4 (44.44%) Operations Management
3 3 (33.33%) MOF
3 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V2
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) PMP
2 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) COBIT
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft