Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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.

Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF)
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 357 386
Rank change year-on-year +2 +29 -18
Contract jobs citing MSF 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.018% 0.048% 0.021%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.058% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median daily rate £375 - -
England median daily rate £375 £550 -
% change year-on-year -31.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
South East median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% -
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -

MSF is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13737 13730 15709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.82% 82.62% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8241 8306 9370
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 548 602
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £26.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.02% +0.75% +51.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.68 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

MSF
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MSF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Berkshire +10 3 £375 -
Thames Valley -4 3 £375 -
MSF
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) EJB
1 3 (100.00%) JSP
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
1 3 (100.00%) Struts
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (100.00%) Intranet
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Zachman Framework

MSF
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Architect
2 2 (66.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) EJB
1 3 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (100.00%) J2EE
1 3 (100.00%) JPA
1 3 (100.00%) JSF
1 3 (100.00%) JSP
1 3 (100.00%) MSMQ
1 3 (100.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (100.00%) REST
1 3 (100.00%) Servlets
1 3 (100.00%) Spring
1 3 (100.00%) Struts
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) HPUX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (100.00%) Deployment Diagram
1 3 (100.00%) ETL
1 3 (100.00%) High Availability
1 3 (100.00%) Logical Data Model
1 3 (100.00%) OO
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
1 3 (100.00%) TDD
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Workflow
1 3 (100.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle