Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 24 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 7 2
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 86 65 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 18.11% 12.62% 20.26%
As % of the Vendors category 40.19% 24.07% 41.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 110
Southampton median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +81.25%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £224
90th Percentile £519 £503 £400
Hampshire median daily rate £350 £345 £363
% change year-on-year +1.60% -4.97% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Southampton median hourly rate £37.50 £12.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.00% -30.56% +44.00%
10th Percentile £22.45 £11.80 £12.65
90th Percentile £45.60 £15.00 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.43 £19.44 £15.64
% change year-on-year -10.33% +24.28% +13.73%

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 Southampton.

All Vendors
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 214 270 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 45.05% 52.43% 48.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 187 247
Southampton median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £213 £138 £258
90th Percentile £600 £521 £492
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 28
Southampton median hourly rate £25.50 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.00% -37.50% +45.72%
10th Percentile £18.00 £10.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £16.29 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £18.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.58% +5.26% +26.67%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 37 (43.02%) SQL Server
2 31 (36.05%) Windows
3 30 (34.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (31.40%) PowerShell
5 24 (27.91%) C#
6 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio Team System
7 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (22.09%) Python
9 18 (20.93%) .NET
10 14 (16.28%) SQL
10 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
11 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
12 12 (13.95%) XML
12 12 (13.95%) OOD
12 12 (13.95%) WCF
13 11 (12.79%) Network Security
13 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
13 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
14 10 (11.63%) C++
14 10 (11.63%) VMware
14 10 (11.63%) OWASP
14 10 (11.63%) PaaS
14 10 (11.63%) WiX
14 10 (11.63%) Elasticsearch
14 10 (11.63%) Multithreading
14 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
15 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
15 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
16 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
16 8 (9.30%) Migration

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 10 (11.63%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (9.30%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.98%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.81%) Commerce Server
4 5 (5.81%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.63%) PaaS
3 6 (6.98%) Office 365
4 3 (3.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.49%) IaaS
4 3 (3.49%) SaaS
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.79%) Network Security
3 8 (9.30%) CTI
4 3 (3.49%) DNS
4 3 (3.49%) Firewall
4 3 (3.49%) LAN
4 3 (3.49%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.49%) Skype
5 2 (2.33%) DHCP
5 2 (2.33%) WAN
6 1 (1.16%) BGP
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.16%) Internet
6 1 (1.16%) MPLS
6 1 (1.16%) Multicast
6 1 (1.16%) OSPF
6 1 (1.16%) VoIP
6 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (43.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.16%) Big Data
4 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.16%) Kalido
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.16%) Power BI
4 1 (1.16%) QlikView
4 1 (1.16%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio Team System
2 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
3 10 (11.63%) WiX
4 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.65%) Selenium
5 4 (4.65%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.16%) FishEye
6 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.16%) JIRA
6 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (6.98%) Retail
2 5 (5.81%) Back Office
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (23.26%) Azure Engineer
3 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Developer
5 8 (9.30%) Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) C# Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Junior
7 4 (4.65%) Junior Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Resource Manager
7 4 (4.65%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) .NET Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Consultant
8 3 (3.49%) Designer
8 3 (3.49%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Solutions Designer
9 2 (2.33%) Data Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Project Manager
9 2 (2.33%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.93%) .NET
2 12 (13.95%) WCF
2 12 (13.95%) XML
3 4 (4.65%) SOAP
3 4 (4.65%) WPF
4 3 (3.49%) HTML
4 3 (3.49%) HTML5
5 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.33%) JDBC
5 2 (2.33%) JSON
5 2 (2.33%) Redux
5 2 (2.33%) REST
5 2 (2.33%) WinForms
6 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.16%) CSS
6 1 (1.16%) EDI
6 1 (1.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.16%) CMDB
3 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.16%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.16%) EPoS
3 1 (1.16%) Fintech
3 1 (1.16%) Handset
3 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.16%) iPad
3 1 (1.16%) iPhone
3 1 (1.16%) Replication
3 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.05%) Windows
2 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.33%) Linux
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.95%) OOD
3 11 (12.79%) Test Automation
4 10 (11.63%) Multithreading
4 10 (11.63%) OWASP
5 9 (10.47%) Software Engineering
6 8 (9.30%) Migration
7 7 (8.14%) ITIL
8 6 (6.98%) SDLC
9 5 (5.81%) TOGAF
10 4 (4.65%) BDD
10 4 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.65%) ETL
10 4 (4.65%) OO
10 4 (4.65%) Performance Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Regression Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Software Testing
10 4 (4.65%) TDD
10 4 (4.65%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) PowerShell
2 24 (27.91%) C#
3 19 (22.09%) Python
4 14 (16.28%) SQL
5 10 (11.63%) C++
6 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 2 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.16%) C
9 1 (1.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.65%) ISEB
6 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.16%) CCDP
7 1 (1.16%) CCNP
7 1 (1.16%) CCSA
7 1 (1.16%) CCSE
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.16%) HNC
7 1 (1.16%) HND
7 1 (1.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.16%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.49%) XenServer
5 2 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.16%) zsh
Systems Management
1 3 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.16%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (11.63%) VMware
2 7 (8.14%) Cisco
3 5 (5.81%) Citrix
4 4 (4.65%) SAP
5 3 (3.49%) NetApp
5 3 (3.49%) Symantec
6 2 (2.33%) Acronis
6 2 (2.33%) BMC
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle
6 2 (2.33%) Remedy
6 2 (2.33%) Telerik
6 2 (2.33%) Veeam
7 1 (1.16%) Acme Packet
7 1 (1.16%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.16%) Avaya
7 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.16%) Dell
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) Sonus
7 1 (1.16%) Thunderhead