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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 27 28 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 13.37% 12.90% 19.56%
As % of the Vendors category 30.00% 29.79% 48.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 53
Median daily rate £338 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £268 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £762 £448 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £23.25 £13.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.50 £12.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £15.00 £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00%  

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 Southampton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 90 94 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 44.55% 43.32% 40.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 113
Median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £296 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 15
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.35 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.07
% change year-on-year -14.63% +13.44%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 21 (30.88%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) SQL
3 15 (22.06%) C#
3 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
6 11 (16.18%) .NET
7 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
8 8 (11.76%) Office 365
9 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
9 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (10.29%) Scrum
9 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
9 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
10 6 (8.82%) VMware
10 6 (8.82%) Back Office
10 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (8.82%) Retail
10 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (8.82%) SDLC
11 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
11 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
11 5 (7.35%) Skype for Business
11 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
11 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
11 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
11 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting

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 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.35%) Skype for Business
3 4 (5.88%) Commerce Server
3 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) ArcGIS
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.47%) IIS
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (1.47%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.76%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Firewall
1 3 (4.41%) Skype
1 3 (4.41%) VPN
2 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.94%) DNS
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
2 2 (2.94%) LDAP
2 2 (2.94%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.47%) BGP
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) LAN
3 1 (1.47%) MPLS
3 1 (1.47%) Multicast
3 1 (1.47%) NAS
3 1 (1.47%) OSPF
3 1 (1.47%) SAN
3 1 (1.47%) VoIP
3 1 (1.47%) WAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.94%) Big Data
4 2 (2.94%) GIS
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.47%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.47%) QGIS
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Selenium
1 5 (7.35%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (8.82%) Back Office
1 6 (8.82%) Retail
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 4 (5.88%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Analyst
2 9 (13.24%) Developer
3 8 (11.76%) Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Applications Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Resource Manager
6 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) DBA
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Field Hardware Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Hardware Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Printer Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) .NET
2 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (5.88%) REST
4 3 (4.41%) SOAP
5 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.94%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (2.94%) COM
5 2 (2.94%) jQuery
5 2 (2.94%) XML
6 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (1.47%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) HTML
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.47%) PostGIS
6 1 (1.47%) React
6 1 (1.47%) SAML
6 1 (1.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.47%) EPoS
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.47%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.94%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (10.29%) Scrum
2 7 (10.29%) TOGAF
3 6 (8.82%) SDLC
4 5 (7.35%) MVC
4 5 (7.35%) Software Testing
4 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
4 5 (7.35%) Test Planning
4 5 (7.35%) Test Scripting
5 4 (5.88%) BDD
5 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.88%) ITIL
5 4 (5.88%) TDD
6 3 (4.41%) ERP
6 3 (4.41%) Exploratory Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Regression Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Web Development
7 2 (2.94%) Server Building
7 2 (2.94%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.00%) SQL
2 15 (22.06%) C#
3 4 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) COBOL
5 1 (1.47%) VB
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) ISEB
2 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) MCSE
4 2 (2.94%) CCDP
4 2 (2.94%) CCNP
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.94%) MBA
4 2 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.47%) CCNA
5 1 (1.47%) CCSA
5 1 (1.47%) HNC
5 1 (1.47%) HND
5 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (13.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) vSphere
4 2 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (8.82%) VMware
2 5 (7.35%) HP
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco
3 4 (5.88%) Citrix
3 4 (5.88%) ESRI
3 4 (5.88%) Remedy
4 2 (2.94%) BMC
4 2 (2.94%) Dell
4 2 (2.94%) Lotus
4 2 (2.94%) Nortel
4 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 1 (1.47%) Apple
5 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.47%) Mapinfo
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) Polycom
5 1 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
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