Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 3 5 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 -10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 41 108 72
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Southampton 20.10% 19.46% 13.36%
As % of the Vendors category 44.57% 43.72% 36.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 73 46
Median daily rate £425 £425 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.29%
10th Percentile £201 £319 £169
90th Percentile £660 £649 £513
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +10.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 9
Median hourly rate £13.27 £15.86 £13.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.36% +13.69% -62.80%
10th Percentile £12.63 £11.94 £11.78
90th Percentile £20.28 £16.68 £16.68
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.81 £13.95
% change year-on-year -17.77% +13.33% -39.71%

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 92 247 200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 45.10% 44.50% 37.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 162 136
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £194 £313 £300
90th Percentile £630 £638 £594
Hampshire median daily rate £474 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.34% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 14
Median hourly rate £17.42 £22.00 £14.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.81% +47.60% -49.04%
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £36.09 £49.90 £18.75
Median hourly rate £32.50 £25.12 £17.50
% change year-on-year +29.38% +43.54% -24.37%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Southampton

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Southampton.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Southampton region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (39.02%) Azure
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 9 (21.95%) AWS
4 8 (19.51%) ERP
4 8 (19.51%) Finance
5 6 (14.63%) SAP
5 6 (14.63%) PaaS
5 6 (14.63%) IaaS
5 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
5 6 (14.63%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (12.20%) DevOps
6 5 (12.20%) Office 365
6 5 (12.20%) C#
6 5 (12.20%) SQL
6 5 (12.20%) SAP ERP
6 5 (12.20%) Content Management
6 5 (12.20%) CMS
7 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.76%) SCCM
7 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
7 4 (9.76%) NHS
7 4 (9.76%) ArcGIS
7 4 (9.76%) .NET
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) User Experience

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 5 (12.20%) CMS
2 4 (9.76%) ArcGIS
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.76%) Chatbot
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (12.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (39.02%) Azure
2 9 (21.95%) AWS
3 6 (14.63%) IaaS
3 6 (14.63%) PaaS
4 5 (12.20%) Office 365
5 3 (7.32%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (2.44%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (2.44%) Azure Functions
6 1 (2.44%) iPaaS
6 1 (2.44%) Logic Apps
6 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.44%) Data Lake
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Postman
1 2 (4.88%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Local Government
3 2 (4.88%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Assistant Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Web Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Azure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Azure Software Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.88%) Data Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) PMO Lead
6 2 (4.88%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
1 4 (9.76%) .NET Core
1 4 (9.76%) Blazor
2 1 (2.44%) CSS
2 1 (2.44%) EDI
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) React
2 1 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Public Cloud
2 4 (9.76%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (9.76%) NHS
2 4 (9.76%) User Experience
3 3 (7.32%) PMI
4 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Robotics
5 1 (2.44%) Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 4 (9.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.32%) Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) ERP
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Leadership
4 5 (12.20%) Content Management
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps
5 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.76%) Conversational UI
5 4 (9.76%) CRM
5 4 (9.76%) Fintech
5 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (9.76%) Project Delivery
5 4 (9.76%) SDLC
5 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 2 (4.88%) Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) C#
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) PMI Certification
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.44%) HL7
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.44%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) SAP
2 3 (7.32%) Databricks
2 3 (7.32%) Oracle
3 2 (4.88%) Apple
3 2 (4.88%) Google
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Intel
4 1 (2.44%) InterSystems