Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Street 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
Somerset > Street
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Street 8.00% 9.09% 7.32%
As % of the Vendors category 20.00% 25.00% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Street median daily rate £180 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.40% -16.67% +36.36%
Somerset median daily rate £315 £338 £372
% change year-on-year -6.67% -9.21% +14.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Street median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £35.75 £21.50 £17.30
% change year-on-year +66.28% +24.28% -13.50%

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 Street.

All Vendors
Street
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 10 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Street 40.00% 36.36% 43.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Street median daily rate £400 £319 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -15.00% +23.97%
10th Percentile £238 £238 £328
90th Percentile £535 £538 £508
Somerset median daily rate £350 £353 £375
% change year-on-year -0.71% -6.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Street median hourly rate £13.00 - -
Somerset median hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +11.63% -43.79% +90.96%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Street

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Street

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Street

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Street

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Street

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Street

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Street

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Street

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 Street region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (50.00%) OpenUP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Street 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Support
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) OpenUP
1 1 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Design
1 1 (50.00%) SFIA
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP