Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 July 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)
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 833 893 884
Rank change year-on-year +60 -9 -29
Contract jobs citing MSF 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.004%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.011% 0.013% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £330 £310 £283
90th Percentile £460 £594 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% -9.33% -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

MSF is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80202 91869 90801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.23% 83.46% 80.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52576 60575 57435
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2217 2557
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.72 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% +4.65%

MSF
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing MSF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for MSF in the UK

MSF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MSF in the UK

MSF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MSF over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MSF in the UK

MSF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MSF in the UK

MSF
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MSF within the UK over the 6 months to 20 July 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
UK excluding London +62 9 £400 +17.65%
England +55 9 £400 -11.11%
South East +41 9 £400 +17.65%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 with a requirement for MSF.

1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) PMP
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Six Sigma
1 5 (55.56%) Service Management
1 5 (55.56%) COBIT
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (44.44%) IaaS
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (44.44%) PaaS
2 4 (44.44%) WCF
2 4 (44.44%) IT Governance
2 4 (44.44%) Operations Management
2 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (44.44%) ITSM
2 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
2 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 4 (44.44%) ERP
3 3 (33.33%) MOF
3 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (33.33%) Contact Management
3 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing

MSF
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) IaaS
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (44.44%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) .NET Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Integration Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Management Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Service Management Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Developer
2 1 (11.11%) CRM Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Expert
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Service Manager
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (11.11%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
1 4 (44.44%) WCF
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
2 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Project Management
1 5 (55.56%) Service Management
1 5 (55.56%) Six Sigma
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) ERP
2 4 (44.44%) IT Governance
2 4 (44.44%) ITSM
2 4 (44.44%) Operations Management
3 3 (33.33%) Contact Management
3 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) MOF
3 3 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Line Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V2
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) PMP
2 4 (44.44%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) COBIT
1 5 (55.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft