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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Hampshire / Winchester
Rank 12 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 18 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Winchester 14.29% 19.59% 22.33%
As % of the Vendors category 23.68% 33.04% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 21
Median daily rate £413 £345 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.56% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.33% +1.01%  

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 Winchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Winchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 76 115 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Winchester 60.32% 59.28% 60.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 95 39
Median daily rate £438 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 12
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Winchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Winchester 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 Winchester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in Winchester

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Winchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Winchester over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in Winchester

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in Winchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Winchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Winchester region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
3 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
4 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (29.73%) vSphere
6 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (21.62%) NAS
8 8 (21.62%) Converged Infrastructure
8 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
8 8 (21.62%) EMC VNX
8 8 (21.62%) EMC VMAX
8 8 (21.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (21.62%) MS Office
8 8 (21.62%) EMC
8 8 (21.62%) SAN
8 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
9 7 (18.92%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (18.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (18.92%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) Unix
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (16.22%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Winchester 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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (43.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (21.62%) MS Office
3 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Boomi
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) NAS
1 8 (21.62%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 2 (5.41%) ZigBee
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.11%) MS Access
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (5.41%) MySQL
5 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) JIRA
3 1 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (13.51%) DBA
3 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Access Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
4 3 (8.11%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Developer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) SQL DBA
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Project Planner
5 2 (5.41%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) .NET
1 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
1 4 (10.81%) CSS
1 4 (10.81%) HTML
1 4 (10.81%) jQuery
2 3 (8.11%) Ajax
2 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (8.11%) LINQ
2 3 (8.11%) LINQ to SQL
2 3 (8.11%) WCF
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.70%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.70%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
1 8 (21.62%) EMC VMAX
1 8 (21.62%) EMC VNX
1 8 (21.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Smart Meter
3 3 (8.11%) N-Tier
4 2 (5.41%) HACMP
5 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (18.92%) Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (16.22%) Unix
7 2 (5.41%) AIX
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Converged Infrastructure
2 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) Change Management
3 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (10.81%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (10.81%) MVC
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (8.11%) Analytics
5 3 (8.11%) Information Security
5 3 (8.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.11%) OOP
5 3 (8.11%) OWASP
5 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Secure Coding
5 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VB.NET
3 3 (8.11%) VBA
4 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.11%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) CCDA
6 1 (2.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.70%) HND
6 1 (2.70%) MCSD
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (29.73%) vSphere
3 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
4 5 (13.51%) XenServer
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) EMC NetWorker
1 7 (18.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.41%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
1 15 (40.54%) VMware
2 8 (21.62%) EMC
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) Arqiva
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco
6 1 (2.70%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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