The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chessington region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 1
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chessington 30.00% 12.50% 66.67%
As % of the Vendors category 75.00% 25.00% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£150 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.55 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.87%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chessington region.

Vendors Category
Chessington
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chessington 40.00% 50.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate £150 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Chessington

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft across the Chessington region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Chessington

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Chessington

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft across the Chessington region.

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Chessington

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Chessington

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Chessington

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Top 7 Related IT Skills in Chessington

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chessington region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Altiris
2 3 (37.50%) SLA
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Chessington by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chessington region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Support Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) 1st Line Support
2 6 (75.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Help Desk Support
3 5 (62.50%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 5 (62.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
5 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (25.00%) Senior Support Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Altiris