The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Dorking region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Dorking region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 - 1
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 0 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorking 40.00% - 31.03%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% - 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate
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£110 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
- +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Vendors Category
Dorking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorking 60.00% - 44.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate £110 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorking

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Dorking

Microsoft
Daily Rate Trend in Dorking

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

Microsoft Daily Rate Trend in Dorking

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorking

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

Microsoft Hourly Rate Trend in Dorking

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorking

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorking 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 12 (92.31%) MS Office
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Citrix
3 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 8 (61.54%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (38.46%) Fat Client
4 5 (38.46%) XenApp
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 5 (38.46%) Thin Client
4 5 (38.46%) Terminal Services
5 4 (30.77%) Acrobat
5 4 (30.77%) Adobe
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
5 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Graphic Design
5 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
5 4 (30.77%) Symantec
5 4 (30.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (30.77%) Veeam
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorking by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Dorking 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (92.31%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) Acrobat
2 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (30.77%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
3 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SAN
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Graphic Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Trainee
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Communications Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Communications Officer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Thin Client
1 5 (38.46%) Fat Client
2 4 (30.77%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) XenApp
3 5 (38.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
3 4 (30.77%) Veeam