The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 4 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorking 23.53% - 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% - 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£335 - £305
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £421
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 Dorking region.

Vendors Category
Dorking
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
12 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorking 70.59% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £275 £375 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +134.37%
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Dorking

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Dorking region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 6 (66.67%) ITIL
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) SLA
3 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) Acrobat
5 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
5 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
5 2 (22.22%) Graphic Design
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Veeam

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorking by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 3 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (22.22%) Acrobat
4 2 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 2 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Graphic Designer
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Graphic Design
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Adobe
3 2 (22.22%) Veeam
3 2 (22.22%) Kaseya