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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 - 4
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorking 41.67% - 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 62.50% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£123 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
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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
8 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorking 66.67% 60.00% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £149 £569 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.84% +62.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

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 19 September 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 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) Citrix
3 10 (83.33%) VMware
4 9 (75.00%) MS Office
5 8 (66.67%) Cisco
5 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (58.33%) XenApp
6 7 (58.33%) Windows 8
6 7 (58.33%) SAN
6 7 (58.33%) Firewall
7 6 (50.00%) Backup Exec
7 6 (50.00%) Symantec
7 6 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (50.00%) DNS
7 6 (50.00%) Veeam
8 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
8 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
8 5 (41.67%) Terminal Services
8 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
9 4 (33.33%) SLA
9 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (16.67%) Kaseya

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Dorking by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) SAN
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Trainee
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 8
3 5 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) XenApp
4 5 (41.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 6 (50.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Citrix
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Symantec
3 6 (50.00%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) Kaseya